collapse

* Navigation

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Who's Online

* Calendar

November 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
[19] 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

Author Topic: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get  (Read 940 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline writtenhuman

  • Trade Count: (+38)
  • Down Undah Diva
  • ****
  • Posts: 981
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
    • That Monster Mash
Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« on: August 01, 2017, 08:21:26 AM »
Wasn't sure if this should go in off-topic or MH Discussion, since it could apply to collecting other doll lines, so move it if need be!

Onto the topic though: What are things that you've found non-collectors just don't get?

For me, personally, I continually find that unless a case of wonk eye is EXTREMELY noticeable, non-collectors just don't see it. I mean, I know that some of us aren't good at seeing it or aren't picky, but in general I can show a picture of a doll that is very obviously wonky to any non-collector and they'll have no idea what's wrong with the doll, even when I point it out.

Non collectors also tend to come into my room and go "Wow this is messy" because of how packed my room is with dolls despite them being well organized on shelves, when any doll collector I've had see my room goes "Wow this is such a cool set up!"

I also kind of find it funny when non-collectors keep asking why I don't keep all my dolls in box. Because, I mean, some collectors certainly do, but considering how packed my room is do you really think I have the space for that?  ^^; Plus, one of the best parts for me is getting to play with them and redress them and neaten them up from the box. Collectors tend to be familiar with the two sides to collecting, even if they fall more towards NIB or OOB collecting, and aren't surprised when one person does one or the other in my experience.

Offline DogMom

  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Monster Hunter
  • ****
  • Posts: 1067
  • Gender: Female
  • Dog hairs are scent delivery mechanisms.
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 08:55:27 AM »
I think some of it's just going to be the nuances that any 'insider' notices that others don't.

Example, for me, when a non-horse-person looks at a horse, they see…a horse. I see, a particular breed, how well they're groomed, whether they've recently had their hooves trimmed, what their personality is like, yada yada.

What is it that others don't get? I'd say they wonder why I'm interested in something considered a children's toy. Why would I be interested in creating a room box or diorama for my dolls. And why would I buy props and accessories for my dolls to have. Lol to all.

I know the more I learn about MH/EAH, the more I notice and appreciate the details. I love seeing how others organize/display because it inspires me. And even when someone collects or displays differently than I do, I can still appreciate what they're doing and learn something new. I think that's part of being on the 'inside' of collecting.

Great question!
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 09:01:16 AM by DogMom »
"Inescapable change is for puny mortals."     ~Nemesis

Offline Konzern

  • Trade Count: (+15)
  • Freaky Fabulous
  • ***
  • Posts: 490
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 08:58:55 AM »
Off the top of my head, the biggest ones are "You paid how much for that?!" and "You're just throwing your money away!"

For the "You paid how much for that?!" argument, yes I've found things that I cannot afford that I want, and yet even if I could afford it, I'm not sure I could justify the price.  But most collectors don't seem to understand the concept of "Grails."  It's rare, it's hard to find, it's just popular, it's a beauty, whatever your reason for wanting the thing you want most of all, it's your reason.  And it's not their money, but they always want to judge what you spend like it is.

As for "wasting your money," many people don't seem to understand that things gain in value.  And even if they don't, what's the difference in paying $15 for a doll you love and enjoy, and keep in or out of box depending on which makes you happy, and $15 for a movie ticket?  Just because someone else's idea of entertainment is more mainstream like a movie or a night out, doesn't mean a doll or pin or keychain or whatever doesn't mean the same to me. 
Sing with me a song of conquest and fate
The black pillar cracks beneath its weight
Night breaks through the day, hard as a stone
Lost in thoughts all alone

Offline Morieris

  • Trade Count: (+58)
  • MIB Collector
  • *****
  • Posts: 4853
  • Gender: Female
  • you're just jealous because I'm the chosen one
    • View Profile
    • Instagram
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 09:21:30 AM »
Quote
For me, personally, I continually find that unless a case of wonk eye is EXTREMELY noticeable, non-collectors just don't see it. I mean, I know that some of us aren't good at seeing it or aren't picky, but in general I can show a picture of a doll that is very obviously wonky to any non-collector and they'll have no idea what's wrong with the doll, even when I point it out.

