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I know I'm posting this at an ungodly early hour, but I'm going to the zoo today with my parents (I feel 5 again, but in a good way) so I'm up early.


I consider myself a decently savvy shopper, however sometimes the temptation to spend money gets me, and gets me hard.  Luckily for me I just had my grad party on the 12th, so I didn't wind up spending much of my own money.  Part of me thinks thats the only reason I spent so much, whereas the other part of me wonders if I would have bought it all regardless.

It started on Friday, when I walked into a Borders for the first time in a long time with a $35 gift card (well a $25 gift card and a $10 one) and walked out with the DC Enclycopedia.  I was originally intending to buy the Marvel one, but then I realized I am far more familiar with Marvel characters, so I picked up the DC one for now.  I'll get the Marvel one eventually.

Saturday was the real kicked.  My local comic book store had an invitation-only sale.  Everything in the store was 20% off, supplies and back issues were 30% off.  My inner woman came out at the word "sale" and I spent $130 when all was said and done.  Granted $120 of that was in gift cards, but still.  I picked up:

- Darkwing Duck 1
- Dark Wolverine 87
- New Avengers (Vol. 2) 1
- Avengers Academy 1
- Batman 700
- Age of Heroes 2
- Return of Bruce Wayne 2
- Deadpool 24

Then I moved on to the trades section, and picked up:
- Formerly Known as the Justice League
- Justice League International 1-3
- Blue Beetle - Shellshocked (aka Volume 1)

I also picked up bags because I ran out and box dividers.

I actually went to the sale immediately before a 3 hour road trip to a friends house in PA, mainly because I didn't want to miss this sale.

And if that isn't reason enough to show that I shouldn't be spending money...  Barnes and Noble was having a clearance on graphic novels the 22nd (it's still going on now, but a lot of the marvel titles are gone by now).  One of the comic book writers (Dan Slott, I think) mentioned it on twitter, and well... $34 later I'm waiting on the following titles:

- Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Volume 3: The Man Who Bought America
- Mighty Avengers, Volume 1: The Ultron Initiative
- Mighty Avengers, Volume 2: Venom Bomb
- The New Avengers, Volume 7: The Trust
- New Avengers, Volume 5: Civil War
- New Avengers, Volume 8: Secret Invasion, Book 1
- New Avengers, Volume 9: Secret Invasion, Book 2
- New Avengers: Illuminati
- Ultimates 2, Volume 1: Gods and Monsters
- The Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game: Guide to the Hulk and the Avengers

I tried to pick up Ultimates 1, Volume 1, but it sold out like immediately before I hit send.

So yeah, not spending a lot of money in a while.

Date: 2010-06-24 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The zoo! I'm kind of jealous. I've been trying to at least once a year for a while, which I'm glad for because last year they got a Red Panda :D So cute~

As for comics I don't know anything that wasn't in a movie or a 90's cartoon, lol. I might have to bone up for Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Date: 2010-06-25 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The zoo was awesome. I saw a red panda for you, Croi :)

Well did you like MvC 2?

Date: 2010-06-24 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YOU'RE GOING TO THE ZOO?!? I'm jealous! I hope you take pictures.

Date: 2010-06-25 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I did go to the zoo. It was awesome. And I did take pictures.

Date: 2010-06-24 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm really, really stingy when it comes to my money, but if someone has a sale on like, super nerdy things (AKA comic books, action figures, video games), I am in there like a dirty shirt *laugh*

The other day I bought $150 action figures because I couldn't resist... ;__;

So I know how you feel *laugh*

$10 for lunch?! Ah, I'll just go home and make something
$10 for a TBP edition of Spiderman?! HELLZ YAH!

Date: 2010-06-25 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol, I'm sort of the same way. I only go crazy splurgy on nerd things.

What sort of action figures??

Date: 2010-06-25 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They're action figures from Resident Evil- the $150 ones that is. It's by a Chinese company named Hot Toys, that are famous for their crazy detailed figures. They did stuff for Alien, Terminator, 300, Iron Man, etc.

They're very pricey, but really high quality figures so I don't feel TOO bad. Plus, they make them all for a limited time, so there is a good chance you can sell them down the road a few years later if you have to, and get a pretty good price for them! *laugh*

Date: 2010-06-26 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, nice. I've heard of them before.

Your inner collector is strong.


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