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FusilierDan03 Feb 2020 7:33 a.m. PST

I have a few wargames magazines that have an article or two that I would like to keep. Should I?

Cut out what I want and throw out whats left.

Photocopy what I want and throw it all out.

Photocopy Try to sell it on the Market place.

Would a library take these?

Thoughts?

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 7:56 a.m. PST

Generally speaking the hassle of selling magazines is not worth what it makes you. I'd scan and bin.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 8:11 a.m. PST

Cut out and recycle, or copy and donate. In my experience selling them is not worth the hassle. You can try to sell them if you want, or you can let someone have them for the cost of postage.

Wargamorium03 Feb 2020 8:27 a.m. PST

I gave a lot of mine away to people who were interested. That way they get a good home.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 9:36 a.m. PST

As with Wargamorium I keep (scan, clip or copy) what I am interested in and give the rest away

Not worth keeping – a library might take them depending on their interest but in my experience usually not

The big e03 Feb 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

Dont waste time taking them to the flea markets at cons…they are heavy and even at 50 cents to a buck each, people whine about them being too much. Scan and recycle.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 11:58 a.m. PST

Scan the articles you want, file them in someway that you can find them again,, then keep all the magazines on the shelf in the study so your wife can complain about the space you're taking up :-)

dBerczerk03 Feb 2020 12:25 p.m. PST

Donate some to local barber shops.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 3:19 p.m. PST

I for one am always glad to see them at flea markets, look for unfamiliar ones and keep them filed away. Every five or ten years, I have a new idea, and I flip through them for things I wouldn't have saved before.

You know, absent Magweb's revival, we really need master sets and eventually digital versions of the older ones.

FusilierDan05 Feb 2020 7:31 p.m. PST

Thanks all for the advice. I'll think cut and recycle. I miss Magweb.

Must Contain Minis05 Feb 2020 7:58 p.m. PST

Hey Fusilier Dan. Looks like you already made your decision.

I would scan and bin, but there might be another option too. You could scan and give away. Maybe some new people in the hobby would enjoy looking at those magazines.

FusilierDan06 Feb 2020 7:18 a.m. PST

Must Contain Minis, I thought I could bring them to the local club but they no longer have a space so it becomes a challenge. The last time I purged I left them at the store we played at as they didn't normally sell Wargames mags.

JAFD2606 Feb 2020 7:46 a.m. PST

Another organization I belong to, has a table at meetings for 'Stuf that's too good to throw out, but not worth trouble of selling.' Have suggested to my acquaintances who are amongst the convention-organizing people that this might be good idea to steal.

Doc Martens from Canada25 Feb 2020 12:50 p.m. PST

Contact local schools and find out if a classroom teacher would take them for the class library.

It seems a shame and waste to burn … er, recycle … books.


(*Note: some books should be "recycled", but not wargaming books!)

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