joe 90
Joe Wilco
Aug 27, 2010 4:05 PM
When i add a piece to my collection i often wonder in time were will my collection end up.At the moment i am enjoying my oakley collection but.Will i take my oakley treasures to the grave or will i see the investment side and sell at the right price in years to come.Also what sort of value do you put on your priceless holy grails say for insurance purposes.
Twenty Fifty
Aug 27, 2010 4:49 PM
If I ever get bored of the hobby or need space in the house, the collection would likely go to fellow collectors. If I can't enjoy them anymore, I'd it to go to someone who can appreciate it.
joe 90
Joe Wilco
Aug 27, 2010 5:01 PM
Sounds like the right thing to do to me and keeps them in good hands.
Dann Thombs
Aug 27, 2010 6:19 PM
Most likely keep them and pass down. Selling doesn't seem like a good idea, since I don't see the point of sitting on something for so many years and then just ending up with some money that will soon go out the door. Given that I still have most of my past collections of various items, I can't see anything going anywhere.
paul jewiss
Aug 27, 2010 6:29 PM
depends how my life progresses and my priorities change, it would be nice to think i hold onto them and pass them down, but equally if the passion drops or priorities in life change, then selling may become an option, but it would be to fellow collectors, not just the open market for resale.
Trevor F
Aug 28, 2010 2:26 AM
I will have them all attached to my coffin, which will be lovingly made out of Lead Foot.
paul mcj
Aug 28, 2010 2:41 AM
I only expect about half of my collection to survive the next 25 years. I almost expect that my son will at some point demolish a tower or two in a fit of teenage angst. I'm just not sure what I can do about that one. I've already started a general response of "should that ever happen, I will guarantee the punishment will not fit the crime ... it will be far more heinous".
Nik Gutscher
Aug 28, 2010 10:33 AM
I have to assume at that point - my wife will become an Ebay expert. And hopefully get the cash back 2 fold that I have invested.
Bryan Fin7
Aug 29, 2010 6:47 AM
I feel that some aspects of my collection are perfect and will never be sold
Some pieces took years to acquire, and are possibly worth more than I paid;

But the thought of breaking a set (of say Romeos or mag switch) is alien to me.
The joy of seeing Oakley history is priceless. But I’m not sure what I’ll add in the next 25 years.
The wife has my OR login details, and will be in touch (with Nik) when I die.

If I ever get bored of the hobby or need space in the house, the collection would likely go to fellow collectors. If I can't enjoy them anymore, I'd it to go to someone who can appreciate it.
I'd appreciate it Oak.
Aug 29, 2010 6:49 AM
Probably in the hauls u guys display...way down by more than half already...No $ for hobbies of any kind....I am glad when my loss is someone's gain here though...
Nik Gutscher
Aug 29, 2010 10:31 AM
Heh - silly man. Your wife and I have been conspiring for years.
Aug 29, 2010 9:33 PM
Funny..actually its mutual.. As I look ahead at a not so great retirement plan that kicks in about 19 years or so...I want to eliminate debt ..also I am maxed out...Oakley hasnt turned out product I have really liked for 4 years while raising prices...rather than whine abt how they have totally headed for big fashion oriented glasses Its better to get out... after Scalpel disappointment I dont see them ever making someting like SJII, MD-bigger styles that fit me well or Unknown and Minute again..I'll hang on to my main pairs to wear but my time on ebay and O site is down to almost never for me...
PS: Just got a look at Batwolf...I am glad people like it but does it seem to anyone that this REALLY is just Hijinx/Antix redone on another model.. with respect to all, I don't think they knocked themselves out on this one in R & D Dept.
paul mcj
Aug 29, 2010 10:15 PM
Since you really fall into a narrow band of what will suit you as far as oakley fit and design, I'd say that the last few years and near future do leave you SOL. Honestly, SJII doesn't seem that long ago ... but I can understand there have been dozens of releases since then. Rest assured, though, that it is all cyclical. The fit and look that you enjoy will eventually come back around into the prevailing offerings.

I would make fun of the approach of drum/rig and hijinx/antix as we have batwolf coming out ... but honestly, the way the single lens application has worked so well with the rig and antix - I'm not going to bash the batwolf since I'm sure I'll like it better than fuel cell.
Aug 29, 2010 11:27 PM
Didn't mean to make fun...glad people are looking forward to it...couple of color ways were good too ...i am just attached to tighter fitting frames with smaller lenses...its my miniature golf ball sized head that gets in the way
Trevor F
Aug 30, 2010 2:58 AM
I have always liked the monolithic shielded lens....dont like the fuel cell, LOVE The BATWOLF!!!
Rick (The Doctor) Fawcett
Aug 30, 2010 3:06 AM
My Great Uncle Roy's basement housed a collection of airline liquor bottles dating back to the very start of commercial aviation. I remember marvelling as a little kid at all those tiny liquor bottles all around the perimeter of the room. I wonder what my cousins ended up doing with the collection when he passed some years ago. I plan on keeping my collection as it currently stands for as long as I live. The question of what to do with it will not be up to me, but probably my future son.
Nate Long
Aug 30, 2010 3:07 AM
I am with you Trevor. I have always like the single lensed glasses better (antix over hijinx/ oil rig over oil drum) I unfortunately have not yet seen the batwolf but i am looking forward to it.

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