Quote Originally Posted by EdSawyer View Post
Like anything, there are items that turn out to be good investments, in any hobby. the key is to buy low, sell high. Easier said than done. but I bet there are plenty of camera/lens items that have easily beat the stock market or other fungible investments. Indeed though, using them for their intended purpose is the best use, rather than speculation.
"Buying low and selling high" is rather stating the obvious because it's the principal that all Western capitalism is based on, however there are I agree a few items that may be perceived to have appreciated in value but very few when you consider inflation and the difference in the actual value of money over the years, although I do agree entirely with your last sentence.