Weekly Finance vol. 48

In

Sold three tapestries! Yay! Almost all of them are above base price so that’s nice for a change.

Future in

Meanwhile no progress on packing up old doujinshis as usual.

Nothing much else so I’m not expecting much. The extra copies of new eroges I bought this month aren’t going to help either I think.

Out

Eroge release week. I forgot to pre-allocate budget for them so this month is ending up barely above the target… until this week’s auction is in and saved my budget. Oh and I ended up overallocating for Kakenuke CST as I’ll be only getting the CD and not tapestry.

Future out

The two releases for next month, Einstein yori ai o komete and Maitetsu last run are paid for already so there’s no worry on that.

Now I’m looking again, I haven’t allocated anything for Whirlpool’s Dragon Princess. Hmm. Actually I’m not even sure if I want it at all. Horns and stuff. I preordered it already though so yay.

There’s nothing for November but on December there will be Clarias which I’m still undecided. There’s also Subahibi anniversary package which is pretty expensive. And then while Aokana High Resolution edition is all ages, Koichoco one is proper eroge so maybe I’ll be getting that as well? Not quite sure yet.

On goods and other stuff, I don’t think anything interesting is coming up apart of Kakenuke pillow covers mentioned last week. I still need to place order for that Kikka tapestry though. Maybe.

Weekly Finance vol. 47

In

Nothing here because this week’s auction hasn’t ended yet. Not that it seemed like there’s anything either.

Future in

On the brighter side, I finally gotten around putting up the rest of stuff which got kinda abandoned after I stopped paying for Yahoo! Premium. I initially planned to just ship them off to Suruga-Ya but considering how well it’s going, I’ll just put them up for auction until I finally pack other stuff.

On topic of other stuff, I’ve rearranged my room a bit and managed to clear my hallway so it’s actually walkable and not filled with random stuff making it barely passable to anyone (or just myself, but still).

I’ve sorted the doujinshi a bit, picking off which ones to be sold and which ones to be kept but it sure isn’t going smoothly. Or at all after the one I did earlier this week. I still need to do it for the rest of my current collection.

Talking about collection, I just remembered I still have some Alice gram CDs which I should’ve sold a long time ago but I haven’t. And then there are some calendars as well. Dating back to even last year whoops.

At any rate, still loads of stuff to be done and I’m still trying to finish my eroge (lol unrelated).

Out

Pre-ordered the Apolo dakimakura. And then there’s other stuff like new DLaction original doujin and Kakenuke Kikka tapestry.

Future out

Oh, I haven’t bought that tapestry yet so it actually belongs here but yeah. And that means I’ll need to kick out some pre-allocated budget for future stuff from this month.

Or maybe not if the auction for this week goes well (which it doesn’t seem to be).

Another future spending is Kakenuke complete sound tracks which I forgot to pre-allocate because it’s obviously coming. I don’t think I’ll be getting the tapestry version though.

Next week is already eroge release week. I think I’m getting quite a few titles this month but at least I’ve set aside budget for those earlier this month. Some are already paid off, even.

Weekly Finance vol. 46

In

Sold quite a few things this and last week. Including the old server I had. It was quite a bit of loss but I’ve had enough usage of it. It’s actually the second PC I bought since I moved to Japan.

Future in

I’ve started sorting stuff around and figuring out which doujinshi to sell. It’ll still take a while until I finish but at least I started?

As for tapestries and dakimakuras, I ended up writing a tool to rank everything so I can then just take few lowest ranked items and sell them. Maybe. For tapestries it’ll take a while though because total choices to be done is 15400. And that number will probably be increased as time goes.

Out

Didn’t buy anything this week.

Future out

As announced today, preorder for new A.M.R dakimakura will be up tomorrow. Nothing else otherwise for next week.

Now I look at my preallocated budget again, I noticed I haven’t allocated anything for Sakukumo. Whoops. Well at least I should still have some extras left for this month.

Most of my current “spending” for this month is for upcoming Kakenuke dakimakura covers so at worst I can just move those around to later months.

Weekly Finance vol. 45

In

Sold some Kakenuke stuff. That was nice. Looking at the numbers it sure does look like I should’ve just bought them off auction or someting. Although it probably helps the company a bit buying from store (then selling the games) as opposed to buying from auction? I don’t know.

