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How do you deal with your collecting addiction?

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Hello =)

 

I bought my first CD in 2006 but started collecting music more seriously around 2012.  My first vinyl record was acquired in 2013 and since then, I made an Excel spreadsheet of my collection/wantlist (Can share if interested).


Here's a photo (Bending shelf :| ).  325 CDs, 34 vinyl records and 4 cassettes.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/khgrt21droma47i/IMG_20170520_101501_complet.jpg?dl=0

 

I've found out that the reasons I collect are various - Maybe boredom, lurking on collecting/auction sites (Everyday that is), or also that I find every CD missing from my wantlist spreadsheet some sort of long-term goal to acheive at some point.  It's a passionnate but quite addictive hobby haha, so expensive (That's why I am more on the CD side, yet.  Vinyl records are a lot more costly, 20-50$, while I can find CDs for as low at 3,50$ CAD on Amazon).  I recently considered buying a turntable (Maybe Pionneer PLX-500.  I got a 1989 amplifier for dirt cheap, 20$, cassette deck for 20$ (Both Ken-Tech. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-systeme-de-son/ville-de-montreal/amplificateur-tuner-k7-vintage-ken-tech-x-105-x-905/1265684733?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true ) and 2 speakers included recently, so figured it might be a *decent* start).  At least I won't have to spend ~600$ for turntable, amp and speakers to simply get sound haha.

 

I often find myself struggling to save up (I can if I want haha, trying now, need that turntable), and figured the easier way was to stay away from buying sites ever haha.  I guess most of this community share a similar bond (Or issue) like I do haha.  And still, 300 CDs or 33 records isn't even THAT much, considering some have 1,000+ ( :o ) haha.

 

Any feedback? :)
Regards

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We're not addicted, who are you calling addicted?

 

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If you feel like you're getting addicted you came to the wrong site.

Hanging out on VC trying to break a mild record collecting addiction is the equivalent of hanging out on Pornhub if you're trying to quit smashing your clown.

Edited by Tommy

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But seriously though, if you feel like you're getting addicted you came to the wrong site.

Probably haha, but I haven't found the equivalent of Vinyl Collective for CDs  (True, VC does sell CDs, but records are dominant obviously).  I have been on VC since last year and only bought one record (The problem is obviously the price which is much higher than CDs of course, and shipping cost, most of them being shipped from USA or Europe, I'm in Canada so shipping kills me haha.

 

I wouldn't say I'm trying to break my habit because I deeply enjoy it and know what triggers it at this point I guess (There was a line on Wikipedia saying that some people collect music to keep the past present.  Cool line).  I do recognize that I spend too much on it still (Not broke.  I always keep more than enough money).  Maybbe I should try a budget haha.  Would be interesting to discuss about it with other serious collectors :) It blow my mind when people have 1000+ records/CDs (And yet, I only have CDs.  RECORDS cost even more!  1000?! Omg :D ), haha.

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2 minutes ago, GameX said:

Probably haha, but I haven't found the equivalent of Vinyl Collective for CDs  (True, VC does sell CDs, but records are dominant obviously).  I have been on VC since last year and only bought one record (The problem is obviously the price which is much higher than CDs of course, and shipping cost, most of them being shipped from USA or Europe, I'm in Canada so shipping kills me haha.

 

I wouldn't say I'm trying to break my habit because I deeply enjoy it and know what triggers it at this point I guess (There was a line on Wikipedia saying that some people collect music to keep the past present.  Cool line).  I do recognize that I spend too much on it still (Not broke.  I always keep more than enough money).  Maybbe I should try a budget haha.  Would be interesting to discuss about it with other serious collectors :) It blow my mind when people have 1000+ records/CDs (And yet, I only have CDs.  RECORDS cost even more!  1000?! Omg :D ), haha.

all the lolz. 

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55 minutes ago, 1876records said:

lost my wife and three kids to my addiction of records. wish I could turn back time

So, like, I sincerely hope this is sarcasm. HOWEVER, there WAS a guy who came in here trolling once, saying that he would buy three copies of each record he bought. One was for his collection, one was to resell at a profit, and one was to hold onto for his kids' college tuition. He also talked about how his wife left him and what not. It was absolutely bizarre. I wish I could find that thread...

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I don't collect music...but I think that has a connotation that I'm trying to earn equity from them.

 

I'm just trying to earn mental floss from them. The value of my records is just what I hear....which is why I've not dropped the C Note on Coverdale and Page no matter how badly I want it....

 

I buy records.

 

I listen to records.

 

As a family, we have about 300 at this point considering that the bulk of that are my records, the wife had some from when she was younger, and I only started about two years ago...I'm moving too quickly perhaps....

 

But right now, I've only got three on order...Buckethead, Bruce Dickinson, and Robert Plant.

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20 minutes ago, Battra said:

I still have about 600 CDs...they're in boxes.

 

In the walk in closet.

 

Behind the clothes.

 

Never to be taken out of the boxes pretty much.

Sell that shit in lots on eBay. I made about 1K selling my CD collection (~500) a few years ago

 

Sold them all by band, then by genre once I hit the bottom of the bucket and had random 1s and 2s

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1 hour ago, zuck said:

I started collecting to fill a constant, nagging emptiness in my life.  Vinyl doesn't seem to be doing the trick. Think I'm gonna try faberge eggs next. Or drugs. Probably  drugs.

Pretty much this, just feed the machine.

Drugs, vinyl, drugs, enamel pins, lace doilies. 
Something like that.

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