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Question: What has been your biggest single SP purchase so far?
<$0.00
<$1.00
<$10.00
<$100.00
< $500.00
c. $1,000.00
> $2,000.00
 You need to see my SP mansion/yacht/private island!
It would be better if I do not think about it yet.  

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« on: January 18, 2014, 08:43:56 am »

Please feel free to tell us about your biggest SP investment so far or even post pictures.  It might be cathartic.   Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 08:56:40 am »

There's a bit of a "leap" in your figures. I bought Hubby a Browncoat, which would fall between your <$100 and c.$1,000 figures. Quite expensive, but it's a great coat, as well as being Steampunk.

Great idea for a poll - looking forward to comments.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 09:42:13 am »

Mine was a pair of Shog's wonderful goggles. The transfer fee did bump up the cost quite a bit, but the goggles on their own brushed the $100 mark (NZD, mind you). Worth every penny Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 10:53:02 am »

I might be responsible for a few Steampunks (not necessarily in this forum) being put in the $500 level and several times more at the $100 mark.  Non Steampunks - later turned Steampunk have gone over $1000 in my shop...
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 12:36:15 pm »

$15.

A green and black brocade waistcoat, from an antique shop in Mississippi.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 02:07:54 pm »

Like J. Wilhelm, I prefer to be on the other side of the transaction.  Did buy a nice hat at under $100.  I have sold steampunk items $100 and up.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 03:12:22 pm »

Definitely under $100. I've got a vest made by Lastwear, which is my most expensive item. Most of my purchases were pretty spontaneous/impulse buys. Usually bought with money I'd otherwise waste on food and such..
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 03:40:20 pm »

Specifically purchased as Steampunk? That would be the $8.00 I spent on a pair of welder's goggles. The spray paint to make them "brassy" was already around the house.

My pocket watches, vests and hats do not count as "steampunk" purchases because they are my daily clothes. I do turn the combination up to eleven if I'm attending an event.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 04:11:44 pm »

Mine are under $100, I think I have a few family members that will have gone above that mark though  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 04:40:30 pm »

This is kind of a cheat, because I'm part owner of a comic shop: I've probably bought over $2000 in Lady Mechanika comics from the distributor.
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 10:15:16 pm »

This is kind of a cheat, because I'm part owner of a comic shop: I've probably bought over $2000 in Lady Mechanika comics from the distributor.

Well, that's a cheat at several levels.  How many copies per issue  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2014, 10:29:40 pm »

Ummm... well, if you don't count the house, which we probably would have bought anyhow...

The Beast.  I did buy it specifically with the idea of making it a Steampunk vehicle.  It has been put on the back burner, though I do use it as a workshop for my crafting work (it also has a bit of a storage function, I must say).  But when the weather starts getting warm enough to work outside and paint a bit, I think the plans will be furthered a bit.


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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2014, 10:58:46 pm »

This is kind of a cheat, because I'm part owner of a comic shop: I've probably bought over $2000 in Lady Mechanika comics from the distributor.


Well, that's a cheat at several levels.  How many copies per issue  Grin


http://www.comics.org/series/54501/
A shame that Benitez stopped at issue #3. This was a hot seller, and if he had completed a story, the paperback compilation could have been a perennial seller.

Looking back, my store might not have spent 2000 with the supplier, which would have been about 250 copies per issue, but I think that we may have sold that much online. Some of these issues went way up in value.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2014, 01:20:12 am »

Now that I think about it, haven't really spent much money on just one item, tends to be buying lots of little things, and most of my steampunk clothing comes from charity shops.. Think the most expensive was a tailcoat I bought in Lincoln one Asylum, and that was only £40.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2014, 01:48:12 am »

 So I lied when I voted - I don't have my own island or even a mansion.

I have always had a bent for Edwardian and Art Nouveau since a small child. The modest home  I own [c 30s cottage] , fittings and furniture  are [where I have been able] cheap vintage or  low cost reproduction  of  40s and earlier.  Imagination is free.

