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#3451 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11878 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

Man, I'm still fearing my movie. The games are going to be bad enough but those guides... holy crap, that's going to be a workout. Plus I need to find boxes for all this shit. I'm also wondering how much I'll pay in renter's insurance to cover all this crap.

It would have been nice move down to/live with my parents but I can't pass up the Chicago job offer.:-/


The insurance is pretty cheap actually. Much lower than car insurance. I have condo insurance, but I believe renters insurance is about the same cost. Right now I have an extra $25,000 for personal belongings, but I might up it to the next tier if I bring over some 'good stuff'.

I really need a way to establish a value for my collection other than an excel sheet or something. :lol:


Vinny- So you are relocating to Chicago? Make sure you swing by our CAG meetup. We plan it every year, but it tends to be every 1-2 years.

#3452 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20394 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

I really need a way to establish a value for my collection other than an excel sheet or something. :lol:


Vinny- So you are relocating to Chicago? Make sure you swing by our CAG meetup. We plan it every year, but it tends to be every 1-2 years.


I have everything on an Google spreadsheet. I'm wondering if I can't incorporate some formula to check eBay prices and update automatically, but I have no idea how long that would take to figure out or if it's possible.:lol:

I live in Rockford now, I'll probably move to the suburbs sometime in the summer. I don't start until October so I could technically lose my position or some other things could change.:-/ My job is downtown and rent there is ridiculous. But I need to figure out the trains and whatnot that would work with a decent place to live. Someone told Oak Park would be the best... but I have no idea about anything regarding living & working in Chicago/the suburbs.:lol:

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#3453 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11878 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

I have everything on an Google spreadsheet. I'm wondering if I can't incorporate some formula to check eBay prices and update automatically, but I have no idea how long that would take to figure out or if it's possible.:lol:

I live in Rockford now, I'll probably move to the suburbs sometime in the summer. I don't start until October so I could technically lose my position or some other things could change.:-/ My job is downtown and rent there is ridiculous. But I need to figure out the trains and whatnot that would work with a decent place to live. Someone told Oak Park would be the best... but I have no idea about anything regarding living & working in Chicago/the suburbs.:lol:


Have you always been in rockford? For some reason I thought you were on the West Coast. The best advice I can give you is use the Metra if possible for your commute. I lived by Lawrence and ashland and it would take a hour or more by 'el' or bus. The same route was 15 minutes by metra train. Don't bother driving. I worked downtown and had a 50% discounted rate and it was still $24/day to park...and that was 6 years ago.

As far as neighborhoods go, you may want to post in the Chicago thread. It all depends on what you are looking for in terms of space, safety, and cost.

#3454 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20394 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:25 AM

Have you always been in rockford? For some reason I thought you were on the West Coast. The best advice I can give you is use the Metra if possible for your commute. I lived by Lawrence and ashland and it would take a hour or more by 'el' or bus. The same route was 15 minutes by metra train. Don't bother driving. I worked downtown and had a 50% discounted rate and it was still $24/day to park...and that was 6 years ago.

As far as neighborhoods go, you may want to post in the Chicago thread. It all depends on what you are looking for in terms of space, safety, and cost.


Yeah, I've lived in Rockford for the last 17 years or so (basically since my family moved to America)... not sure where you got west coast deal from.:lol: I pretty much decided on commuting by train though based on everything I've heard from my friends at NIU who live/commute from Naperville and some other suburbs.

I didn't think about asking in the Chicago section for living advice though... I'll have to do that sometime. Thanks for the tip.

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#3455 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1043 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:51 AM

Schaumburg is nice, very central. A bit pricy , I would live closer to the city if I didn't work in Elgin
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#3456 letskissthesky   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   500 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:57 PM

Chicago is too expensive. That's why I moved back to Michigan. Also cause I'm having a wee baby.

#3457 Bing147   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1043 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:31 AM

I couldnt make close to what i do now in Michigan, that is where i am from. I would be lucky to get 10 an hour.
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#3458 Olengie   Yukari & Rise are Best Girls. CAGiversary!   6726 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:02 AM

This got derailed pretty quick. :lol: I'm not complaining though. Haha. :P

#3459 mars009   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   1294 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:27 AM

I may be relocating my entire collection to my new place. I am still on the fence, since I live in a condo. Not sure I want my boxed stuff and CEs there.


