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    Getting rid of old magazines

    And no, before you ask, it's not one of those moments ...

    Just been up in the loft, because I wanted to post in a music-based forum about Robin Beck (#1 in 1988 with "First Time") and I thought I had an old Record Mirror with an interview; then I thought, is this really worth hanging on to a 30 year old stash of music mags for? Also, I have cricket magazines (mainly The Cricketer, but also Wisden Cricket Monthly) going back to the early 70s. Now, I know deep down that I am never going to read any of these magazines again. The pleasure, if any, derives from owning them, and knowing that they're there if I wanted to refer to one of them. And clearly people are divided into hoarders and chuckers-out, and I think I know which I am. Does anyone have any advice on how to approach this? I did get rid of about ten years' worth of Q mags a few years ago (that was a car job!) so I know I'm capable of doing it, if need be.

    (I think I'm more interested to hear from those who are collectors themselves, and have a similar problem, than those who never keep anything, and can't see what the problem is)

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    All I can say is that I was genuinely gutted when my mother slung out my old NMEs & Melody Makers that weren't hurting anyone in her garage. Doesn't even ****ing drive and has two sheds for her own crap.

    We're naturally hunter gatherers, there's an evoluntionary imperative at work in keeping old mags.

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    My gut feeling (and as I write this I'm looking at a pile of RMs about 10 inches high) is to keep the older copies, and chuck out the most recent, if room needs to be made. A copy of The Cricketer from 1930 is clearly worth more than one from 1990; however, they have to be pretty old before they acquire any sort of resale value, as I think Martin would confirm. As a start (of sorts) I've stopped keeping my cricket mags since last year.

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    I've just about run out of space in which to house my collection - the choices are build an extension or just wait till my eldest goes back to Uni and I get his room back - getting rid of anything (other than him or a bit of garden) simply not an option


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    All I can say is that I was genuinely gutted when my mother slung out my old NMEs & Melody Makers that weren't hurting anyone in her garage. Doesn't even ****ing drive and has two sheds for her own crap.
    that's outrageous Brumbers - I suggest sackcloth and ashes for her next Xmas present

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    My parents got rid of all my copies of Sonic the Comic not long ago, I was utterly dismayed.

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    I used to collect the beano and then playstation magazines when I got a little older but I'm not much of a hoarder and have lost taste in computer games so got rid of them ages ago.

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    Yeah same actually, had stacks of N64/Dreacmast/Playstation Magazines. Imagine they've probably all been thrown out by now. Would still occasionally buy magazines of that type though, if the same content wasn't available online for free anyway.

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    Not many poeple bought a dreamcast. Did you ever have crazy taxi by any chance? Love that game.

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    Loved the Dreamcast. Amongst my favourite consoles for sure. And yeah, had Crazy Taxi, was gun. Sonic Adventure and Shenmue got the most play time from me though.

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    Heard only good things about Shenmue.

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    Best game ever. Not kidding. Could play it through again now, and would still stand up well against many other things that have been released since.

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    I think my brother has a collection of Amstrad Actions from the mid-80s somewhere and also a collection of one of those "the first edition is 1 quid, but you'll have to take out a mortgage the size of a small African country to afford the whole set" magazines somehow related to the Acorn Electron somewhere.

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