This morning I wake up way before my alarm tells me to. I’m not certain why; when I look at the clock it tells me I’ve had just over five hours sleep. But sleep won’t return, so I decide to use the extra time to list my copy of Monte Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop for sale on eBay.
I take some photos, log in the details, write some clever code and then when it comes time to set the price I find myself blinking and rubbing my eyes. If eBay knows what it is you’re selling (i.e. the item is a commercial product listed in their database) they’ll tell you what the average selling price for that item is. Most of the time, they’re pretty close. Now, I know that this edition of the film is rare and sought-after, but this just can’t be right: