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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #60 on: February 2, 2005, 08:32 PM »
GG Han in Stromtrooper Disguese $54.

Since I didn't do this last year  I have a question, if I'm selling stuff do I put that in as a credit (+) from the yearly total or not. 

Another "depends" kind of question.  Say you stumbled on a no mask wolverine from series III of Marvel Legends and you paid $8 for it, then turned around and sold it for $250.  I'd claim the $8 in your spent but not the profit.  It ends up rather confusing. 

If you're selling stuff you bought in a previous year, well, it's fairly doubtful it would add up to much (unless you're sitting on 20 GG blue clone busts or something like that), so it probably will be negligible too. 

If you pick up some preview ROTS figures for someone and then sell them at cost, well that's a net zero. 

It's a shotgun approach, not a sniper.   What you miss in terms of + side you'll probably forget in terms of buying stuff. 
Thanks Brent for explaining it that to me.  I wasn't sure but now I won't but up that stuff.

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #61 on: February 2, 2005, 10:27 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
FELTIPERN TREVAGG  - 2 of - $27
MYO  - 2 of - $27
DANNIK JERRIKO - 2 of - $27
Naboo conflict pack - $50
OTC scaning trooper - $15
Animated
Anakin
Grevious
Arc trooper x3
Clone trooper 3 colours
$117
End total for January $696.50!!!!!!


February
Wookie warrior
Tion Medon
R4-g9
General Grevious
Rebel fleet trooper builder sets x2
Geonosian war chamber part1
Geonosian war chamber part2
Clone wars Red arct trooper x2
Clone wars Super articulated trooper x2
SIlver Clone trooper
Jabbas court denizens

Total....$189
Thats not a good start
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #62 on: February 3, 2005, 01:24 AM »
Well I actually made my 2nd Star Wars purchase of the year, feels weird to be buying so little in the SW market.

1/2/05: POTF Warok Coin: $3
2/2/05: VOTC Han Solo (thanks JJ!): $5.90

Total: $8.90

Heh just notice it was one month in between purchases.  At this rate, I'll be paying less than $100 the whole year, woo hoo! As if.... hah!  :P

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #63 on: February 4, 2005, 01:34 AM »
JANUARY 2005

Star Wars items:
Luke X-Wing Gentle Giant Mini-Bust $45
Gamorrean Guard Gentle Giant Mini-Bust $45
Clone Wars Red Arc Trooper Maquette $80
Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette $80
Kotobukiya Boba Fett $100
Kotobukiya Anakin Skywalker $100
Kotobukiya Mace Windu/Yoda $95
Kotobukiya Han Solo $100
Kotobukiya Darth Maul $100
Master Replicas Mini Saber Darth Vader $40
Master Replicas Mini Saber Count Dooku $40
Master Replicas Mini Saber Darth Maul $40
Master Replicas Mini Saber Sith Collection Case $15
Star Wars Sandcrawler $60
Dark Horse SW:Obsession 1 & 2, SW:Empire 25, 26, 27, & 28. SW:Tales 21, SW:Republic 70, 71, & 72 $33
10 VOTC figures (R2, Chewie, Lando, Boba, Stormtroopers x6): $100
4 OTC figures (Lando General, General Madine, Han AT-ST x2): $20
SW Trilogy Gold Ingot poster: $17
Galactic Heroes and Post OTC Cantina Wave @ BBTS: $93.88
Entertainment Earth Exclusive Clone Troops sets: $335.99
12" AT-ST Driver/VOTC Chewie, R2, 3P0/POTC Pablo Jill @ TRU: $60.37
Star Wars Magnet set @ Action-HQ: $102.35
Kubricks series 3: $49
Yoda:Dark Rendezvous @ Barnes & Noble: $7.95
Post OTC Cantina figures (2x each): $52 including shipping
SWS.com exclusive Chrome Stormtrooper bust: $56.94
SWS.com exclusive 2004 Comic-con Hyperspace shirt: $21.94
Action Figure Express exclusive holo sith lords bust ups: $17.94
Loose figures from SiteC here @ JD.com: $31.85
Ep3 preview Grevious/Wookie/R4 & Season 3 Animated Anakin/Grevious @ Wal*Mart: $30.47
12" Luke/Wicket/Jawa & Saga Imperial Officer from RogueJEdiTJ here at JD.com: $36
Shipping for a trade with CorranHorn here @ JD.com: $3.85
Shipping on a few other trades from RS: $15.40

Star Wars Total: $2053.93 :o

Non-Star Wars items:
AVP Captured Alien Queen bust: $80
Army of Darkness mini figures: $75
various comic books: $160 (3 months worth)

Non Star Wars total: $315

Grand total: $2338.93

YIKES!!!!

