* CrackIsCheaper: It often becomes a point how much money Packrat pumps into his synths. But he keeps pumping.
* GeniusBonus: Most of the series seems to be one big one, but a possible actual bonus is to spot and name synthesizers and other devices which appear in the strips but remain unmentioned.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: ''The Packrat'' shows that it started before many synths became collector's items. $3000 for an ARP 2600 like in [[http://www.umop.com/art/packrat03.jpg March 2005]] would be more than a steal today, but they were a normal price back then. Packrat himself admits that [[http://www.umop.com/art/kb052.jpg nine years later]].