That's basically what the guy at FYE said to me when I went to exchange my Mummy funko XD like I get it, it's pedantic, but It cost me 12$ and it's wonky. Not good enough.


Offline Nemesis

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Beast Friends
  • ****
  • Posts: 567
  • Gender: Female
  • Ooh! Shinies! *o*
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 10:35:25 AM »
For me, personally, I continually find that unless a case of wonk eye is EXTREMELY noticeable, non-collectors just don't see it. I mean, I know that some of us aren't good at seeing it or aren't picky, but in general I can show a picture of a doll that is very obviously wonky to any non-collector and they'll have no idea what's wrong with the doll, even when I point it out.

^
This. THIS. It's maddening, really. :/ I don't know how you can not see a huge chunk of paint missing... but people manage.

I also kind of find it funny when non-collectors keep asking why I don't keep all my dolls in box. Because, I mean, some collectors certainly do, but considering how packed my room is do you really think I have the space for that?  ^^; Plus, one of the best parts for me is getting to play with them and redress them and neaten them up from the box. Collectors tend to be familiar with the two sides to collecting, even if they fall more towards NIB or OOB collecting, and aren't surprised when one person does one or the other in my experience.

Many outside of the collecting world assume that all collectors are "in it for the money". There's a persisting misconception that, to collectors, dolls are like stocks and bonds... You buy low, you wait for the value to go up, and then you sell high. A lot of (boring ;)) people just can't seem to grasp the concept of collecting dolls for FUN. Therefore, they rationalize it by thinking of the dolls/toys as "investments".

Offline neon_jellyfish

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • MIB Forbitten Love 2-Pack
  • ****
  • Posts: 1585
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 12:20:32 PM »
I'm blind to eye wonks ^^; But yeah, if you point it out for me, I do get what's wrong, and I do see the really bad ones, I just can understand that someone doesn't see it at all

From my experience, most non-collectors don't get anything about collecting, starting with the very idea of collecting something. These are "it's not judgemental, it's a fact" things other people said to me or my cousin (he has a collection of LOTR dolls).

Why get so many things that will just collect dust?
Why do you collect toys? They're for kids to play with, not for adults to hoard up.
Do you play with them even when you're this old? That's pretty messed up. You should get checked by some specialist.
You're only hoarding these up because you have some mental issue and you don't want to admit it. If you solved that problem, you wouldn't need to collect anything.
How can you spend so much money on such a silly hobby?
These are so ugly/creepy, how can you like something like that?
Why did you buy another one? Don't you have enough already?

I love when I'm told these things by someone who smokes or gets so drunk every friday that they spend whole saturday with a terrible headache and no recollection of previous evening. Their hobby is unhealthy for them and could be dangerous for others, it's as expensive as mine, but it's oh so grown up.

All these people behave as if I were spending their money and using their space. They just can't be happy until everyone on this planet lives in accordance with their standards. And it's not just doll collecting. It's clothing, diet, music...

When someone tries to bother me when I'm out taking photos, I usually offer them to take photo of them with my doll (and they usually walk away with shocked face). I usually try to brush these things off with a smile, but I often snap and get a bit... quite a lot... catty, like "Yes, I'm 28 and I still play with dolls! I also watch anime, sleep hanging like a bat, dance naked in the light of full moon and eat human meat!" or "Yeah, you're right, I should finally grow up. Maybe I'll start smoking like you, because destroying my lungs and smelling like an ashtray is like, so cool!" or "Wow, you've been ranting about my hobby for ten minutes now, you're really interested in it, aren't you? I could give you some tips."
I manage to keep my calm when these things come from complete strangers, but when a (soon to be former) friend does this, I'm one big sneer.

