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20 Apr 2017 10:49 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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04 Nov 2017 7:32 a.m. PST
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Tango0120 Apr 2017 9:25 p.m. PST

Have you the dilemma of buying somethin you'll probably never use because it's really amazing looking…not even taking into account its cost?

a) Never

b) Sometimes.

c) Many more times than I would like

d) All time… I became worry about it!…


GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member20 Apr 2017 10:28 p.m. PST

I buy lots of things I'll probably never use but I do look at the cost so e)

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 2:44 a.m. PST

B…I usually end up regretting the purchase when I sell it for a loss.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 4:01 a.m. PST

Garrison's right; you always are at least aware of the cost. How else do you pay the man?

But yes, of course I've bought stray figures, terrain pieces and one or two small armies I knew were a mistake when I did them.

Cosmic Reset Inactive Member21 Apr 2017 4:45 a.m. PST

A. Never. I've never really been an impulse buyer.

Private Matter21 Apr 2017 5:02 a.m. PST

D, mostly assuredly D

jdpintex21 Apr 2017 5:25 a.m. PST


Timmo uk21 Apr 2017 5:50 a.m. PST


Son of MOOG21 Apr 2017 6:02 a.m. PST


daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Apr 2017 7:06 a.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 7:09 a.m. PST


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 7:13 a.m. PST


bsrlee21 Apr 2017 7:45 a.m. PST


rmaker21 Apr 2017 9:38 a.m. PST


Vigilant21 Apr 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

I refuse to answer on the grounds I might incriminate myself!

Tango0121 Apr 2017 11:04 a.m. PST



foxweasel21 Apr 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

C. If something is worth doing, it's worth doing to excess.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 8:37 p.m. PST

Never but then I am notoriously frugal.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 10:34 p.m. PST

"B…I usually end up regretting the purchase when I sell it for a loss."
You _sell_ your purchases???? You are not of the body---BLASPHEMER!

huron72522 Apr 2017 5:24 a.m. PST


Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

C. In my case, this often extends beyond this hobby.frown


Oberlindes Sol LIC22 Apr 2017 10:57 a.m. PST

I always take cost into account.

My impulse acquisitions are more in the nature of, "that's a really nice random object … someday I'll turn it into a piece of terrain/building/spaceship."

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Apr 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

B, Sometimes. I don't know if I'll ever play the "Cthulhu Wars" boardgame -- but the game just looked so massive and cool, and I was worried that if I didn't buy it a few years ago when it was new and sort of discounted on Amazon, I'd never be able to find or afford it in the future. (At least I can probably sell it now for more than I paid for it then.) Sometimes I'm glad I moved early despite the cost, e.g. the Axis & Allies 50th Anniversary Edition, which went OP quickly and is today a hugely expensive rarity to obtain. But then I remember, will I ever really play some of the pricey old SPI games I bought in the past year? With hardly any old school wargame opponents? Sigh.

Great War Ace Inactive Member23 Apr 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

I'd say "A". Not that I have never, ever bought impulsively because of a case of "Oo! Shiney!", but because it has been so long that I have no memory of a case, time and place, when it happened. I only buy stuff that I will use; usually right away. Right now, I have everything I need, or even want, so I haven't bought anything new in figures for years. Well, one exception: I have fairly recently purchased some ruined buildings, and I am always on the lookout for more ruins. But I only want prepainted stuff……….

Weasel23 Apr 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

The list of things I WANT is an awful lot bigger than the list of things I OUGHT to buy :-)

UshCha24 Apr 2017 3:18 a.m. PST

A – not a modller so only want stuff to play.

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