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

Weekly Finance vol. 18

YJA

Sold five items for about 50% loss. Er. Well, the higher valued stuff have mostly been sold out so the remaining items are kind of expected to be sold at loss.

That said, I’ve put up some more tapestries which hopefully can be sold for some profit…?

Wasting money

End of month is closing in and I barely manage to keep my savings target. It’ll probably fall a bit short though. Or maybe not. I’m not sure. Also depends on how the last auction for this month goes. Maybe it’ll be fine.

Meanwhile I still have no idea what to do with Maitetsu pre-orders…

Also on the DRM’d game thingy, they still haven’t make any further announcements.

Oh, and stock market (or just general world economy) sure is taking some pretty hard hits from covid-19.

Weekly Finance vol. 17

YJA

Sold two items for about 40% loss. Yay.

I need to push limit on what I’m selling and then finishing eroges so I can finally consider whether or not to keep them.

Other selling stuff

Still haven’t done anything else even though I really should. Mainly doujinshi to be sold through Suruga-Ya (of course).

And then there’s my older phone as well though I’m not sure if I even should sell or just dispose of them right away due to safety reasons.

Wasting money

It’s almost end of February and I still haven’t pre-ordered Hello World and Weathering BDs. I can’t quite do it this month anymore as I don’t have enough remaining budget.

And the reason I’m running low of available budget is I’m buying a phone. An old phone. I sure hope it works. It’s way cheaper than buying new but it’s also pretty old. It should work fine based on the seller’s reputation. I’ll tell more once I figure out how it ends.

In addition to that, I ended up buying another pair of 10GbE card.

Thanks to those two craps above, even though I didn’t waste that much on dakimakura and tapestries and eroges, I’m currently on danger of going below my minimum savings target. I guess going to Ore no yome at the end of this month is out of question.

Next month seems even more questionable.

Or maybe this month. Depends on how the DRM-infested company end up this time. The final decision will probably be before end of this month. Just like last time, this crap is taking a bit too much thinking time ๐Ÿ˜ Maybe I should just get over with it already and forget/ignore the company altogether.

Weekly Finance vol. 16

Early for once.

YJA

Sold quite a few items at 70%. That hurts. At least it covered my extra 10GbE cards purchases though.

I noticed I now have less than 50 items up. It sure can use more items. Maybe this week. Or next week. I don’t know.

Wasting money

I’m still not sure about Maitetsu pre-orders. Those look pretty dangerous. I still have 5 months to prepare but with Comiket incoming in two months, I don’t have that much leeway until then.

At least I don’t have anything else coming for this month. I think.

Oh right, there’s FSN 15th Museum but it shouldn’t cost too much.

There’s also that company which said to use DMM Soft Denchi (lol) but for some reason still hasn’t updated their official page. I think I should keep some budget aside for that but at the moment the chance they’ll drop the stupid DRM seems pretty low. Well, their loss โ”( ๏ฝฅ_๏ฝฅ)โ”Œ

Weekly Finance vol. 15

Auction

Put up four stuff, sold one of them. I think it was for about the value I bought it at.

I probably should put up more new stuff. I now have some ideas on what else to sell.

In addition, I lowered starting bid on most of the things and two of them are already bid. Hopefully there will be more this week?

Wasting money

I ended up pre-ordering this K-Ko dakimakura. And this Ryohka tapestry. Maybe I’ll pre-order this mignon tapestry as well.

Apart of that, with delay of Cabbit’s Torikago, there isn’t much else for me this month. Maybe Ikegami Akane covers though looking at the schedule again, the pre-order will probably be only up in March.

That said, it’s only first week of February and I don’t exactly have that much spare remaining for this month.

Lastly, stock market is on free fall ๐Ÿ˜”

Weekly Finance vol. 14

Auction

Nothing ;_;

It was kind of expected but it sure is sad.

