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    • #432903
      Anonymous
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      I’ve been a collector for about 10 years on and off. I boxed everything up when I got married and had kids about 7 years ago. I just got back into collecting recently.
      Today was the day it all just disappeared. I got a call from my wife around 2pm while I was at work. She said that my mom’s neighbors house was on fire. (She lives in a duplex) I was confused to which neighbor she was talking about. First thing that crossed my mind was if everyone got out safely. Which they did. Secondly was my video game collection that I had stored in my moms garage. I figured it would be safe in there, since it was in the backyard, I was dead wrong. I lost about 10k in games From 175 cib n64 games to sealed ps2 games. It all just melted together.
      Luckily I had some stuff stored in another location that didn’t get toasted but majority of it did.

      I guess I’m still in awe from the whole thing. I never thought something would ever happen to me like this but it did. It sucks but at the end of the day it’s just video games.
      Just trying to clear my mind really and share my day.

    • #432904
      Anonymous
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      I can’t believe the neighbors were so irresponsible. Who the hell leaves oil on the stove and then goes and runs errands? Makes no sense to me and this isn’t the first time they’ve done this. I’m trying to keep a good sprit through this but damn. I think what really pisses me off is they’re playing the ‘poor us’ route. Setting up a go fund me and crying about it. My mom lost her entire life pretty much and I lost my collection just because their stupidity.

      • #432912
        Anonymous
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        it was not insured no

        >Have your house made entirely of wood
        Why?

        • #432961
          Anonymous
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          Interiors of non-wooden houses burn everything within them as well.

      • #432918
        Anonymous
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        Sounds like you have a super easy life. "I never thought this could happen to me" retard – you didn’t even have anything happen to you. You lost plastic. Jesus fuck.

        • #432925
          Anonymous
          Guest

          This. Fuck OP.

      • #432922
        Anonymous
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        ;_;

      • #432929
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Hey man, take apart those GBs and DSs for us to see. Show us how badly burnt they are, maybe they could be at least for parts?

      • #432934
        Anonymous
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        unironically sue them
        why aren’t you suing them??

        • #432940
          Anonymous
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          /thread

        • #432947
          Anonymous
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          seconded this

      • #432946
        Anonymous
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        >entire house burns down
        >the only thing he can think of is MY HECKIN RETRO GAMES COLLECTION!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
        what the fuck

        • #432970
          Anonymous
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          You’d be surprised at what you think of. Furniture? Walls, floors, ceilings? Beds, tables, lights? Yeah, I can make it better anyway.
          Collections? Oh fuck. Pictures? Hard drives? Oh fuck me sideways.

        • #432988
          Anonymous
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          They were probably worth more than the house itself at this point lol

          • #432989
            Anonymous
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            >more than the house

            lmao.

        • #432991
          Anonymous
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          I bet you’re more materialistic than OP faggot

      • #432950
        Anonymous
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        sorry anon

      • #432976
        Anonymous
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        Set up a gofundme for your mom

      • #432994
        Anonymous
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        garbage is the only place Nintendo belongs to anyway so this fits

    • #432905
      Anonymous
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      • #432997
        Anonymous
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        That didy kong is still complete in box. just add a sob story to your ebay lsitings, to pump up the price

    • #432906
      Anonymous
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      hopefully you weren’t a retard and had it all appraised and insured, especially after that pic of the burned out nes collection pic that gets posted all the time.

      • #432909
        Anonymous
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        it was not insured no

        • #432986
          Anonymous
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          >Not having home insurance covering your collection valued at well over 10k

          Absolute brainlet

    • #432907
      Anonymous
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    • #432908
      sagesagesage
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      nice blog melanoid, where do I unsubscribe

    • #432910
      Anonymous
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      On the bright side, some of those cartridges look all right. And the SPs might have some singes, but look useable still.

      Sucks otherwise.

    • #432911
      Anonymous
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      that sucks dude. I wouldn’t bother trying to rebuild something like that. sue your neighbors or some shit

    • #432913
      Anonymous
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      I feel like this is a constant thing amongst Collectors. I don’t know why. Why is it always a house fire that toasts EVERYTHING?

      • #432916
        Anonymous
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        all this stuff is basically just paper, cardboard and plastic

    • #432914
      Anonymous
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      LOL get fucked loser, get a real hobby now. I was hoping this was an actual cool story like your wife burnt it after fucking your neighbor and you caring more about your burnt wittle games 🙁

    • #432915
      Anonymous
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      You familiy is safe, that’s the only thing that you should focus on anon.

      • #432920
        Anonymous
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        You will own nothing and be happy.

    • #432919
      Anonymous
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      OP would you trade your alive mom for your collection?

    • #432921
      Anonymous
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      Anon can I buy the Gameboys off you?

      How about say $10 each for parts.

      This is why the Community should help the Cause and scan every box and manual in 600+ DPI. Accidents can happen. At least that way you can print a Repro Cover for a Plastic Box and read the Manuals on a iPad.

      Remember you got those games for cheap. Material things can be replaced.

      P.S. I am serious about those Gameboys.

    • #432923
      Anonymous
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      should have sold it all by now, especially during the covid vidya boom

    • #432924
      Anonymous
      Guest

      dayum op. sorry for your loss

    • #432926
      Anonymous
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      bing bing aw poo

    • #432927
      Anonymous
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      I really want to move somewhere with no fucking neighbors someday. Possible to find something reasonably priced in this day and age?

      • #432931
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Arizona Faggot

        • #432943
          Anonymous
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          Fuck off we don’t want anymore.