Also sold one other item. Overall it was a rather good week especially compared to the last few weeks.

Future in

That said, I’m still a bit too lazy to put up more stuff so it’ll be done later. Or maybe sooner as I’m reaching my “cleanup threshold” pretty soon with all these random craps filling up my room.

Out

I bought nothing. Yay. There’s just nothing interesting. And I’m not looking for any specific old item anyway.

Except maybe a copy of Fsn+Fha pack but it’s still pretty expensive.

Future out

New month! Yay clean budget. Or not as I pre-filled this month with stuff I will potentially buy in the future.

Those budget still hasn’t included Clarias. I still don’t know if I should. Backlog-wise it’s easy though – I just shouldn’t. My backlog is so long it’ll probably take years before I can clear them.

Not that I worry too much about them anymore though! I stopped considering them as obligation and more of available choices in case I finished my current one. I don’t know how far I’ll go but I’ll just do it slowly and play whatever I want. Although maybe number of tapestries/dakimakuras will still be taken into consideration.

This month otherwise will see quite a few eroge releases with major one being Kagitori finally being released. They sure took their time. Otherwise I’m also getting Sakulet and Tsuki no shoujo. It’s been a while last I bought three different titles in a month.

Weekly Finance vol. 44

In

There’s nothing last week but I sold two items this week. Yay.

Future in

I managed to put up some more tapestries so that’s nice. I still haven’t done anything about Suruga-Ya stuff though. I think I’ve been talking about this for months now. Oh well. I’ll come around finally doing it… eventually.

Out

Eroge week and I bought some Kakenukes. Those are either pre-ordered a long time ago or pre-budgeted so there’s no impact in budget.

I did buy a new tapestry and some other stuff so in the end I’m closing this month with barely a bit over the saving target.

Future out

So I thought I’ve pre-budgeted upcoming eroge purchases but turned out I haven’t I’m still missing one budget for next month and another one for December. Although those shouldn’t be too bad at just one each. I’m not even sure if I’m going to get the December one (Clarias).

I also just remembered there are the guaranteed upcoming Kakenuke dakimakura and sound tracks. I’ll try allocating some budget for them next month.

Weekly Finance vol. 43

Picture not related

In

I think I sold like one or two items.

Future in

At least I did put up my unused PC although no one bid on it last week so that’s annoying. I really should put up more stuff…

Out

Pre-ordered Sakuret soundtrack and also Whirlpool 5th album. Pre-ordered FGO related tapestries as well. Specifically Mash tapestry and Double Okita tapestry.

And of course bought a bunch of stuff last weekend at Popfes and surrounding area.

Also bought ke-ta digital artbooks. Thank god they’re selling it at DLsite and Booth without any stupid DRM. I sure wish fewer people sell stuff at Melonbooks or Tora no ana or other places which usually have DRM.

Future out

Surprisingly there aren’t many things remaining on my spending plan. Maybe I’ll finally buy some backlogged digital books. Or manga. Or something.

Weekly Finance vol. 42

In

Nope.

Future in

I think I should put up a PC but I haven’t yet. Maybe this weekend or something.

Out

Bought Mash tapestry and also Double Okita. The Double Okita one uses “matte suede” (?) which I don’t remember seeing before. It would be nice if it’s usual double suede just with fancier name.

Future out

A bit later today is Popfes so it’ll be about 10k for the 9-nine soundtracks.

Afterwards I’ll be going to Eshi 100 and maybe buy the book as usual. And the 10 years celebration book? I don’t think I’ll be getting any goods here.

Further in the future, next month there will be a new Apollo dakimakura cover.

As for overall budget etc, it looks like I have about 30k budget available for random stuff. Nothing else is coming up so far so maybe it’ll end just like that (ha ha).

Weekly Finance vol. 41

In

None.

Future in

I’ll probably finally put up my old PC for sale sometime this week. As for Suruga-ya, um, maybe next month. Kind of rushing for Kinkoi at the moment.

Out

Bought some doujins and CDs and some random stuff. Nothing much.

Future out

Next week is Pop Fes and I’m getting that 9-nine OST. It’s pretty expensive.

There’s also Whirlpool song collection. I don’t usually get them as they usually provide songs together with the game but I noticed I’m missing some Nekonin songs so maybe I’ll get this one? The shipping is a bit costly at 1100yen.

