Other than the standard items such as pokécas and sneakers… What are the “surprisingly targeted products” of “investment in goods” that you can start right now?
In addition to whisky and Trekkies, unexpected items have recently gone up in value. The most powerful alchemy to get rich just by "holding" things!
Mono investment does not require opening an account like stocks and mutual funds, and can be started without a large capital. This ease of investment is probably the reason for its popularity,” said Takuro Morinaga, an economic analyst.
Pokémon is the dominant force in Trekkie investment.
Pokemon” Trekkies are still expected to increase in value. 550 yen per pack including tax, but they have been so popular since they were first sold that a lottery system has been adopted.
There is no need to invest in Trekkies; just by holding them, your assets will increase. An investment that is like alchemy is “mono investment,” in which one simply buys goods and waits for their prices to rise. It is not uncommon for Japanese whiskey, which is popular overseas, and trading cards such as “Pokemon” to fetch premiums up to several tens of times their purchase price.
The best items to target are also “limited editions” and products that may be discontinued. In many cases, the products are sold by lottery on the Internet, and although luck is involved, there is no need to wait in line at the store, and the effort required is low.
One unexpected item that has been attracting a lot of attention in recent years is LEGO. In fact, Lego sets are discontinued about every two years. There are limited parts that can only be found in those sets, and those who want them will buy them even if they are at a premium.
Another option is to buy and collect “commemorative coins. Some of the commemorative silver coins for the Tokyo Olympics to be issued in 2008 have already risen nearly twice as much. Buying gold coins is also expected to boost the price of gold itself.
The trick is to buy commodities that you can leave alone for 10 years. The trick is to buy items that you can live with for 10 years, and wait patiently for the price to rise, rather than trying to resell them in a short period of time and make the difference, as in the case of “Sedori.
(Mr. Morinaga) “Let’s increase your assets easily by investing in things that will not cause you to lose your principal because you have the actual goods.
Limited Boxes are a Good Idea!
Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Duel Monsters
SECRET UTILITY BOX
3,850 yen including tax. Buy the limited edition box for peace of mind. Keep them unopened.
The first edition of the game is now worth a million yen!
The first overseas edition of the first “Pokemon” (a.k.a. “Red Edition”) is now selling for over 1 million yen. The first edition of the game is also a good target.
The world’s attention! Two popular whiskeys
Nikka Whisky Single Malt Miyagikyo
The actual price is around 4,500 yen. Suntory’s Yamazaki is in short supply and will be released by lottery, and the price of Nikka’s whiskey is also expected to soar.
Atsugishi Single Malt Japanese Whiskey Taisetsu
Limited quantity, 19,800 yen including tax.’ A new distillery that started operation in Atsugishi, Hokkaido in 2004. It is very popular among foreigners, including Chinese.
Buying Whiskey by the Cask
Scotch whiskies such as “Bowmore” and “The Macallan” are “bought in casks” for several hundred thousand to several million yen. You can leave the management to the vendor.
Unprecedented popularity of “Lego” investment
LEGO,” which will be discontinued in about two years, often commands a premium price for products made in collaboration with popular content. A “Harry Potter” chess game costs around 10,000 yen, and “Minecraft” can still be purchased for around 6,000 yen.
Sneakers are Nike’s limited editions are ironclad.
Louis Vuitton AND NIKE Air Force 1(above)
NIKE Air Jordan 5 Aqua (bottom)
The “Louis Vuitton” collaboration shoes were priced at about 340,000 yen, but sometimes sold for over 2 million yen on overseas websites. In general, limited edition models are often priced in the 20,000 yen range and are usually sold out immediately. Details of the lottery will be posted on Nike’s “SNKRS” website.
Commemorative Coins” if you want to proceed with low risk.
The Tokyo Olympics commemorative 1,000 yen silver coin (boxing), which cost 9,676 yen, is currently trading at around 15,000 yen. Commemorative gold coins for overseas events are also popular.
The Identity of the Suddenly Forming Queues in the City
When limited-edition apparel products or the ever-diminishing supply of the PlayStation 5 go on sale, lines sometimes form. Many of the Chinese people standing in line are hired by the ex-registrar. They obtain the right to purchase the product through manpower tactics and sell it to the Chinese through e-commerce sites and private transactions” (Mr. Morinaga).
From the February 3, 2023 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Asahi Shimbun, Getty Images