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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1450 on: April 22, 2018, 07:01:12 AM »
NV Teacher this is my suggestion if you can wait on your lust. Why don't you get yourself a jar or envelope and save money each week for the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven. I looked on Amazon and the cost of it looks to be $192. If you saved $5.65 a week till the end of the year, you could pay for it. Maybe even buy it thru Bed Bath and Beyond and use a 20% off coupon. That way you can look forward to getting it by the end of the year and the satisfaction of paying cash for it. It is approx. 34 weeks till the end of the year.

Right now Bed Bath and beyond has them for $199.99 minus the 20% coupon brings it down to $160 and free shipping! If I were lusting for this, I would buy from BB&B now!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1451 on: April 22, 2018, 07:28:22 AM »
one of these:

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S

Mind you, I already have the previous version. And it's paid off.
Of all the options out there, why this particular model? Say, why this model over the BMW GS models or the Honda's in this segment? Trying to figure out what I want...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1452 on: April 22, 2018, 08:50:15 AM »
Thanks for the tips on Vitamix! Costco or Craiglist is a good idea, but I am wondering who would want to part with their Vitamix. Hehe :P Yeah, I do like to make smoothies quite a bit, would also be good to do a really smooth hummus...

@NV Teacher Any reason why you are choosing the Cuisinart instead of an ActiFry? Just wondering. I have been wanting an air frier, too, since i make a lot of homemade baked fries and thought Actifry was a popular choice.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1453 on: April 22, 2018, 09:07:30 AM »
Just looked at actifry and it looks pretty big/bulky. The Cuisinart air fry looks big but love the front door. I have an air fryer and it is egg shape and round inside. I do not like it because it can't hold that much. French fries are the thing I cook most but if it was square, I could fit more stuff inside.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1454 on: April 22, 2018, 09:34:22 AM »
I don't know if it's stupid or not, but I want a Vitamix blender. I used to have a nice KitchenAid blender, but my SO lost it misplacing it in his mom's garage by storing it there during a move (which is an endless array of hoarded crap... we've tried to look through it). This is infuriating to me because I did not know this happened until I went to look for it and thought it strange that after I turned our place up and down, inside and out, several times, I could not find the blender.  It's also infuriating because it was sentimental and one of those things I was so proud to buy after saving up money, lol, but after a long time without it, I think I might have to accept I can no longer get this blender back... :/ and should just upgrade while I'm at it? I had purchased a $34 food processor which I've used quite a bit in the mean time but it does not yield the same results as a blender for some things, like smoothies.

Sigh. What to do, what to do... It's so expensive.

if you do get one, go with Costco.  Had one for years that gave out, returned it -- full refund no questions asked even without receipt.

Then, we decided to get a Blendtec (similar and comparable in quality, maybe better depending on who you ask, its what Starbucks uses), also gave out after a few years, got the same refund.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1455 on: April 22, 2018, 11:05:21 AM »
@NV Teacher Any reason why you are choosing the Cuisinart instead of an ActiFry? Just wondering. I have been wanting an air frier, too, since i make a lot of homemade baked fries and thought Actifry was a popular choice.

I like that it has the ability to toast, bake, broil, etc. as well as air fry.  In the summer itís 110+ here and it would be nice to bake a few things without heating up the big oven.  Itís even small enough that I can set it outside on the patio to bake in the summer and keep all of that heat out of the house.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1456 on: April 23, 2018, 06:24:10 AM »
A new crank with a built-in power meter for my bicycle. $399, marked down to only $244. Great deal compared to the power meter pedals at $700. I can't afford not to buy it!

At the risk of getting unnecessarily sweary: where the absolute fucking bastard hell did you find a power meter crank for that little?

Meh, its just a single sided stages unit.  Maybe if you have a perfect pedal stroke, its worth it, but not many people have perfect pedal strokes. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1457 on: April 23, 2018, 09:05:13 AM »
Still lusting after this.

It's been weeks now and the feeling has not passed...I made the mistake of test driving one and it's the first car I've connected with like I did with my MR2 ten years ago.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1458 on: April 23, 2018, 09:23:27 AM »
Still lusting after this.

