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View Poll Results: What quantity of markers is acceptable?
<5 12 8.33%
5-10 25 17.36%
10-20 11 7.64%
>20 8 5.56%
As many as you use 15 10.42%
You can never have too many 73 50.69%
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:04 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'd say 5-10, but I only own two at the moment.

1 or 2 electro
1or 2 mech
1 pump
(This can be two- stock and open)
1 or 2 wall hanger
1 or 2 project
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:09 PM   #32 (permalink)
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As many have said before me, it's down to personal choice, but for me, I used to be the big collector with big plans and dreams, and months spent tracking down one of everything from a few particular brands (Tippmann and Toxic Toys). Nowadays, I'm down to 4 markers I won't get rid of due to sentiment (my first marker, 2 markers from deceased friends, and a JT ER2 that's just fun to have), and then working towards just 4 markers between the wife and I that will fill the roles of pump, mech, and electro (Empire Sniper and Tippmann Crossover XVR). Wall hangers are great and all, but this gear was made to be used and abused. I admire the projects and builds from afar, but at the end of the day, I want to have just enough gear to get me on the field and nothing to be sitting at home, dusting and rusting into uselessness.
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:56 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Pretty much this covers it,
but I would add not impacting other responsibilties, family obligations, kids, etc.
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As long as your significant other is still complaining, it isnt too many.

serious answer - too many is when you can no longer afford it.
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When you find you can't afford your house payment because you spent all your money on markers you know you have a problem.
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If your financial and social obligations are met then no problem.
When you've bought so many that you don't bother opening a box when one shows up... you might have to many..
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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For me between phases of hording and thinking I needed at least one of each major flavor, I have scaled back to this rule: 1 for each playing member of my family plus 1 spare should someone's go down or we're bringing a non-player to join us. That makes it currently a limit of 4.

I have a 1-2 pump allowance also to scratch that itch when it comes up. I'm the only one in the family that really gets that itch so we don't need 4+ pumps.

I had ten or so at one stage and sold a whole bunch of them off when I realized that someone else could get the joy of playing with the guns that I wasn't shooting. I could feel their loneliness for never getting picked despite being perfectly good markers. I figured I only needed to keep my favorites.
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:50 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I am currently on the downswing phase in the collection. I had well in the thirties realm at one time, but now I am down to three Mags,three Autocockers, one open class Sniper, one Phantom, one Promaster, and numerous parts of this an that guns. I am currently going through the this and that pile, looking to cut down it is some too.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:20 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I am currently on the downswing phase in the collection. I had well in the thirties realm at one time, but now I am down to three Mags,three Autocockers, one open class Sniper, one Phantom, one Promaster, and numerous parts of this an that guns. I am currently going through the this and that pile, looking to cut down it is some too.
I'm right around where you're at. I only really need one mag out of my three, but I can't look at any of them and say "yep, that's one I should sell".

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Old 11-24-2015, 06:03 PM   #37 (permalink)
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What gratification is there in owning something just for the sake of owning it?
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:00 PM   #38 (permalink)
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What gratification is there in owning something just for the sake of owning it?
The subjective kind that collectors get from aquiring the object of their desire.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:13 PM   #39 (permalink)
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That question has been asked by and left unanswered to our wives and gfs for centuries. It may not ever be satisfactorily answered.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:51 PM   #40 (permalink)
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As long as the pile of accumulated guns isn't actually crushing the life out of you, you probably don't have too many.
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