No argument there. I was questioning the motive of the increased demand in the first place. If people were not tempted to sell for a big profit, and instead keep and use their gear for longer, (ie. a gear setup they are happy with) perhaps even until they break and can't be easily repaired, the demand would have to drop to only the most willing participants, and the reliability risk only increases.Cumulus wrote:I do not think the demand is driven by the selling of gear - rather the selling of gear is driven by the demand.
One could argue this leaves more time, for more people who want an item, to increase the queue on a waiting list for that item. But maybe by this time you've gotten tired of waiting and found something else that was easier to get and cheaper. This is especially true with all the new synth niche markets appearing.
Media outlets like youtube videos, that propagate GAS on massive levels and can be watched repeatedly at your convenience, are making this idea obsolete, I understand. The intention might be to expose the public to some item that may never be sold by the presenter, but it still fuels the fire of gearlust, so when someone else sells one, that demand is, by now, unquenchable and the price naturally will be high. So yeah, I do get it. I certainly don't like it.
Perhaps an uninformed speculation on my part, and most definitely naive, but I think plausible. How 'bout you?