Oh, I'm still giggling. I know it's probably a tad narcissistic to giggle at your own put-downs on people, but I loved the part where I wished you would move away and stop bothering people. Every time I stop giggling, I think about how much more true we continue to make it, and I giggle even more. In all honesty, I know exactly what I would do with that much dough, but 1.) I don't need your edification on my personal dealings, and 2.) I imagine you really frustrated not knowing, and not having more fodder to continue your attempts to belittle me as well. I have to go mow the lawn, I'll stop in later. Gonna listen to some Taylor Swift while I do it. Gonna rule.
Basically, Nero9000's response represents much of what's wrong with society. He equates the use of money as a means to improve societies ills. You'll note in my only response to him that it's not money our society needs, it's caring people who would rather help lift each other up than tear them down.
" improving society starts with yourself, being a caring person, making educated comments, inspiring people to do better."
Nothing in that quote costs money, just time and human effort. Unfortunately Nero9000 would rather engage in hostility and basic nastiness. He will undoubtedy not be introspective about his comments, and will instead come back with some thoughtless, negative retort, never understanding that the attitude he is showcasing is in large part a major ill of our society. He believes that angry, judgmental posts (verbal actions to a stranger) are somehow not as destructive as physical actions. When in fact, both are wrong and hurtful.
Instead of judging a stranger, he might want to better understand them not suggest they see a "psychiatrist" as he said to me. I feel bad for him, there seems to be a lot of hostility and anger that he chooses to vent by belittling a stranger in a manner that seems anonymous.... I mean even his Emoji seems angry... But the truth is I use my real name, I don't hide behind a screen name like "Nero9000" and I am proud of most of my actions... I do my best, I only responded to this thread because I received multiple requests by people wondering what my motivation is.
I don't feel any need to defend it, as my family is well taken care of, my children are growing up healthy and happy, my wife owns 28 restaurants and employees over 600 people.... I work hard in my day job, we dedicate time and resources to many charities, and I am surrounded by friends....
Nero, I hope you find some positive things in your life, your words aren't constructive, they are destructive, but really they just consume and destroy you...
I love this thread, it shows the highs & lows of what people can be. Its some of the most interesting & entertaining posts I've ever read on any toy forum. I wish all of you the best
All of my "negative" comments were a part of a critique of your collecting habits, not you as a person. Since you've taken the effort to come here and explain your research strategy I figured you invited discussion and critique of it. The fact you respond with completely unrelated potshots about avatars and screen names makes me suspect your self-esteem is hanging by a very thin thread. You don't feel the need to defend your collecting, yet here you are? I think there's a part of you that's quite rightly embarrassed by this endeavor of yours, and it's that part I'm writing this post for. You've probably learned what you're going to learn from the buying phase, and it's time to move on to the selling phase.
Love and kisses.
From what I can tell he came on here to explain what was going on to collectors who were wondering. he even went as far as giving a PSA to those misinformed who think collecting gi joes is an investment (and i will too if anyone thinks collecting joes is an investment you will be wrong buy them because they make you happy and that's it).
If it's that important to you do what you can to make the world a better place and change people's live and inspire others to do the same. Being positive is much more inspirational than being negative IMHO.
My Want List:
My Sale List:
And all this time I thought someone was trying corner the market on the old ones before Black Major produced reproduction ones.
I'm a little sad since I really think this is one figure Black Major could have been done in a lot of new paint schemes.
Well now I'll wait to see these Snow Serpents sold off in lots....in a couple of years.
Gi joe helped me to learn to swim! And knowing was half the battle!
Skystriker's to Trade list http://forums.yojoe.com/showthread.p...414#post287414
Skystriker's Wants list http://forums.yojoe.com/showthread.p...413#post287413
Skystriker's Body Parts wants /trade http://forums.yojoe.com/showthread.php?t=64536
Here's some pics of my stuff http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
With that volume of figures, I would imagine that the condition of the figures would run the gamut. I was wondering how durable has the figure been these past 30 years. What I mean is breakage, like broken thumbs, crotches, and any other possible breaks
So much to do, so many things to distract me.
Check out what I've been doing at JoeDios here
Besides erich, did you already state that you will be selling the figures off (probably at a loss) when you have finished the experiment? Sure you may be hoarding them now, but it won't be forever.
What's the current tally? I love this experiment.
Take it easy,
Vintage, International, 25th and ROC WANT List: http://forums.yojoe.com/showthread.p...821#post468821