I really should put up some more stuff…

Wasting money

I actually saved quite a bit of extra for this month thanks to Suruga-Ya stuff.

Spending for February includes a few eroges (Torikago, Hajikano) and blu-rays (?) and dakimakuras (Ikegami Akane), I think.

There are a few more new titles coming up for April and May. Those cost quite a bit. They’re still a long way so I should be able to save up some budget before they arrive.

Weekly Finance vol. 13

Auction

Sold another single item. This time at a small profit.

Still haven’t put up anything new. I really should.

Suruga-Ya

The result is in and I’m getting 32k. I haven’t calculated it properly but I think I bought them for at least 100k which means it’s at at least 68% loss. Yay ๐Ÿ˜

Not really unexpected. I hoped it’d go for at least 50k though.

Wasting money

On 10 GbE card, I think I’ll wait and try using current network and see how it performs with NFS. I also found cheap (and rather reliable) cards on ebay so that’s always an option.

This month is ending soon, and I’m still projecting good amount of savings until then.

Not sure about February yet though. And the digital artbooks I mentioned last week.

Weekly Finance vol. 12

Auction

One small bid with a bit of loss. On the brighter side someone bid on a rather expensive stuff.

I probably should put up some more stuff this week.

Suruga-Ya

Sent a bunch of books. Bye ๐Ÿ˜ข

I hope they buy the books for good money. Something like 50k would be nice though I think the original purchase price for them was over 100k.

Will need to send more, as I haven’t sorted out B5 doujinshi at all. And there are some A4 left over from previous one thanks to overweight.

Budgeting

I’m currently in danger of buying two 10 GbE cards. Otherwise I should be fine-ish for this month.

Upcoming stuff for next month and later includes pieces sequel, Argonauts new title (maybe), Torikago purchases, 9-yukiiro purchases, Hajikano purchase, and Kinkoi PS4.

I wonder if I’ll ever get enough extra budget to buy a bunch of digital artbooks…

Weekly Finance vol. 11

Auction

Another surprise with one bid. This time I netted a small profit.

Still haven’t put up anything else yet. Maybe sometime next week. Most likely not this week.

Suruga-Ya

A small update finally. Sorted out A4-sized books and doujinshi and ended up with over 25 kg of books to be sold. The shipping method used only allows up to 25 kg though so I’ll be selling some of the books a bit later, maybe together with B5 doujinshi and other random craps.

I hope they sell for something. I think some of the doujinshi are rather rare so hopefully they buy it for good money.

I need to figure out the documents I need to prepare first though as I think I need to redo some of them after having address change.

Budgeting

As I mentioned last week, I did a bunch of pre-orders. I don’t think I have any spare left for this month. Pieces sequel is coming up but it’ll probably be for February or later pre-orders. Other than that, there’s nothing else for this month. I hope.

Weekly Finance vol. 10

Auction

Surprisingly someone bid on a tapestry. And that’s all. It’s 15% loss but at less than 3000 yen total it doesn’t really matter.

And that ended my auction for 2019. Overall it’s way worse compared to 2018… is what I thought. Looking at the actual number it’s almost the same. Heck it’s also about the same amount as 2017. That’s weird.

2020 would certainly be worse as I’ve mentioned before, there aren’t many things left I can sell.

Wasted money

With five pillow covers and a bunch of eroges, it wasn’t a cheap month. Oh, and the events as well of course.

Combined with new PC, even over 130k extra income from auctions couldn’t help me reach my monthly savings target.

I’ve saved enough for the rest of the year to cover them though so it’s all goo.

Budgeting

New month, new planning. Well, more like plan executions. I’m currently looking at almost 100k for pre-orders and stuff.

…that’s a lot.

I just hope there’s no additional unexpected spending.

Weekly Finance vol. 9

Auction

Surprisingly sold some stuff with only 15% loss. That was nice. I considered taking two weeks off but I figured might as well keep going so I’ll be begrudgingly going outside instead of staying home all day.

