RAcast wrote:Midnight_Fox wrote:Autobot032 wrote:
Travel to and from the stores is costly. I speak from experience from countless searches that were fruitless and wasteful. I buy online, mostly, now. By the time I pay for gas and if I'm lucky to find what I'm looking for, I end up paying online prices anyway.
Not all of us count gas towards the price of our figures. I know I don't. I'm never just hunting for TFs, it's also a hunt for Halo Megabloks and certain GW metal figures since I refuse to buy the casting abortion that is Finecast.
And most of the time, I'm doing other things that tend to bring me near a store(there's a LOT of Targets, Walmarts, and game stores in the Springs) anyway, so again, not counting gas for it.
As well, for ME, the hunting is half the fun of collecting new figures. I can find pretty much ANY figure online, but I appreciate it more if I actually work for it.
Exactly. I mean, I typically go poking around when I run to Walmart for groceries. Depending on which mall I go to, there's either a Target and a few other assorted stores or a K-mart, TRU and a different handful of assorted stores.
It means I'm not wasting on gas, since I'm just doing what I was anyway, albeit with a few other stops that are just a few hundred yards away.
I do the same thing to but there are times when I have nothing to do and wanna go looking fot figures. I also collect dcuc and other small things but lately the stores have nothing and I feel like I'm just wasting gas and time. and for the $10 extra I could have ordered it online and had it already but I also like the thrill of finding a figure it's like a treasure hunt lol but it's very disappointing when you keep finding nothing at all. and I have 2 tru 6 walmarts and 4 targets within 15 minutes from my house oh and a Kmart not to mention khols,stop and shop,fye,Walgreens,cvs,dollar general,tj max and marshalls plus a couple comic shops and little toy stores that are way over priced like ebay lol and still nothing good. Maybe it's because I just have everything released lol