For they shall inherit the earth. SunfishYep, Perfect example of "More Money Than Brains!" Doesn't make any difference how rare a K98k is that price is assinine!!!
I collekt 660/bnz K98ks - got about 25 - and would very much would like to have an swj XE, however after these 2 Idiots got done I don't have a snow balls chance in hell!!!
Hardly. It's Econ 101 in action. If the market will bear the price, someone will pay it. But just because you (the collective "you") wouldn't pay that much doesn't make the buyer an ass. It's no different than folks who'll drop $40k on a '21 Thompson. They aren't making any more of them and if you want to play, you'll have to pay. Me? I can't figure out why some women will pay tens of thousnads of dollars for tiny glittery rocks not much bigger than a pencil eraser. On the other hand, if I had a spare $40k laying around, I wouldn't hesitate to drop it on a nice transferrable MG42. But I don't begrudge the guys who can afford to collect the exotic or rare stuff. MOre power to them.Yep, Perfect example of "More Money Than Brains!" Doesn't make any difference how rare a K98k is that price is assinine!!! Sarge
What??? I know this thread getting hijacked, but what's your point in trying to parse words? If it's any help to you, Funk and Wagnall's Standard Dictionary defines "worth" as: "1. value or excellence of any kind; 2. the exchangable or market value of anything", and further defines "value" as: "1. the desirability or worth of a thing"Dead wrong.
The problem is your use of language.
Dead wrong. If you are not fluent in English (not the slightest reproach, this is a worldwide board), please try your native language, and somebody will certainly volunteer to help you translate.Something, anything, everything is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it.
I'm guessing you missed the bit about Funk and Wagnall's Standard Dictionary and its definition, eh? For the record, I didn't write the dictionary (and I doubt you did either.) Perhaps you should focus more on your own reading comprehension skills rather than demonstrate your lack of knowledge on the subject of semantics.Dead wrong. If you are not fluent in English (not the slightest reproach, this is a worldwide board), please try your native language, and somenody will certainly volunteer to help translate. And if you just don't know what words mean, consider instead keeping your mouth shut, and thereby avoiding to demonstrate your ignorance of the issue at hand.
Muse on that.As long as people can distinguish the concepts of price, market price and value (three *very* different terms), I have no problem.
Alas, many collectors can't or rather won't. Too much stubbornness and emotional investment on the stake.
I am glad you decided to heed my advice to muse, ruminate, and meditate. A circumspect decision.This is the last I'll say in this thread
Nah.However, I believe your animosity would be better put to use against the editors of the above-cited dictionary, instead of someone who dares to disagree with you.