03 June 2005

I love odd secondary markets

Sad to say, the Swedish market in permits to hunt moose has fixed prices, but other secondary markets are a little more exciting.

Americans may not be aware of this, but some places allow people to sell their license plate numbers. As a result, particularly interesting numbers command high prices. One guy in Hong Kong is said to have paid $60K for one, and a brief perusal of this site turned up someone who is asking £ 125K for T14KAR.

And then there are the markets in the currencies used in online games. Just to be clear, on these sites you can pay people real money in exchange for fantasy money to be used in a fantasy world.