How can I make epic treasure on a budget?
July 3, 2010 4:37 AM Subscribe
The world is boring. It needs more buried treasure. What things could I bury as treasure - things with great and lasting value, yet could be obtained cheaply? (Eg, a spirits/wine chest could be inexpensive to buy, but eventually become a treasure worth finding after enough years have passed. Superstar backstage passes are useless as treasure (they expire), but are an example of something of great value that doesn't cost much money to obtain - if you can find a way to obtain them.)
How can I assemble epic genuine treasure on a budget?
posted by -harlequin- to Grab Bag (19 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
For argument's sake, let's say the budget ballpark is $50-$500, but if there are compelling ideas that fall outside that range, by all means suggest them.
Obviously, the more specific the better :) Suggesting "collectables" won't get me far - I'd need to know about specific collectables, since most are just fads that don't keep value, and if it were easy to predict in advance which ones would appreciate in value, I imagine Big Money would have already got involved :-)
I think I might need to find some ideas along the "backstage pass" direction - things of great value that money can't buy, and then try to obtain them by non-monetary means.
Any suggestions? Thanks!