Offline catwater

  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • MIB Forbitten Love 2-Pack
  • ****
  • Posts: 1606
  • Gender: Female
  • Call me Claire.
    • View Profile
    • Tumblr Blog
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 12:43:43 PM »
The biggest one is: why'd you take them out of the box? They're now worthless!! (As if my enjoyment of them is less valuable...) The second one is, why do you have so many of the same ones? I'm like nooo, can't you see, these are the same character from different lines! Their hair is different and their outfits and everything, they're different I swear! But then again I do have a lot of duplicates I use for customizing, I just don't display those lol...
Very rarely do they get the completionist in me that wants to have all versions of a single favorite character... (*cough* Rochelle *cough*)

And lastly people get creeped out by them... something about too many eyes and dramatic horror movies that scarred them as a child. I prefer to see my collection more as a "Toy Story" scenario than "Chucky" hahaha. (When I'm customizing I always have the music from Toy Story 2 stuck in my head... you know the scene where the old guy is fixing Woody up? I like to think I'm giving them painless improvements even though it looks creepy from an outsider perspective...)
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 12:46:04 PM by catwater »
InstagramCustoms Thread ♦  EtsyTumblr!Flickr


Turquoise Overload by Claire Atwater, on Flickr
 

Offline writtenhuman

  • Trade Count: (+38)
  • Down Undah Diva
  • ****
  • Posts: 981
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
    • That Monster Mash
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 01:08:49 PM »
catwater, you totally reminded me that most of the time people think my giant Abbey shelf is all different characters actually! I have to explain that they're just different designs of the same character, and even then they're still are skeptical  ^^; And of course after I tell them they're all the same I get the same reaction as you haha. Which, of course, has the same answer: They're different designs!

Also those things must be really frustrating to hear neon_jellyfish. I'm always pleasantly surprised that I've never come across much outright negativity toward my hobby. My parents and extended family and friends are all really supportive despite not necessarily getting it. My aunt actually buys up dolls at yard sales to send to me  ^^; Sometimes they're in a condition I can't even use for customizing, but she tries and I crazy much appreciate it. I hope you have some supportive people in your life that get or at least support your hobby as well!

Offline dfotw

  • Trade Count: (+21)
  • MIB Signature Jackson
  • ****
  • Posts: 782
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 02:04:28 PM »
neon_jellyfish, I feel you, I've also gotten those comments (from my own father, no less!).

A thing that's earned me many a weird look is me, crouching on the floor of a doll aisle, surrounded by all the boxes of a certain doll and comparing them, choosing the least wonky one, comparing it with the next, choosing the least wonky one, etc, until I'm satisfied I've chosen the best-looking doll in the bunch! I always put everything back in its place after, but I'm sure it makes for a curious sight!

Offline neon_jellyfish

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • MIB Forbitten Love 2-Pack
  • ****
  • Posts: 1585
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 02:16:54 PM »
catwater, you totally reminded me that most of the time people think my giant Abbey shelf is all different characters actually! I have to explain that they're just different designs of the same character, and even then they're still are skeptical  ^^; And of course after I tell them they're all the same I get the same reaction as you haha. Which, of course, has the same answer: They're different designs!

Also those things must be really frustrating to hear neon_jellyfish. I'm always pleasantly surprised that I've never come across much outright negativity toward my hobby. My parents and extended family and friends are all really supportive despite not necessarily getting it. My aunt actually buys up dolls at yard sales to send to me  ^^; Sometimes they're in a condition I can't even use for customizing, but she tries and I crazy much appreciate it. I hope you have some supportive people in your life that get or at least support your hobby as well!

neon_jellyfish, I feel you, I've also gotten those comments (from my own father, no less!).

A thing that's earned me many a weird look is me, crouching on the floor of a doll aisle, surrounded by all the boxes of a certain doll and comparing them, choosing the least wonky one, comparing it with the next, choosing the least wonky one, etc, until I'm satisfied I've chosen the best-looking doll in the bunch! I always put everything back in its place after, but I'm sure it makes for a curious sight!

