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!
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]