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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1250 on: November 21, 2017, 12:56:00 PM »
I need to replace my mattress... queen size... and I'm now lusting after this one: purple.com. After taxes we're talking $1050... and still... I'm tempted.

Maybe this post will change your mind?
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/69xqxh/reviewer_asks_question_about_product_safety_and/dhbhqg5/

What a bucket of cold water! I guess my excitement is gone...


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1251 on: November 21, 2017, 01:12:14 PM »
I need to replace my mattress... queen size... and I'm now lusting after this one: purple.com. After taxes we're talking $1050... and still... I'm tempted.

Maybe this post will change your mind?
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/69xqxh/reviewer_asks_question_about_product_safety_and/dhbhqg5/

What a bucket of cold water! I guess my excitement is gone...

You're welcome, I think...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1252 on: November 21, 2017, 01:41:33 PM »
I need to replace my mattress... queen size... and I'm now lusting after this one: purple.com. After taxes we're talking $1050... and still... I'm tempted.

Maybe this post will change your mind?
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/69xqxh/reviewer_asks_question_about_product_safety_and/dhbhqg5/

What a bucket of cold water! I guess my excitement is gone...

You're welcome, I think...

That actually made me smile. Yes, thank you! I do not need such an expensive mattress... will be looking for alternatives for sure.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1253 on: November 22, 2017, 09:18:44 AM »
I need to replace my mattress... queen size... and I'm now lusting after this one: purple.com. After taxes we're talking $1050... and still... I'm tempted.

Maybe this post will change your mind?
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/69xqxh/reviewer_asks_question_about_product_safety_and/dhbhqg5/

Ha! I love how the youtube video has been 'removed'. Maybe part of the settlement?
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1254 on: November 22, 2017, 09:45:04 AM »
I need to replace my mattress... queen size... and I'm now lusting after this one: purple.com. After taxes we're talking $1050... and still... I'm tempted.

Maybe this post will change your mind?
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/69xqxh/reviewer_asks_question_about_product_safety_and/dhbhqg5/

Ha! I love how the youtube video has been 'removed'. Maybe part of the settlement?

Yes, I believe so. The original video creator was found to be associated with a competitor, so it wasn't exactly unbiased. However, the post I linked to above shows that there are still unaddressed worries with purple.com.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1255 on: November 22, 2017, 11:01:24 AM »
Got some more to add! I NEVER do the black Friday sales, but this year I have a membership to Costco. Between the Costco card great warranty (4 years) and Black Friday, going to price out 40" or 43" tv to replace our 32" tv. I re-arranged the living room so now the tv is farther from seating. For my youngest (and secretly me) I am going to get either a newer "old" xbox 360, or an xbox one, with kinect. I'm going to wait until Black Friday to make decision. Right now my contender is $140 for an xbox 360 with 1 hand held device, 1 game, and the Kinect. If I can get both xbox one and a Kinect (new or used) for less than 100 more than used version, may do so for the warranty.

I have some ambivalence to these potential purchases. My kids are 11 and 14. First preference is non-video/tv/electronic entertainment. But if I had to choose, I would rather have a console where they play in the living room, with me or their friends, versus being isolated and glued to devices in their bedrooms. I want to use it for dance and exercise type games.     

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1256 on: November 22, 2017, 01:02:16 PM »
Where are the face punches? I guess I can get them when I actually buy lol

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« Reply #1257 on: November 22, 2017, 01:13:11 PM »
Where are the face punches? I guess I can get them when I actually buy lol

I spent about $6-7k on all the electronics in our living room. Your plans seem pretty modest to me.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1258 on: November 22, 2017, 01:49:05 PM »
a 55 gallon drum of peanut butter...... At $0.25/lb, its tough not to give in.



here you go for .22cents a lb.

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« Reply #1259 on: November 22, 2017, 02:46:39 PM »
This is totally cheating, but....

