Old magazines

@Porcospino (16425)
Denmark
August 6, 2012 7:39pm CST
What do you do with your magazines when you have read them? Do you collect them and read them again? Do you throw them away, give them to a friend, or sell them? When I was younger I bought the teen magazines about music, movies and celebrities. When I had read them I removed the pages with information about about my favourite celebrities and the information about my friend's favourite celebrities. I knew which singers and actors my friends liked and so I always gave them the articles or the posters with those celebrities. I also bought a German magazine for young girls. I kept those magazines and I read them more than once. Today I don't buy many magazines, but when I buy a magazine I don't keep it when I have read it. I remove the pictures that I can use in my art and then I throw the rest of the magazines away.
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21 responses
• India
8 Aug 12
I am interested in collecting magazines in my school days. My father is a great magazine fan and buy different kind of magazines every day. I am interested in reading them and after reading it, i will keep it in the shelves. We have a great collection of magazine in our old house, in fact we have a separate room for magazine, which seems like an library. I like to fill the cross word puzzles, riddles in the magazine and get more fun while filling them. It is the best way to increase our knowledge as well as check it. I will cut the important pictures and cute photographs from the magazine and made an album with it. Till today i have 2 cute album collections in this sort. While vacating the old house my mother called the old paper man and provide all the magazines to him. I am not interested in throwing the magazine, if i think it is unnecessary for me, i will give the magazine to my friend or the person whoever need it, otherwise call the person from the old paper mart or our local librarian and provide all the magazines to him. By this way other people will get benefits from our magazine, we will get satisfaction with our work.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
8 Aug 12
Does you father have 'Lakshya Padhai" an amarar Narayanswamy iyer parisu novel Vidhyaprakash?If he has bound this thodar kadhai please let me know.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
29 Aug 12
I think that it is nice idea to save the magazines and place them in a separate room. That way you are always able to find them them and read them again in the future. My father also used to keep some magazines. He is interested in magazines about cars and he used to collect those magazines and keep them in his office. In my home I am not able to keep old magazines because my husband and I live in a relatively small house and we don't have any room to keep the magazines. When I was still living with my parents I kept the old magazines and I had many of them, but I had to get rid of them when I moved. Today I don't keep them when I have read them.
@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
7 Aug 12
Hi Porcospino First it was the local small Library we had in town. I used to donate all my magazines to them. When it closed down, I started selling these magazines to the seconds stores - there are still some vendors who sell old and read magazines at 50% of their price. Then the magazines became costly and I started buying only the ones I needed (Computer magazines and that too occassionally based on their content). Since then I have been hoarding them. But at the end of the year, I do sell them away to these seconds shops
@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
8 Aug 12
I think it is a good idea to sell old magazines to second hand shops. I have done the same thing, but they were only willing to buy some of the old magazines. I had some really old magazines (from the 1940's and 1950's) and the second hand shops were willing to buy those magazines because some collectors are interested in those old magazines. They shop owner told that he didn't want to buy most of the relatively new magazines because he wouldn't be able to sell them again.
