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.
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.
This week’s report is in previous post so there’s nothing new here.
I managed to put up some stuff for auction. Mainly when swapping them out from wall. I’ll find out if they worth anything.
Didn’t spend much at all this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ll probably put up some more tapestries and dakimakuras first before finally Suruga-ya. I’ve started sorting stuff… slowly.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe one day I’ll finally get around packing all those unused doujins.
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.
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.
Um, I think I sold one item for less than 2k. And then nothing else.
Maybe I should do the Suruga-ya thing I’ve been talking about forever =)
Didn’t spend too much this week apart of the essentials.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
It’s midweek and nobody bought any of my eroges so nothing here.
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.
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.
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 (?).
Sold nothing. Yay. Kind of expected. Adjusted some prices, I’ll find out if it does anything.
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.
Bought last copy of pieces/Canary and two C98 doujinshis and that’s it.
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 🤔 (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.
A bit late due to various reasons. I probably should write this later after sleeping but I currently can’t sleep waiting for something.
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.
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.
I ended up buying quite a bit more ASMR stuff from Dlsite during their Golden Week promo.
And that’s it?
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 🤔
I just remembered about Cafe Stella sound track and drama CD. Well, that’s kind of bad news.
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.
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.
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.
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 😎
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? 🤔
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 🙃
They seem to be increasing slowly over the last few weeks?
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.
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.
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.
Sold quite a few stuff this last weekend. At almost 50% loss. Yay 😐
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Somehow the indexes went up these last two (work) days. It’ll probably go down again this week. I’m not holding my breath.
Still haven’t put up anything new. Too lazy and distracted with another things.
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).
Still RIP. I’m currently at 20% loss on normal index fund and 15% loss on optional pension fund.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…?
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.
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.
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 😐 Maybe I should just get over with it already and forget/ignore the company altogether.
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.
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 ┐( ･_･)┌
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.
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.
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.
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.