Another thing--I'm sick of seeing the words "rare" and "vintage" in eBay auctions.
Scott Baret wrote:Dog Cow hit the nail on the head.
I mean how did these teenagers get involved with vintage Macs in the first place if not some online forum? I suppose they could just go out blindly on their own, with no contact with anyone else in the community, but seriously who does that if they want to learn more about something?
Mac128 wrote:...it's not like the 128K is particularly rare... there is NOTHING rare about them.
Scott Baret wrote:I'm sick of seeing the words "rare" and "vintage" in eBay auctions. Aside from a few models like the elusive Macintosh ED, there are very few "rare" Macs. Pluses, SEs, Classics, 512Ks, and 128Ks (!) are all quite common.
Dog Cow wrote:Not everyone is on hard times.
...Aside from Paralel's admission, I'm not necessarily seeing these parentally-wealthy teenagers here...
Could be that so many younger people have time on their hands (no jobs) and have started collecting old computers as a cheap hobby maybe?
...(what's the most you've paid for a vintage compact anyway Paralel ... if you don't mind me prying – I've certainly paid some embarrassing amounts considering what these are)...
Dog Cow wrote:Well, those are things certainly of value, much more so than old computer junk.
Dog Cow wrote:gold is money
yuhong wrote:Well, it may not be the seller's fault, look at the bidding logs.
Bunsen wrote:By creating and maintaining the content on this site - we have directly contributed to the environment where these Macs are seen as desirable collectables.
Scott Baret wrote:There's also that small group of people who will spend whatever it takes to get a certain item.
...No it isn't, and it hasn't been for many decades...
Yes, yes. But why now? Why at a time when the world's economy is depressed and people of all walks are spending more conservatively? Why not two years ago when the economy was thriving at the top of the bubble?
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