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Collecting Hobbies

On collecting and collecting hobbies

Many of us collect something:

One estimate suggests that 40% of United States households engage in some form of collecting behavior.

Exploring consumer collecting behavior: a conceptual model and research agenda

Why do we collect things?

Some collect to express their individuality, passion, or loyalty. Some collect to learn more about the world, history, or culture, thus contributing to science and human knowledge. Some collect to relax, have fun, or socialize with others. Some collect to challenge themselves, gain recognition, or make money. Some collect to preserve memories, connect with the past, or leave a legacy. Some collect for the thrill of a hunt after a rare or elusive item.

If some of these motivations for collecting appeal to you, explore the collecting hobbies list, and start your unique collection.

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