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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I was reading about the unusually warm weather the PNW is having this weekend (it crossed in my soccer landscape . . .) and it sounds miserable. At least when it gets hot here in Colorado, we have AC, unlike most places in the PNW where AC is barely optional.

    Stay cool!
    We built this house in 1996. When planning for the build my wife and each created a list of must have/would like to have/neutral/rather not have/will not have. My wife and I only had one must have each. My wife's must have was a soaking tub and mine was central A/C. As we were building and getting to know our future neighbors everyone around us asked why were were putting in A/C. I always explained that it for the same reason they were putting in heat. It was to keep house a comfortable temperature. They all thought we were wasting money. Every one of those houses has central A/C now. The problem is that I have my thermostat to not let the house get above 68 and when it reaches the 90's it can't keep up so I will not be comfortable for a while since the 10 day forecast has no days not in the 90's or higher. I have a contractor from India who got stuck in Vancouver BC when the border closed. I asked him if the heat was expected up there. He said BC is expecting 97 degrees this weekend.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    I was reading about the unusually warm weather the PNW is having this weekend (it crossed in my soccer landscape . . .) and it sounds miserable. At least when it gets hot here in Colorado, we have AC, unlike most places in the PNW where AC is barely optional.

    Stay cool!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Martin, my daughter is working in Vancouver. She is a traveling dialysis tech. she said it felt like home LOL!!
    Depending on the location she is at she may be real close to me. I live directly north of the regional hospital although I am not sure they offer dialysis. A medical office named The Vancouver Clinic is across the street from the hospital and I know they have a dialysis center. The heat so far has been within reason, only in the mid eighties. Starting Friday we are looking at possibly two weeks above 90 which is very rare. Hope she enjoys her time in Vancouver. If she has not gone down to the downtown waterfront she should check it out.

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  • mhatchett
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    Martin, my daughter is working in Vancouver. She is a traveling dialysis tech. she said it felt like home LOL!!

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  • Martin
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    I hate hot weather! Here in Vancouver, WA it usually reaches 100 degrees a few times a year. The all time record is 107. The current forecast is 105 Saturday, 111 Sunday and 108 Monday. The overnight low for Saturday is forecast for 74. The highest overnight low on record is 69. My air conditioner will be working hard and I will be hiding indoors!

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Happy Father’s Day, all!

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Happy Fathers Day everybody!!
    Ditto, everyone!

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  • Ben Staad
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    Right back at you.

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Happy Fathers Day everybody!!

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  • mhatchett
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    Happy Fathers Day everybody!!

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  • Ben Staad
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    Great idea. I am back into my very own collecting bubble and liking it!

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    I got the one I really wanted early on so I'm pretty much satisfied. Nothing has really blown my hair back since. I stay pretty much within my little collecting bubble though.

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  • Brian861
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    I got the one I really wanted early on so I'm pretty much satisfied. Nothing has really blown my hair back since. I stay pretty much within my little collecting bubble though.

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  • Dave1442397
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    I bought a few of the Suntup Numbered editions, but only the ones I really wanted. I do still buy the AEs, but again, only the ones I'm really interested in.

    Values have remained high for most of the books, but I do see a lot of sellers trying to get rid of Lettered and Numbered editions they're not interested in keeping just so they can stay on the Lettered/Numbered train. There's no way I would spend $5k+ on Numbered Editions every year.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thanks for the replies. I already fell better about setting appropriate boundaries for me and Suntup.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I have a friend who had to finally get off the whole numbered "train" with them. Spending $600 a month on a book (and having close to $5k wrapped in books that haven't shipped for awhile there) was impossible to maintain.

    I know that everyone's financial situations are different, but at that cost I'm not sure how a regular person was supposed to hang on. Plus the secondary market seems to have dried up - hell, even Replay took a long time to sell out and quite a few copies were available to the general public. I kind of wonder if that bubble has burst.
    I think “the train” will eventually be a thing of the past. People will come and go, but minimal people will be in for the long haul.

    I don’t think the bubble has burst as I don’t see a lot of Suntup’s going for under issue price, but the market is normalizing. 1000 copies for an AE is a lot. If you want one, you can find one.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Not sure if anyone can relate but I have struggled with Suntup for many months now. I really like their books but they are just not in my budget. I have bought several AE's now, and really wanted to hang with them, but finally have to admit I cannot continue down this road.

    The reality is 2-3 AE's at that price point is what I can afford per year while still enjoying collecting other books. Buying several of them have prevented me from purchasing other books I would have liked to have ordered.

    Anyway blathering over and I will move back into a more comfortable collecting zone for me.
    I can relate as I’m sure others can as well. It’s hard to fit everything that one would like to purchase into a budget that works for one’s finances. As pricier and pricier editions become the norm, the quantity of books one can purchase diminishes. Every choice you make is a choice against something else.

    I backed away from Suntup pretty quickly as I couldn’t play in that sandbox and continue purchasing from Centipede, even if all I would purchase were AEs. $125-$150 per book isn’t cheap. I’d love to be able to get all their AEs, but not at the cost of curtailing my other purchases. It’s hard, because the books are nice and FOMO is strong in our hobby.

    Be happy with your purchases because in the end, all of this should be fun. Then scour the heck out of the aftermarket looking for good deals. Getting a good deal on a book you want is almost more fun than buying the book on the first day it’s offered.

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