I know this is totally out of context from the thread, but how's life on a Condo? Do you like it or would recommend over a house ??

#3460 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2121 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

This got derailed pretty quick. :lol: I'm not complaining though. Haha. :P


its wiggys fault for not building shelves....

#3461 Animal7390   Something Clever CAGiversary!   2144 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

I know this is totally out of context from the thread, but how's life on a Condo? Do you like it or would recommend over a house ??


i bought a condo a couple years ago and still live in it now. there are ups and downs. i wont live in one again. too many regulations.
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#3462 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11878 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:23 AM

I know this is totally out of context from the thread, but how's life on a Condo? Do you like it or would recommend over a house ??


I think a house would be a better choice.
I don't like the idea that my home could be destroyed by someone else's negligence. Basically my condo is like living in an apartment noise, rules, and assessments are the negatives. No outside upkeep, water included in assessments, cost of unit are the pros.

I would have preferred to buy a home, but I had a unique situation. I have been unemployed for several years (no govt aid of any kind), have no debt, and I bought the condo with cash because it was $38,000. I would definitely prefer a house, but in my case it was cheaper than rent if I live there for 3 years.

Eventually I will sell this place an upgrade to a house.


On topic: I bought 3 new shelves today. I have the cheap ones in my closet and I think I am bringing over my Oskar shelves. I will never have sex again once everything is in my 1 bedroom unit crammed with an unhealthy amount of video game stuff :lol:

#3463 mars009   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   1294 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:37 AM

I think a house would be a better choice.
I don't like the idea that my home could be destroyed by someone else's negligence. Basically my condo is like living in an apartment noise, rules, and assessments are the negatives. No outside upkeep, water included in assessments, cost of unit are the pros.

I would have preferred to buy a home, but I had a unique situation. I have been unemployed for several years (no govt aid of any kind), have no debt, and I bought the condo with cash because it was $38,000. I would definitely prefer a house, but in my case it was cheaper than rent if I live there for 3 years.

Eventually I will sell this place an upgrade to a house.


On topic: I bought 3 new shelves today. I have the cheap ones in my closet and I think I am bringing over my Oskar shelves. I will never have sex again once everything is in my 1 bedroom unit crammed with an unhealthy amount of video game stuff :lol:


Wow man thanks for the advice, really appreciate it :D . I am trying to decide on what to do, but a house is a big commitment and not an easy or light decision choice, so any advice I get is really appreciated.

Dang seeing the collections around here make my backlog look minuscule :hot:

#3464 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20394 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:06 AM

On topic: I bought 3 new shelves today. I have the cheap ones in my closet and I think I am bringing over my Oskar shelves. I will never have sex again once everything is in my 1 bedroom unit crammed with an unhealthy amount of video game stuff :lol:


You keep buying things and somehow, we keep not seeing pictures...:-k

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#3465 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11878 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:14 AM

You keep buying things and somehow, we keep not seeing pictures...:-k


There is a reason for that. Most of the thread would have a hissy fit if the stuff isn't in alphabetical order and properly organized. ;) Right now I am just filling the shelves, so I don't have to move stuff once the snow drops. (Got some snow a couple of days ago.)

My new mattress gets delivered tomorrow, so I won't have to sleep on a sleeping bag anymore.

I am also figuring out room configurations, so I don't have to move the shelves once I build them. Unfortunately, I already have to move my biggest shelf because of a change in layout. #-o

I realized I have 9 Killzone Helghast Editions today as I was going trough stuff. I knew I had at least 6, but there must have been a b2g1 sale at some point.

Most of my stuff is boxed up anyway, so all you guys will see are cardboard boxes. :lol:

Maybe I'll have a progress photoshoot, so you can see the magnitude of the move.

Basically I am trying to get all of my video games, CDs, VHS, Blurays, and DVDs to the new place. I am leaving my comics, toys, and ebay store stuff at my parents house.

Sorry these are kinda random thoughts...

