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the stupidest way to price a record album I ever saw!

WHAT IS THE STUPIDEST WAY to put a price on a record album that I ever saw? It hap­pened forty years ago in a thrift shop in San Fran­cisco and I still shudder thinking about it. And it didn’t in­volve those impossible-to-remove-without-lighter-fluid stickers that record store owners who don’t trust their cus­tomers affix to the front covers of LPs!

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yard sale find of old bowl worth half-a-million dollars!

YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD ABOUT the yard sale find that is all over the in­ternet by now. A person paid the $35 asking price for a porce­lain bowl at a yard sale in Con­necticut. The buyer was an “an­tique en­thu­siast” who thought the old bowl could be some­thing spe­cial, meaning the buyer prob­ably had con­sid­er­able ex­pe­ri­ence in buying and selling such things. [Continue reading]