Did I really spend all that money already  :-\

FEBRUARY 2005
Han Stormtrooper busts from GG.com: $100.06 (yes, they got me twice, those bastards).
12 Series 2 Bust-ups (from Nicklab): $60
Luke X-Wing & C-3PO Riddell Mini Helmets (from BDW): $60

Star Wars Total: $220.06

JANUARY 2005 TOTAL: $2338.93

GRAND TOTAL FOR 2005 SO FAR: $2558.99

Maybe keeping track of this crap isn't such a good idea after all  :-X
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #64 on: February 4, 2005, 04:09 AM »
After a couple of hours of calculating and revising my lists, this is where I stand after the first month of 2005 (all amounts include taxes and shipping where necessary, and are in Canadian loonies):

3-Jan-05   OTC 31 Bib Fortuna - $10.24
   OTC 36 General Madine - $11.39
   OTC 37 Lando General - $11.39
                     
6-Jan-05   Unleashed Mace Windu - $28.49
   Unleashed Count Dooku - $28.49
                     
10-Jan-05    VOTC Darth Vader - $17.17
   VOTC Chewbacca - $17.17
   VOTC Boba Fett - $17.17
   VOTC Boba Fett - $17.17
   VOTC R2-D2 - $17.17
   VOTC R2-D2 - $17.17
                     
12-Jan-05    VOTC Chewbacca - $19.04
   VOTC Stormtrooper - $19.04
   VOTC Stormtrooper   - $19.04
   VOTC Lando - $19.04
   VOTC Lando - $19.04
   OTC Holo Emperor - $19.04
   OTC 29 Darth Vader - $12.49
   OTC 34 Darth Vader   - $12.49
   OTC 10 Darth Vader    - $12.49
   OTC 11 Scout Trooper - $12.49
   OTC 22 Greedo - $10.95
   OTC 26 Luke Bespin - $10.95
   OTC 30 Gamorrean Guard - $10.95
   OTC 32 Lando Skiff - $10.95
   OTC 33 Leia Slave - $10.95
   OTC 35 Han AT-ST Driver - $12.95
   POTC 05-01 Pablo Jill - $12.95
   POTC 05-02 Yarua - $11.95
   POTC 05-03 Sly Moore - $11.95
   POTC 05-04 Queen Amidala - $11.95
   POTC 05-05 Rabe - $11.95
                     
14-Jan-05 OTC Holiday Jawas 2004 - $28.49
   CW ARC Trooper (blue) - $17.79
   Anim CW Clone Trooper - $17.79
   Anim CW Yoda - $15.65
                     
16-Jan-05 C-3PO Bust-Up - gift from mother-in-law
                     
19-Jan-05    Kinder Surprise SW Hippos - $32.16 - VERY cool German line!   :D
                     
20-Jan-05    OTC 25 Snowtrooper - $13.38
   OTC 23 Tusken Raider - $13.38
   GH Obi-Wan & Darth Vader - $11.24
   GH Anakin & Padme   - $11.24
   GH Jango & Obi-Wan - $11.24
   GH Yoda & Clonetrooper - $12.31
   GH Lando & Skiff Guard - $11.24
   GH Luke Jedi & Gammorrean - $11.24
   GH Tusken & Jawa - $11.24
                     
25-Jan-05    GG Stormtrooper Bust-Ups 3x3 - $79.19 (may still be some duty due here... :-\)
                     
26-Jan-05    VOTC C-3PO - $22.21
                     
27-Jan-05 ROTS Sneak General Grievous - $8.15
   ROTS Sneak R4-G9 - $8.15
   ROTS Sneak Tion Medon - $8.15
   ROTS Sneak Wookie Warrior - $8.15
   Anim CW General Grievous - $7.69
   Anim CW ARC Trooper - $7.69
   Anim CW Anakin Battle Damaged - $7.69
   POTC 05-06 Feltipern Trevagg - $0 - these are belated Xmas gifts  :)
   POTC 05-07 Myo - $0
   POTC 05-08 Dannik Jerriko - $0
   OTC 2 Yoda (Opener) - $0
   SAGA Captain Antilles (Opener) - $0
         
28-Jan-05    ROTS Sneak General Grievous (Opener) - $9.57
                     
31-Jan-05 Rebel Storm Starter Set - $27.64 - I just had to see what these looked like - pretty cool.   :)
                     
31-Jan-05   OTC Jedi High Council #3 - $30.54 - why did I pay this much?  ::)
   SAGA 03-40 Elan Sleazebaggano - $6.93
   SAGA 04-10 Tanus Spijek - $6.93

Total = $943.11 CDN
         = $759.78 US based on today's value.   :o

It's been a very productive month!  Lots of catching up with the OTC line, etc, etc, so I expected it to be ugly.  Let's see how February goes!   :)

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #65 on: February 4, 2005, 08:33 PM »
My January total is $79.71.  Not bad  8).