It's been weeks now and the feeling has not passed...I made the mistake of test driving one and it's the first car I've connected with like I did with my MR2 ten years ago.

Corvettes are such a great value. Don't look at me to talk you out of it, we just spent more than that on our blue sports car a couple months ago. :)

As a side note, the Tucson Cars and Coffee is held near the location of that Corvette. I have fond memories of that area because I was given a ride in a Ferrari F355 once.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1459 on: April 23, 2018, 10:22:47 AM »
Still lusting after this.

It's been weeks now and the feeling has not passed...I made the mistake of test driving one and it's the first car I've connected with like I did with my MR2 ten years ago.

Corvettes are such a great value. Don't look at me to talk you out of it, we just spent more than that on our blue sports car a couple months ago. :)

As a side note, the Tucson Cars and Coffee is held near the location of that Corvette. I have fond memories of that area because I was given a ride in a Ferrari F355 once.

I've been looking at depreciation curves vs what I've spent maintaining/upgrading my MR2 over the last decade, and...I think I would come out about even, if not slightly better off in the Corvette.  That one in particular has taken the bulk of its depreciation hit already, too.  Gah!!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1460 on: April 23, 2018, 11:00:15 AM »
A new crank with a built-in power meter for my bicycle. $399, marked down to only $244. Great deal compared to the power meter pedals at $700. I can't afford not to buy it!

At the risk of getting unnecessarily sweary: where the absolute fucking bastard hell did you find a power meter crank for that little?

My spouse found it on Amazon last week. It was an Ultegra 165 mm, on closeout. Sorry, that's all I know.

ETA: Here's a link. unfortunately, the discount is gone.
https://www.amazon.com/STAGES-POWER-METER-ULTEGRA-6800/dp/B074BHDNZX
« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 12:09:16 PM by NoraLenderbee »

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1461 on: April 26, 2018, 06:43:27 AM »
Still lusting after this.

It's been weeks now and the feeling has not passed...I made the mistake of test driving one and it's the first car I've connected with like I did with my MR2 ten years ago.
buy that car! I am never one to talk someone  out of a cool fun-car.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1462 on: May 20, 2018, 08:47:14 AM »
Family vacation in Hawaii where I don't have to cook. Which, is silly, because swapping from our condo where we've gone before to a fancy hotel is the height of unnecessary lifestyle inflation. And, would spoil the kids, set the bar higher for all future vacations, & is just ridiculous. Because, a family vacation it Hawaii is already crazy awesome. But, when I envision myself not cooking. . . it's hard to pass up. The gap was lower than i expected on cost, but we passed because the room at the fancy hotel also doesn't have a separate sleeping area for the kids.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1463 on: May 20, 2018, 10:23:13 AM »
My umbrellas died this year (I keep a small stash of them for students to borrow; they lasted a good 15 years). Instead of normal cheapo umbrellas to replace them, I have three very pretty, overpriced umbrellas in my Amazon cart. I probably won't buy them, but they look so nice!

Note: we're lucky if it rains ten days a year here. I DO use umbrellas as parasols... but my students don't. :p

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1464 on: May 20, 2018, 12:39:44 PM »
Mezzie, I have never tried this but why don't you make your own umbrella's! Here is a DIY for you: https://www.womansday.com/home/crafts-projects/how-to/g714/umbrella-craft-project/?slide=1

Could be a lot of fun and what wonderful fabrics you could buy!

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« Reply #1465 on: May 20, 2018, 03:46:05 PM »
Still lusting after this.

It's been weeks now and the feeling has not passed...I made the mistake of test driving one and it's the first car I've connected with like I did with my MR2 ten years ago.
buy that car! I am never one to talk someone  out of a cool fun-car.

I ended up getting a 2004 Z06 with 34k miles on it -- I will sell my MR2 Turbo, I think. It's nice to have something that's newer/lower mileage where I can just change oil and buy tires and be good to go, instead of the constant stream of (expensive) fixes.

