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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1100 on: September 20, 2017, 02:20:58 PM »
This thread is what got me going on a coffee snob kick. An electric kettle and a stainless steel french press later, I'm finished for now. Threw out the Mr. Coffee automatic coffee pot. Then regretted it, because a french press is a pain to clean and it requires a ton more coffee and oh now I have to grind my own beans because it's better and oh now I want a burr grinder and oh now I want expensive beans...

It ended this week; I sent my husband out for Kirkland beans and they're fine. The burr grinder has been deemed unnecessary. The hand-me-down blade grinder will be fine.

But yes, this thread is dangerous. I don't know if other people do this, but I have an Amazon wish list that keeps me from buying anything. Putting an item on the list and then looking at the list fondly every couple of days seems to satisfy me as much as actually owning the thing I'm lusting after. Weird, huh?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1101 on: September 20, 2017, 04:10:44 PM »
A Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 brew kettle. I have a perfectly good brew pot so I don't need it. But it has a built in thermometer and a sight glass and a valve. I wouldn't have to *gasp* use an external thermometer to get a temperature reading or look in through the top at the markings on this side of the kettle to see how full it is or siphon instead of draining to the fermenter.

Now that I have typed all this out I'm getting an itchy drill finger. I really could just mount a thermometer, sight glass, and valve on my current brew kettle.

Now to figure out suitable workarounds to my lust for a hot liquor tank, mash tun, conical fermenter(s), kegerator, and kegs.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1102 on: September 20, 2017, 08:56:59 PM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

The Bolt (for maximum range) and Ioniq EV (for maximum efficiency) both look really nice. We are planning on buying an electric car at some point. Just not sure when that point is yet.

Not sure if Hyundai will ever earn legitimacy and trust after their fabricating MPG from a few years back.

There seems to be controversy with just about every manufacturer. I can think of past ethics problems with GM, VW, Ford, and Nissan. If you're going for trust then that eliminates a good chunk of the currently available electric cars.

What I like about the Ioniq EV is that it has a coefficient of drag of 0.24. That tells me they designed the car for efficiency instead of trying to make the design trendy or just tack on more batteries to compensate for poor aerodynamics. For comparison, the Chevy Bolt has a coefficient of drag of 0.32.

I do wish that it was rear-wheel drive, made by Toyota/Honda/Subaru, and had twice as much power, though...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1103 on: September 20, 2017, 08:58:40 PM »
But yes, this thread is dangerous. I don't know if other people do this, but I have an Amazon wish list that keeps me from buying anything. Putting an item on the list and then looking at the list fondly every couple of days seems to satisfy me as much as actually owning the thing I'm lusting after. Weird, huh?

My preciousssss...

I do that too. Not so much with Amazon because that's a little more dangerous. I eventually end up moving stuff to my cart. But I love to buy my kids clothes. Maybe because I was poor growing up and used to long for nice, new clothes? I dunno. But I finally figured out that just putting clothes in the cart and then closing my computer and doing something else satisfied the urge and I don't need to actually buy them. I mean, they still have plenty of clothes, but not expensive, brand-new things.

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« Reply #1104 on: September 20, 2017, 10:05:38 PM »
https://anovaculinary.com/anova-precision-cooker/

And it's currently $50 off!  Sous vide on a budget, who'd have thunk it possible?!?  Next to the OTR ring, my new temptation.  :)

I was so tempted to order one after seeing that link, and then I found out you can get ordinary sous vide (non bluetooth) on Amazon for 90 bucks. I don't need my phone to tell me when food is ready...but now I'm tempted to buy one. Perfectly cooked steak every time is nice, though the problem I've had with these in the past (roommate had one) is that it doesn't make marbled steak delicious (not enough heat to change the fat, I guess?).  Hm.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1105 on: September 21, 2017, 12:09:04 AM »
OK this is pretty stupid... And slightly embarrassing. I have a NW of roughly $2.7M (guessing at $400k on the paid off house).. I lust after $5M, for no other reason than to be extra safe.

We spend about $30k/year and earn $20k in rent.. Yeah pretty stupid I know.

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« Reply #1106 on: September 21, 2017, 12:43:03 AM »
OK this is pretty stupid... And slightly embarrassing. I have a NW of roughly $2.7M (guessing at $400k on the paid off house).. I lust after $5M, for no other reason than to be extra safe.