@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
10 Aug 12
For magazines that are so ancient (maybe antique is a better word) - I would have given an advert in the magazines and online classified sites - and tried my best to find the people who are interested (Direct to consumer) or maybe put them up on auction. I would have definitely made a good money (at least much more than what the seconds shops people would have offered - as if I would have sold them to these seconds shops, I would have earned quite less and they would have minted money selling them at whooping prices to the consumers). Maybe if you have some more of those magazines, you can try out and make some money to spend on your tour plans
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7 Aug 12
I used to buy a lot of specialist magazines, and rarely if ever threw them out. As a result, my house got really cluttered. Lately I've decided I can live without most of them, but instead of chucking them out I've been listing them on eBay. It hasn't made me big money, but it has provided a way for me to get my business started. You'd be surprised what people will pay for - I've sold magazines, comics, sports programmes and even ticket stubs, there's a collector for just about anything.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
7 Aug 12
It sounds like a great idea to sell the magazines on eBay. It is much better than throwing them out - you earn money and at the same time you make a collector happy. I wish I had kept some of my old magazines, I think that I would have been able to sell some of them on the internet, but at that time I just wanted to get rid of them, because I had far too many things and I wasn't able to keep everything.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
Before I have lots of magazines here most of them came from a foreign friend who always updated from buying fashion magazines. Before computer is not that too popular most of the schools used to cut pictures and paste it on a bond paper for school projects and assignments. But since computer is the main source of this information I already stop collecting magazines I also stop asking my friend to have it. I sell the old magazines I have on the recycle collector.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
30 Aug 12
I think that the computers and the internet have changed the habits for many people, and magazines are becoming less popular. I also had lots of magazines in the past and I kept the magazines that I had and read them again. Today I don't have any magazines in my home. If I buy second hand magazines I read them and when I have read them I don't keep them. Today I sometimes visit the online versions of the magazines that I used to read and you can find lots of different kinds of magazines online, and we don't actually have to buy the physical magazines anymore.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
8 Aug 12
Hi Porcospino!. I am rarely buying lifestyle magazine right now. I still save view of them in my book self because there are few food recipe I like and I had plan to used it again in future. Now I prefer to buy cooking magazine, its similar to regular magazine but with more recipe and how to made food that's are happening now.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
29 Aug 12
I save the interesting recipes from the old magazines before I throw them away or give them away. I have a big collection of recipes from magazines in my home and I haven't used all of those recipes, but I keep them in my kitchen closet because I plan on cooking the dishes from the recipes in the future I don't buy cooking magazines like you do, but in the ordinary magazines from my country there are usually plenty of recipes. I am especially interested in the recipes that tell you how to cook food from other countries, because I love international dishes.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
8 Aug 12
I hardly buy magazines. However if I browse through the magazines and I found something very interesting then I will buy. I will keep them and once in awhile I will read again maybe like 2 years later Those other magazines that I received free or are given by my sister, after read I will send them to recycle centre and they will pay some nominal amount of cash depends on the weight of all the magazines that I brought there.
@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
29 Aug 12
I don't buy many magazines either. When I was younger I loved the buy the magazines about my favourite bands and actors and I kept the article about them and decorated my walls with the posters. Today I hardly ever buy magazines. The magazines are expensive and I often able to the read the online versions of the magazines instead of buying the physical magazines. Sometimes I buy second hand magazines for women, because they are much cheaper than the new magazines, and if I haven't read them I don't care if they are a couple of years old. It is great that you are able to get some money for the magazines at the recycle center, even if it is a small amount it is better than nothing at all. In my country we don't get any money for old magazines.
@caopaopao (5769)
• China
8 Aug 12
I always buy some magazines for my child. I gave the magzines to the my relative's child when my daughter have read them. I seldom throw them away. If no one liked the old magazine, I sold them to the salvage station.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
29 Aug 12
It is a good idea to give to give the magazine to another child when your daughter has read them. In my husband's family they do the same thing. My mother-in-law and some of her relatives share the magazines that they buy and one family has read the family they give them to the next family. I think that it is better than throwing the magazines away. I also get my mother's old magazines sometimes, but she doesn't buy that many magazines. When I have read the magazines I remove the pictures that I have want to use in my art and then I throw the magazines away, because other people don't want to read them when some of the pages are missing.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
7 Aug 12
We have the same habit! I also did those to my old magazines. However, I never buy any magazines now as I know I won't have time to read them.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
11 Aug 12
In my everyday life I don't have time to read magazines either, but I love to read magazines when I travel. If I have to spend many hours travelling by bus, train or plane and it very nice to have some magazines to read. I have already bought some magazines that I am going to read when I travel to Asia. I buy most of my magazines in a second hand shop because it is cheaper than buying new magazines.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
7 Aug 12
i have some country decorating magazines that i will not part with. i have sold some decorating magazines at garage sales and the rest that i get given to me (i seldom buy magazines. i either get them for free, see them at the library or buy them at garage sales). the ones i get for free are generally Canadian magazines which i often save for my daughter in case she needs to get pictures for a project.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
10 Aug 12
Garage sales is a great place to buy magazines, I have bought many of my magazines that way. New magazines are expensive and I prefer to buy second hand magazines instead. It is nice that you get free magazines. Reading magazines at the library like you mentioned is also on option of course. I have never really done that, but I know that my local library has many different kinds of magazines. Maybe I should have a look at them one day. Yes, when you have children it is good idea to save the magazines, because they can recycle them and use the pictures.
