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Old 01-07-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default Acquisition Disorder

I do not know if this is a real disorder or not, but...

CAD - Cigar Acquisition Disorder
PAD - Pipe Acquisition Disorder
TAD - Tobacco Acquisition Disorder
RAD -Razor Acquisition Disorder
BAD - Blade Acquisition Disorder
WAD - Watch Acquisition Disorder
PAD - Pen Acquisition Disorder
IAD - Ink Acquisition Disorder

I noticed a trend that happens. When people get onto a board or a discussion in a group that they frequent which has some sort of hobby involved and they hear about new items in that hobby, all of a sudden Acquisition Disorder sets in.

Along those lines, I have found (personally) that when I drift away from those boards/discussions, the Acquisition Disorder disappears.

Also, I think that those who join such groups or discussions, they already have such a personality that they easily fall into Acquisition Disorder.

So, anybody else notice this? Or am I way off mark?

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Old 01-07-2015, 09:18 PM   #2
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I think it is a phenomenon prevalent in everyday society- we just don't recognize it. IMHO, the acquisition "disorder" is simply a reaction to the advertisement and commercials (intentional and unintentional) we are subjected to.

Take Pipe Acquisition Disorder for example. A majority of people here came into pipes after seeing another member post about the next best tobacco, or the coolest pipe they've ever smoked, and that spurs us to desire such an item.

Another example: we go to work and see that our coworker just got a fancy new pen with the company logo and then another coworker has a pen, and another and so on... our desire for that pen -a majority of the time- would increase to the point of us buying/finding that pen.

I think everyone has a personality to easily fall in to AD, because that's just who we are as human beings (and as a society).
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:48 PM   #3
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Yes. I wouldn't be as into cigars if it weren't for this place. I'm happy about it. The relationships here are worth it.
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Yeah, that's me, but it keeps me off the streets.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:27 AM   #5
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I probably wouldn't classify it as a disorder but a passionate hobby and with all hobbies, they ebb and flow. By ebb and flow I mean that when your not as active on a forum your not as into the hobby but when the time is right, you want to share and discuss with others of like mind.

Many of the above hobbies can be quite social in nature and sharing your hobby with those that aren't into your hobby can be unpleasant such as lighting up a cigar in a public building would solicit some unpleasant feedback so instead we seek the company of those of like mind.

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It's real, Todd!

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Old 01-08-2015, 07:08 AM   #7
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Long ago, on a cigar board far far away, we once called it ODO . . . order disorder.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:23 AM   #8
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People who embrace hobbies enthusiastically often have obsessive-compulsive personality traits. This is particularly prevalent among "collectors" of varying things.

I think being a member of a board implies one is enthusiastic about a pastime. Thus - people prone to PAD,CAD hang out here.

I'm not sure it is a problem unless you are undisciplined regarding budget.

I have strayed good Reverend, as I really like expensive toys.....

Back to eBay to check on my Dunhill search......
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One more for the list.

My ex-wife had a "icehog's money acquisition disorder", but it hurt me worse than it did her.
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I trace my CAD back to receiving the emails for sales and a serious estimation problem on my part. I grossly over estimate the number of cigars I smoke in a year compared to the number of cigars I purchase in a year. But hey I got a great deal on them right
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GAS - Guitar Aquisition Syndrome.

I have GAS.
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Default Re: Acquisition Disorder

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I do not know if this is a real disorder or not, but...

CAD - Cigar Acquisition Disorder
PAD - Pipe Acquisition Disorder
TAD - Tobacco Acquisition Disorder
RAD -Razor Acquisition Disorder
BAD - Blade Acquisition Disorder
WAD - Watch Acquisition Disorder
PAD - Pen Acquisition Disorder
IAD - Ink Acquisition Disorder

I noticed a trend that happens. When people get onto a board or a discussion in a group that they frequent which has some sort of hobby involved and they hear about new items in that hobby, all of a sudden Acquisition Disorder sets in.

Along those lines, I have found (personally) that when I drift away from those boards/discussions, the Acquisition Disorder disappears.