We spend about $30k/year and earn $20k in rent.. Yeah pretty stupid I know.

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« Reply #1107 on: September 21, 2017, 06:35:10 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

What's your '12 Leaf worth?  I think we're due to see some drastic improvements in e-vehicles -> range, more charging options, etc.  Tesla has really been pushing the envelope.  BMW is going away from the traditional combustion engine as well.

Like you said, if you don't have any issues with your range, maintenance, etc. then try to get another couple years out of it.
BMW is not.  They just brought back the straight 6 for god sakes.

The only reason why European companies are looking at electric is because the UK is banning petrol engines in new cars by 2040.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/world/europe/uk-diesel-petrol-emissions.html
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1108 on: September 21, 2017, 07:30:34 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

What's your '12 Leaf worth?  I think we're due to see some drastic improvements in e-vehicles -> range, more charging options, etc.  Tesla has really been pushing the envelope.  BMW is going away from the traditional combustion engine as well.

Like you said, if you don't have any issues with your range, maintenance, etc. then try to get another couple years out of it.
BMW is not.  They just brought back the straight 6 for god sakes.

The only reason why European companies are looking at electric is because the UK is banning petrol engines in new cars by 2040.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/world/europe/uk-diesel-petrol-emissions.html
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1109 on: September 21, 2017, 08:25:17 AM »
A new car.  I have a 2012 Nissan Leaf (electric car) and spend a lot of time reading about the Bolt, and Volt, and Tesla 3, and new Leaf, and Ioniq, and E-Golf, and on and on and on.  Two, three, maybe 4 times my current range.  All the fancy new bells and whistles. 

And yet, I have a car that does exactly what I need, with minimal fuss.  Lusting after a new car is stupid.

What's your '12 Leaf worth?  I think we're due to see some drastic improvements in e-vehicles -> range, more charging options, etc.  Tesla has really been pushing the envelope.  BMW is going away from the traditional combustion engine as well.

Like you said, if you don't have any issues with your range, maintenance, etc. then try to get another couple years out of it.
BMW is not.  They just brought back the straight 6 for god sakes.

The only reason why European companies are looking at electric is because the UK is banning petrol engines in new cars by 2040.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/world/europe/uk-diesel-petrol-emissions.html

Ha, the BMW straight-6 never left (at least in the states, did you guys get the F30 335i?)

I do like the i3 though, I think its a neat car and they did some cool engineering to make an electric car drive like a BMW.  I'm seriously contemplating getting one, they just need to depreciate a LITTLE more and I'll be able to cash-buy one. 

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« Reply #1110 on: September 21, 2017, 10:14:02 AM »
Reading this thread is like an alcoholic casually browsing a liquor store.

You guys, I'm trying to quit this stuff!

For me it's more of a list of things I still don't want. But most mustachians seem to have a weakness for cars and tech that I do not share. My lust lies elsewhere.... [still sushi]

Great. Now I need sushi.


I share this weakness. If you love sushi enough that you're spending more than $50 a month on sushi, I'd recommend considering just learning how to do it yourself.

It was a little pricey to get into, but after buying a good sushi cooker (Zojirushi), a good sushi knife, rolling mat and some ingredients (I spent like $350 to get started), I began to make my own sushi. In lieu of raw fish, I used whatever frozen fish I had in my freezer and cooked that up as a substitute.

My rolls were pretty terrible at first , but I've gotten very good at it. What once was $50-75 Friday night outs of sushi turned into very cheap date nights. For $20 I can make enough sushi to feed 4-5 people. Plus there are a ton of recipes and different things to try.

After I gained some confidence, I started to order some frozen sushi grade tuna online.

$350 to start!?!

A bamboo sheet is <$5, some sushi rice and seaweed is <$10. Why do you need a sushi cooker? Legitimate question, because my rice in a pot doesn't really taste much different from the restaurant sushi rice...
Even a sushi knife isn't really necessary as long as you have a sharp knife and don't mind your sushi not looking 100% perfect.

It was before I became frugal, but I don't completely regret the purchase. It's my hobby, and it was a one time purchase. I didn't mean to suggest you should pay that much if you want to get started. It's just a matter of honesty on my part of what I did.

