[rescue] Some thoughts on our hobby..

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Sat Nov 9 12:44:07 CST 2013

On 11/08/2013 09:10 PM, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> What happens is as people age, them reminisce over the old days or
> whatever, and they have some income to purchase those machines that
> bring the memories. But it's kind of a moving wave. The Atari 2600 stuff
> was hot for a while, but not it's not. That group got their fill. Same
> with NES. The wave has moved down the line, and now it's the SNES and
> the N64, which came later. In the future it will probably be the
> playstation 2 and whatever XBoxes still run (hard drives are going to
> die on those and if you don't have the key to unlock the drive which is
> stored on the drive, you can't replace them.)

This is an important point.  From what I understand, the classic car 
market had "bubbles" on specific eras as waves of middle aged purchasers 
started buying whatever they couldn't have in their 20s.

e.g. 60s muscle cars seem to have peaked a few years ago

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