Apparently there are a lot of nerds with a lot of money
The Star Trek auction started this morning. So far, the bidding is simply insane. I've bid on a couple of items, but have not come anywhere close to winning an item.
- Lot 23, Captain Picard's chair from the Enterprise-E, was estimated to sell between $7,000 and $9,000. It sold for over $52,000.
- Lot 57, Captain Picard's toolkit from First Contact, was estimated to sell between $400 and $600. It sold for $7,500.
- Lot 61, Worf's Isomagentic Disintegrator Rifle, was estimated to sell between $600 and $800. It sold for $16,000.
The flute I want is lot 537. I plan to bid, but I suspect it's going to sell for a lot more than I am willing to pay.
The flute has sold. The opening bid was $13,000, well above the price range I had in mind. The final sale price was $40,000.
I am completely out of my league in this auction. I've bid on at least a dozen lots and have won none of them. I'm still just amazed at the prices. :-)