I've sold ones that I've said I would never sell before, and for some of them, I regret selling them to this day.
The thing is, it's just a fairly stock minimag. Readily available on the used market. Sure, I got one of the last ones sold new from AGD, sure I still have the box, owners manual, and AO.org member card with it. The barrel is kind of hard to find, but I wouldn't call it rare.
But it was a gift from an ex girlfriend now far removed from the picture, and really, there isn't much special about it. Not like the palmerized hyperframed mag (why did I sell that one???), or the purple/silver phantom (damn was it beautiful).
So I have two markers left. Both were in the "never leaving me" category. One has ALWAYS been there, my silver phantom. It's seen some mild changes, but all in all it's the same marker I bought years ago that brought me back into paintball. The other is a bit newer, but still loved.
So the question is, do I sell the mag to get something more unique, with the knowledge I can always buy another mag (it's not like parts are hard to come by, or even needed ever for most mags)? Do I get that special acid wash phantom, the grey ghost, or a CCM partially funded by betraying a marker I promised to never sell?
I have just gotten back into paintball after a long hiatus. It's a bit hasty to start my old whoring ways again, but I can tell I'll be playing for awhile before I take a break again. So it might be worth it, fiscally. But screw it, this has always been about fun, never responsibility. So diregard those points entirely.
These promises to never sell, lets be honest, are always about sentiment. Which is, pardon my pigfrench, bull crap. There's no logical reason. Sure it may fit you perfectly, shoot like a dream, but if that were it, you would easily trade it in for the next years model if it had some sort of objective upgrade (such as efficiency). Like the mag. It was a gift, it fits me right, shoots well, and is a design that was sold unchanged for over 15 years. That's freaking sweet. And the mechanics of it are freaking sweet too (which means a lot to me, I'm a very mechanical guy). But this mag is only special for two reasons- I'm the only one who's owned it, and the whole gift thing. So really, there's no objective reason that it's better than any other mag. In fact, it's not- the body is kinda scuffed up.
Grr enough ranting.
This post has been edited by aqua_scummm: 19 April 2011 - 11:33 PM