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What's the longest you have gone without purchasing anything Lego-related?

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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    AllBrick said:
    Sometimes I think we all need to get a purchase, on life.
    Deep.
    AllBrickMaffyDTyresOFlahertySumoLegoBumblepantsGothamConstructionCo
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 306
    Before CMFs: A month or possibly two at most

    After CMFs: About a week?
    catwranglerTyresOFlaherty
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    It`s been 5 hours since my last purchase (NRG Green Dragon) from the local market.
    The previous one was ordered on friday and received yesterday (quinjet city chase).

    Wife`s jaw dropped when I arrived home with 20$ worth of groceries and 40$ worth of lego today.

    I`m helpless. :|
    Yodalicious77ncaachampsSumoLegosnowhitie
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    OK.. Last purchase was Sunday and today I received some free Lego and a Lego related item. 
    Technically not a purchase so it doesn't count.

    AllBrick - 2 days sober?
    sid3windr
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    @arathemis I think my wife would be happy if I arrived home with "only" EUR 40 worth of Lego. There's shops I'm not allowed to visit without my wife's supervision; fortunately this does not (yet?) include toy stores.
    Just tell her about about those crazy addicted people on Brickset and how you are very reasonable ;)

    (great choice on the NRG Green Dragon BTW!)
    AllBrickcatwrangler
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 340
    AllBrick said:
    AllBrick - 1 day sober.
    Oh man, if we're going by that, (checks Target purchase history—not Amazon anymore since they started charging sales tax in my state):

    Hi, my name is TyresOFlaherty and it has been 5 days since my last Lego purchase.

    (But it was 70909 Batcave Break-In for $30 off...how could I NOT?!?)
    AllBrickYodaliciousgmonkey76
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 340
    stlux said:
    Just tell her about about those crazy addicted people on Brickset and how you are very reasonable ;)
    The sad thing is that I am that crazy addicted person to the wife of a friend of mine; but that's good for him, because every time he wants to get a set, he says "Hey, at least I'm not as bad as TyresOFlaherty!*"

    (*name changed to protect the innocent. Or in this case, me.)
    AllBrickstlux
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 344
    Since coming out of my dark ages last February, I have gone a few weeks at a time without making a purchase. This January has been a problem, however (that'll get its own post at some point). 

    I didn't buy any LEGO today, but I did give a Best Offer on a set on Ebay. I guess if he doesn't reply, it will be one day and counting. 
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    edited January 2017
    I think a week at most, normally a mag or discounted set does it for me.

    Unfortunately I'm going to have to be REALLY restrictive in the next half year or so, in less than a day after receiving my January salary I've already splashed almost 70% of it, on a combination of credit card bill (mostly lego), clothes, my trip to Blockcon Sheffield, and a few things here or there. :(
    JonathanChauSeanTheCollector
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Wow. How Bricknation doesn't get robbed is beyond me. That's a hold up waiting to happen!

    Now, I wouldn't do that.
    It's not worth the plane ticket nor postage or baggage penalties. ;p
    AllBrick
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,577
    ^Just don't forget to shut your bed cover or it'll be raining sets your whole way home.

    I think I had a dream like that once upon a time...
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    edited January 2017
    Thanks for the support guys....I`ll definitely show the @bricknation `s car to my wife.

    I needed that photo more than ever...as today was browsing around some local online shops, and what do I see? A bunch of sets at 50%off. So now Destiny`s  Bounty, Morro Dragon and #76050 are on their way to me. As I said...Helpless.
    At least I have a photo of a "worse" guy to show to my wife. :D
    AllBrickstlux77ncaachamps
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    edited January 2017
    I`ll let my wife know....It`s either Lego hoarding or bombs/fireworks hoarding. I think she`ll start to see things my way. (Thanks for the photo)
    stluxTyresOFlahertyAllBrickGalactus
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,197
    Do you have to pay a plastic bag tax where you are? That's about a whole £1 worth of bags there! 
    catwrangler
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    edited January 2017
    bookmum said:
    Do you have to pay a plastic bag tax where you are? That's about a whole £1 worth of bags there! 
    It's 10-15 cents in California per plastic (read: biodegradable, re-usable) bag.

    I've been trained to bring a few cloth bags with me (and stocked in my car), as well as tuck a plastic bag in my jacket or cargo pant/short pocket just in case.

    Anything for the environment.

    Says the guy who buys plastic bricks. smdh
    AllBrick
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    Dark Ages: 20 years...Assuming #6705 was my last set in 1994 (technically bought by my parents when I was 9)...not counting #4128 (for Christmas of a year I do not recall)...and finally buying #60018 in early 2014 since I worked at a ready-mix concrete company and at that time the set was 50% off at Target (I fully regret not getting the other five or seven that were available!!!).

    Lately: About a week...As soon as I realize I need to stop spending money (especially during Christmas) and paying bills I stop, but then I go to Walmart and look at the Clearance section and it's over, which might be very often since I try to go visit most Walmart and Target stores within 30 minutes of my house at least twice a month or if possible once a week to check for items on sale and clearance. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,950
    edited January 2017
    ^Just don't forget to shut your bed cover or it'll be raining sets your whole way home.