Oh, right, I almost forgot but there will be a new Apollo dakimakura coming up next month. Not sure what the occasion will be (probably Oreyome) but more Apollo is welcome.

Weekly Finance vol. 40

Next month?

In

Sold two things. Yay. Still at loss.

Future in

Nothing~

Out

Got some extra budget this month so I bought some doujin voice drama and other stuff in my list. I can even squeeze in some planned spending budget for next month to this month.

Future out

I ended up pre-ordering Tsuki no shoujo. Yay. Also Sakuretto. Both Sofmap although the former doesn’t include any bonus.

The usual shop has announced their lineup and it looks like I’ll be spending quite a bit less than I set aside although they then started pre-order for a rather unrelated thing which will eat up the extra budget. Oh well.

There’s nothing much else apart of that. Maybe Sora no shoujo as I pre-ordered the second part, Oshilove OST, Drapri, and Clarias? Some of them will probably be next month.

Weekly Finance vol. 39

In

This week’s report is in previous post so there’s nothing new here.

Future in

I managed to put up some stuff for auction. Mainly when swapping them out from wall. I’ll find out if they worth anything.

Out

Didn’t spend much at all this week.

Future out

The certain 2020 Summer store coming up soon it’ll probably the last spending for this month. I’ll be placing some pre-orders as well but those don’t really “cost” money. I’ll probably get Sakura no kumo after all.

As for Clarias, I still don’t know.

August is coming soon and while there won’t be Comiket, there are still Eshi 100 and Pop Fes (which I did get the ticket). I’ll probably get the Eshi 100 book as usual and as for Pop Fes there isn’t much interesting shown up so far. Hopefully Palette will release some OST or drama CD. That assumes the events aren’t being cancelled thanks to increasing infected people in Tokyo though.

I probably shouldn’t have bothered with those events to begin with.

Weekly Finance vol. 38

In

Sold four items last week and another one this week. I think it’s around 50% loss. At this point it’s better than nothing.

Future in

Still nothing. I should get around putting up my unused server sometime soon. And then maybe some tapestries. Or Suruga-ya stuff. Not quite sure yet. Maybe I’ll finally get around next month or something. I kind of want to focus on reading eroge a bit more. The backlog is killing me.

Out

I completely forgot about pre-ordering Oregairu kan BDs so that I did this week. That blew my budget this month so I allowed myself to mark it as installment payment for booking purpose. This means the available budget for next few months will be reduced by few thousands. I don’t usually do this. In fact, most of the times I do this is usually for buying BDs like this time. Considering I’ve been buying previous seasons’ discs, I should’ve prepared this when it’s announced.

Thankfully it’s the only big purchase so far.

Future out

And there’s nothing else I foresee coming this month. There will probably be Cuffs stuff but I’ve set aside budget for those. I hope it’s enough.

As for next month, there will be Popfes and Eshi100. Popfes isn’t new but the lack of Comiket and having Eshi100 in August are.

Eh, it’ll be fine.

Weekly Finance vol. 37

In

Nothing.

Future in

Too busy doing something else last weekend :D

I’ll probably put up some more tapestries and dakimakuras first before finally Suruga-ya. I’ve started sorting stuff… slowly.

Out

Bought some doujinshis and audio dramas. I thought it wasn’t that many but it amounted to a bit over 8k.

Nothing much else and still relatively on track with initial plan.

Future out

Popfes has been announced but it’s still pretty far away. Nothing else so far.

I haven’t placed pre-order for Sofmap as there’s only two planned at the moment but I need one more for extra Sofmap points. The two titles I’m already planning to get are still two-three months away anyway.

Oh and I don’t think I’ll get more Kakenuke in the end. Maybe.

At current rate this month should be fine with keeping up my savings target.

Weekly Finance vol. 36

In

Sold quite a few stuff with about 30% loss. Not too good but the total value is pretty high which I haven’t seen in a while.

Future in

Maybe one day I’ll finally get around packing all those unused doujins.

Out

As I figured my spending for this month should be pretty low, I went ahead and bought a shredder.

Also upgraded my PC case order because the previous one is taking a bit too long. So I was looking to reuse my unused server board and CPU after upgrading my home server to Ryzen. The idea is to buy some cheap PSU and case, slap the old hardware in it, and retire (sell) my current work dev server. It’s only a minor upgrade (from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge) but it’ll allow better upgrade path with standard PC parts instead of current proprietary parts.