Also, a good rice cooker compliments the Instant Pot nicely. I have rice ready 24/7 on stand by. I eat lots of rice and beans (almost every meal), and prepare sushi every week (though not exclusively with raw fish).

When I got started, I basically had nothing as I just moved out on my own so maybe the $350 isn't correct, but :

I bought the Zojirushi for $150 as a recommendation from my friend who eats tons of rice. (no regrets)
I bought a chef's knife for $100 (which now in hindsight I see this may have been stupid).
Then I bought a bamboo bowl that was recommend for making the sushi rice for $50. (It's a bit silly - you could just use any bowl really - but it helps with not having soggy rice when you make the sushi rice).

I then ordered the frozen sushi fish because I was excited though I waited like 3 months before I used any. I still ate it eventually though! I spent like $40 on frozen sushi grade fish.

Then I bought avocados, canned tuna, and tilapia - but I tend to buy things in bulk.

In hindsight, I probably would have forgone the bamboo bowl and gone with a cheaper knife. I use my rice cooker constantly to have rice on stand by and it compliments my Instant-Pot that I use almost exclusively for chili and beans.

After the initial cost and a few years of practice, I can punch out 10 sushi rolls in less than 2 hours with little notice, and I'd say my rolls are on par (if not better) than my local sushi restaurant.

This has been a very long winded defense of my purchase, and I do feel shame; however, I don't go out for sushi! So I consider that a win.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1111 on: September 21, 2017, 10:35:56 AM »
https://anovaculinary.com/anova-precision-cooker/

And it's currently $50 off!  Sous vide on a budget, who'd have thunk it possible?!?  Next to the OTR ring, my new temptation.  :)

I've been lusting after the Joule immersion circulator, and I even have Sur la Table gift cards I could put towards it, but we have a perfectly good Sansaire (partially paid for with previous SLT gift cards from MIL).

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« Reply #1112 on: September 21, 2017, 11:05:27 AM »
14' Oyster Tongs so I can get my own oysters whenever I'm in the mood.
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« Reply #1113 on: September 22, 2017, 06:32:56 PM »
Lusting after a radar jammer. A creepy neighbor has been flying his drone way too low over my backyard. Sigh. I'll content myself with fantasies of nighttime recon with a pellet gun or sling shot or something, and just keep going inside anytime it comes by. (And hope the rain fries it to tiny bits of uselessness).
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1114 on: September 22, 2017, 07:04:34 PM »
I've switched my lustfulness from a Porsche 911 GT-3 to a modded Corvette Z-06 with heads/cam and full exhaust.  Louder and faster.  I posted this in the "What purchase are you delaying" thread and then realized it would fit better here.  I've realized it's a disease.

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Now I want this.....
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1115 on: September 22, 2017, 08:00:27 PM »
I realize I may be getting in over my head with this question, but... why do you want your car to be loud? I have never understood.

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« Reply #1116 on: September 23, 2017, 06:25:41 AM »
I realize I may be getting in over my head with this question, but... why do you want your car to be loud? I have never understood.

I had an incredibly dysfunctional childhood....loud ostentatious cars allow me to make up for that.

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« Reply #1117 on: September 23, 2017, 12:40:06 PM »
I want this...



Thinking about selling my sports car (~3x the value of the bike) and buying one. We'll see if I can make myself do it - have had my car for nearly 10 years now and it's hard to let go.

Just do it already. :-)

I have a KTM 1190 Adventure. What I really want is a KTM EXC 500.

Adventure bikes are great. Very comfy for all day touring, without being heavy like a full on tourer. Great for camping. They handle dirt and fire roads just fine. They suck in technical terrain.

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« Reply #1118 on: September 23, 2017, 02:20:47 PM »
14' Oyster Tongs so I can get my own oysters whenever I'm in the mood.

Where would you store 14-feet-long tongs?

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« Reply #1119 on: September 23, 2017, 04:35:19 PM »
14' Oyster Tongs so I can get my own oysters whenever I'm in the mood.

Where would you store 14-feet-long tongs?

And why does Oyster Tongs sound dirty?

