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Do you collect anything?
Want to show us your collections?
It can be anything within reason - post it here! :D
12-04-2004, 09:25 AM
Well i got 12 stephen King movies
12-04-2004, 09:41 AM
I collect nothing, but I don't have very much of that. :(
I guess one could say I'm bibliophil: I collect books. But I collect them to read 'em. :eek:
12-04-2004, 10:18 AM
I like these kind of threads! I love to collect things, mostly miniatures of the warhammer 40k universe (blood angels specifically). I'm going to be expanding my collection to more medieval/fantasy as well, probably from reaper mini's, then I'll be getting molds and such from hirstarts.com, hehe, I'm such a geek :cool:
12-04-2004, 11:37 AM
i used tyo collect warhammer 40k until i started thinking about what else i could do with the price tags :roll: before that i collected rocks :p and noe... i guess i collect money ;) until i spend it all of course
12-04-2004, 12:37 PM
well, dust, apparently :D
now for the more reasonable things:
- battle angel alita books, got the whole series + some last order (man, that series rocks!)
- terry pratchett books (got like 20 of em already)
- old hardware stuff, not too much tho
12-04-2004, 06:09 PM
oh yea we have all the terry pratchett books :D but we didnt collect them, we just bought and read them ;) :p
12-04-2004, 06:44 PM
well... I used to collect comic books, got a good 600 spiderman's at home. Figure I'll sell em in a decade or two and make a fortune.
12-04-2004, 06:53 PM
I collect computers.........lots and lots of computers. Its a little of a slow start for me since I only have 2 but maybe in another decade or so ill have 3 ;)
12-04-2004, 08:40 PM
I collect computers too, simply because I dont want to get rid of them. I finally threw away my first computer a few months ago, it was hard. Its not just useful stuff either; I have a 386 sitting in the hall outside my room. I dont know why I keep it, but everytime I think of throwing it away, a little voice in my head says "but it works" and so it continues to sit there...
I still have all my pre-PC computers in the attic too, I dont know why...
12-04-2004, 08:51 PM
Well, my little book collection, if you want to call it one, currently clocks at 270 something and counting. The amount of volumes is a lot higer, e.g. I'm counting Kindler's Literature Lexikon with its 22 volumes as one book. ;)
not really many books, but always getting more and more. By the end of the year I should have 400 (I think i've got 350 now).
:eek: You've read all of them? How old are you?
13-04-2004, 12:51 AM
I don’t know if this applies to Chris, but this reminds me of a quote I picked up somewhere long ago
Someone is showing a guest their library (a large room in their house full of books) and the guest comments: “Have you really read all of these books? To which the owner remarks: “What would be the use of keeping a library full of books you have already read?” :D
Wow, this is great!
I'm glad people are sharing their collections (mostly books)...
:D Let's keep going - anyone else collect ANYTHING?
I'm collecting different soda cans and money from different countrys and centuries :p Haven't got that many soda cans... about 30 to 35 maybe, haven't got that much money either... just a little box with all the coins in. :dunno:
13-04-2004, 05:53 AM
i collect the strangest thing...i mean...compared to everything yet mentioned....its nothing solid...i like to collect information...on everything....i have one motive of my life....to know everything...to have learned everything.....
dunno why...but i just wanna know:roll: :halo:
13-04-2004, 08:28 AM
Goodluck with that :)
This is really interesting!!!
I know there's more unusual collections there yet to be revealed to us... :p
13-04-2004, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by NoJo
:eek: You've read all of them? How old are you?
I'm 21, turning 22 in June. (darn, I'm growing old...don't feel any difference since i was 18)
Anyway, no, I haven't read all of them. I would gues i read 40% or completely and another 20% in parts. Dunno for sure though...
I'm a literature sciences student.
good luck Chris-3DT , well for me , i dont know if it was meant to be collected , but i have 500 Cd's at home lol
for a meant collection , nothin , i used to collect money from different contried then i realised it was stupid and useless , so i ,, omg i dont even know what i did with them -:eek: :roll:
14-04-2004, 01:06 AM
Paul Auster: "Disappearences".
For me its books and records. I can relate to Chris about the whole "owning a bunch of books I havn't read yet" thing. Even though I look at some of them and think " I will never actually read that", I keep it around because someday I may get curious, or need it for school or something like that. I have about 110 books now, but I'm only 18 so i get a handicap.
As for records I have just about 200 now. If you like older music I highly recomend picking up a record player. If you go to a used record shop you can pick up most any album from before 1985 for less than $5, sometimes even under $1.
15-04-2004, 09:28 PM
For Germany and Austria book prices are fixed. The publisher chooses a (reasonable?) price and has it print on the book. Whatever is printed on the book is the fixed price and bookstores may not sell it at any other price. That doesn't completely eliminate the advantage huge bookstore-chains have, but at least the small stores have a chance. For a hardcover the prize is normally around EUR 20-30,- , paperbacks are around EUR 10,-.
Now, sometimes a book goes out of print and is not re-published, or there are left overs of a series of prints, or they have little defects (seldomly the case), or a publisher goes bankrupt (and so on and so on): in these cases re-sellers can sell the books with a stamp on the side that reads "Mängelexmplar" (erraneous copy). These copies are often exrtremly cheap; i just can't walk by a harcover for a single euro!
Or I buy used books on ebay, just recently i bought 42 great books froma limited series for EUR 5,51!
Unfortunately in many cases you need a book (for university in my case) and can't find it anywhere else than in the stores at the regular price...
Paul Auster's "Red Notebook" for example is not worth 10,-! Better make some photocopies...
15-04-2004, 10:07 PM
i got a few collections - but most of em are pretty old :p
i got the full Asterix book collection from when I was a teenager, a heap of 2000AD comics from the 80's (i got the editions with simon bisleys first artistic appearance in the form of ABC warriors :D )
-a tonne of terry pratchett books
-all the Ian Banks books (fiction and sci fi)
-a loada Tolkien books (from the Silmarillion to Lays of Beleriand to LOTR)
-lots of cheap oakley sunglasses from thailand (average 100 baht each....thats bout £1.50)
-a lot of odd socks (i'm hoping the other ones will turn up one of these days/years)
but the biggest collection i have is.....unlabelled CDRs :p got hundreds of em, dag nam it!!!
17-04-2004, 08:41 AM
Lots and Lots of pencils.....
Lol, i've got about 300 from allaround the world, most of them have been sent/brought back by friends/familly on holiday
They're a nightmare to store
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