Future out

I’m starting to consider getting some Kakenuke bonuses, specifically Nagiko… I think I’ve mentioned it before but I’ve always kinda liked her design. I probably still won’t go buying from official store. Maybe just Melonbooks and Tora. Maybe. I’ll decide sometime later this month.

On deciding later, there’s still no news on Senkou no clarias so that kinda sucks. I still haven’t pre-ordered Sakura no kumo either.

Other coming up spending would be some (H) voice drama and (H) manga. There are some good stuff in my wishlist and I should probably use this low spending month to clear them. Inb4 it become usual high spending month.

Now I think about it, I should just budget those retail pre-order this month so I won’t eat up the budget in actual release month.

Weekly Finance vol. 35

In

Um, I think I sold one item for less than 2k. And then nothing else.

Future in

Maybe I should do the Suruga-ya thing I’ve been talking about forever =)

Out

Didn’t spend too much this week apart of the essentials.

Future out

This month is almost ending. I don’t think there are much else either.

On eroge, I think I’m done with Kakenuke pre-orders apart of Sofmap. There’s no voice drama this time so no extra orders. Apart of that, there aren’t many else apart of Torikago full payment on release day in August, pre-order for Sakura no kumo at Sofmap (maybe?), and pre-order for Senkou no clarias (maybe?).

There’s new Asa-pro title but I don’t think I’ll pre-order it. Maybe if I ever clear up my backlog.

I almost forgot but I’ll probably get Whirlpool’s Drapri. But that’s low-priced game so it doesn’t really impact budgeting much.

Retail store pre-orders don’t really count as direct spending so unless I pre-order Clarias from online store, it looks like I don’t need any budget for eroge until August.

As for other goods, Yuzu-Soft have started pre-order for dakimakura of Natsume. She’s my favorite heroine for Cafe Stella but I’m not sure about the facial expression on the back side. I’ll probably skip it.

Apart of that, there’s nothing else on my list. If my records from previous years to be trusted, there won’t be much coming either next month. Maybe some Cuffs summer goods but that’ll be it.

On electronic widgets, I don’t think I need particularly anything for my PC at the moment. But I’ll probably buy a shredder next month if there’s nothing else to waste money on. It’s rather big but it sure would be nice to be able to dispose papers with personal information without too much effort.

Weekly Finance vol. 34

Directly finance-related photo for once

In

Some of the stuff I put up last week were sold. Although as one of them is an old eroge (which I’ve bought non-DRM’d digital version of), it’s barely 0% loss despite two of them being sold for quite a lot more than the purchase price.

Also I’ve got the government stipend thing. That was nice.

Future in

Uh, still haven’t done Suruga-ya stuff. I don’t quite remember what I did last weekend, hmmmm ?_?

Nothing in particular is planned for this weekend either so I hope I can finally pack up for Suruga-ya.

Out

Celebrating the stipend and YJA, I placed pre-order on various stuff. And bought some useless stuff as well.

On pre-order side, I placed orders on Kakenuke (Trader, Suruga-ya, Amiami), Cafe stella OST and drama CD, Maitetsu last run!! game (Suruga-ya) and vocal album, and Einstein (Melonbooks).

The useless stuff includes a wireless earphones (lol finally) and usb charger (and bye stupid hub).

Future out

The remaining pre-orders are Kakenuke’s stores with unknown bonus and/or retail stores (Sofmap, Getchu, Melonbooks, etc), Giga’s Clarias which I don’t think the pre-order even started yet (maybe next week?), and Cabbage’s Sakura no kumo (maybe Sofmap?). Last two are still undecided though. Maybe I should play safe and buy them once I cleared my current backlogs (ha).

Apart of the aforementioned pre-orders, I don’t think there will be any big spending coming soon. Or next month. Well, I could use yet another SSD but that’s not really a thing yet.

That said, with all the savings target failure few months ago, while strictly looking at current month I still have quite a bit of extras, I actually barely have anything left if I’m to fill up the holes.

Main pre-orders are done anyway so I guess I’m safe for this month (famous last words).

Weekly Finance vol. 33

Apparently this is the second most thin lens the store has

In

In? What in?

Thing sure are going rather slowly nowadays ;_;

Future in

So I put up some more stuff for auction last weekend. Not sure how they’ll do but I sure hope well.

