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Re: King of Collectors: Full Playstation 2 NTSC Library Seal

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:26 am

Liamh1982 wrote:If I can reteact slightly (only slightly mind)...
It's his money, he can do what he wants with it.

BUT...

It's something I don't get and don't think I ever will. Sorry... :|
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Post by nakamura » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:08 pm

This is so different to stamp collecting. Stamps are about mail, nothing more, yet the smart designs entice people to collect and enjoy which gives them another purpose which is great.

Games, like movies and music are about the content of the product produced.

I make music, just for fun mind but it can be very draining emotionally and even physically to get something completed. If I had an album released in the shops and someone purchased it but never had any intention of ever listening to it I would be rather insulted. I don't pour hours of my life into something for it to be ignored for needless showy purposes. Collectors like this are only interested in showing off their stuff and it is a waste of time.
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Post by C=Style » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:21 pm

To me this is no different to people biting off more than they can chew and having huge collections comprised of hundreds of games that they'll never be able to get through and enjoy fully. Though I would think this guy has bought these as an investment. It's not really about the games else he wouldn't have them sealed. It does noting for me really, I hope he makes a lot of money from it sometime in the future.
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Post by felgekarp » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:48 pm

I think I'm going to start a sealed games collection, just to p*ss people on here off.
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Re: King of Collectors: Full Playstation 2 NTSC Library Seal

Post by Rayne » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:50 pm

1 - How much did this cost him?
2 - How the f*ck did he afford it? He either caught a lottery win, has rich parents or the mother of all jobs. At 23 I can't quite fathom it
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Post by ALK » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:37 pm

Suppose he could sell the lot in one ebay listing one day when he gets fed up of it, and become a millionaire overnight. XD
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Post by jdanddiet » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:17 pm

I've got four sealed ps2 games, wonder if they worth $$$$
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Post by Dunjohn » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:23 pm

Some people seem to be under the illusion that the man has no unsealed PS2 games. Of course he does. He doesn't say, but I'd imagine that a sizeable percentage of his collection is duplicates of games he opens and plays. So where's the problem?
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Post by DPrinny » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:34 pm

jdanddiet wrote:I've got four sealed ps2 games, wonder if they worth $$$$
Last years football games are worth bugger all

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Post by the_hawk » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:16 am

retrojc wrote:your responses are lame. Why slate a guy who's achieved so much?
Achieved so much? People who save peoples lives, cure diseases, & create stuff for the good of society "achieve". All he's done is bought a load of stuff.
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Post by pforson » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:40 am

the_hawk wrote:All he's done is bought a load of stuff.
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Post by the_hawk » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:06 am

Well to be fair his collection is probably worth quite a few quid, so it'll be more of an investment than someone like me where the value of the games I buy depreciates rather than retains (and increases) its value.

The whole collecting v playing thing is like comparing someone who collects football programmes to someone who plays Sunday League. There are definite crossovers of people who enjoy both but they are distinct hobbies & I daresay there are many people who enjoy one & can't see the attraction of the other.

Live & let live I say, if having rows of sealed boxes is your bag then cool, fill your boots I won't criticise you even if I don't think I'll ever understand the point of it.
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Post by retrojc » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:24 am

the_hawk wrote:
retrojc wrote:your responses are lame. Why slate a guy who's achieved so much?
Achieved so much? People who save peoples lives, cure diseases, & create stuff for the good of society "achieve". All he's done is bought a load of stuff.
Why so negative? Yes he's bought a load of stuff, but it's not just 'stuff' to him, or myself or many others. It's a very dedicated thing to collect, and there is no way anyone could ever hope to get the full library original sealed, he has practically completed the impossible. Again, he's achieved possibly one of the hardest things you could do in Video game collecting, this side of Japan.

besides, who's to say he hasn't saved a life? cured a disease etc? ahh well, always one who can't be told.

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Re: King of Collectors: Full Playstation 2 NTSC Library Seal

Post by Dominoid » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:47 am

Xtincthed wrote:
retrojc wrote:your responses are lame. Why slate a guy who's achieved so much? The collection looks great, hes wasted loads of money fo sho, but being shot down because you don't agree with him collecting sealed games? poor.

Sooner or later you guys are going to have to realise people want to collect old games in the very best possible state, not to play, but to show. Sadly i fear none fo you will ever grasp that
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and a wise sealed collector once told me: "a stamp collector isn't laughed at because he isn't using the stamps to send mail, a coin collector isn't shunned because he doesnt buy stuff from his coins, so why should a game collector open and play his games?"
This is perfect logic. Personally, I don't find sealed games appealing because I like to open my games on the bus home from the shops and read through the manual and stuff even if I don't actually get around to playing them, but the collector in me understands it. It's about completing it. It's the same as getting all the coins in Mario or buying all the Discworld books or summit like that. It's a little unfair to be branding the guy as sad and complaining that he hasn't played them because form the interview, it looks like he's got tonnes of those games unsealed and played too. I'm not sure Wizardry is worth $300 though but let's just hope that's not one of the ones he's got unsealed too or he's gonna be majorly disappointed!
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Re: King of Collectors: Full Playstation 2 NTSC Library Seal

Post by the_hawk » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:58 am

retrojc wrote:Why so negative? Yes he's bought a load of stuff, but it's not just 'stuff' to him, or myself or many others. It's a very dedicated thing to collect, and there is no way anyone could ever hope to get the full library original sealed, he has practically completed the impossible. Again, he's achieved possibly one of the hardest things you could do in Video game collecting, this side of Japan.
I'm not being negative, I just don't view buying computer games as an "achievement".
retrojc wrote:besides, who's to say he hasn't saved a life? cured a disease etc? ahh well, always one who can't be told.
He may well have done, but if he had, that wasn't the achievement you were referring to.
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