Keeping track of one's collection
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:37 pm 
 

Silly men, putting your things in any old box (hmm.. was that euphamism intended? lol)
At one point I used to store all my planescape books inside the larger box sets because I didn't have the room on my bookshelf (I used to live in a tiiiny room... seriously.. our BATHROOM is bigger than that bedroom.. it was a nightmare. So nice to have our own house and not share with 6 guys)
It is fun finding wierd things though. We were going through a bunch of stuff we'd stored in the "basement" (it's more a glorified cupboard really) and so going through a few water damaged boxes of books we found a whole bunch of things we forgot we had. Like a few of my PS1 games (i'd wondered where i'd put them) and a couple of half read books that still had the recepts for movies from 1996 as bookmarks! eeep. No interesting rp related finds yet though... I might trawl through the box of CCGs and see what I find.


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:18 pm 
 

nah it was a case of i was moving things to look for something and i must have put it there for safekeeping and totally forgot.

i dont mind at all. its an adventure then finding it again :)

Al


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:05 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:nah it was a case of i was moving things to look for something and i must have put it there for safekeeping and totally forgot.

i dont mind at all. its an adventure then finding it again :)

Al

Hunting for parts of your existing collection in your own home is infinitely more exciting than hunting for stuff on eBay:

Almost no bidding wars.
No stock photos.
It's easy to stay within your budget.
Eventually, if you're patient, another copy will come along.
You don't have to worry about somebody else grabbing the BIN before you.
It's rare to have excessive shipping & handling fees from the kitchen.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:23 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:
It's rare to have excessive shipping & handling fees from the kitchen.


i was thinking of a $200 handling fee....  :P


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:36 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
i was thinking of a $200 handling fee....  :P


Don't forget to MBag that too, it'll find your storage area no problem :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:48 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:
Don't forget to MBag that too, it'll find your storage area no problem :wink:

ShaneG.


but it might go missing between the kitchen and the back room...

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:25 pm 
 

Not to highjack the thread but:

If I can in the next few days I'll try to get my little brother to write up an insider's view of this and post it here....he's pretty savvy and can probably give some good tips, and maybe some ideas for insuring this stuff that will stand scrutiny. In my case, he's told me to maintain better records, but mostly just to bump my existing coverage to the highest level I can WITHOUT declaring my collectibles...in most cases, raising your limit from 40 grand to say 60 grand will cover all that stuff anyway.  Besides, who needs furniture?  If something catastrophic occurs I'll definitely replace my modules first....  

Mike B.


I would love to hear what your bro has to say about this, Mike.  Maybe I am being sold a false bill of good from my agent and if he as some insider knowledge I would enjoy hearing it.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:35 am 
 

Everthing I have is logged into a spreadsheet.  I also give everything a SKU number and place it in a numbered box that goes on a shelf.  The box number the item is in is logged into the spreadsheet so I can find anything rather quickly.  I had to do this because once my collection filled several boxes I would forget which box something was in.  The system works quite well.

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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:27 am 
 

PM-Knight wrote:Hello All,

I started this task a few weeks ago, as I started losing track & bid on or even worse, won items I had already acquired. I used Excel, which I love and work with all the time . . .sorry :roll:  So, I thought you guys might like a tip or two to save some time. I did not want to type all of the items, so I went to the Acaeum site with the list of items and then Copied & Pasted them into Excel. This takes a few minutes for all the categories.

Now the problem is (. BLAH . BLAH . BLAH .) Now you have a nice clean list of items and you can delete the junk to the left.

If people want, I could email or post ( :?: ) this Excel file here, as I could just make a copy with the names. It unfortunately does not include Boxed Sets, as there was no list that I could find. If people want this, please let me know how I can make it available for everyone.

Hope this Helps & Happy Easter,


I know that this took awhile, due to my RL delays and some problems with AT&T not allowing me to send files to Foul, but at long last here is simple Excel file with several tabs. There is a MASTER sheet with all items, plus separate tabs for Accessories, Books & Sets, Modules, and Rares. The only columns are Codes & Titles, but this is enough to get started keeping track of inventory, but may not be robust enough for active traders. It works well for collectors though, as you can sort by code or title and you can even find an item by using Ctrl-F and typing the code or title or whatever you want to search for. The columns to the right are up to you to use (Prices, Conditions, Quantity for horders :P , etc.)

http://www.acaeum.com/images/tsrlist.xls

I truly hope this helps some people and if I create a more robust version, I will see if Foul would be kind enough to update it :wink:


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