|10-11-2008, 08:11 PM||#11|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Hasn't really affected me much......Only have 1 credit card, which I only use for gas purchases just to keep it active. My biggest bill is my student loan that I'm still paying off and I try to space my purchases.
It just sucks cause sometimes I only see stuff once and I feel the need to buy.....cause I might not see it again.
|10-11-2008, 08:30 PM||#12|
THE ULTIMATE COBRA WEAPON
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Staten Island NYC But Brooklyn Born & Raised
Im Trying to be more selective in my purchases but so far i havent stopped buying evry one i see that i dont have its like im addicted to them. But the other side of me wants to chill out a bit on the joes and think of more important things.
My Dream right now is to work for hasbro lol
so i could feed the need and still make money
But yea money is tight right now all around me so i feel all you guys that are going thru it.
im not as bad off as sum cats out there right now but i do need to slow up on spending like do on these figz
but that Remains to be seen
|10-11-2008, 08:35 PM||#13|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
It is a really hard time out there, I can't tell you how many horror stories I have seen up here in Ohio. I have one of my closer friends who ended up selling off his entire collection, just to pay a few more weeks of bills, after his job was downsized. Even with the sell off he still ended up having to let his home fall into foreclosure.
This Christmas Holiday may see fewer sales than any I have ever known as more and more find out they can't afford to spend like they once did. The sad part is if the retailers are hit hard many of the stores I now shop at may close. It really does "suck".
|10-11-2008, 08:40 PM||#14|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Only affects me in terms of "how may" will I buy. I'm a MOC collector first and was getting 2 of each,one to open. But now I only buy 2 of the ones I like to open and my troop building has gone down from 7 of each to 5 of each.
My Haves-UPDATED 11/21/15:
Parts For Trade pictures by slim19722 - Photobucket
|10-11-2008, 08:46 PM||#15|
Jet Pack Trooper
Join Date: Aug 2007
The crappy economy hasn't slowed me as much as the price hikes on single carded figures. After each price hike I go through my want list and review how much I really want a particular figure or how many I really want (Still trying to get my 20 BATS, $7.99 each be damned!! Just wish I could find some.). Don't get me wrong, I'm cutting back like everybody else. Just not so much on Joes! Got to do my part to keep this economy going!
|10-11-2008, 08:50 PM||#16|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Miami, FL
I haven't met anybody yet that has lost their home. My wife and I are struggling a bit so I took up a second job Throwing newspapers at night.
I did notice that on one of the major streets I live on A HOOTERS, BURGER KING, and WENDY's have all closed down within the last two months...that can't be good.
|10-11-2008, 08:50 PM||#17|
its totally screwing me up,i really have to cut back to only must haves,no more buying it just cause its new.....
|10-11-2008, 08:55 PM||#18|
Scarred Cobra Officer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
This economy is really depressing. Thankfully I still have a job. But my 401(k) account has take a massive hit. Bonuses at the end of the year don't look too good.
I'm still buying Joes to keep my mind off the depressing news. I'm not going to cut my 25th, but I'll definitely slow down the expensive vintage ones.
|10-11-2008, 08:59 PM||#19|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: over here
I have been buying some for my son and at least two of each for me (one to open, one MOC). The other day I took some of my MOC cp's and singles back to various Wal-Marts in my area just so we could cover groceries for that week. Now granted we had enough in the bank to cover it but I like to keep some kind of cushion in there and at the time it wasn't looking too comforting.
I have also been thinking about taking back my Rattler and Conquest as well. I bought one of each for my son and myself and that was too much money to part with in a few days time. I figured I had my time as a child with Joes and now it is my son's turn.
|10-11-2008, 09:10 PM||#20|
Cobra Alley Viper
Join Date: Feb 2008
I was thinking this yesterday when I bought 2 pairs of new jeans (my old ones had rips, and one had a huge rip in the ass lol), and then I picked up a green shirt and air command pack. I will probablly make a conscious effort to spend less moving forward but nothing too drastic, I guess Im lucky b/c I didnt have money tied up in stocks, and my job is relativly secure (knock on wood), and (dont laugh) I still live at home so my living expenses are zero. Im thinking of canceling a bunch of my preorders, like the wave with the resolute figures.
"And I don't want the world to see me, cuz I don't think that they'd understand. When everythings made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am."
My feedback thread: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...gonknight.html
My BST thread: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...lo-others.html
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