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Think before buying! Advice for begginer collectorsThink before buying! Advice for begginer collectors

SkaylerOtakuCatSkaylerOtakuCat1 kuukautta sittenMisc
So, hello my dear MFC community. This aticle is mostly for people that want to start collecting or for begginer collectors, and it has to do with your anime figure taste (this doesn't actually apply to mecha or simmilar collections bc of small astetic veriaty)

This article is based on my personal expiriance.


So, I have been collecting for almost two years from now. My collection is very small bc I am still going to high school and I don't have a job. All figures that I bought were from my allowance, given by my parents. With that money, I can afford only two expencive figures per year (I'm really more into quality then quantity). Most of the collectors that buy like 2-3 figures per moth would be very sad in my place. But all that time, gives me alot of time to think which figure I really want, and on which one I really want to spend half of my year allowance.
You know, alot of figures can impress us on the first look! But when I started collecting, I had saved alot of money so I rushed and immediatly bought two figures. Without even thinking about it, I just liked them on first sight. It was a really big mistake. A really big! Now, I am going though a big truble selling those two.

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And with knowing that I wasted my year allowance on something that I really don't want... I take a really good care of them, but I simply can't love them agen. That's why they are searching for their new owner, althought that could last for years. But after that, I have learned my lesson. Before buying a figure, I ALWAYS spend AT LEAST 2 months looking and thinking about her. I had about 85 figures that I liked, but after alot of time and thinking, I have made a wish list with only 10 of them! With some I am still thinking about. After that, till now, I have bought 2 figures from that list and I haven't regret buying them even on a second! With that "list" I will make my dream figure collection, with all figures getting maximum love, attention and care. Without figures I would cringe or feel dissapointed when looking at them.

I know, alot of people aren't that picky about their figures. Mostly because they have money to afford them... But for people with more difficult financial situation or junger and unemployeed, I higly advise to really think before getting a new part of your collection. I hope my expiriance will help you.

Thank you so much for reading, have a nice day!
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Torakatsu (1 kuukautta sitten) #65153170Think before buying, definitely advice that stands the test of time! haha
Everyone has bought figures they regret, try not to dwell on it too much. Once you leave school and start earning an income, all of this wont feel significant. :)


That's true, but its a long, looong way there for me
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Think before buying, definitely advice that stands the test of time! haha

Everyone has bought figures they regret, try not to dwell on it too much. Once you leave school and start earning an income, all of this wont feel significant. :)
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SkaylerOtakuCat (1 kuukautta sitten) #65105776That's true. We all need some time to think, it doesn't cost us enything. But the impulse buy can cost us hundreds of dollars, expecially figures can instantly drop in price on aftermarket.

That actually happened with me on a number of figures I bought when I first started collecting unfortunately. Better to have a plan really.
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LemonMIntCat (1 kuukautta sitten) #65080799This is pretty good advice. Its always good to take better consideration with your wishlist and hold back sometimes. I try to wait at least two weeks before I preorder myself. Plus I agree with your point even if you can afford lots of figures its good to step back and think do I really want this and is it worth it. What I recently did which I find helpful was I split my wishlist into 3 lists. “Realistic preorder”, figures that I will more than likely preorder when available. Currently only 5. Then “Backlog” this is older figures which have been “ wished” that I am in no rush to get but would like to get eventually if I can find them in good condition and price. And “ interested in” this includes both new and old figures that I have would just like more time to think about.kaitylee (1 kuukautta sitten) #65080822I totally understand. When I first started collecting I bought out of impulse and had things I didn't need. I'm still trying to sell some and it's hard because after a while some figures just aren't popular with people anymore and aren't in demand.
Now I only put things on my wishlist I am actually hunting for and not just things I kind of like just so if I do buy on impulse it might be worth it!


Yeah, that expecially happens to new collectors with some money saved. When I started collection I wanted almost every single figure I saw, but I am actualy lucky that I couldn't buy alot. I would really regret alot of figures I wanted back then
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LemonMIntCat (1 kuukautta sitten) #65080799This is pretty good advice. Its always good to take better consideration with your wishlist and hold back sometimes. I try to wait at least two weeks before I preorder myself. Plus I agree with your point even if you can afford lots of figures its good to step back and think do I really want this and is it worth it. What I recently did which I find helpful was I split my wishlist into 3 lists. “Realistic preorder”, figures that I will more than likely preorder when available. Currently only 5. Then “Backlog” this is older figures which have been “ wished” that I am in no rush to get but would like to get eventually if I can find them in good condition and price. And “ interested in” this includes both new and old figures that I have would just like more time to think about.

That's true. We all need some time to think, it doesn't cost us enything. But the impulse buy can cost us hundreds of dollars, expecially figures can instantly drop in price on aftermarket.
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I’ve been collection for as long as I remember and if there’s anything that I’ve learned to get better at is impulse control. It used to be that I’d buy whatever caught my eye, but now that I’ve gotten older, things such as moving out of my parents house and just adulting in general has definitely helped me reconsider my purchase process. Now, I try to figure out what are things that I really want and will appreciate down the line and things that are just, spur of the moment, “ooh, that’s pretty” sorta things.
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kaitylee Kawaii Mistress
I totally understand. When I first started collecting I bought out of impulse and had things I didn't need. I'm still trying to sell some and it's hard because after a while some figures just aren't popular with people anymore and aren't in demand.
Now I only put things on my wishlist I am actually hunting for and not just things I kind of like just so if I do buy on impulse it might be worth it!
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This is pretty good advice. Its always good to take better consideration with your wishlist and hold back sometimes. I try to wait at least two weeks before I preorder myself. Plus I agree with your point even if you can afford lots of figures its good to step back and think do I really want this and is it worth it. What I recently did which I find helpful was I split my wishlist into 3 lists. “Realistic preorder”, figures that I will more than likely preorder when available. Currently only 5. Then “Backlog” this is older figures which have been “ wished” that I am in no rush to get but would like to get eventually if I can find them in good condition and price. And “ interested in” this includes both new and old figures that I have would just like more time to think about.
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Been collecting for several years now, but thank you for the advice. Spending a few months researching and thinking about buying a figure may help stop the impulsive purchases. Like recently been thinking about buying a 1/6 set, but after some time I changed my mind.
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SkaylerOtakuCat (1 kuukautta sitten) #65080712Not bad idea, thank you! I though about akibasoul too
www.akibasoul.c...


Tbh it is hard to sell Monogatari figures because of the wide variety of selection. But you could try on akibasoul too
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