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1260 on: November 22, 2017, 02:54:29 PM »
a 55 gallon drum of peanut butter...... At $0.25/lb, its tough not to give in.



here you go for .22cents a lb.

http://bobsbearbait.com/shop/bear-bait/peanut-butter-55-gallon-steel-drums/

I have so many questions about this entire site as a clueless southerner. I finally figured out this was for bear hunting but...why? People eat them or something?

Also...the stuff on this site is REALLY cheap. If I was broke and homeless could I eat this stuff? I'm assuming a lot of this is leftover from human grade food production. I have eaten out of a dumpster afterall...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1261 on: November 22, 2017, 03:52:15 PM »
a 55 gallon drum of peanut butter...... At $0.25/lb, its tough not to give in.



here you go for .22cents a lb.

http://bobsbearbait.com/shop/bear-bait/peanut-butter-55-gallon-steel-drums/

I have so many questions about this entire site as a clueless southerner. I finally figured out this was for bear hunting but...why? People eat them or something?

Also...the stuff on this site is REALLY cheap. If I was broke and homeless could I eat this stuff? I'm assuming a lot of this is leftover from human grade food production. I have eaten out of a dumpster afterall...

Yes, people eat bear meat, but it's not very good.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1262 on: November 22, 2017, 06:22:00 PM »
Wanting a Roomba 960.  I missed the costco deal, but eyeing other BF "deals".... Or I can continue to just vacuum with the vacuum I have...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1263 on: November 22, 2017, 07:55:14 PM »
Speaking of Costco, that massage chair (what it is--$2000?) looks very tempting. I just wonder how long it would last before it stopped working...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1264 on: November 24, 2017, 09:21:50 AM »
A jeep fully outfitted for off roading (including the rescue boards, jacks, winches, extra gas canisters).
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1265 on: November 27, 2017, 10:27:32 AM »
Lusting no more, just ordered a Dyson cordless vacuum--animal model.  I missed better BF deals but didn't want to go down the rabbit hole of spending hours/days online looking for a better deal.

Current vacuum still works, but it's corded and heavy and seriously impacts my motivation to use it often.  And that's just not good when you have two cats.  Hoping the cordless and lighter Dyson will make daily or almost daily vacuuming the norm around here.

Will try to sell the 11 year old vacuum at the local thrift store.  They get a 15 or 20% cut but worth it to avoid the Craigslist hassle.  If no one buys it, it'll be a donation to the store.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1266 on: November 28, 2017, 03:39:38 PM »
A jeep fully outfitted for off roading (including the rescue boards, jacks, winches, extra gas canisters).

That's ironic. I came here to post my Jeep lust also. In my case, a 1980s era Grand Wagoneer in mint condition with woodgrain sides. Sigh. So semi practical! So boho chic. So rustic country casual. So not happening.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1267 on: November 29, 2017, 06:50:33 AM »
A Nintendo Switch with Super Mario Odyssey. I waaaaant it!!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1268 on: November 29, 2017, 01:58:33 PM »
Did it, bought the tv (375 with tax). Scored a late generation (250 gb) xbox 360 with Kinect and 5 games and 1 controller for $110.  90% of my Christmas shopping done lol.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1269 on: November 30, 2017, 09:49:56 AM »


Dream Car....I think about it daily.  I can shake this bug...its been years.  Next year I will be in position to buy one with cash.  I probably wont have the balls to pull the trigger.

Damn it...I still want it.  I am thinking Destroyer Grey to keep the cops from focusing on it.  Still not sure I will buy one.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1270 on: November 30, 2017, 10:32:21 AM »
I know I've posted in this thread but can't find it. My current desire is the 2019 Volvo XC40. In Amazon Blue.


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1271 on: November 30, 2017, 11:20:51 AM »
I know I've posted in this thread but can't find it. My current desire is the 2019 Volvo XC40. In Amazon Blue.

That is a nice looking car. but it certainly costs a lot.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1272 on: November 30, 2017, 11:51:48 AM »
I know I've posted in this thread but can't find it. My current desire is the 2019 Volvo XC40. In Amazon Blue.

