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Richard Erlacher
08/15/12 18:05
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Denver, Co

#188086 - true enough!
Responding to: Oliver Sedlacek's previous message
Items of high quality tend to be costlier than those of lower quality, hence are not as widely purchased. When the cost is not higher than the lower quality if its genre, the item will become wildly popular, as compared with the lower quality, and not particularly rare.

I suppose your comment is correct, though.

I just know that I can't find a good quality Crescent wrench, which once was the rule rather than the exception, because quality tools are rare, even when brand new. Some years back, when, in frustration, I called a plumber when I was in the middle of an urgently needed repair, and I carelessly left a couple of 50-year-old Crescent wrenches on the shelf opposite the fixture I was replacing. When I checked the work, after the plumber had left, I found that my two wrenches had left with him, and, of course, I was unable to get them back. That was another incident, resulting in my current conclusion that good-quality products from U.S. vendors, all of whom probably have these products manufactured offshore, are simply unobtainable.

I finally found a couple of acceptably "smooth" wrenches at a local pawn shop (actually two of them). The old ones adjust smoothly and stay where they're set, while the new ones, bearing the same trademark, are crudely made and don't adjust smoothly or repeatably.


List of 26 messages in thread
Rare Intel Chip      Michael Karas      08/10/12 19:10      
   Makes me wonder      Per Westermark      08/10/12 19:59      
      You remember I mentioned this one?      Richard Erlacher      08/25/12 15:07      
   nice      Stefan KAnev      08/11/12 08:01      
      "free delivery"      Andy Neil      08/11/12 08:06      
      Consider this...      Michael Karas      08/11/12 09:08      
         fake ICs      Mahmood Elnasser      08/11/12 09:57      
   Gee ... maybe I should offer my "High-Tech Tie Tack"      Richard Erlacher      08/11/12 11:36      
   Absurdity        Michael Karas      08/11/12 16:25      
      Why amazed?      Per Westermark      08/11/12 17:22      
      I've often been unable to understand priorities of others      Richard Erlacher      08/12/12 07:38      
         $800,000.00      Per Westermark      08/12/12 08:08      
            Actual value...        David Brown      08/22/12 00:57      
               Vintage IC Collecting      John Culver      08/22/12 15:22      
      Amusing distraction      Oliver Sedlacek      08/13/12 03:31      
         Yes, we've got that show too.      Richard Erlacher      08/13/12 10:34      
            I think you missed the point, there, Richard        Andy Neil      08/13/12 14:05      
               Yes, but the rarity comes from the quality      Richard Erlacher      08/14/12 11:38      
                  Routes to rarity        Oliver Sedlacek      08/15/12 04:58      
                     true enough!      Richard Erlacher      08/15/12 18:05      
         tut, tut...      Andy Neil      08/13/12 14:02      
            Multiple with same name?      Per Westermark      08/13/12 16:57      
               It all-too-often seems that way      Andy Neil      08/13/12 17:17      
                  replication        Michael Karas      08/13/12 18:59      
            Mid atlantic      Oliver Sedlacek      08/14/12 03:28      
   Yes, even for a collector, it's 1000x what it might be      Richard Erlacher      08/12/12 11:28      

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