Need Input From Fellow Thompson Enthusiast
Posted 23 September 2004 - 06:32 PM
As most Thompson collectors know, really only other Thompson collectors appreciate these items. Displaying them out in the open tends to draw concern rather than interest from neighbors and other kids parents who may visit.
I hope to move to a smaller dwelling soon and am wondering what to do with these items. Displaying them will definitely be out of the question due to a lack of room. The other option is to put them in the box and take them out to fondle once a year, or stop being a pack rat and sell the stuff keeping maybe one or two items. (The Thompson, drums and mags are excluded as these are my keeper items)
Only true Thompson enthusiast can understand my dilemma and provide true feedback.
I have giving my 2-cent plenty of times. This time I am looking for yours.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 06:40 PM
yes you could sell/share it with the rest of us. however if ever you want to see or hold an item you once had but parted with, in my mind would justify keeping the stuff.
there may come a time that you might not even have the chance to get back what you once had.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:10 PM
You could send me an "Early Christmas Present" and still come up and shoot with me!!!!!?????.........
JUST TRYING TO HELP OUT !!!!!!............
Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:40 PM
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:48 PM
Edited by SamG, 23 September 2004 - 09:49 PM.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:00 PM
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Posted 24 September 2004 - 04:29 AM
you'll regret never having kept the stuff. And you may
never be able to replace some of it.
That being said, however, (and as everyone else has
noted) let me know if you want to sell any of it.
Posted 24 September 2004 - 05:57 PM
Whenever I think I have too much "stuff" I'll lay it all out, then take pictures of all of it (just to prove to myself that I really did own it at one point) then I'll pick out a MOST FAVORITE item and sell off the rest. too much becomes clutter (seen that before in this post!!).
Pick your favorite piece and peddle the rest. THEN take the money you made from the sale and buy one item you really always wanted.
Kinda like recycling the relics, in a way.
BTW, whaddya have fer sale??
Posted 24 September 2004 - 09:44 PM
Since then I finished my garage into a den. That's right, I threw out the car and put in a sub floor, insulated, installed a gas heater, alarm system with heat and smoke dectectors, track lighting, wall to wall carpet, the works.
I still need to invest in another safe, probably when income tax comes back in 05.
Next AC, but don't tell the wife! She already thinks my cheese slipped off my cracker.
Posted 25 September 2004 - 08:22 PM
Posted 25 September 2004 - 09:27 PM
|She already thinks my cheese slipped off my cracker.|
That IS funny!
I like the room!
Posted 26 September 2004 - 07:09 AM
Well kept long-term storage facilities can be rented fairly reasonably in most areas. Replacement of Thompson memorablia not so cheaply.
As many of us (myself included) have lamented, I only regret the guns I sold and the guns I didn't buy. That may apply to memorablia as well.
Best to you regardless of your decision. Not an easy one, for sure.
Posted 26 September 2004 - 11:59 AM