When I decided in 2010 that collecting anime was going to be one of my hobbies, I definitely wanted to keep track of what I was spending and where I was spending it, as I didn't want to overreach myself. So starting in 2011 I have kept charts. I suppose a lot of people do this, and it may not be a much interest to anyone (other than myself) but I figured I would share them here.

There was a definite burst in January of this year, as I started buying Bandai like it was going out of style (because it was... errm going out of style). I managed to trim back a little this year as opposed to the last, mainly as I had to avoid the Right Stuf christmas sale due to financial issues.

The positive credit in January was from Buy.com after callling and complaining, as the package they sent was literally kicked open and the disks were damaged... they should have done a full refund, but no matter. No business for them in the future.


January - February 2011

213.4 (right stuf)
215.96 (amazon)
24.43 (ebay)

total 453.79

march - april

152.93 (right stuf)
56.21 (amazon)

total 209.14

May - June

91.47 (right stuf)
102.5 (amazon)
35.99 (fye)
~80 (anime convention)

total ~309.96

July - August

54.9 (amazon)
35.98 (fye)
20.0 (disney store)

total 90.88

september - october

101.97 (right stuf)
80.1 (amazon)
21.66 (fye)

total 203.73

November - December

343.72 (right stuf)
39.98 (fry's)
93.96 (racs)
69.42 (deepdiscount)
79.18 (amazon)
64.90 (animeigo)

total 557.2 (shipped)
671.01


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yearlong
rightstuf: 903.49
amazon: 588.85
racs: 93.96
fye: 93.63
convention: ~80
deep discount: 69.42
animeigo: 64.90
ebay: 24.43
disney: 20.0


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1938.68
161.56/month
5.31/day

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2012

Jan/ Feb 2012

107.00 (Buy.com)
16.87 (DeepDiscount)
108.89 (Amazon)
106.82 (Amazon.jp)
297.35 (ebay)
151.93 (right stuf)
48.00 (megacon)

total
836.86
9.99+
March/ Apr 2012

122.68 (amazon)
9.99 (deep discount)
55.99 (NISA)
304.59 (right stuf)

493.25

ytd 1330.11

May/ June 2012
81.97 (right stuf)
27.29 (dvdplanet)
21.39 (best buy)
19.99 (ebay)

150.64

ytd
1480.75

July / August

49.35 (right stuf)
50.99 (NISA)

ytd 1581.09

Sep / October

95.97 (right stuf)
14.85 (amazon)
3,929 yen ($45) (hobby search)

ytd 1736.91

nov / dec

28.74 (deepdiscount)




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total for year

1765.65
147.14 /month
4.84 / day

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yearlong
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Right Stuf: 683.81
eBay: 317.34
Amazon: 246.42
Buy.com: 107
NISA: 106.98
Amazon.jp: 106.82
DeepDiscount: 55.6
Megacon: 48
HobbySearch: 45
DVDPlanet: 27.29
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