Three down, one to go!
So it came today, my Sailormoon Artbook Vol I from japan-ssdyuk. Even though the listing says $59, I only paid $47.99. Too much for an artbook? Yeah, probably a little, but that doesn't matter much to me. I just want the SHINY! *_* (Incidentally, if you are in the market, it seems they have another one for only $41.99, as well as Volume II for $39.99)
I must admit, I was worried it could be a bootleg. This person has listed artbooks before and been unwilling to provide additional images of the books. As a matter of fact, I have contacted them in the past to ask for pictures of the semi-transparent page in the front to be told they are "too busy for my demands." Well that just shouted scam to me.
But this time when they listed it, they included a shot of the semi-transparent page. When I went to buy this particular book, I actually found they had blocked me from their auctions! :O I contacted them to ask why and they passed it off as a mistake of some sort. Whatever, you blocked me because I was asking too many questions. Well SORRY if I want to make sure I'm not getting ripped off! >,<
Not sure why they seem to think that Volume IV is worth $104, or why Volume III is listed for $209?! (Seriously, that's a Vol V price, maybe...)
But anyway, I have now replaced three out of four of the bootlegs and only Vol III is left. I hope I can get it soon and end this nightmare of bootleg artbooks! :D I am giving away the bootleg copies for free. You can read more about it on my deviantART journal page. Raffle is on Feb 17th (my birthday!).
I don't have any money for toys right now because 1) I stopped taking drawing commissions to focus on art for my show in June and 2) what money I am getting for plushies now is all going to Animazement in May. So that's essentially killed my eBaying. But that doesn't stop me from watching shiny things.
Star Transformation Wand - Want it, but not for $300. I would pay $150 for this and if I had the money I'd make the offer. But I don't! It's just not my time~~~
Lunatia-L - def going to buy this eventually
Artbook III - well there it is... I wish I had some money T_T I don't know, I'm just crazy enough to buy it anway and then try to take some last minute commissions in early May to make up the money for the con.
Ugh torn! My Sailor Moon life is sooooo dramatic. And practically no one reads this! *g*