Have you made a TF purchase and you know you shouldn't?"

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  1. Waverider

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    I was at Target today and I saw ROTF leader Jetfire. He's rare site on the shelves where I lived and selling for $35. Naturally I snagged him. Then I glanced at the Animated section and there they where. TFA voyager Skywarp and Shockwave. These two eluded me for months. I have never saw them on the shelves, so I grab these 2 and put them in my basket. I'm going on vacation in 3 weeks and I want to save as much money as possible. So for about 30 minutes I was debating between Jetfire or get both TFA voyagers. I ended up leaving Target with all three. Now I have this sinking feeling that I shouldn't have bought all 3. I'm not broke, but I'm just second guessing the decision I made.

    Anybody had the same experience?
     
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    every time
     
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    I have never bought a TF purchase (as in, do you pay to watch a kid buy a TF? That sounds sick to me, pal) but i have regretted buying one or two.

    Currently, it is the Ice Cream Truck Twins. They are cute and all, but the headache i have with it in alt mode will make me have a stroke soon.

    But in yer case, I think i'd be celebrating a Haul instead of Monday Morning Quarterbacking the purchase.
    High Five for YOU!
     
  5. grimlock1972

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    yup i have but i get over it as soon as i open them up
     
  6. Waverider

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    Sorry about the bad grammar on the thread title. I changed my mind on the title midway and forgot to prof read. I sent a request to have the title corrected.
     
  7. Echnalaid

    Echnalaid Watermelons?

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    I knew I shouldn't have bought Henkei Starscream at NYAF with my food money for the day.
    Then I figured, I can get food anytime. Starscream won't be there for long.
     
  8. Hyperoptic

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    The feeling is temporary... unless it's a movie toy :p 
     
  9. kajobaldisimo

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    i have ONLY 2 options when i see a tf on the shelf or on ebay:
    1. get it and enjoy the hell out of it.
    2. leave it and never think about it.
    'regrets' takes the fun out of this hobby so i take it out of the equation.
    also, when i buy a tf, i focus more on the thought of 'another tf gained' rather than 'more money squandered.' kind of a 'half empty, half full' thing. :) 
     
  10. Tm Tarantulas

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    i think u and i should be best friends
     
  11. Razerwire

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    Every single 6" Titanium and SWTF minus the Darth Vader Death Star.
     
  12. Waverider

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    I'm not doubting on buying the figures. I'm doubting on spending the money that I was suppose to save for something else. :drunk 
     
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    Yeah. I should've saved that money from the Titaniums and SWTF for Macross stuff.
     
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    Happens to me all the time....but I have never been good with saving money. I see something I want, I go for it.
     
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    I know exactly what you're feeling right now. It's almost like a guilty feeling cuz you know that you need money for something else, but the plastic crack is just too tempting to pass up.
     
  16. firehawc_69

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    Choice-wise: Universe Heavy Load. I don't care about the money I spent, it's just a garbage toy.

    Money-wise: Nah...and I just hit send on a $1,100 Pile of Loot from BBTS
     
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    some Marvel Crossovers and those last-min bids on some eBay TFs. :( 
     
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    I have plenty of times. Not because the toy sucked but because of finacial situations.
     
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    Most Titanium and Armada figures. And a few Beast Machines figures.
     
  20. Waverider

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    OK I got over it after opening Jetfire with the 5 year old. It feels good that the little one enjoy the toys more than you. Oh and I picked up a HA Skids today with no regret. Now I'm debating on purchasing the Universe ultras that is on sale at TRU.
     

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