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Re: Collecting rants

Let's just say that its caused by many factors, overpaying included. If guys continuously overpay then sllers will ask more that's certain. Agreed. It is part of the problem but not a small part. If I always pay significantly more for the item that will increase prices in the future for others as …

Re: Collecting rants

it has already been discussed in this thread many times... increased popularity of retro hardware due to youtubers and other internet publications keeping up the hype, not saying at all they're at "fault" here, I do thouroughly enjoy that content as well, but I can't deny this obviously has an …

Re: Collecting rants

Another variable is expenses. Somebody with no mortgage, spouse, kids, student loans, car loan, etc and who lives with his or her parents (increasingly common these days), will not need a 6 figure income to be able to afford lots of subjectively overpriced retro stuff . Indeed. But if I have more …

Re: Collecting rants

because I can't really see any evidence supporting this claim, and even if there might be a few cases here and there it still wouldn't make it "most of us". So you keep concentrating on the wordplay. Us - most of us, not the issue itself. But it only takes a few to spoil the bunch. What do you …

Re: Collecting rants

The good thing is that people with a lot of money will have expensive hobbies, like supercars, expensive watches, expensive art (paintings, etc). They don't compete with us for retro hardware, there might be very few exceptions. There is a difference between a billionare and a guy with a good job …

Re: Collecting rants

darry wrote on 2020-09-19, 17:23: I agree about trying to not be part of the problem the ends up affecting us all . I just realized that it's hopeless. People are too uptight when it comes to their responsibility and it won't ever change. That would require acknowledgement first and it's near- …

Re: Collecting rants

As I wrote before, if the cap fits... you literally adressed "us" :p No, MOST of us, that excludes some. Big difference. And what happened? People who claim they are not part of the problem started to write a wall of text denying the problem. It indicates a guilty conscience being present otherwise …

Re: Collecting rants

you realize the people you're trying to talk to are not in this forum? ^^ Yes, they are here but I already made my point. If the cap fits, wear it because we were not talking about 50 euro but $500. Even 50 is overkill for many items and it still negatively influences future prices. If I give $100 …

Re: Collecting rants

So why would somebody be wrong for appreciating this stuff enough to pay a lot of money for it? Because that caused the price increase. It may be good for the top 1% of the buyers with no money problems but bad for the rest. No point in denying that dumping serious cash into the hobby will cause it …

Re: Collecting rants

Impatience, greed and vanity, the three major price increasing factors. Lolz yep, you've got it all figured out. So what's the solution genius? Let me guess - everyone needs to be sensible and awesome like you and only pay the amounts that you deem reasonable? That'll totes work. Solution? People …

Re: Collecting rants

Someone already mentioned the reason for the price increase.. it's you! And by that I mean most of us. The price goes up if there are people who are willing to pay it. Offer A: $20 Offer B: $50 Offer C: $400 What should the seller think? Should he sell his next similar item for $30? No. He'll sell …

Re: Which browser do you use?

in Milliways
Miphee, explain the Firefox autocorrect problem... URL bar autocomplete. When I type 'g' in Chrome it immediately completes it to gmail.com. In Firefox it works for a while then it suddenly stops working and nobody ever gave me or anyone else a solution for this. I stopped using Firefox in 2019 …

Re: Which browser do you use?

in Milliways
I'd use Firefox if it's autocomplete wasn't broken. It's a problem they never fixed so they're out. It's Chrome for me, stable, fast and there are lots of custom extensions. I hate Google products because of the extreme censorship but this browser is simply good.

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