You're both so sweet, thank you! But don't worry! My family and my few, but awesome friends are really supportive of my hobby. All these negative comments (I get less and less of them, because I cut contacts with people - mostly former classmates - who are like that to me) aren't all that hurtful, what worries me more is how easy it is for me to say not necessarily bad, but still rather snide things. I'd like to be a nice person.

But back to topic. I wonder if this is similar with other collecting hobbies. Do people get snark for collecting stamps, porcelain sets or model cars (or anything else)? I guess there are some collectibles that are more "socially acceptable" than others, but I can't tell which are which - as long as it's not something downright unethical (like things from robbed graves) and you don't endanger anyone with your collection, I don't see a problem with collecting at all.

Edited due to typos.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 03:31:41 PM by neon_jellyfish »

Offline Wuvmykitties

  • Crazy cat and doll lady
  • Assistant Ghouls
  • Trade Count: (+37)
  • Sister Pack
  • *****
  • Posts: 3122
  • Gender: Female
  • Bring me your fakies, your clones, your knockoffs.
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 02:17:39 PM »
Oh heck yes, I get a lot of the comments that neon_jellyfish mentioned.  My brothers just don't get why I love dolls.  For years my coworkers didn't understand either, until we discussed her childhood doll collection (which she still owns) and she discovered how valuable hers were. 

My problem is I sometimes tend to sacrifice quality for wonkiness, especially if I'm in a store and there are ppl - especially teens - who wander into the aisle and make fun of the dolls.  When they're around I try not to do anything, for fear that they'll see me looking at the doll stuff and then poke fun at me next.
love & prayers, Lynda :)
Psalm 37:4

Offline dxgirly

  • Pullip Junkie
  • Trade Count: (+79)
  • MIB Cleo & Deuce 2-Pack
  • *****
  • Posts: 7536
  • Gender: Female
  • <3
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2017, 02:44:15 PM »
"Why/how do you have so many??! You must be rich!"

No, I just don't spend my money going out to eat 5 days a week, getting manicures and pedicures constantly, and have expensive hair appointments every month.

Seriously, I have a friend that does all these things, then cries poor mouth to me and says snotty things like I must be incredibly wealthy. Blahhhhh.... :eesh:

Hey! I'm Nikki! <3 Check Out My Youtube Toy Channel, My BJD Channel and My Gaming Channel 

Offline rayedelsol

  • EAH Obsessed
  • Trade Count: (+36)
  • MIB Collector
  • *****
  • Posts: 5047
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
    • rayedelsol.com
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2017, 03:01:28 PM »
I second everything that has already been said! "Why waste your money on that..." "Wow! This is a lot of money you've spent!" Etc. LUCKILY my husband is not one of those people. As long as the bills are paid and we have food to eat, he isn't complaining. He actually really likes to buy them for me, too.

Many people in my life comment on how many I have or why I take them out of the box. My favorite is probably "You PLAY with them?"  :blink: Yes, Yes I do. My favorite thing to tell people is that I have a room in my house with 400 plastic people. Because that makes me sound totally normal ^.^

Offline Konzern

  • Trade Count: (+15)
  • Freaky Fabulous
  • ***
  • Posts: 490
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2017, 03:04:53 PM »

But back to topic. I wonder if this is similar with other collecting hobbies. Do people get snark for collecting stamps, porcelain sets or model cars (or anything else)? I guess there are some collectibles that are more "socially acceptable" than others, but I can't tell which are which - as long as it's not something downright unethical (like things from robbed graves) and you don't endager anyone with your collection, I don't see a problem with collecting at all.

I kind of agree.  When you tend to see adults collecting, especially as portrayed on television or things like that, you have stamps, sports cards, or model cars.  Those are the kind of things you see people jump to when they think collections, especially adults.  I also think people tend to go to porcelain dolls when you think "doll collector." 

