Improper use of the word "rare", 15 yard penalty!
Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:18 AM
This item is *not* rare. A search of completed eBay listings with the words "tasco binocular camera" yields 5 other units sold since May. I have seen at least 15-20 of these units in the last 6 months of watching auctions. A completed listings search would turn up much more, but the completed search only looks at the title, not the description.
Prices for this unit range from $19.99 to about $50.00
This is further proof that it pays to research your item before listing it for sale.
Regards and clear skies,
Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:28 AM
I would think the same scale could be applied to any collectable:
R-2 Not So Common
R-4 Very Scarce (population est. at 76-200)
R-5 Rare (31-75)
R-6 Very Rare (13-30)
R-7 Extremely rare (4-12)
R-8 Unique or Nearly So (1, 2 or 3)
If a piece is R-8 you may have only one or 2 chances in your lifetime to buy it, but an R-4 piece (legitamatly "rare") will most likely be for sale (somewhere, and with a hefty price tag) several times a year. (think about it, if the average collector keeps something like this 20 years, on average 3 or 4 of them will come to market every year)
Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:32 PM
But he says "rear", not "rare". Must be a difference.
Mike Rapchak Jr.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:26 PM
I collected coins when I was a boy, but never on that technical level. Interesting how precise a field can get on terms.