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zzzzsleepy8 February 8th, 2014 02:19

How much money have you thrown into airsoft?
 
Breaking down total costs by AEGs/GBBs + addons + accessories excluding airsofting gear.

For myself:

AEGs/GBBs + addons & accessories:
$300 - TM M4 AEG + cheapo red dot (pre-college, now gone)
$150 - TM Glock 26 GBB (pre-college, now gone)
$150 - Miscellaneous spring type airsoft (pre-college, now gone)
$400 - M4 CQB AEG
$550 - Addon & Accessories for CQB M4
$250 - M&P Compact GBB
$200 - Batteries, Charger, BBs and GG for GBB

Total ~$2,000

j_march February 8th, 2014 03:45

more than $20000 :(

Wrath144 February 8th, 2014 04:13

Over $3k from Paypal in 2013 alone.
I wish they never told me that :(

R.I.T.Z February 8th, 2014 04:30

I stopped counting, its best if you do. It'll only hurt more if you remember

Cliffradical February 8th, 2014 04:45

Never mind the stupid guns, I've probably spend more than $5000 on gear.

The reason why: most of it was far too niche dependent or terrible (buy nice things, you fools).

hollywood... February 8th, 2014 07:41

way too fucking much

leth1337 February 8th, 2014 08:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wrath144 (Post 1866112)
Over $3k from Paypal in 2013 alone.
I wish they never told me that :(

I got that same email lol. Probably $10000 over the past 5 years

coach February 8th, 2014 09:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by zzzzsleepy8 (Post 1866101)

Total ~$2,000

Pretty sure I dumped more than that in the first few months after I liked airsoft and got tired of borrowing. Don't ask what it's been since then.

Curo February 8th, 2014 09:09

5+ grand easy and I'm still searching or that perfect loadout. I'm close now but will only accept perfection. I'm not limiting myself by doing a true impression so it's a totally personal loadout.

HackD February 8th, 2014 09:50

2 1/2 years in, way too frigging much.

Nice little diverse selection of reasonable quality weapons with no duplicates, suitable for pretty much any occasion/scenario/role. In reality, i use 2 on a routine basis. The others are pretty much wall-hangers or Redneck living room decoration. In the neighborhood of $4k right there. Cost inflated by the fact that most were bought just before Canadian prices started coming down, and aggravated further by large aesthetic parts and accessories add-ons and change-outs to make them "mine".

Clothing, webbing and support gear - likely about $2k - enough to do a few weapons specific load-outs and roles. All of it generic, non-specific to nationality/theater/milsim depth of play. Personal preference is to not represent what i am not, and never could be. That cuts costs down significantly, considering what i do have.

"Toys" .. another $2.5k at least. Includes a $1300.00 used beater ATV setup, specific for airsoft use.

I am an older player, with more disposable income than most airsoft players would have, and likely much less fiscal common sense than most, also. I could never go half-arsed into pursuit of hobbies and interests .. I shudder to think what i spent on my currently inactive motorcycle hobby the previous 20 years, before airsoft became an interest for the sake of "redneck physio". No wife/SHMBO, no larvae, and a good steady job helps aggravate the spending, also.

The bulk of the spending is now, thankfully, done. I've pretty much got what i want, or could ever need. No plans to do WW2, or go GBBR, or go hardcore impression milsim. Additional costs should be maintenance, or event specific only.

You can certainly buy into airsoft for much, much less...

Pinard February 8th, 2014 10:00

You arrive at one point where you stop counting because thats depressing haha

I'd say at least 3grand over 3 years...

drakar February 8th, 2014 10:07

A shit load if money INVEST!!!
;)

lurkingknight February 8th, 2014 10:28

too much and not enough.

Cobrajr122 February 8th, 2014 10:39

too much... way too much, I don't even want to think about it.

zzzzsleepy8 February 8th, 2014 10:41

How do you guys spend so much on gear? AEGs I understand because there are infinite internal and external upgrades. Fancy scopes. Maybe even real steel scopes/accessories. Nice gearbox components etc.

But as for gear, you get a helmet, a vest, a change of clothing, goggles, and maybe rinse and repeat for different camo, I am thinking maybe $1G should be more than enough?


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