Ouch, my wallet

Lilykin

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Torturing myself with ebay listings since I just dropped $500 on my car and haven't been to work for a week. (Thanks for nothing polar vortex.) But it's probably best I reign in my spending anyway. I hadn't really bought anything non-essential for myself in a year and went a little nuts lol.

Like, technically, I could still afford that $70 pony. But I won't. :(

What pony is everyone else holding off buying to be fiscally responsible?

(I also just discovered the hqg1cs blanks and my wallet is crying lmao.)
 

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I saw a beautiful so soft Truely for like $35 and was very tempted but decided I should probably use that money on boring things, like food and cable/internet bills
 
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I feel your pain :cry:I have email notifs set up for new g1 and g2 ebay listings, which is dumb of me lol... I haven't bought ponies in almost a year since whenever I spend extra money recently, it's on my card collecting hobbies instead, and my employment has been weird and inconsistent since the start of the pandemic. ;_;

I'm really holding out for a good G1 HeartThrob once I have the money to drop. The MLP eBay prices seem to be getting high recently.
 

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I went a little spendy crazy after christmas too, I had some ebay gift cards and christmas cash (although I spent quite more than those). I bought several international ponies and was like, gheez girl, pull back! pull back! I just found some fair deals and was like, oh why not!

But I'm having to help out a family member and loan them some money, like a lot, almost all my personal savings *hyperventilates as I think about it* but it should be okay and if everything works out I'll be paid back in a few months so hoping it does. This has given me the little kick in the pants I needed to tighten the purse strings though. Gotta make sure I'm being more frugal til I get my comfy savings cushion back!

At least with shipping being so terribly awful lately I can expect my January purchases to probably come in over the next 2 months so in a way it will be like I'm still getting stuff LOL
 
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I saw a beautiful so soft Truely for like $35 and was very tempted but decided I should probably use that money on boring things, like food and cable/internet bills
Oh that is a very pretty girl, I'd be tempted too

I feel your pain :cry:I have email notifs set up for new g1 and g2 ebay listings, which is dumb of me lol... I haven't bought ponies in almost a year since whenever I spend extra money recently, it's on my card collecting hobbies instead, and my employment has been weird and inconsistent since the start of the pandemic. ;_;

I'm really holding out for a good G1 HeartThrob once I have the money to drop. The MLP eBay prices seem to be getting high recently.
I feel that. I quit my job around april last year and wasn't able to find a new job until Nov. I basically turned off all my notifications lol. I feel like the prices are getting higher b/c more middle class people that are working from home have time and money to invest in hobbies, like collecting. Hopefully it's just a temporary bump tho...
 

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I went a little spendy crazy after christmas too, I had some ebay gift cards and christmas cash (although I spent quite more than those). I bought several international ponies and was like, gheez girl, pull back! pull back! I just found some fair deals and was like, oh why not!

But I'm having to help out a family member and loan them some money, like a lot, almost all my personal savings *hyperventilates as I think about it* but it should be okay and if everything works out I'll be paid back in a few months so hoping it does. This has given me the little kick in the pants I needed to tighten the purse strings though. Gotta make sure I'm being more frugal til I get my comfy savings cushion back!

At least with shipping being so terribly awful lately I can expect my January purchases to probably come in over the next 2 months so in a way it will be like I'm still getting stuff LOL
I actually haven't spent any of my xmas gift cards. Just been sitting on them for a rainy day lol. I hope you get your savings back soon. I know how scary that can be. D:

I've been careful to order US only. I'm to chicken (and impatient lol) to deal with international shipping. I also hate shipping stuff out too. It's one if the reasons my etsy shop is digital downloads only haha >_>;
 
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I feel ya! I am holding off on any extra spending now too. I have inherited my grandparents house and am getting ready to start renovations and I will need all the savings I have until I can sell my home. I joined here last June around my birthday and have been having fun growing my herd but it's time to take a break. I will start up again one day and hopefully the prices will be better! Making this my forever home is more important. (Not to mention all I can think about is all the new space I will have to display my ponies!)
 
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The last eqg Doll rarity she not cheap
 
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I’m holding off on any pony purchase. :(
Ah, that stinks. I'm hoping when the weather clears I can stalk the thrift shops at least. (It doesn't count if it's cash shhhh)

I feel ya! I am holding off on any extra spending now too. I have inherited my grandparents house and am getting ready to start renovations and I will need all the savings I have until I can sell my home. I joined here last June around my birthday and have been having fun growing my herd but it's time to take a break. I will start up again one day and hopefully the prices will be better! Making this my forever home is more important. (Not to mention all I can think about is all the new space I will have to display my ponies!)
Oof, that's a lot handle. But what fun it'll be to arrange it how you want! I'm hoping we can downsize my grandparents to a condo or something so we don't have to deal with that. Not looking forward to it since I definitely inherited my packrat tendencies from my grandmother ^^;

The last eqg Doll rarity she not cheap
Which one is that? My sister and I both work at a "off-price retailers" (think Ross/Tues Morning). I haven't seen any eqg girls in awhile but we could keep our eyes open. We just started getting in the fail-fix dolls so who knows?
 
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This rarity doll
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I haven't really been buying at all because the prices are making me angry. :lolpony: (Seriously. Sea Pony prices have had me mad for years!) I can't wait for flea market season so I can mask up and get outdoors to find some deals. The last pony I bought was G4 Lunar New Year Pinkie Pie. She hasn't arrived yet.
 
