Anyone else hate being asked how much their purchases cost?
I used to live with 3 guys in an apartment, and whenever I got a new toy I would always get asked by at least one of them "how much did that cost?" And for some reason it bugs me. I have no idea what about it irks me. I'm also a tech enthusiast so the same questions come up there too, whenever I get a new device.
I've moved out of there and live with my girlfriend (who is supportive of my interests, thinks my collection is cool) now but I still occasionally run into the same issue when talking with friends or family. I feel like my hobby is under fire every time, despite the fact that my income more than covers my lifestyle and savings, toy purchases included.
Its kind of dumb, but anyone else ever feel like this?
Unrelated picture, just what I had saved on my phone.
I dunno, I guess to clarify, what bothers me is when people criticize money spent on hobbies. Being asked how much you spent on your hobby when you are just excited about what you spent the money on is annoying.
For me, someone jumping straight to asking me about how much my possessions cost is weird and reduces things that make me happy into price tags sitting on a shelf.
Just tell her you like those things more than you like eating out. Suggest that she buy if she wants to that badly. If you mean hit in a violent way and aren't joking , then you should probably get your temper checked out. If it's just joking then carry on and I understand your pain. I just wanna spend money on stuff that will keep being enjoyed, not food that will be gone in an hour.
I can see where you're coming from, OP. I imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and you asked your ex-flatmates constantly about the price of their new Nike Air Fuccbois, booze, smartphones, etc they'd get pretty annoyed in turn.
Tbh they'd probably be super excited to tell you how much they pissed away on name brand bullshit like that. Telling someone how you spent $800 on a phone is a bragging right to people like that because a phone isn't 'worthless' like a toy is to them.
I deal with this shit all the time in regards to my bjd collection.
Eh. I'm a master in the art of not giving a fuck about other people's opinions. They don't value the same things I do? Oh well, fuck 'em. Toys fulfill me, & nobody's gonna change that or make me feel less of a man for it. Some people buy expensive shoes or video games, others get toys. Some like to look flashy, some like to interact, others like to have something on the shelf that provokes happiness on sight. If they don't get that, it's their problem. In five or ten years, between weeb otaku shit & Bazinga! culture, it probably won't even be a thing anymore.
This only bothers me if my wife asks it, which she almost never does, because I know she had something else in mind for any spending money
But since I pay the mortgage I don't think she ultimately cares
well I just spent over $200 buying these 2. Call me absolute nuts.
I bought them because they are expected to be released worldwide later this month and I am cautious of them becoming "rare" later on.
Sell them now.
My dad and uncle speculated on star wars toys. It does not pay unless you sell them immediately when the hype for them is high. EVERYTHING devalues except for very few exceptionally rare pieces, and general release figures of the main protagonists will never be those rare pieces.
Move them now or you are an idiot.
Oh Jesus now my thread is about fucking Star Wars. I like star wars too but like half the board is star wars right now
Yeah I have a similar situation, I make way more money than my girlfriend and pay more of the rent and take us out to dinner a lot, so its not like she is about to judge me.
I do custom stuff and make a lot of money doing it, and used to have people give me a lot of shit for buying a $45 figure. I'd try to explain that when I'm done that $45 figure will make me several hundred dollars easy, doesn't matter. Spent $45 on plastic. FOR SHAME.
I'm Canofbeams. I make this stuff.
Late January/Early February, but it will probably be fairly limited unless people want to wait until april, I'm going to be in Tokyo for half of March. If you were looking for kamehamehas I'm just gonna start making them regularly and selling stock as it builds up. So, those will be much more available, special beam cannons will possibly go the same route.
An atomic breath piece would be about $19, 24.50 with a stand.
I found this info on the site. If you know what it means:
You'll often find we sell some products loose and carded. This is because of the feedback we received from you! Many of you are keen to keep costs low and a lot of fans who were ‘openers’ wanted the option to save on postage. Many of you also wanted mint, unpunched carded figures, hence why we sell those also.
I never get asked that about my toys, but in general I resent being asked how much I spent on something. I have a relative who does that a lot when I mention getting work done on my car or whatever.
>How much did you spend on that, if I may ask?
No, you may not ask. It's none of your business.
People don't really understand the time that it takes to make something and just bitch about stupid stuff. I know a number of creators in Second Life who get fucking death threats over a virtual pair of shoes that cost .50 cents.
I don't asked about individual pieces as much as I'm asked how much I've spent on the whole collection which leads to the inevitable "how much is it all worth now?" questioning which I try to downplay & say thats its not worth very much since it's all out of the packaging. They always seem to think that my collection is a retirement investment & I have to correct them and say that its just for fun.
I follow you on FB, you do great work dude!
It depends really why they are asking it.
1)Do they give a fuck about your hobby at all?
2)They might be interested and just asking how much the average price of these toys are these days.
>b-but they could've just google it
its called starting a conversation you autist.
3)Are you one of those cunts who owe people money and never return it to them while asking favours all the time?
Also noone likes a selfish cunt who just buy shit for themselves while sharing an apartment.
Thats just how it is.
>noone likes a selfish cunt
Which is why nobody likes you?
We were students, and I ordered pizza for us and stuff from time to time, I dunno, it wasn't like we hung out all the time and were bffs. I never really talked about my collection, I just kinda had them
Typically when someone constantly asks you shit like "how much did that cost" whenever you get something new it's because they don't approve of it or they're judging you for it so it's pretty reasonable to consider it an obnoxious, annoying thing.
I'm not doing spirit bombs because they would be unreasonably large and time consuming. I'll take the time to resculpt and mold a new base for a destructo disk before I approach the spirit bomb.
Galick guns are the same as kamehamehas, it's all the same, so they'll be in the same pool as them as just getting made regularly.
kk. I made all the effects on this denial gundam.
Also planning out some GL constructs.
I know it's probably not the smartest thing for you seeing as we are probably a good percentage of your customers, but have you ever considered making guides to do stuff similar to yours?
How about the low level spirit bomb, then? It could also be Yellow, to be the Spirit Ball for Yamcha and Krillin.
I like telling people how much I spend on my shit and not giving a fuck to what they say afterwards cause I can always tell them they waste their money on vape or some other shit that is intangible after a single use.