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.