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Post by tobiinpajamas » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:54 pm

raise your hand if you blew ALL your cash at this years AB! i got a kakashi plushie a neji plushie several keychains food etc...but i am completely broke now lol.

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Post by punkstara » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:58 pm

BWAHAHAHA I somehow came out +$160 for the con. WITH buying useless things, and food. Thanks to everyone who bought my index card art in AA!!!

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Post by thejoe » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:27 pm

Haha, my checking account is bursting with all of..

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Post by Paper » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:29 pm

I got out of there while still in the black. Actually, I didn't spend any money in the dealer's room whatsoever - I just bought food, a belt at Newbury Comics, and Pokemon Diamond from Gamestop.
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Post by Envoy » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:30 pm

I only spent $134... 105 of it on the last day just cuz I had to buy something. Only had 2 meals and probably 10 gatorades in the 3 days.

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Post by InvaderFlak » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:48 pm

...I had to close a bank account...

But I've STILL GOT $!

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Post by elektrajolt » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:50 pm

[color:red]weh.. i dont want to talk about it..

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Post by Lynkos » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:50 pm

......I spent in the negative numbers. Thank you Team Rocket friend for lending me money to get that Byakuya pin! ^_^'
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Post by Sachi » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:51 pm

I think I have... *checks wallet* 75 cents. ^^;

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Post by redneckotaku » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:03 pm

I still have a positive Bank Account. I am also trying to get to San Diego Comic Con in July, so many is something I am being careful with.

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Post by Johen » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:05 pm

im in the same boat too im sure ill be only have 25 left in my account by tommrow

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Post by Dodgychan » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:06 pm

I left with about $3 in nickels. XD;
I ended up spending more money than I expected on food. Man, some of that stuff was expensive...

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Post by Master of NERV » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:39 am

Actually, I left with $100 unspent. Then again, my wife and I save up for the entire year for AB, and as a result we're never really caught short on cash.
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Post by Blackfire » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:04 am

I spent 175 dollars on DVDs alone. :)
But for some reason, some of the transactions from the con that I put on my card WERE on my card, but aren't anymore. Kinda strange. >_>

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Post by eidna » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:08 am

I WOULD have had about $160 unspent, but then I got the urge to buy things on Sunday x_x
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Post by GMSenpai » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:39 am

I walked out with money in my pocket...... which got spent on food. Good think I get payed like tomorrow.

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Post by Tina » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:07 am

I walked out with over $500. ;D

Thank you Artist's Alley! I was also able to make additional money to pay for all my groups' food (3 people for 3 days), dealer's room shopping, and the $40/day parking.
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Post by DanteSpellsinger » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:22 pm

just be careful.. i had that happen before and really, they might show up when you least expect it... now there was a thread on here about how much money someone should bring to a con... i usually (if i'm not working it) save up $500 so i can buy those really expensive statues and games... this year i had 75 bucks... but got more than i usually get with 500...weird eh?

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Post by Choas129 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:10 pm

i walked in with little over $60 came back with $1.82 :(

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Post by hyattconqueso » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:56 am

Wow, I spent around $260 this con, $140 on plushies to stick on my costume, $100 on food, and a $20 portrait.

What sucks is I have no money for Sakura Masuri this weekend in NYC...

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Post by Squee » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:01 am

Firt I had $0.
Then I got $10 from mom.
Then I got food.
Then I got $5 from my uncle.
Then I got food.
I had $5.50 total.
The I got $5 from my sister.
I bought two mangas for $8.40 total.
I had $2.10.
I helped pay for a FFVII AC chibi action igure set.
I was broke.

So...I spent around $20.

...That's it...I'm getting a job this summer...

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Post by SteelyMag » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:56 am

food was not a problem with us! with how expensive things were gonna be, i decided to make things easier--
you shoulda seen the obese rolling suitcase we brought!
1-24pk case of water
1-12pk case of pepsi
1-box of hello kitty fruit snacks
1-box of caribou crunch bars
1-box of smores granola bars
2-boxes of mini muffins
1-bushel of bananas
1-loaf of bread
1-peanut butter
1-jelly
2-bags of coffee from Dean's Beans (where my b/f works)
1-ream of disposable cups for coffee
1-bag of plastic silverware (for pb+j and coffee)
1-bag with random sugars packets, tea bags, etc)

so...there you have it. and to top it off, it was only moving with one wheel--bought that suitcase at salvation army for like $3 at xmas time!
it's SO coming next year!
that saved me a TON of money and time!

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Post by coolforever » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:54 am

Walked in with almost $400, walked out with less than $50. It was well spent though. I'm happy with everything I bought though. :D
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Post by Eiri » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:43 am

Came in with $220...
Spent $80 on hotel,
$50 on pass,
$20 on ride there,
about $10 on Soda...
Pitched in $20 to get out of parking garage

And I have $27 left, somehow.

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Post by nightshrill » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:56 pm

This was my first con every, and wow did I not bring enough money. I brought about 230 dollars and had about 20 left after the fare to get home. It didn't help things that I actually dropped and lost 20 dollars on the T :( . But I'm definately coming back next year, and with LOTS more money :D

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Post by H. Guderian » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:50 pm

I spent $50 more than I usually do in the dealer's room. That brought me to a total of buying $50 worth of merchandise~ I find it hard to shop with so many people...

Between various money sinks, I entered the con with $100 on hand and left with $12-ish, which covered all my food expenses and a ticket home.

