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being organised.....

Postby poncho » Tue May 08, 2018 5:09 pm

ive vintage here there and everywhere in random boxes around the house and my parents house.

now that i dont actively collect much these days.

im dabbling in the idea of tidying it up seeing what i have. do an inventory maybe what to display and downsize etc etc.

where to begin?........mmmmm

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Re: being organised.....

Postby TK-7785 » Tue May 08, 2018 5:31 pm

I'd like to offer my services. I can sort it all out for you, no hassle. All you need to do is send it all to me. :twisted:
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Re: being organised.....

Postby Darth Bobby » Tue May 08, 2018 6:05 pm

it's a pretty satisfying feeling. Great fun.

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Re: being organised.....

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Tue May 08, 2018 6:44 pm

I can’t believe you’ve got two houses to store things in :o

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Re: being organised.....

Postby Robstyley » Tue May 08, 2018 8:46 pm

Sounds like a plan Stan. If you got the whole lot together in one room you’d probably be surprised how much there is. And by how much you’re willing to part with.

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Re: being organised.....

Postby edd_jedi » Wed May 09, 2018 8:28 am

I have a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. It has a few uses:

1) Values for insurance
2) Keep track of spending
3) It's stored in Google Docs so I can use it while out and about (eg at Farthest From) to check if I already have it or need an upgrade

I think once you get over 100 MOCs, loose figures or whatever you collect you need some way of keeping track of what you have, it's impossible to remember all the different cardbacks or COOs etc. Definitely worth doing :)

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Re: being organised.....

Postby Hooch » Wed May 09, 2018 9:41 am

I have all my stuff in one room but in no way is it organized. I have piles stacked up on the floor, laying down all over the shelves and in no order just yet. One day I will get that sorted
As for knowing what I have? I don't really collect variants so that make it simple for me. I know what I don't have so just concentrate on that
Hooch, somehow you always make ewoks look cool 8)


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Re: being organised.....

Postby edd_jedi » Wed May 09, 2018 10:28 am

Here's a screenshot of my spreadsheet if it helps. As you can see there are tabs along the bottom for the different categories. I document when I bought things, how much I paid, and if I later sold them how much for and for what profit (I use this to justify big purchases to myself :lol: ) I have also recently added a 'value' column which is my personal (and conservative) opinion of what they are now worth as prices have obviously gone up considerably over the last few years so in some cases what I paid isn't that useful.

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Re: being organised.....

Postby poncho » Wed May 09, 2018 10:41 am

thanks edd. i think a spread sheet will help for sure. i think the current value is a good idea if anything were to happen to me the mrs will know whats what and there actual worth :lol:

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Re: being organised.....

Postby pizzathehutt » Wed May 09, 2018 10:45 am

I kind of had a similar thing, my childhood collection was in the loft for years and then when I went to college in 99 I got back into the hobby and started collecting again not knowing what was in the loft. probably picked up another 50 odd figures before I eventually got the rest down from the loft.

was a lot of fun to refresh myself with what I originally had, what upgrades I could make and how many doubles I had left to trade with

unfortunately those doubles eventually went to toy toni but I did manage to get some nice figures for them including a luke endor
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Re: being organised.....

Postby edd_jedi » Wed May 09, 2018 10:47 am

pizzathehutt wrote:unfortunately those doubles eventually went to toy toni


Don't worry you can probably buy them back carded :lol:

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Re: being organised.....

Postby poncho » Wed May 09, 2018 1:55 pm

mucking around with some loose labels

thoughts?
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Re: being organised.....

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Wed May 09, 2018 1:59 pm

I have a spread sheet similar to Edd. I’ve also just started using the portfolio section of the Star Wars Tracker app.

It enables me to:
- add photos (which can help as proof for insurance claims as you can add as many as you like including a sheet with your name and date next to figure, or even a pic with you holding it)
- input price paid, additional costs such as postage, you’re own valuation (as SW tracker just takes the average price and does not take Condition or rarity into value)
- input Coo, Family, accessories and condition etc

It then compares your portfolio with the prices paid against the current market average and will let you know the percentage increase or decrease in profit you have obtained. I’m having fun slowly taking pictures of my collection. So far I’ve only documented my ANH figures.

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Re: being organised.....

Postby poncho » Wed May 09, 2018 2:03 pm

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Re: being organised.....

Postby Mini99 » Wed May 09, 2018 7:43 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:I have a spread sheet similar to Edd. I’ve also just started using the portfolio section of the Star Wars Tracker app.

It enables me to:
- add photos (which can help as proof for insurance claims as you can add as many as you like including a sheet with your name and date next to figure, or even a pic with you holding it)
- input price paid, additional costs such as postage, you’re own valuation (as SW tracker just takes the average price and does not take Condition or rarity into value)
- input Coo, Family, accessories and condition etc

It then compares your portfolio with the prices paid against the current market average and will let you know the percentage increase or decrease in profit you have obtained. I’m having fun slowly taking pictures of my collection. So far I’ve only documented my ANH figures.

I have started to do this as well, but also save to a word doc. Just incase I stop subscribing to the Tracker, which is unlikley!
I have been wondering though how secure the Tracker portfolio data is, although it’s probably not worth anything to anyone?
Maybe one for Jared to answer?


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