• United States
7 Aug 12
I no longer purchase magazines. The only time I read them is when a client gives them to me or I am at a place that has them on display such as a laundry mat or doctors office.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
8 Aug 12
I do same thing. In the doctor's or the dentist's waiting room I usually read the magazines that they have, but I don't buy them myself. When I visit my mother-in-law I also read her magazines sometimes. She buys magazines every week so she always has the latest magazines.
@shibham (17025)
• India
7 Aug 12
Nope, Neither i sell my old magazines nor give to friends. I always preserve them on my library. They are vital part of my life. I have a huge library where i have kept some shelfs only for magazines and i think this is the best place for them. have a n ice time.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
8 Aug 12
It is great that you are able to keep your magazines. If you have enough room in your home it possible to keep the magazines. Which magazines do you read? When I was younger I also kept my magazines and I often read them again. When I moved from from my previous home to a small apartment I wasn't able to keep the magazines anymore and I gave them up. Sometimes I wish that I had kept them, but it wasn't possible because of my small apartment (one room) Today I don't buy many magazines anymore. I usually visit the online versions of the magazines instead.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
7 Aug 12
I never collect magazines all my life I have some, but believe it or not, they were sent for free so when I got a bill, I refused to pay it and asked for an address to return them after going back and forth BBB finally they realized it was free subscription lol there are a few other magazines but I just kept the articles that I like and the rest of the magazines I used them in packaging for shipping items and moving I still don't collect magazines now, but I buy books and CDs
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
8 Aug 12
In your situation I would also have refused to pay for those magazines. I used to read some free magazines that we could pick up in the shops, but I haven't seen them recently, and I don't think that they have free magazines anymore. When I was younger I bought music magazines and other kinds of magazines, but today I don't buy many magazines. I usually choose to read the online versions of magazines because that is cheaper and easier. Sometimes I buy second hand magazines and throw them away when I have read them.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
7 Aug 12
Hi Porco, i likes to buy teen and ladies magazines when i was still young. Most of the time, i will keep them until my cupboard is full of them. Then, i will sort them out and will cut-out those section of my favorites. As for the ladies magazines, most of the time, i will tends to keep them for re-read especially the health section. Nowadays, i seldom buy magazines anymore since i can read them through online. With the available of internet at home, i had spend less on magazines.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
8 Aug 12
I also bought teen magazines when I was young. At that time there were two Danish magazines for young people and I bought one of them almost every month. I loved to read the different articles in those magazines. I also read magazines for women sometimes because my mother bought those magazines. Today I don't buy many magazines. Like you I like to read the online versions of the magazines. I spend a lot of time online and it is much easier for me to read the online versions of the magazines. Sometimes I buy second hand magazines because they are much cheaper than the new magazines.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Aug 12
Being that I am a mother with two younger children, I have to admit that I don't throw any of the magazines that I am done with away. The reason that I don't throw them away is because of the fact that giving the children a pair of scissors and some old magazines and also some glue and construction paper is a great way to keep the children occupies for a while. And now my youngest is getting ready to start kindergarten and I know that he will need to have access to some magazines to cut out pictures so that he will be able to properly do his homework assignments.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
8 Aug 12
Your response reminded me of the one of my own favourite activities when I was a child. I always got my mother's old magazines when she had read them and I loved to make my own photo collages. Some old magazines, a pair of scissors and some glue was enough to keep me entertained for hours Sometimes we also made photo collages at school and it was always one of my favourite assignments. Today I still recycle old magazines. I am an artist and I use the pictures from old magazines in my art. I always remove the interesting pictures before I throw my magazines away.
