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March 4, 2014 1:39 AM Subscribe
What is your guess about the everyday items of today that are likely to become the collectibles of the future? To maximize ROI, what are some cheap disposable items today that may be greatly valued in the future?
posted by kk to Society & Culture (26 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
What would make the best collectibles now for the future? Fifty years ago if you knew what was coming, you might have bought a Ford Mustang, or a used Chevy and set it aside; it would be extremely valuable now. But you may have gotten more ROI by using the same money to purchase cheap comic books, or fast-food give-aways, or even empty cereal boxes. In fact the cheaper and more disposable items were back then, the more valuable they can become later -- because they were generally thrown away. But of course not every thing cheap or old gains in value. It needs a cultural gravitas as well.
What is your guess about the everyday items of today that are likely to become the collectibles of the future? Forget personal passions. Let's say you had an average sized closet you were willing to nail shut for 50 years, maybe for the benefit of your grandchildren. What are your nominations for what you might stack in it for maximum return on present day purchase price? Extra points for anything that is free today.