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So I have been looking at some T.Rex and Nano rex teeth for sale and I came to the conclusion that they are extremely over priced some 1 inch rex teeth sell for over 400$. Why are they so expensive?

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Wendell Ricketts

Capitalism?

 

Seriously, though, it's sort of like asking why diamonds or Bitcoin or apartments in Seattle are expensive. Because that's what the market will bear.

 

There are a few "star" fossils that people will always pay insane amounts for, and so sellers ask insane amounts. In my view, there's a long line of bad, perhaps unintentional outcomes that flow from this reality, but that wasn't your question.

 

Best,

 

W.

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Anything associated with Rex is $$$$$$ it's been that way for years.   The market demand establishes price, simple as that and collectors are willing to pay big bucks for teeth.  Rex teeth are not rare but highly valued just like diamonds.  I think movies like Jurassic Park have created an aura around Rex and every museum wants one since it's key to increased attendence.  

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Douvilleiceras

Price is a function of supply and demand, among other factors. With a limited supply of teeth, and an extremely high demand for them, the market value will naturally be high as sellers will seek to extract the maximum profit on their merchandise.

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DeBeers created an inflated market for diamonds... Jurassic Park created an inflated market for T rex teeth.  You are right they are stupidly overpriced.  

 

As for bitcoin, I am too old to even want to try to understand.  

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To the point we've all made, here is an article published yesterday on the bias of museums which says " Museums are overwhelmingly biased towards big beasts"  "kind of specimens that fill museum galleries".  Although it does not come out and say it , T rex is king and it all started going crazy on October 4, 1997 when the Chicago Field Museum paid $8.3 million dollars (with fees) for the Trex named Sue.   Prices have never been the same again.

 

https://theconversation.com/four-ways-natural-history-museums-skew-reality-88672

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