|12-18-2008, 11:36 AM||#21|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NYS- Finger Lakes
i have just started building my collection again and honestly went way overboard at first running up a 3k tab on ebay in 2 months.
the girlfriend was not happy!
so now i am rethinking what i am trying to accomplish with this and most of those purchases are going back on ebay.
what i have decided so far is-
1. i only like the older joes and that is all i'm gonna buy
2. people are always gonna be selling these things, so if you don't win this one auction it's not the end of the world
3. only buy army builders in lots. usually too expensive to build an army one figure at a time
4. limit the branches of your armies- i bought what seems like every viper, trooper, eel, hydroviper, cg, csg, grenadier & undertow i could.
|12-18-2008, 12:31 PM||#22|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
I think the competition of getting them is more expensive than the actual toy itself. Army builders and MOC collectors that buys multiples sure dish out quite a bit.
|12-18-2008, 12:40 PM||#23|
I Brake For Asari!
Join Date: Apr 2008
My first rule is that I look around my hobby room. If I'm running out of space or have to relagate pieces to a box, and be hidden away, I know I have some changing to do in my priorities.
As it stands now I'll probably have to take down my ARAH diorama which took me 40+ hours to create. That sucks.
So I'll probably be getting many less army builders out of the modern era line from now on, and be more picky on vehicles and internet exclusives.
No UBP for me, no new Target vehicles for me, no extraneous 2 packs for me, no more TRU 3 packs (unless it's starduster), possibly no more TRU 5-packs.
I want space to display stuff, but if it's boxed up and put away I probably don't need it.
|12-18-2008, 12:40 PM||#24|
Join Date: May 2008
for me i only buy what i really like, i dont buy figures im not into. also i get all my figures at retail, i dont buy them off ebay or wherever else because i know eventually ill find it, if im very unpatient and i just have to have it right away and cant find it in stores i try and pick up extra figures i already have that are new that other collectors are looking for so i can do trades and this helps alot.
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