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5-Sep-21 1:29am
#1
theJaw
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5-Sep-21 5:09am
#2
benstylus
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I didn't understand the appeal back then, and I certainly don't now.
5-Sep-21 7:29am
#3
Tony
Double Gold Good Trader

When I was a kid, there were several other kids in the neighborhood that read comics and we traded amongst ourselves for books we hadn't read and to complete a series run of our favorite characters. Some guys did the same thing with baseball cards. It was an inexpensive hobby that kids could enjoy. I may not understand it, but I'm not going to take the joy out of it for them. When my daughter got into Pokemon, I encouraged and supported her. She had some nice first generation cards in a binder that would probably be worth some money today. It disappeared over the years. We think one of the guys she lived with stole them.

Anything can become a collector's item, and there isn't any logic to it to those who don't see the allure of the item. One of the guys I worked with went overboard buying McDonald's Happy Meals just to get Beanie Babies to sell. About 20 years ago I made a couple of hundred dollars selling AOL CDs on eBay.
5-Sep-21 7:36am
#4
benstylus
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Tony wrote:
About 20 years ago I made a couple of hundred dollars selling AOL CDs on eBay.
This makes me giggle. I wonder if there are rare variants that are worth more. They were included in tons of magazines and mass mailed to people for a long time, so I'm sure there are all kinds of different ones.
5-Sep-21 8:53am
#5
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

Poggers
5-Sep-21 9:21am
#6
Bishop
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

Came in for the wrong PAWG discussion.
5-Sep-21 1:22pm
#7
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8)

Bishop wrote:
Came in for the wrong PAWG discussion.

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5-Sep-21 3:44pm
#8
MrBean
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benstylus wrote:
I didn't understand the appeal back then, and I certainly don't now.
This is the way.
5-Sep-21 6:03pm
#9
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

These were fun as hell in the 5th grade playing behind our teachers back and on the school bus.

5-Sep-21 7:46pm
#10
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Well done. Well done.
5-Sep-21 7:46pm
#11
Tony
Double Gold Good Trader

benstylus wrote:
Tony wrote:> About 20 years ago I made a couple of hundred dollars selling AOL CDs on eBay. This makes me giggle. I wonder if there are rare variants that are worth more. They were included in tons of magazines and mass mailed to people for a long time, so I'm sure there are all kinds of different ones.
From what I understood, the ones that came in the tins were the most highly sought after. I don't think I ever saw it, but there was a rare one that was supposed to look like a box of chocolates. I first found out about AOL disk collectors from an ad on a site called ioffer.com. The site was supposed to be a "reverse auction" site. You would prepare an ad for what you were looking for, and people were supposed to send you an offer. The idea was that if someone offered to sell it to you for $X, someone else could undercut them and offer it to you for less. I saw an ad for someone wanting AOL disks with superheroes. It turned out they were a collector and actually ran a website with pictures of the various disks in various categories. After making the deal with this buyer, I started asking everyone I knew for the AOL disks that had been mailed to them and auctioning disks on eBay. A few years later, one of the disks I auctioned on eBay sold for $45. The buyer was the first collector I had sold to who said, "I didn't even know that disk existed!" I think I still have a Harry Potter and a Star Wars disk along with an Indiana Jones ripoff. Like Beanie Babies, I think the bottom fell out of this market.
6-Sep-21 8:14pm
#12
Dasgessabel
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Tony wrote:
benstylus wrote:> Tony wrote: |>> About 20 years ago I made a couple of hundred dollars selling AOL CDs on eBay.> > This makes me giggle. I wonder if there are rare variants that are worth more. They were included in tons of magazines and mass mailed to people for a long time,> so I'm sure there are all kinds of different ones. From what I understood, the ones that came in the tins were the most highly sought after. I don't think I ever saw it, but there was a rare one that was supposed to look like a box of chocolates. I first found out about AOL disk collectors from an ad on a site called ioffer.com. The site was supposed to be a "reverse auction" site. You would prepare an ad for what you were looking for, and people were supposed to send you an offer. The idea was that if someone offered to sell it to you for $X, someone else could undercut them and offer it to you for less. I saw an ad for someone wanting AOL disks with superheroes. It turned out they were a collector and actually ran a website with pictures of the various disks in various categories. After making the deal with this buyer, I started asking everyone I knew for the AOL disks that had been mailed to them and auctioning disks on eBay. A few years later, one of the disks I auctioned on eBay sold for $45. The buyer was the first collector I had sold to who said, "I didn't even know that disk existed!" I think I still have a Harry Potter and a Star Wars disk along with an Indiana Jones ripoff. Like Beanie Babies, I think the bottom fell out of this market.
Semi-related, but I was helping clean out an old town library and they had a box full of AOL tins. I ended up getting rid (tossing) most of them, and those that got accidentally kept my neighbor uses to store rolled cigarettes. Kinda wish now I had known about this.
7-Sep-21 6:38am
#13
Tony
Double Gold Good Trader

Dasgessabel wrote:
Tony wrote:> benstylus wrote: |>> Tony wrote:> |>> About 20 years ago I made a couple of hundred dollars selling AOL CDs on eBay.
Semi-related, but I was helping clean out an old town library and they had a box full of AOL tins. I ended up getting rid (tossing) most of them, and those that got accidentally kept my neighbor uses to store rolled cigarettes. Kinda wish now I had known about this.
A lot of collectables get thrown in the trash every day because people don't know they are collectable and have value beyond their surface appearance. I threw a lot of the AOL disks away before I found out about them being collectibles. More than once I found out after I had a yard sale that some of the items I sold were fairly valuable.
9-Sep-21 12:01am
#14
HIM
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

I love pawgs. Growing up in California as a kid, police would come play and talk to the kids at school and outside of school.

They always gave us pawgs and cool slammers. Great memories. I always gave mine to my older brother because I liked watching his collection grow.
14-Sep-21 3:20pm
#15
Chad
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader

Pog was he name band of the milk which the caps originally came on, making them Pogs, not Pawgs.

Pawgs = phat ass white girls

bottom line, Alf in Pog form is very different than Alf in Pawg form.
14-Sep-21 3:25pm
#16
Feeb
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I think he was just staying with the theme of the night. I had posted "Dawgs" in reference to dogs- the UGA football team. Pretty clever.
14-Sep-21 4:33pm
#17
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

Feeb gets it, the topic title was in reference to his thread.

I actually felt kind of dirty posting this joke, knowing the spelling was a gosh darn sham.
14-Sep-21 4:52pm
#18
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

I thought it was well done. Now that I know it means fat ass Caucasian chicks I'm torn.
14-Sep-21 5:18pm
#19
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

Feeb wrote:
I thought it was well done. Now that I know it means fat ass Caucasian chicks I'm torn.
With all sincerity, I can assure you I was unaware of this meaning when I posted. I was just matching the spelling of your thread haha
14-Sep-21 5:25pm
#20
Feeb
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I believe you. It was well intended. Not your style.
14-Sep-21 5:51pm
#21
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

Totally not my style.

I mean, don't get me wrong, I'll take a whole FORUM committed to giant, colossal white lady buttpacks I swear to god.

Pawgs.