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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2004, 11:14 AM »
I personally think it should be what you buy for your collection.

If we include stuff that we have sold EG: to other collecters, garage sales, flea markets, eBay auctions... that would be another categorie. Especially eBay!

Heck, I can go out & buy a toy for say $9.99 & turn around & flog it on eBay for 3 times the amount. That would be unfair to other members.

Well, out of curiosity I want to know what I (and others) spend in a year on toys. Keep track of every penny you spend starting on January 1st.

Now if you bought it for your collection then later down the road you decided you did not want it, any monies above the actual cost should not be included IMHO.

Do we put stuff like CDs and DVDs?

Not from what Brent said.

No, I wasn't planning on counting comics, DVDs, CDs, books or other things like that.  That's entertainment, no collecting.  I agree we could argue the semantics of that notably with comic books but I was thinking more along hunks of metal, plastic and cloth.  I would have said action figures, but that could be construed to not include busts, Master Replica items, etc.

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2004, 11:21 AM »
Whew, good then ;) lol
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2004, 11:36 AM »

Do we put stuff like CDs and DVDs?

I am, but keeping them seperate.  Toys on one spreadsheet and DVDS, CDs, books, etc. on another.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2004, 11:43 AM »
Well, I'm counting whatever I buy, toy-wise.  I just snagged an Acklay the other day.  I don't need it, I already have one, but it is for trading, so I laid out cash to get something for trade bait, therefore it is going to toys.  

Same with McFarlane sportspick variants.  I'm not keeping any of the Gaborik variants I'm getting but I am trading them to get stuff I want, so they count.  After all, I paid to get them.  I'm not necessarily keeping many of them at all, but all are being used to trade for stuff I want so I think their value should count.

As far as Ebay stuff goes, that's up to you.  I'm just trying to keep track of every dollar I spend on toys/collectibles so I have an idea what I spend.  Anything I earn from sales on ebay goes (predominantly) into my paypal account that gets turned around on toys anyway.  So even if I buy something at retail, triple its value, I'm likely to spend that money on my collection.  

I don't think it's fair to credit my 'tab' without taking into account the cost of getting that item in the first place.  Theoretically you could take that profit margin and pay down your mortgage sooner.  Theoretically.  If you do that, feel free to credit your account.  I know I won't.  

Just toys, busts, props, replicas.  comics, DVDs, CDs, stereo equipment, etc don't count for this.  By all means, be like Mikey ;D and keep track if you want to see what you spend on 'disposable' items, but I didn't intend for that here.  

I'm not expecting any declarations of income, profit or otherwise.  What you spend is what you spend.  Where the money comes from is your business.  If you know a great way to turn small dollars into big dollars on ebay, go for it.  If you rob a bank, hey, that's up to you, but I expect when/if they catch you, your toys won't be going to the hoosegow with you :-*
« Last Edit: January 12, 2004, 11:47 AM by Morgbug »
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2004, 01:49 PM »
So far, I havn't spent anything on collectibles. My NewYears resolution was to cut down. But I think I'm about to snap!  ::)
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2004, 02:01 AM »
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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

Is the person who spends the most "Winning"? I wouldn't really think of it that way.  :)

I'm just posting my purchases in my own excel spreadsheet. I'll post the results at the end of the year, or maybe in a couple of months or something as an update. I don't see any reason to post here every single time I buy something all year long. That's just a little too scary.

Besides, as I said earlier...this thread has actually caused me to SERIOUSLY rethink my collecting. I'm weighing the pros and cons of the issue right now, but I did some math and realize I can save a LOT of money (or buy some more adult stuff) if I just lay off the toys.
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2004, 04:36 PM »
I actually spent something yesterday...

1 Lego Mos Eisley Cantina set: $29.99
Tax: $3.64

Total $ spent: $33.63

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2004, 05:55 PM »
Update:

1/11/04
LOTR Sting Sword
LOTR Uruk Hai Scimitar
$205.23

1/21/04
MR Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber Deposit
$50.00

1/22/04
LOTR Witchking Sword
LOTR Ringwraith Sword
$326.18

1/23/04
LOTR Glamdring Sword
LOTR Strider's Ranger Sword
LOTR Hadhafang Sword
LOTR Narsil Sword
$724.00

1/25/04
LOTR Helm of Gimli
$220.19

1/26/04
LOTR Shards of Narsil
$207.99

1/28/04
Rena Owen Autograph
Leeanna Walsman Autograph
$58.25

1/29/04
LOTR Sting Scabbard
$46.33


Year to Date Total: $1838.17
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #68 on: January 26, 2004, 09:35 AM »
Wowza Adam, looks like you took the "lead", pdated my list, right at about $200, not sure if I'm needing anything else this month or not

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #69 on: January 26, 2004, 10:38 AM »
Yeah, I dont know if that's something I should be too excited about or not ;) Still got a few more LOTR replicas to get, and that darn carded Kubrick Fett  :o
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #70 on: January 26, 2004, 11:49 AM »
Update:

Year to Date Total: $1475.60

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #71 on: January 26, 2004, 12:44 PM »
And my Star Wars collection is much smaller as a result. Trust me, had I not sold as much as I have so far, I wouldnt have been buying any LOTR items...

Now, if someone would just buy my Muppets on eBay, I'd be well on my way to a carded Boba Fett Kubrick! :)
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2004, 07:05 PM »
Someone just did, and his total is about to jump WAY higher than he ever wanted it to.  ;)
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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2004, 11:13 PM »
I guess I should start a post in here just to look like I'm in this thing.  I haven't bought anything this year as of yet which sucks.

Feb 1: 4x Figures $4.99: $16.21 (Buy 14.99 get one free deal)

Feb ?: 2x Ultra Figures $10.49: $20.98

Feb 6: 2x figures $4.99:  $10.80
           3x Cartoon Figures $6.99 :$22.70

March: ANimated Cartoon Figure Yoda $6.99

March: Jabba Ultra $11, Jabba Risedents $11, Obi Ultra ($6) Jango Ultra ($6)
March: GG Bust Tarkin, Biker Scout, Clone Pilot $50 each.




Grand Total: $77.68+ $150 +$34

Updated: March 25
« Last Edit: March 25, 2004, 04:15 PM by Darth Kenobi »

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Re: The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« Reply #74 on: January 30, 2004, 01:14 PM »
holy **** some of you are spending more than I make a month!
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