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    I can never fathom the fine art or collectables market when objects get to these levels of value. I suppose the value must be whatever someone is willing to pay but I can never divorce myself from thinking that at some point the price goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. It must be a matter of bragging rights. The psychology eludes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbob View Post
    I can never fathom the fine art or collectables market when objects get to these levels of value. I suppose the value must be whatever someone is willing to pay but I can never divorce myself from thinking that at some point the price goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. It must be a matter of bragging rights. The psychology eludes me.
    I think it's all relative to ones disposable income. A friend of mine sells art to the "higher end" of the market and said folks will come in with $80,000 spare cash and try to decide "shall I buy art or shall I buy a new BMW". Literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    I think it's all relative to ones disposable income. A friend of mine sells art to the "higher end" of the market and said folks will come in with $80,000 spare cash and try to decide "shall I buy art or shall I buy a new BMW". Literally.
    Yep, and the reasonable choice should be art. Because it's an investment. Where new BMW is a waste of money. Somebody invested $2000000 (or whatever) in that Leica hoping that in not so distant future it will cost $3000000. It's not unreasonable at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    "shall I buy art or shall I buy a new BMW". Literally.
    Hmm; maybe you should convince them to buy your art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vladimir View Post
    Yep, and the reasonable choice should be art. Because it's an investment. Where new BMW is a waste of money. Somebody invested $2000000 (or whatever) in that Leica hoping that in not so distant future it will cost $3000000. It's not unreasonable at all.
    Time and experience has shown me that my attitude is probably the less realistic as great art and rare items invariably accrue value. I guess it is just that I am too risk averse. Also I am too ignorant of what items are perceived by as valuable to jump into this sort of game.

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    Wow now I know what to look out for when I'm next at a car boot fair

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