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Aaah, I was thinking the new ones. I'm pretty sure were not going to get those again. Tho Tuesday morning sometimes has older dolls floating around so I'd hit those up. If I spot her while thrift shopping I'll think of you tho :)

I haven't really been buying at all because the prices are making me angry. :lolpony: (Seriously. Sea Pony prices have had me mad for years!) I can't wait for flea market season so I can mask up and get outdoors to find some deals. The last pony I bought was G4 Lunar New Year Pinkie Pie. She hasn't arrived yet.
I think a lot more people are buying to invest instead of collect and that definitely pushes the prices up. I bet the sea ponies are harder to find due to rusting. I can see people being thinking they're just ruined and tossing :(

My closest flea market keeps flying some certain unsavory flags so skipping them from now on...
 
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Aaah, I was thinking the new ones. I'm pretty sure were not going to get those again. Tho Tuesday morning sometimes has older dolls floating around so I'd hit those up. If I spot her while thrift shopping I'll think of you tho :)


I think a lot more people are buying to invest instead of collect and that definitely pushes the prices up. I bet the sea ponies are harder to find due to rusting. I can see people being thinking they're just ruined and tossing :(

My closest flea market keeps flying some certain unsavory flags so skipping them from now on...
Thank you
 

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Between my health issues and the pandemic (which, I have an autoimmune disorder, so I am not safe to be out) I have not had a stable income in what feels like an eternity. So there haven't been many pony purchases during this time. The last time I was really able to go all out was 2016. =/

I have a tonnnnn of G3s on my list as well as some G1s. The ones I think would be the hardest to get are G3 Winter Snow and G1 Sweet Sundrop.
 
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Between my health issues and the pandemic (which, I have an autoimmune disorder, so I am not safe to be out) I have not had a stable income in what feels like an eternity. So there haven't been many pony purchases during this time. The last time I was really able to go all out was 2016. =/

I have a tonnnnn of G3s on my list as well as some G1s. The ones I think would be the hardest to get are G3 Winter Snow and G1 Sweet Sundrop.
There were a couple of years I couldn't leave home by myself, so I know a little about how much that can suck. :( One of the few good things about the pandemic is that employers are going to be more open to remote work from now on.

Those two are gorgeous, I can see why they're on your short list!
 
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I feel ya! I am holding off on any extra spending now too. I have inherited my grandparents house and am getting ready to start renovations and I will need all the savings I have until I can sell my home. I joined here last June around my birthday and have been having fun growing my herd but it's time to take a break. I will start up again one day and hopefully the prices will be better! Making this my forever home is more important. (Not to mention all I can think about is all the new space I will have to display my ponies!)
My displays are rather full. I found a gorgeous oversize bookshelf that I want so badly for my in box ponies. <drooling> I have an odd obsession with shelves and storage. :blush:

I haven't really been buying at all because the prices are making me angry. :lolpony: (Seriously. Sea Pony prices have had me mad for years!) I can't wait for flea market season so I can mask up and get outdoors to find some deals. The last pony I bought was G4 Lunar New Year Pinkie Pie. She hasn't arrived yet.
The prices have been out of my league lately. There were a few good deals I found, but we don't have thrift stores and flea markets... at least not that I could go to.

Aaah, I was thinking the new ones. I'm pretty sure were not going to get those again. Tho Tuesday morning sometimes has older dolls floating around so I'd hit those up. If I spot her while thrift shopping I'll think of you tho :)


I think a lot more people are buying to invest instead of collect and that definitely pushes the prices up. I bet the sea ponies are harder to find due to rusting. I can see people being thinking they're just ruined and tossing :(

My closest flea market keeps flying some certain unsavory flags so skipping them from now on...
I think many people who are newer don't realize that the prices are high, plus so many new collectors since it's pretty covid safe.

Between my health issues and the pandemic (which, I have an autoimmune disorder, so I am not safe to be out) I have not had a stable income in what feels like an eternity. So there haven't been many pony purchases during this time. The last time I was really able to go all out was 2016. =/

I have a tonnnnn of G3s on my list as well as some G1s. The ones I think would be the hardest to get are G3 Winter Snow and G1 Sweet Sundrop.
I have an autoimmune disease, so I feel for you. I'm also somewhat agoraphobic so it's usually not a problem, but even I want to get out. I had to get my daughter new pants because she's going back to school in person tomorrow. I spent less than 20 total finding her two pairs that suit her.
 

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I basically have to stop collecting at all entirely cause my poor tiny apartment is bursting at the seams

Plus I can only afford to collect if I get stimulus checks/tax returns
 

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I basically have to stop collecting at all entirely cause my poor tiny apartment is bursting at the seams

Plus I can only afford to collect if I get stimulus checks/tax returns
Apartment storage is the worst. My lease is up in the summer and I'd love to find a bigger place. I dream about a craft/hobby room... /sighs longingly

Most of my 2nd stimulus went towards my car. Which was what I was planning on doing. Just thought I was going to paying on the loan and not repairs XP
 
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I really want a G1 Merriweather and I saw a beautiful Flower Bouquet available here in the Netherlands... But I also need to buy school books, so. :(
 
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