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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1350 on: January 07, 2018, 02:27:07 AM »
My Lemon tree nicely meters out lemons throughout most of the year

I'm lusting a bit over warmer weather and sunshine. Man...that would be a thing. Since it's warmed up, t's -14C right now. Balmy and still a lot warmer than farther up north.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1351 on: January 08, 2018, 03:14:24 AM »
All day they were advertising it being the last day for the Camper/RV show. There were some I was really lusting over! in the advertisement and did for several hours. Smaller ones I though would be nice to get up and go places but the bigger ones to just live in. I stayed away from the computer so i didnt start looking at them on line so that was the end of it.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1352 on: January 08, 2018, 11:36:07 PM »
a $60,000 1963 Alfa 2600 Sprint--geez it's beautiful...sigh.

https://www.schmitt.com/inventory/1963-alfa-romeo-2600-sprint/

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1353 on: January 09, 2018, 08:39:58 AM »
a $60,000 1963 Alfa 2600 Sprint--geez it's beautiful...sigh.

https://www.schmitt.com/inventory/1963-alfa-romeo-2600-sprint/

Looking at Bring A Trailer it looks like it should be possible to find one for half that. Example auction (reserve not met):
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1964-alfa-romeo-2600-sprint/

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1354 on: January 09, 2018, 04:41:10 PM »
I still want one of these and have a friend selling one. Blah.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1355 on: January 09, 2018, 06:15:17 PM »
The Tesla Model 3 that I currently have a reservation for.  Obviously, embracing an early retirement goal would have me canceling that.  We're not all-in, though.  DW still wants a new kitchen as well. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1356 on: January 09, 2018, 08:01:09 PM »
A Sprinter Van, and everything required to make it full time livable.

Light camping gear for backpack hike camping (current tent and sleeping system are extremely heavy car camping versions).

A new laptop......my 2010 Macbook pro has a cracked screen, 1000+ cycles on the battery, and is running an unsupported version of Mac OS.

I'll be getting none of these in 2018 (besides maybe a lighter sleep system/hammock for hiking).

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1357 on: January 09, 2018, 08:20:27 PM »
A big detached garage with a lift.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1358 on: January 10, 2018, 02:08:43 AM »
A big detached garage with a lift.

I'll raise you (no pun intended) a  heated, insulated garage with a lift

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1359 on: January 10, 2018, 02:11:32 AM »
Adelaide to Darwin on the Ghan - platinum service please!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1360 on: January 10, 2018, 11:57:15 AM »
Hello all, I am new to the forum. My old crappy Staples office chair (I work in a home office) is busted and the gas lift fails every 20 minutes, slowly driving me insane. I've been lusting after a fancy new office chair, specifically this HAG Capisco even though I haven't even tried it and it probably isn't for everyone: https://www.fully.com/hag-capisco-chair.html

I even got an Ikea Markus in great shape for $20 on Kijiji but it isn't comfortable for me, so I don't know what to do now.

I do have a standing desk riser so I only use my chair about half the time.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1361 on: January 10, 2018, 12:22:03 PM »
Hello all, I am new to the forum. My old crappy Staples office chair (I work in a home office) is busted and the gas lift fails every 20 minutes, slowly driving me insane. I've been lusting after a fancy new office chair, specifically this HAG Capisco even though I haven't even tried it and it probably isn't for everyone: https://www.fully.com/hag-capisco-chair.html

I even got an Ikea Markus in great shape for $20 on Kijiji but it isn't comfortable for me, so I don't know what to do now.

I do have a standing desk riser so I only use my chair about half the time.

Can you swap the seat of the old chair with broken gas lift onto the gas lift and rollers of the Ikea chair?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1362 on: January 10, 2018, 12:47:39 PM »
A house in the neighborhood where DD attends daycare. UGH that would be the dream... walk kid to daycare, walk back to home office, walk to the park and giant lake/swimming area/playground, easy bike to the grocery store, hardware store, drugstore.

Tragically starter homes in this neighborhood are $350k-$400k and few to no rentals available. We unintentionally sent DD to school in a neighborhood we can't afford to live in :(

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1363 on: January 10, 2018, 12:53:03 PM »
Hello all, I am new to the forum. My old crappy Staples office chair (I work in a home office) is busted and the gas lift fails every 20 minutes, slowly driving me insane. I've been lusting after a fancy new office chair, specifically this HAG Capisco even though I haven't even tried it and it probably isn't for everyone: https://www.fully.com/hag-capisco-chair.html

I even got an Ikea Markus in great shape for $20 on Kijiji but it isn't comfortable for me, so I don't know what to do now.

