Generation Z: A New Generation of Collectors
How are you going to create a new generation of collectors?
I’m really not sure my generation has the patience for holding on to something for a few years let alone decades.
For one thing, Generation Z doesn’t have to wait for items to appreciate. With sites like eBay the item may be something someone will offer big money for immediately.
Keep in mind Gen Zers like instant gratification, so we are the ones who are going to try & resell that special something as quickly as we can.
“Disney collectibles always have a strong market. How about limited-edition “Frozen” dolls? Oops, too late – there’s one posted on eBay for $2,500.”
TheNewsEnterprise.com says: “No longer do typical collectors test their luck on a multi-dollar random Topps pack, pressing their luck that within the group of a dozen or more ball players they’ll find a star. Today, most collectors will simply scroll the Internet to find their desired card.”
Investopedia says: “The most valuable electronic items are the first of their kind, such as the Apple 1. In 2013, an original 1976 Apple I computer sold at auction in Cologne, Germany, for $671,400”.
If you do decide to collect something wether it be a fantastic pair of shoes or the first Apple Watch make sure you stash them away carefully – in their original boxes and keep checking their value over the next few years. You just might get lucky.
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The best things to collect are items that people do not want, at least at the moment. People did not think to save the first Apple computer.
Today most new items are saved so they are not worth much. Limited editions are some times different. Time will tell on many things.
People are paying crazy prices for sneakers, In twenty years we will see if they were right or if they wasted their money.
Regardless you know I collect many things. Over time if you try and buy the best of whatever it is you collect you should do well.
Well it is different with you being able to sell things as soon as you get tired
Of them through either eBay, or the many new apps that you can just take a picture
Of item on your phone and sell it.
But if you are able to hold on to some of these items such as old Xbox games, and consoles, and keep them in good
Condition, they will most likely have value at a later date.