Re: [CR]New record/Japanese buyer's trend

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Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 11:01:45 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]New record/Japanese buyer's trend

Congratulations, Steve,

And, hi to all members,

I have been studying Japanese buyers/collector's market trend, but I am surprised at recent ebay auctions.

1) They used to be very particular about NOS condition. Like new/Mint condition were No. 1 requirement, however; recently they are accepting some compromise.

2) There are at least 7 Japanese bidders in 17 bids placed, they had (maybe a long time ago) their group/community respact each other, therefore; they tried not to go into bidding war. But nowdays, no respect, no talks to others, growing in " individualism".

3) There are about 25 Japanese bidders ID'd, who have been bidding in ebay in the US, and perhaps 7 to 8 new ones are comming in the market. The numbers is growing!

Well, all these factors are great for seller, but BAD news for domestic buyer/collectors.

It is a nice day (but a bit windy), l've got go to ride.

KEN TODA, over the hill rider in North Carolina, orignally from Osaka, Japan.