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« Reply #1120 on: September 24, 2017, 11:34:50 AM »
I want a Salsa Blackborrow. It has a rack that can hold up to 4 panniers. Way cool.

It puts my $280 Craigslist 29er to shame.

OK, coming to my senses now.

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« Reply #1121 on: September 25, 2017, 02:00:22 PM »
14' Oyster Tongs so I can get my own oysters whenever I'm in the mood.

Where would you store 14-feet-long tongs?

I don't live in apartment in the city so storage really isn't an issue (e.g. garage, barn, under deck, basement, on side of house, master bedroom, etc...
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« Reply #1122 on: September 25, 2017, 02:04:14 PM »
14' Oyster Tongs so I can get my own oysters whenever I'm in the mood.

Where would you store 14-feet-long tongs?

And why does Oyster Tongs sound dirty?

Oyster Tongs doesn't sound too dirty to me...oyster tonging does though...  "Hey baby, lets go oyster tonging" or  "Hey sweet thang come check out my Oyster Tong"
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« Reply #1123 on: September 26, 2017, 08:20:06 PM »
Well, I just priced insurance for a C6 Z06 Corvette.  $110/month.

Suddenly, I don't want one quite so badly and I'm looking at motorcycles again (more like $110 a year to insure)...

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« Reply #1124 on: September 27, 2017, 09:59:38 AM »
My DH's great aunt's antique Singer 201-2 sewing machine, complete with an original Singer cabinet number 48. It's being auctioned off online as part of the estate sale. Closes tonight. Currently at $18, but it will go higher!

Needs work, but it would be pretty (and possibly quite useful) if I were to win the auction.

However, I've been really trying to cut down on acquisitions...
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« Reply #1125 on: September 27, 2017, 05:33:18 PM »
My DH's great aunt's antique Singer 201-2 sewing machine, complete with an original Singer cabinet number 48. It's being auctioned off online as part of the estate sale. Closes tonight. Currently at $18, but it will go higher!

Needs work, but it would be pretty (and possibly quite useful) if I were to win the auction.

However, I've been really trying to cut down on acquisitions...

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« Reply #1126 on: September 29, 2017, 07:30:40 AM »
Well, I just priced insurance for a C6 Z06 Corvette.  $110/month.

Weird, I thought it would be more.  I recall looking at WRXs when I was 22, and the insurance payment would have been more than the payment (~$350/month-ish). 

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« Reply #1127 on: September 29, 2017, 04:48:26 PM »
Well, I just priced insurance for a C6 Z06 Corvette.  $110/month.

Weird, I thought it would be more.  I recall looking at WRXs when I was 22, and the insurance payment would have been more than the payment (~$350/month-ish).

I'm 33 and C6's are a decade old now.

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« Reply #1128 on: September 30, 2017, 10:30:13 AM »
All of the Halloween decorations. No, literally, ALL of them. I have a thing about Halloween and I leave skull/bat/spider stuff up all year round anyway, so this time of year is when I end up getting random household stuff for everyday use. I mean, doesn't *everyone* need Day of the Dead pyrex containers? (last year's splurge.)

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« Reply #1129 on: September 30, 2017, 10:37:58 AM »
New dining room chairs. I have an antique dining set, and the chairs are not comfortable. Apparently our asses were a lot smaller in the 1920's.

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« Reply #1130 on: October 05, 2017, 08:25:03 AM »
This:
https://earthroamer.com/xv-lt/

I would never buy it as the price is multiple times more than what I could spend without a heart attack and I have no need for something that overbuilt/heavy duty, but it's fun to look at the expedition vehicles and imagine all the places I could go(and w/ that power bank/water bank be able to stay for a good period)
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« Reply #1131 on: October 05, 2017, 08:44:21 AM »
This:
https://earthroamer.com/xv-lt/

I would never buy it as the price is multiple times more than what I could spend without a heart attack and I have no need for something that overbuilt/heavy duty, but it's fun to look at the expedition vehicles and imagine all the places I could go(and w/ that power bank/water bank be able to stay for a good period)

I was convinced until I read the price tag.

We require a $50,000 initial deposit and a signed sales agreement to reserve the next available production spot in your name. Prices start at $438,800.

