Blowing Money on Grail Objects

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I have a friend who has lusted after a certain board game for years, now. It’s out of print and if you can find it on the secondary market in good to mint condition, it usually sells for north of three hundred dollars. While this seems crazy to me, it’s not to him. To him, finding this game in near mint condition would be the culmination of years of work and saving. To each their own, I guess.

Many people have some “grail object” like this that they want. Something that is so rare or expensive that getting it is almost impossible but should they succeed, it would mean fulfilling a long time dream. For some people it’s finally owning something from a luxury bran


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5 Responses to Blowing Money on Grail Objects

  1. Byron T says:

    I have a relative who is a car nut. Buys, sells, repairs, trades, constantly. And not profitably. I think it’s important to have a real come-to-Jesus meeting with your spouse and/or yourself and figure out what these Grail Objects (and I love that term) mean to you. Usually it’s an insecurity or something you think is going to fill some void in your life. Only a few times is it something that you’re going to feel good about over the long haul. You made many good points here.

  2. jim says:

    What’s the board game your friend is looking for? If it’s in my basement (and it may well be) I’ll ship it to him/her – free of charge. I’m trying to clean out my basement and I am not into craigslist or garage sales.

  3. Gailete says:

    I too was curious what the game was.

  4. Jennifer says:

    For those who were curious, the game in question is called “Star Wars: The Queen’s Gambit.”

  5. Cristy says:

    I was hoping it was Dark Tower, that’s my grail object but I will freely admit I don’t constantly hunt for it.

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