As you could probably tell from the tone of my post – I was not sure about this either. Is it useful to give this advice if it descends into another form of gambling? If someone “gets lucky” and has a good find … and makes a lot of money, would it tip them over into gambling again?
On the other hand there have been a lot of posts recently from people who are watching gambling videos or playing free (or even paid for) games – who would not consider they are gambling but are perhaps more at risk than doing something like this … if only that buying postcards or selling stuff on ebay, takes them out of the gambling environment. Like I tried to show with my coffee analogy, making a clean break from gambling is tough – and this might keep some of the “entertainment” going without the actual gamble.
I’m not sure – and I would welcome more comments!