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 Post subject: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:01 am 
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I have not yet set up my JLU display. When I bought new stuff, I put it in a pile in my semi-finished basement in plastic containers.

I started cleaning up this past weekend, and somehow, I end up with 2 Secret Society 6packs and 2 Legends of the League 6packs (well, 1 loose set anyways).

What the barnacle?! I could see if I bought more than 1 Star Sapphire, or Disco Brainiac, but those 2 6packs? I must be getting old.


On 2nd thought: I'd never buy a another Disco Brainiac. THAT I'd remember. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:04 am 
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What an awesome problem to have. LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:06 am 
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I'll buy them both.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:34 am 
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If they aren't sold by the end of the day I'll be shocked. Unless you just really aren't interested in selling. There are lots of collectors who never found those packs. Congrats on the problem hahahaha...

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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:38 am 
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I wish I had your problems! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:01 am 
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texgnome1 wrote:
If they aren't sold by the end of the day I'll be shocked. Unless you just really aren't interested in selling. There are lots of collectors who never found those packs. Congrats on the problem hahahaha...


Yeah. It had to be a regional thing. I remember when they showed up, I bought several of those packs for others. They were all over NW Indiana at the time. Same thing with Wave 5 of DCUC. I saw plenty of those.

But then, in my area, there were other waves that I didn't see as much of.

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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:19 am 
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I'll trade you 8 Supermans and 8 Batmans for them. You'll come out 4 figures ahead from where you are now!


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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:12 pm 
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So no one else has ever bought dupes w/o realizing you already had?

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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:16 pm 
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GLsector666 wrote:
So no one else has ever bought dupes w/o realizing you already had?


Lately I almost did because my figures are all in storage. It's hard to remember exactly what I have.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:23 pm 
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I've done it, but not with JLU figures. I keep an updated spreadsheet for JLU. That's a nice problem to have, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:28 pm 
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GLsector666 wrote:
So no one else has ever bought dupes w/o realizing you already had?


Not 6 packs, but I've picked up a single figure I thought I missed once or twice. I keep track of all my figures in Excel, and I send myself an e-mail to keep on on cell phone of ones I want and don't have yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:56 pm 
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Ive done it for sure, not more than a month ago too. So I, like a few other posters have mentioned, made a spreadsheet. Mines of what I need/want though. Sure I inventoried what I have but I wanted to have a smaller list saved lol Im down to just a few figures now, other than the ever elusive Tracksuit Batman, Orange Shirt-Long Hair Aquaman...Redone Hawkman, Zatanna. That other thread with those pictures is such a tease. Like being in a gentlemans club.

And how many PMs have you gotten GL? lol, had to be a few!

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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Or translucent
Volcana. And yeah I wonder how much of the unreleased stuff they have on eBay china.

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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:51 am 
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So no one else has ever bought dupes w/o realizing you already had?


Many, many, many times. Not for my "main" set -- I know exactly who I have and who I don't. But for customizing fodder? Oh, yes.

I've been going through my fodder lately and I was stunned at the number of duplicate 6-packs I had. NOT the rare ones -- the ones that clearanced out at Target, Big Lots, etc. I'd see one for 75% off and snap it up, thinking "well, I can always use more." Same thing with singles and 3-packs. I have a ton of the things I'd gotten at clearance.

I'm trying to put myself on a customizing "plan" so I can start working through all the ideas and notions I've had and start using this stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Am I the only one this happens to? :/
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:30 am 
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Way back in the early days of my collecting frenzy when I was buying into just about everything, I was always heading home with dupes I didn't remember already having.

Spent a lot of time in the return lines and eventually started being a bit smarter about what I still "needed".

Now, I just keep a "want list" on my iPhone.

Got one for my son's collections too.

Haven't accidentally bought a dupe in several years now...

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