|Re: A question on old calculator prices|
Message #4 Posted by Cristian Arezzini on 17 July 2011, 11:43 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Marcus von Cube, Germany
Hm. I know it can happen with rare items, where someone wants one right now and can only find one, overpriced... But the 48GX, to keep with my example, is always readily available. One has to hunt for the "big deals", but decent prices can be found at any time. Still, looking at his feedback, that seller managed to sell several. That's what I really don't get.
Sometimes maybe people are fooled by thinking that if a price is much lower than another one, it must be because the item has some problems...
Fun fact: my wife's mother has an antique furniture shop in New York. Sometimes, when she has an item that doesn't sell for a long time, before throwing it away she tries to substantially increase the price (4- or 5-fold), and then usually the item sells immediately. A few months ago she had a chair from the seventies, listed for $400, unsold for two years; she changed the price to $2500 and it sold within the week. Probably people thought, "Wow, look how expensive it is, it must be really rare"... :)