I only collect items that are either useful right now or I can forsee them being useful in the future. Like I have several items that have unique color schemes. They may not match anything right now, but I know one day they will have some siblings.
There's no rhyme or reason to my item buying OR my collecting. emotion_0A0
One day I'm buying all fluffy, cutesy stuff, the next I've suddenly hoarded every bloody, weird, disgusting item I can find. And then I never sell anything because I'm either regretting the purchase and hoping the item inflates, or because of; "But..but what if I NEED it for something?!"
I seem to like collecting items with unique colors. That's one thing that I stick to, at least.
I'm not very good at selling my items, I tend to keep them even if I haven't used them for a year or more. sweatdrop On the positive side, it's always nice when you rediscover an item or pose you've completely forgotten about!
As for collecting... I like items that have to do with tea or have a tea item in them. It doesn't make for a large collection but I like knowing that I have a suitable cuppa for almost every occasion.
I realise that I have a few coffee items in there, but they do *look* like tea so it still counts.
If anyone knows of any reasonably priced tea items which I can add to my small collection, please send me a link or something. emotion_kirakira
You know those items you get when you fail a RIG? I tend to like some of those, so I like to collect 'em.
But it's been since Radio Havoc since the last time I looked at a RIG item list and said to myself "I want that, I want that, and I want that, and that one, too". Usually it's one or two things per RIG cycle.
I've collected enough paper to create every paper hat. I've created all but two of the junk items. I have all but one of the items granted in Jigsaw, Pinball and ELF. I working on the Doctorate items from Word Bump. I'm steadily fishing Bass'ken. I've created all the items possible in zOMG!: Barton Town, Village Greens, Bill's Ranch, Zen Gardens, and I'm working on the ones in Bass'ken Lake. I've also begun Alchemy, but that's so open that I'm only doing the ones I want.
Aside from a few reference items (specifically all the JoJo items) and the Tiger & Bunny items, I don't really collect items. I prefer keeping pure gold, so I sell off a lot of the items I don't use. I try to keep the expensive items I use frequently, but I inevitably sell those off too.