Prices, and the Value of Vintage Stuff

The original price of an item currently made is actually an illusion. Value can be deceptive. The manufacturer has established and created a market for something and they are entitled to get that price based on their design, their marketing, and their work. It’s real value may be entirely different. Collector’s items are collectible based upon similar illusions, “somebody wrote about it in an article” or “this guy I know has one of every type made” or “the price guide says…”. You can remember that price illusions are fleeting when negotiating to obtain something. “Just because some price guide says $$$, I buy them all the time for $$ or even $…”

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