Still haven’t started on Suruga-Ya. Maybe this weekend. I barely have extra time last weekend thanks to misc errands I had to do as I can normally go out again.

I keep forgetting about this but there should be 100k stipend coming sometime this month. Yay tax money.

Out

As mentioned last week, some money were spent on Taruto’s dakimakura.

Also mentioned are new case and PSU. That finally happened. Oh and new network card as well. I probably should write post on that.

With those and new eyeglasses, I barely have anything left for this month. Or so it’ll be if there’s no stipend I mentioned above.

Future out

With extra budget potentially coming in this month, I can probably go forward with pre-ordering Kakenuke and others sometime this month.

I still haven’t pre-ordered the Cafe Stella drama CD and soundtrack either.

I don’t really want to rely on that free money but I guess I’ll have to for this time.

At least I don’t think there will be any other big spending coming anytime soon…

…maybe.

Weekly Finance vol. 32

In

It’s midweek and nobody bought any of my eroges so nothing here.

Future in

Uh, I’ll probably start packing up stuff this weekend.

The same with auction stuff, I’ll probably start selling still-interesting-enough-but-less-used tapestries and pillow covers. I have some vague idea so I hope it’ll work out well. It’ll be rather sad seeing them go but better than just rotting in my room.

Most of my pillow covers are already illustrated Ikegami Akane and if I go ahead with the tapestry, it’ll probably end up similar fate. Well, that’s fine by me.

Out

End of last month I bought Yomeyama DMM bonus shikishi. That was rather expensive but I’ve been eyeing it for a long while.

I still end up barely above my savings target so it’s all right. I hope I didn’t miss anything otherwise it may be a bit below but it should be fine.

Future out

I’m pretty close on finally buying new case and PSU as I mentioned last time. Too bad the PSU I plan to buy is currently sold out.

And then there’s also figuring out a better network card because current one is rather problematic on certain combination (namely it doesn’t work well on Windows Server 2012 R2 which is rather superior OS compared to Windows 10).

Overall, I’m looking at spending around 20k for components this month.

Then another 10k for new pair of glasses, and 10k for general supplies.

If Ikegami Akane is really releasing a new pillow cover this month, that’d be 20k. Or maybe 30k it comes with something else.

So far, I’m looking at 70k.

Entering eroge, Cafe stella goods will come at 6k. Maitetsu Last Run and related stuff probably about 20k.

Hmmmm, those all are already hitting 96k. That’s bad.

I need to redo this. Come back again next week (?).

Weekly Finance vol. 31

In

Sold nothing. Yay. Kind of expected. Adjusted some prices, I’ll find out if it does anything.

Future in

Still did nothing for Suruga-Ya.

I still need to add some more stuff I’ve already decided to sell…

…just need some motivations.

I also put up the extra copies of pieces/Canary. I hope those will sell somehow.

Out

Bought last copy of pieces/Canary and two C98 doujinshis and that’s it.

Future out

In addition to Seishun Sparking and Maitetsu LR, my future eroge purchase list has gotten two three new additions. Maybe.

Currently considering these two three:

  • Einstein yori ai o komete (October release): illustration by Kimishima Ao and apparently the writer Niijima Yuu is rather famous.
  • Sakura no kumo scarlet no koi (September release): time to finally get Korie Riko-illustrated game? And written by the one who did the apparently-pretty-good Amazing Graze. Also, detective (costume) girl. I’ll probably just get from one store. Most likely either Sofmap because double suede or Suruga-Ya because I like it most. I don’t think I want to collect the whole DLC drama for this one. One is at Fanza DL edition which is stupid.
  • Senkou no clarias (no release date): I’m not even sure whats this about but it’s got cute Holmes girl. Also maybe my first Suzuhira Hiro? Interestingly also by Niijima Yuu (part of it).

As usual, the list may or may not change later.

Nothing else on goods side at the moment ๐Ÿค” (apart of Cafe Stella CDs and dakimakura by AMR)

Oh right, not really eroge or anime related but I need to spare some money for replacing my broken eyeglasses ;_;

And I’m considering buying a new PC case and PSU so I can use the currently unused motherboard and CPU and then sell my Fujitsu server. Next month maybe. Or next week.

