If TF Toys only depreciated would you still buy?

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If TF only depreciated....

  1. my buying wouldn't change

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  2. i wouldn't keep them MISB

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  3. I'd buy less

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  1. anotheran

    anotheran Old skooler

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    If the price of Transformer toys only went down or stayed the same (never above MSRP), would you still collect/buy them? For those of you who keep an extra in MSRP, would you still buy the extra one?

    For me, I'd wouldn't buy doubles and wouldn't leave some of them in MISB. I'd just open them all and play with them. 65% of my collection is open/loose right now
     
  2. Phoenix Blaze

    Phoenix Blaze Brain Waster

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    I never buy with a mind to sell, ever. Same goes for buying doubles and stuff. If I had a toy still on box I wouldn't suddenly open it. Sometimes having one or two in box is just nice for what it represents, a slice of the past.

    While it is nice to see toys I bought for retail now going for a lot more, seeing the opposite never bothers me and doesn't change my attitude.

    They're toys for making vroom vroom and bang bang noises with, nothing more.
     
  3. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Wouldn't change my collecting at all, I'm a loose collector not a MISB one, so it wouldn't not change my way of collecting in the least bit.
     
  4. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    Nothing would have changed or me in the slightest. Except i would have more of them, as Ramjet and Prime and Starscream wouldnt be so hard to find (wasnt collecting for the first 2, never saw Screamer) Gettig them on the internet would be easier if their prices went down.
     
  5. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    I don't do MISB and I don't buy transformers to sell on, they're child's playthings and this man child still does that from time to time.
     
  6. Xenomrph

    Xenomrph Mr. Fix-it

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  7. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    same here, I enjoy the toys and the stories
     
  8. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    If Transformers toys only went down in price, I'd be buying MORE of them. Who wouldn't love a MISB Fort Max for $20? :p 
     
  9. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Well, I don't think I could justify the prices I have had to pay to catch up.

    Also, paying 200 for plastic may be a bit much to justify. At least I know if I am ever out of work they may be able to take care of me.

    So I think I would have not caught up the way I did paying inflatted prices, and I may not buy ones over x amount of money. But I would have collected anyway.

    I freaking paid $75 for MP Grimlock and he was the one that started me on my collecting binge. I had no idea TF had come so far. I just don't know if I would have easily pulled the trigger on ROTF Bruticus with FP set for $175.
     
  10. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    Its all two cents worth of plastic bits and screws.
    Its worth nothin', especially if its in my collection.
     
  11. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    TBH, I actually look at them as art.
     
  12. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I just buy them because I like them. It's just an added bonus they are worth money to some people.
     
  13. Transbot90210

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    Don't most TFs depreciate in value?? Especially when you open them and toss away the box.

    I can say in all my 16 years of collecting I have never sold a figure from my collection.

    I don't buy to sell but it is good to know that if the proverbial shit ever hit the fan I could easily sell them for coin.
     
  14. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    I would still buy because i do not collect with intents on selling them.
     
  15. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I'd probably by more lol. I'd Take 1 Dinoking at a depreciated value please
     
  16. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    I have to agree with the majority here, and say that I would have more figures if their values depreciated, because I enjoy them for what they are. There have been times when I bought figures purely for resale, but generally this is to assist in distribution of them to others who want them. I'm the guy that sold Animated Ratchet figures to the UK fellows for what I paid - I didn't charge them a dime more.

    There are figures I buy knowing from the moment I open them that one day I will sell it; this does not mean I don't enjoy it while it has a place in my collection. There are also figures I purchase knowing I will never part with them under normal circumstances; those being my Headmasters, Masterforce, and Victory figures.

    I buy figures to enjoy them - but I happen to also enjoy selling them. Worry not, for I am no scalper. When I found three Dirge figures at Target I bought only one - for my collection - leaving the other two where they sat, all the while knowing I could have easily bought them and sold them for twice as much on eBay. I may be Native American, but I don't do the scalp thing.

    ~Z
     
  17. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    I don't buy for investment purposes. That's stupid.
     
  18. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hear hear! My thoughts exactly! I'd also like all of the exclusives from Botcon 2008 while I'm at it.

    Dude, if you're buying toys partly because they might be a backup investment in case you need money to live off of or intend to sell down the road for a big profit, you're in the WRONG hobby.
     
  19. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd probably buy a little bit less. (on rare occasions I've bought clearanced toys with an eye toward reselling), but no real difference otherwise.
     
  20. Nez Pierce

    Nez Pierce @evildanish

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    I occasionally buy extras, but my buying wouldn't change.
     

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