I was ready to not expect anything less when I bought another collector's edition game from Amazon just last week.
Usually, those transactions I did were born from impulse. Then again, I guess I can practically say that I bought most of my videogames impulsively, whether they're for my PS3 or 3DS. (I can just burn game ROMs for my PS2, anyway.) I'd like to think that I'm not only a gamer, but I'm also a collector, so when I see a game that piques my interest, especially those that have collector's edition releases, I make it a point to assess if I really do want to buy them. Most of the time, I do want to buy them.
So what did I buy this time after those two long years of online purchase abstinence? It's Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition.
The total cost I paid for this collection inevitably reached up to five figures; ten grand, more or less. Do I regret anything? Not at all.
Except that I might not have enough pocket money for when I go to Singapore two weeks from now. Not to mention that I'll have to pay the bank for my purchase before my due date near the end of this month.
Bah, I'll just cross the bridge when I get there. And I hope the bridge doesn't shake.
It's amusing what my impulsive choices do to my budget. It just goes to show that gaming is really on top of my priorities. I can't have it any other way, though, because I've always been a gamer since the first time I saw the Mario Brothers.
Speaking of which, I've made it a point to give my downpayment to iTech for a guaranteed copy of Super Smash Bros. 4 for my 3DS.
As much as I agree with other people's views about money, investment and saving, arrogant as it may sound, it just so happens that it's my money, and a limited-edition release of a game is a limited-edition release; I know I'd regret it if I don't get it. And it's not that I'm not saving for my future, it's really just that I love videogaming and collecting.
Sometimes though, I ask myself why I buy new games even though I have yet to play the games I've previously bought.