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spaceflori
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posted 10-21-2004 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guess someone somewhat overpaid for a Gordon Cooper SP :
http://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker.cfm?IID=3086845

Wow.....
Florian

gliderpilotuk
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posted 10-21-2004 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow.
Makes the Ap 16 uninscribed litho at $3311 look a bargain!

I see that Donnis is just about cleared out of Coopers, so there's obviously a run on the market. I wonder why?

Paul

spaceflori
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posted 10-21-2004 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Farthestreaches should still have a good supply of Coopers...

Never understood why people pay a premium after a person passed away...I can't think of a single case where the price didn't come back after some time...

Florian

Rob Sumowski
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posted 10-21-2004 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Sumowski   Click Here to Email Rob Sumowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I must commend the way Steve Hankow and Donnis Willis have handled Gordo's passing. Thankfully, it's been 5 years since an astronaut passed away. Remember what happened when Pete Conrad died? SO MANY people went straight for profit and jacked up their prices to make a quick buck. Donnis and Steve have done nothing of the sort, and I respect them enormously for their refusal to exploit Gordo's passing. That's the way to be, fellas. An example for us all.
Rob

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posted 10-22-2004 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fabfivefreddy   Click Here to Email fabfivefreddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Carl Jung's "Archetypes" describe this phenenomenon well. People often relate to the death of famous people. Princess Diana's death was a great example of this.

Tahir

Rob Joyner
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posted 11-14-2004 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's sad that people try to make a quick buck on other's emotions or needs. I have never condoned price gouging but at least it does reveal the greedy to the public, like those vendors who inflate the price of bottled water and plywood during natural disasters. Hopefully the public will remember these uncaring scum and complain like hell to the owners and management of these places afterwards.
Even though Gordo may have signed a lot of things in the past, you do have to remember that he has left this physical world.
Never again will one get to meet this amazing man. Never again will he sign anything.
What he has left here is all there is.
Considering this, I would expect to pay a higher price now. It's up to the public to decide just how much they're willing to spend on something they can never again get in person.
I suppose it's still 'supply and demand' that rules. After everyone who sincerely purchases a Gordo autograph to keep and not sell, there still may be thousands of his autographs still available. Or there may be only a few hundred. I really don't know how many times Gordo may have signed, but that number, of course, will one day play a big part in how much his signature is worth.

nasamad
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posted 11-14-2004 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I'd like to echo Rob's sentiments on Donnis and Steve. The fact that all prices stayed as they were, and that there was no "advertizing" of the fact that they could sell out fast or something, shows us just how much these guys thought of not only Gordo himself but of us the customers.

Little wonder they have such a loyal customer base !

Adam

dss65
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posted 11-14-2004 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's class. Well done, guys.

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Don

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posted 11-14-2004 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fabfivefreddy   Click Here to Email fabfivefreddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
look at this one of Armstrong- http://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker.cfm?IID=3091705

Tahir

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