That is a nice looking car. but it certainly costs a lot.

Yeah. Seems like $40k would be hard to justify when you can find used XC60s for $10-15k.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1273 on: November 30, 2017, 03:16:27 PM »
2019? It's not even 2018 yet. Confusing car industry.

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« Reply #1274 on: December 01, 2017, 10:22:27 AM »
I kind of want an even clownier PC monitor (38" ultrawide) than I already have....a 34"

While I do use a monitor daily, it isn't something I need or really should want.

Holding off thus far, but if a good sale crops up, I'll have to continue to fight temptation.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1275 on: December 01, 2017, 12:13:22 PM »
Pretty much every bra in my size at ThirdLove.  I have an uncommon size and my bras are all so old and are getting uncomfortable but at $77/pop, I've been resisting so far.  Not sure I will much longer though...
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1276 on: December 01, 2017, 12:55:22 PM »
I know I've posted in this thread but can't find it. My current desire is the 2019 Volvo XC40. In Amazon Blue.

That is a nice looking car. but it certainly costs a lot.

IMO that is one ugly ass car. Clearly everyone has different taste.
I find it milquetoast.  Looks like an X whatever.  All crossovers look pretty darn similar to me.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1277 on: December 01, 2017, 02:33:53 PM »
I kind of want an even clownier PC monitor (38" ultrawide) than I already have....a 34"

While I do use a monitor daily, it isn't something I need or really should want.

Holding off thus far, but if a good sale crops up, I'll have to continue to fight temptation.

I just upgraded from 24" 1080p 60hz to 24" 1440p 165hz w/ G-sync.

Facepunch me if you want, but Doom (2017) is essentially transcendent at that speed/resolution.

I got it on Kijiji (Craigslist analog) so I guess there's that...
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« Reply #1278 on: December 01, 2017, 03:12:33 PM »
2019? It's not even 2018 yet. Confusing car industry.

Yeah, apparently it's coming out in Feb 2018? Still pretty far ahead.

I hope to hand down my 2013 Honda CR-V to my daughter in about four years, at which point it will be nine years old. And then maybe I could get a four-year-old 2019 Volvo XC40. In Amazon Blue. :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1279 on: December 01, 2017, 04:02:58 PM »
I like Volvos. A lot. I almost bought a S80 once, but made myself not spend what I don't have and stick with my boring Mazda instead. When the V60s came out, I really wanted one. Stuck with the Mazda instead, sigh. I definitely would love an XC90. I might have failed to keep sticking with my Mazda if the XC90 just had one of those hatch doors that open without you having to touch it. What is that called? Anyway, so far I have saved myself from spending money on a Volvo by telling myself that if I have to lift that hatch door myself, might as well stick with the boring, cheap Mazda.

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« Reply #1280 on: December 02, 2017, 03:07:29 PM »
Pretty much every bra in my size at ThirdLove.  I have an uncommon size and my bras are all so old and are getting uncomfortable but at $77/pop, I've been resisting so far.  Not sure I will much longer though...

IMO, that's not a stupid thing. Having the right support for your body is important for both comfort and health. A properly fitting bra is like arch supports to prevent pain, or a particular prescription for glasses so that you can read without headaches. If you need it, you need it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1281 on: December 04, 2017, 08:03:24 AM »
Pretty much every bra in my size at ThirdLove.  I have an uncommon size and my bras are all so old and are getting uncomfortable but at $77/pop, I've been resisting so far.  Not sure I will much longer though...

IMO, that's not a stupid thing. Having the right support for your body is important for both comfort and health. A properly fitting bra is like arch supports to prevent pain, or a particular prescription for glasses so that you can read without headaches. If you need it, you need it.

