…the range of value on an Author’s masterpiece…WURTH-less? or Priceless?… #TBSU…

…it’s a strange phenomenon, this business of what people think they’re paying for when they fork out hard cash… if a maestro should pick up a violin on offer at an auction and start playing it, the bidding goes through the roof… if yeez play it yerself… they’ll be handing out earplugs… when yeez go the sales and see an item labelled the ‘last one in stock’, yeez are more likely to grab it and pay, regardless of the price tag… I’m told there’s nowt as queer as folks… I’d go one further and posit there’s nowt as strange as folks’ perception of value… a WURD so often incorrectly confused with ‘price’ or ‘cost’… ask any of our fellow quill-scrapers to put a value on any of their life’s literary labours… yeez’ll find it hard to get a number as a reply… that anybody should be expected to labour for the best part of months, and sometimes years, to craft their masterpiece, then be asked to throw it away for less than the price of a Starbucks is totally beyond my comprehension… but then, I’m just a daft ol’ Scots Jurassic, so what do I know?… thankfully, I’ve managed (almost) to acquire that extra layer of rhino skin yeez need as a scribbler as defence against such aberrations as a negative review, or yer laptop exploding at the wrong time (is there a ‘right’ time for yer Mac to combust?…) …yesterday I was pleased to have that added skin protection… here’s what happened… all this week, I’ve been dabbling in the Amazon Countdown Program, where yeez offer yer wee tomes at hugely discounted prices for a limited period… it seems that sumb’dy actually bought my Jack Calder crime thriller,VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK, for the massive outlay of Stg 0.99… so far so good… then, Mabel… oh then… promptly REFUNDED their expenditure… gob-smacked, I was… stunned with this reversal in my accruing fortune… bang went the vision of the downpayment for the Ferrari… hopes of that month-long five-star cruise to the Caribbean evaporated in a nano-second… happily, another party came and bought a copy for the same price… p’raps all is not yet lost… now, where did I leave the number for that cruise-booking agent?… with only one day and eighteen hours left on the Countdown, maybe another sale for Stg 0.99 is gonna come cascading in… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ

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2 responses to “…the range of value on an Author’s masterpiece…WURTH-less? or Priceless?… #TBSU…

  1. Lets hope some reminders in Tweetland will do the trick and get you that cruise.You’ll need extra for Mabel and the Matron of course.

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  2. …correct, David… i need to get out more ! 🙂

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