Also, I think that those who join such groups or discussions, they already have such a personality that they easily fall into Acquisition Disorder.

So, anybody else notice this? Or am I way off mark?

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Rev - methinks your JIAD is creeping up...Juicy Information Acquisition Disorder (you already used IAD!)
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GAS - Guitar Aquisition Syndrome.

I have GAS.
You set yourself up for this... Beano can cure that!
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:44 AM   #14
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I do not know if this is a real disorder or not, but...

My question was not truly a serious one, more of a question just to get a discussion going of a mildly humorous nature.

Personally, I am in denial of the ones highlighted in red... Sometimes this denial become one of victim, "It is so&so's fault that I have this AD."

I am in recovery of the ones highlighted in Magenta. (Recovery means that presently, I am not in acquisition mode, although I was earlier... and there is the danger that I could slip into acquisition mode again.)

Those in lime are those for which I have am in certain recovery, doubtful that I will fall into again.

And those untouched, are those which I never fell into acquisition disorder, although I have noticed some on this board that have.

CAD - Cigar Acquisition Disorder
PAD - Pipe Acquisition DisorderTAD - Tobacco Acquisition Disorder
RAD -Razor Acquisition Disorder
BAD - Blade Acquisition Disorder

WAD - Watch Acquisition Disorder
PAD - Pen Acquisition Disorder
IAD - Ink Acquisition Disorder

Also, I think that those who join such groups or discussions, they already have such a personality that they easily fall into Acquisition Disorder.

So, anybody else notice this? Or am I way off mark?

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Like I said, I noticed a comment the other day where someone blamed someone else for why they had fallen into a particular AD. It is meant to be tongue in cheek. But, in every truly comic scenario, there must be a kernel of truth mixed in, something to make it believable.

Yes, we could get into the whole reason why people are so easily duped into buying stuff. Is it the commercialization? I do not think so. Where someone has no interest whatsoever, a plethora of ads/commercials/etc... will never set them off into a buying spree.

I suppose we could call it an addiction. I know people who are addicted to Home Shopping Network and have bought and accumulated stuff they do not use or need, sometimes giving it away, sometimes just hoarding it.

I suppose we could discuss the societal influence (do not buy that), or the presence of original sin (not theological discussions please), but neither would be fruitful.

Bottom line, I wasn't looking for a serious answer. I was more looking for a chuckle or two, maybe someone saying, I have... X, Y, & Z ADs. Or saying, "hey Todd, you forgot to add X, Y, Z AD to you list."

It is interesting though how we can slip into "another one" so easily.

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Huy has EABBOD syndrome.
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This is exactly why I blame all of you for my purchases, which I know I don't need. But, you should see my cooler!!!
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I already know I suffer from must hunt, find, buy, sell, trade for every Viaje Acquisition Disorder. I have helped guys with their other cigar brand AD's. Definitely suffer from cigar and pipe AD in general. When I hit the forums heavy reading pipe stuff the fever builds. The Viaje thing never goes away. I often find myself torn between AD's. I may want a pipe or pipe tobacco but then I equate it into how many Viaje I could buy. I didn't want to do a coolidor because they aren't pretty and I was set on a wineador. Well along comes my Viaje disorder and I have a coolidor because that wineador money turned into cigars.
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Jake, you have a problem!!

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Jake, you have a problem!!

Yeah, he thinks Viajes are good?
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I gather tools. I'm really good at it.
I don't really have any outside influences on it. I just get upset when something isn't working well enough or it's too hard to do, so I get better tools.
The problem is that I never get rid of the old ones. I've taken to dragging a bunch of it to the father-inlaw's, so that helps.

I haven't bought a cigar in forever. A couple years, at least.
I get paid in cigars a lot, so that keeps the hoarde growing. It's not an exponential increase nowadays, so that's good.

I agree that temptation is involved a lot of times. It's nice that the gluttony can be tempered a bit by sharing with brothers. Being able to bum a couple cigars and try them tends to stem off those box purchases, but it's also fun to hit a brother with a few smokes that cause him to buy a few boxes.
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