Pre-orders

I thought 9-yukiiro pre-order starts last Friday but it’s this Friday. So, yay.

Nothing else new announced recently as far as I remember so last week’s plan is still a thing.

Budgeting

As mentioned in last week’s digest, I toyed around with idea of getting a new Ryzen system. And that happened. So I blew the extra budget I had.

The end result shouldn’t be too much different compared to last year but I spent way more on new apartment rent last year so it’s not quite the same comparison. I also had way more stuff to be sold. And next year would be even worse so I need to adjust accordingly.

That said I still need to sell quite a bit more stuff remaining and maybe trim even further to get my tapestries collection to some sensible amount instead of way over 200 at the moment.

Oh and of course to trim my doujinshi collection though that one is mostly just space clean up as I don’t think I can recover much value from them.

Weekly Finance vol. 8

Auction

Sold even more items. For total loss of about 20%.

On top of that I made mistake when creating auction for the random USB3 card and entered amount of two instead of one. Thankfully the bidder didn’t make big deal about it. It being a deal of 200yen worth of item.

And then another fail where one of the tapestries is damaged and I didn’t notice it until yesterday. No response for this one yet ‘_’)a

Oh well.

On next week though, there are some bids already.

Pre-orders

Pre-orders for 9-Yukiiro will start this Friday. I don’t know yet when I’ll actually pre-order it. Or them as I’m buying multiple copies.

There’s also Onigyu H-anime which I haven’t decided where to buy yet as I’m waiting for the tapestry image to come out first.

And lastly – at least as far as my list goes – Cuffs winter goods is here as well. I actually completely forgot about it but there are some stuff I may end up buying. That will also cost quite a lot.

Budgeting

Thanks to the auction last week, it covered the Cuffs stuff I forgot about. And maybe even 9-Yukiiro if counting on next week’s as well.

Update 2019-12-24: I got Yukiiro pre-order date wrong whoops.

Weekly Finance vol. 7

Auction

Surprisingly sold quite a few things. The total loss was about 15%. Not too bad considering (unfortunately) no particularly highly-bid item. Just minor loss overall.

I hope this week will be at least as good as last week…

Pre-orders

Ended up pre-ordering that Yometan K-Ko pillow cover.

Maybe will also buy the pieces’ Tsumugi pillow cover.

Budgeting

Thanks to last week’s YJA, it recovered a bit. Overall though I still have quite a bit wastable budget remaining for this year.

Not sure how next year will fare considering I won’t have as many stuff to be sold anymore.

Weekly Finance vol. 6

Auction

Lots of things were sold. Overall it was at about 10% loss. Not too bad considering it involves two pillow covers which lost over 60% of its original value. There are few gold tapestries helped the numbers and that’s how I ended up with relatively few loss.

As mentioned last week, there aren’t many tapestries I can sell left so I guess I won’t be getting much extra for foreseeable future.

Pre-orders

A.M.R winter goods! Yay. And a few soundtrack CDs I keep forgetting to buy (not yet, waiting for Yahoo! bonus day).

More eroge (and almost eroge) pre-orders are also coming closer. Stuff like Kinkoi PS4, 9-Yukiiro, and maybe Hajikano.

Budgeting

That said, there’s a few hiccup along the way so I don’t actually have that much spare budget at the moment, lol. Should still be fine for the upcoming event though. I think.

Weekly Finance Vol. 5

Auction

Sold two items. At loss of only 40% it’s not too bad. The absolute number is pretty low though so it’s kind of sad.

I thought this month is over but next auction end time is still this month so I figured I should try one last push. One last push I did and I think I put up all of the tapestries I could put up, leaving with me with a bit over 270 tapestries…

Still a bit too many but cutting down this more will take quite a bit more scrutiny and eroge plays.

On the bright side people have been bidding on some of those stuff.

