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Stupidly Expensive Things You Might Actually Buy
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:06:12 pm »
I had this thread on the old boards a long while back and wanted to resurrect it. I'll just quote my opening post from the ye olde version:

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We've all seen it; that one item in the window that's just so awesomely fantastic it makes you drool and want to have it's babies. Maybe it's a new pair of boots, maybe a purse. You know, those items that can't be taken as anything but status symbols.

The only thing here is, now I'm talking about stupidly expensive stuff you may actually buy assuming you get enough disposable income to justify the new toy. For me, that's already happened.

Behold! My new toy!

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 09:23:34 pm »
Looking nice. What's the thing next to the stock/above the trigger that looks like half a bullet had been melted into the plastic?

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 09:25:34 pm »
Not stupidly expensive, but more than I can afford. I'll still probably get them in the fall.

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 09:37:53 pm »
Looking nice. What's the thing next to the stock/above the trigger that looks like half a bullet had been melted into the plastic?

...you mean the forward assist? Also, the receivers are made of aluminum, not plastic. :P
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 09:47:22 pm »
Ah yes, that's what I meant. How much did it cost? I would one day like to buy a bolt-action, but here you would have to spend at least $900 for the gun, let alone getting a license.

As for something I want and that is stupidly (relative to my income) expensive:

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 10:06:20 pm »
Ah yes, that's what I meant. How much did it cost? I would one day like to buy a bolt-action, but here you would have to spend at least $900 for the gun, let alone getting a license.

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Ordered the kit and stripped lower receiver, shipping and transfer fees on the lower; I got away with $660 dollars by ordering it that way and assembling it myself.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 10:16:38 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 11:10:42 pm »


Black and silver Steampunk corset with chain.

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Re: Stupidly Expensive Things You Might Actually Buy
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 04:58:12 am »
I would like to get a pilot's license if I had the necessary assloads of free time and money on my hands.

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 05:16:20 am »
Not stupidly expensive, but more than I can afford. I'll still probably get them in the fall.
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Reminds me of last October when I just had to buy a pair of fashion boots for $70 because they looked that nice. They can be seen in that picture of me in the member pics thread. But yeah, I generally have to avoid shoe stores because if I can I know I will end up buying something expensive.  ::)

Also, IDK if you know this, but check out Wet Seal stores every now and then (if they're in your area). They usually have very good clearance sales. I found a pair of Ugg boots essentially for free a couple months ago (I bought a winter coat and it was buy 1 item get another free). Only downside is that they Uggs look best in Fall so I have to wait.  :(

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 11:49:31 am »
Uggs? I would never.

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 01:17:33 pm »
if I can get cash together, I suppose my plan is technically to buy expensive plane tickets, but they're so I can get a dear friend of mine in Singapore over here for a visit to the states.
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Re: Stupidly Expensive Things You Might Actually Buy
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 02:03:16 pm »
A new gaming PC.

I would basically have to do a complete build from the ground up, as I do not have a previous desktop to pull extra peripherals from.

When you factor in all of the parts needed for the computer itself ($700-$1000 at the least), A good monitor (around $200+), Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Headset, A power strip to plug everything into, It comes out to at least $1400.

Oh, and I also need a new desk to put it all on.

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Re: Stupidly Expensive Things You Might Actually Buy
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2012, 06:02:57 pm »
Would rent my own apartment count as insanely expensive?
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Re: Stupidly Expensive Things You Might Actually Buy
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 06:07:58 pm »
Renting isn't really buying though now is it?