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|04-15-2013, 10:16 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Fantasy Hockey Chump
Hoarding vs. Collecting
This is kind of a re-hash of previous topics.
This has come up a couple times in the past few weeks when I'm talking to people about paintball and my collection. A couple people have said, "you don't need any more markers". Which is true. I don't. I have lots. I don't NEED anything.
However...what I try to explain is that I'm putting together a collection. I'm not necessarily haphazardly collecting markers. I'm not even just collecting EVERY old marker. I have a couple niche areas that I'm trying to collect.
Yes I'm a paintballer. Yes I use some of my markers regularly. But I also think of myself as a collector...like stamps, coins, etc. I don't need more....but there are pieces that will go nicely into the collection.
So what about you? Are you a collector or a hoarder? And if you're a collector, what is it that you're collecting?
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|04-15-2013, 10:22 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southeast Missouri
I think of myself as a collector most of the guns I have now days are works of art in my mind and I honestly dont plan on taking them to a field I have my same old 3 guns I always use when I do play, I just dont have the heart to play with my SIC impulse or my Ripper lcd angel they are just to perfect for me to mess them up That being said I collect PL impulses and rare older angels
|04-15-2013, 10:27 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Beantown, Kid!
There are a few brands/models/designs that I like and I try to have one of each generation/variation of them. When it comes to the markers I play with regularly, they all tend to have the same brand regulator, feedneck, on/off, etc. I have a small section of wall devoted to "ooh, look at that" markers but it's not my focus.
Generally when I find I'm being to packrat-ish, or I discover a tool box or closet bottom that has a good stash of forgotten goodies/not-so-goodies, I try to redistribute through friends, and then the forums, and then ebay. Usually scores me some points with the missus and makes her less wary of new acquisitions - as long as the flow is going.
|04-15-2013, 10:32 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Collector of the odd and eccentric stuff and a hoarder if wgp stuff. Local stores come to me for cocker parts.
RIP - Ed "BigDaddy" Roth and "Indian" Larry
Wild Geese - Coney Isand White Fish - ECA
What Serial Number Is Your Cocker? WTB
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|04-15-2013, 11:07 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Bolt Action/Pistol Player
Some say I'm a hoarder, because there seems no common theme to my collection.
I prefer to think I'm a collector, of the guns I like.
Pics of my current "collection":
S.C.A.R. - The Simulated Combat Association of Rhode Island - S.C.A.R. on Facebook - My MCB Feedback - Meet "The Devil's Brass"
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|04-15-2013, 11:17 AM||#8 (permalink)|
I would say I'm a collector. I'll pick up the odd marker for lenders but for myself I have what I use but on occasion I'll grab another one for me. My weakness is Nel-Spots and I think its because it the marker I started with and played with the first couple of years of play.
|04-15-2013, 11:22 AM||#9 (permalink)|
The Man With No Plan
i have a collection of nice guns....
they hang on the wall, they look great, and are great guns
XSV Team Ego
Lime Clear J12
CCI Revolution Prototype
Phantom Barreled Old School Splatmaster
and im hoarding ions....
they are literally in a giant pile on my floor....
|04-15-2013, 01:27 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Facta Non Verba
I was collecting, but I've sold most of that stuff off. I liked going for older NIB stuff.
Now my gear is much more centralized. Actually, it looks like I'm becoming a CCM snob.
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