What, you ask, it that?
Well, out of curiosity I want to know what I (and others) spend in a year on toys. If you wish to participate and perhaps frighten the hell out of yourself, please feel free to join in. If not, no worries.
Here's the deal:
Keep track of every penny you spend starting on January 1st.
-Anything that is in transit does not count.
-If you've paid for and shipped your end of a trade prior to that date, it doesn't count.
-If you have paid for something (item in hand) and are still in need of shipping, the shipping costs count
-for Canuckleheads, customs fees (taxes +$5.00) count, if applied to a trade of international origin
-preorders count if your credit card is charged after January 01, 2004
-travel charges (i.e. gas, bus, etc.) do not count as they are too intangible to keep track of (you're welcome Matt)
-all toy lines, collectibles, etc. that you collect are to be included - Master replicas, vintage, display cases
-fees for entrance into conventions do not apply nor do associated travel costs - it is presumed you would go anyway, but costs for items purchased at these events are included
These rules are welcome to be ammended as they are likely not complete. I expect keeping track in this thread is the best idea, though it may lead to divorce
Anyone up for it?