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G'day MFC. Long time no see lol.

So I went on a bloody huge shopping spree this week.

I now collect anything I like. I pre-ordered half a year's worth of figures from all sorts of lines. Nendoroid Petit, Play Arts Kai, Sky Tube etc.

Now, I can afford one expensive scale or 2 action figures a month due to being able to get more money somehow.

I want to see how everyone else spends money on their figures.

Do you have a budget? How many figures can you afford every month/ year or whatever? How many do you buy each month? Do you struggle with your budgets?
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01 year agoLeo22334455Leo22334455
I dont work so I usually live off recycling my money by selling off figures and cosplay stuff, (money first comes from chinese new years and various birthdays and special events). So I buy maybe 1-3 figures every month if I average it out?

Though I tend to buy more prize figures than scales which is why i can actually buy 2-3 figures XD
01 year ago (1 year ago)YukariSekaiYukariSekai 多田、君を愛してる
With my salary I can afford to 8-9 figures per month. But then I'm just going to suck his paw (like a bear ^^). Therefore, I allocate their money wisely. Because in addition to the figures, and you want to dress up, go out, go to movies, etc.
So my limit per month - it 2-3 figures, sometimes even one.
01 year agoghirahimghirahim
From now until June, I'm keeping my purchasing down to $150 a month (if that). Mostly because I really need to start saving seriously if I want to get to Japan at the end of the year. I've also decided to stop preordering figures unless they're exclusive, or a character/figure that is really special. Hopefully my plan should work ^__^
01 year agosimakaisimakai
I usually pay 100$ to 300$ per month on pre-orders. And when it's only 100$, I tend to spend some on pre-owned or clearance figures... even tho I don't have lots of money, I just can't stop myself! ^^; But I pay my bills and I eat correctly every month and I can pay for my other hobbies too, so I guess my budget is as balanced as it could be...
01 year agoLeosachLeosach Born this way
that's a trick question... I don't know... last year I was kind braveon my budget... but 2013 will be different so I decided one limit... for me it will be 1 scaled (or 2 depends on prices) 1 figma + 1 nendos! (or 2 figmas or 2 nendos) and 3 prizes! and thats All!
01 year agomaraiatorimaraiatori
Well right now I only have 2 preordered for April/May. I basically preorder or just order things that interest me.
But when preordering, I add the item to my "ordered" list on MFC and wait until the end of the month to decide whether I should actually order it or not (usually to avoid any impulse-orders). It helps a lot. I also think about the price and whether or not it would be a logical buy.
01 year agoMugenTenshinFRDMugenTenshinFRD
A lot of times I'm on a budget and I can't really buy what I want, which is annoying sometimes, but I also don't want to lend money.
Usually per month I get like 2 figures on average, but there are also months where I don't get anything or months where I get a lot. I usually pass on pre-orders, because I'm pretty sure I have to pay fees over it and the chances are big I will find the figures cheaper anywhere else after release.
Another reason I'm on a budget is that I also need to spend lots of money sometimes on other stuff or other hobbies of mine. I'm struggling sometimes when I want to buy something expensive, but my budget won't allow it. I will also try to save money at first if I plan to buy something really expensive in the upcoming time.
01 year agocatvillage66catvillage66
Well for me my max is one figure a month and I try to keep it under $120. I do make exceptions sometimes of course, if it's a special occasion or maybe an exclusive run. I don't like to spend money though so I always try to limit myself.
01 year ago (1 year ago)kemandokemando
Well, I went on a binge over the last year buying up all the figures I missed before I collected (This includes expensive and rare figures like item #4329, item #30661, and item #14082) and I have since been cutting back a bit, where before I was spending roughly 800 dollars a month (I had just acquired 10,000 dollars) for the time being I'm only ordering 3-4 figures a month... Though I'm not sure when ALTER's going to blow their load of delayed figures on my face and clean my wallet. lol
01 year agoendcollectorendcollector
Spending more than $300 a month on figures for December-January-February. Lots of bunny releases during this period. This is higher than average for me and is right at my tolerance for spending on non-essential items. March will be lower and then nothing again until July. Unless something else comes out.

Aside from this, I have all the usual bills like rent, insurance, heat, water, lights, food, etc.

When the budget gets tight or I just want to be frugal, the basics are the same: control the costs you can, turn down the heat, turn off lights, drive slower, drop paid TV services, and so on. Be healthy as I can so avoid spending on doctors or medicine. Getting sick can cost a lot.

Voluntary spending is a prime target for savings. Meals, for example. My lunch at work is about $10 a day/$50 a week/$250 a month. It's expensive to eat there. Worse if I work late and get dinner out too. I recommend buying meals on credit or debit so you can look back and total up what you spend on that stuff. It adds up fast.

Instead of that, I can eat cup ramen for lunch everyday. It costs 29 cents a meal. Water is free; tea or coffee a bit more perhaps. Saving almost $10 a day adds up fast to cover even pricey figures. I can cover my habit nicely doing nothing but noodles and it's not the worst thing to eat anyway.

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