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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
Just wondering, at what age will you decide to stop buying comics/new/old?? Is there even an answer to this question?

Nobody wants to think of their immortality, but, let's say you knew you were going to kick the bucket in a year or two, how would this affect your collecting goals?
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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
I expect to buy less once I retire. However, I may still stay in the hobby, trying to complete a few runs, buying a few keys and older comics here and there, etc.

I doubt I'll buy any new issues then. I don't buy many now, though, so that's not a big change.
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Collector comicsforme private msg quote post Address this user
Me and my wife have just retired so i stopped buying comics and will probably start getting rid of my collection.I will keep a few of my best covers just for me then when i croak i will give the rest to a good benifit.😔😁Cant bring it with you.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
I have over 80 long boxes.
I just sorted and am selling off 40 boxes - Thinking I've begun my descent into no more buying; and selling / reaping the rewards of all I've done over 35 years.

Then.........just this week .....

I bought a Silver Lot of Phantom Strangers
Then I bought a Lot of Marvel 70s Amazing Adventures
Then I bought a bunch of other single Silver/Bronze back issues.

How does that saying in Godfather #3 go? Just when I thought I was out, they drag me back in.

Oh the pain... the pain of it all
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
I'm currently "retired" but find myself still buying comics and investing in books. I think it gives me something constructive to do. I don't actually read the books so I guess although I appreciate the art, the monetary aspect is my primary motivation.

if i knew I was going to kick the bucket soon, I think I would still maintain the hobby because its a vice I dont see as having a truly negative aspect.

In the end hopefully I'll still have books to sell when I'm dead and not sold all to survive....
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
At this point I don’t think I’ll have the luxury of retiring so I’m planning on dying at my desk, probably with a book or two en route in the mail
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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
Perhaps I should have asked..."will you desire to be buried with your collection"?
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@brysb

I'd be pretty pissed off at anybody that says yes
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
I rarely buy new issues, and have limited my wants to a handful of titles. And I have been trying to sell off comics not on my want list for the last few years. I figure at my current selling rate I will have to live to be well over 100 years old to sell off most of my books. So I have that for incentive to live a long life (hell, my mom's 92 and still doing okay).
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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
Well, I find myself becoming more of a trade/collected edition kinda guy these days, but...I say I may as well collect until I am unable to read. Why end the joy just because the end is getting closer??
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
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if i knew I was going to kick the bucket soon


There will be no kicking of buckets in this Forum!
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Collector Haljordanfan private msg quote post Address this user
I’d plan of giving my sons my collection in advance if my death or liquidation in full.
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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Bronte
if i knew I was going to kick the bucket soon


There will be no kicking of buckets in this Forum!
I am 54, but in another 50 years I strive to be alive and quote you!
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Collector comicsforme private msg quote post Address this user
Do most of you that are still buying comics have a wife???My wife says a nuff is a nuff.We plan on using the money to travel in the good USA.Maybe a travel trailer.
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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
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I rarely buy new issues, and have limited my wants to a handful of titles. And I have been trying to sell off comics not on my want list for the last few years. I figure at my current selling rate I will have to live to be well over 100 years old to sell off most of my books. So I have that for incentive to live a long life (hell, my mom's 92 and still doing okay).


You have made a lot of people happy with selling, keep it up, don't ever give up, there are more buyers out there, no need to reach 100+ to liquidate your stock IMO!
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Collector HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
I live in the now, I don’t know when I’ll die. So i’ll Go with yes, it could be tomorrow.
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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
I plan on having a Viking funeral. They will build a wooden raft, pile my comics on it and place my lifeless husk on top. Then oil will be poured over everything. They will shove the raft out into the lake. After a Viking horn is blown, an archer will fire a flaming arrow unto the raft igniting the oil, the comics and me. The raft will float into the sunset as my comics and body turn to ashes and smoke. However, they will have to wait a week to 10 days after I die to make sure they put all the comics from Ebay on there.

That is my vision, but the reality is that I'll keep buying comics until I run out of money or time.
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@comicsforme - I have been married for almost 34 years and we sold the travel trailer last year. My wife says I can buy all the comics I want, as long as I get rid of 10 comics for every one that comes in. And if you think about it, you actually have to sell off like 20 to 30 or more fairly common books to be able to afford to buy 1 semi-decent one.
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Collector Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
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if i knew I was going to kick the bucket soon


There will be no kicking of buckets in this Forum!