I managed to get a good enough deal on this car (well documented, have the window sticker, build sheet, etc) that I think I'll be able to drive it for 3 years and sell for about what I paid. :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1466 on: May 20, 2018, 04:11:57 PM »
I stopped lusting after the Model 3, largely thanks to this site.  Of course, I'd still like to have one, but any angst I felt has been overwhelmed by my desire to FIRE. 

I don't know that there's much in the way of significantly stupid stuff I'm lusting after now, though some might call my lust for FIRE stupid.  If I could convince the wife/family to take a very close look at how we spend on food/gifts, FIRE probably wouldn't be that far off, but I've got work to do in that regard.  Maybe the retirement house in another state is the stupid thing (since we could probably look at much cheaper places than the price range/size we've got mentally carved out).

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1467 on: May 20, 2018, 04:31:01 PM »
Still lusting after this.

It's been weeks now and the feeling has not passed...I made the mistake of test driving one and it's the first car I've connected with like I did with my MR2 ten years ago.
buy that car! I am never one to talk someone  out of a cool fun-car.

I ended up getting a 2004 Z06 with 34k miles on it -- I will sell my MR2 Turbo, I think. It's nice to have something that's newer/lower mileage where I can just change oil and buy tires and be good to go, instead of the constant stream of (expensive) fixes.

I managed to get a good enough deal on this car (well documented, have the window sticker, build sheet, etc) that I think I'll be able to drive it for 3 years and sell for about what I paid. :)

Congrats!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1468 on: May 20, 2018, 07:26:08 PM »
Mezzie, I have never tried this but why don't you make your own umbrella's! Here is a DIY for you: https://www.womansday.com/home/crafts-projects/how-to/g714/umbrella-craft-project/?slide=1

Could be a lot of fun and what wonderful fabrics you could buy!

That looks like something I could talk my crafty relatives into doing. :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1469 on: May 21, 2018, 04:09:44 PM »
Going to look at a couple large parcels of recreational land tomorrow (100 acres+) that have nice private lakes.   I may be dreaming, but it doesn't cost much to look.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1470 on: May 22, 2018, 11:34:26 AM »
Currently wanting a gently used Mazda 3 hatchback to replace my ten year old coupe. Not at all necessary, but the itch is strong. My reasons, in descending order of lameness:

-bluetooth would be nice
-extra cargo space
-would like a backup cam - kids (including my own) are always out and about in our neighborhood and I'd prefer to not run any over
-four doors - easier for loading/unloading the kids and their car seats
-automatic transmission - i love manuals, but it's driving me crazy in stop and go traffic, which I commute in daily. After 19 years of driving nothing but stick, I think I'm ready to give in and drop that third pedal.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1471 on: May 22, 2018, 12:13:49 PM »
Currently wanting a gently used Mazda 3 hatchback to replace my ten year old coupe. Not at all necessary, but the itch is strong. My reasons, in descending order of lameness:

-bluetooth would be nice
-extra cargo space
-would like a backup cam - kids (including my own) are always out and about in our neighborhood and I'd prefer to not run any over
-four doors - easier for loading/unloading the kids and their car seats
-automatic transmission - i love manuals, but it's driving me crazy in stop and go traffic, which I commute in daily. After 19 years of driving nothing but stick, I think I'm ready to give in and drop that third pedal.

Bluetooth & backup camera can be added for a relatively trivial cost. :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1472 on: May 22, 2018, 11:35:09 PM »
For me it is a $370 Montegrappa rollerball pen made of copper. It is freaking gorgeous! Imagine the newest, shiniest copper penny you ever saw polished to insanity and made into a pen! It is a bit more reddish than a penny. (Don't look on Amazon--the photos are sh1te) I have a thing for the color orange, especially metallic orange, and was surprised to find out it is actually made of copper. Really, a work of art. BUTT, I just bought another watch (Doxa antimagnetique, handwound from the 1950s, absolutely stunning, MINT condition) and I should not go nuts on goodies, especially at this time of year. Yes, it's ridiculous to spend that much on a pen--especially since I have had a beautiful chrome $30 Shaeffer that has worked superbly for over 10 years. (I use blue ink--black is for proles!  )

I know the money would be much better spent going into one of my retirement accounts or other savings, but it is gnawing away at me!! (The store owner told me that if I came back, he would pay the tax.)

