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k8sMum

You may want to consider getting some help from a medical professional. Anything that impacts your life as much as this needs to be addressed. Coping skills can be learned and can make an enormous difference in your life.

Good luck.

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ralphdibny

@TheOtherEden I know how you feel and hope you work through it some how!

I've got a water damaged case for one of the ds Zelda's. I think my plan was just to buy it again when I decide to put all the Zelda games on a display shelf or something when the game was much cheaper. I think the thought of a future plan made me feel better about it at the time but as time went on, I just forgot about it. I probably would still replace it at some point but it's so far down my priority list that it's totally negligible.

I think the only ruined thing that still makes me sad to this day because it was limited edition, was when the postman shoved my copy of super Mario all stars for Wii through the Letterbox and completely ruined the cardboard case it came in. That gives me a twinge of sadness whenever I spot the game on my shelf

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BlissfulCrook

@TheOtherEden Man, we are alike. I felt you for the books and over the years I have faced similar situations. In particular when I was going to University back in 2014 I had taken along a copy of Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire, the big Bloomsbury hardcover edition (priced at £25), and a bottle of water. Little did I knew that it leaked on the hardcover. When I find out I felt disgusted and even though I finished the book, then I threw it away for being imperfect. Afterwards I learnt to put a plastic bag around books that I carried in my backpack in case of accidental leaking or rain.

If it makes you feel any better, know that I would do the same with you about the GameCube collection. At least your little brother had fun skating around. I mean if the collection gets damaged what's the point of keeping it anyway. To hell it goes.

@k8sMum I agree about the copying skills. Therapy would probably be helpful to me too. But I am trying to control my OCD as I try to contain the exposure of the physical goods that I value highly. For example, I will buy a plastic protector from eBay to keep the original box of my Switch Lite safe from accidental bumps and dust.

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A small conversation between Lady Astor and Winston Churchill:

Lady Astor: "If I were your wife I'd put poison in your coffee."
Winston Churchill: "If I were your husband I'd drink it !"

BlissfulCrook

@ralphdibny Why didn't you return it or demand from the post office to recompesate you for the damaged they caused to the delivered item?

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A small conversation between Lady Astor and Winston Churchill:

Lady Astor: "If I were your wife I'd put poison in your coffee."
Winston Churchill: "If I were your husband I'd drink it !"

ralphdibny

@BlissfulCrook a number of reasons, primarily because I observed the postman doing his job like an idiot so I felt at the time that I should complain to Royal Mail. Compensation from Royal Mail is normally provided to the seller who reimburses the buyer here in the UK. I also wasn't as acutely aware of statutory rights and didn't and don't know what the consumer protection laws were back then (the DSR and CCR both came in much later)

I believe it was also out of stock so I could only return the item for a refund and not a replacement which means I would have nothing at all. So it was a bit of a combination of my own ignorance, product scarcity and the person/party who was observed at being at fault not actually being the person/party liable for the damage

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TheOtherEden

@BlissfulCrook Haha yeah that was my reasoning behind it. If the games don’t have the cases. Then I might as well destroy them. Honestly when my Switch games got water damaged I was tempted to just annihilate them out of existence lol. I can totally relate to to having that disgusting feeling. Usually I get a head ache or something too because I will get pretty stressed or whatever.

I have hard time even playing video games too. I usually need to be in the right “moment” to play. Like basically everything needs to be perfect or else I can’t play. That has led to basically not being able to play that much anymore lol. I don’t know if you experience that as well or not.

Btw do you have any way of coping with it? Despite being insane and protecting all you’re stuff in layers of protection? Haha don’t mean it as an insult at all. Just want to know if you have any tactics for dealing with this stuff.

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TheOtherEden

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SKTTR

I wish my brother spilled water over my game collection. Instead the one time I borrowed it to him, the whole collection, all games in their boxes, in a huge sports bag, he supposedly left it in the train, gone forever.

He probably just sold them all away quickly for a few bucks, but then I started another collection with the next console. Now my games are in locked up cupboards and nasty friends and stupid brothers stay far away.

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