How far would/have you travelled to pick up a pin?
Have travelled over 10,000km's in just under 2 years for a total of 12 machines.Not to mention the rest of the km's buying other toys.
In Canada it doesn't pay to drive more than 500-600km. Transport from Halifax to Victoria is like $250. I've received a quote from Meyers to transport a pin from Hamilton to Ottawa for $35....yep read and weep $35 bucks from terminal to terminal.
I usually look in the 300 mile range. But if it was a grail pin, and a guarantee that I was going to buy it, I would drive probably 20 hours round trip. I kind of like road trips.
I did road trips for all my machines. First 3 - 600 miles. Last 4 machines purchased 1500, 900, 800, 350 miles. All round trips. I think sometimes I would drive almost anywhere. In the Northwest not many deals unless your willing to drive.
I've done 8 hour round trip (4 each way) a couple of times.
Will do that again, assuming I have the time, but that's about my limit.
The longest was over 2000 miles round trip.
However, I cheated and caught a flight to the location.
near philly pa to flint michigan. figured i would do the drive across pa once anyway. those days are done.
My limit is about 6 hours one way. I like to do it all in one day and get home before midnight if possible.
Of course for the right pin and right deal I would probably stretch that.
I'm in the 5 to 6 hours one way camp. That's pretty much my max. Any more than that and I figure the game will pop up near me at a price that's reasonable. While I don't mind driving for a deal, your time and gas counts when driving 10+ hours for a game.
Specifically for a game, most I've done about over 1,500 miles. If it's the right game, and you like road trips, it's worth it.
Drove 850 miles round trip and payed $0 for gas and got payed $200 for doing it. I'm a courier and I had a delivery to the city where the game I had bought was. After the drop I drove about 10 miles, bought my game and hauled it home in the company van. My boss even payed me an extra $200 for the out of state delivery.
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