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Someone started a post asking "How big is your collection?" Well, I'm afraid mine is out of control and it would take all day to catalog what I have. I was just thinking the other day, how much money have I spent on collecting and customizing. I was already spending money hand over fist for stuff before I signed up on ebay, then I kind of went ape$#!+. I really have no idea how much money I've blown, but I would guess probably thousands...

Anybody else wanna fess up?

Posted by Maelstrom
on Sunday, March 9, 2008
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Rockyfigs -
Monday, June 30, 2008
I have the biggest room in the house and still have to put up older figs in the loft to make way for new ones
coolca -
Thursday, April 10, 2008
let me be the first to kno
Thor the Mighty -
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I've spent thousands. I'm going to start selling some of my figures soon.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
in the last two years about 4 grand
Esbat -
Friday, April 4, 2008
I spent about 5k for whats in the storage most of it was purchased on sale or mostly on clearance. In my room about another 2k. What I've opened and on display about 500 bucks.
hawkeye -
Friday, March 14, 2008
I have about 200 6'' figures, and about 600 3 3/4 figures and about 50 vechiles, lets say about 10Gs
Maelstrom -
Friday, March 14, 2008
It might be more practical to document and photo or video your entire collection. Let's say your house catches on fire, or is hit by a tornado...if your (or your parents) home insurance has the right coverage, then you may get reimbursed for their loss as they would fall under "household possessions". It is really a good idea to document all of your household goods in the same manner. Just be sure that you don't just accept the first payoff the insurer offers you, living in "Tornado Alley" for most of my life, I've heard stories of how agents try to pay settlements on the cheap quickly after a disaster, knowing that families have not had a chance to take full stock of all of their lost assets. In the case of the total loss of a collection, I'm sure that with most people's collections, there will certainly be items that are irreplaceble. So you will probably never get paid what you put into your collection or what it is worth to you. I guess you could get your collection insured, I'm sure Lloyd's of London would do it for the right price.
coolca -
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
sending money man!
Chancellor -
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I really only but figure occasionally, when I have spare money from comics. I'm actually subscribed at my comic store, so basically, I'm paying 15 to 20 bucks per week on my books. I am also unemployed, and get paid really low for any chore I do around the house. that's why I dig this whole trading deal so much hardly any money involved!!!
coolca -
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I would but I have only 20 figs!

blackcat2003 better of!!!
Kern -
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Out of interest -

Has anybody insured their collections?
black cat 2006 -
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
With around 1,400 figures at $1.00 a figure , that would be $1,400.00. But where can you find a $1.00 figure these days ?

So lets say $5.00 a figure x 1400 = $7,000.00 . that would be close, but not close enough.

near retail about $8.25 a figure = $11,550.00 much better

Lets just jump in and say 10s of thouands !!!

coolca -
Monday, March 10, 2008
I just spent $34 and some change on shipping!!!!
darn you arch!!!!! $13, man!!!!!!
cowboyink -
Sunday, March 9, 2008
coolca -
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I spend about $20 a month on shipping!!!!
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, March 9, 2008
When I was buying the old 5-inch figures, I was spending an average of $5 to $10 each, and that's before shipping charges. With my 6-inch figures, I'm actually spending less! I guess I'm shopping smarter, looking for lots and deals.

I'm sure it's still some ridiculous number though, definitely into the thousands. >_<
scarlet_magpie -
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I have had to extend my overdraft TWICE since Christmas!!!!!
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