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« Reply #1132 on: October 05, 2017, 09:36:18 AM »
I just fell out of my chair.  ^^

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« Reply #1133 on: October 05, 2017, 09:54:56 AM »
I just fell out of my chair.  ^^

They also have one that's $1.5 million.

Deposit is $375k to start building.

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« Reply #1134 on: October 05, 2017, 10:46:36 AM »
Looks like you could tip over sideways in all kinds of new remote locations.

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« Reply #1135 on: October 05, 2017, 11:28:41 AM »
$1.5m.. Can almost buy a certified very light jet aircraft for that.. You can build your own for a lot LESS and cruise at around 400mph!

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« Reply #1136 on: October 05, 2017, 04:12:09 PM »
I'll take the jet.

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« Reply #1137 on: October 06, 2017, 08:22:56 AM »
Lusting after a radar jammer. A creepy neighbor has been flying his drone way too low over my backyard. Sigh. I'll content myself with fantasies of nighttime recon with a pellet gun or sling shot or something, and just keep going inside anytime it comes by. (And hope the rain fries it to tiny bits of uselessness).

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1138 on: October 06, 2017, 11:36:18 AM »
I just fell out of my chair.  ^^

They also have one that's $1.5 million.

Deposit is $375k to start building.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1139 on: October 09, 2017, 09:05:34 AM »
Lusting after a radar jammer. A creepy neighbor has been flying his drone way too low over my backyard. Sigh. I'll content myself with fantasies of nighttime recon with a pellet gun or sling shot or something, and just keep going inside anytime it comes by. (And hope the rain fries it to tiny bits of uselessness).

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for when you finally get frustrated enough.  Please post an after action report!
Since the guy flies it to low over his backyard a powerfull leaf blower or high pressure hose would probably do the trick...
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1140 on: October 10, 2017, 11:07:29 AM »
I'm lusting over a time turner...


An actual, working time-turner. I would love a couple more hours each day :-P...
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1141 on: October 11, 2017, 07:21:17 PM »
I don't want a time turner, but I could sure use a teleporter.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1142 on: October 11, 2017, 08:19:13 PM »
A year off work.  Stupid I think b/c we've got like 4 years left anyway and my job is cake and cushy. 
 
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1143 on: October 11, 2017, 08:57:40 PM »
Valentino rockstud sandals. Hopefully can find for less than 4 figures in ebay

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1144 on: October 12, 2017, 02:30:11 PM »
I just heard Amazon is making a waterproof Kindle. So now I am lusting after that, plus an apartment with a big bathtub, because all I ever wanted in life was to be able to e-read in the bath.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1145 on: October 12, 2017, 09:37:24 PM »
Valentino rockstud sandals. Hopefully can find for less than 4 figures in ebay

I may have missed a few, but this has to be a solid contender in the running for the stupidest thing...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1146 on: October 12, 2017, 09:40:12 PM »
Valentino rockstud sandals. Hopefully can find for less than 4 figures in ebay

I may have missed a few, but this has to be a solid contender in the running for the stupidest thing...

Seriously, if you're even remotely considering purchasing these and you aren't a multi-millionaire, your head is in the wrong place.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1147 on: October 12, 2017, 09:55:33 PM »
Lusting after a radar jammer. A creepy neighbor has been flying his drone way too low over my backyard. Sigh. I'll content myself with fantasies of nighttime recon with a pellet gun or sling shot or something, and just keep going inside anytime it comes by. (And hope the rain fries it to tiny bits of uselessness).

https://www.battelle.org/government-offerings/national-security/aerospace-systems/counter-UAS-technologies/dronedefender

for when you finally get frustrated enough.  Please post an after action report!
Since the guy flies it to low over his backyard a powerfull leaf blower or high pressure hose would probably do the trick...

Kinda depends on your water pressure and hose nozzles, but ours can shoot water >25 ft into the air. Our nozzles that look like a mini fireman nozzle. Let that drone pass by and blast it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1148 on: October 13, 2017, 12:19:45 AM »
Valentino rockstud sandals. Hopefully can find for less than 4 figures in ebay

Here, spend one figure instead. They are close enough. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1149 on: October 13, 2017, 12:22:16 AM »
A booster box of Magic the Gathering trading cards, specifically Eternal Masters.

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