It really should not matter what a person collects, as long as it's legal, it's not hurting anyone, you're not skipping food or paying bills to buy for your collection, and of course you aren't stealing it.  But people judge.
Sing with me a song of conquest and fate
The black pillar cracks beneath its weight
Night breaks through the day, hard as a stone
Lost in thoughts all alone

Offline Melissa

  • Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+51)
  • Gore-geous
  • *****
  • Posts: 6549
  • Gender: Female
  • Rochelle & Maddie fanatic!
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2017, 03:08:14 PM »
The biggest one is: why'd you take them out of the box? They're now worthless!!
See I would say that right there is my main thing non-collectors don't get.

I don't see my collections as some kind of investment. Dolls are not stocks and bonds. If I want to take them out of box, I do... 99% of my dolls are out of box. If I want to change their hair or clothes, I do that too. I pretty much assume that I will never make any kind of profit off my dolls. If I do decide I no longer want some and they sell, that's awesome, but I've also donated some when I just wanted to reclaim some space.

And when I have kids, they will absolutely be allowed to play with my collections (well minus my Pullips) because they. are. TOYS.

Offline Claire

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • MIB Signature Jackson
  • ****
  • Posts: 871
  • Gender: Female
  • Mess with gecko, you get a pecko
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2017, 03:26:22 PM »
Whenever I sell a doll, my mom ALWAYS says "I hope you got what you paid for it."

Ummm...Nobody's gonna pay full retail price for a pre-owned, out of the package used doll when they can get a brand-new one for the same price, mom.


Offline taffeta

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Fearleader
  • ***
  • Posts: 307
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
    • Britrock: The UK Home of the Misfits
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2017, 03:53:16 PM »
A lot of these things ring true for me too.

I don't keep MH in the box but I do keep G1 MLP in the packages. Different collectable, different rules, but with the MIP ones I get the snark sometimes about them being about 'storing value for later sale'. I don't do that. I want them MIP because I like the nostalgia and how they look. I have painstakingly hunted down ponies in UK packaging, which is a ton rarer, and am attempting to get as many of my childhood ponies in the right packages as possible. I feel strongly about not deboxing old toys, but it isn't for reasons of money.
Money is nothing compared to two other things for me with G1 MLP. #1 is nostalgia and #2 is the curiosity of finding information, solving mysteries and my general obsessive interest in the history of MLP in the UK vs the rest of the world.

 Mind you, I know pony collectors who buy a rare(ish) pony and then ask people to value it for them to see if they got a good deal, so some collectors do care about the price element. In my book, you pay for something what you think it is worth, and that you can afford. What other people think only matters if you are selling. If you don't like someone else's price, you don't buy it - never understood buying it then asking for a price valuation O.o.

With dolls I am absolutely not serious in the same way. I mean, my ponies are fun as well, but they have the nostalgia thing which the dolls don't. I never had dolls as a child, I hated them. And my MH dolls I take out of the box when I get them except for a few examples, and I mostly display them but sometimes dress them. I like how expressive they are. But just as with the ponies, I don't care how much they are 'worth'. I just get annoyed at how expensive some of them are, because I refuse to pay pony prices for MH dolls. (A thing non-collectors don't understand - different collections have different rules according to space, price, etc. Just because you collect doesnt mean you thow out top dollar on every single thing. This is something I have to watch with dealers at fairs or sales - if they know you collect, they will jack up the price.

On that same note, there are also the people who think "it's (x brand) so it must be worth something. This happens more to me again with ponies, when there are tons of really common ponies on ebay marked "rare" "htf" and they're in terrible shape and really common. Especially the "don't know it's name, you will know it, it's rare and htf!". Non collectors do not understand that two ponies or dolls or any item that may look identical to them are actually not identical to a collector. What some of you guys were saying about all the different versions of the same character in MH is typical of this. Non-collector would not understand that finding I <3 Fashion Cleo at a second hand sale for pennies is way more exciting than finding, say, FCA Cleo. "But they're the same doll" No they're not. Same applies for ponies. Only I think somehow with MLP it is way more complicated as the rationale for why certain ponies in the same set sell for massively different prices is something only a collector can make sense of.

