We all do it. We pick up another console, another computer, another whatever for the sole purpose of having spare parts around.
Some actually do part out a working machine for whatever they need to keep an old one going. Some swap them out in whole.
Then some are like me. I have two working Commodore 64 bread-bins sitting here. I need a keyboard for my C64 Reloaded in a clear Kickstarter case. I pulled a grubby one from a dead 64, but I have two working units.
Sitting right here. Seriously. I can reach out and touch them. They feel so pretty.
But I just cannot bear to pull them apart... for parts.
Oh, if only this was limited to my Commodores. Alas, I have the same problem with my Amiga and TI stuff.
I hope I am not alone in this. Please. Someone. Tell me I am not alone. This is our time for group therapy, our dawn of catharsis; no longer must we suffer alone in silence.
Join me, brothers.