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How do you guys make the extra money for figures or other goods?How do you guys make the extra money for figures or other goods?Ask MFC

IshikuNanamiIshikuNanami14 days ago
Hey MFC! It's me again!I'm just gonna get straight into it today. My question for today, hence the title, is how do you guys make extra money for figure or other goods? I know it probaby gets asked often, but why not XD

As always, I'll go first!


As a 14 year old with no job with an expensive hobby, I've had to come up with ways to make some spare change for these figures! I've gotten some pretty good prices on figures so far, but a lot of them haven't been cheep either. It's not just figures, either. I also buy posters (which are only like 5-10$ a piece), keychains, and cosplay. My keyblade wasn't cheep that's for sure! Anyways, I've come up with ways to make some money in my spare time to adapt to this new hobby.

Being a 14 year old, I'm still to young to officially get a job, but I've been able to convince my parents to let me go around my neighborhood and mow lawns and stuff like that. I get paid 20$ each lawn and it's a great way to make money! It does get pretty hot, though, so I gotta worry about that hehehe... (worth it).

Another way I make money is Mercari. I use Mercari to sell old figures and Funko Pops I no longer want. I've made like 400$ more or less selling old crap I don't even want anymore! I also sell them a comic store I visit often, but I make much less than I would otherwise.

Lastly, we have my personal favorite way to get money: selling my crap to my immediate family. Because they are my family, they are more easy to persuade into buying stuff of mine *evil anime villain laughter* I get great deals out of them AND I get to get rid of stuff I don't want anymore! For example, one of my brothers wanted a Star Wars Funko Pop of mine, with it being worth 16$, I sold it to him for 14$ due to box damage! Plus, it's always cash. Only thing that sucks about that is, some of my brothers are in debt right now XD... One of my brothers owes me 10$ and another brother owes me 5$ still hehehe... I also get to trade with them! One of my brothers had an Edward Elric figure I had been wanting, so I traded him a bunch of old Boku No Hero Academia stuff I didn't want anymore, and in turn, I got the Edward Elric without paying like 50$ and getting rid of old stuff i didn't want anymore! (evil I know)


Now that I've said how I make my money, I want to hear how you guys do! It can be anything! Selling old junk, trading, working, or even stealing! (I want to make it clear that last one was a joke XD.) Tell me how in the comments and have a great day!

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I work full time and lately I've been trying to sell a lot of old junk laying around the house. Made a few hundred from that so far.
11 days ago
I just do digital art commissions most of the time to make money! Thats how I got most of the figures in my collection.
12 days ago
soratsukii13 days ago#97916417i would use mercari but its not available in my countryOhhhh gotcha
13 days ago
dtindcarea13 days ago#97922006I hope you maintain the good work ethic that you already have throughout your life. When I was your age, I made extra money mowing lawns, doing yard work, and walking dogs. When I got a full-time job/career, I made sure that I lived modestly and saved as much money as possible. Once you start working full time, if you can live modestly you'll have extra money to either spend and/or save. You can spend some of your extra money on figures but I can't stress enough that if you save and then invest the savings, you will eventually be in a situation where your savings and gains on investments give you enough extra income to fund all of your figure purchases. For me, I've saved enough and have enough income from my investments that I don't need to worry about buying a $200-$300 figure or two. Plus, I have work income as well. I worked steadily throughout my life (even during college), lived modestly, saved money, and invested well. I feel like anyone who does the same things I mentioned can achieve financial success but it does require perseverance and being able to stick to your long range plan.
One more piece of advice is to give yourself time. Your whole life is ahead of you so you'll have plenty of time to acquire figures or buy other things. Don't rush yourself into thinking you need to own everything as soon as possible. Life is truly a marathon not a sprint so take you time, enjoy your youth, then enjoy your adulthood and all the things that come with adulthood such as financial independence (hopefully).
Wow that was serious wisdom right there. Thank you for the great tips and glad you are doing well!
13 days ago
Malachi13 days ago#97912388It ain't glamorous, but sucking a dick or two can really help with securing the funds to pay off those pre-orders.I N T E R E S T I N G (how much is the pay or does it depend on the guy?)
13 days ago
I'm a teenager and therefore still live at home/don't have living expenses, but I make my money by doing commissions! My niche is custom shoes/streetwear, and I can make a good amount of money for it. If you have any artistic talent, I'd say that's the best way to make some extra cash for figure collecting!
13 days ago
I hope you maintain the good work ethic that you already have throughout your life. When I was your age, I made extra money mowing lawns, doing yard work, and walking dogs. When I got a full-time job/career, I made sure that I lived modestly and saved as much money as possible. Once you start working full time, if you can live modestly you'll have extra money to either spend and/or save. You can spend some of your extra money on figures but I can't stress enough that if you save and then invest the savings, you will eventually be in a situation where your savings and gains on investments give you enough extra income to fund all of your figure purchases. For me, I've saved enough and have enough income from my investments that I don't need to worry about buying a $200-$300 figure or two. Plus, I have work income as well. I worked steadily throughout my life (even during college), lived modestly, saved money, and invested well. I feel like anyone who does the same things I mentioned can achieve financial success but it does require perseverance and being able to stick to your long range plan.

One more piece of advice is to give yourself time. Your whole life is ahead of you so you'll have plenty of time to acquire figures or buy other things. Don't rush yourself into thinking you need to own everything as soon as possible. Life is truly a marathon not a sprint so take you time, enjoy your youth, then enjoy your adulthood and all the things that come with adulthood such as financial independence (hopefully).
13 days ago
soratsukii too broke for this hobby :,)
IshikuNanami13 days ago#97912313I use mercari, which is super similar, so I can relate to that! I want more scaled figures, but I just can't do it. The Zero-Two scale I have was from Christmas last year and my Kaneki was bought on ebay, out of box, with damage so I got it fairly cheap.

i would use mercari but its not available in my country
13 days ago
IshikuNanami13 days ago#97912309Sounds painful... 200 hours is insane! Iron will for sure XD
I want that new Gojo too but I know I'll never have enough for it :')


It is painful. D= But my work place is at least fairly relaxing; I can actually use my phone to learn Japanese during downtime. And on the weekends there's so little going on that I can watch anime on low volume.

He's so pretty~ I love how unique his expression is!

When I was your age I only paid for my interests using pocket money I saved up, and I had an iron will with that. I really find it amazing that you already do (neighbourhood) work to finance your hobby! You'll see how much better you'll be able to deal with adult expenses like gas, groceries etc. in the future if you already learn the worth of items and the time that goes into acquiring them.
13 days ago
Malachi13 days ago#97912388It ain't glamorous, but sucking a dick or two can really help with securing the funds to pay off those pre-orders.

It is what it is...
13 days ago
Be proud of your inner child

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