Reply 140 of 159, by gerry
badmojo wrote on 2021-09-20, 23:33:
I’m going through a purge phase currently and the higher prices people will pay means that the it’s actually worthwhile to sell 5.25 drives, etc. Selling stuff takes effort and I’m not going to bother for 10 bucks per item.
So higher prices isn’t all bad - it gets hardware back out into circulation that would otherwise just sit in storage or go into ewaste.
that's a good point, there is a level below the 'worth selling' point where things just go into trash and out of circulation, so higher prices keep things in circulation to some extent
i cant get angry at others for buying a thing i wanted at a price higher than i was prepared for it - even though they may not use it or 'appreciate' it as much as i would - how would i know that anyway!
but mainly i avoid the woes of the high prices because i tend to buy stuff that's cheap and will be patient and happy to wait for mid range stuff, forgetting high end stuff completely