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I still have a sealed 5.25" floppy that came bound in the back of a uni text circa 1985. WordPerfect.
I already had a copy of this program, and used it in a dual floppy PC.
So dating myself, and not claiming it is worth a fortune, but it is fun to talk about.
Like buying a program, not downloading an app.
Like owning the thing and not paying a yearly subscription.

How it pounded out all the words I needed to in Uni, without a need for a hard drive.

One would have been nice, but a warm winter coat to deal with the Ottawa winter won out.
I still have the coat.
A 20MB hard disk and isa controller card would have been long ago tossed.
 

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Keep in mind 2 important factors here: the VHS was sealed and was being sold by one of the actors.

Most people don't buy tapes and keep them on the shelf for almost 40 years... now I feel old.
... agree as I think the "sold by one of the actor=celebrity' is the main factor here.

But you never know what one perceives as "junk (including old)" is "treasure" to another person. Supply and demand and flavour of the month dictates these days.
 

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... agree as I think the "sold by one of the actor=celebrity' is the main factor here.

But you never know what one perceives as "junk (including old)" is "treasure" to another person. Supply and demand and flavour of the month dictates these days.
There is that. It's just a matter of matching the 2. I'm sure Beenie babies still have a market, it's just a really small one. I know there are some games that hit the news for being auctioned for hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars, but they tend to be rare (early editions), and sealed. Is Your 'Mario' Worth Millions? A Recent Timeline of Games That Sold for Not-So-Small Fortunes
 

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In the collectible world, condition, authenticity, rarity, and desirabilty are everything in ascertaining the value.

I have over ten thousand vintage sports cards, many of which would be worth hundreds or many thousands each if graded a PSA 10 mint.

But they aren't 10 grades, which is very, very , very rare for vintage cards from the 1970s due to the crappy recycled cardboard and poor printing process.

So I just enjoy the cards with little value in comparison, as much as the person who has a mint PSA 10 example of the same card.

I also have an eccentric collection of collectibles, including a 1946 (I think but would have to look at it) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs book.

It is black and white and contains the art of Walt Disney. It is worth about $200 today.

But, if it was a still wrapped mint condition copy, signed by Walt Disney presenting it as a gift to one of his kids for Christmas.....it would be worth 6 figures.

Collectibles are a world of the "what ifs".

I used to write about collectibles and often was asked by people what a specific card or item was worth. They often didn't appreciate the answer.

Typically.....I have a 1952 Mickey Mantle card......what do you think it is worth ?

I examine it and say......you might be able to get $500 for it, if someone really wants a copy and doesn't care about the condition.

They say........but one sold for $3 million at auction. Mine must be worth at least $300,000.

I say........yea, but it is the only known example of the highest graded card at PSA 8 NM and yours looks like the dog chewed it up, and ate some of it.

I bought a nice looking Wayne Gretzky rookie card from a guy for $20. One recently sold for a big pile of money.

The card I bought was nice but somebody had punched a hole where Gretzky's head was to put it on a key ring..........as was common at the time.

I sold the card for $30 and was happy with a $10 profit.

It is another card that is almost impossible to find in PSA 10 grade, due to the issues with OPC printing and cutting methods, plus the fact the card is baby blue and simply touching it leaves a microscopic smudge on it........and yes, they use powerful microscopes to grade the cards and measure them exactly to determine the "centering" and make sure the card hasn't had the corners or edges "trimmed". PSA 10 vintage cards are very rare and very valuable.

If you have one....congratulations and .call Heritage Auctions.. They will come and get it if they have to.....:)

Cards also often ended up in bicycle wheels making a cool flapping noise......flap, flap, flap, flap..
 

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From my perspective and regardless of the financial aspect of your idea which may be sound, owning your own home is a great feeling of security and one that we strived for early in life and glad that we did. Once you own your home markets can go up and down but you always have your home. Pride of ownership was important to us and investing came later. Fortunately our timing was great as we purchased our first small house for $18,500. in the Dunbar/Kerrisdale area of Vancouver.
 

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I still have a sealed 5.25" floppy that came bound in the back of a uni text circa 1985. WordPerfect.
I already had a copy of this program, and used it in a dual floppy PC.
So dating myself, and not claiming it is worth a fortune, but it is fun to talk about.
Like buying a program, not downloading an app.
Like owning the thing and not paying a yearly subscription.

How it pounded out all the words I needed to in Uni, without a need for a hard drive.

One would have been nice, but a warm winter coat to deal with the Ottawa winter won out.
I still have the coat.
A 20MB hard disk and isa controller card would have been long ago tossed.
I have my first edition Amiga 1000 w/ monitor that is still operational. :)
 
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