Well, I think "it's a big problem" b/c you often come across pretty insulting when you make a fuss. I'm not saying that is your intention, but your posts often have a very negative, accusatory tone, which will make people react defensively.daniel wrote:Yeah it matters that it's a big problem when I make a fuss.
That's cool, but not everyone collects the same way you do.Any really expensive record I ever bought I saved up for it and worked, it wasn't some 'oh whatever' scenario,
Well, that's the way HE collects. Who's to say that your way is better than his way?and I don't buy 'rare' stuff just cos it's rare, which seems to be a common collector mentality, like Kuntz buying expensive stuff he's never even heard just cos he knows it's rare.
Comments like that make it sound as though you are trying to insult the buyer. Would you like it if someone insulted or made fun of the way you collect?I have no respect for that.
OK, that's fine, I'm sure other people don't like it either. No prob there.This whole thing is not a big dig at Patrick, good for him he got a want, but I think it's a crappy 7", ok?
Yup, and that's cool too. I do the same thing every time someone posts an "I love the band HELL" threadI can say so,
Ah, you said you were not taking a dig at Patrik, but now you ARE insulting Patrik, calling his decision 'retarded'.and I can say it's retarded paying that much for it
Wait... so by your logic it is retarded to pay the normal price that something regularly sells for? That makes no sense. Is it retarded for me to pay $10,000 for a new car that usually "goes for that much these days"? So what, the only way Patrik could buy the single without acting 'retarded' was if he got it for $5 at a thrift shop?just cos it goes for that much these days
And here you insult him again by insinuating that the only reason he wants it is b/c it's collectible. You may not like the single, but maybe Patrik loves it. In that case he's not buying it just to get a rare collectible.and simply BECAUSE IT'S A COLLECTORS' ITEM
No, I wouldn't feel annoyed. If you have a million euros to blow on records, that's your business. Power to you.... Like earlier, If I come here and say I just spent 1 million euros on LP:s, you're not going to feel a bit annoyed? If yes, then what is your point exactly?
Trading! Admittedly I don't really have time for it these days, but on a few occasions in the past I have been able to trade up. Always nice to turn some crap records you got cheap into a nice rarity you might not have been able to afford. (Especially true if the person you're trading with has the opposite opinion about said "crap" records! That way everyone's happy.)nightsblood wrote:6- Other Strategies
Hmmm... thanks for reminding me. My wife might not be too pleased that I just spent $160+ on a Drysill LP when we're trying to rebuild our garage! (Hey, that's still a good deal, right?)nightsblood wrote:I clear any expensive records with the wife first
I can certainly relate to that. I remember making a post a long time ago where I laughed at the idea of spending $500 on a record. I'm still not there yet, but it also doesn't seem so far fetched (in fact, I've bid that much on From The Fjords more than once, but never won the auction). What definitely has changed for me is how much I consider OK to spend without much thought. Years ago I had a limit of about $20 that I thought was "reasonable", and anything over that had to be something I really wanted, had been seeking for a long time, or I considered to be a bargain. Now that limit is more like $50.nightsblood wrote:That said, my income has increased a lot in recent years, so I do spend more, and am willing to spend more on one particular item, than I used to. Dig through posts from 2006-7 and you'll find comments from me along the lines of, "I'm not sure I'd really enjoy an album if I paid more than $200 for it". At the time that was a huge amount of money to me. Now, not so much. My circumstances have changed, and for the right record I'll pay $200 and enjoy it just fine
I'm quite different in that regard, and that is one reason I love compilations so much. It is so easy to hear anything on the internet these days that much of the mystique of buying a new record is gone. However, the more obscure compilations are still nearly impossible to find in mp3 form so there is always that element of surprise. I'm not saying I'll spend a lot on something I've never heard, but luckily many of these comps are really cheap.nightsblood wrote:6- I really try to avoid buying stuff out of curiosity, on a lark, or that I'm not at all familiar with. Used to do this a lot, and as often as not the album turned out to be uninteresting. Now I save my money for stuff I'm pretty certain I'm gonna enjoy.
I love to read the "finds" threads, mainly because I enjoy seeing pictures of records I might not have seen before, or just seeing a bunch of cool records in one place. I assume others agree with me, so I contribute too.nightsblood wrote:7- I don't 'broadcast' my recent finds. Call me a hoarding little troll, I just don't post that info. I do let some folks know when I get certain things that I think might interest them.
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