    I think I had a dream like that once upon a time...
    The Sea Cow floats.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    Oooooh, I like that. "0 days since last mini-Dark Ages" sounds better than "0 days since I last caved in and had to feed my Lego addiction"!
    catwrangler77ncaachamps
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,361
    Sadly my resolve crumbled when some of the Nexo Knights sets my son wants for his birthday touched the 30% off mark on Amazon... Oh well, that really is it until the GoTG sets are out, honest :)
    SumoLegocatwrangler
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ I think you get a pass, because...technically...you were buying LEGO for gifting purposes. 
    SumoLegocatwrangler77ncaachampsMegtheCat
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,361
    Ha, not sure my wife will see it that way :) But i agree with the sentiment
    SumoLego
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 673
    I was able to last 5 days from getting my last Batman CMF, to a discounted Maze showing up on Amazon. After Bricks and Pieces comes back online I'm hoping to be done for awhile.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,877
    Due to the Meijer clearance sale, 0 days as well.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,838
    I was reading this thread feeling smug and proud of my restraint and then the Joker Lowrider went 30% off and I caved. 
    Legogramstluxgmonkey76josekalel
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,793
    I made it three days but then my Ebay auction ended and I won Mr. Good and Evil. Still, very happy to have him. :)
    77ncaachampssnowhitie
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    It's been 10 min. since I spent $35 on plastic containers to organize my extra pieces.
    catwranglerjosekalel
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,296
    11 days since last purchase, but it's definitely not my longest. unless the batman cmfs show up in stores soon, I could last until the 2 free batmen promo on [email protected]
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    Free posters and a few loose bits chucked into a charity shop purchase for free also.

    7 days sober on Sunday. 
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,542
    @Yodalicious - the title states Lego-related. :-) I'm not scott-free either as I bought a Really Useful Box two weeks ago, and I just know it's going to end up with Lego or instructions in it. 
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,298
    I did really well. Made it ten whole days from my last purchase. Promised myself I'd hold off on anything as January is expensive with both my 40+ year old VWs due services and MOTs, both escaped without major bills so celebrated with a BL cruise and some SW polybags. Whoops
    PeteM
  • PeteMPeteM Gallifrey (near Bristol)Member Posts: 403
    My wife has joked that we need a sign similar to the one above - "This house has been Lego purchase free for X days". The value of x would rarely be in double figures.

    I start every month with a firm belief that this will be the one where I'm dry, just for 30 days, but then someone posts another bargain in the Shopping UK section and I'm back off to the waggon... :)
    77ncaachamps
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,950
    MaffyD said:
    @Yodalicious - the title states Lego-related. :-) I'm not scott-free either as I bought a Really Useful Box two weeks ago, and I just know it's going to end up with Lego or instructions in it. 
    Just had an Akro-Mills organizer delivered today.  And Lego-trade items as well.
    Yodalicious
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Made it to day 10...

    ...then found Joker Battle Training. Bought 2. 
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    SumoLego said:
    Does 'rescuing' an incomplete set from eBay count?  

    I take them in, restore their missing parts and then set them free in the wild, or put them on display.

    Surely, that can't count as a purchase!?!  Despite paying money.  And then buying the missing parts on Bricklink... with money.
    If you're rescuing sets, then I must run a set hospital...
    YodaliciouscatwranglerSumoLegosid3windr
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    I will be one week sober next sunday. (hopefully) Ordered the batmobil from TLBM, yesterday at 30% off.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    It's been an hour since my last LEGO purchase. Picked up #70902 for my birthday. That's doesn't count right? 
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 673
    Reset the counter to zero. After 3 days since my last post, my will power evaporated when a discounted T-Rex Tracker (last one I need for the theme), Series 13 CMFs (still missing 3), and the Speed Champions #75899 LaFerrari all showed up. 

    Being an AFOL and having OCD is a terrible, terrible mix.
    gmonkey76stlux
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    The 99 cent only store Dimension sales are really putting a crimp on my sobering up.
    AllBrick
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    9 days sober today, payday is Friday though.

    I have made some trades on here and I will be using money to post the items, I have a feeling that is a lego related purchase.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,296
    still no 2017 releases at my local shop, so 15 days now
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Fauch said:
    still no 2017 releases at my local shop, so 15 days now
    I wonder what the hold up is...
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 340
    I bought a few TLBM polybags yesterday, so I figured I was ok for a little but....but then I just got notification that the Tartan Batman fig showed up in my mail today (part of that Amazon preorder)....

    Time to reset that counter. It has been 0 days since my last Lego purchase.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,398
    Reset to 0 after 3 days, thanks Obama [email protected] sales.
    arathemisBillyBricks84TyresOFlahertypharmjod
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 353
    ^ Same here....forget about being one week sober next sunday.
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