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Old 04-15-2013, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 04-15-2013, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Definitely collector.

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.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My collection is pretty lean, and specifically comprised of guns I really, really like for aesthetic or practical performance purposes. And a few others just cause they are cool
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 04-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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im both....

i have a collection of nice guns....

they hang on the wall, they look great, and are great guns
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and im hoarding ions....
they are literally in a giant pile on my floor....
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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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