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Posted on Sep 6th 2008 at 02:57:35 AM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collectors Dillema, Collection, Polls, Opinions

Playability vs Collectibility

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Playability vs Collectibility

Let's say you bought a duplicate of a game, so now you've got two of the exact same game. One looks like garbage: the label is torn and dirty, but plays perfectly. On the other hand, the other one looks like it's in mint condition, but it just will not play. Which would you keep if you could only keep one?
For the sake of argument, let's say it's a game where you can not simply switch the boards from one game to another.
Would your opinion change if it was a game you know you would never play? Or a game that you'd play so much you'd certainly ruin the label anyway?





Posted on Aug 17th 2008 at 09:26:15 PM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collectors Dillema, Collecting

To buy or not to buy?

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To buy or not to buy, that is the question.
Sorry for the cliche title, but I just had to do it.

We've all been there. You're at your choice of establishment for game buying; garage sale, flea market, Goodwill, etc. You see a game on the shelf, you check your printed out RF Generation collection list and see that you already own a CIB mint condition copy of the game. But, you know the game is worth much more than what it is selling for at this establishment.
So here is the dilemma, buy the game with the full intent of re-selling it or leave it there for the next collector who does not already have the game.
For the sake of argument, let's say the price on the game is $1, would your opinion change if the game was a $10, $50, $100, $1000+ valued game?



Posted on Aug 7th 2008 at 01:03:53 AM by (NES_Rules)
Posted under Collectors Dillema, Collection, Polls, Opinions

Welcome to my newest blog series, happily called the "Collector's Dilemma". In this weekly series, I will give a short introduction and then turn to you, the readers, to get your opinions on a very important topic to the collecting community.

What to keep, oh what to keep?

What to keep, oh what to keep?

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As collectors, we all face the inevitable scenario of duplicates. Some of us insist on keeping everything just in case something happens to the other one, but most of sell or trade off one of the others. I don't know about the rest of you, but I scrutinize both pieces and first check for any variations; assuming they're both the same, I keep the higher quality one and sell the lesser one. However, with my recent acquisition of a near mint boxed Power Pad,  I've come to a serious dilemma. See, the problem is that I already have a boxed Power Pad, though the box is in poor condition.
So now, you're probably wondering what the dilemma is. Keep the near mint one and sell the crappy one, case closed. But here's the kicker; the poor condition is the one from my childhood, yep the same Power Pad little 3 year old NES_Rules used to play World Class Track Meet on, also the same pad I learned that you can "run" with your hands a hell of a lot faster than you can with your feet.
So, this week's dilemma is: what to keep, the treasured childhood memory or the near mint treasure that looks a lot nicer on the shelf. So, members of RF Generation, which would YOU keep? Of course, one could just keep both, but for the sake of argument, let's say you can only keep one.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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