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    How do you like your items?

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    Post by Nkomo Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:13 am

    I was wondering what condition do you like your items to be in when you buy them. I personally like all my items to be used and abused. I figure that since I do combat displays....that used and abused looks the best.
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    Post by bond007a1 Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:42 am

    The GREASIER & GRIMIER....gets a 2 thumbs up from me... Very Happy I will, however, take mint when destroyed ones are NOT available...
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    Post by PaulR Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:12 pm

    There is no history behind warehouse liberated items!
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    Post by Nkomo Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:02 pm

    PaulR wrote:There is no history behind warehouse liberated items!
    AMEN! Seems like we see things the same way! Laughing
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    Post by Ben Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:40 pm

    Any condition in which I can get them. lol!
    But I agree, it's always fun to have an item with a cool story behind it.


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    Post by Misanthropic_Gods Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:46 pm

    Ben wrote:Any condition in which I can get them. lol!
    But I agree, it's always fun to have an item with a cool story behind it.

    You and me both buddy. Whatever I have I enjoy, regardless of condition. But a good used item just has that feeling to it!
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    Post by Ben Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:26 am

    Yes...there's just "something" about a good used item.

    Is it just me or does anyone else really enjoy that kinda musty surplus smell? Cool


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    Post by Nkomo Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:20 am

    Ben wrote:Yes...there's just "something" about a good used item.

    Is it just me or does anyone else really enjoy that kinda musty surplus smell? Cool
    I love the military surplus smell as well! I've always said that a perfume company should somehow bottle that smell and sell it to the wives of military collectors. If they do that, they would have a population explosion in the military collecting world! Wink
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    Post by Ben Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:57 pm

    Yes, a population explosion indeed.

    And we'd have bottles on-hand so we could keep our "war rooms" smelling nice & surplus-like. Laughing


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    Post by Mercenary25 Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:23 pm

    Right now we all would rather used but in 20 or so years later. The mint items would become more harder to find the vouch after by collectors so they could have a unissued examples. Take a look at Vietnam War stuff.

    I voted for used. Very Happy
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    Post by Nkomo Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:59 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:Right now we all would rather used but in 20 or so years later. The mint items would become more harder to find the vouch after by collectors so they could have a unissued examples. Take a look at Vietnam War stuff.

    I voted for used. Very Happy
    Let them have mint. I'll still take mine used and abused! Laughing Seriously....I can see all the arguements. It is all personal choice.
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    Post by Kirner Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:07 pm

    USED! ...or "stone washed" If you want it abused I can send you Milo, my dog!Collecting Preference Tj10
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    Post by Dichotomy Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:30 pm

    Everything I have was given to me by various servicemen and relatives. My favorite item is my uncles field jacket from Korea and I still wear it occasionally. I break out the Gortex when it gets cold and generally knock around the house in one of my sets of BDU's. I also have about 50 M16 mags and likewise in Beretta mags and holders.

    I carry a rucksack instead of a briefcase because I can fit more stuff in it, sort it by type of item (paperwork, aspirin, allergy meds, snuff and junk, wallet, each in their own place and easy to find). In my office I have a BDU K pot, a training claymore, some deactivated mortar shells, a 20 mm casing, a 50 cal round, and (not really relevant) three models of WWII aircraft, various stickers from fighter wings, and several pins. I have print of a Hurricane and Messerschmidt going at it, a B25 inbound, and a p38 in flight being framed, and I'm looking to replace my biplanes with WWII (I want a Pony, A Spitfire VIII, and believe it or not a C47) as soon as I can.

    Nice place you guys have here. I thought I was the only guy that liked to collect this kind of stuff. All of my co workers think I'm nuts but that's what they get for the owners wife telling me I needed to decorate because my office was too 'sterile'

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