I've been predicting my death I have been 23. One of these days I gotta be right.....
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Bronte
if i knew I was going to kick the bucket soon


There will be no kicking of buckets in this Forum!
No more, you mean.
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Collector HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
@comicsforme, he means it.....
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Collector Siggy private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by brysb
Just wondering, at what age will you decide to stop buying comics/new/old?? Is there even an answer to this question?

Nobody wants to think of their immortality, but, let's say you knew you were going to kick the bucket in a year or two, how would this affect your collecting goals?


If I knew I had a year or two, I would not. Any income I'd be making would be in preparation to minimize any lasting burdens on my family.

Otherwise, who knows? I just bought a book, so if I die in bed tonight, the answer is 'yes' lol.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
I'm a reader so I'll probably have a comic waiting for me somewhere.

* That was my first thought, but then I realized that if I know what's coming I'm not going to keep a pull list or order something new. Given our medical system I might have to sell everything I own to keep a roof overhead. So I guess it depends on how that death bed shows up.
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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by brysb
Just wondering, at what age will you decide to stop buying comics/new/old?? Is there even an answer to this question?

Nobody wants to think of their immortality, but, let's say you knew you were going to kick the bucket in a year or two, how would this affect your collecting goals?


If I knew I had a year or two, I would not. Any income I'd be making would be in preparation to minimize any lasting burdens on my family.

Otherwise, who knows? I just bought a book, so if I die in bed tonight, the answer is 'yes' lol.


A family man first...I admire you to INFINITY & BEYOND!!
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Collector Buzzetta private msg quote post Address this user
Mark your calendars...

Buzzetta is slated for retirement in a little under ten years (3,581 days) to be exact.

I want 60-75% of all of my collections to be sold off... the money will go to the bank to pad my account... I will be selling the house and downsizing and will look elsewhere.

If I get married in the next ten years I want 60-75% of all of my collections to be sold off... the money will go in the bank to pad my account... who knows about the house...

I would keep the 3.5 AF15 and the 1.8 and probably sell off the 6.0.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Jesse_O
I plan on having a Viking funeral. They will build a wooden raft, pile my comics on it and place my lifeless husk on top. Then oil will be poured over everything. They will shove the raft out into the lake. After a Viking horn is blown, an archer will fire a flaming arrow unto the raft igniting the oil, the comics and me. The raft will float into the sunset as my comics and body turn to ashes and smoke. However, they will have to wait a week to 10 days after I die to make sure they put all the comics from Ebay on there.

That is my vision, but the reality is that I'll keep buying comics until I run out of money or time.


If you have ever seen Deadman with Johnny Depp. (One of my all time favorite movies) his death at the end is a version of the Viking funeral.
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
I will stop when I dont find anymore holes to fill or art/stories of interest.
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Collector DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by comicsforme
Do most of you that are still buying comics have a wife???My wife says a nuff is a nuff.We plan on using the money to travel in the good USA.Maybe a travel trailer.

I've been married 15 years tomorrow (09/10). My wife does not mind at all that I buy comics. She's not really into it, but she's cool with me doing it.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
The wife and I support each other’s hobbies and don’t interfere. I notice I have been buying less being newly retired and with more time, listing more non keys, and barely keys on EBay. Now I think I do not have enough boxes left that are show fodder for a show table, should they resume.
I know guys who’s houses are stuffed basement to attic with boxes, and storage units besides, they will purchase until death, and are a cautionary example. I think I will buy an occasional book or series, but will continue to refine to fewer, but the better books, just a hobby I like, probably until my robot body.
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Collector michaelekrupp private msg quote post Address this user
I would like to think there will come a day when I will stop buying and focus only on reading my hoard. I keep telling myself that and yet I still keep buying more comics than I read. Probably when I stop working I will stop buying and hopefully be content with my library as it is at that point. I may sell off my “money” comics at some point, but the bulk of my collection I plan to retain and enjoy when I don’t have to work anymore.
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