Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-24, 14:23:
Is this really all that matters anymore these days when it comes to collecting? I mean we used to have a couple ebay threads that were thankfully closed and there's heaps more when it comes to collecting and actually using this stuff.
I am sure for a lot of people, it comes to the point where you're seemingly approaching something regarding reasonable storage capacity being reached.
The shelves are filled, the boxes in the garage are getting cramped. The significant other is giving you funny looks.
One of the saddest parts of collecting is deciding at what point you've reached that capacity. It's obviously different amounts for different people, but I suspect the feeling is the same regardless of whether it's a shelf or an entire room.
It's the point where you have to take a hard look at everything you have collected, and decide what you are willing to part with in order to make space for something new.
I've found it becomes both easier and harder as time goes on.
Easier because you're used to moving items by this point. You know how to pack and ship efficiently and securely, where to sell or who to trade with. You know the values
Harder because over time, you're likely acquiring more and more things you are genuinely interested in and not just collecting for the sake of collecting like many do when you're starting out. It becomes harder to figure out what you're willing to part with when your collection becomes focused and items in it are more and more the end result of long waits, searches and negotiations.
Such is life when you are looking for new hardware experiences to try out, I guess.