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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1800 on: November 22, 2018, 12:32:45 PM »
A couple of videogames. Thanksgiving sales are happening today and there are a few games I want. The one I want the most is not on sale: Battlefield V.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1801 on: November 22, 2018, 06:02:46 PM »
Well, it isn't stupid, per se. But, I am heavily contemplating one of those weighted blankets. they're supposed to help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep better.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1802 on: November 22, 2018, 08:08:10 PM »
Well, it isn't stupid, per se. But, I am heavily contemplating one of those weighted blankets. they're supposed to help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep better.
FWIW, we got one for our autistic son, and it has done wonders for his ability to fall asleep.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1803 on: November 23, 2018, 03:19:28 AM »
Buying a new house I'm tired fixing up the one we downsized in. Just hit 3 months and probably 80-90% done but keep fighting the bug to just by something new and maintenance free but I wont do it. Moving sucks, houses being built today are overpriced and the quality is shit. My taxes would be double at the least so I just keep reminding myself of that. I like our house and just want it to be done.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1804 on: November 23, 2018, 04:26:36 AM »
Well, it isn't stupid, per se. But, I am heavily contemplating one of those weighted blankets. they're supposed to help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep better.
FWIW, we got one for our autistic son, and it has done wonders for his ability to fall asleep.

I have heard good things about these weighted blankets too. I think I might freak out though if I woke up and felt like I was pinned down.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1805 on: November 24, 2018, 07:19:36 AM »
A Burberry cashmere scarf ($450).  Gorgeous, so soft, love the plaid.

Will never happen though.  Too practical here.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1807 on: November 24, 2018, 07:59:01 AM »
A new Wifi router

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1808 on: November 26, 2018, 07:26:36 AM »
I've got the Concept 2 Rower. Definitely worth it. Only rower I've found that can handle my giant ass.

Currently I want a La Cornue Grand Palais 180. Not overkill at all, I promise.

I would love a La Cornue.  In cobalt blue to match my Kitchenaid mixer.  But an oven shouldn't cost more than a car...

I know right? This is why I'll have to get a Bentley, just to keep my oven to car ratio in check.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1809 on: November 26, 2018, 08:13:16 AM »
Well, it isn't stupid, per se. But, I am heavily contemplating one of those weighted blankets. they're supposed to help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep better.
FWIW, we got one for our autistic son, and it has done wonders for his ability to fall asleep.

I have heard good things about these weighted blankets too. I think I might freak out though if I woke up and felt like I was pinned down.
You can buy the weighted beads/pellets and make your own, which means you can make it the weight you want. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1810 on: November 26, 2018, 08:48:27 AM »
Hmmmm... it may be stupid to many here. I grew up on 40 acres of land.... and now I am looking for a home with 20+ acres. I'm tired of living on top of my neighbors. I live in rural southern ohio.

Now for the "more stupid" part. I have been lusting to build my own disc golf course on the property (yes I have designed disc golf courses). I want my own... and I want to build a disc golf shop in the garage and claim much of the ridiculousness on my taxes.

What do I win?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1811 on: November 26, 2018, 09:14:11 AM »




I know right? This is why I'll have to get a Bentley, just to keep my oven to car ratio in check.

I  like the Bentleys that were made in the  early 1960s.

I seriously considered purchasing  one but didn't because it would be too much trouble to keep it clean and shiny since  the "driveway" to my home is a dirt road about a mile long.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1812 on: November 26, 2018, 09:41:15 AM »
I've been lusting after a watch for about a year now. It is an Oris brown leather banded "dress/casual" watch. The thing is always "63% off" on a particular website. So, the "sale" price is $799.

I don't need it. I would like to have it. Had I started putting a bit of money away every month when I started looking at it a year ago I could almost justify buying it.

There are other watch brands that offer similar styles for half or a quarter of the price.

I am stuck on the 800 shells one tho..



Due to the leisureliness of being FIREd I wear a watch for only a few hours about once per month

I've got 6 watches.

I  lusted for a dive watch because I like the look of them.

Will I ever go diving?

No.

So what I did was buy a stainless steel bracelet that's often used on dive watches.

I put it on my favorite automatic watch.

I got the look I like (which satisfied my lust) without buying the watch itself.

And saved a LOT of $ too.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1813 on: November 26, 2018, 10:57:41 AM »
Looking for Christmas presents, I came across yoga subscription boxes. I don't need tchotskies, I can't use scented things, but for some reason, I want these yoga related things to appear on my doorstep regularly.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1814 on: November 26, 2018, 10:58:15 AM »
Tieks.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1815 on: November 26, 2018, 02:39:13 PM »
Didn't get a TV; though I found some in the price range I had previously thought was acceptable, I did a bit more research and didn't want to spring for a disposable TV.  Maybe in another year. 

