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J Fitzpatrick
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I realized, a few days ago, that February is the month I purchase the most games in. I have no idea why, either.

I looked over all my purchase receipts for the last 400 days or so (thanks Gmail, you make searching so easy!) and I do like 80% of my game purchasing in February. For example... in November, December, and January leading up to this February I bought maybe one or two games. Then in February I bought at least 15. Looking back at last year, the same thing happened... not many game purchases leading up to February, a ton during, and then not many after.

I buy more games in February every year than I buy in the rest of the 12 months (usually by 5 times over).

Anyone else have a pattern like this? I'm curious.
 
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Days ending in 'Y'.

Months with at 28 days (or more) in them.
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Well, Christmas for me due to a family of players. But otherwise can be anytime I get the urge.
 
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Rishi A.
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jfitzpatrick wrote:
I realized, a few days ago, that February is the month I purchase the most games in. I have no idea why, either.


More snow -> More time indoors -> More time playing games -> More desire to buy games

Maybe? Just speculating.

I've noticed a correlation between the number of games I buy and my income (which fluctuates).
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Alexander Lauck
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February (because of my b-day) and October (Essen), but I try to buy games regularly, every month a new game if I can afford it...
 
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J Fitzpatrick
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Rishi wrote:
jfitzpatrick wrote:
I realized, a few days ago, that February is the month I purchase the most games in. I have no idea why, either.


More snow -> More time indoors -> More time playing games -> More desire to buy games

Maybe? Just speculating.

I've noticed a correlation between the number of games I buy and my income (which fluctuates).


Hmmm that could be. Maybe it's a combination of things: being inside (I live where you're essentially snow bound) combined with the bustle of the holiday season behind you. If I buy games in November/December they're almost always as gifts.
 
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My game purchasing is directly related to the amount of time I spend on here. I'd tell you more but the urge to buy a game is building as I type this and I need to log off before I hurt my wallet.
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Gary Averett
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Every payday.
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it's usually any day of the week, but more of my bigger purchases (3-4 games in one order) occur within a week of payday.
 
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Michael Collarin
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I got a little carried away in February as well. But then again, my birthday is in February, so that had a little something to do with it. That and there was a pretty sweet deal on some Queen's Games. whistle
 
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BGG.CON is in November. Most of my new games are usually purchased around that time.
 
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-Post-Christmas and Post-Birthday, as I get a good infusion of discretionary cash on both those occasions.

-The FFG annual sale (though not so much this year)

-The B&N annual clearance sale (again, no go this year)

 
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Winter time CABIN FEVER. I find I play more this time of year too.
 
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Mostly November, as I tend to grab quite a bit in the BGG.con math trade and flea market. June is also common, as my FLGS has an anniversary sale then.
 
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byronczimmer wrote:
Days ending in 'Y'.

Months with at 28 days (or more) in them.


You stole my line! hahahahah!
 
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Jason Hinchliffe
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My group and I trade responsibilities. Generally, we get a new game, play it to death, and then it drop in to the rotation, and it's someone else's turn to buy a new one. So it depends on how good the previous game was.
 
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No- I thrift things when I see them
There is a pattern in games bought for me- seems to peak around my birthday & Christmas
 
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Four days in October, mostly. This year, October 20 to 23.


Yeah, those happen to be the days when Spiel 2011 is held in Essen. Not entirely coincidental.
 
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