Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

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Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by Mantas » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:01 pm

I have read every issue from issue 1 and I love every one of them. However, I looked at the massive pile of nearly 150 issues and thought, "Why am i keeping them?"
Has anyone had the same thoughts or perhaps sold them off and then regretted it?

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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by Shinobi » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:11 pm

Sold all mine apart from 3 Issue's,namely issue 11, the Gradius and 1942 issue's.. On the other hand I've got about 5 foot of old Magazines Commodore User, Super Play, Mean Machines and Mean Machine Sega complete sets, Sega Force, Zzap most issues and loads of C&VGs to name a few.. I regret getting rid of load 1 Retro Gamers as they where really good but I find the Bookazines pretty much cover the newer stuff
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Post by ALK » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:56 pm

Probably not since I joined rather late in the game thus the issues I have are probably as cheap as my NGamer collection.
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by Big Shoes » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:48 am

I sold all mine, even issue 1. That is the only one I regret selling now. I kept all the specials though, SNES/Megadrive, NES/Master Sytem, Amiga etc

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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by flying_delorean81 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:42 am

I've got every issue from about issue 40 and sometimes wonder whether I should sell them or not. The thing is, I like having the option of going back and reading them, which I did once last year in order to get ideas for games to buy and pixel art to make. They take up a box in my storage locker, so I can't really say they take up more space than they're worth. If anything, my boxes of comics do that. You really need a big house if you want to collect anything!!
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:43 am

Got rid of all mine at a car boot sale ages ago. Cheaply too, figured they were better off with someone who was gonna read them again rather than just sitting in a box.
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:08 am

flying_delorean81 wrote:You really need a big house if you want to collect anything!!
I live in a one bedroom flat and some "creative stacking" means I can still collect a lot of stuff :wink:
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by bensonrad » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:19 am

Nope, I have all mine, along with every issue of CVG, Mean Machines, Super Play, Total and NMS. To be honest though space really is at a premium now, I can barely slip another issue under my bed!
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:35 am

I think I have two copies laying around somewhere.... an N64 one and a Doom one. I used to use the back covers for roaches in me joints and roll-ups. I deaded many a DWM and RG doing that.
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by Megamixer » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:42 pm

I got rid of all of mine + all the bookazines (save for the Playstation book). Took up lots of space and didn't find myself ever re-reading them due to not really having the time to get through newer, unread magazines/books let alone returning to old stuff!

These days I only buy the issues that have enough interesting content inside for me. I just don't have the time for magazines anymore so articles of little interest don't inspire me to read them as much as they used to.
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by gman72 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:53 pm

Ive got loads of back issues in my attic, don't want them, can't give them away. Love and buy the mag as ever but I'm not into hoarding magazines anymore.
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by shiftytigger » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:21 pm

I missed issue one despite reading it several times on my lunch at work. Went to get it on payday and issue 2 had come out.

I'd like a big compilation of all the disc content before I sell as the coverdiscs were quite entertaining.

I don't read it as much lately due to time constraints. Covers have to really grab me to be honest,though most things that interest me have already had their cover moments.
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by knight_beat » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:45 pm

It's a slippery slope. One minute you're selling your Retro Gamer collection, the next you're selling cocaine to small children. I don't want to risk it.

That said, I've stopped buying the bookazines. I looked at the new Retro Vol 8, Retro Gamer Annual, Megadrive/SNES Vol2 bookazine and Atari bookazine today and didn't buy any of them.

Primarily because I was looking for MagPi.

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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by the_hawk » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:36 pm

I don't have the space so get rid of mine as soon as I've read them. I used to put them on EBay but it isn't worth the hassle so I give them to a local charity shop. Have kept about half a dozen choice issues.
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Re: Has anyone ever sold off their RG collection?

Post by oldtimer » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:22 pm

I still have every single issue from the day Retrogamer hit the shelves including the coverdiscs .
I cant see myself getting rid of them as i just re read them on a regular basis, just grab one from the pile and enjoy :D

I did get rid of my collection of Games TM and regretted it almost immediatly.
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