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Over a million yen on figures.Over a million yen on figures.

AsakoAsakoIl y a 6 ansDiary
So, I recently broke the million yen spent on figures mark, which doesn't count shipping, shipping per figure is difficult to work out since I very often combine shipping, so here on MFC I only list the price for figures, not including shipping.

So today I went through and tallied up what I've spent on shipping to date, and it is almost a fifth of what I have spent on figures themselves. ;.;

I have spent 1,058,805 yen on figures, and 198,526 on shipping. At current conversion (which of course are always in flux, and have shifted up and down quite a lot in the past few years I've been collecting, so this has a significant margin of error (+/- a few hundred dollars). Anyway:

$12,594 on figures,
$2,361 on shipping; $316 (¥26,620) SAL / $2,044 (¥171,906) EMS.

So, I need to use SAL a bit more often, I think. I am cutting back on my figure spending anyway.

But what I did notice, going through all my invoices (I keep all archived, email and paper) is that AmiAmi is very consistently much more expensive than HLJ, Manda, Nippon-Yasan or anywhere else I have bought from. As in pretty much identical weight/sized boxes costing at -least- a half, often a third the price to ship from HLJ or Mandarake. So AmiAmi either has a shitty postage agreement, or are skimming significantly off the top.

That said, though, Ami also tend to use much larger boxes than necessary. The extra packing is nice for potential damage, but still much more than is needed by any regular stretch of the imagination. So I will perhaps not use EMS through them as much, or just order elsewhere if possible. Still a matter of weighing up combined shipping from Ami vs the exclusives they have (eg Touhou) and other figures from elsewhere.

Either way, it certainly was an eyeopener to see this much spent on shipping. Oh. I also have to add in the ~$2000 I paid for my glass displays; $400, $940 and $670 as I recall. And another $200 odd on risers.

So I'm somewhere around the $17k AUD mark spent on figures, not just the $12k face value.

Yikes.
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that price tho
Il y a 1 an
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Well, at least for SAL registered (and I suppose for EMS as well) you can see how much the postage cost in the slip. So you'll know whether they're "skimming off the top" or not.
Il y a 6 ans
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Asako Om nom nom
TyjosAzari (Il y a 6 ans) #1231782I wouldn't dare to count up what I spend in a year's time on figures....

It's best to keep track of your finances, really. Can help keep you in check, for one thing. :D

Zukin-Man (Il y a 6 ans) #1231870I could never look back at how much I've spent on figures. I'd be hanging myself with my shoelaces by the end of the day.

It's not about the cost, just appreciate them, enjoy what you've invested your money in, especially compared to most people spending it on non-assets. Drink/smokes etc. I know people who spend over $100 a week on alcohol, yet condemn me spending $80 on a figure. >.>

Raithos (Il y a 6 ans) #1231936I don't even wanna think about it.

But now you are. Hah.

beanbeany (Il y a 6 ans) #123195433 figures around $3200. I seem to buy expensive things.

Averaging around $100 a figure isn't bad. Especially for some of the older ones you have and likely acquired in the after-market.
Il y a 6 ans
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33 figures around $3200. I seem to buy expensive things.
Il y a 6 ans
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Raithos Stagnant
I don't even wanna think about it.
Il y a 6 ans
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I could never look back at how much I've spent on figures. I'd be hanging myself with my shoelaces by the end of the day.
Il y a 6 ans
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I wouldn't dare to count up what I spend in a year's time on figures....
Il y a 6 ans
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Asako Om nom nom
CloudStrife-xx (Il y a 6 ans) #1231693Damn.. I did a similar exercise last summer and it was about 5kCAD JUST on the purchase value of my collection. No idea what my totals are for shipping and what its sitting at to date, it kinda scares me to think about it T.T
But its been all TOTALLY worth it imo!


Yeah, it's somewhat shocking when you look at it all, but it is totally worth it. I love all of my girls. I'll be doomed when I get in to dollfies, which seems inevitable. I will almost certainly get the next Touhou one. >.<
Il y a 6 ans
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Damn.. I did a similar exercise last summer and it was about 5kCAD JUST on the purchase value of my collection. No idea what my totals are for shipping and what its sitting at to date, it kinda scares me to think about it T.T

But its been all TOTALLY worth it imo!
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