That's... kinda reasonable. The price is ludicrous, but a good-fitting bra feels sooo good! Do they ever go on sale?
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1282 on: December 04, 2017, 09:08:34 AM »
A new (used) car. I'm about to spend $700 on new tires for a car worth maybe $2000 after I replace the tires. It feels silly, but it's the most economical choice right now because it has a lot of new parts/fluids and the issues are mostly unnecessary though a little annoying (no heat, radio whines, etc). If I bought another car I'd probably replace all the fluids, do some preventative maintenance, and possibly have to get new tires anyway. My car will also have almost no depreciation from now on so it's the worst time to sell it. But it would be nice to have a car that's manual where everything works. Sigh...

On the bright side, I should have no problem meeting the minimum spend on my new credit cards.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1283 on: December 04, 2017, 12:35:27 PM »
Pretty much every bra in my size at ThirdLove.  I have an uncommon size and my bras are all so old and are getting uncomfortable but at $77/pop, I've been resisting so far.  Not sure I will much longer though...

Save your back and buy the bras (not all, but at least one or two)! When I want to decide on whether to splurge on something, I consider whether, if needed, I would be willing to return to work to afford to pay for it. Well-fitting bras always meet that threshold, since the alternative is slouching and back pain. I like RE, but I'd work to keep my back from hurting.

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« Reply #1284 on: December 04, 2017, 05:31:00 PM »
I kind of want an even clownier PC monitor (38" ultrawide) than I already have....a 34"

While I do use a monitor daily, it isn't something I need or really should want.

Holding off thus far, but if a good sale crops up, I'll have to continue to fight temptation.

I can't say I'm a fan of the ultrawides.   Work bought me a 43" Dell 4k and it's lovely.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1285 on: December 05, 2017, 01:24:02 PM »
Just saw an add for a Samsung Star Wars Powerbot. I would never in a million buy something like this, but the Darth Vader bot calls to my inner Star Wars fangirl.

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« Reply #1286 on: December 05, 2017, 02:56:08 PM »
I kind of want an even clownier PC monitor (38" ultrawide) than I already have....a 34"

While I do use a monitor daily, it isn't something I need or really should want.

Holding off thus far, but if a good sale crops up, I'll have to continue to fight temptation.

I just upgraded from 24" 1080p 60hz to 24" 1440p 165hz w/ G-sync.

Facepunch me if you want, but Doom (2017) is essentially transcendent at that speed/resolution.

I got it on Kijiji (Craigslist analog) so I guess there's that...

I broke and purchased a 24" 1080p 144hz, but without the gysnc.  I really wanted the gsync, but I couldn't justify the extra expense :(
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1287 on: December 05, 2017, 03:02:39 PM »
DSLR camera for our vacations and adventures.......

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« Reply #1288 on: December 05, 2017, 03:06:59 PM »
I really want to buy an expensive hand made ceramic reusable coffee cup. The problem is that I already have an expensive reusable coffee cup which I use all the time and it works perfectly for my needs, I donít need another one.

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« Reply #1289 on: December 05, 2017, 03:33:03 PM »
DSLR camera for our vacations and adventures.......

On the topic of cameras, I downsized from a DSLR to a mirrorless.  I like to think that with a smaller camera, I'm more likely to actually use it...but over the years, phone cameras have gotten so much better that it may now be worth getting a DSLR again, lol.

FWIW I have a Sony A5000 and I quite like it.

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« Reply #1290 on: December 05, 2017, 11:12:31 PM »
DSLR camera for our vacations and adventures.......

On the topic of cameras, I downsized from a DSLR to a mirrorless.  I like to think that with a smaller camera, I'm more likely to actually use it...but over the years, phone cameras have gotten so much better that it may now be worth getting a DSLR again, lol.

FWIW I have a Sony A5000 and I quite like it.

As an amateur photographer, I've reached the same conclusion concerning phone cameras. I currently have a Sony RX100 II because, personally, I know that I would rarely carry anything larger than a pocket-sized camera. And as they say, the best camera is the one you have with you...

