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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #75 on: September 5, 2007, 06:35 PM »
Is it to late to join in on this topic?I have just started to collect Star Wars kubricks and around my way they can be expensive.So far I have spent $325 and I have only been collecting tham for less than a month.Anyone know where to get these at a good price?
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #76 on: September 17, 2007, 12:59 PM »
Hey jedismack!  Join in whenever you'd like!


I just finished crunching my numbers for the year so far and it's been a much more fiscally responsible.  But I guess having another child and a wife on maternity leave will do that.  ;)  Selling a bunch of stuff that's been sitting in my closet has helped and I've got a whole lot more to get rid of still.

        Net             Gross            (Sorry, all $$ in CDN funds :P)
Jan  $247.56       $702.76
Feb  $138.03       $309.05
Mar    $31.24      $432.65
Apr   -$26.04      $535.00
May  $216.05      $283.84
Jun   $674.12      $674.12
Jul     $31.40        $41.40
Aug  $490.86      $490.86

Year to date:
      $1722.22    $3388.68

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2007, 10:41 PM »
Good Grief Dale!! What the heck have you been buying???  You make me feel so much better though  :-*

Oh way too much, SW & my other non SW focuses.  ;D

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

With my new purchases since my last post, I have shattered my old record.

New record... $10,325.00 US. Oy!

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #78 on: November 29, 2007, 01:54 AM »
About 3,000.00 dollars over the last year, uptill now.  And believe me I could have spent more but I am nearly upto date on the figures I wanted (I wont say need because in reality I dont need them).  Its good to be able to use Amazon UK with a UK Address as sometimes you can score cheaper figures over there, especially when your playing catch up.

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #79 on: November 30, 2007, 11:35 PM »
1 month to go & the tally goes up... $12367.21 US.

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #80 on: November 30, 2007, 11:54 PM »
I'm nowhere near that ballpark this year, thank goodness.  I don't think I made all that much progress in slowing down last year, but this year was a lot better.  I think I only bought one Master Replicas item all year.  I did do a fair bit of Gentle Giant stuff, but all told I think that's maybe a grand at the outside.  Kubricks were sparse and I had a good connection so my prices were low.  I only bought a single Sideshow item too.  Hasbro was really pretty small in comparison and the other lines were pretty minimal as well. :)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #81 on: December 5, 2007, 10:11 PM »
How do you spend $12000 on starwars stuff in a year and still eat ??
I'm impressed and just a little freaked out too :)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #82 on: December 5, 2007, 10:34 PM »
Not all SW's but I have been picking up higher end items.  :-X

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #83 on: December 6, 2007, 04:58 PM »
A total year to date for my collecting is up to $3268.37. Not to much but I know it will be more before the years over.
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #84 on: December 10, 2007, 12:45 AM »
I'm pretty proud of myself, I managed to cut my costs way down this year, only one month to go.

   
 Net Spending        Gross Spending
 $2,305.11             $4,690.63

(Which means I managed to sell $2,385.52 worth of stuff.  Woah.)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #85 on: January 1, 2008, 01:31 AM »
End of the year tally... $12903.96 US. 

Sure can't wait till the new year.  :-X

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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #86 on: January 1, 2008, 04:53 AM »
I just showed Dales total to my wife, all of a sudden i'm not the worlds biggest nutcase.
Thanks Dale  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #87 on: January 1, 2008, 07:42 PM »
Thanks for making me feel so much better Dale!!  :-*
I only spent $2,623.80  :)
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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #88 on: January 1, 2008, 08:05 PM »
For 2007, I spent $5067.63, but sold $2385.52, for a net spending of $2682.12.

(the numbers don't match up perfectly since I subtracted eBay costs in my selling profits)

I've definitely toned things down since I first started tracking my expenses:
2006 - $7960.96
2005 - $15106.89  :o


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Re: The Great 2007 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #89 on: January 1, 2008, 09:27 PM »
I got kind of lazy with the monthly updates, but my final damage for 2007 = $1823.58

2004 - $1596.98
2005 - $2354.81
2006 - $2995.42
2007 - $1823.58

Yay!  A significant decrease from last year (mostly due to giving up carded collecting)! 

Hopefully 2008 will be even less...   :)
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