|05-30-2009, 11:36 PM||#11|
Demoted to N.B.C. Viper..
Join Date: Nov 2008
Collecting toys means being poor sometimes...lol.
Seriously, if collecting toys is a passion for you like it is for as I assume most of us here and not something purely based on monetary hype then I say continue collecting but just be smart about it.
You sound like my younger brother describing how you feel about your Tomahawk as he shares your passion for the double bladed beauty as well so I know how it is for you and I say one thins you want to stick to is when you buy on line try to get as much shipped in one box as you can. Buying a single Joe here and there and having them shipped to you isn't economical but if you can find someone selling a lot of its you want try sticking to that as that way you not paying $20+ per figure.
I ship to a friend in Japan every month or so so I know how much international shipping be and we try to use flat rate when ever possible if need be and cram as much into one box as possible so that way shipping charges are spread over many items instead of just one or two for almost the same cost. So my suggestion to you is find an online seller or three you can work with over the course of collecting so you know you are getting a lot of bang for your hard earned bucks.
If its a passion you shouldn't have to quit unless you are on the verge of being homeless. Or your wife says so.
Also, I wouldn't recommend ordering the FLAGG overseas any time soon.
"Maybe they're just collecting scientists like uhhh..... baseball cards"
|06-01-2009, 08:25 AM||#12|
W: Lego 6990 Monorail! :)
Join Date: May 2007
Don't be quick to sell your stuff off - you might regret it later, especially given the extra time and money you've put into it, being in Australia and all.
I can appreciate how difficult it can be being an international collector, but only barely, as I'm from Canada and it's not nearly as hard for me. Still, Canada Post is unnecessarily high (I kind of wish we just had a North American Postal Service, to be quite honest), and UPS is just terrible going over the border.
Buying Joes isn't too much of a problem, but I've also been getting the new MOTU figures from Mattel, and I can not believe how slow they are getting here. I still haven't gotten my Mer-Man yet!!!
Please check out http://hmcsgreatadventure.com/ - it's a mix of sci-fi, humour and the friggin' Royal Canadian Navy, eh!
Also looking to sell/trade Joes... Need Lego Futuron Monorail, Land Adventure, etc... http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...-t-thread.html
|06-02-2009, 04:58 AM||#13|
L.P.G. Weapons Expert
Join Date: May 2009
Yea I have some doubles which I might sell off but I will keep the rest, plus I have some Night Force, Tiger Force, Desert Patrol figures also... so I guess i'll just sell the doubles off and keep the rest and put em' away for safe keeping, stop buying for now and just wait for the ROC series and focus on them for alil.
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