Weekly Finance vol. 30

A bit late due to various reasons. I probably should write this later after sleeping but I currently can’t sleep waiting for something.

In

I sold one item yesterday for a loss of 38%. It’s the broken-ish RAM stick I bought a few weeks ago. That was annoying. At least I found another cheap RAM stick except it actually works. I’ll probably write more detail post on it but in short I still saved quite a bit compared to buying new sticks.

As for last week, it was two items at almost no loss. A bit profit even. I sure didn’t expect 9-nine storage box to cost that much. I guess the good overall story did the trick.

Future in

June is closing in! Nothing special but as I’ve been saying, I need to start packing up stuff for Suruga-Ya.

Also my auctioned stuff is getting rather slim while my main collection has been growing.

Out

I ended up buying quite a bit more ASMR stuff from Dlsite during their Golden Week promo.

And that’s it?

Future out

I’ll be doing some very late C98 shopping later next week so there’s that for closing this month.

And of course one last copy of pieces/Canary I haven’t paid off yet.

Based on that, I should be safe for my target this month.

As for next month, I’m not really sure, thanks to Seishun Sparking and a bunch of other stuff ๐Ÿค”

I just remembered about Cafe Stella sound track and drama CD. Well, that’s kind of bad news.

Weekly Finance vol. 29

YJA

Sold one item for 10% loss.

My auction page sure is getting rather empty now. I’ll probably start adding more stuff around next month. Feeling a bit lazy this month.

Wasting money

Um, all the groceries and computer parts sure costed a lot. It looks like I’ll barely hit my saving target this month if at all.

The extra spending on case fans was rather unexpected and I forgot about buying some SQ for my NA FGO account.

Otherwise there’s not much change of plan. There will be a new dakimakura by Ikegami Akane next month, though…

Weekly Finance vol. 28

RIP money

YJA

Sold quite a few stuff for more or less 0% loss. Whee. It includes a pair of RAM sticks which I replaced with the two sticks above.

Apparently 9-yukiiro boxes fetches some good money. That was an unexpected nice surprise.

Wasting money

After weeks without proper ECC RAMs, I found two less expensive sticks off YJA. They both costed a bit under 20k in total which is still quite way more than 12k I spent for the non-ECC sticks I’ve been using. Those were some special deals though and current price is about 16k which means the new sticks only cost slightly more.

Last week I also wasted quite a lot of money getting some Saga Planets stuff from DMM as I discovered they’re DRM-free.

That and buying some digital doujinshi drained my reserve budget pretty quickly. And it’s only first week of May +_+

At least there shouldn’t be much left after next week. A bunch more doujinshi and then lastly one more copies of pieces/Canary.

Weekly Finance vol. 27

My thought looking at April balance

YJA

Um, I think I sold like one item for about 50% loss. And then sold one 9-yukiiro for about 20% loss?

Still haven’t put up anything else and my room is getting fuller thanks to all the new stuff I bought last week.

Wasting money

So, last month, I ended up not reaching my saving target. By quite a bit. Mostly thanks to preordering pieces/Canary. Also thanks to upgrading my server ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Thankfully, with those out of the way, it means I don’t need to preorder anything this month. The only thing on my list for this month is pieces/Canary from Sofmap.

As for future preorders, there are still a few more stuff on my list. The closest one being Cabbit’s Kagitori which may be released next month. I’ve done most of the preorders with Melonbooks and Sofmap being the only two I haven’t accounted yet because I’m getting them from physical store.

Up next would be Maitetsu Last Run. Although as I mentioned before, I’ll probably just buy one from Suruga-Ya. Or maybe even Amazon for the discount? ๐Ÿค”

The latest on my list is Sagaplanet’s Kakenuke Sparking. I’m not sure yet how I’ll preorder the one from Sofmap. Hopefully the pandemic will be over this or next month so I can get it from physical store. Buying eroge from Sofmap online store is something I would really avoid. As for the rest, there’s no change in plan yet and still waiting for the reveal of original bonuses. That will determine whether I’ll spend 40k or 80k for this title.

My guess is those are voice drama and I’ll end up going the expensive route ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Stock market

They seem to be increasing slowly over the last few weeks?

Weekly Finance vol. 26

Almost forgot to write this post.

YJA

Sold some more stuff. At more loss. Almost 60%. Kinda sucks but it was mostly thanks to dakimakura. The value drop sure is more obvious in absolute term. Also it’s almost impossible to recover the price once used.

