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Do you have display cabinets full of stuff? With it all neatly labelled, cross-referenced and entered into a database. Have you been to a convention? Do other collectors look up to you in awe?

I thought I was above this one. I'm not that autistically geeky that I have a Collection with a capital C. But no, I remembered I'm hoarding away every version of "Inside Macintosh" ever published.

What do you collect? And why? I mean, what makes you do it?

(, Thu 11 Jan 2007, 16:52)
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Loose change
As a lad I was saving up for a radio control car. You know the type you make yourself and cost an arm and a leg. My Dad intervened with the bribe of going 50/50 on an Amiga computer so I never got one.

Anyway, whilst saving up I discovered the change machine at the local swimming pool.

Every time we went there for school PE I'd change my newest savings into copper coins.

SO, after many many months I had a shoe box containing £120 in copper coins.

This had a double whammy effect;

It was too bulky/heavy for me to spend any of it so I avoided temptation. Plus it REALLY pissed off the man at the local post office when I decided to pay it all in to my savings account :-)

On a side note, during one extended pillaging of the change machine I exhausted it of coins and to my dismay it only dispensed 2 x 1p coins for my 10p instead of 2 x 1p + 4 x 2p.

I was gutted at the 8p I lost for every one of the 5 coins I put in before I noticed. I think that was when I decided to stop with the copper coins.

Length? It took him about an hour to count it all and I held all the pensioners in a queue!
(, Thu 18 Jan 2007, 11:06, Reply)

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