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Old 10-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How much money have you spent on cards?

Looking at people drop thousands of $$$ on cards, makes me wonder, HOW DO YOU AFFORD THAT!! Is this your only hobby, no family, have the money, or are bankrupt? Obviously I do not have the money to do this, but totally wish I did!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This year or all time?
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Way too much, but have a good job and had few expenses at the time Have cut way back recently.
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It comes down to being responsible and knowing your limits. We all have different income levels. I couldn't afford to bust through 5 cases of TTT for fun, as Chapman is doing; living vicariously through a situation like that is all I can afford.
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i hate cards.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I prefer not to think about it
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you include rolling over sales into more purchases (and additional iterations from there) I would hate to know.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I prefer not to think about it
Same here, start to think about what you could have done with that $. Now I only break cases and I do as $ allows. Generally open a couple of cases each month at a time. Sell off the stuff I don't want and repeat the process.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I work and am not in K-12 like most of our members. Also I can confidently say I have a problem, I am addicted to cards..
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Close to $100k this year. But you have to take in account I also sell 90% of it to buy more. So far I haven't lost much money this year and that's why its possible. Just recycled funds and a whole lot of cases!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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right now I do about 15 grand in ebay sales a year and I don't break high risk products so that is probably roughly what I spend as well. its a fun hobby when you aren't losing money I would not do it if I lost large amounts of money.
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This doesn't include trades, card show purchases, and forum and off site sales.

Sales to date: $70,455.50
Transactions: 2740
First eBay Sale: 08/07/2003

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I have probably over $10K in inventory and PC items at the moment.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This doesn't include trades, card show purchases, and forum and off site sales.

Sales to date: $70,455.50
Transactions: 2740
First eBay Sale: 08/07/2003

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I have probably over $10K in inventory and PC items at the moment.
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As for me it has been just north of 2k and and I have sold just south of 1k seems I'm doing something wrong.
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As for me it has been just north of 2k and and I have sold just south of 1k seems I'm doing something wrong.
Nope, sounds like the sports card hobby to me
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As for me it has been just north of 2k and and I have sold just south of 1k seems I'm doing something wrong.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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today.......10K, good old topps update..............
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well, I spend too much of course, but I usually try to balance my purchases and sales. I bought a card the other day for $18, and a few days later I sold a couple cards for $20.
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Last year about $15,000 roughly and this year roughly about $5,000. I had to cut back I have a newborn so family first and i need back surgery so will cut back even more.

Get it - cut back even more.
Back surgery - cut back- well at least i though it funny
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Sales to date: $1,964.74
Transactions: 15
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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man how do you guys get started in this?? I am collecting - just buying for me. I don't even have a clue about how to get started to where people would want to buy from me LOL
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Id guess I spent about $600 since I started collecting. I'm one of the younger members on here (18) don't work but I spend what I can
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I hate thinking about how much I've spent on wax. I'm at the point now where I sell what I have collecting dust and turning the sales into pc cards.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:39 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I spend about $10,000/yr. Only buying. I make a good living and so does my wife. I spend a very small percentage of our income.
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