When I first got the Sony RX100 II in 2013, it was so superior to my cell phone camera at the time that it didn't even seem fair to compare them. It blew the cell phone out of the water in every single scenario. Fast forward to 2017, and I honestly can hardly tell the difference between RX100 shots and the shots on my Moto Z Play in adequate lighting. The only situation where the RX100 is still superior is in very low light (night) shots. There was an article on a camera blog a while back that compared the Samsung Galaxy S7 to an RX100 III and reached the same conclusion: Only category where there's still a noticeable difference is very low light shots.

However, with the new software algorithms and dual camera set-ups that the premium cell phone suppliers are rolling out to tackle the problems inherent to smaller sensors (poor nighttime clarity and lack of bokeh in portraits), I think the gap will continue to narrow. My girlfriend just got a IPhone X (No, she didn't buy it. Her spendypants parents bought it for her) and after playing around with it in the aforementioned scenarios, I'm pretty amazed by the night shots that camera is capable of. IMO within the next few years the gap is going to become so narrow that it's going to be really hard to justify buying a dedicated camera unless you're a professional photographer. Especially due to the rule I already mentioned: "The best camera is the one you have with you."

With new RX100s coming in around $1000, I would honestly rather drop that money on one of the flagship phones at this point to have a camera that is nearly as good in every scenario that I will (almost) always have on me and can do a lot of other useful things, like tell me where I am and allow me to contact people. :)

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« Reply #1291 on: December 05, 2017, 11:50:53 PM »
DSLR camera for our vacations and adventures.......

On the topic of cameras, I downsized from a DSLR to a mirrorless.  I like to think that with a smaller camera, I'm more likely to actually use it...but over the years, phone cameras have gotten so much better that it may now be worth getting a DSLR again, lol.

FWIW I have a Sony A5000 and I quite like it.

As an amateur photographer, I've reached the same conclusion concerning phone cameras. I currently have a Sony RX100 II because, personally, I know that I would rarely carry anything larger than a pocket-sized camera. And as they say, the best camera is the one you have with you...

When I first got the Sony RX100 II in 2013, it was so superior to my cell phone camera at the time that it didn't even seem fair to compare them. It blew the cell phone out of the water in every single scenario. Fast forward to 2017, and I honestly can hardly tell the difference between RX100 shots and the shots on my Moto Z Play in adequate lighting. The only situation where the RX100 is still superior is in very low light (night) shots. There was an article on a camera blog a while back that compared the Samsung Galaxy S7 to an RX100 III and reached the same conclusion: Only category where there's still a noticeable difference is very low light shots.

However, with the new software algorithms and dual camera set-ups that the premium cell phone suppliers are rolling out to tackle the problems inherent to smaller sensors (poor nighttime clarity and lack of bokeh in portraits), I think the gap will continue to narrow. My girlfriend just got a IPhone X (No, she didn't buy it. Her spendypants parents bought it for her) and after playing around with it in the aforementioned scenarios, I'm pretty amazed by the night shots that camera is capable of. IMO within the next few years the gap is going to become so narrow that it's going to be really hard to justify buying a dedicated camera unless you're a professional photographer. Especially due to the rule I already mentioned: "The best camera is the one you have with you."

With new RX100s coming in around $1000, I would honestly rather drop that money on one of the flagship phones at this point to have a camera that is nearly as good in every scenario that I will (almost) always have on me and can do a lot of other useful things, like tell me where I am and allow me to contact people. :)

I think the gap will continue to narrow, but I think phones will continue to struggle in low light simply due to sensor size limitations. I have a fancy dual camera phone (OnePlus 5) and it is terrible for low light. Of course, this is compared to my f/1.4 prime lens on my A5000. :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1292 on: December 06, 2017, 05:07:55 AM »
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1293 on: December 06, 2017, 08:52:24 AM »
DSLR camera for our vacations and adventures.......

On the topic of cameras, I downsized from a DSLR to a mirrorless.  I like to think that with a smaller camera, I'm more likely to actually use it...but over the years, phone cameras have gotten so much better that it may now be worth getting a DSLR again, lol.