 If I sold and bought another home it would likely be an older bungalow  or villa, where imagination could run free.


 places like these are all over the NZ landscape , these may be some of the older homes still standing , being a new country  , one of the later acquisitions of the Empire in 1840. New Zealand could  be one of the more steampunk countries in the world- or more that  surround ourselves and use  antiquated homes, equipment and have very quaint social habits. Antipodean revival  is how we roll

http://www.realestate.co.nz/2143323



http://www.realestate.co.nz/2084508

http://www.realestate.co.nz/2176402

http://www.realestate.co.nz/2014701





http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-673576817.htm

[ has a under floor bank vault]


http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-683830604.htm











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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2014, 03:24:00 pm »

Festival tickets are the only things I've bought specifically for steampunk.
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2014, 07:42:33 pm »

Usually individual items are less than £10 each, and usually I buy several items at the charity shops, up to £50 - £60 maximum. I've never spent more than that in a single transaction for steampunk / antique stuff.

My biggest single steampunk purchase to date, is the top half of a period style corner display cabinate (late 20th C, probably 1980's rough guess). That was £30 - bit expensive for what it was, but I liked it. Dunno what happened to the base cabinet, but the top was donated by a dealer - so guessing he didn't have it either...

It now lives in my bathroom and holds some antique / vintage tea sets. Yeah I know - weird place to keep the crockery, but somehow it works... (you need to see the bathroom to get it)  Cheesy

Looks very similar to this one (hotlinked image, may notshow up):




Second most expensive item was the repro gramophone (a "crapohone" from India) which was £20-odd, which was pretty much it's actual value. Happy enough with that though.

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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2014, 08:35:56 pm »

Actually, mine is more Dieselpunk than Steampunk.

It is a flying boat, now under construction in the USA.

The builder is a friend of mine, and the plane is practically a real flying replica of Porco Rosso's Savoia S.21, built in wood as the fictional original.

The price is not yet defined.

To see how it will be just look at my signature.

Cheesy

EDIT: No kidding, is for real.
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2014, 01:38:06 am »

One of my corsets cost me $80. Just about everything else is from thrift shops or self made out of supplies from thrift shops. Usually $10  or $20 is the most I'll pay.
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2014, 03:29:50 am »

I did purchase some Antique American Civil War Sharpshooter Pince Nez Glasses for something around $260. It was an impulse purchase but one I do not regret.

Other then that I have not really spent much on other Steampunk items. Usually everything I make or buy costs under $70.

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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2014, 08:22:19 am »

A house in New Zealand is certainly on the wish list now!
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2014, 10:42:50 am »

Actually, mine is more Dieselpunk than Steampunk.

It is a flying boat, now under construction in the USA.

The builder is a friend of mine, and the plane is practically a real flying replica of Porco Rosso's Savoia S.21, built in wood as the fictional original.

The price is not yet defined.

To see how it will be just look at my signature.

Cheesy

EDIT: No kidding, is for real.

As long as you tell me the airplane is real, but not Porco Rosso  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2014, 07:10:02 pm »

Actually, mine is more Dieselpunk than Steampunk.

It is a flying boat, now under construction in the USA.

The builder is a friend of mine, and the plane is practically a real flying replica of Porco Rosso's Savoia S.21, built in wood as the fictional original.

The price is not yet defined.

To see how it will be just look at my signature.

Cheesy

EDIT: No kidding, is for real.

What type?  Do you have pictures?

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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2014, 05:41:19 am »

A house in New Zealand is certainly on the wish list now!



 You be most welcome  Ms Periscope.   It would only be fair to let you ride or holiday in our  country .   Our Prime Minister spends as much  of his time as he can at his condo in Hawaii .

 could we interest you in these in the closest we have to tropical north

http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-511542211.htm



http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-678611969.htm



 or the  more bracing  climate  of our wintery south [ Oamaru our steampunk  HQ ] the snow keeps the hobbits away

http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-645518789.htm





http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-674090117.htm



http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-677771168.htm






 or something mid  country lower in "The North Island "  near our capital

 An historic  former missionary's home
http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-677771168.htm





http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-656595294.htm



 some of the older home I could find relatively untouched. Most have been blasphemed upon  and violated in  the 50s and  70s and 2000s

This will have some early 1900s additions to the building out back and  front doors. for indoor kitchen and bathroom
http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-676822015.htm




http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-646727474.htm



http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-350777826.htm



http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-for-sale/auction-659164065.htm








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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2014, 09:29:11 pm »

Oh, damn. Beautiful! There were a few houses like this in Hawaii but for some reason they are not valued or restored.  I have seen them razed and replaced with functional business properties over and over again.  The Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in America, narrowly escaped becoming a parking lot, and the Moana Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel have been embedded in high rise towers.  I wish more Steampunks had riches to save these treasures!






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