well, the actual item is untouched, so mission [best condition] accomplished.This annoys me aswell. Your essentially collecting packaging/cellophane then and not the actual item inside it.
Why not collect say, biscuits or chocolate bars or anything for that matter that had no rips or tears in it!!!!
as long as I own the edition and I know that I have this editon in the best condition, then I'm happy.Dont you ever feel like you're missing out on what's inside of the seal though? I mean there's some truly stunning steelbooks out there which even the best pictures dont do true justice to
I wasnt tested, but I have OCD symtoms ...or how do you explain my behavior :/Oh, so you've actually been diagnosed with OCD? Well, that's a different story.
what I do not know will not hurt meWell, since you don't open it, you can just GUESS that it's in the best condition: you don't know the REAL conditions of the items inside the box
^^ That statement right there doesn't sound very OCD to mewhat I do not know will not hurt me
imo steelbooks are far more prone to flaws than full slips, even shrinkwrapped.. idk if theres a truly mint full gloss steelbook with absolutely no hairline scratch...^^ That statement right there doesn't sound very OCD to me
... I have a mixture of open/sealed in my collection, I don't open absolutely everything, but I do like to open up editions and discover they're minty fresh inside. I enjoy seeing everything in its glory too, especially when it comes to WEA steelbooks. Looking at pics/vids online does not cut the mustard IMO. I place back in a protector to remain in the best possible conditions too For glossy steels, I will even reseal the steelbook inside a polybag before sliding back into the slip, as to avoid horizontal scratches etc.
I have a degree of OCD myself, I appreciate things to be mint as possible, but such a high demand of OCD in this hobby is not healthy IMO, not for the long haul anyway. You need to have some level of leniency and let small things pass sometimes (not saying you specifically, but generally speaking I believe). It's those such as yourself that keep absolutely everything kept sealed and shrink wraps have to be pristine, I will never understand lol. I'm not sure how much enjoyment can be had from that personally. But hey ho, this is my honest two cents.
Peace to all collectors!