I’ve got a few I’ve developed over the past few years: 1. Commanders are an instant preorder. They usually go fast. 2. Wait for sales on Titans and Wave 1 figures. I paid full price for the Ark and Metroplex, only to see them on deep discount in a month’s time. Never paying full price for Titans again. Same with Legacy Wave 1 Deluxes. 3. If a mold sucks, I won’t buy any repaints, even if it means leaving holes in my collection. A new paint deco isn’t going to change how crappy a mold is. 4. If I’m going to buy a figure, I have to have shelf space cleared ahead of time, otherwise there’s no point in me owning the figure for display purposes. 5. Keep track of PO’s, and if they’re not paid off when I place the PO, then have and keep the money needed at least 2 months in advance, as early releases are increasingly common.