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How has COVID-19 affected your card collecting?

For me, I'm doing quite a few trades, which is a lot of fun. The biggest thing for me, though, is that I'm actually able to get things organized. I'm finding things I'd forgotten I had.

I was recently able to get a big, solid bookcase, which has been immensely useful. I now have a dedicated area for all of my promo binders as well as the binders for current sets on which I'm working. That alone has been a huge help in getting organized. But, with the COVID-19 "stay at home" directives, I have time to focus on my collection.

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Posts: 7237 | Location: the wonderful state of Denial | Registered: January 14, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Stopped it cold.

I have ordered boxes of GoT Season 8 stuck in a closed hobby store. At least I think so. They were supposed to arrive the end of the week that all non-essential businesses closed down. I'll find out eventually.

Going to the Post Office unless necessary is foolish. The regular mail delivery is spotty. Many mail carriers are calling in sick or just are afraid to be out. Getting your money at the Bank is practically ATM only, if the branch is still operating, because even ATMs have to be replenished and serviced.

I had gone through a big revamping and clean out of my autographed cards last year. Wish now that I hadn't, as it would keep me busy. Too much bombardment of negative news from all quarters for anyone to enjoy anything.

Something is going to give one way or the other, because the consequences of this almost total shut down can't last past April or there will be civil unrest. Just MHO, but its bad here and the people have been exceptionally good so far.
 
Posts: 7703 | Location: New York | Registered: November 20, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi Raven,

There's one more thing I'm thinking of buying I might have to let it go. I'm planning on holding off on buying other cards for a while.

I'm avoiding the post office too. We're still getting the mail every day.

The local banks have reduced their hours but they are still open.

The grocery stores are doing a good job restocking unless you're looking for toilet paper, alcohol, hand sanitizer, and odd stuff like pinto beans and mild sausages. It's been hit-or-miss with things like tissues, paper towels, chicken, rice, and soap. The stores have started blocking off entrances/exits so that there's only one way in or out. They should keep them open to maintain fresh air flow and to keep people from converging on one point.

We've been sheltering in place for almost three weeks now. It appears to be working. We have more cases but it's nothing like New York. I don't see the order getting lifted before June. There don't seem to be many people stealing. Those that are doing it are stealing stupid stuff like energy drinks so we don't appear to be on the verge of civil unrest.

I watch a lot of news including Cuomo's press conferences. His brother, Chris, on CNN caught the virus and is in the early days of it. I hope you, other New Yorkers, and the rest of us start getting some good news soon.

Jess

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Originally posted by Raven:
Stopped it cold.

I have ordered boxes of GoT Season 8 stuck in a closed hobby store. At least I think so. They were supposed to arrive the end of the week that all non-essential businesses closed down. I'll find out eventually.

Going to the Post Office unless necessary is foolish. The regular mail delivery is spotty. Many mail carriers are calling in sick or just are afraid to be out. Getting your money at the Bank is practically ATM only, if the branch is still operating, because even ATMs have to be replenished and serviced.

I had gone through a big revamping and clean out of my autographed cards last year. Wish now that I hadn't, as it would keep me busy. Too much bombardment of negative news from all quarters for anyone to enjoy anything.

Something is going to give one way or the other, because the consequences of this almost total shut down can't last past April or there will be civil unrest. Just MHO, but its bad here and the people have been exceptionally good so far.
 
Posts: 1248 | Location: San Jose, CA, USA | Registered: December 23, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hey Jess,

Everyone's been behaving very well here. Crime has nosedived since no one is on the streets. Big Grin It's not that.

People outside effected areas think essential services are working. They are not.

Most Dentist offices are closed. Doctor offices won't take you. You can't get a haircut. Utilities have cancelled appointments and will only do emergency work. You can't get a plumber or electrician to come to your house. Verizon and Spectrum won't do set-ups. Banks have stopped mortgage closings and taking new loan applications. All schools are closed. All daycare is closed. Something like 9M New Yorkers have applied for unemployment in the last 2 weeks and many more can't get through on the website. Most restaurants closed rather than do take out. Laundromats closed even though they could stay open. Funerals can't be conducted. All public playgrounds have deen padlocked. The list goes on and on.

And the hospitals have been overrun to the point that you can't go to them or Urgent Care, even though you have something else.

Yeah it's only about 3 weeks since the big PAUSE, but it doesn't take a genius to see that the situation can't go on for months no matter what the City or State government wants. I think that's why they are predicting next week to be the peak here. I just hope they don't get anywhere near the numbers of deaths they are throwing about. There is so much misinformation and competing experts, nobody knows what will happen until it does.
 
Posts: 7703 | Location: New York | Registered: November 20, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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