Archive for 01/03/2012

Gaming on a budget

01/03/2012 6 comments

Like it or not our hobby is somewhat expensive.  We all like pointing fingers at those in the big corner offices in Nottingham but no matter which game you play it’s a cruelly inevitable fact that in this economy we all have less to spend on shiny things, especially when one has bills to pay and a car with a very pissy Machine Spirit (more of that in a later post).

Increasingly many of us are turning to eBay and other online resources (like this) to both buy and sell models.  While this approach is beneficial it still requires access to funds and increasingly these are far scarcer than we would like.

However I have a solution; please allow me to present my Hobby Tin!

Into this I put any coins I have which are £0.10 or less in value and since I started this in late November I’ve amassed just over £12.  My goal is to wait until the tin is completely full but already I have enough for a small something from any number of companies so if something really takes my fancy I won’t have to feel as guilty indulging myself.

I sincerely hope that this approach helps and if anyone has any other ideas or tips which they use then please feel free to comment below.

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