Nevertheless, I just paid off the last of our debts, have greatly increased 403b contributions, am building up a very nice emergency fund, and am thus tempted to splurge. (Facepunch me?)

What stupid, ridiculous luxury (or other) item are you lusting after??
Apple I phone 6. I badly want that.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1473 on: May 22, 2018, 11:54:53 PM »
A really expensive autumn coat. It is very nice but extremely overpriced and I don't need a thin coat so I won't buy it but I stroke it every time I enter the store that sells it, it is really awesome and sometimes I try to convince myself that I could use it at work when it gets colder as kind of a cardigan (because it has a look that is somewhat in between coat and cardigan) but I know that is just me justifying a crazy purchase. I could get 2-3 full prize nice quality cardigans from any other store that doesn't consider itself as much of a special snowflake as this one. I will keep stroking it for a while though.

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« Reply #1474 on: May 24, 2018, 06:15:03 AM »
elliha, I understand the urge for something desirable but expensive. Can you justify it in anyway?. Like do you have a birthday coming up and maybe some of your family members could chip in to get it for you. Do you have a piggy bank with money in it that you have no plans for? Can you work a few hours of overtime to make the money to buy it? Can you sell something on ebay or craigslist and make enough cash to buy it?


If I were you, I would buy it but promise to PAY for it by selling something in your house or work OT or have family members chip in for a BD gift.


Extravagant yes, but life is short.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1475 on: May 24, 2018, 09:32:27 AM »
Ha! I was going to tell elliha that she should stop walking into that store.

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« Reply #1476 on: May 24, 2018, 10:25:05 AM »
Ha! I was going to tell elliha that she should stop walking into that store.

That is a good option too!

Temptation is everywhere. School is not out yet but within several weeks of summer vacation all the stores will be splattering ads for BACK TO SCHOOL. Every little thing in retail is a big event and they have to do their evil campaign to get people to BUY, BUY, BUY! Right now it is Memorial day sales, then back to school, then Labor Day sales, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukah. Makes me want to tear my hair out!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1477 on: May 24, 2018, 11:08:56 AM »
Ha! I was going to tell elliha that she should stop walking into that store.

I have found that trying to avoid shopping by not going into stores doesn't work for me. I actually buy less if I allow myself to go into stores but view them as a museum that lets you touch things. Also, if I get a real urge to shop I will go into a store and get a basket and put everything I like into it and enjoy finding so many good things. I then put it all back and go home or buy perhaps one thing. I have realized that the kick for me is finding the things and I don't need to buy them if I am allowed to find them.

As to the coat I have decided to keep my eye out for people selling them second hand in a year or two. There are always those people who overbuy and then sell and then you often get a 40-50% discount on a nearly new item.

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« Reply #1478 on: May 24, 2018, 11:13:01 AM »
Yes, I go on ebay and buy used good name clothing sometimes. The tops might go for $89 new but on ebay might be $29.

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« Reply #1479 on: May 24, 2018, 12:34:40 PM »
Nice to see other car people on the site, and a Corvette owner at that! Congrats on the new purchase! I'm sure you're loving it. 

As you may guess, my username isn't totally accurate; it's mostly me trying to condition myself to be more frugal. My biggest failure as a mustachian is buying a C6, but a Corvette has been a goal of mine since I was a kid, right or wrong.
Still lusting after this.

It's been weeks now and the feeling has not passed...I made the mistake of test driving one and it's the first car I've connected with like I did with my MR2 ten years ago.
buy that car! I am never one to talk someone  out of a cool fun-car.

I ended up getting a 2004 Z06 with 34k miles on it -- I will sell my MR2 Turbo, I think. It's nice to have something that's newer/lower mileage where I can just change oil and buy tires and be good to go, instead of the constant stream of (expensive) fixes.

