I truly envy you guys. It must be really nice.
I would say /k/ and /o/ are the biggest spenders for their hobby. Most of the posters here balk at import prices that don't even hit $60. Look at all the spaz-tards boohooing about the new figma Link and the monumental $10 charge for more accessories.
I think its more over grown man children who spend too (not in the sense of over extending oneself but just in volume of purchases) much on their hobby, I know I spend too much on toys but still end up buying more because it looks cool or its from a show I like or what have you. I do this despite having no place to put them or the boxes.
Seriously, /fa/ will spend $800 on a pair of trainers and $3000 on a pair of jeans.
We're practically slumming it compared to them. Well, maybe not the BJD thread, they're low-key the richest motherfuckers here.
I doubt it, my money is on /g/ -- there's a lot of money to be made in computer science
we used to have some Croatian on /sp/ who was generous enough to giveaway money to random anons and it wasn't small amounts either
That's more by virtue of the hobby. I'm a /k/ cross boarder and I don't think twice about spending six or seven hundred for a gun I really want, but I really hem and haw over even 50 bucks for a toy since they're just useless decorations.
Guns are just MUCH more useful and valuable for the money you're spending. And I'd say cars doubly so.
When you have a job that pays, spending is easy. Similarly, many people aren't really rich here. They just spend money where they can or have collections that have been built up over some time.
People also buy, sell, and trade stuff all the time. It's not raking in the cash but people scrounge up what they want. In the case of some stuff like Lego it isn't even that hard to amass a collection of parts if you've been doing it for years.
Yeah, but do you still spend so freely on guns which are range toys and safe queens? I guess in the end any gun is better than no gun, but still.
>tfw noguns britbong
A-at least I have my figurines
My parents give me money to buy the toys and stuff I want. I also skip meals or spend family food money in order to buy some of the items I want.
>Confirmed for never visited /biz/ before.
I have been there. Isn't full of successful guys in suits talking about who have the neatest business card. Is more about students who are thinking which career would made them earn the most money with the minimal effort, bitching about human resources, and imaginary portfolios.
I think this is the key aspect to define wealthiest board, IMHO. If we talk about which board is the wealthiest by how much raw money we spend on our hobbies, then /ck/ would be the richest board, because all of us spend a shit load of money on food each year.
But if we define the relative usefulness of each hobby compared to their price, maybe /toy/ isn't the richest board, but certainly is among the boards who spends the most on useless stuff.
Fuck, you can made a career in /p/hotography, or survive by hunting your own food, but hot glueing chinese dolls?
>tfw interested in gun collecting but its not practical or possible here
>tfw have to make do with blowing my load all over anime figurines
Life just isn't fair.
>Most of the posters here balk at import prices that don't even hit $60. Look at all the spaz-tards boohooing about the new figma Link and the monumental $10 charge for more accessories.
Some of us balk at $60 toys because they're not worth the price they're charging. Lots of overpriced shit is talked about on /toy/.
So anyone who balks isn't poor or anything, because there are plenty of us who buy well made toys in bulk
>>tfw interested in gun collecting but its not practical or possible here
Did you really try? You can collect guns, it's just not as stupidly loose and easy as it is in America.
Or you could just move to New Zealand.
I inherited about 5,000 dollars from my grandparents passing away that I have been milking for almost a year now. I have blown most of it on toys and video games. I am 23 and dont have job, I live at home still. Not sure what I will do when it runs out. I have been lying to my mom saying that I have found a job online writing.
>Not sure what I will do when it runs out
How about get a job, genius. Even wetbacks that don't speak english are making more money than you at this point. Go to an entry level place like a call center.
Just think about /mu/ and their Guitar General threads, some of these guys have thousands worth of instruments.
And, as of myself, for now i don't have a job(just dropped school because of a surgery that fucked up my entire year), and i plan to go back after summer so i'll have time to get myself a job(probably where my friend work with his dad. so it should be easy.) But right now, i can't fucking buy anything, including the fact that Canadian dollar is worth its weight in horse shit.
As in you are mute, or that you Porky Pig everything whenever you try and speak? Because if it's the latter, even down's syndrome people can bag groceries and are doing better than you. Shit dude, go for a night time stocking job or something, they'll take people with face tattoos and whatnot.
ehhh, its kind of like I have a mini seizure any time I talk. It freaks people the fuck out. Like, i can feel it happening and it kind of hurts. So, I just dont talk. Write everything down instead. I think they classify it as stuttering, but all the doctors i have been to say they havent seen any form like it. A lot of other ones I have gotten classify it as severe tourettes.
