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Impulse Issues and Potentially Closing AmiAmi AccountKommentarer • Impulse Issues and Potentially Closing AmiAmi Account

  • 1pt
    Fakkuza (1 månad sedan) #59184300I actually have a question about this I ordered a bunch of stuff but got hit hard financially and could not pay for a bunch of so I got this email from amiami. Does this mean they are gonna just close my current account or are gonna ban me from ever buying? ordershttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Fakkuza1557851310.png how many orders did you cancel? You're just temporarily suspended, so you'll still be able to use your account, but you might be banned without notice if you still cancel orders.
    1 månad sedan
    2pt
    Fakkuza (1 månad sedan) #59184300I actually have a question about this I ordered a bunch of stuff but got hit hard financially and could not pay for a bunch of so I got this email from amiami. Does this mean they are gonna just close my current account or are gonna ban me from ever buying? ordershttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Fakkuza1557851310.png
    Not yet. It says you have been prohibited from placing new orders for a month, and if you keep cancelling again, you may be locked down/banned.
    1 månad sedan
    1pt
    I actually have a question about this I ordered a bunch of stuff but got hit hard financially and could not pay for a bunch of so I got this email from amiami. Does this mean they are gonna just close my current account or are gonna ban me from ever buying? ordershttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Fakkuza1557851310.png
    1 månad sedan
    6pt
    One of the things I've learned to do to help prevent myself from impulse buying is to not go online when I'm tired. When you're tired you have a lot less self control, so it's best to not even give yourself the opportunity to do something you might regret.

    Another thing that I do is to just stay off of shopping websites. Like right now, I'm in a financially tight spot, so I'm purposefully staying off of shopping sites.

    The third thing is to develop the habit of "sleeping on it." Basically if you really want an item, wait several days before you actually let yourself purchase it. During that time, try to stay away from ads for it and pictures of it. After a few days you may realize that you only had a passing interest in it and it's not worth spending your money on.

    As others have said here, really your self control is something that you yourself must build (that's why it's called self control). I know it's hard. Heck, i could have had enough for a down-payment on a house by now if I hadn't spent so much money on figures, blu-rays, and video games. If you know that you have an addictive personality and you acknowledge that there's a problem, that's a step in the right direction. Take conscious actions every day to help build your self control. Maybe purposefully don't eat any sugary food for a day or something like that. It'll help train your brain.
    1 månad sedan
    5pt
    As a former impulse buyer (yeah we all've been there)

    Keep a list of items you want and think over it a week or two, or even a month. If in the end you still really want it - ok, no? - delete from the list
    Writing your budget and sticking to it helps a lot. Or ignoring standart releases, nodaways almost everything can be bought upon release.

    Buying minor useful things for study and apartment to satisfy your shopping urge works well. Really)

    And finally when life drops serious shit anyone can control buying. Just remembering going through tough times make one shivers and say NO to preorders. Ever.
    1 månad sedan
    1pt
    AmiAmi is a pain to deal with cancelling orders. They deleted my sisters' account because she accidentally preordered something she was just looking at. It was stressful because shipping cost like 30 dollars when the Miku Nendoroid was used and cost 14 dollars. She was not happy lol

    This is the reason I use Amazon, Instagram, or some of the sponsored sights on MFC to buy stuff. It's at a reasonable price and just easier to deal with. Or I just don't preorder and just buy it when it releases; It's just easier.
    1 månad sedan
    9pt
    There is a lot of really sound advice already written, but I want to recommend trying to curb your urges another way: instead of being a consumer, be a creator. Express your fondness of a series through drawing, sculpting, etc. It will hopefully redirect the need to shop and you can learn new skills, which is a win/win.

    You can also turn your attention to what you have and put you efforts into improving your displays by creating/repurposing risers, dioramas, or printing backgrounds to put behind them. Some of these things may still cost money, but it will be less than buying figures and will hopefully be fueling your creativity. :) I wish you the best of luck in ultimately deciding what to do, you know yourself better than any of us.
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    2pt
    Jenthehen Otaku at Law
    I try to use HLJ for impulse preordering - or really, any "standard" release that I won't have to pay for until it's release date. I only use AmiAmi or Hobby Search if they are the only choice (I was late to the party / missed a preorder window) or if AmiAmi has a bonus I want. Otherwise, I when I use BIJ or NY or TOM for exclusives (or TOM sales) I pay in advance to avoid the "payment looming" over my head.

    I really don't like having outstanding orders I can't cancel and still have to pay for.
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    4pt
    As some other's said, it really doesn't mean much just to close your account. You might just end up going to a different site and do the impulse buying there.

    Instead of buying try different methods, like personally, I just add things to my watchlist, and wait about a week or two, and then look at it again, and then ask myself "Do I still want it?" Since most PO'windows are a few weeks/months long, it's not really much pressure.

    Another thing is to ask people about the figures you look at, and have them be like "but why do you want it?" I have a friend who isn't into collecting, and I talked with her about certain figures, and her main questions are always: "Why?" "Do you know the character?" "Why do you want it?" "Do you actually like it?" "Could there be something else you need/want more?" Etc... that has gotten me out of a bunch of impulse buys already, especially the question "Why do you want it?" because if I can't actually explain it, why would I want to buy it?
    It always helps having a second person for stuff like this.
    1 månad sedan
    37pt
    Honestly no matter which option you choose, the only way to truly get past the impulsive shopping habit, is to learn self-control and test your own will, by learning to say no, let go and pass up on offers.

    I know you said you tried before but would eventually give in, but the issue really isn't AmiAmi, it's the impulsive buying which could just transfer it self to a new figure site or hobby. Please think hard about what you want in your collection and in your life in general. Set a monthly budget, stick to it. A lot of times I hear if you make a additional cash that month, you can splurge. I feel that advice may not always be a safe bet, save that extra money and when you saved a certain set amount, dig into those savings and treat or gift yourself for the effort.

    Also if I were in your predicament, I would cancel all the pre-orders or lower the list down by at least 50%. Definitely try your best to not make anymore pre-orders or related purchases.

    I wish you all the best.
    1 månad sedan
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