I managed to get a good enough deal on this car (well documented, have the window sticker, build sheet, etc) that I think I'll be able to drive it for 3 years and sell for about what I paid. :)

Congrats!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1480 on: May 24, 2018, 12:41:27 PM »
Family vacation in Hawaii where I don't have to cook. Which, is silly, because swapping from our condo where we've gone before to a fancy hotel is the height of unnecessary lifestyle inflation. And, would spoil the kids, set the bar higher for all future vacations, & is just ridiculous. Because, a family vacation it Hawaii is already crazy awesome. But, when I envision myself not cooking. . . it's hard to pass up. The gap was lower than i expected on cost, but we passed because the room at the fancy hotel also doesn't have a separate sleeping area for the kids.

I have no idea the cost, but don't refrain from a trip like that because it will "set the bar higher" for all future vacations. My family in HS went on a really nice cruise. But we went on our usual vacations afterwards and they were just as fun. And when my family visits (except my Dad) they still stay at my house. Maybe we're just easy to please. Going to Hawaii is one of my dream vacations.

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« Reply #1481 on: May 24, 2018, 12:47:41 PM »
A second home in Florida!  Purchase agreement signed.  Hopefully will FIRE there by 2020 and sell current home  in Louisiana.   

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1482 on: May 24, 2018, 01:07:52 PM »
Would like to buy a new car. Car I currently have is almost 10 years old with LOW, LOW mileage...like 28,000. DUH! It is a Honda and will last for many more years.

It is just totally stupid but I am lusting. Saw a brand new CRV at the grocery store and it was gorgeous...Not buying...LUSTING!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1483 on: May 25, 2018, 03:36:03 PM »
Update: I ended up buying the Vitamix 5200. It came in the mail yesterday and is pretty great. Only thing is I don't think it could grind the frozen coconut chunks well, but with more time (about another 40 seconds ) it was better (just not perfect). Considering my food processor was worse at it and I don't normally use frozen coconut chunks (these were from trader joe's so they must be very fiber-y/low quality), this is still really good and I will enjoy having smoothies (that are not chewy!) in 30 seconds rather than in 5 minutes. :P

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« Reply #1484 on: May 25, 2018, 04:04:37 PM »
Update: I ended up buying the Vitamix 5200. It came in the mail yesterday and is pretty great. Only thing is I don't think it could grind the frozen coconut chunks well, but with more time (about another 40 seconds ) it was better (just not perfect). Considering my food processor was worse at it and I don't normally use frozen coconut chunks (these were from trader joe's so they must be very fiber-y/low quality), this is still really good and I will enjoy having smoothies (that are not chewy!) in 30 seconds rather than in 5 minutes. :P

So you spent $450 to save four and a half minutes? So $100/minute of time saved?

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« Reply #1485 on: May 25, 2018, 04:36:44 PM »
Yes, but the Vita Mix will be used hundreds and hundreds of times.

Also, if you ever have a problem with the machine, call VM and they will have you ship it and they will repair it when off warranty. Not for free but most places don't fix stuff when it conks out.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1486 on: May 25, 2018, 07:06:47 PM »
Yes, but the Vita Mix will be used hundreds and hundreds of times.

Also, if you ever have a problem with the machine, call VM and they will have you ship it and they will repair it when off warranty. Not for free but most places don't fix stuff when it conks out.

If you use it a whopping 999 times it still costs you $6/hour of saved time. And that's assuming a nice compromise off-brand similar model doesn't exist for much cheaper. The price is ridiculous unless you run a smoothie shop or something.

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« Reply #1487 on: May 26, 2018, 04:56:34 AM »
Some people buy them used on Craigslist. I bought mine at the Big E in Massachusetts years ago. It was one of those demo shows.

It is a good machine and I swear by it. Expensive or not.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1488 on: May 26, 2018, 10:06:04 AM »
I've upped my object of lust to an AWD Model 3 with LR battery and premium upgrade package,  but not the performance model.
Red with white interior will do, and I'll apply the ceramic coating myself.

