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Do you have a proclivity towards hoarding any specific item that you really have no use for?

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  1. P Thought

    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Before I retired I put out almost all my ties--about 200 of them--with a sign that said "Take One". They were all gone in a few days. I kept the ones my mom made for me, and the few that were special gifts from my kids, so I still have about 20 ties, if I ever need to wear one.
     
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  2. telemnemonics

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    Funky rhythm will mess a kid up for sure!
    Are the Bakersfield honkytonks funky?
     
  3. nojazzhere

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    That's EXACTLY what I was referring to.
     
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  4. WalthamMoosical

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    Well, if we're going there, I am sure I have > 20 Minolta SRT bodies in various states of (dis)repair, also at least a dozen 35 mm Minoltas with automatic exposure; and on average, >1 lens for each; all sorts of other stuff too (at least 3 bellows attachments, etc.). At one time I thought I was going to learn how to repair SRT bodies but somehow just haven't yet found the time.
     
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  5. tomkatf

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    Same here but mostly Nikons... around 20 F-era bodies and around 40 manual focus lenses...:eek: Trying to get nice chrome and black body of each F and Nikkormat variant...
     
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    Nope...

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  7. TG

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    No.
     
  8. Boxla

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    I have to constantly keep my collecting urges at bay. It runs in our family. Nonsense collections I have and for some reason I can't bring myself to get rid of this stuff;
    1- The world's largest Bob Marley book collection
    2-A huge collection of seaglass
    3-Large collection of Caribbean beer bottles
    4-large collection of adidas shoes
    5-very large collection of cds, cassette tapes, 8-tracks and vinyl
    6-collection of reggae memorabilia in the tens of thousands
    7-collection of cookbooks
    8-new collection of non functional tea pots
    9-collection of guitars and instruments
    10-collection of baseball cards with guys who have sweet mustaches
    11-collection of filled and empty bourbon bottles
    12- collection of golf books, hundreds of them
    13-collection of lacrosse books
    14-collection of rubber duckies
    15-collection of off-brand Japanese golf balls

    That's all just a sample. I'm sick and need a dumpster.
     
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  9. brookdalebill

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    I think I have enough poor man’s strap locks.
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  10. RodeoTex

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    Coffee mugs, usually with place names on them. Lots with product names (Lifesavers, Tabasco,Del Monte,etc). Lots more with bands/artists.
    I quit actively collecting 15 years ago but people still being them to me.
    I probably have 400.
    I rarely even make coffee at home.
     
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  11. Si G X

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    I do buy (and get gifted) a lot of mugs, I don't really collect them but I do have a lot. They get used though, I do like having a nice mug for my tea.
     
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    We have to stack mugs inside other mugs in the kitchen cabinet, which is the sign you have too many.
     
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  13. Si G X

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    yup, that's the one!!

    ... and 80% of them are mine. :D

    My kids have 2 each, pokemon, zelda and stuff like that, the missus has 3 and I have about 12 ... then we have about 10 'house' ones... too many for a family of 4 that's for sure.
     
  14. SacDAve

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    Thats what started it Fishing tying my own rigs for drift fishing for salmon..........can't think of the last time I went fishing
     
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  15. MarkieMark

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    Stringed instruments I will never play. Rooms full. On the walls, in cases, closets......

    I dont need them. Dont judge me. I do what I want. :cool:

    I grew up "in the garage"
    Dad had the "bolt bucket"
    A five gallon bucket of assorted nuts and bolts. Every time we dumped it out on the floor for a search, we would pause at the one single little chrome acorn nut.....
    "You know what that is? Its a wiper arm nut for a 41' Ford pickup, someone probably would pay good money for that!"
    little did dad realize there was more than one valuable nut in that garage.

    These days, I have somewhat more organized containers of bolts, nuts, washers, bushings, grommets, etc, etc..... Still hoarding, just more organized.
     
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    [​IMG]We buy these when we see them for around $ 30 each (they're Nichols and Stone, solid maple rocking chairs) and we have accumulated maybe 30 of these, even though my girlfriend and I have but one butt each. Sometimes they're as little as $ 10, and a few have come free.

    OK. Some of them are S Bent Brothers, Tell City, or Boling, but most of them are Nichols and Stone. Lots of other types of rockers, don't stay around in the end.
     
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    I have three mixing balls from spray paint cans. Curious what made the rattle, I shot the spent cans with an air rifle to release pressure then wrenched them open. Two are green glass, one is milk white, they're all glass. Marbles! Industrial marbles!
    Now I want to explore more. I'm sure at least two are Duplicolor. In future I will label the marbles with the
    product . I'll stop when I get a consensus.

    paint can mixing marbles.jpg
     
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  18. nojazzhere

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    Your post about "dumping stuff out on the floor" reminded me of one of my favorite tales of wastefulness.
    I worked with a young guy (maybe 24 or 25) in the early nineties, when I was a neon glassblower. We made neon window signs that had to be shipped out, usually UPS. When he built the small crates for shipping, he would usually spill the large-head nails he used all over the floor. When he was finished, rather than pick up the unused nails, he'd just sweep them up and dump them in the trash. After a time or two, I said STOP.....and I would pick them up individually, put them in a box, and store them under my work table. He just LAUGHED at my efforts at saving a few nails.........until the evening we were getting a crate ready that had to get to UPS 'cause they were about to close. Guess what? He was out of nails. He didn't have time to get to a hardware store and still make it to UPS, and he was in a panic. I quietly pulled out my box of his "thrown away" nails, and asked if he wanted to buy some nails. He looked shocked! He said those were HIS nails. I said no......you didn't want to pick them up, and was just gonna throw them away. When I took MY time to salvage them, they became MY nails.......he didn't know if I was serious or not. I finally said.....I just want to make a point.....taking time to pick up the nails didn't just save a few nails.....it saved a time-consuming trip to the hardware store, and allowed making it to UPS. He was relieved, used "my" salvaged nails, and DIDN'T LEARN A THING!!!!!!
    We parted ways soon after, and I suspect he's still wasteful and a fool.......;)
     
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    Artist signature/tour guitar picks. I have hundreds that just sit in a tin.

    I intend to sell them eventually and buy a custom shop Tele.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot... I have so many T-shirts. I still have some from the early 70s. Bins, shelves, duffels, boxes, drawers, all stuffed with them.
     
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