Is hoarding a mental illness?

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    Sep 26, 2014 2:32 PM GMT
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    How many lifetimes did it take to collect all of this stuff?
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:43 PM GMT
    Clearly multiple generations of illness

    -only in America
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    It's interlinked with OCD but i sure would love a walk around all that stuff icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidhttp://chuppsauction.com/auction_11.htm?utm_source=ClassicCars.com+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1bdf5d3b99-201409259&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_59461abf0d-1bdf5d3b99-162310781

    How many lifetime's did it take to collect all of this stuff?


    I get your confusion but let me ask you this to put this thread on a better perspective... Is past lifetimes really a mental disorder? You are the one trying to connect the dots here with it. Just curious.
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:52 PM GMT
    pazzy saidyes, it's a form of ocd. basically someone that deceases their anxiety levels by hoarding shit. ocd is a REALLY annoying and irritating type of mental condition. it's one of those lifelong ones too. icon_neutral.gif
    True, compulsive buying as a means to get a quick rush yet it spirals.
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    cutelad89 saidIt's interlinked with OCD but i sure would love a walk around all that stuff icon_smile.gif


    Here you go. I don't do this one very often. Maybe next year.

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    Sep 26, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
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    cutelad89 saidIt's interlinked with OCD but i sure would love a walk around all that stuff icon_smile.gif


    Here you go. I don't do this one very often. Maybe next year.

    http://www.hersheyaaca.org/fallmeet.html

    9,000 swap meet vendors
    Thanks for the link dude icon_smile.gif i have a good read now icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:57 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree said
    cutelad89 saidIt's interlinked with OCD but i sure would love a walk around all that stuff icon_smile.gif


    Here you go. I don't do this one very often. Maybe next year.

    http://www.hersheyaaca.org/fallmeet.html

    9,000 swap meet vendors
    Thanks for the link dude icon_smile.gif i have a good read now icon_smile.gif


    I started going to Hershey around 50 years ago and still go every few years. All depends what I'm working on and what I need for it. Ebay has partially eliminated the need to go.
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:58 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidClearly multiple generations of illness

    -only in America


    Behold!

    From "Britain's Biggest Hoarders Season ONE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpgLxe9dHmw


    Home movie of Australian hoarders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3S9OHSBZuE



    Hoarding is not a uniquely American or "first world" problem. What's unique in prosperous countries is that we not only have the leisure to hoard and talk about, provide intervention and seek help for hoarding, but have the luxury to discover, name, diagnose, and otherwise pander to various disorders.
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:59 PM GMT
    pazzy said
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    pazzy saidyes, it's a form of ocd. basically someone that deceases their anxiety levels by hoarding shit. ocd is a REALLY annoying and irritating type of mental condition. it's one of those lifelong ones too. icon_neutral.gif
    True, compulsive buying as a means to get a quick rush yet it spirals.


    would say that compulsive buying is different than hoarding. compulsive buying is like someone getting a high off of buying things. hoarding is like someone trying to control their anxiety levels. plus hoarding has to do with more of keeping things that are no longer needed like the old newspaper or trash.
    Been there done that and moved on to the next anxiety ridden thing haha
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    Sep 26, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
    pazzy said
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    pazzy saidyes, it's a form of ocd. basically someone that deceases their anxiety levels by hoarding shit. ocd is a REALLY annoying and irritating type of mental condition. it's one of those lifelong ones too. icon_neutral.gif
    True, compulsive buying as a means to get a quick rush yet it spirals.


    would say that compulsive buying is different than hoarding. compulsive buying is like someone getting a high off of it. hoarding is like someone trying to control their anxiety levels.


