My local thrift store has a Commodore Pet 4016 for $500

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09 Oct 2020, 01:48

Of course, the "mission" of most thrift stores is to generate money for their particular cause, not to provide collector's items for their customers at a fraction of their real value. These days, someone in the back room can easily look online to see what a realistic selling price would be on the open market and price the item accordingly.

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09 Oct 2020, 16:20

It definitely sucks, but you can't really argue against this sort of market unless you want 'force' to control the free market and thus produce a planned economy. I think we all know how well that might go once a precedent for that is established.

And continuing from what fohat said, you can't logically blame a business for taking advantage of market conditions to generate funds for their cause.


09 Oct 2020, 23:28

Does make you miss the good old days, when Model M's would sell for under $20 at my local Goodwill.

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