The ticket price of a brand new 2014 luxury vehicle starts somewhere around $38,200.00. One year later, its worth is less than half. A high-end designer blouse might fetch 20% of its value a year later, at a consignment shop or a single dollar bill at a garage sale. Today, a first-time, out-of-the-box, sixty-inch flat screen with all the bells and whistles can be purchased for pennies on the dollar on eBay.
Things depreciate. They lose their value after the passage of time. Despite this fact, so many people are intent upon defining their own self-worth by the things they own. Possession of a mansion, a luxury car or the trendiest attire seems to be the criteria for a quality person, an important person, a person of status.