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    Quote Originally Posted by xuei0000 View Post
    I'm poor. So some parts of me think that it is. But on the second thought, I am doing what I love and as long as I know my limits, then there's nothing wrong about it. :)
    If I could afford it, I know I would have a lot of silly anime things. But to many people, our collections of anime and manga by themselves are a waste of money, weird, etc. But, indeed, one must enjoy the one life you have, if you don't hurt others then who cares.

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    Well. I am very cheap person. I don't go for expensive ones no matter how tempting. Yet all of my anime stuff were a gift from friends (I don't buy nendroids too expensive but friend gave me one on my birthday. I have quite a few like poring, dango, Lucy's keys, Misa's Deathnote. I often used them for cosplay props when I join competitions and somehow they are rewarded back to me. But I usually buy them cause uhm... Usually when they go on sale. Of course, I know my limits. I have to priorities what's more important than our desires or wants.
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    I think it's a waste of money unless you're a super fan of anime such that you derive more satisfaction from possessing these things than you would if you bought yourself something else like your favorite food or electronic gaming equipment xD

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    Its not a waste of money as long as there is budget for it
    and you should know how to control yourself when buying things
    like when you found something you really like and your budget already
    reached its limit that's where your going to leave and go home
    controlling yourself is very important cause the money you have might
    be required for others things like your needs, bills, food, etc..
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    Nah. If these things were bought with your own money and you know that you'll cherish them for a very long time, then they're not a waste of money. Otherwise, you could sell what you don't want anymore or give it as a gift to someone who would love having it.
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    As long as you have the money of spare for it without compromising your other responsibilities you should be ok. Me for instance I build Gunpla been doing it since i Was 11-13 years old for some reason I dont remember i stooped doing it, But now afterseeing these new models and stuff I decided to restart it once more

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    Girl: Do you think collecting anime stuff is a complete waste of money?
    Boy: Of course not! I mean I have been collecting these feelings for you, and Im sure it will all be worth it.
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    i don't think it's a waste of money. you're supporting your favorite anime company and that is good!

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    I don't think it's a total waste of money. It's making you happy anyway so why bother if you're spending too much on anime items. If you have a job too, it doesn't hurt to spend on something rare and precious for you. Just like what I did, been collecting a few shirts from [email protected] Million Live. But just make sure that if you're going to spend something for your precious anime items, learn to save also for yourself in case an emergency arises.
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    If you have some spare money to buy stuffs I guess. Its not waste of money if you really want to have a certain thing right?


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    I don't think anime merchandise is a waste of money. I just don't have any money

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    I don't like saying this but it really is a waste of money. I know it's hard to admit though... Despite that, I still collect them ^^

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    Yes~ I have a collection of Lucy's key from fairytail. It is expensive but the satisfaction is always 100%. You should always budget for the things that you want to have but if you don't have enough money just prioritize your main needs before buying stuffs that are not necessarily needed.

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    its not a waste of money for me because i collect bunch of figures though.. i mean its really your hobbies why not right???
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    Yes and No, too much of anything can be too much. But I do own some stuff.

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    Personally I have always wanted them myself, however a little voice inside always convinces me to save the money aside for the just in case....... Glad I listened to the voice now that I am disabled.

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    Honestly, I don't see it as a waste of money. Mostly because for me anime items and bobbles are an inspiration for me when I'm designing new drawings and concepts. They are what pushes me into wanting to write or draw something, to create something of my own from ideas around me and more than not... these ideas come to me from anime, books, items, environments etc. So I don't view it as a waste of money. So I guess it just depends on how people perceive it and makes it that which is a waste or not.

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    If it has great personal value to you, then no it's not a waste. Spend wisely. Don't overcrave your desires, because you'll get what you want in time. I personal think it's a waste of money to collect stuff'd anime toys, posters, anime bed sheets and so on, but that's mainly because i'm nearly 28 and over that phase xD rather spend that money on good food and wine :3
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