Time to take a break from buying?
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7 hours ago, Hollywood1892 said:

This is a serious question.

When is it a good time to slow down from collecting? Or rather when are you becoming obsessed with the industry.

I almost bought a lethal protector today. 9.8 good deal.

Should I save this question for my therapist?

I have an automatic brake pedal - if I don’t have the money saved up or available in a non-important fund I need to save, I slow down or wait a bit.  I’m not raiding the kid’s college fund for comics LOL.  If a really difficult book pops up, I discuss with my wife where I think we need to make tradeoffs.  She has her own hobby too so we’re a pretty good team on the finances.

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40 minutes ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

Where were you when this happened? 

Chaney Trail at foothills of mountains. Alta Dena/Pasadena.

Near the horse rink there

Edited by NoMan

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Just now, NoMan said:

Near Chaney Trail at foothills of mountains. Alta Dena/Pasadena.

Lol I got no idea where you guys are talking about

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26 minutes ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

Isn't that the weirdest thing...? The preservation of bodies, long past the point of need. It's just an empty shell; the person who used it is long gone. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, earth to earth. My remains will be cremated and scattered, back to the earth where they belong.

And your comics? Not so much worried about you. 

Someone needs to look after your books. Except the moderns. 

Edited by NoMan

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1 minute ago, NoMan said:

Near Chaney Trail at foothills of mountains. Alta Dena/Pasadena.

 Nice. I've spent some time up there. The views are magnificent. 

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43 minutes ago, NoMan said:

And your comics? Not so much worried about you. 

Someone needs to look after your books. Except the moderns. 

My comics...along with my other assets...will go to my heirs.

Or I'll just burn them with me in my funeral pyre... :D

 

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2 minutes ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

My comics...along with my other assets...will go to my heirs.

 

 

Hey this gives me an idea for a thread

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6 hours ago, Bookery said:

A collector about an hour from me just donated his 180,000 comics to a university.  I guess the "magic level" for taking a break is 180,000.

 

180,000 comics! That's ridiculous 

If youd sold every one of those comics for a dollar a piece youd have...come on guys,help me out here...

Anyone?

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1 hour ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

My comics...along with my other assets...will go to my heirs.

Or I'll just burn them with me in my funeral pyre... :D

Viking style.  Thor would be proud.

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44 minutes ago, Hollywood1892 said:

180,000 comics! That's ridiculous 

If youd sold every one of those comics for a dollar a piece youd have...come on guys,help me out here...

Anyone?

A nice starter house???

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I have seen for myself, the older I get the less I buy but the more I spend so where I use to buy maybe 5-10 pieces of OA a year for $100 to $500, now I but 1 or 2 pieces for $10k to $20k each.

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7 hours ago, RockMyAmadeus said:

My comics...along with my other assets...will go to my heirs.

Or I'll just burn them with me in my funeral pyre... :D

 

Perhaps this should be preceded by a ceremonial cracking of the slabs, as burning all that plastic and creating all of that thick, dark smoke would add more than paper to global emissions and the already problematic greenhouse effect; especially when baby boomer collectors like myself start departing in large numbers.  Also, you could fit more raws in with you, and you'll then have more immolated reading material up in the Hall of the Slain.  It's a compromise win-win for everyone.

Nothing wrong with being a comics nerd but also being socially conscious to the end.

 

Edited by Ken Aldred

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8 hours ago, BladeTX said:

Lived in Asia for 3 years.  (On assignment from my company in Texas).  Took 14 vacations to places I would have never dreamed of.  Spent all discretionary money on travel.  I wouldn’t trade those life experiences for any comic in the world.

Nice,  what were your top 3 places

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14 hours ago, ExNihilo said:

So your comic book budget is now a travel budget for two?  If you didn't have a wife, you would only need a travel budget for one.  The rest would still be a comic book budget.  Something to consider.  :insane:

That makes so much financial sense 

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When it comes to a personal collection, I think the rule of thumb is (at least for me) is to buy what I want and not to buy something because I already have everything else I want.

 

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10 minutes ago, Buzzetta said:

When it comes to a personal collection, I think the rule of thumb is (at least for me) is to buy what I want and not to buy something because I already have everything else I want.

 

I think I am falling into that trap.

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4 hours ago, Wolverinex said:

Nice,  what were your top 3 places

Thailand (x4), Bali (x2), and 2 trips where we rented private islands in Indonesia and Malaysia.    Those last 2 were awesome, 6 families with the island all to ourselves.

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6 minutes ago, BladeTX said:

Thailand (x4), Bali (x2), and 2 trips where we rented private islands in Indonesia and Malaysia.    Those last 2 were awesome, 6 families with the island all to ourselves.

Went scuba diving in Bunokin island in Indonesia. I’m spelling it wrong. 

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15 minutes ago, BladeTX said:

Thailand (x4), Bali (x2), and 2 trips where we rented private islands in Indonesia and Malaysia.    Those last 2 were awesome, 6 families with the island all to ourselves.

I imagine anytime your stressed at home,the mental imagery of being there must be relaxing.

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