Gaming can be a really expensive hobby. I developed the habit early of trading in old games towards the purchase of newer ones. Unfortunately my craving for achievements is keeping me from getting my extra dough.
I have a number of games that are unbelievably close to 100% completion. In Fallout: New Vegas, I am only missing seven achievements out of the 75. They are all attainable, just really, really time consuming. I am only missing three achievements on L.A. Noire. Again, totally reachable goals for all three, but I still don't have the time it takes to get them. I am only missing six on Portal 2, four on Modern Warfare, and the list goes on.
When I am sooooooo close to getting 100%, I refuse to trade or sell. I have had most of these games for so long now, that even if I did cave and trade them in, I wouldn't get anything reasonable for them. Most of them would go for $5 or less. I just can't part with the potentially gigantic victory.
So I guess the moral of my story is that it is wiser to tough it out and get the time consuming achievements when you are playing the game the first time. I am trying to force myself to dig back in and its much harder than I thought it would be.