Makoto Shinsengumi

Stumped about a wishlist...
last modified: Sunday, July 15, 2007 (1:55:41 AM)
I think I'm going to have a heart attack. On one hand I absolutely must have this cel on another... It's not really practical to "have" it, but heck who said cel collecting was practical? Okay the problem is if I do this, I'm breaking my price barrier and to be quite honest anytime I approach this barrier I know that it's good sense to back away from buying or trading or whatever... This also probably explains why I always lose on auctions... Usually there are no cels that really makes me want to ever break this pact but I also know that I will never ever ever have another chance with this particular cel or seller ever again. I have tried many times and finally they said yes but with steep consequences. Oh don't get me wrong, I can afford this cel... It's just that I think even if you can afford it, should you really buy it or trade for it? I've been trying to get this wishlist for such a long time, a year to be exact, it is so embarassing for me already. LOL. what do I do? Do I make an exception this time? Do I walk away, when it's so obvious I will regret it? I'm not really sure why I'm so torn about it... It's a cel that is an absolute must for my collection. You know there are some cels that you have second chances with, this one I do not... what do I do? I'm sure some of you have had this same dilemma before... Throw me a bone please.
BoneSunday, July 15, 2007 - 6:12:12 AM

Second chance?
DO IT! ^^
I still love my priciest piece, and I KNOW I was insane to spend that much! O_o

You may always be torn about it, but at least you can be torn up about it WITH it! ~_^ heh heh heh
And heck, if you ever change your mind, it sounds like you''d have a willing buyer. (the seller)

re: Stumped about a wishlist...Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 9:37:03 AM

i bought mine then went on all look no buy on cels for over a year it was that good but then i went oh my god what did i just do

re: Stumped about a wishlist...Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 12:48:56 PM

If you can afford to purchase it, buy it. At least if you buy the piece and find that you can''t live with the guilt of spending so much money, you can always sell it.

re: Stumped about a wishlist...Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 4:09:32 PM

I would go for it. Heck, there are cels I''m still pining over, even a year or so after I let them go because I wasn''t willing to spend the money.

re: Stumped about a wishlist...Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 9:54:20 PM

Thanks all for your responses. I must admit I''m surprised at the response. :) I mean I''ve asked other people too and they pretty much said the same thing. See the thing is if it was just a matter of cash, I think it would be easier... But I''m totally freaked out that I -want- to shell out for it... and yet I''m also freaked out something might go wrong, oh the person I''m dealing with I''ve dealt with before so no problem there but there''s always outside factors aka customs, mail getting lost, etc. So that''s part of my paranoia too aside from the paranoia of what if I spend now and it becomes easier to spend later...

re: Stumped about a wishlist...Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 10:11:51 PM

I agree with the others. You should buy the cel. It is very obvious you will regret it bitterly if you do not. I can understand being nervous about breaking the spending limit you have set for yourself, but there are times when doing so might be necessary. (Using the term "necessary" rather loosely here, since we all know cels aren''t necessities, no matter what our fangirl hearts tell us. ^.~) It doesn''t mean that it''ll be just as easy to spend that amount the next time. I think you will be able to get this cel, which is obviously a huge wishlist for you ... not to mention that you''ve been trying for it for such a long time ... and, after, go back to your set limit. No harm no foul, you know? Whatever you decide, good luck!

re: Stumped about a wishlist...Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 11:28:38 PM

If *you* were the person to initiate the transaction, it will make you look REALLY bad if you back out of it. Especially after a year.

Just think of it this way: if it is one of your ultimate wishlist cels, you''ll be happy you paid the extra $$$ for it. :)

re: Stumped about a wishlist...Monday, July 16, 2007 - 1:04:50 AM

LOL. Well I took the plunge... I hope things work out ok. I''m going to be a nervous wreck for the next week or two. I think it would be so much more simpler if paypal''ng (that''s not a word i know) money was the only object, our negotiations were rather complicated. Back and forth so many times, I think we''ve managed to come up with the most insane combinations or maybe I did... LOL... *cringes* Ack! Thanks all... Really appreciate your input. It''s funny coz everyone said yes and I''m the only one doubting, yet it''s -my- wish cel yes? Now that''s weird... ROFL.

re: Stumped about a wishlist...Monday, July 16, 2007 - 3:35:18 AM

Um for me, I''m so obsessed with my "perfect" cels that I don''t think twice about shelling out for them. I mean, who really needs stuff like new clothes right? Haha! I am just always terrified that the cel will go to someone who will never ever put it up for sale again. Although I sort of know what you mean about things "going wrong". I''ve never had a cel lost in the post (knock on wood, I''ve about 10 "in transit" as we speak!) but I am now terrified that my house will go on fire or the water tank will flood or something. Not for the damage it would do to the HOUSE, ''cause that''s insured!, but the damage it would do to the cels which are irreplacable.
So yes, long story short? If you can afford it, go for it. Better than living with regret, right?

re: Stumped about a wishlist...Monday, July 16, 2007 - 9:44:34 AM

Glad you took the plunge.I would have advised you to go for it...because if you were to spend a lot of $, you would be driven to earn it back..more so than if you hadn''t ;) Or you''d spend the money elsewhere anyway. The pleasure you get from your wishlist cel will make it all worthwhile. It''s ok if your financial situation currently is stable...if you were trying to make ends meet, than cel-buying is a no-no.

Use EMS and have it fully insured :) Do update us when you''ve it up on your gallery!