Are Geeks Destined to Go Broke?
Los Angeles (July 7, 2018) – San Diego Comic-Con offers some of the hottest collectibles of the year. But collecting has a Dark Side, in the form of going broke.
Fear not, for the panel, “Don’t Go Broke Collecting“ is here to save the day, helping attendees partake in their favorite passion, but in a financially savvy manner. Scheduled for Saturday, 7/21/18 at 5– 6:00p.m. in Grand 1 & 2 Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, the panel will provide shopping tips, money-saving tricks, and online ordering hacks.
“We’re not going to say, ‘Not Buy.’ You can buy, and you can collect. But there are ways to save money and even earn money back on your purchase so you don’t have to make a Sophie’s Choice between buying that awesome collectible and eating,” says Ken Choy.
Extreme bargain shopper Choy has amassed nearly 6000 Harry Potter items. 90% of that was bought with some kind of discount or deal. And many times, a combination of deals.
“Coupons, credit card incentives, online shopping portal cash back, discounted gift cards, or all of the above. When you’re buying hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of stuff, stacking deals to turn something that’s 70% off into something that’s 80% off translates into saving a lot of money. Or several good meals,” says Choy.
Also on the panel: Freelance editor, columnist, and comic book writer Vince Moore (Total Recall: Life On Mars) will share insight gained from being a comics retailer. Writer and poet Joseph Gordon (Into the Wormhole: A Star Trek Podcast) will prep attendees on battling aisle trolls and spotting fraudulent returns.
More panelists to be confirmed. More bank accounts to be saved.
What: “Don’t Go Broke Collecting” Comic-Con 2018 Panel
When: 7/21/18 at 5– 6:00p.m. in Grand 1 & 2 Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina