Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Xaddion, Mar 21, 2010.
Do you usually go to the store knowing which one you'll buy?
Most of the time yes, however sometimes I just go with money and buy stuff that's out there
with only movie stuff on the shelves, 100% but with other lines, there are some impulse buys
Most are planned or secured online. I recently found Animated Shockwave and some legends that were total impulse, though.
All now. I used to buy impulsively (sp?), but discovered that I regretted almost every one of those purchases. I keep a list of both online and upcomming retail stuff that I want and don't really get anything that isn't on the list. Just been burned too many times on impulse buys.
Every payday I make a trip to the toy isle and see what is out there. I usually know what is out at the moment, but I don't go to the store looking for that specific figure unless it's something hard to find like TFA Arcee.
So, I guess that's an impulse buy?
I plan my buys, but buy what I plan impulsively, if that makes sense?
Meaning I don't exactly hunt down things most of the time, I just know what I want and if I happen to come across one of said wants I will buy it most of the time.
I know what I want in advance through research. If I see stuff I want at the stores that I shop I will buy it. The imports are usually purchased from online retailers or conventions. I don't really buy on impulse without any research on the item. The last time I did a blind impulse buy was TFA Rescue Ratchet. It was not a total bad purchase. At least my son enjoyed it.
I am always so behind that if i got $10 here and there i'll go to wal-mart and spend 10 minutes deciding who to get, rarely do i know who i am grabbing right then and there, like with ROTF dirge
99% premeditated....im on a hunt usually, not a fishing expedition
Unfortunately, most of my purchases are not pre-meditated.
Sometimes, that's not such a bad thing. ROTF Defender Optimus Prime was a recent impulse purchase that I'm actually very happy with.
Unfortunately, there aren't nearly that many good impulse purchases for me...
The majority of mine are planned, I go to the store hoping to find a specific figure or figures. But, I end up with a lot of impulse buys too... if I don't find the figure I want, I get pouty and buy something just cos I don't wanna leave empty-handed. And even when I do find the figure I want, I often have a strong urge to grab everything around it.
My online purchases are sort of a mix between planned and impulse... I mean, if I make a big list in the Junkion of figures I wanna buy, then obviously I planned the list... but my decision on when to post the list is pretty much an impulse.
quite a few but as the saying goes "The best Laid plans and mice and men sometimes go awry" I sometimes have to fly by the seat of my pants and decide right there in the store.
went to TRU today to get the shanghai showdown set...got legends tanker since TRU was doing a buy one get one 50% off today....
all my crimes are premeditated.
i am talking out loud again?
i get my information from here and plan ahead for what i want.
impulse buys come later, during droughts (of new releases) or a great clearance price, like $20 for TFA Leader figs.
As of recent times I plan my purchases ahead of time so that I can set aside the money for those I want. But before my layoff I was more of an impulse buyer.
These days, About 95% of my acquisitions are definitely pre-meditated (No more pointless purchases for me ). By being alot more picky (& by clearing off previously pointlessly-bought figures), I've trimmed down my collection to 480-odd. Yeah, for me it's definitely quality over quantity.
I used to make a lot more impulse purchases, but now almost 100% of the figures I buy are pre-meditated purchases.
The closest I ever come to impulse buys are characters I was on the fence about but leaning away from (like the ice cream twins). But when I see them and there are almost none on the shelf I buy it as a just in case (and then of course end up opening it).
I but stuff in the store now and then for fun, but almost all of my favorites are Japanese figures i had to order online. So I'm pretty sparing in what I buy in store, knowing it very well may end up in the basement before long.
Almost all off my purchases are. I am very, very stricted on what TF's I get. Once a blue moon there will be an impulse buy.
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