After this though, there’s really not many more stuff I can put up anymore. It’ll even be rather questionable for me continuing Yahoo! Premium next year. Also, RIP extra income ๐Ÿ˜”

Pre-orders

Nothing. Maybe soon? Depends on the announcement coming in Friday.

Budgeting

Should be pretty good? Though I don’t think I’ll buy that pillow cover I mentioned last week. Or will I?

Weekly Finance Vol. 4

I thought I’m behind the schedule but I’m not. Oh well.

Auction

Sold 6 stuff last weekend on auction for a bit over 50% loss. A bit better than last week but it’s quite a lot fewer in total number.

I probably should put up more stuff soon-ish.

Pre-orders

Pre-ordered Torikago from Getchu which I believe should be all my eroge purchases for this year. There’s nothing else for next year yet.

I also pre-ordered Melonbooks C97 catalog. I ended up skipping the artbooks because the lineup doesn’t seem too interesting. I did get a rurudo B1 tapestry as I was a bit curious. And maybe sell for profit if I end up not liking it much.

Budgeting

Still quite a lot of extras even after spending 10k for FGO sq (and got nothing) and unrelated daily supplies. I don’t think there will be any other major purchases for this month, so, yay? Especially if I ever get around putting up more stuff for auction.

Oh, maybe I’ll get the K-Ko original pillow cover (EX version) depending how my spare budget looks like at the end of month.

Weekly Finance Vol. 3

Probably should’ve wrote this yesterday.

Auction

Sold quite a lot of stuff last week though with loss of almost 60%. Looking at the number alone, it’s not too bad overall.

I don’t think I’ll put up anything new this week as I’m still too lazy.

Pre-orders

I still need to pre-order Torikago from Getchu. And the C97 though I’m not sure what I’m getting for it. Tapestry from Kanekiyo Miwa turned to be not too interesting for me and nothing else really stand out. I’ll probably still get the artbooks but I’m not sure about the rest.

Budgeting

Thanks to the auction thingy, I have plenty to waste. Or save.

Weekly Finance Vol. 2

I just noticed the timing is good enough for this… after posting that auction report.

Auction

See this.

Pre-orders

Ended up pre-ordering Sumi pillow cover. RIP 13k.

Otherwise I haven’t pre-ordered anything else. Current queue(?) is Getchu’s Torikago and Melonbooks C97 catalog (and goods).

Budgeting

New month, new plan. I mean no more plan as I’ve spent most of my available budget for this month. I hope auction will provide some extra…

Investing?

Dropped a bit on Friday but I think I should stop this section already as I’ve been saying forever. There just isn’t much point monitoring it daily if I’m not planning to do anything with it.

Weekly Finance Vol. 1?

As I’m splitting off things, this becomes its own post.

Auction

Sold one item. Yay. It’s sold at about 60% loss. Talk about a bad week.

I’m considering stopping doing the free shipping thing and back to normal shipping. It’s rather annoying in various ways. On top of Yahoo! takes the same 8.8% cut for the shipping fee, it also makes my stuff seem more expensive than the others. There’s also problem with bidding multiple items. It feels a bit cheating taking the extra money when sending one package of multiple items (and of course the other side may feel cheated as well).

I haven’t put up anything new either. Maybe tomorrow.

Pre-orders

As pillow cover from Ikegami Akane isn’t coming this month, I pre-ordered a bunch of eroges. I hope it’ll sell well (?).

Though now looking back, I have a bit of doubt about Amiami bonus of Cafe Stella. It looks a bit too safe. Order placed so there’s no going back. Maybe there’s but I don’t think I’ll do it.

As for next month, there will be Ikegami Akane stuff and a bit more eroge pre-orders. Nothing much else, I think?

Budgeting

This month is almost over, and with rather disappointing bonus from auction side, I didn’t manage to save as much as I wanted. It’s still quite a bit over my minimum but I hoped I could save a bit more.

Investing

Somehow the stock market is doing well these last few days. My Topix is still at quite a loss though.