edd_jedi wrote:It depends on your definition of collector. To some people it is spending obscene amounts of money on readily available items. I don't really consider that collecting personally, it's no different from walking in to Burberry and buying an expensive handbag.
To me collecting is learning, being patient, putting in effort, turning up unusual and rare things, and buying wisely enough to make a bit of profit when you come to sell.
_Lee_ wrote:Ive been thinking about this for a bit, and it really does make a good point of discussion. In my past I have come across certain collectors who look down upon others for collecting on a budget. I remember someone saying to me a good few years back that someone he knew had stated that he wasn't a 'proper' Palitoy collector because he didn't have a set of the first 12 sealed. A very harsh judgement to make I thought, but also one that I would think very few would agree with.
So basically, does it make you anyless of a collector than the next when you collect this way?
peekaygee73 wrote:There are three types of collector:
The low-end collector;
The high-end collector;
The bell-end collector.
The first two co-exist harmoniously, it's only when the third is involved that problems begin.
theforceuk wrote:I don't understand 'your not a proper collector'. If your human and actively collect something then your a collector.
Wreck-It Ralph wrote:theforceuk wrote:I don't understand 'your not a proper collector'. If your human and actively collect something then your a collector.
Not if your concerned with future values then you cease to be a collector and become an investor, you are also not human more cyborg, similar to a Terminator!
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