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Would you give it up?
last modified: Friday, November 07, 2008 (1:36:48 AM)
I just got the biggest opportunity in my cel collecting lifetime (or at least I think of it that way LOL)... Some of my biggest dream cels has been offered to me... I think I fell over the first time I heard... LOL... I'm still falling over actually. The problem is of course moolah... You know the thing that gets you stuff. :P

Of course if I save for half a year I can probably afford it... However that would make me feel a bit guilty... And the only way to assuage the guilt is to... you know... Sell stuff, those books you don't need, your prized figures, your dvds, your gadgets, your anime stuff, your current cel collection *gasp* (well maybe a good part of it). There is no doubt in my mind that I would be happy owning these group of dream cels. NO DOUBT. I have often wondered what it will take to get my hands on my dream cels... And now I know (which is both a curse and a blessing)... But would you do it if it meant selling a majority of your collection and then some? Would you also do it knowing you probably won't be buying anything else for a long period of time? Would you do it in this type of economy? Would you do it knowing you're probably the only one who would dare to pay the price?

Nothing is impossible... Just because we can doesn't mean we should... I'm torn but my heart is clear, my head is not. LOL.
re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 5:46:07 AM
HotIce

I seriously don''t know... part of me says yes, the other part of me says no. But... if it was ultimate, once in a lifetime wish/dream list... then yeah I probably would sell everything that wasn''t absolutely treasured by me.


re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 8:50:21 AM
Cordelia

That''s a tough one....I don''t know, I love my cels so it''s like giving up some babies to get an ultimate baby? I would prob sacrifice other things like clothes, bags, holidays or going to the hair-dresser etc

But if I had a chance to get ultimate dream cels then I would go for it :)


re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 9:42:26 AM
RatioKiller

You only live once... Do it! Money can be gained again... slowly... but golden oppertunites not so much.


re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 9:59:58 AM
magiktori

no ive had this come up cels do float around in collections if you have to spend that much money and give up alot of stuff maybe its the old person in me talking but shouldnt it be for something like i dont know a house


re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 2:34:00 PM
galexia

They are offering you multiple dream cels correct? I''d go for the one that ment the most to me out of that group. It will still be pricey, but that way you do not sacrifice as many of your current cels any everything else, yet you still walk away with something nice. :)


re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 4:09:46 PM
Leah

You''ll come across this dilemma in different guises throughout your life.
Not knowing anything about your dreamcels or what you can sell or would have to sell in order to make the money... I can only tell you what I have done: grab the opportunity. ^_^ ~~IF~~ it''s worth that much to you. You get to decide that all on your own. *ebil laugh*

But I like galexia''s idea of just going for the one most dear to you, that way you get an ultimate dream cel, but don''t have to go broke for half a year. ~_^ Best of both worlds!


re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 4:43:55 PM
momo

First congrats on the chance to fulfill a cel collectors dream! Now the important decision comes and what you need to do. If these are really the dream cels you claim they are, I’d recommend selling first all things you do not need but you know you can resell quickly. Then, I’d sell all of the cels in your current collection as well. Dream cels do not come by often so I’d amass the money as quickly as possible. Good luck and keep us posted. Cheers!


re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 5:31:19 PM
hajimenokizu

Yes they are dream cels to me scene-wise and rarity wise. Honestly I have been wanting each of them almost equally and unfortunately it''s an all or none deal. T_T

Thanks all. At the end of the day I guess I really do have to make a decision. I don''t think there''s a "time limit" (of course they can change their mind later on) maybe I can use that to my advantage.


re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 7:15:13 PM
moonrabitt

Well, I''m not you so I could not say.....It all depends on the price...I don''t care if my wish list shows up, if the thing is an insane amount of money, then oh well, I''m sure that I will see the shot again....You also have to think, that with the tough economy, it will be hard to sell some of your pieces....it''s messed up that it''s an all or none deal >_< But I hope that the person re-considers selling them individualy....Good luck ^_~


re: Would you give it up?Friday, November 07, 2008 - 8:32:49 PM
hajimenokizu

Hi there. Actually I don''t think I will see these shots again, you see they are A1-end shots. :) But yes the all or none is holding me back, aside from the price. At the very least at least I don''t think they''ll be going anywhere at the moment and I think I might be the only one insane enough to consider going for it. Still though I have practiced a lot of discipline with regards to acquiring my cels (even wishlist ones), those who have dealt with me knows this well. We shall see. :)


hmmm....Friday, November 07, 2008 - 10:18:16 PM
reithejelly

If they are offering you multiple cels, I would buy the one that means the most to you...then try and purchase the other ones slowly. After all, there is a decent chance that the economy will get WORSE. In which case, you don''t want to spend all your money on painted plastic. ^_^;


re: Would you give it up?Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 5:01:41 PM
kittens

This is tough and I know how it is. I think eventually if it makes you happy do it ^_^

If I were you I would not sell my cels because you cannot get so much return and I know I would regret it later....

If I were you it depends how much.... If it were more than $1K right now my hubby ganna kill me.....