    I think whomever this is inherited the mess from his dad and maybe grandfather and it was just too overwhelming to ever get around to cleaning it up. This had to be in the family for several generations.
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    Sep 26, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
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    cutelad89 said
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    cutelad89 saidIt's interlinked with OCD but i sure would love a walk around all that stuff icon_smile.gif


    Here you go. I don't do this one very often. Maybe next year.

    http://www.hersheyaaca.org/fallmeet.html

    9,000 swap meet vendors
    Thanks for the link dude icon_smile.gif i have a good read now icon_smile.gif


    I started going to Hershey around 50 years ago and still go every few years. All depends what I'm working and what I need for it. Ebay has partially eliminated the need to go.
    Nice one icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 26, 2014 3:09 PM GMT
    OCD =

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    Sep 26, 2014 3:11 PM GMT
    I started to accumulate a pretty good cache of early to mid 60s Pontiac parts and the necessity of moving back here forced me to sell or otherwise get rid of a bunch of it before it got out of control.

    I'll still buy NOS stuff of items that I think I'll never see again .... such as when one of those long abandoned dealers with a complete parts department finally gets cleaned out.
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    Sep 26, 2014 3:13 PM GMT
    Ive managed to get my self to become a minimalist person.
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    Sep 26, 2014 3:15 PM GMT
    I don't see a problem in this case, he has enough land to put all that stuff and is not bothering anybody
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    Sep 26, 2014 3:16 PM GMT
    For example, 61 Pontiac trim parts are very difficult to find, especially Ventura, so when I'd find pieces that were NOS or otherwise very nice, I'd buy them whether I needed them or not.

    Such as the side trim pieces or grills and headlamp bezels

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    Sep 26, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
    Bonapart saidI don't see a problem in this case, he has enough land to put all that stuff and is not bothering anybody


    And much of the stuff is needed by someone out there so one has to be careful with what they pitch. Looks like much of his stuff is Model A with a little Model T thrown in for good measure and that stuff is fairly common
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    Sep 26, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidFor example, 61 Pontiac trim parts are very difficult to find, especially Ventura, so when I'd find pieces that were NOS or otherwise very nice, I'd buy them whether I needed them or not.

    Such as the side trim pieces or grills and headlamp bezels

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    From alot of shows i have watched i do now know that some parts are worth more than built cars.
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    Sep 26, 2014 3:48 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidFor example, 61 Pontiac trim parts are very difficult to find, especially Ventura, so when I'd find pieces that were NOS or otherwise very nice, I'd buy them whether I needed them or not.

    Such as the side trim pieces or grills and headlamp bezels


    From alot of shows i have watched i do now know that some parts are worth more than built cars.


    61 NOS Headlamp bezels bring $400-$500 per side. NOS grills bring in the range of a $1,000 per side. The 61 Ventura side trim goes up from there.

    I paid $3k for a 63 GP NOS tail light panel for this, and that was 15 years ago.

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    So yes, gets expensive, but what else is one to do? If I need the part, I need the part
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    Sep 26, 2014 3:51 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidFor example, 61 Pontiac trim parts are very difficult to find, especially Ventura, so when I'd find pieces that were NOS or otherwise very nice, I'd buy them whether I needed them or not.

    Such as the side trim pieces or grills and headlamp bezels


    From alot of shows i have watched i do now know that some parts are worth more than built cars.


    61 NOS Headlamp bezels bring $400-$500 per side. NOS grills bring in the range of a $1,000 per side. The 61 Ventura side trim goes up from there.

    I paid $3k for a 63 GP NOS tail light panel for this, and that was 15 years ago.

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    So yes, gets expensive, but what else is one to do? If I need the part, I need the part


    I love the enthusiasm you have icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 26, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    You mean 'had'. It's all starting to fade.

    Not that I won't get into a job like this again, but it takes a lot longer to get the inertia up to get started.

    I now want one of these, but the car damn well better be complete

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    Sep 26, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    nice motor there i like my cars just cant afford one haha any at all
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    Sep 26, 2014 4:08 PM GMT
    cutelad89 saidnice motor there i like my cars just cant afford one haha any at all


    Late 50s - early 60s Mopars prices have soared and much because restorations can run a 1/4 million dollars. So in this instance, we need more easily found hoarders to find parts.
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