Reply 60 of 122, by liqmat
I think some of you are really going to regret getting rid of your vintage hardware and software in the years to come. Why? Been there. Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with downsizing and simplifying life for the right reasons. I had quite a bit of new old stock Amiga hardware in my 30s and sold it off because I was tired of it, busy with life, blah, blah and blah. Your 30s are almost always turbulent and being busy usually peaks in your 30s and early 40s. Then comes the hormonal changes like going through puberty all freakin over again. Some call it mid life crisis others call it manopause (play on menopause for you slow ones) and then you get a second wave of nostalgia or you realize that hobby was actually awesome. You go and look up the prices of what you ditched and now you're priced out of the market because there is less of it and collectors have eaten up most of it and aint lettin go. If you have to sell it because of financial and/or health difficulties, that's one thing, but if you are going through some emotional low point of not knowing what your interests are throw it in a closet, attic, basement, etc. and just let it sit (please remove the batteries har har) and your gear will wait patiently for your love again at a later date. I really wish I had not sold that $300 new old stock complete in box Amiga 2000 HD system that was found in some lost warehouse. I wish I had not sold that mint condition Amiga 500 with a suitcase full of software that I bought at a garage sale for $50. I wish I had not thrown out that plastic tub of complete in box Atari ST games. Yeah, I just emulate now, thanks to some amazing emulators, but nuttin like the real thing baby. So take a deep breath, hold on to the guard rail and enjoy the ride on this ball of confusion.
@King_Corduroy - Keep your chin up man as I thought your collection was unique and inspiring, but I get what you're going through. I still am going to send you a copy of that Packard Bell pack-in version of Blade Runner on DVD when and if I find another one. I also referred someone to you on VCF who was looking for a PB restore disc. Don't know if you made images of those or not. Cheers!