@youless (90513)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 12
In the past I would collect the old magazines that I had read. As I thought I might read them again in the future. However, later when I cleaned my house. I found there were many stuff and I needed to clean up. So I had to throw my old magazines so that there would be more room. After all, I don't have time to read them again and nobody are interested in keeping them. Otherwise I will be glad to give them to someone else. I love China
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
8 Aug 12
I did the same thing as you in the past. I kept the magazines that I had bought, because I wanted to read them again. Sometimes I did read them again, but when I moved I wasn't able to keep my magazines. They took up too much space and I was going to move into a small apartment so I decided that I wasn't going to keep my magazines anymore. Today I am a little sad that I didn't keep them because I could have sold them or used the pictures in my art, but I didn't think about that when I moved. I just wanted to get more room in my small apartment. Today I don't buy many magazines anymore. That are quite expensive and I often prefer to buy second hand magazines instead of new magazines.
@mary629 (23)
7 Aug 12
Usually I will donate my magazines after I have read them to my doctors office. I like the tabloid type magazines, and I know when people are in the waiting room those are pretty enjoyable. To me, magazines, book, tv programs or movies, I just don't seem to get much out of them after seeing them once, and at most twice. So, no, I do not save my magazines, but I do recycle them.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
7 Aug 12
I hadn't thought about donating old magazines to a clinic, but it sounds like a good way to recycle the magazines, that way other people are able to enjoy them when you have read them and don't feel like reading them again. In the past I sometimes reread my old magazines and saved most of them. Today I don't keep my magazines. I read them once and then I remove the pictures that I need for my art and throw the magazines away. Most of the time I buy second hand magazines because new magazines are too expensive for my budget. I recently bought some magazines for me trip. I plan on getting rid of them when I have read them once, that way I get extra space for souvenirs and gifts in my suitcase when I return.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
7 Aug 12
I used to save old magazines forever then i would tire of the clutter the made. Now I give my old magazines to my niece and nephew to use for school projects. This way they are still being of some use to someone.,
@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
7 Aug 12
I also used to save all of my old magazines. I had a lot of magazines and sometimes I read them again. When I moved I decided to get rid of the magazines, because they took up too much space. Today I don't save my old magazines. I read them and then I remove the pictures that I can use in my art and throw away the rest of the magazines. I can't sell because there are too many missing pages, but that is okay, I think it is nice that I am able to use them in one than one way (read them and use the pictures) I can hear that you the same thing since your niece and nephew are able to use your old magazines for school projects. I think that it is a good idea to recycle the old magazines that way.
@Raine38 (9027)
• United States
7 Aug 12
I used to collect magazines, back when I don't have a tablet and an online subscription. Those magazines that I would like to keep like Reader's Digest, I put together and have them book-binded. The rest I either sell to the junk shop or give away to local libraries.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
7 Aug 12
I also used to collect magazines. At that time I had no computer and no internet connection the magazines were my source of entertainment. Like you I bought Reader's Digest and I kept them and read them again. When I moved I didn't keep my magazines because I had to cut back on my stuff. Today I don't buy many magazines. They have become very expensive and I can't really afford to buy them anymore. I also spend a lot of my free time on the internet today and I don't have a lot of time to read magazines like I did in the past. It sounds like a good idea to give the magazines that you don't want to keep to local libraries, that way other people get the chance to read them.
@Otanetix (509)
• United States
29 Aug 12
Before my parents signed up for Internet, I read books and magazines as often as I could. I had just received a Playstation game system for my birthday during the previous year. At that time, I started to become a gamer. I remember going to my local video game shop and subscribing for a gaming magazine. I subscribed to magazine for 2-3 years. Eventually, my stack of magazines occupied half the space of my desk. It took me about five months after the last magazine of my last annual subscription to finally recycle them. For me, they had sentimental value to me. Gaming magazines were the first source of gaming news I used. But in the 2-3 years that passed, the world was changing and I had more accessibility with Internet at my school.
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@Aggy91 (49)
11 Aug 12
I remember i used to keep my magazines after reading them, i just thought maybe one day i would need the information in them, so i never threw them away untill one day i realised i had piles and piles of old magazines that i didnt need, so i just sold them.
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