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I noticed today that it is exactly one year since I purchased the first set which dragged me back into LEGO. Being the accountant I am, I keep a spreadsheet of all sets I purchase including the price I paid, retail price, and approximate market value.
It was quite the shock when I saw that I had spent AUD$8,305 in 12 months. I feel better once I examine the detail, and overall I have saved AUD$4135 off RRP (33.2%). I know it is a lot of money, but I have a decent job, do not really have many other cash hungry hobbies, only spend what I can afford while trying to restrict impulse purchases and obviously I justify to my partner that it will only be worth more in the future. She doesn't seem to understand this each time I perform a show and tell when I get a new set.
I have quite a decent collection now and it has slowed down of late, but when I read about other members collections, how long they have been collecting, and the items/condition that they prefer I wonder how much they have spent over time.
So my questions are, what type of collection do you have, how much have you spent, over what period of time, and what how do you justify your spending?
Finally, I am only asking for people to respond who are comfortable to put this out there. If you do not want to disclose the info, please don't.
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