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Old 09-02-2017, 05:17 PM   #1
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Hi!

I've had a quite a long pause on active collecting hobby. I have followed auctions results every now and then but not as actively as before. Now, when I've had a chance and time to follow the "industry" a bit more, I have - at least in my opinion - noticed that the activity around collecting orders has stepped down a bit (and in my country a lot) which can be seen in decreasing prices and probably because of that, decrease of rare / quality items available lately - at least in my collecting field (orders&decorations of certain countries/states)

Am I just missing something or getting paranoid, or have you noticed the same?

This is just a quick observation / opinion by me, I'd appreciate if others would comment how they feel about the current situation no matter what you collect in imperial items.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:28 AM   #2
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May be summer holidays? I am also selling on eBay, but didn't notice a significant decrease last months (excluding July/August, but lower activity in this period is usual). But agreed, that on Finnish Huuto the offer is really poor now - at least comparing with last two years.

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Old 09-03-2017, 09:11 AM   #3
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I have not been buying like I used to. For me and I'm sure with others
in my area there is a bit of financial uncertainty. I live paycheck to paycheck
and I don't feel like I can be spending much right now on things other than
the necessities. ---- unless of coarse some really good deal comes along.
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:54 AM   #4
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Had a long time away from buying what with the new house, another few kids, and various other expenses.
Plus finding what I'm looking for is a big headache at the moment, mostly seems to be TR and WW1 everywhere I look, and outside of that just medals.
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I have not been buying like I used to. For me and I'm sure with others
in my area there is a bit of financial uncertainty. I live paycheck to paycheck
and I don't feel like I can be spending much right now on things other than
the necessities. ---- unless of coarse some really good deal comes along.

+1

This plus being side-lined with illness & other expenses for a bit, doing more window-shopping and browsing forum collections rather than buying much.

Not seeing much moving at the local antique stores around here either; same inventory month after month.
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+1

This plus being side-lined with illness & other expenses for a bit, doing more window-shopping and browsing forum collections rather than buying much.

Not seeing much moving at the local antique stores around here either; same inventory month after month.
Hope your health improves soon mate.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:30 PM   #7
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I've just started buying the odd Iron Cross or two after a break of about seven years and hope to get more but sadly my bonanza days of owning Knights Crosses and other high end stuff are sadly gone for good..that's life I guess..
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I've just started buying the odd Iron Cross or two after a break of about seven years and hope to get more but sadly my bonanza days of owning Knights Crosses and other high end stuff are sadly gone for good..that's life I guess..
Pretty much the situation I'm in. I won't ever be buying one.
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Hope your health improves soon mate.
Thank you

Doing quite better. Last few months were very stressful; had forgotten what that can do to one's health/well-being.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:10 PM   #10
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I've noticed a considerable decline in ebay offer of new items during summer holidays, and I assumed it's holidays idleness. As I don't have any extra money right now (holidays ...) I'm looking to start buying something again in this or next month.
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