I'm looking to build a collection of fantasy miniatures, preferably pewter – but I don't want to buy them one at a time from my local hobby store… Much too expensive, and they don't often carry anything I'm interested in buying, which makes it a long term venture as well. So I'm looking for ideas on how to obtain many miniatures at once, preferably for cheap. D&D Miniatures aren't a good source for me as they're collectibles, and the prices on those are also prohibitive.
By the way – they don't have to be pewter, that's just my preference. =)