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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #15 on: January 3, 2005, 01:21 AM »
Oh goodie, another year of collecting.  :-X   ;D

I'll be adding my other collectibles in again this year. I'm not adding the basic C3 ethier, hotel, airfare.

And no more ******* boxes of Kubrick's >:(

Yeah right!  ::)   :P   :-*

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #16 on: January 3, 2005, 01:34 AM »
Hell yes! Just scored an AT-AT! I'm officaly on the board!
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #17 on: January 3, 2005, 01:43 PM »
I am hoping to stick to my $100 a month budget again this year, but I may have to end up selling some stuff to stick to that budget thanks to Celebration 3 and RotS pile-up of goods...

Maybe I'll have the will-power this year to wait for the Clearance sales at Target TRU...  I couldn't wait during Ep1 or Ep2, but having seen both of those, maybe THIS year I'll do better and pick up some stuff cheaper?   :-\

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #18 on: January 3, 2005, 02:43 PM »


Maybe I'll have the will-power this year to wait for the Clearance sales at Target TRU...  I couldn't wait during Ep1 or Ep2, but having seen both of those, maybe THIS year I'll do better and pick up some stuff cheaper?   :-\



My plan as well, clearance or guys just selling off loose stuff, since I open 99% of my stuff anyway, why pay full retail?  It's just army builders that are really tempting.  Man, I wish I'd only spend $100 a month.
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #19 on: January 3, 2005, 06:46 PM »


Maybe I'll have the will-power this year to wait for the Clearance sales at Target TRU...  I couldn't wait during Ep1 or Ep2, but having seen both of those, maybe THIS year I'll do better and pick up some stuff cheaper?   :-\



My plan as well, clearance or guys just selling off loose stuff, since I open 99% of my stuff anyway, why pay full retail?  It's just army builders that are really tempting.  Man, I wish I'd only spend $100 a month.

After the glut that was Episode 1 I learned the lesson of waiting for clearance in a movie year. For Episode 2 I bought 3 figures (Nikto Jedi, Arena Padme, & Jango Fett) and waited until August when K-Mart had dropped the prices to $3 to pick up the rest of the line at that point in time. Worked out nicely cause K-Mart had their own special case of the first 16 or so figures so I just had to grab the box and go. I plan to do the same thing again with Episode 3, at this time I expect to be grabbing an Anakin, Vader, and Clonetrooper. Then wait to later to nab the rest. Should help to balance monthly costs a bit.

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #20 on: January 3, 2005, 10:49 PM »
Well, consider me in.  Since I'm still finishing 2004's goodies, they'll end up in here too before I get to ROTS stuff.  I know it's going to be a pricey year (but a hell of a lot of fun  :)), so I'm not sure that I can even guess on how much I might spend.  Too scared to...

Date         Item                          Cost       Taxes       Shipping     Duty      Total
3-Jan-05  OTC Bib Fortuna         $8.98      $1.26                                      $10.24
                OTC General Madine  $9.99      $1.40                                      $11.39
                OTC Lando General    $9.99      $1.40                                      $11.39
                                                                                                                $33.02

I give you guys credit for even trying to wait for clearance sales.  I know that I don't have the willpower for it, so I'll bite the bullet and buy things as soon as I see them.  It seems like there's rarely enough figures around this barren province to even make it to clearance. :-[

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #21 on: January 3, 2005, 11:12 PM »
Ok mine will be in Aussie dollars
I'm not gonna include postage costs

January
Cantina sets both - $80
Scanning trooper - $14.50
OTC han atst and gam guard - $29
Assaj and Arc trooper maquettes - $310

hmmm not  a good start for the month is it!!
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #22 on: January 4, 2005, 04:30 PM »
Yay, yippee.  Oooh, ooh, look at the self control ::)

January
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04. $113.00 (thanks Jeff) EE exclusive SW Clone Trooper Builder Set; $73.00 red phoenix, maskless wolvie, VOTC Boba, 2 Rangers Leetch (to be subtracted later) and shipping;  ; $19.00 vinty Luke Farmboy and vinty sand people shipped
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14. $160.92 SSW.com :o
15. $95.02 ->7 carded vintage SW figs.
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23. S6 box set from Mikey (factoring out trade values cuz I didn't include what I picked up for him) $53 shipped
24. $107.94 ML IX case from AFX.com shipped; $90.21 Droids 3PO loose, shipped
25. $25 Doombot and Doc Ock ML VIII from Amazon - accursed shipping!
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January total:  $$967.09


February
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New goal: below $10,000 US ::)
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #23 on: January 4, 2005, 04:45 PM »
See, I won't be adding my $300 for the Clone Troops until they actually charge my card  :D


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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #24 on: January 4, 2005, 04:53 PM »
See, I won't be adding my $300 for the Clone Troops until they actually charge my card  :D



Yeah, I know, I just thought I'd begin the pain sooner rather than later. :'(
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #25 on: January 4, 2005, 05:05 PM »
I'm going to see if I can actually keep track pass April this time.  No DVDs, comics, porn, CDs this time.  Just Star Wars and other toys.

First purchase of 2005: GH Jawa/TR & Lando/Nikto $12.58
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #26 on: January 4, 2005, 05:23 PM »
P0rn?  Hmm, didn't keep track of that last time.  Any good deals? :P  BTW, I need the new GH sets  :-*
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #27 on: January 4, 2005, 05:28 PM »
Mostly just magazines and no good deals.  That ****'s expensive.

I looked for more than the one set I found with you in mind. 
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #28 on: January 4, 2005, 05:34 PM »
Free online - these kids don't realize how good they have it ;)  We used to have to pay for it all the time :P
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #29 on: January 4, 2005, 05:40 PM »
True, but I don't have internet access in the bathroom ;)
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