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Post by Anime_Nexus » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:32 pm

[quote=Dodgychan]I left with about $3 in nickels. XD;
I ended up spending more money than I expected on food. Man, some of that stuff was expensive... [/quote]

Word of advice to all convention goers: there are plenty of good places around Boston to eat cheap. Explore the city a little while you're there. Heck, to eat cheap, you don't even have to go two blocks. I planed for a $20 a day budget for food, and not once did I spend more than $10. And I ate well. I notice that there are people, that once they get in the convention center, shut themselves up in there from morning until night. I'm not making fun or knocking those people in any way, shape, or form -- considering how much time I spent in the Hynes myself -- but if that's how you play it, if you stick to just the convention center, mall, and hotel alone, then you are going to spend more on food and drinks that way. I strongly suggest that when you have time to do so, you use it to get out of the convention center area for a bit to explore the various shops and restaurants in at least the immediate area. I ate cheaper and probably better that way. ;) :cool:

I hope I've just saved some of you some money next year. :cool:

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Post by Amjam » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:44 pm

I didn't eat last year because I only came with $60 (Can tell I was a con newbie XD)

This year I came with just under $300, and when I got home and put away the remaining $5 or so in my bank for next year's AB, I discovered tucked inside last year's booklet thing about $45 dollars. Being a smart girl, I had hidden that so I wouldn't spend ALL of my money and forgotten about it last year. Good thing too, or I wouldn't have been able to afford Pokemon Pearl.
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Post by Mustang4487 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:58 pm

so after the dealers room and artists alley sucked my soul out of my wallet,,,,i went from 200 dollars to 50 cents...

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Post by Aviflora » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:09 pm

On the car ride I had $100 plus $30 for registration. Then my mom had to borrow $60, so that left me with $40.

And I came out with $17 left over. I may have only bought 2 things, but because I picked them out carefully I feel as if I got a better deal than last year. ^^ (Last year, all I did was buy the first thing I saw. Needless to say, most of it is in a box somewhere unknown.) I'm very happy with my Death Note purse and Carrot Kitty mini-purse. ^^
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Post by Pygmy » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:12 am

surprisingly i only spent about $60 on art and a couple dealers room things and lunch for two of the days. Pretty good considering i have not worked since last summer and I am still leaching of my savings until I resume working this summer.

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Post by Anon_99 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:25 am

Wheheh, I'd been planning this weekend for ages, so pretty much all my money in savings went into it. ^^; I paid for more than half the cost of 2 hotel rooms for 2 days, but still managed to blow roughly 3 weeks' pay while at the Hynes. x__x;

One thing that helped a lot was stocking up at the grocery store a week in advance. I bought a 6-pack of 16-ounce drinks on sale for $3. :D Perfect for that whole hydration issue. Food's a bit heavy on the way up, but it gives you more room for the stuff you buy after it's gone. XD

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Post by Linker83 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:16 am

I only spent 8 bucks on friday for food and 8 bucks on saturday.

Just go into Au Bon Pan and get a large soup and a drink! Get that around 2-3pm and it should be enough to last through the entire day!

Thats the only money I spent at the convetion since i had to drop 20 dollars on parking...so all and all about 40 bucks for 2 days of massive fun!!! ^_^

I try to avoid the dealers room cause i dont wanna blow 20 bucks on a plushie =P

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Post by Anon_99 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:45 am

[quote=Linker83]I try to avoid the dealers room cause i dont wanna blow 20 bucks on a plushie =P[/quote]

But I bet the plushie would wanna blow 20 bucks on you. ;o;
Though I agree, the prices are pretty insane sometimes. x__x;

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Post by Immelmann » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:25 am

Just like last year, I think I'm the only one of my friends who left the con without having emptied their wallet. My friend almost cried when he discovered the ATM, knowing he'd spend that much more.

I guess it helps that I have people to answer to when I get home. I hate it when I buy something and am approached with a "why'd you buy that??", so that probably put a subconscious limit on what I bought.

I actually wish I had bought more.

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Post by Ranakori » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:47 am

I came with a lot of cash..and left with not a lot. But I gave myself a daily spending limit, just so I'd be able to cover all three days.

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Post by Vokilos » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:19 pm

was extremly happy that my tax retrun came in a paid for the trip. start with 210, camoue with just enough to get home >.<

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Post by hikura » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:38 pm

I came home with like 30 dollars total left.I spent roughly a 1000 dollars at the con.Between the charity auction and one super rare out of print book in the dealers room i spent 825 dollars.But the charity auction was well worth it in my book.It went to a great cause.It will take me a bit to recover from the con but i do not mind at all.

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Post by Kitty Silver » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:28 pm

50 for my registration
50 for my friend's registration
90 on Oh My Goddess complete TV series set
35 on Totoro plushie
3 on catboy "Yaoi Otaku" badge
5 on print
$20+ on food


weird...I'm missing $100 somewhere.

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Post by StopAllSadness » Wed May 02, 2007 6:14 pm

I went into the con with 200 dollars...
I walked out with 53 cents...

oh wait, my mistake it's 3 cents XD

I think I spent my money on a crapload of pins in the artist alley. The deal was $3 for 2. So I'm like, cool that's a good deal. So I bought a couple. Then I later came back and bought more. (that continued on for the next 3 days)

Low and behold the dealer's room and its crapload of pins which were like 2.50 each...

I bought two plushies ^-^

And I didn't eat...(because I was a pyscho and spent all my money on pins)

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Post by Kurisutaru-Tenten » Wed May 02, 2007 7:03 pm

I went to the con with $197 dollars and came home with $69! Whoot! I spent 45$ on a dress, 25$ on a OMFG hat, 25$ on random pins and art stuff, 30$ on food, 3$ to a random friend I made there, and thats about it!

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Post by Grayfox » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:18 pm

I spent it all in almost one day O_O I bought a rice farmer hat, a Kyo hat, Link hat. (all of which are gone TT.TT) And I got a cat tail and ears. I also boought a manga and ran outta money XD for food. D:

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