I hope you don't mind, but I just wanted to write this down for now.
I have too much stuff. Not just Lego, stuff. I seem to be bursting with things I keep, that 'may come in handy' and I hate throwing perfectly good things away and things that just need a small fix. (Yes, i know charity shops exist, but they don't and can't take everything). But, it has also made me think about my Lego. Since I was able to start buying more sets as a working adult, I did. I bought what I liked and wanted. That got a bit out of hand, when I started to buy 2 of everything, one to build and one to keep. Problem is now, I have no room to put out what I want to build, so now have 'two to keep' sat mainly in the loft, in the delivery boxes, not really doing anything. Some are now discontinued and therefore carry a value, some are new and worth less as they are newer, or like in the Classic Bat Cave, worth less. I don't fancy opening anything that has increased in value, hence my dilemma. I'm never, ever (unless it's a Lotto win) I don't think going to be able to display, build or do anything with all the sets I have, and now that the amazing Brickset tool tells you how much my stuff could be worth, I'm like 'damn dude, buy a car' LOL. But, then a car will depreciate and cost to run and, what's the point in money in the bank, if I don't spend it, but whats the point in Lego in the loft, if you're not going to build it? I'll admit, one of the whole reasons on buying the extra 'to keep' set, was to sell on for a hopefully future profit. So, when does that time come? I know no one has a crystal ball that can tell me if selling my MISB spare GT3RS has peaked in value or not. The Ferrari FXX that was bought for me as a gift, that I never got round to building, has now increased (allegedly) by over 600%, don't feel like I could ever open or build it!!!
I am always risk adverse, so never like to rush into anything, but now seems a good time, if I am to sell any/some/all of any Lego to do it, as it seems to have peaked an interest amongst all walks of life right now.
I've commented myself on posts of what to do if selling, so Im not after that right now, just wondering if anyone else is in the same predicament, been there before, and just wanted to get my thoughts down.
Anyway, thanks for reading and please let me know if any of you have ever been here before.
PS, one thing I have thought about doing, is, just having a set theme. UCS, Speed Champions, Monster Hunters, big cars (Sian, GT3, Bugatti) and helping me feel better about getting rid of the rest