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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #60 on: May 3, 2007, 09:32 PM »
year to date ===== $1954.00  :o Am i worst so far?

EDIT-------

I think bumping everything up another 500.00 is fair to a new grand total of

$2454.00

Peanuts!  :-X   ;D

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #61 on: May 4, 2007, 11:08 PM »
Well, I'm way down from a couple of years ago Dan, but I'm no Brian or Jeff.  I don't think I've spent what you have, but easy a grand this year already, probably more. 

I've really toned it down though: no more army building; I'm caught up on Kubes; I haven't bought anything vintage for a while; I canned two  (3?) consecutive Sideshow statues; marvel legends are drying up; sportspicks are seldom purchases.  Still, there's Hasbro's basic stuff, Gentle Giant stuff, titaniums, etc. 

I just prefer to not count anymore :-X
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #62 on: May 5, 2007, 01:34 AM »

I just prefer to not count anymore :-X

I know how you feel. I had quit counting for awhile, but I started tracking again and I'm spending more and more each year.  The worst thing is although I'm making great progress with my Star Wars room (pictures coming soon)....more than half my collection is still in the package because I'm running out of shelf room.

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #63 on: May 7, 2007, 10:10 AM »
Interesting to hear i am not the worst. I makes me feel a little better. I was afraid of coutning at first, but i think it has helped me already cancel some pre-orders that i was uncertain about to begin with.
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #64 on: May 7, 2007, 07:12 PM »
April was a record for me - I actually sold more than I spent, leaving me with a $26 credit.  Sweet. 

If I don't include what I sold, I spent $535. 


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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #65 on: May 7, 2007, 09:42 PM »
I may have given you a run for your $ so to speak, but after looking at Jan and February, totalling my Saga2 purchases from last year, and looking at what Hasbro had planned for '07 I freaked. As much as I like some of the things coming along, I bailed on the basic line. Hundreds of figures per year is ridiculous, anniversary or not. Kubricks are the soul of my collection, the rest is being drastically reduced. I've already started saving money on gas, but I feel a little lost without the hunt.  I'll still pick up a few items here and there, but for everything I pick up, three will go away. I want my collection 1/2 of its' former size before the end of '07.

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #66 on: May 28, 2007, 06:42 PM »
Celebration 4 Update:

January 18, 2007   Item   Price   Shipping   
   Padme GG Mini Bust   $46.53   $12.00   
   General Grievous Mini Bust    $38.06   $2.50   
   Darth Maul Mini Bust    $38.27   $2.50   
            
February 24, 2007   Senate Attack   $15.00      
   3 figures   $20.00      
            
April 01, 2007   Plo Koon Mini Bust   $40.00      
4/21/2007   order 66 packs *4   $43.26      
            
May 5, 200   UGH/ Mc Fett   $70.00      
5/28/2007 (C4)   5/28/2007 (C4)         
   Luke (Hasrbo)                $129.84      
   Droids (Con Exclusive   $108.25      
   Picture Frame                $16.24      
   Pens (Pall Point Pen)   $8.11      
   Program                             $5.41      
   C4 Poster (2 times)   $40.00      
   Doorman Print               $100.00      
   Vader/Luke Duel Print   $30.00      
   Emperor Shocking Print (SSW)   $20.00      
   Gree (gentle Giant)                $50.00      
   Yoda (Gentle Giant)   $50.00      
   Malak (Gentle Giant)   $50.00      
   Auto Graphs                $280.00      
   Ticket                            $113.00      
   Misc                             $35.00      
   Mini Ep1  Figues (4 figures)   $60.00      
   Mace Windu Saber (FX Force)   $86.55      
   Canceled Stamps                   $8.50      
   First Day of Issue Envelpoes   $22.50      
            
Monthly Total      $1,524.52   $17.00   
            
Yearly Total      $1,524.52   $17.00   $1,541.52

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #67 on: May 30, 2007, 02:22 AM »
With the nearly $2000 I dropped rapidly building a collection of Gentle Giant Mini Busts this year, it's a damn good thing I'm not participating in this little event.  I'd probably quit collecting.  I've got to be around $3500 for the year between modern, lego, vintage, and gentle giant.
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #68 on: June 1, 2007, 10:46 AM »
January = $53.91
February = $108.14
March = $195.78
April = $186.39

May = $262.53  :(

Year to Date Total = $806.75


Stuff I bought the past month:
30AC Mid-Size Starfighter Vehicles (2 openers)
30AC Star Wars Comic Packs - Wave 2 (3 openers)
30AC Wave 2 - Battle of Yavin (6 carded and 7 openers)
30AC Wave 3 - Tatooine (5 carded and 1 opener)
Kubrick Star Wars 2007 Box Set (1 opener)
Target Exclusive 30AC Order 66 2-Packs (1 opener)

Another month over the $125 budget... waaaaay over this time around.  :-\

Man, I bought a TON of stuff in May, and I'm not even counting my C-IV exclusives because I haven't paid the guys for them yet.  That means that I'm already 1 day into June with about $80 in C-IV exclusives already, plus a Vintage wave case and Wave 3 case due from New Force.  Oh well, at least I managed to get a few months in below budget this year.   ::)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #69 on: June 4, 2007, 12:14 PM »
A slower month for me (and quite welcome), but June is already shaping up to be pricey.

January - $75.00
February - $84.02
March - $185.48
April - $175.15

Total for May - $16.97

Year to Date Total - $539.62

This month it was just two things - Vos/Grahrk Comic Pack and an Order 66 pack on clearance.

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #70 on: June 4, 2007, 10:27 PM »
I didn't make an effort to sell anything this month, except for my Miniatures AT-AT, but overall I kept my spending to a reasonable amount.  My primary expenses were 7 30AC figures, a vintage Micro Bespin Gantry, a couple Galactic Heroes and a few other odds and ends.


Gross spending:         Net spending:

Jan  -  $232.76             $211.59
Feb  -  $264.15             $117.98
Mar  -  $376.21             $ 27.16
Apr  -  $465.22            -$ 22.26
May  - $192.90             $253.42

2007 - $1607.78           $532.32


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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #71 on: June 5, 2007, 07:04 PM »
Are you factoring in ebay fees, if that's where you're selling?  Cuz you should be if you're doing it the way you are by working out a net amount.  Having the ebay fees go to your credit card and not appearing in your balance is cheating ;)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #72 on: June 11, 2007, 05:15 PM »
To date: $1,134.93. 

I wasn't planning on spending so much on figures this year.  I still have my stormtrooper helmet, several Sideshow dolls and a few busts from GG to add to the total this year.  I am sure to go over my estimated $2,000.00 (unless I can convince someone to give me my helmet as a Anniversary or Christmas gift  ;) ).
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #73 on: August 25, 2007, 11:41 PM »
Thus far I am about to break my 2004 record. $249.02 US to go for the tie & just over 4 months till year end.  :o

OK, time for my tally:

2004 = $9858.00 US. Approx.
2005 = $6000.00 to $8000.00 US.
2006 = $7343.60 US.

Well the $$$ have dropped over the past few years but not by much, not collecting modern anymore really didn't help as I was focusing on other stuff.  :-\

What will the new year bring, hopefully less.  :P


What will the new year bring...  :P

More expensive space ****. :-*

Ahhh yeah, more expensive space ****.  ;D

Tally thus far... $9608.98 US:o   :o  ;D

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #74 on: August 26, 2007, 07:26 PM »
Good Grief Dale!! What the heck have you been buying???  You make me feel so much better though  :-*
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