Not sure if I’ll put up more stuff anytime soon. Even though I really should.

Wasting money

It’s eroge day (yesterday)! Spent a lot of money! At least it was budgeted already so it’s mostly fine.

I’ll probably end up preordering pieces/Canary this month instead of next month. Nearby Melonbooks already has no early preorder shikishi anymore so that sucked ;_;

That will kind of mess up my budget. Looking again, it was probably a bad idea anyway waiting until the release month.

Talking about budget, there will be also this Seishun Sparking thing. As mentioned last time, it’ll cost me good money. Dropping Maitetsu LR goods will end up helping here.

Also at current rate, there might be nothing in summer? No Comiket at least. Denkigai… is a bit unknown. I heard some info about they’ll be held in summer. We’ll see.

Stock market

It’s a mystery at this time. The trend is still going down but on some days it goes up quite a lot as well so that helped compensate the drop. Not by much though.

Weekly Finance vol. 25

YJA

Sold quite a few stuff this last weekend. At almost 50% loss. Yay ๐Ÿ˜

Wasting money

As pictured above, I got a new system for my server! New motherboard (ASRock X570 Pro4) and new CPU (AMD Ryzen 3500), to be precise. I already have too many RAM sticks on my desktop (4x16GiB) so I took a pair off it and use it on the new server, saved me from having to spend more money on this. Details coming soon to the other blog. Maybe.

That said, I still need to eventually upgrade the RAM to ECC. Unfortunately the cheapest I could find costs about 30k for a pair of 16GiB for a total of 32GiB. It will take a while until I save enough for them.

Apart of that, I’m skipping Soraao this time because of the purchase above and just generally trying to spend on thing I really like instead of just stuff I may potentially like. Anime is especially worse in this regard as the second hand market is pretty big and it’s relatively easy getting cheap second hand copies.

Next week is already eroge week. Schedule-wise, I should be posting another finance post before then unless I went lazy mode again and hold off doing it until last minute like this one.

New “C98” stuff are also starting to come out as well. I have some budget for it but I’m not sure how much I’ll end up spending. Hopefully not too much.

That reminded me, I still need to pack stuff for Suruga-Ya.

Weekly Finance vol. 24

Unrelated apart of that I’m watching this while writing this post

YJA

0% loss this time yay. Except it was because I sold nothing.

Readjusted prices for stuff. Hopefully can sell something but with current economy it’ll probably be rather difficult regardless.

I suspect it’s better for me to start packing up stuff to be sent to Suruga-Ya.

Wasting money

Pre-ordered some stuff and although there are still some extras, there’s no telling how this month will go with all the new doujin stuff which are initially targeted for C98.

And then I still need to figure out what to do with Maitetsu LR. I’m actually now considering only buying single thing. Probably either Sofmap or Suruga-Ya and skip the rest of them. It’s just too expensive and considering I’m so far backlogged on that, I probably really should just get the minimum.

pieces/Canary for May (5 copies?), Torikago for June (4 copies), and lastly Maitetsu LR (1 copy?) for July. And that’s it? There’s nothing for August or later yet. Saga Planets may announce their new title soon-ish though.

I really need to read faster. And be less distracted.

Stock market

These last two days have been closed at positive which is actually a bit annoying because I was too late buying some index fund which ended up costing quite a lot more than the price when I placed the order. I probably should’ve bought ETF instead.

Weekly Finance vol. 23

YJA

Quite a few items were sold this week. With a rather big loss as well unfortunately at 40%. Oh well, better than nothing.

With this, I have less than 40 items remaining to be sold. The lowest since a while, I believe.

And I still have not decided on what else to sell yet.

Wasting money

Thanks to the YJA, I got some spares left for this month. Although considering it’s almost May anyway I’ll probably end up doing pre-orders next month if the budget permits.

With C98 out of window, I’m not sure how to budget April/May for the doujinshi. It’ll probably end up a bit more expensive than usual. And then of course there’s still pieces/Canary on May. And Maitetsu LR on July.

Oh and on Maitetsu LR, I’m skipping Tech Gian’s drama CDs. I’ll probably regret it? Maybe? But it’s Lose – they tend to re-release previous drama CDs somehow in one form or another. Not that I’m currently lacking in drama CDs anyway.