The interviews I went to, I just had to write everything down. And I think that was a big turn off for them, since I would have to help customers with questions. One of them was actually a stocking job at walmart
Nah, I think we spend just as much as other hobbies. True it's a more expensive hobby compared to something like jogging, but I'm sure many here put most of their spare money into this one. Other hobbies can be expensive too, like painting. Even going out with friends for a fun night at the town can be very costly. Also I'm fairly frugal outside my toy hobby.
Not wealthy, probably just focussing our discretionary income on our hobbies, like...most other people with hobbies and discretionary income, I'd assume.
Not gonna presume to speak for anyone else here but I'm just good with budgeting and getting stuff for cheap off of Mandarake. My income is pretty low- I'm a grad student so all I get is stipend money- but I don't go out drinking every night or buying fancy clothes regularly, and cooking at home saves you money (as well as being healthier than eating out).
So really, it's all about spending your money intelligently; even if you have a load of money you can burn through it if you're spending like a dumbass. If you're not going around dropping cash on all this other stuff, it's easy to spend more on your hobbies, and if you can get stuff secondhand, that's even better.
I think 2015's toy budget for me was about $500, but only if you count the amiibos and other video game shit. Just action figures cuts it down to like 120 and that's because I bought a single LEGO set.
I spent more on my computer last year, which is arguably a /v/ or /co/ thing.
Yeah, i definitely think /tg/ spends way more money than /toy/... at least, those who are into modeling.
Poorfag here, I just make bad decisions. But, at least it's not to the point that I have nototoing to eat for a month because of a toy, I just don't save any money up and I don't spend on other hobbies (I just pirate vidya and movies). If something bad happened I'd be massively fucked. Even so I have a pretty small collection and I mostly browse because I like admiring other people's collections and imagining if I had money to get all the nice stands and shit to put figures on.
Could also be the frequency we buy the stuff making it seem like there is just a lot more money going around.
/o/ and /k/ don't just buy constantly and have to have every details known before committing. (Unless they are rich)
>my entire gunpla collection can't even buy a car door
>/k/ don't just buy constantly
ever heard of bullets? they go through cases like water and are always complaining that .22 clips are as rare as Boba Fetts
gas, tires, parts, general maintenance
guns, more guns, accessories, bullets
/o/ and /k/ buy constantly. we just have less to show for the money spent, since it's on consumable goods.
I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket, but I wonder what I should spend my money on. I wonder if I could find like a personal assistant who's good with retards like me. I need to get my shit together. I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know where I am. I need to invest in skills and tools and infrastructure. ... and social networking, says the shut-in.
>not personal digital assistant
>personal digital assisant
>not personal analog assistant
Aren't warhammer and toys pretty much the same thing? Except for one you have some rules on how to play with them.
A thing that really surprises me is how many of the posters here know /k/ and /o/ spend as much or much more money than /toy/ because they cross board. If we take that into consideration, /toy/ may not be the wealthiest board, but man, there're plenty of rich guys hanging around,
I've never seen anything like this posted on 4chan. I'm not even religious, but I respect you for having the balls to say that here.
/o/ is full of poor bus riders. Those that do drive, a drive absolute shitboxes. /toy/ is full of neet manchildren.
These are generalisations of course but I'd say average income is highest in /fa/, MAYBE /g/.
>a bunch of /soc/-tier teenager neets having the highest average income.
Figuarts don't cost that much. Non-exclusives go for about $25-$34.
You're right, income was the wrong word. Most of the people I've talked to who have money on /fa/ got it from their parents. They aren't even ashamed to admit it. But they do have money, or at least act like they do. Lots of people on /k/ have guns and those are nuts expensive. Relative to toys anyway.
>there're plenty of rich guys hanging around
What trailer park do you live in?
No one on this board, /k/, nor /o/ that have shown that they're rich.
There aren't even a few upper middleclass fags, so most of the people you think are rich are just middle class spending a lot of dosh on things they can barely afford.
Not even going to count the fags whose parents are upper middle class or actually rich, because those kids barely get any money and don't have the space in their bedrooms to show anything high class.
The good thing about a collection is you just keep adding to it. I spend about $200 a month on collectables. And over the years I've gotten a lot of shit. I have a shitty job that pays the bills. As long as I keep it $100 or $200 a month or so it doesn't kill me and it's a stupid fun thing to do. Definitely not rich. Also /p/ can be a very expensive board I own some photo gear camera shits not cheap at all.