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Offline Kregaaron

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What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« on: February 19, 2011, 03:14:26 am »
Alright, I'm in a sort of interesting predicament. Over the years (around 12ish) I've collected quite a bit of old gaming magazines, largely because I almost never have thrown away any of the gaming magazines I received in the mail. However, at this point, it's becoming too much for me, as now I live in a rather small apartment, I simply don't really have the space to spare, so while I don't really want to get rid of them, it seems I must. However, I don't simply want to throw them away, as something just feels wrong about tossing them, I can't say sure why, I guess maybe the feeling I'd throw away an issue that no one else has a copy of, and thus being permanently lost through the dust bin of history. so I'm looking for other options.

I'm thinking either selling, donating to whatever parties interested in such items, or a combo of both. Any suggestions though?



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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 04:47:47 am »


Hmm, that is a predicament.

One solution if you have a whole lot of time on your hands and the necessary equipment is to scan all of those mofos and save them to a hard drive/upload them somewhere on the 'net. That way you can safely throw out or give away the papery shells while preserving the information.
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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 07:20:42 am »
I'd keep some of the better/older ones in storage. Would be nice to have in a few decades.
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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 08:21:49 am »
Keep and preserve them. Give them to your grandchilden. They will then sell them in an auction in an era where paper has been replaced with flash drives you slot into your neck, and they will be rich!

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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 09:33:44 am »
Shame money will have been replaced by summary excecution by then.
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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 10:17:23 am »
Burn them.
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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 10:23:10 am »
Recycle them

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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2011, 10:51:46 am »
Keep them somewhere.  Seal them up tight and store them deep in your parent's basement.  One day those magazines will hold precious memories, and will be very cool to show your kids and grandkids.
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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 11:45:30 am »
Stop by a flea market, put them up on craigslist or an auction site. People will totally buy the stuff.
I've got a box full of OPM and EGM myself. Oh memories.
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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011, 02:11:52 pm »
Buy a bigger house!
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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2011, 04:15:37 pm »
Keep and preserve them. Give them to your grandchilden. They will then sell them in an auction in an era where paper has been replaced with flash drives you slot into your neck, and they will be rich!

I've been thinking of preservation myself, at least of some of them. Any ideas?

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Stop by a flea market, put them up on craigslist or an auction site. People will totally buy the stuff.
I've got a box full of OPM and EGM myself. Oh memories.

I've been thinking either craigslist or ebay myself, at least for some of them. Tons of old EGMs myself, dating back so many years  

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Keep them somewhere.  Seal them up tight and store them deep in your parent's basement.  One day those magazines will hold precious memories, and will be very cool to show your kids and grandkids.

Parents basement would be a good option, if it existed for me! I may rent a storage unit for them though.

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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2011, 04:23:32 pm »
Edit your posts. Don't double triple quadruple post.

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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2011, 04:25:01 pm »
Edit your posts. Don't double triple quadruple post.

Sorry, I'll merge them.

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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2011, 06:20:21 pm »
Depending on the quality, keep them. wish i'd kept my old The One Amiga magazines, they were a hoot.

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Re: What to do with tons of old gaming magazines?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2011, 07:58:46 pm »
Or you could just... you know.