Oops -- hit 'enter' too soon -- rest of message here -- RE: Need contact information for dkdkk
shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com
Sat Jul 16 14:08:28 CDT 2005
> We just can't have one person being irresponsible and manipulating
> the whole market for everyone else.
Interesting economic theory. Look up "monopsomy". This is where
there is only a single buyer for a good. Usually this arises
in e.g. command economies (think Russia and ten-year-plans). Your
twist on this is that dkdkk is such a deep-pocket buyer that he
is causing prices to rise for everyone else. This isn't monopsomy
as it's usually used, but maybe it's a monopsomy in a auction
Admittedly even though thousands of the machines you're talking
about were produced, there usually is a small number for sale
each year because there aren't many left and those that are left
don't move all that often.
So to paraphrase you and put it into my terms: capitalistic
economies can lead to monopolies. You're saying that they also
lead to a monopsomy in this case. I gotta think about that some more.
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