what will happen to your collection when you pass away... ?

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morbid thought!

but after reading some comments on an acorn fb page got me thinking. do you have any plans for your collection after you snuff it?

loved ones to sell it for as much as poss, split and spend on something thats important to them?

keep it, add to it, if younger friends or family share the same interest?

i have no idea.....
 

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My biggest fear is that my wife will sell all my retro gear and my electronics equipment... For the price I told her I paid for it!! :unsure:

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sell, buy holiday (small holiday)! actually by then, hopefully, no-one will be interested and there'll be no market at all so in truth 5 or 10 years and bye-bye all of it except... the atari xl :) or a spectrum :):)
 

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Given the fact that even younger folks can keel over at any moment, I am going to try and make sure I am knocking around for as long as possible.
 

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Given the fact that even younger folks can keel over at any moment, I am going to try and make sure I am knocking around for as long as possible.


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I have a benign problem but it doesnt help. Probably not when I'm 50+. So this thought crosses my mind quite a lot lol. I've added most things to my phone app (Game Collection Tracker Pro) that can export an Excel file and can be printed. I've also shown family how to do it. This means that it's easier for family to say what there is. Altho the sale of my car would cover the money needed. I've added a couple of prices but my main worry is if dealers will try and rip them off. I never, ever want my stuff going to dealers/traders (I know a few and some are great guys who share the same passion, but some I know would sell their granny for a buck - those I dont like). I'm also going to ask a friend (or someone on here!) if they would help out for say 10% of the sale or so. Someone that they can ask simple retro questions. I would like to say I'd donate it to charity or another collector, but we would need the cash. I'd like my Megadrive stuff and Gamecube stuff to stay while my neice grows up and can come over and have fun with (we already play Sonic, she's 3 next week). I just dont like the thought that it would all be left and my family wouldn't have a clue what to do with it.
 
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when i die,not if i die.

if my wife sells everything ,i wont care...
its just belongings,i cant enjoy them when im dead.if she dont want them ,its ok...its just things.
 

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This topic has now sporned a debate between myself and my wife, her answer "I'd just sell it for £1000 to the first buyer"

stuck now, as she obviously doesn't realise what's knocking about and how much it's worth :-/

so ive decided, she goes before I do :)
 

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We own nothing we are but custodian`s of what we possess, but when I peg it then what I leave behind will be a reminder to those alive that I once existed ..well until they die :)
 

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I can have on gravestone "Connection reset by peer" :-0
 

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shown my wife this thread, she says she wouldn't sell anything and pass it to our kids.
She's defo going to live longer than me (illnesses in old age or accidents permitting) :) shes 7 yrs younger and i like my cake :) I don't drink or smoke but i cant pass up a nice cheese cake,,,, so for me it's defo death by cake.
 

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Cheese cake kills?? :eek: Well that's me done for!

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We won't really care once we are dead. I expect I will have sold most of my 16bit stuff by the time I die and just be emulating most of it, so it will just be PCs to sell. Although I'm sure there will still be at least 1 Amiga somewhere.

There is also the issue of your digital life. Consider all the digital content you have purchased and what it is worth. If you purchased physical games and audio CDs then you could pass these on to your loved ones. However with everything being digital it is much harder. Take Steam for example. Some of us have spend £Ks on games and I don't want that collection lost when I die. I want it to be accessible by my son. I don't think there is currently a way to transfer a Steam account, but I would just let my son know the access to my account so he could continue using it. Therefore you need to consider a digital will, which contains all of your online accounts with their login user and passwords, so in the event of your death they can still be accessed. Paypal is another prime example because you might have money in the account, so it might be setup to auto pay or charge for things each month.
 

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I will leave everything to my cat.

Just remembered, ex wife has the cat, hmm, I guess I will donate everything to chance :)
 

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We should set something up that is automated. Upon our death Amibay is alerted and all our retro stuff automatically gets listed on here.
 
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