There is absolutely nothing that I want and since my sabers won't ship until April, I'm good for two more months. 
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #66 on: February 6, 2005, 02:11 PM »
Well, I kept it under the 291 I needed to stay under and came in at 279 for the month.

I was feeling pretty proud of myself, until I realized I've already spent over 140 bucks only 5 days into this month. And I still don't have the preview figures yet.   I'm not sure if I'll be able to meet my yearly budget goal, but if I resist the urge to buy EVERYTHING I want (and just by the stuff that I think I won't be able to pick up cheaper next year when I have the money) I can probably do it.

BTW.....apologies to Chris for also posting this thread at RS.

I gave the credit to the topic originator when I did it, and I thought it would be cool to have more people participating in this idea. I know I really enjoyed it last year and wanted to "share the love". 
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #67 on: February 6, 2005, 10:23 PM »
I don't think I applied for a patent on this and I'm pretty sure it's not all that original in thought.   Lots have thought of it I'm sure, most were just a little brighter and never wanted to know the truth. 
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #68 on: February 7, 2005, 01:18 PM »
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I don't think I applied for a patent on this and I'm pretty sure it's not all that original in thought.   Lots have thought of it I'm sure, most were just a little brighter and never wanted to know the truth. 

Yeah, I know. I didn't think anyone would mind (with all the cross posting of topics between the two sites) but I saw that there was a little "patent" topic that popped up right after I did it, so I felt like I had broken some unwritten rule or something.  ;D

Anyway, I know it may not seem like an original idea, but it did spur me on to keeping track of what I spend/changing HOW I spend and that's something cool I wanted to share with all the other folks who don't visit our fine little community here.

Once again, Kudos to you for the idea!  ;D
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #69 on: February 8, 2005, 01:04 PM »
Why do I get one of these every year??? 

Car repairs: $1500 :'(
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #70 on: February 8, 2005, 03:16 PM »
I have a theory on that. Every year or so...your car will need 500 bucks. The older it gets, it becomes a bi-yearly event or more.

Whether it's new tires, an engine part, some minor collision, scheduled maintenance or whatever......at some point or another, your car just needs some money to keep it going.

So whenever I say "My car is in the shop" and someone asks "Why?" I just say:

"It needed 500 bucks".


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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #71 on: February 11, 2005, 01:24 PM »
Damnit, Damnit, Damnit.

I know this is off topic, but I don't really care.  Not ONE DAY after posting in this thread, the check engine light on my car came on and it had to go to the shop.

It's got an emissions problem (that is somehow not covered by the uber warranty I purchased) that costs:


Survey Says? 


500 bucks
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #72 on: February 11, 2005, 01:27 PM »
Sorry for spreading bad karma :-X 

Our truck ended up costing $1528 in total.  That's bad enough but I know a couple of the things that were done on the truck need to be done on my car so I can probably look at that amount again :'(
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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #73 on: February 19, 2005, 02:23 AM »
Got my hands on the ROTS Sneak Preview wave on Friday as well as a $1 OTC fig so time to work the tally...

1/2/05: POTF Warok Coin: $3
2/2/05: VOTC Han Solo (thanks JJ!): $5.90
2/18/05: ROTS Sneak Preview Wave: $25.40
               OTC Gamorrean Guard: $1.08
               * Total For Day: $26.48 *

Year End Total: $35.38

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Re: The Great 2005 Collector's Challenge
« Reply #74 on: February 20, 2005, 05:11 PM »
Ok 2 days in a row I've found new stuff, it's almost scary. I've also been buying up a good chunk of Transformers stuff so I've gone ahead and decided to keep track of that here, I'm pretty sure I've bought more TF than SW in terms of money as of this year...

Transformers:
1/2/05: 6x Takara SCF figures: $18
1/23/05: HOC Perceptor (via eBay): $4.24
               Takara SCF Act-5 Case (via eBay): $11.00
                * Total For Day: $15.24 *
2/10/05: HOC Full Wave 5 (via eBay): $29.99
2/19/05: Alternators Grimlock: $21.70

Year End Total: $84.93

Star Wars:
1/2/05: POTF Warok Coin: $3
2/2/05: VOTC Han Solo (thanks JJ!): $5.90
2/18/05: ROTS Sneak Preview Wave: $25.40
               OTC Gamorrean Guard: $1.08
               * Total For Day: $26.48 *
2/19/05: ROTS Sneak Preview Anakin Starfighter: $21.70

Year End Total: $57.08

Yep, thought so, I've spent more in Transformers than I have in Star Wars so far, and I only collect a few things in the TF universe. Well that will change come April, oh boy will that change.....