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Damn you, eBay!

09/13/2013 2 comments

Like many of us Warmongers, I have a… complex relationship with eBay.  When it comes to the site I would at best describe myself as being akin to a magpie with ADHD, at worse like a toddler that’s mainlined a kilo of sherbet and has unrestricted access to his parents’ iPad.

I managed to stay clean for a good few months after the Servitor Debacle however I agreed to sell some old minis for a dear friend of mine (which you can see here, I’m such a whore) which necessitated a return to the scene of the crime in order to research prices.  I think you can see where this is going.

It always starts out so innocent, I’ve been planning to increase the number of Rhinos my Chaos Marines have for a while and since the new Space Marine kits were coming out I thought I’d also check to see how much the old stuff is going for.  The end result was these arriving at my flat this week.

eBay

I know, I’m weak!  But at least I saved more than 33% from the RRP of these kits, I’ll keep telling myself this…

Now, those among you who’ve been following this blog for a while (I think there’s at least three of you) will know that I don’t collect a loyalist marine army.  Well, that’s about to change as I’ve decided to gradually build a 1,500 point force of Dark Angels to ally with my 57th Menasan Armoured Infantry Imperial Guard regiment.  Since I have the Dark Vengeance box and the new Codex I’m already off to a good start however given the huge to-do pile on, underneath and above my desk I don’t think we’ll see much progress for a while.

Speaking of, my wife’s at work and I have the flat to myself for the evening.  Time to try and finish my Sorcerer!

 

 

Gaming on a Budget 2: The Return!

05/07/2012 Leave a comment

At the start of this year I introduced my Hobby Tin idea to the world and by way of follow up I’d like to talk briefly about another way that I (and lets face it, most of you) also can maintain our Shiny Addiction during these hard times.

I am, of course, talking about the second hand market.

Like many gamers, I’m a bit of a hoarder.  My parents’ attic is full of shoe boxes and bin bags containing the plethora of tat that I left with them when I moved out almost fourteen years ago.  About two years ago I started going through this for models with a view to keeping what I actually needed for my current armies (as well as the extremely sentimental ones) but also to select those I thought I could sell on.  To date I’ve made about £400 pounds, mainly through eBay but also the occasional sale to friends or friends of friends.

As with the Hobby Tin, this money is reinvested into my current armies but increasingly I’ve been trawling eBay for good bargains to help my Bretonnian army get off the ground.  Last week this bore significant fruit as on Friday these lovely things arrived in the post:

These were all unpainted and on-sprue, all from different sellers and together they cost only £22 which is only just more than the current Knights of The Realm set costs new from GW.  While you can get better deals if you’re happy to buy assembled or non-pro painted minis this approach should allow me to get at least the core of my army up to strength as cheaply and conveniently as possible.

Now all I have to worry about is getting them painted in time for the campaign start in three weeks time!