Makoto Shinsengumi

last modified: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 (1:29:31 AM)
Well I finally sat down and figured out the prices for my collection. For me it was a rather scary number, scary because I still think it was a short time. How in the world did I manage to do that? Scary because I’ve never really spent that much on any hobby before… And scary because I’m now trying to seriously figure out how to go about this thing. LOL… One good thing I’ve noticed is much of what I’ve spent has gone to my “A” series, aka the series I am always looking for, will probably not easily sell (if at all). Provided they are the pricier series, still I think over two-thirds going there is a good sign. What I dislike about my main series though is that it’s harder to find cels for them and usually when they do come up, they are pricey for me. And I’m one of those people who like to have their fix in a more consistent basis (if that makes any sense). I go a tad insane when I don’t get to update……. *sigh* But I want to up my spending ratio in the A series which means less spending on other series. Not that I don’t love them but when I really think about it, an A series for me are those that I wouldn’t let go of easily.

Which brings to mind… that I had recently had my first cel sale. It went good but I found that letting go of cels in my gallery was quite a challenge. LOL. I do thank those who bought from me though. Thank you! And to one person I apologize for not hiding a certain series. Sorry for getting your hopes up. I apologize… Anyway I realized that I do not really like to cut into my collection… For the most part I want to keep it intact. That’s mainly the reason I closed the sale after half a day of placing an ad for it at Beta, RS and Animanga. I guess it is true what they say, you get fond of these things… Once it’s displayed in my gallery… Well I guess that makes one a collector yes? One is always looking to increase one’s collection… Not cut into it. Although I did it to help alleviate a cel purchase for an A series, I found out it wasn’t really the point. So back to saving to afford my other cel wants instead of using my current cels to get another (although much more) wanted cel. So… I guess I should add that this is not a for sale blog post. It is not at all. Just telling you my newfound scary adventures in this hobby.

Anyway... I hope to update soon. I'm waiting for a few things to come in. BTW does anyone like the new look? It took a while to change and of course the banner is made by my free banner maker safetygirl. Hehehe.
re: Scary...Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 1:45:49 AM

I completely understand especially about never again wanting to sell your cels to gain another. But rest assured the Ippo cels you sold me safe and very appreciated. :) I doubt I''ll ever put any of my cels up for offers/sale. The way I see it I didn''t go out of my way to purchase something to get rid of it down the road. I''ve become fond of all my cels so and I''d like to keep them close by. Anyway, I like the new look and it''s nice to see another Voltes V fan. That new harmony cel is a keeper.

Nice banner!Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 10:47:00 AM

I like the swirly leaves too. ^_^

Yeah, I hear ya on the cel sales. I don''t really want to delve into that again either. ^^;; It''s not fun. But it is a way to see just how attached you are to some cels.

re: Scary...Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 10:54:28 AM

Congrats on completing your first cel sale. But, I know just what you mean about hating to let go of anything in your gallery. I feel that very same way. When I first started, I would sell things here and there so that I felt like I could afford other things, but I quickly realized I just couldn''t keep on doing that. I felt awful each time something left my collection. Now, I just add and almost never sell anything. As a collector, I''ve never been happier. My wallet/bank account, on the other hand, has never been more despondent! *nervous laugh*

I love the new look! The swirly leaves are so nice and colorful, and I really like the new color scheme you added with it. And, the new banner is awesome!! Great job to both you and Safetygirl!

re: Scary...Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 12:43:47 PM

Hello X-man. I’m glad you will. You have an excellent Hajime no Ippo collection after all. I’m glad they went to you. Actually I’m quite glad the cels went to very nice collectors. Thanks for the compliment especially on Voltes V. Not so many people know it, it seems so I never know how those cels are doing nor where they can be found aside from auctions. LOL.

Leah – Swirly leaves! I’m trying to get back to my favorite season.. Fall. LOL… It’s too cold here. How attached… Hmmm… LOL… I have once thought of bringing my favorite cels to work and showing them to unsuspecting victims.

Tex-chan – Yep. I just had to see it for myself. To be honest I didn’t have to sell anything but I was feeling so GUILTY about spending so much on cels that when I saw another much wanted cel of mine, I thought to see if I would be like others who sell to get something else… Looks like I don’t particularly like selling so like you my wallet will feel the pain! YAY! Although I have traded that felt a bit different than selling. Weird ne?