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11:37 am, Aug 10 2013
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I'm just curious how much money you bring to manga conventions? And what do you usually spend it on? I bring between 100 and 200 euros and mostly buy figurines and manga.

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3:36 pm, Aug 10 2013
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If you have a specific item in mind, bring at least that much. Other than that, just bring what you're comfortable spending. If you got a low budget, that's fine. There's plenty of cheaper stuff around. It also depends on the amount of stuff you plan on buying (and carrying around with you). 100-200 euros sounds like a safe bet if it's mostly manga and figurines (although some figurines can cost quite a lot)

And don't forget about money for food and stuff.

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Post #610431
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4:58 pm, Aug 10 2013
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I tend to bring at least $500US with me. But this counts as everything. Food, travel, room, ect. As for free spending money, I try to stay under $100. I don't like buying lots of things since I move around a lot and clutter gets in the way. But I like buying stuff in the artist alleys.

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5:01 pm, Aug 10 2013
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I usually take around £50 - £100. I end up buying figurines and posters/wallscrolls, but I like to haggle when I buy, so I don't usually pay the price they have on the box =P
Recently though, I've just been buying figurines. I don't usually go for the really expensive ones though. I like the ones around £15 - £30. I've managed to rack up quite a collection without having to spend too much.
When I wanna spend some more though, there are always some ATM's around. Not a problem.

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Post #610433
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5:20 pm, Aug 10 2013
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Cool! That's a big amount of money for me. Considering manga isn't that rare of a stuff here, in asia. Well, it depends on your country I see. In my country, it's a bit cheaper... Comic Magazine shipped from japan are about 10$, while the tankoubon maybe 8$. That's still expensive since the translated ones published here aren't even 2$. Well, for figurines, the prices are about the same, tough it's cheaper in stores than on convention or festivals. Maybe I will bring around 70$-100$, it's already enough, I guess.

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9:51 am, Aug 15 2013
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I don't like to carry that much cash, maybe $60, but that's for everything (food, etc.) I don't set a spending limit, because I'm not usually tempted to spend all that much. I don't collect figurines, and I get wall scrolls at the local comics store. I do take my credit card and checkbook just in case there's a big ticket item I just have to have. One year there was a good sale on manga, and I spent about $65 dollars, but I got a lot for that. I bought a KHR! puzzle one year and a KHR! keychain another year. I also pick up artwork and handcrafted items in the Artist Alley. This year I got beautiful renderings of sexy Gojyo and Sanzo, Kamina sleeping (a rare pose), and Kambei-sama of Samurai 7, all from the same artist.

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11:21 am, Aug 15 2013
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I wanna say "Everything I have in my bank account", as I only carry card and not cash...but I know better than to splurge like that :\
Going to a con this weekend though so we'll see how much I'll be spending laugh

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1:27 am, Aug 16 2013
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Eh, that depends on budget and how much you are comfortable spending. My cousin goes to cons all the time because she helps out at her friends booths and she usually takes 100$, she's not one to buy a trillion useless things.

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Post #611874

1:36 am, Aug 23 2013
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Its been a while since I've been to convention (my last wasn't even anime/manga focused, it was Comic-Con NYC) so I'm not a good barometer.

That said, I usually bring $~400 USD, including food/snack money. I usually just get stuff from the artist alley cause it feels more unique/one-of-a-kind than the stuff at the official vendors.

I usually don't spend it all either (gotta have safety cash) so even though I bring ~400, I usually only spend ~200 (I'm stingy)

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2:03 am, Aug 23 2013
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brought $600 bucks, spent most of it on food rather than much else.

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