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« Reply #1489 on: May 26, 2018, 11:02:22 AM »
I've upped my object of lust to an AWD Model 3 with LR battery and premium upgrade package,  but not the performance model.
Red with white interior will do, and I'll apply the ceramic coating myself.

Are you sure you want one? Sounds like they have a lot of issues...
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/tesla-model-3-review-falls-short-of-consumer-reports-recommendation/
https://www.edmunds.com/tesla/model-3/2017/long-term-road-test/2017-tesla-model-3-monthly-update-for-april-2018.html

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1490 on: May 26, 2018, 07:37:56 PM »
Update on my first post - over a year later i still wanted new floors and the cabinets painted. So I decided to do it myself :) Cost hardly anything, just very time intensive (~300 hours). And now I'm done - Woot! I actually saved closer to 10k. Now I have to think of something else to lust over.. :)

I'd love to get new laminate flooring everywhere. A more mustachian option is just replace the bedroom carpets which are just disgusting and why I want new floors. The most mustachian option is get rugs to cover the worst stains, which I did last weekend for ~$70. But new floors would be so nice!! I just can't justify the $2500 cost, which would probably turn into $4500 when the floors I want don't match the cabinets and those would need a good white painting.. sigh...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1491 on: May 29, 2018, 10:49:55 AM »
I just learned about The Strenuous Life https://strenuouslife.co/ program from the Art of Manliness website and I think it sounds awesome. The only problem is it costs $199. "Lusting" isn't the right word, but I do feel like I need someone to give me facepunch. The thing is it sounds pretty Mustachian and like a great way to learn lots of useful skills in a community of other people who also care about developing those skills. But for $199... I don't know

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1492 on: May 29, 2018, 11:49:55 AM »
I lust after an apartment in my home town for spending summers and holidays nearer to the family. The past two years we've stayed with friends instead and they enjoy our company, but we would really like a place of our own. Can't justify the expense for 8 weeks a year, though.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1493 on: May 29, 2018, 12:00:28 PM »
I just learned about The Strenuous Life https://strenuouslife.co/ program from the Art of Manliness website and I think it sounds awesome. The only problem is it costs $199. "Lusting" isn't the right word, but I do feel like I need someone to give me facepunch. The thing is it sounds pretty Mustachian and like a great way to learn lots of useful skills in a community of other people who also care about developing those skills. But for $199... I don't know

Sell some stuff in your house/garage to get the $199. Sell the junk on ebay to buy the program. Go to Craigslist and find a weekend gig to make the money. The program seems pretty good. No face punches here. Do some kind of a side gig to get some money then you are not out any money!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1494 on: May 30, 2018, 07:12:11 AM »
I'm not sure it counts as stupid thing I'm lusting after, but I really need new shoes right now! This always tends to happen to me, but I wear all my shoes out at once, then take forever to replace them because I can't find *exactly* what I want because I am too picky. Then I go to work every day and my feet hurt, blah blah. My running shoes are close to dead, both pairs of winter boots are awful, and my chacos are on their last leg too. Why do I let this happen! haha. I'm lusting after a new pair of Dansko clogs (have to wear closed toe shoes to work) but I can't get over the price. My size is super popular, so hard to find used. I'll probably just continue to wear running shoes to work, but they just don't look great with everything.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1495 on: May 30, 2018, 08:12:48 AM »
I'm not sure it counts as stupid thing I'm lusting after, but I really need new shoes right now! This always tends to happen to me, but I wear all my shoes out at once, then take forever to replace them because I can't find *exactly* what I want because I am too picky. Then I go to work every day and my feet hurt, blah blah. My running shoes are close to dead, both pairs of winter boots are awful, and my chacos are on their last leg too. Why do I let this happen! haha. I'm lusting after a new pair of Dansko clogs (have to wear closed toe shoes to work) but I can't get over the price. My size is super popular, so hard to find used. I'll probably just continue to wear running shoes to work, but they just don't look great with everything.

