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Old 30 July 2004, 17:03   #41
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Well, in your case the collection actually has a physical value, as well as nostalgic and personal value. In the case of anyone with a huge bunch of pirated games, it wouldn't have any value at all, other than the usefulness of it (which really isn't the point of collecting).

People who collect stamps don't really care much for the overproduced ordinary stamps that everyone have, but it's the rarer and less common stamps that have any value. It's the same with original games vs pirated copies.
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Old 30 July 2004, 18:57   #42
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Actualy there are many stamp collectors that collect new stamps direct from the post office just like there are millions of people collecting who collect the new quarters with the state seals on the back of them (produced in the billions and will never be worth more then a quarter). Monetary value and scarcity are not always important to a collector, completing a series or topic is what they are after.
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Old 30 July 2004, 21:11   #43
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Exactly, and that something is just a series of bits on a computer hd doesn't _really_ matter either. As long as it is an entity of some sort, it can be collected and there will most likely be people who find satisfaction by collecting it.

Monetary value is completely irrelevant. My grandmother collected nice-looking rocks. Hardly worth any money, but she was quite happy to pull them out from time to time to look at them and show them to us kids. The actual value of my game collection is also completely uninteresting to me. The only time money ever gets into the equation is when I buy the actual games. I won't sell them again, so it doesn't matter what they're worth.
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Old 30 July 2004, 21:21   #44
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That depends of the edition you have, i have a large dvd collection, and whenever i got the chance i buy nice collector's editions that usually have only a thousand or so copies... So if in the future i want to sell them they are worth much more money that the actual price i bought them...
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I think it's a personal thing. I said "to me it's worthless". My 600 disks are just 600 disks with Amiga software in them, I don't consider them a collection of any sorts.
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A couple weeks ago I was stupid enough to leech the ENTIRE MAME 0.81 archive off bittorrent O_O

It's gone now though, I can think of better uses for ~10GB HD space
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That depends of the edition you have, i have a large dvd collection, and whenever i got the chance i buy nice collector's editions that usually have only a thousand or so copies... So if in the future i want to sell them they are worth much more money that the actual price i bought them...
You assume somebody in the future would want them, this may or may not be the case. If you look at any major collectables they all have HUGE price peaks and valleys over the years and even the same item can vary alot just because of condition.

Anybody who buys an item with resale value in mind is not a collector, they are a speculator.
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Old 31 July 2004, 13:17   #48
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Err... i didn't say that i wanted to sell them!
I said that *if* i wanted to sell them they have resounable value...
( this was an answer to those that said that a collection was only priceless to those who collect, with no monetary value what so ever )
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Thanks for your opinions and thanks for sharing them.

I've actually decided to still collected games images but only of the games I really want. So i'm satisfying both my interests of collecting 'classic' games & playing them!
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That depends of the edition you have, i have a large dvd collection, and whenever i got the chance i buy nice collector's editions that usually have only a thousand or so copies...
Personally, I am aware of very few "collector's editions" that are actually limited number.
  • Stargate (movie not series)
  • classic Disney animated movies
  • The Matrix (came in a big box with a film cel & other stuff)
Some others came with a cardboard sleeve over the box & that's the only difference (eg Final Fantasy). A lot of the time, it's just a marketing thing - the only DVD available is the "limited collector's edition" that is still being produced many years later.

Talking about downloading games you don't have time to play... I've bought games I haven't had time to play!
When I see a game I want at a decent price I buy it, but am often too busy to play. I have games from probably a year ago that I haven't even installed yet...

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The old Critereon DVD's are quite collectable.

But what is a Limited Number ?

A limited edition of The Beatles White Album could be considered limited if they produced only 500,000 copies. More than 500,000 Beatles fans would want to buy this.
 
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I have:

"Alien Quadrilogy" that is limited to 200,000 copies worldwide
- Comes in a special DigiPack with 9 DVD's

"The Hulk: Collector's Edition" that is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide
- Comes in a special case, with a reissue of the 1st comic of The Hulk, and 5 storyboards from 5 different artists, etc

These two are "really" limited.

Others that a have, have a "collector's edition" with limited packaging for example, like:

Fight Club
The Fifth Element
Saving Private Ryan
and so one, and so one.

And yes some "Collector's series" are just a marketing trick to attract people to buy the same product...
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