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where do you see yourself as a collector?

  • Beginner

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  • Novice

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  • professional

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  • expert

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  • super collector

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Hi

I was thinking about something today. What level am I at with collecting? And what makes each level significant?

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super collector

Can we setup some guidelines? This will be fun
 

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It will be fun.

I wouldn't rate "professional" as a level though. Theoretically one could be a professional dealer, and have a lousy personal collection. Intermediate should definitely be a level though, as many collectors would be in that category, myself included. I don't claim to be a diecast guru, but I'm definitely not a novice. Blew past that rank a few years and several hundred cars ago. :lol:
 

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Picking professional, but only because it is the middle choice. Between the cars I've had since I was little and what I learned while catalogging them, I certainly know more than the average person looking at a pile of cars from the 70s though today. But I'm no expert and I don't own anything worth more than about $10. I don't plan on buying anything expensive or chasing after any crazy fancy big convention cars either.

I'm happy with $1-5 new cars and the occasional playworn older more expensive car that strikes my fancy. :hat:
 

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I picked pro too because it's the intermediate choice. I can handle the cars from the '70s and up, but get back into redlines and MB regular wheels and there's a lot I don't know.
 

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I pick Newbie. I'm at the bottom of the totem pole, but I'm dedicated.


 

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I went with Novice, though I always figured that and Beginner were the same. Anyway, I never sell anything, so I can't be a Professional; I'm not smart enough to be an Expert at anything; Super just sounds silly.
 

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I went novice. I have been collecting for about 3 years and their is soooooo much I do not know. You guys have taught me a lot but I am still a diecast dummy.
 

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Novice. I have been actively collecting for about 6 or 7 years, seriously for 2 or 3. Lots I have learned but much more to know. Best Of all, I made some great friends here!!!
 

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I went with novice. I buy what I like and once in awhile I find some sort of chase. they're all in my basement and that's where I go to get away from the every day stress.
 

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I want to say Expert. My collection is about 700 cars and most - except for maybe about a couple dozen - are domestic cars of virtually all decades (GM, Ford, Mopar) and several Packards, Studebakers, Auburns, Duesenbergs...and even a DeLoren and Tucker.
 

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I think you left the most important, even sick, category

Diecastaholic (definition: diecast owner has rooms lined floor to ceiling with cars, subject keeps buying cars even though owner has rooms lined floor to ceiling with cars, owner has no idea how many cars are now in possession, owner keeps buying cars even though there are already a multiple number of said car on walls lined floor to ceiling with cars and either doesn't remember, doesn't care, or can't stop self.)
 

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I think you left the most important, even sick, category

Diecastaholic (definition: diecast owner has rooms lined floor to ceiling with cars, subject keeps buying cars even though owner has rooms lined floor to ceiling with cars, owner has no idea how many cars are now in possession, owner keeps buying cars even though there are already a multiple number of said car on walls lined floor to ceiling with cars and either doesn't remember, doesn't care, or can't stop self.)
I am close to this except for rooms lined floor to ceiling. Mine are boxed up and in storage units. My apartment is too small.
Also I would like definitions of the catagories please.
 
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