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My OCD

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Why can't I just be happy with collecting lower grade books? I'd save so much $$ if I could just be happy with books that fall into the good-fine+ category. All I'd have to do is ignore the outer edges of the books, and focus on the centers, but no, my eyes go directly to the even the smallest of faults, and they bother me. In some instances, the faults won't stop me from buying something, but bother me they do, sometimes occupying my thoughts for long periods of time after seeing them. I'm that way with all things that I collect, like vintage, Halloween ephemera, coins, records, cast iron, animal traps, tin cars and trucks, etc. I wonder if there are others that suffer from the same affliction as I do.....

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haha no, i am the exact opposite , i really appreciate low grade and it's so much cheaper.. i especially like lower grade coins that i can handle without worrying about anything ...

when it comes to higher grade comics i really can't tell much difference between 7.5-9.0 so i am lucky that way that i don't need expensive hi-grade

OCD is great as far as a clean house goes !! not so much for collecting... unless you are well off financially

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Everyone here to a certain extent has OCD, me definitely included. It’s in the DNA of nearly all collectors. Nothing much you can do but accept it (as it’s hard to wean yourself off such a problem). 

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On 12/4/2021 at 5:38 PM, 1950's war comics said:

haha no, i am the exact opposite , i really appreciate low grade and it's so much cheaper.. i especially like lower grade coins that i can handle without worrying about anything ...

when it comes to higher grade comics i really can't tell much difference between 7.5-9.0 so i am lucky that way that i don't need expensive hi-grade

OCD is great as far as a clean house goes !! not so much for collecting... unless you are well off financially

Well off financially, I am not. That fact, along with the OCD, does make for small, space saving collections. In a way, that's a good thing.

Uh-oh, I just noticed that one of my books is askew, which means that I have to go fix it, now. Thanks for your reply!

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On 12/16/2021 at 9:55 AM, goldust40 said:

Everyone here to a certain extent has OCD, me definitely included. It’s in the DNA of nearly all collectors. Nothing much you can do but accept it (as it’s hard to wean yourself off such a problem). 

Thanks for the reply, goldust. It' good to know that I am not alone. I love this place! :smile:

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