Did anyone see Vintage Tech Hunters on Discovery Canada yet?

Norman Jaffe turing at shaw.ca
Thu Nov 8 10:20:40 CST 2018

Having watched two episodes, I find that their estimates of profit on the items are not unreasonable - they tend to go with 'doubling our cost'... no insane, 'Oooh, that's worth megabucks'. 
Not being a big toy aficionado, I'm not sure about the demand for some of the items, but there's a lot of oddball stuff that they present, which makes it more interesting than the typical "someone's trash is someone else's treasure" show. 

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To: alan at alanlee.org, "cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org> 
Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:03:26 AM 
Subject: Re: Did anyone see Vintage Tech Hunters on Discovery Canada yet? 

> On 2018-11-08 05:23, Santo Nucifora via cctalk wrote: 
>> I am sure this is not authorized in any way but here's a link to the first 
>> episode on Youtube. 
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iroAInAMfYo 

Going to watch this tonight! Excited! 

More TV shows to drive speculation on flipping old stuff versus producing 
new good stuff. But hey, at least it's a subject I like this time :-) 

After American Pickers mentioned some pinball playfield could be turned 
into a coffee table tons of normies with pinball machines thought their 
old crap machines were worth thousands because people turned them into 
expensive coffee tables. Uhm, no. 

Some of the gaming console stuff goes for crazy money right now. I've 
heard China makes "reproductions" of carts but I've never figured out how 
to buy them. I would. Many of my collector friends now would rather buy a 
flash cart and download ROMs versus dealing with the speculative pricing 
on old games. 

It will be interesting to see what happens to the collectibles markets 
when/if the housing bubble pops. 

: Ethan O'Toole 

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