I do have a standing desk riser so I only use my chair about half the time.

Can you swap the seat of the old chair with broken gas lift onto the gas lift and rollers of the Ikea chair?

Haha! Great idea, but they are completely different with different thickness. Also my crappy Staples chair is falling apart, I would keep using it for a while if it were staying up, but the crappy bonded leather is flaking off etc so it's not worth a transplantation job. :( Thanks for responding!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1364 on: January 11, 2018, 09:58:03 AM »
Hello all, I am new to the forum. My old crappy Staples office chair (I work in a home office) is busted and the gas lift fails every 20 minutes, slowly driving me insane. I've been lusting after a fancy new office chair, specifically this HAG Capisco even though I haven't even tried it and it probably isn't for everyone: https://www.fully.com/hag-capisco-chair.html

I even got an Ikea Markus in great shape for $20 on Kijiji but it isn't comfortable for me, so I don't know what to do now.

I do have a standing desk riser so I only use my chair about half the time.

You can use PVC pipes to clamp around the shock shaft to hold the chair up.

Search YouTube for "repair sinking office chair"

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1365 on: January 11, 2018, 10:19:28 AM »
A big detached garage with a lift.

I'll raise you (no pun intended) a  heated, insulated garage with a lift

Oof.  Both of these things.  I had to change the brakes on my car the other day on a sloping gravel driveway...it was terrible.  If I had a warm garage to do it in, I'd probably just start taking stuff on and off just for fun!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1366 on: January 12, 2018, 10:21:40 AM »
A $900 coat. It would be so warm and cozy with the fur lining and I would be unstoppable out in the cold;  the snow and ice would clear themselves as I approached.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1367 on: January 12, 2018, 11:29:38 AM »
A big detached garage with a lift.

I'll raise you (no pun intended) a  heated, insulated garage with a lift

I'll raise you as well - a heated, insulated garage with a lift with a mother-in-law/media room/gym upstairs.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1368 on: January 12, 2018, 12:02:35 PM »
Just feeling the urge to spend in general. Got a lot of cash and seemingly no where else to put it right now.

My urge to spend most often manifests itself in the form of a 4K TV. Ultimately I tell myself that it won't make me any happier.

I just gotta hold out until the weather gets better and I can spend on things I feel good about.

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« Reply #1369 on: January 12, 2018, 12:31:27 PM »
Just feeling the urge to spend in general. Got a lot of cash and seemingly no where else to put it right now.

My urge to spend most often manifests itself in the form of a 4K TV. Ultimately I tell myself that it won't make me any happier.

I just gotta hold out until the weather gets better and I can spend on things I feel good about.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1370 on: January 12, 2018, 12:32:35 PM »
A big detached garage with a lift.

I'll raise you (no pun intended) a  heated, insulated garage with a lift

I'll raise you as well - a heated, insulated garage with a lift with a mother-in-law/media room/gym upstairs.

I'll raise you again -  a heated, insulated garage with a lift, with in-law quarters, with an indoor wash bay -- hose bib, sloped floor, and frost-proof drain.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1371 on: January 12, 2018, 12:34:43 PM »
A big detached garage with a lift.

I'll raise you (no pun intended) a  heated, insulated garage with a lift

I'll raise you as well - a heated, insulated garage with a lift with a mother-in-law/media room/gym upstairs.

I'll raise you again -  a heated, insulated garage with a lift, with in-law quarters, with an indoor wash bay -- hose bib, sloped floor, and frost-proof drain.

Yep. That'd be awesome.

I wouldn't even need a house.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1372 on: January 12, 2018, 03:32:29 PM »
A $900 coat. It would be so warm and cozy with the fur lining and I would be unstoppable out in the cold;  the snow and ice would clear themselves as I approached.

:D that's hilarious

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1373 on: January 12, 2018, 03:42:07 PM »
Adelaide to Darwin on the Ghan - platinum service please!
Been watching SBS then hey?
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1374 on: January 12, 2018, 09:50:59 PM »
I love the image of the camel on the train.. I was told there is quite the camel problem in OZ

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1375 on: January 13, 2018, 02:11:04 AM »
I love the image of the camel on the train.. I was told there is quite the camel problem in OZ
Probably depends where you live. No camels here. Just deadly spiders, snakes and sharks.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1376 on: January 13, 2018, 06:44:52 AM »
I'm lusting after Huawei Honor 7x costing $200 to replace the corporate iPhone I'm about to lose when I retire in about 4 months.
 
