The money from my Star Wars eBay auctions came in this week. I'm very excited. I try to fund my hobby purchases primarily by selling old stuff. In the early 1990s I was quite the Star Wars collector. I bought them at the height of popularity just before eBay existed. At that time the only place to find the cards was at a sports cards convention, the odd hobby shop, or a comic book store. Unfortunately, the price of vintage SW cards plummeted with the advent of the internet. I bought the 1st series of Star Wars cards for $90, and sold all 5 complete series for a mere $75! Still, I'm happy with the sale. I now have $130 of hobby money ready to spend!
Incidentally, I do have one hobby item that has increased in value—my HeroQuest board game. Complete sets in good condition sell for $50-$60 on eBay! I have no plans for selling mine, but it's nice to know that it's worth something!
Now I get to have fun picking out miniatures to buy. I already bought the Valkyries from Shadowforge Miniatures. I've had my eye on them since they were first released (almost 8 years ago I think!)