Please keep talking up all these Sterns. I am sticking with the early to mid 90's DE and B/W, so just talk those Sterns up to kingdom come. Keep the ones I want affordable.
The pin market is probably the closest I've seen to the crude oil industry. Lots of talking and speculation followed by a rocketing of prices on certain pins and a gradual and general increase of the product in question. Pretty much none of them lose value; it's like once a pin hits a increase in price, it is NOT falling - reminds me of a zip-tie - stays locked in place once set.
Shame AFM is pretty much off my radar now. Routed machines at 8k = ridiculous and unnecessary. MM is a masterpiece, but when we start talking prices of new cars here - come on. I won't even go into CC and BBB territory - those prices just make me laugh.
Now if I had a job that paid me $3000 a week, I'd be making it rain like a hurricane snatching these pins up. Alas, we live nowhere near perfect :(.