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Title: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: applejackSA on April 13, 2019, 09:09:03 AM
Hi all.

It's been a VERY long time since I've been an active member of this community. I used to be for MANY years until I had to sell my entire G1 collection of 400+ ponies for financial reasons.

I've decided I want to start collecting again from scratch. Only G1.

I wanted to know if any of you have had the same experience (i.e. starting over from scratch).

Garth xx
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on April 13, 2019, 02:04:36 PM
oh yeah...  I've purged nearly the whole thing and started over twice...
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: EnaRocketQueen on April 13, 2019, 02:09:27 PM
I had ponies as a kid and my parents got rid of them all when I was 11 so I had to start all over again when I got back into them at 14
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: banditpony on April 13, 2019, 02:18:23 PM
Kinda yes and no.

I collect more things then just ponies. So there's times where I sell off pretty much all of one collection.. then 10 year later, I want to collect again. So my collections are pretty fluid.

I doubt I'll want a large pony collection again, but hot dang, I loved buying large pony lots. :)
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 13, 2019, 04:32:15 PM
Not willingly.  :pout: My parents decided I was too old for MLP at 12 and got rid of them. Started collecting again with G3, and I've been rebuilding my childhood collection, other G1s and other gens.
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: Shileah on April 14, 2019, 08:30:42 AM
Not 100% all over, but I sold most of my childhood collection when I was a teen and kept only a few of my dearest ponies. Been rebuilding since a couple of years. As a child, I marked all my ponies like on the picture in my signature and have been hoping to find any of my original ones, but so far, no luck.
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: applejackSA on April 14, 2019, 04:40:49 PM
oh yeah...  I've purged nearly the whole thing and started over twice...

So I'm not crazy for wanting to try again?
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: Crowning_Glory13 on April 14, 2019, 04:58:52 PM
Yes! Sold it all to live on a sailboat for 4 years! Slowly chipping at the collection. It's fun going through the memories of how I got them before:)
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on April 14, 2019, 07:30:17 PM
oh yeah...  I've purged nearly the whole thing and started over twice...

So I'm not crazy for wanting to try again?
Not at all! I sold once cuz I was immigrating to Canada and then again for money.
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: Eternia on April 14, 2019, 07:37:41 PM
seems like lots of people do this; I can't tell you how many "I'm back in the hobby!" or "I want to buy back what I sold" posts I've seen over the years XD
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: NightGliderSA on April 15, 2019, 07:41:30 AM
It's sad that you had to let your collection go, but now you can have the fun of finding new ponies once more. Many people do start their collections again, good luck!
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: TornadoLovesMelody on April 15, 2019, 08:24:34 AM

So I'm not crazy for wanting to try again?

Yes you are. But we embrace the crazy and welcome it :D


I purged most of my collection ~ 10-15 years ago and have been rebuilding since.

Best of luck with your hunt :D
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: Beth3346 on April 16, 2019, 01:31:25 PM
I never started over from scratch but right now I'm selling off most of my collection.  I just don't have the same excitement for collecting.  I still love MLP but paying off debt is something I have be get serious about now.

I'm curious what brings collectors back? I'm hoping one day I'll feel like I felt 10 years ago when I started collecting.
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: pinkkittywinks on April 16, 2019, 02:05:47 PM
Welcome back :hug:

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: mlp4me on April 16, 2019, 04:30:31 PM
I haven't done so. I don't think I could. Too much time and money invested.  I can offer up to see if I have any ponies you're in search of...
Title: Re: Anyone else ever started all over again?
Post by: Elva on April 16, 2019, 05:57:16 PM
I have! I had a collection of about 30 G1 ponies in 2013- early 2015, but sold them all after major life changes. Started collecting again late 2018 and now my collection is growing slowly but surely! You are definitely not crazy for wanting to start again, that can be really refreshing actually :) Welcome back!