As for the idiots who spend all their money on drink and nights out they can't remember, I feel bad for them. If you don't want to remember parts of your life where you claim to be having fun, maybe it's time you collected something :P. xD.

I am lucky that my family are fine with my collecting. My parents bought me an Abbey, a Lagoona and a Rochelle for my birthday and easter and Skelita collector doll for Christmas, and Dad also bought me a Pinkie Pie figure as a rolling joke we have since he and I went to a MLP exhibition here in the UK and there was a wall of Pinkie Pie that was just too pink for him to deal with ;) This weekend I was washing trade ponies and they filled the bathroom. Nobody had an issue with it because they knew I would clear them out, and I did.

 The only comment I had recently was a maintenance guy at my hall in London who asked if I wasn't too old to have dolls (I have some of my dolls there) and I said no, you'd be surprised what adults collect these days. But that was it. Nothing else.

I just wish non-collectors would bother to inform themselves before having an opinion on someone else's life. As said above, if it's your money, you are paying your bills, not in debt and not hurting anyone, it's nobody else's problem.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 03:55:36 PM by taffeta »
我が生きる場所は
生と死の狭間

Offline Claire

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • MIB Signature Jackson
  • ****
  • Posts: 871
  • Gender: Female
  • Mess with gecko, you get a pecko
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2017, 04:58:51 PM »
The only reason I've ever considered not taking any of my dolls out of their packages is because the packaging and presentation of everything looks so nice, I hate to ruin it and just want to preserve it...And even then, I've wanted to buy a duplicate, because my dolls ALWAYS come out. XD I wanted another SDCC Katana because of this, and I was REALLY close to getting another when MattyCollector had her on sale for $25...But in the end I just didn't have enough room to put the whole box out on display, and I'd feel bad getting another one just for her to sit in my closet, and someone else who actually would display her wouldn't have the chance to get her.

Offline Majesty

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Creative Kitty
  • ****
  • Posts: 651
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2017, 03:02:14 PM »
My parents don't understand my collecting habits and very much disapprove of it.  I still live at home so every now and then (more often than I'd like) I get crap about buying things, it's mostly from my Mom.
 She says I could spend my money on other things, she says I have no room (which I do now since I got rid of 95% of my dolls).  She tells me I'm too old (I'm like OK  :P ).  I bought some of the G2 dolls, all the signatures,
 except Ari and three of the electrified dolls.  My Mom told me I can't buy anymore MH dolls or I'm looking for an apartment.  I have tons of room now that most of my dolls are gone and even though I don't plan on having as many dolls as I've had I don't deserve to be spoken to that way.  I almost always deposit something in the bank and I work hard at my job, even if it's just McDonald's and I don't see why I can't spend my money on what I want.

I had thought about buying some G1 dolls but now I can't.  I order from amazon and sometimes if I want to be sneaky and get something when nobody is home I order and have it arrive on a day off I get during the week if I'm lucky to get one.  Sadly my managers don't post the schedule when they're supposed to and by the time it's ready it's too late to order anything for that day I have off.

Sorry to complain I just get tired of it.

Also my parents complained about the clutter I had with my dolls so when I got rid of them they still complained.  Mostly from my Mom but she tells me how much money I wasted and I could have used that money to buy a house.  I guess she thinks my dolls were worth hundreds of dollars each.  Also, I didn't have nearly as many as other people, probably not even a quarter of that.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 03:04:14 PM by Majesty »

Offline leenetje

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Voltageous
  • ***
  • Posts: 203
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2017, 03:02:46 AM »
how much money i spent on the packing boxes to be able to safely move my dolls. I've just moved out of my parents home so needed to move my dolls. I wanted them to all survive and be safe without staining or messed up hair and stuff. So I went to buy shipping boxes for wine bottles. In each cardboard box fitted 12 bottles, so 12 dolls. Considering i have about 200 when you put together all the brands like barbie, DCSHG, MC2,... that's a lot of cardboard boxes for 5 dollars each.

But i wanted my dolls safe, so i made sure they would be safe.