#3466 KtMack23   Retired from CAGing CAGiversary!   2482 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:45 AM

I'll take one of those Killzone 3's off your hands if you need me to ;)

This thread needs more pictures!!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:56 AM

I realized I have 9 Killzone Helghast Editions today as I was going trough stuff. I knew I had at least 6, but there must have been a b2g1 sale at some point.


lol.. 9? Were you thinking about starting an army? That's insane, those things are huge, I'm even thinking about throwing my helmet away.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:17 AM

Shifted my anime collection around a bit due to all the extra anime coming in from all these sales, so basically had to re-organize where my anime blus go. I'll have pics up sometime this weekend after I receive some more boxes of stuff. :3

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:14 AM

lol.. 9? Were you thinking about starting an army? That's insane, those things are huge, I'm even thinking about throwing my helmet away.


Don't throw that away the helmet. Give it to me next time we meet up for a trade/deal. Haha

#3470 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   20394 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

lol.. 9? Were you thinking about starting an army? That's insane, those things are huge, I'm even thinking about throwing my helmet away.


Can you imagine 9 cats with those helmets on?

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#3471 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11878 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

1 of the KZ3 was for a CAG that didn't come to the last meetup, I should still see if he wants it. 4 or 5 of them are 'open box' I think I was going to return them, but ran out of time. There is a BB that is a problem store (more so a couple of employees) and they always give me the damaged stuff when I come in for store pickup. They even stapled the pickup sheets onto the opened KZ3 boxes.

I made sure they were complete and that the games were sealed when I bought them and the 'customer service manger' got pissy with me for looking them over. I think in the long run I got him fired after multiple problems, so the universe balanced out. I still want to write a letter to corporate about him pulling the price stickers off of an item and telling me it was a different price, but now it has been 2 years, so I guess I will let it go. Plus if he did get fired (I'm assuming he did since I don't see him there anymore) there probably isn't much they can do.

Sorry for derailing the thread again.

#3472 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   16154 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

I'd feel more at ease if somebody posted a collection pic. :*(

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#3473 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2121 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

I'd feel more at ease if somebody posted a collection pic. :*(


id feel more at ease if someone took my final for me and got an A

#3474 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11878 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

I'd feel more at ease if somebody posted a collection pic. :*(


Here are my Garage sale game finds up to 2011:

http://s298.photobuc.../tag/gamesolder

Here are 2012 (until June. I still haven't finished my pics form that date forward yet).

http://s298.photobuc...p/tag/games2012


That should tide everyone over for a while. :lol:

#3475 elessar123   "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER." CAGiversary!   12380 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

id feel more at ease if someone took my final for me and got an A


I'd feel more at ease if I was back in school with finals to worry about =(

#3476 Gregtastic   NOOB CAGiversary!   544 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:31 AM

Here are my Garage sale game finds up to 2011:

http://s298.photobuc.../tag/gamesolder

Here are 2012 (until June. I still haven't finished my pics form that date forward yet).

http://s298.photobuc...p/tag/games2012


That should tide everyone over for a while. :lol:


I'm pretty sure those are private......

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#3477 kayne2000   All Glory to Tachikoma Paradise CAGiversary!   2121 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:50 AM

I'd feel more at ease if I was back in school with finals to worry about =(


i'd feel more at ease if i was done with school and just had work and crap to worry about

#3478 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11878 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:27 AM

I'm pretty sure those are private......



Ahhh I hate photobucket. IDK why they aren't working.

http://s298.photobuc...p/tag/games2012

#3479 Olengie   Yukari & Rise are Best Girls. CAGiversary!   6726 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:35 AM

Here are my Garage sale game finds up to 2011:

http://s298.photobuc.../tag/gamesolder

Here are 2012 (until June. I still haven't finished my pics form that date forward yet).

http://s298.photobuc...p/tag/games2012


That should tide everyone over for a while. :lol:


Doesn't seem to be private. I can look at it just fine. But maybe that's because I"m signed in my PB account. :lol:

#3480 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11878 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:45 AM

Doesn't seem to be private. I can look at it just fine. But maybe that's because I"m signed in my PB account. :lol:


Yeah, that is what it is. :applause: I guess you have to be logged into photobucket to see it. I checked and all of my pics are public.

They still need a better way to link to it without a login.