The last time I found a pair of hiking boots that I liked, I noticed that Amazon had significantly dropped the price so I bought a second pair about a year before my first pair wore out and just left them in my closet until the first pair bit the dust. If you find something you really like, it may be worth buying two pair so you don't have to go through this as often!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1496 on: May 30, 2018, 10:33:30 AM »
I'm not sure it counts as stupid thing I'm lusting after, but I really need new shoes right now! This always tends to happen to me, but I wear all my shoes out at once, then take forever to replace them because I can't find *exactly* what I want because I am too picky. Then I go to work every day and my feet hurt, blah blah. My running shoes are close to dead, both pairs of winter boots are awful, and my chacos are on their last leg too. Why do I let this happen! haha. I'm lusting after a new pair of Dansko clogs (have to wear closed toe shoes to work) but I can't get over the price. My size is super popular, so hard to find used. I'll probably just continue to wear running shoes to work, but they just don't look great with everything.

I have the same problem. Three of my main shoes now have splits in the sole. They are ok in dry weather, but my feet get soaked if it's wet out. I need shoes that I can wear at work, are comfortable to walk miles in, and not super expensive, and it can be hard to find. I went shopping for shoes and ended up buying a nice pair of sandals, not on sale : ( so my plan is to wear sandals in summer for days I'm not seeing patients, and get a pair of shoes in fall.   

I  have the same problem with a rain jacket. I can no longer wear my old rain jacket (sleeves are no longer water proof so I get soaked). But jackets I like are 70, 100 or more in cost. I refuse to spend that much. I was hoping to find a deal on a nice rain jacket but no luck so far.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1497 on: May 30, 2018, 11:49:36 AM »
As a musician, I am always lusting after new toys, the last few years I've been wanting several guitar amplifiers and effects pedals.  Haven't pulled the trigger on any, but it's always tempting. 

Also, I opted out of a leased 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee a month back, and I have to admit that I miss it, and sometimes think I should have just purchased it - living in luxury can be addicting.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1498 on: May 30, 2018, 12:49:59 PM »
I'm not sure it counts as stupid thing I'm lusting after, but I really need new shoes right now! This always tends to happen to me, but I wear all my shoes out at once, then take forever to replace them because I can't find *exactly* what I want because I am too picky. Then I go to work every day and my feet hurt, blah blah. My running shoes are close to dead, both pairs of winter boots are awful, and my chacos are on their last leg too. Why do I let this happen! haha. I'm lusting after a new pair of Dansko clogs (have to wear closed toe shoes to work) but I can't get over the price. My size is super popular, so hard to find used. I'll probably just continue to wear running shoes to work, but they just don't look great with everything.

I have the same problem. Three of my main shoes now have splits in the sole. They are ok in dry weather, but my feet get soaked if it's wet out. I need shoes that I can wear at work, are comfortable to walk miles in, and not super expensive, and it can be hard to find. I went shopping for shoes and ended up buying a nice pair of sandals, not on sale : ( so my plan is to wear sandals in summer for days I'm not seeing patients, and get a pair of shoes in fall.   

I  have the same problem with a rain jacket. I can no longer wear my old rain jacket (sleeves are no longer water proof so I get soaked). But jackets I like are 70, 100 or more in cost. I refuse to spend that much. I was hoping to find a deal on a nice rain jacket but no luck so far.


Keep an eye out on ebay. Look every day for the brand and size you are looking for. You might find it there eventually.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1499 on: May 30, 2018, 12:58:17 PM »
Also, I opted out of a leased 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee a month back, and I have to admit that I miss it, and sometimes think I should have just purchased it - living in luxury can be addicting.

There are like four or five of these in my neighborhood. Having driven a Grand Cherokee (albeit an older one) I can say I don't think there are many more boring ways to waste money on a car.

For the average price of the lowest trim (Laredo) 2016 Grand Cherokee on Autotrader you could instead have a 2011 Lexus LS 460 and bathe yourself in actual luxury and they're also super reliable. Or if you wanted something fun to drive and still more luxurious and cheaper you could look at the 2012 Audi S4 which does 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Or if you need an SUV for some reason why not a 2014 Acura MDX? Better fuel economy, more luxurious, more reliable, faster.