an interesting side bar is what ebay has done to the collectibles market. I read somewhere that a vintage barbi doll would go for a lot of money many years ago, but now with ebay (and antiques road show) the value has dropped considerably since there are so many out there.
An elderly friend is also trying to sell her cranbrook loom and has no takers at $3000. She has to give it up but doesn't want to sell at that price.
And then there are those trying to sell houses when the market has dropped out and you can get the same for many thousands of $$ less.
This all gives new meaning to what the market will bear!Louise