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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I flip to afford the hoard. I’m always hunting a for a steal. I’ll find some ridiculously good prices online and at thrift stores. Overtime I buy a bunch of watches at $5-$30 that I know I can resell for more. I play around with them and then eventually flip them. And I use that money to buy something that I really want, and those are the watches that go in the hoard.


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    I buy with the intention of keeping them.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I haven't always done it this way, but now I'm at the point where if I don't wear it, it gets sold. Most often to fund other purchases. For me at least, I've found that ownership is not where all of the enjoyment lies in this hobby. There is the experience of owning, but also the hunt, the research, and selection process that are a large part of the fun. Then, when I sell a watch I still have the experience of having owned it. I've even sold off many of my most renowned customs, mostly because the thrill for me was dreaming them up and bringing those ideas to fruition.

    Also, I've sold off pretty much all of my limited edition G's. I never bought them with the intention to sell, but when I saw some the exorbitant premiums they go for on the Bay I just couldn't help putting them up. It got to the point that many of them were worth more financially than the enjoyment they brought me to wear, especially when you factor in the fact that when they became valuable I started worrying about damaging them with Casio limiting resin on most of these models. In fact, a good portion of my Swiss mechanical collection was funded through the selling of rare G's. I think some of the snobs in the "Why G-Shock" threads would be amazed at the prices some of them fetched.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I am no hoarder or collector - if I don't wear or think that I won't wear a watch enough, I sell it.

    I don't keep track of the income/expenditure of watches. This is one of my hobbies, why am I making money if I can't spend it on things that I like? (what's left after the necessities of course)

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Thanks for all the input that has been shared. I do have a feeling that the longer you spend time collecting and as the collection grows larger, at least the thought of selling off under utilized watches starts to creep in. Also, as many of you have been collecting for several years, with new technology coming fast and furious the square you bought 15 years ago isn’t as important as the brand new shiny MTG with Bluetooth capability. I have 30 G-Shocks now and while I’m not ready to sell any now, I would love to pick up my first MR-G. I really like the MRG-G1000DC and that might require unconventional thinking! Thanks again, this has been fun reading.


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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    A few of us here have been doing this insanity for decades.

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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    When starting out, I never understood why people would flip.

    About a year or so in, I got it and started flipping.

    Nowadays, my buying is a lot more refined and flipping has slowed down.



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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    Guess at some point you just have to flip to get the full experience.
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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    i call it the "bst" buy /sell /trade.

    its embedded in any hobby

    everyones a buyer ...some hit the other side and enjoy both sides of the deal
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    Re: Do you flip or hoard?

    I’m a hoarder through and through - no doubt about it.

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