I read a comment of David's over on film tech this morning and it got me pondering on just how much actual location and Geography plays its own part on what we feel we may be able to collect.
This of course reflects our ability on a number of levels as I understand it.
The first and most obvious is of course that if you live in a country close to source of original distribution of film products, you'd think you may stand a far greater opportunity of finding many more of the prints that were first distributed there.
From this, I'd expect people living in places like the UK, USA, Spain, Italy & Germany or Austria would fair particularly better traditionally, especially prior to the www, than say those living in such places like South Africa or Indonesia for example.
However the comment of David's that particularly raised my eyebrow, was that he hinted that living in Yorkshire generally meant that he had a greater reluctance to part with the necessary amount of money at times to satisfy his needs to fund the hobby to its full for himself.
Does anyone else feel that their place of origin or roots brings about a different psychological trait on their ability to be naturally frivolous or perhaps more frugal than those living elsewhere?
Does the whole decision making psychology on spending money on non essential items lie much deeper than just mere differences in personalities and differences in perceived priorities for example, from one person to another?
It's something previously I'd not thought made any difference at all, but maybe it does?
No doubt the replies will help understand to a greater degree whether someone say living in London has any kind of advantage and is more likely to spend big over someone living in Yorkshire for example.