Instead I ordered a Moto E4 (Verizon prepaid which could be easily unlocked) through Walmart for $40.  It was cancelled due to suspected fraudulent activity in my account. I was offered a $10 discount which I used to reorder the Moto E4.

I still haven't received shipment confirmation so there is a possibility that it might be cancelled again.  If this happened, I fear I'll give in and buy the Honor 7x. (ETA:  Received delivery confirmation as of 12/26, a little sad....)  What the heck I might still end up buying the 7x even when I do get the Moto E4.

Honor 7x is calling my name again since the Moto E4's screen broke when it fell off my pocket and hit the floor face down.

I swear it wasn't intentional. This is the shortest time I owned an electronic before damaging it.

Maybe Honor 7x and I are fated.... Must resist (or at least wait until it is on sale).

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1377 on: January 13, 2018, 07:34:53 PM »
A $900 coat. It would be so warm and cozy with the fur lining and I would be unstoppable out in the cold;  the snow and ice would clear themselves as I approached.

:D that's hilarious

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1378 on: January 13, 2018, 08:30:58 PM »
I love the image of the camel on the train.. I was told there is quite the camel problem in OZ
Probably depends where you live. No camels here. Just deadly spiders, snakes and sharks.

Oh yeah I was visiting another aeroplane builder outside of Melbourne a few years back.. He told me to quit leaning up against the wall cus of the deadly spiders that lived in the nooks and crannies.. Yipes!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1379 on: January 13, 2018, 10:54:22 PM »
Ever since it has been announced, I've been lusting after the new Nissan LEAF: https://www.nissanusa.com/electric-cars/2018-leaf/

I'm hopeful that in a few years the 2018 model LEAF (with better range) will drop in price like the current prices of the ~2014 models.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1380 on: January 17, 2018, 01:34:45 AM »
A quiet place to work...
Today at work, everyone is talking about the snow chaos that was yesterday. Every time they see a new person, they tell the same story again. And I am really trying to concentrate on doing some new stuff in a new tool that I am not familiar with. It is sometimes silent for a minute or 2 until someone again starts talking about the snow or other not relevant stuff.

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« Reply #1381 on: January 17, 2018, 08:47:31 AM »
A quiet place to work...
Today at work, everyone is talking about the snow chaos that was yesterday. Every time they see a new person, they tell the same story again. And I am really trying to concentrate on doing some new stuff in a new tool that I am not familiar with. It is sometimes silent for a minute or 2 until someone again starts talking about the snow or other not relevant stuff.

Oh I sympathize with you there....there is so much inane BS conversation at work that I sometimes have to resort to headphones to be able to think.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1382 on: January 17, 2018, 09:13:12 AM »
Not really lusting but thinking a lot about a giant RV like the rock stars have and travelling the country. Hub and I are in our mid 60's and don't like to drive anymore so this idea it totally stupid unless we hire someone to drive it. Don't like that idea either. So no RV for us! Also, I was lusting for a new car a few months ago when I saw one I liked a lot. However, like I said we hardly drive anywhere so to put hardly any mileage on a car in a year makes no sense to buy a $35K car!

Look at all the money I have saved, LOL!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1383 on: January 17, 2018, 01:10:39 PM »

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1384 on: January 18, 2018, 06:24:29 AM »
Like many others on this thread, I have a bit of an obsession with electric cars.  The make/model doesn't really even matter.  A couple times a week I search Autotrader or Craigslist, looking for an amazing deal on an EV.  I keep finding them, and keep having to talk myself out of it.

The economics don't even remotely make sense for us.  The electric would be replacing a long-paid-for small 35mpg ICE sedan that we don't use much.  It has 171k miles, and it will probably take us 5 years to get to 200k.  It probably won't require any significant repairs over that time.  The only ongoing costs are insurance, registration, and gas, all of which add up to ~ $1,000/yr.

Not only that, but I'm well aware that today's EV is going to be far inferior to EVs in the near future (in terms of range, features, etc.).  Heck, if I can resist this stupid temptation for a few years, TAAS might well be a viable alternative to our 2nd car!
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