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.
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.