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I had money set aside for the new releases in July and September, but what with the cost of fuel going up, She Who Must Be Obeyed thought (and I agreed actually) that I should find a way to save on fuel costs for my work commute. So, I went out and bought a mountain bike. There went most of my £££ stockpile that I had been saving since December.
(Off topic i have been riding to work for about three weeks now, and i am happy to say
that it's quite fun really, and i'm sure ive lost about a pound or so by now.
The jeans are a little tight still, tho )
So anyone else having to re-allocate funds from our hobby to "real-life"? Anyone worried that a price increase will pretty much put a nail in the coffin for them?
Not a price rant thread, so please leave the rants at the door. Just trying to gauge how the economy is affecting you the gamer/hobbyist....
I AM BOOMER!
The economy is fine from my perspective, and has not impacted my purchases at all.
Working for a government contractor ftw. Recession proof.
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Frankly, I try not to buy anything new unless there's absolutely no chance of getting it any other way. The only stuff I used to buy new (on a pretty regular basis) were bits for conversions, but I can't do that now and that's a whole other story. And I'm now past getting new models just because they're new (it's only taken a few years but I'm most definitely over it now!) Unfortunately new doesn't automatically mean better (just look at the "new" Howling Banshees, Strkling Scorpions and Fire Dragons to see what I'm talking about).
On the second-hand issue, does anyone have any nicely painted Dark Eldar they would consider selling/trading to a new (smoke and pet-free) home???
(Second-hand Army Salesman, my boy) ~ Raven ~
Thankfully I don't drive, so fuel and driving costs don't effect me that much.
That said, bus tickets do and given my low wages at the minute I still don't have as much as I waould liket o be able to save money for the hobby at the minute. (Not that I don't have enough models anyway. )
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I'm a 2nd semester college student, getting his money from the good graces of his parents, but even I feel a bit from the economy (as in, my parents suffer, I suffer.)
But it's not really much, if anything it just means I have to try a bit harder to get more money from them, or work harder to get it, otherwise it's all good in the hood.
Oh wait, gas prices. That's killing me.
The gas prices, and the consequent hikes in food and every other item on the market, have impacted the budget a bit. I've mostly negated the impact though by driving less and saving on utilities (still haven't turned the AC on yet this summer, probably wont be able to hold out past the end of the month though).
In the end though my gaming budget is based off of a small percentage of my remaining disposable income so while it is less than before, it is still there and I simply take an extra month to save up the money to make purchases. Also I'm far more careful with what I buy and I've been proxying a whole lot more to make sure what I'm getting is something I really want.
The only honorable options left to we combatants is seppuku or semantics...which amount to the same thing really.
I used to dump 200.00 a pay or so into the hobby, just spending to spend.
I drive a SUV (Jeep) and the as thing in hawaii is at $4.70 USD right now.
With that, and me in mid-build of a 1 bedroom/1 bath addition to the house, PLUS trying to get the gaming store off the ground, my purchasing of warhammer or any gaming stuff has ground to a complete halt.
D&D 4th edition just came out, I want those books. The new 5th edition 40k is coming out, I want that.
But instead of dumping tons of money on crap i "want", i'v turned to saving so i can just get what I "NEED" without scraping together coins for food or gas.
The recession hasn't hit me, Nor the gas. But my life position, with whats going on around me has me rethinking that "BID" button.
Rome wasn't built in a day, Either should good scenery.
I've bought most of my stuff second hand from friends or ebay. Most of the stuff that I do buy new I get a discount on anyway for working at a game store. Getting stuff that way has bolstered my forces considerably. My frugality towards the hobby is no different that it is towards anything else though. I don't like to spend any more than I absolutely must.