How silly can collectors be?

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Jun 4 11:32:42 CDT 2006


On Saturday 03 June 2006 15:06, Joost van de Griek wrote:
> On 6/1/06 11:35 PM, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > Ok, so I thought that the prices on the S/370 consoles were silly, but
> > at least you were getting something which was obscure and hard to
> > reproduce.
> >
> > How much is a small piece of aluminum with some lettering on it worth?
> > Aparently, between $125 and $411...
>
> Once something is collectible, value is very hard to establish. While such
> a price for a "small piece of aluminium with some lettering on it" may seem
> outrageous to you, if it is the final missing piece in someone's
> collection, that price may be peanuts compared to the increase of the
> complete collection's value.

I'd agree with you, but I'm pretty sure that in at least fordkdkk, that's 
probably not the case, from what I've learned from other collectors.

Pat
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