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Old 11-27-2019, 08:58 PM
Tom Fuhrman Tom Fuhrman is offline
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The brain processes an experience to be more long lasting than the process of buying an object. That's why theme parks and cruise lines are flourishing. People remember a day at Disney with the family or blowing an ornament with the family long after they've forgotten about buying those $200 jogging shoes that are gone in a year.
The secondary market is staring to infringe on the contemporary market as well. Lots of things from the 70's and 80's from some very famous glass makers are hitting the auction block at prices way below what was paid for them originally. Those items are competing for a piece of the pie that was divided as much 40-50 years ago. Steuben is a good case in point of diminishing value, that was always a contrived value in my estimation anyway.
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