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It has been my intent not to post anymore after the other night. I am sorry for any concern I've caused. Yes I am absolutely ravaged with depression right now, it is something I have had a life long battle with. It seems I also struggle with PTSD. My current situation is legitimately dire and I do want to do my best to find my way out of it. Leaving Portland was a serious mistake, I had been seen by a psych there because I was having such trouble adapting and was given serquel, right now I have almost none left and no way to acquire more, the withdrawal effects are debilitating in the extreme. I often find myself alone in the middle of the night with insomnia just crying out to no one to make the pain stop. While I have been a member of this board since my wife and I split, minimates were my balm in the begging of our first separation, I don't know, right now it is finally time for me to put those things like toys and comic books to the side and find a way to generate some real security for at least myself and hopefully my wife. On that note and the 2nd reason for this post, the owner of the Minimates Menagerie is my dearest personal friend of the past 25 years or so, he has agreed to take the very best 20 -30 figures in my collection and sell them in his store so I can get top dollar for them, the rest will start to go up on ebay this week, the rest being more common items and figures that have had parts swapping and the like done to them. I know plugging your own auctions is frowned on and its not my intent to wreak more havoc than I have already, I just need the sale of this collection to be a smashing success. Finally thank you all seriously for the compassion you have shown me, Thank You.

Jessica, if for some reason you have seen this, I know you aren't talking to me right now, or at least not very much, I just want you to know the truth about how I feel when I have a small window of clarity like this. I love you baby, You are the greatest light in my life and I will not stop fighting until I find my way back to you.

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Dude, I feel for you. I really do. Don't go quiet on us ok.

Member's are welcome to plug their ebay auctions too. Just be open and above board about it.

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A painfully slow start and really nothing special listed but the first six or so auctions are up. My ebay handle is Banners_ID. I am open to any criticism or suggestions that might lead to a more successful fire sale.

Thanks all.

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I know there isn't much that a chap can do for a near stranger half-way across the globe, but if you think of anything - let us know.

You're in my thoughts, mate. Keep on trucking.

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I am doing my very best, I know some of what comes out of me doesn't convey that very well, but it is truth. I am trying.

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up and running auctions now total 36 and counting, most of the army builders posted have another auction or two waiting to pop behind them ebay only allows me one of any item at a time in auction format. This quite a bit bloody harder than I anticipated, letting go of the mates, posting is a piece of cake.

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Hey pal, know that you have friends here. People that obviously care about you. Depression is not easy to deal with and I say that with lots of experience. Sometimes talking with your friends helps. We're here for you whether you are collecting Minimates or not. You're not alone.

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Hey pal, know that you have friends here. People that obviously care about you. Depression is not easy to deal with and I say that with lots of experience. Sometimes talking with your friends helps. We're here for you whether you are collecting Minimates or not. You're not alone.

Thanks Shane, I know everything you wrote there is truth. Thanks, all of you seriously.

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up and running auctions now total 36 and counting, most of the army builders posted have another auction or two waiting to pop behind them ebay only allows me one of any item at a time in auction format. This quite a bit bloody harder than I anticipated, letting go of the mates, posting is a piece of cake.

I hope you've got at least a couple of favourites that you are keeping for yourself :)

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There are a couple like Longshot I've wanted since day one, its a can of worms man, once you start....... Truth be told I am just a little embarrassed by just how many of these little buggers I really have. We'll see how the weeks go. I had a fella call and say he would try me for work yesterday, its a couple weeks out though.

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That's awesome news Banners. I hope it works out for you.

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I think at this point all of you should feel free to call me Rich ;-)

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Awww, I am still gonna call you Bruce!

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I've managed to post a lot of unnerving stuff around the internet these days, I thought it would be favorable to say something somewhat positive. The past three nights I have managed to sleep for at least 6 hours a night with afternoon naps of maybe an hour or two. This might not sound like a lot, for me its been a long time coming, I seriously haven't had a full nights sleep since the middle of last summer. It's been bliss being able to shut my eyes and actually sleep. eBay continues, my method has been to cut the stuff from my collection I can view as extravagant, surplus army builders, figs I have just for parts, etc. the longer I have time out of work the more that gets posted. Once work starts I will probably slow down. Although when I think about "keeping a favorite or two for myself" it comes down to this. My Wife is my favorite, I would trade every two inch piece of plastic I have for the chance for things to be right with us. Thank you all once again for the fabulous support you've shown a, for the most part, total stranger. I've said it before and I'll say it again, best damn place on the net, you guys ROCK!

My current auctions for quick reference. Here

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Hey Rich,

It's good to hear you talking in a more positive light, after our very brief conversation the other day you had me pretty worried.

I'm also glad to hear you're sticking around the verse.

I'll look over the auctions and see if there's anything that I need / want / 'dont need but might buy anyway because... heck I don't need a reason, they are minimates!'.

T.

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Timbo, you should know I had myself pretty worried. I seriously cannot convey enough gratitude to the friendship put forth by the members of this forum.

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I think most of us know where you are coming from Rich. I am very fond of these little toys, but in the end I wouldn't bat an eye at giving them up for a loved one. Hang in there pal.

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Rich,

I know you don't know me, but my heart goes out to you. I wish you the best of luck. I will do as much as I can to try and help you out via these auctions. Keep positive.

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No one should feel any kind of obligation here as far as eBay listings. Paris Hilton and Randall the Honey Badger guy have just taught me there is something to be said for shameless self promotion.

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I'm watching for a few myself. Let me know if you put up any AIM agents!



EDIT: Damn - those Hand Ninjas went up quickly. I didn't think they were much chop at first, but they have proven to be some of the best army builders to date.

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Classic Battlestar Galactica items are up, I've also posted a handful of DVD sets with rock bottom "buy it now" prices! Have a great day every one!

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Hi all, I just wanted too update that my Wife and I have managed to have two or three really decent talks with each other as of now. As screwed up as our situation is I believe her and I are going to find a path to healing our relationship. I am truly elated by this.

Ebay listings currently at 120 posts, I'm off back to work expect more listings by days end. Have a great day all.

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