FWIW I have a Sony A5000 and I quite like it.

I am very torn it changes daily for me haha. I finally got a new phone the S8 and the camera seems amazing but then I think of trips we are taking soon such as alaska and wonder if it would be up to the challenge? I also have an older waterproof nikon Point and shoot that is ok probably worse than the phone. I worry I wont invest the time to really make a DSLR worth it or if I do I will spend too much time trying to take "good" pictures instead of just enjoying the moments

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1294 on: December 06, 2017, 08:55:18 AM »
Gloomhaven, a board game that's $140.

Maybe after it drops in price, used isn't really an option because the game develops after each play when you discover new things and I think you physically alter cards/components. Supposedly it offers 100+ hours of playtime...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1295 on: December 06, 2017, 09:32:49 AM »
DSLR camera for our vacations and adventures.......

On the topic of cameras, I downsized from a DSLR to a mirrorless.  I like to think that with a smaller camera, I'm more likely to actually use it...but over the years, phone cameras have gotten so much better that it may now be worth getting a DSLR again, lol.

FWIW I have a Sony A5000 and I quite like it.

I am very torn it changes daily for me haha. I finally got a new phone the S8 and the camera seems amazing but then I think of trips we are taking soon such as alaska and wonder if it would be up to the challenge? I also have an older waterproof nikon Point and shoot that is ok probably worse than the phone. I worry I wont invest the time to really make a DSLR worth it or if I do I will spend too much time trying to take "good" pictures instead of just enjoying the moments

On my trip to Europe last summer I took a backpack filled with a few thousand dollars of camera gear. 2 days into our 2 week trip I was taking pictures exclusively on my cell phone, and was annoyed at having to transport the backpack from hotel to hotel as we traveled. If I had been by myself, and interested in taking some really nice pictures for the sake of taking really nice pictures (for example being at a particular place at a particular time of day when the crowds were low or the light was just right) I would have been sad to not have my DSLR, but for doing normal touristy things with my family I was more than happy with the camera on my Nexus 6P for capturing the memories.

Photography is fun hobby. Having a nice camera and set of lenses is an enjoyable luxury, but definitely not a travel necessity.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1296 on: December 06, 2017, 12:30:57 PM »
Literally these stupid Wu Tang socks... for like the last year.  They're just sitting in my amazon cart.  What's wrong with me?  Socks go inside your shoes and they don't need to be "fun."
https://www.amazon.com/Sherry007-Wu-Tang-Classic-Comfort-Cotton/dp/B01M7Z84OX/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512588545&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=wu+tang+clan+socks

Here's to year number TWO of them living in my amazon shopping cart and not my sock drawer.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1297 on: December 06, 2017, 12:48:20 PM »
Literally these stupid Wu Tang socks... for like the last year.  They're just sitting in my amazon cart.  What's wrong with me?  Socks go inside your shoes and they don't need to be "fun."
https://www.amazon.com/Sherry007-Wu-Tang-Classic-Comfort-Cotton/dp/B01M7Z84OX/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512588545&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=wu+tang+clan+socks

Here's to year number TWO of them living in my amazon shopping cart and not my sock drawer.

This is the sort of thing you tell someone you want for Christmas/Chanukah/birthday/etc. They're an affordable gift that you will use all the time and you'll smile and think of the giver every time you wear them. Perfect.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1298 on: December 07, 2017, 05:35:20 AM »
Newly released information on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will have the 3.0L diesel. They are stating it will have over 30mpg and 442ft/lbs of torque...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1299 on: December 07, 2017, 10:25:52 AM »
Newly released information on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will have the 3.0L diesel. They are stating it will have over 30mpg and 442ft/lbs of torque...

This is good, but not unheard of for diesel. We've seen similar numbers over the last 6+ years:
2011 VW Touareg - 28 mpg / 406 ft-lb
2013 Mercedes GLK - 32 mpg / 369 ft-lb
2014 BMW X5 - 31 mpg / 416 ft-lb