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(03-07-2012 07:04 AM)phillies816 Wrote: I've only been back collecting a couple of years now and my box buying got to the point that I was having trouble affording to pay for bills, clothes,...I didn't buy a single box from July-February as a result. I only came back because I am really limiting myself as to what boxes I am buying and how many of each. Getting my priorities straight and self control are how I am affording it.
(03-07-2012 07:04 AM)waynetalger Wrote: Pay bills first Then give her and you some spending cash. She gets the same amount you get. you cant complain where she spends the money and same goes for her. Then you have nothing to be ashamed about.
(03-07-2012 01:19 AM)ryancholden Wrote: So I continue to love to bust wax. I think I enjoy busting wax more than buying singles off the bay or marketplace. I don't do a ton, but enough that I'm spending $60 or so a month, and then easily another $50 in shipping charges with trades. I was warned by almost everyone when I got back in the hobby that it isn't cheap. $100/month isn't that big of a deal, but I just feel guilty as I know the wife isn't a big fan of this sort of spending.
So, how do you boys make this hobby more affordable? I know a lot of you seem to sell your stuff, but I'd be curious to know the details...For example, is it reasonable to sell cards to fund purchasing more wax (not talking big here....like $100/month), and to help take the edge off of shipping? Or is it unreasonable?
I fear I know the answer to this, but surely there are some creative souls that are making it work?
(03-07-2012 07:32 AM)0mattinglyalexander0 Wrote: I'm praying that Uggla starts off on fire this season. I'm going to unload what I have left. I'm going back to just collecting Bowman sets, Don Mattingly and UK alumni.