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Komentarze The art of buying figures second hand

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  • Its to see someone also in high school collecting figures! About half of my collection is pre-owned prize figures (My parents like that they look good and are cheap) But I have about 10 scales... I have a part time job 5 days a week for this hobby.
    9 mies. temu
    I started off buying only pre-owned years ago. Even if you've got the money to buy everything new it's still smart to go pre-owned sometimes. Let's face it, with the rising prices reaching critical mass, it's not exactly smart to buy EVERYTHING new right when they're not even worth the bloated costs now in terms of material and labor costs. There's also the benefit of having the piece of merch inspected, which is a god send when you're trying to buy something from a manufacturer with spotty quality.

    I may have started out with pre-owned because I didn't have much of an income back then, but even now with disposable income I still go pre-owned whenever possible. I've saved THOUSANDS in the past couple of years since the price hikes, plus I feel like I'm actually getting the products for the price they should have been all along. Items that rose in price on the aftermarket not included.
    10 mies. temu
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    I prefer preowned b/c they've been inspected and priced accordingly. Esp if the manufacturer is questionable. It pisses me off when I get a defective item after buying brand new! Man, at this rate I might get pregnant!
    10 mies. temu
    Aftermarket prices have been weird the past year or so, so I've been PO-ing more than usual, but still only stuff I really, really want. Aside from that, I counted and 31 out of 46 of my scales are pre-owned, and all five of my nendos are--pretty much all of them are either from Solaris or MFC users.

    I don't think there's really a stigma attached to second-hand figures, nor should there be. Especially when it comes to figures that are a couple of years old, it doesn't make sense to spend extra money when I'm just going to take it out of the box anyway. Plus, I dunno, there's some element of community to it, especially when you're talking to an MFC user who wants to "rehome" a figure. Like sure, you care about these things because they're expensive, but also because somebody really cared for them and now it's your turn. I think that's nice.
    10 mies. temu
    Buying pre-owned is my go-to method. Like you, I also started in high school, and even though figures were a lot cheaper back then, I couldn't afford new. Even though now I have a good income, I still mainly collect pre-owned because I don't see any benefit to pre-ordering unless I feel the figure will be hard to find later or I don't feel like tracking it down. I find pre-owned figures are usually in very good condition, and the joy of finding a great deal or winning a bid war on Yahoo Auctions is euphoric.
    10 mies. temu
    if i gonna buy 2nd hand waifu the first site i looked up either:
    mandarake, amiami, or yahoo auction.
    because usually you got good condition waifu with reasonable prize. if i didnt find it, usually search in local store/communities so i could see the real condition of waifu. why i put japan site on priority? simple. their standard rate for waifu condition is way beter than local store here
    10 mies. temu
    Yup, buying preowned figures is a good way to safe money and acquire figures that have been released. I think having a basic skill to fix things up or do some touchups is nice if you are on this route. I learned the basic of painting figures from Jin Saotome's tutorial, I find that really informative and recommend it to everyone. After knowing the techniques, it's only a matter of following the original painter's scheme.
    10 mies. temu
    When first started I bought new from a few US vendors. Thanks to the worldwide audience that is MFC I learned there was better opportunity buying direct from Japan, eliminate the mainland middleman, get stuff 2 months sooner, gag at the shipping rates. With AmiAmi I discovered pre-own: cool stuff, reasonable price. And upon receipt quickly learned pre-own items were as good as "new". Part of my collection in my early years was playing catch up on franchises I watched which had to be via Pre-Own, no way would I find it laying around new unless it was a contrived warehouse find of old stock.

    AmiAmi pre-own is also good for analyzing what to ask for a saleable figure. There or eBay sold prices brought usually give me a reasonable baseline determinant.
    10 mies. temu
    I was really into buying pre-owned figures when I first started collecting, but in recent years I've shifted to pre-ordering and buying new figures more often (probably in part due to my fear of aftermarket craziness). I think it really depends on when you start collecting; the later you enter the hobby, the more likely it is that there will be figures that you want in pre-owned sections at reasonable prices, simply due to the greater selection available. The longer you're in the hobby, the more likely it is that you've purchased most (if not all) of the figures you really wanted that have already been released and begin to focus instead on new releases.
    10 mies. temu
    I buy pre owned figures , as long they are sealed not opened . I don’t mind box damage with reduced price .
    10 mies. temu
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