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Dec. 17th, 2010 @ 09:10 pm Selling off majority of FF CDs
Current Mood: apatheticcough. cough.
Because of various big life-changing reasons, I'm selling off the vast majority of my FF collection, including LPs (vinyl records) as well as CDs related to the FF series somehow. Because I have so many CDs -- I don't think I'm joking when I say that I probably have the most extensive collection of FF CDs that I know -- I'm splitting the sale into several parts, starting in late January 2011, and it will be held via email only. Read my post at Soundtrack Central for more details and to join the sale.

What this will mean for the future of the site, I really don't know. After this, I just won't have the resources or time to update as much as I would like. My interest in the series was fast waning after FF10, and with FF13 and FF14, I've almost completely lost interest.

Also, to be honest, I'm a little tired with Square Enix milking the FF cash cow. SE came out with a glut of compilation CDs in the past few months and that ended up pushing me over the edge as I tried to keep up with them, but couldn't because of other obligations.

I'll think about it more after I'm done with the sale. If you have any thoughts, feel free to respond or send me an email.
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From:mogmi
Date:December 19th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC)
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I feel very sad... I saw my favorite FF forum vanish, for everyone also seemed to loose interest in the series and our lives became full of obligations. And now this...I kept up with your site for several years. I guess, if you choose to close the site, I completely understand. The new additions to the series are quite dull. Now, I only care for some titles. Good luck!!

Are you going to ship internationally?
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From:chibischala
Date:February 7th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the comments! I apologize, but only now did I read your comment more carefully. Yes, I do ship internationally. If you're interested in joining the sale, send me a message via LJ with your email address and I'll add you to the list. I'm planning to start the sale tomorrow already (Feb. 7).
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From:bamatone
Date:December 20th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
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End of an era.

Edited at 2010-12-20 05:34 am (UTC)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 26th, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)

claim insurance

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I can see you happen to be an expert at your field! I am launching a website soon, and your facts will likely be quite fascinating for me.. Thanks for all your assist and wishing you all the success.
From:tubebar99
Date:February 4th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)

Re: claim insurance

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yes she is an expert for FF Music, he research was invaluable :( Very sad to see this BUT things can change ;)
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From:Tony Mear
Date:January 31st, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)

Setzer Weeps For Daryl Again...

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I have felt the same about the FF series as you. For me it started after FFX-2 and I sold off most of my vast FF collection of games, music CDs, action figures, etc.

Your site has been a superb source of information for me and countless others over the years and whatever you decide for its future I for one want to salute your efforts on behalf of a generation of FF fans.

Best regards,


Tony Mear aka MoogleUK

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From:chibischala
Date:February 7th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)

Re: Setzer Weeps For Daryl Again...

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Thanks for the support over the years! ^_^
From:ciioud
Date:February 2nd, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)

Booklets

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I wish I could have all your collection seriously and

Do you think you could put images of what the booklets look like for all the Final Fantasy Piano Collections?
I've always wondered what the booklets looked like on the inside, like all the images in there or just the way they are.
I did buy Piano Collections 4-9 for a friend of mine but I never got to look at them on the inside. You usually just have an image of the front cover and back and the CD.

Do you think you could do that, would be awesome!
(Just for the Piano Collections)
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From:chibischala
Date:February 7th, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)

Re: Booklets

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Haha, thanks. Unfortunately I have no plans to post scans of the booklet pages.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 4th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
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SE flooded the market, like w/ any industry a crash is inevitable. That's what happened in the early 80's w/ the entire video game market. FF14 is a sign that FF market is at it's demise.

Hard to say how bad it will be but once they start losing money on games we won't see as many. Plus most people who grew up w/ the series (I've been collecting and playing since FF1 NES in 1990) the games have...changed completely.

I don't think this is the end ofr the multi-million-dollar franchise but a minor market crash/change over.

I would hold onto your collection (unless you're in need of cash) or sell the whole collection don't split it up.
From:tubebar99
Date:February 4th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
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yep splitting up ANY collection is a bad idea, finding someone to buy a collection isn't so easy either :(
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 26th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)

Sorry to hear that.

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Thanks for all the updates you've done over the years. While I agree that the series and soundtracks are in somewhat of a decline, I always enjoyed browsing your site from time to time. Hope you still find a way to keep it up. Cheers!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 30th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)

this is sad =(

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even though i understand why you're doing this, it's still sad seeing it

i've been using your wonderful website for years now, i hope you'll still update it or at least keep it open =)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 17th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Yes you shouldn't sell your collection. You should just put up a donation of some sort with a target amount like some sites. And maybe offer something new that would interest people and thank and donate you for. :)