And then with Cabbit’s Kagitori delayed to June, my eroge purchases for April is now down to 9-yukiiro and Denshi otome. Shouldn’t be too bad.

Now I think about it, I can probably cancel my current Getchu order for that Kagitori and reorder it together with Onigyu anime for cheaper shipping.

There’s Melonbooks C98 (RIP) tapestries as well but I’ll probably skip them completely. Getting that Tomose Shunsaku tapestry or some other ones is rather tempting but I think I’ll pass. There isn’t really anything outstanding and with the book itself delayed it’ll be slightly more expensive getting the extra stuff.

And lastly, I almost completely forgot about it but I also need to slip in some budget for more dual ports 10GbE cards and new Ryzen setup for my server.

Hmm, looking again, this will be a bit difficult.

Stock market

Somehow the indexes went up these last two (work) days. It’ll probably go down again this week. I’m not holding my breath.

Weekly Finance vol. 22

YJA

Sold another two items for 40% loss! Yay…

Still haven’t put up anything new. Too lazy and distracted with another things.

Wasting money

I’m doing well not buying anything these last few days. I still need to get around pre-ordering stuff I mentioned last week.

Overall I should be able to hit savings target safely.

That said, I have motherboard + CPU lined up for purchases. I can really use some faster server. And maybe another pair of 10GbE cards because finding full sized brackets for current cards seems a bit impossible. I got one which I thought could be compatible but it isn’t. The mounting points are very slightly off.

I see some cheap Mellanox cards which should work and less probability of being counterfeits (Intel NICs are prone to this) but I’ll wait until at least next month. Or when I finally accidentally unplugged my loose card(s).

Stock market

Still RIP. I’m currently at 20% loss on normal index fund and 15% loss on optional pension fund.

Weekly Finance vol. 21

Late because of various reasons =)

YJA

Sold two things at 20% loss. Not too bad but nothing exciting either. The total value is pretty low as well. But hey, extra income is always welcome.

I knew this is happening but the slow down sure kinda hurts.

As I’ve always mention, I will need to finish some more eroge before I can continue deciding what to keep.

Wasting money

Thankfully there isn’t much to waste money on. Although I just remembered I haven’t pre-ordered pieces/Canary at all. Whoops. And then the movie blu-rays. I still have enough budget for the blu-rays but at the current rate I need to wait until next month for eroges. It doesn’t help I’m buying quite a lot for next month releases. I hope I’ll still have enough…

Oh and there’s also Comiket coming.

Hmm, this is pretty bad.

Stock market

RIP.

Weekly Finance vol. 20

YJA

Sold three items for 60% loss. Erm. At least the absolute number isn’t too bad.

I did put up some more stuff but there aren’t many left anyway. I probably should lower starting bid a bit sometime this month.

Wasting money

There’s not much this week. And I don’t think there will be much for the rest of this month either. I still need to place order for some anime blu-rays though.

So, overall, I’m doing kind of fine, I guess. Assuming nothing else suddenly comes up.

Stock market

And finally my funds are at loss. RIP two years worth of investments. It sure didn’t help I picked the worst time to start.

Looking back

I figured looking at previous month spending might be a good idea. I sometimes do it but I don’t usually write them here.

Anyway, last month started with tapestry from Ryohka and dakimakura by K-Ko from Yometan. Followed by Arthuria Racing tapestry. Afterwards I spent some more money on F/sn museum and related goods. Lastly, ACHGM spending ended with buying more eroge at the end of month. It’s not too bad.

Unfortunately though, on computer side, I bought 10GbE cards and related bits and pieces. In addition, I also got a new phone. Yay. It worked really well. Not for my finance though.

Overall, as I mentioned before I still managed to keep it above the minimum savings target.

Receiving about 40k through auction sure also helped.

Weekly Finance vol. 19

YJA

Last auction last month ended by selling four items at 6% loss. Not too bad considering all the terrible weeks I’ve been through.

I’ll put up some more stuff later this week.

Other selling stuff

I really should get around sending more stuff to Suruga-Ya.

Wasting money

Last month ended up saving a bit more than minimum target thanks to the last auction.

And then the budget for this month was immediately hit by all the backlogs from last month. As it currently stands, I barely have anything left for this month. And it’s only the first day ๐Ÿ˜ฆ