    • #432930
      Anonymous
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      I can’t say much op, but only offer my sympathies.
      The "best" i have is renter’s insurance for my belongings.

    • #432932
      Anonymous
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      sometimes i wish i would come home to discover all my shit and family burned to a crisp, except my cat, force me to start over

    • #432935
      Anonymous
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      i thought these were retro CWC house fire pics for a second, sorry about your stuff OP.

    • #432936
      Anonymous
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      Goddamn OP The only reasonable thing you could do is have a nice day

      • #432942
        Anonymous
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        Nah, grape the Neighbor’s wife in front of him, then delid her CPU

    • #432937
      Anonymous
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      Thank FUCK that Godzilla survived though anon! Nothings gona take him down

    • #432939
      Anonymous
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      >First thing that crossed my mind was if everyone got out safely.
      >Secondly was my video game collection that I had stored in my moms garage.

      lmao

    • #432944
      Anonymous
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      Hope your situation gets better, anon. Stay safe.

    • #432948
      Anonymous
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      someone explain to me how a neighbor’s house being on fire results in op losing his gaming collection

      • #432953
        Anonymous
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        fires can get really out of control super fast
        are you retarded?

      • #432954
        Anonymous
        Guest

        fire is hot

      • #432955
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Sweet Home Alabama

        It was his Inbred Cousin that lived in a illegal hut next door

      • #432956
        Anonymous
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        Do you understand how duplexs work?

      • #432960
        Anonymous
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        Poor people sometimes live in houses known as duplexes, which are the size of a small-medium sized home but split into two parts, with two tenants living in each section.

        • #432981
          Anonymous
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          that sounds awful why would anyone live in something like that
          do you share the kitchen and bathrooms and shit?

          • #432985
            Anonymous
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            No, what it is, is imagine a single large house, now imagine its split down the middle to make two smaller homes, but still connected, and there you have it

          • #432987
            Anonymous
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            No, you share a structure but you don’t share anything else. Think of it like a two unit apartment. You have your own kitchen, bathroom, living room ,bedrooms, and whatever.

    • #432949
      Anonymous
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      This thread made me realize if there was a fire at my place people would discover my massive touhou plush/figure collection

    • #432951
      Anonymous
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      Sorry to see anon. That GBA pic especially hurts.

    • #432957
      Anonymous
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      […]

      It looks like a Reddit pasta, yeah. This is the kind of attention whoring bullshit they’d post on that worthless site.

    • #432958
      Anonymous
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      Sue the diverse folk! Force them to pay u via their go fund bullshit.

    • #432963
      Anonymous
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      If this happened to me I would unironically murder my children, my wife, and then myself. I can’t ever imagine losing my childhood gaming collection

      • #432967
        Anonymous
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        you’d really end it all over some fucking roms?

        • #432982
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Yes. I don’t have many joys left in my life. I would definitely do something extreme if this was taken away from me.

      • #432975
        Anonymous
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    • #432964
      Anonymous
      Guest

      OP here, yeah I stole this from reddit lol
      https://old.reddit.com/r/gamecollecting/comments/q8jtf2/well_it_was_kind_of_a_bad_day/

      Imagine being a collectorfag, holy shit

      • #432973
        Anonymous
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        KEK here we have it, was wondering the whole time too because it’s too r*dditspeak…

      • #432984
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Based

      • #432990
        Anonymous
        Guest

        held too long should have slod

      • #432999
        Anonymous
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        >m-muh fires
        >you will own nothing and you will be happy
        Fuck off, cunt.

    • #432965
      Anonymous
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      This reminds me that if my house burned down I’d lose $150k worth of crypto

      • #432971
        Anonymous
        Guest

        imagine not splitting it out securely in case of that happening.
        or getting safety deposit boxes/fireproof safes.

    • #432966
      Anonymous
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      >tendie
      >duplex

      lmao deserved it retard

      imagine trusting another idiot with your shit

    • #432968
      Anonymous
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    • #432972
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Thank god for emulation

    • #432977
      Anonymous
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      >not putting your vidya in a chest and burying it

      • #432979
        Anonymous
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        >Letting the skeletons play your games.

      • #432980
        Anonymous
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    • #432978
      Anonymous
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      Sorry to hear OP. I’m really attached to my old games as well so I can’t imagine how rough this must feel. Another anon said that at least your family is safe, so take solace in that for now.

      Hope eventually things even out for you even though it might be tough now. They were "just thing" at the end of the day, and the time you spent enjoying them will forever be in your heart.

      Also nice fucking blogpost, but I do hope you feel better.

    • #432983
      Anonymous
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      this really sucks. sorry man.

    • #432992
      Anonymous
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      Lol dumbass hoarder

    • #432993
      Anonymous
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      Are there even fireproof containers big enough to store large video game collections, consoles and all?

    • #432995
      Anonymous
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      Based nature dabbing on retarded "collectors" (actually hoarders). Fuck your hoarding bullshit, you ruined second hand vidya and console market along with hoarding precious games and only releasing them in your circlejerks.
      Fuck you and fuck your collection, rebuild the house and make an actual workshop inside your garage instead of this tendie childhood pandering bullshit.

    • #432996
      Anonymous
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      Can you sue them? Maybe you have some rights over it. But I’m not sure how you are going to prove the price of the collection.

      I’m sorry anon, specially at these times.

    • #432998
      Anonymous
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    • #433000
      Anonymous
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      >there are people still showing sympathy for OP even when he’s already openly admitted he copypasted everything from r*ddit
      Why are there so many illiterate retards on this site?

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