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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #45 on: January 7, 2004, 06:44 PM »
update 1/7

$60.33 - biker scout & ewok 2 pack 12" ($52.51 figures + $6.93 shipping + $.89 money order fee) - from our own bobabinks right here in our forum (thanks david!!)

year to date total - $363.33

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this is gonna get expensive  ;D

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #46 on: January 8, 2004, 12:00 AM »
Morgbug,I noticed something on your list,shouldn't your money be in CND,not USD.

Yes and no.  I actually purchase relatively little here in Canada, aside from sportspicks and the occasional star wars toy.  Most things come in from the US.  I can convert it back at any time using historical exchange rates for the days listed.  Currently the Canuck buck is sitting at around $0.77 US.  

I wanted to use the number for a comparison with most of the members down here.  Dale will spend way more money than me anyway.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #47 on: January 8, 2004, 06:12 PM »
Ok,that sounds perfectly reasonable.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #48 on: January 9, 2004, 06:36 PM »
do sales of stuff deduct from your total...I actually stopped coming to the websites and stopped buying stuff because i found myself spending 500 in a month. I never found myself without money for bills, but it was getting silly.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #49 on: January 9, 2004, 07:51 PM »
I see that some of you are keeping a running tally. Are we supposed to do that? This thread would get pretty huge if so.  :)

I'm already at about 200 bucks, and tracking that has actually made me start to seriously ponder whether or not I should continue buying toys.

Not the effect I'm sure this whole thing was going for, but that's what it's having on me right now.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #50 on: January 9, 2004, 10:35 PM »
Keep track just don't feel the need to post that you updated your list so to speak.  Maybe a monthly update might be in order???

What to do about buying say, Muppet figures, for friends in say, Canada, that you are trading?  Count them plus shipping??? I suppose so...

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #51 on: January 9, 2004, 10:51 PM »
Well, it's up to you really.  I'm counting every toy I buy that isn't specifically for my daughter.  I'm counting trade bait and any and all shipping.  

I'm not counting shipping on stuff I sell because I'm not technically paying it.  For example, a bud in NC asked me to pick up a 12" Lemieux for him but he's paying for it plus all shipping costs, so it doesn't count.  

Stuff I snag for trading does.  

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I'm already at about 200 bucks, and tracking that has actually made me start to seriously ponder whether or not I should continue buying toys.

Not the effect I'm sure this whole thing was going for, but that's what it's having on me right now.

Au contraire, mon ami.  That is exactly the effect I was hoping it would have on me.  It's all of a little past week 1 and I've dropped well over $200.  That would be $10,400 for the year.  A little over double my estimate.  It is the sobering thought I needed.  Not to say it's going to slow me down that much, but it's made me rethink a lot of vintage auctions on ebay.  

Unfortunately I just got hit with McFarlane hockey figures, essentially my best trade bait, so that adds a chunk of change.  
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #52 on: January 9, 2004, 11:13 PM »
update 1/9

159.65 - 500 real stands including shipping

year to date total = $522.98

man, this is doing nothing but depressing me. i think i'm going to stop adding this all up. we're what - 9 days into the year, and i've already spent over $500?!?! ouch!! good thing i'm not married anymore, ms. jokabofe wouldn't like those numbers  ;)

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2004, 07:49 PM »
1/10 - update

$28.00 - star cases and shipping

year to date total - $550.98


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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2004, 10:15 PM »
1/11 update

$54.51 - target animated figures and (2) leia on speeder bikes

year to date total - $605.49

am i the only one who's still playing? or am i just spending too much money too fast??  ;D

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2004, 12:28 AM »
Well, I think you're winning, but maybe others are just posting in their own threads, like I am.  I'm not updating each time in a new post, just the same old post with my running tally.

If it's any consolation, you make me feel a lot better about my spending habits ;D
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2004, 10:19 AM »
Damn Dave, slow down a little bit ;)

I'm not keeping track in this thread but on a seperate excel spreadsheet.  I'll probably give a monthly update.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #57 on: January 12, 2004, 10:44 AM »
Ok, I'll play! :)

Do we also credit stuff we've sold?

1/11/04
LOTR Sting Sword $117.49 after shipping
LOTR Uruk Hai Scimitar $87.74 after shipping

Year to date total: $205.23
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #58 on: January 12, 2004, 10:47 AM »
I was wondering the sale thing too...I would think you would credit that

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2004, 11:01 AM »
Cool, cuz I'm selling a bunch of stuff, so maybe I can end up on the profit side ;)

Do we put stuff like CDs and DVDs?
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