❝I collect Caroline Antique Gold Keys. Originally, I bought one each time I made an effort to post in the forums as a "reward" (kind of like a self-given gold star, hehe).
It made quite a mess out of my inventory, so I moved them all to my storage box.
Every now and then, I look at them and try to remember what kind of thought was related to which key. I should have kept a record. x)❞
I used to collect multiple letters every month... but now I am not really willing to waste my real money so easily
so I just buy the items that I think are cool and that's it. I will spend real money to get them, but only if it's something I really want, not just for the sake of collecting
I hold on to every item that I own. Or at least one of each of them (if they are only single pose items). Years back I would sometimes sell items but I've stopped, mostly because I would sell for a low price and months later that item would skyrocket. Irritating. Of course, the opposite also happens (buy high and the price drops low). Overall, I would just prefer having the item in my inventory since if I ever want to make an outfit with it I won't have to go re-buy.
I collect EIs, some SDPlus dolls, white wigs (I have one of those "character avatars". His hair is always white-) and anything orange... but I also tend to be a pack-rat, so my inventory on the whole is fairly extensive. I like having a lot of options.
Main items I collect are EI's. I also used to do EI themed ones ,but damn some of the prices on those are insane. I also collect MCs to a smaller extent, not really going to lose sleep over not having some of them though. Also I don't really sell items, if I do it's mainly multiple one pose items I have around. For that to happen I have to not be lazy and clean out my inventory though.
I just love to collect! I try to keep at least one of everything, and go on sprees trying to collect every item from a certain shop or whatever just for the fun of it. At the moment I'm collecting one of all the exchange bouquets - I'll get there eventually. xD
As for intentional collecting, I only collect birthstone items. At first it was for investment purposes but now it's just because I like the darned things. I've unintentionally started collecting orange and yellow items since they are my favorite colors to dress my avatar in but that's scatter-brained at best.