Now, the stupid thing I'm lusting after is a new electronic drum kit, the Roland TD-17KVX.  You see, I already have an electronic drum kit that is quite similar to that model, but much older and not as nice.  DW asked why I needed a new kit, and I was able to say simply, "I don't." 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1816 on: November 26, 2018, 08:07:13 PM »
A move to Colorado.

A week in Yellowstone.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1817 on: November 27, 2018, 02:38:13 PM »
I've got the Concept 2 Rower. Definitely worth it. Only rower I've found that can handle my giant ass.

I ended up getting one..first workout on it this morning, and holy crap am I out of shape!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1818 on: November 27, 2018, 02:58:12 PM »
A couple of videogames. Thanksgiving sales are happening today and there are a few games I want. The one I want the most is not on sale: Battlefield V.

Not sure if the deal is still going on, but Bungie recently gave out Destiny 2 for FREE. I think they are trying to keep the community strong. IMHO it is a fantastic first-person shooter. It may scratch that Battlefield V itch.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1819 on: November 28, 2018, 12:15:46 PM »
The complete All Clad cooking apparatus, for a mere 4k $

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/all-clad-copper-core-33-piece-cookware-set/?pkey=call-clad-copper-core&isx=0.0.827

Except, of course, that the mismatched stuff I bought on Kijiji works well enough for us. I wound't even know where to fit half of that stuff in out kitchen.
Textbook case of "shopping for the life I wish I had" (except that I'm not actually buying it, of course)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1820 on: November 28, 2018, 06:52:28 PM »
new Nordic skis from Norway that cost $370.00. I can get perfectly good (boring) skis locally that are a few hundred cheaper...but the ones I want are prettier, and more functional. I still have no excuse to buy them!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1821 on: November 28, 2018, 10:28:11 PM »
Hmmmm... it may be stupid to many here. I grew up on 40 acres of land.... and now I am looking for a home with 20+ acres. I'm tired of living on top of my neighbors. I live in rural southern ohio.

I would settle for much less acreage as long as I didn't have neighbors too close, but it would also be important to not be on a busy road (or at least set back a ways from the road), no airports nearby, no noisy businesses nearby, and no train tracks for miles.  I want some peace and quiet when I'm home.

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« Reply #1822 on: November 29, 2018, 07:22:32 AM »
The complete All Clad cooking apparatus, for a mere 4k $

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/all-clad-copper-core-33-piece-cookware-set/?pkey=call-clad-copper-core&isx=0.0.827

Except, of course, that the mismatched stuff I bought on Kijiji works well enough for us. I wound't even know where to fit half of that stuff in out kitchen.
Textbook case of "shopping for the life I wish I had" (except that I'm not actually buying it, of course)

Have you used an all clad handle? I have a large all clad skillet I was gifted years ago by a fancy ex's fancy mom. The handles are AWFUL. It's like a running thing online in cooking circles- all the reviewers, especially america's test kitchen, are like 'the shape is so there's more maneuverability when you pour! They won't heat up! They're great!" and every home cook ever is like "yeah but they FUCKING HURT so then I *don't* maneuver because it sits in my goddamn cupboard so my hands don't hurt!"

Anyway, if you haven't tried one, maybe play with a handle with a mock 'loaded pan' in a store, and see if you're among us that find the handles to be utterly painful. It could very well help curb lust!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1823 on: November 29, 2018, 09:14:45 AM »
The complete All Clad cooking apparatus, for a mere 4k $

Whoa, that is truly lust worthy. I will file under If I Ever Win The Lottery.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1824 on: November 29, 2018, 08:47:44 PM »
The complete All Clad cooking apparatus, for a mere 4k $

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/all-clad-copper-core-33-piece-cookware-set/?pkey=call-clad-copper-core&isx=0.0.827

Except, of course, that the mismatched stuff I bought on Kijiji works well enough for us. I wound't even know where to fit half of that stuff in out kitchen.
Textbook case of "shopping for the life I wish I had" (except that I'm not actually buying it, of course)

Have you used an all clad handle? I have a large all clad skillet I was gifted years ago by a fancy ex's fancy mom. The handles are AWFUL. It's like a running thing online in cooking circles- all the reviewers, especially america's test kitchen, are like 'the shape is so there's more maneuverability when you pour! They won't heat up! They're great!" and every home cook ever is like "yeah but they FUCKING HURT so then I *don't* maneuver because it sits in my goddamn cupboard so my hands don't hurt!"

Anyway, if you haven't tried one, maybe play with a handle with a mock 'loaded pan' in a store, and see if you're among us that find the handles to be utterly painful. It could very well help curb lust!

As a home cook and not a pro I find nothing wrong or painful with all clad handles on any of my various pans. It is a thing some people really don't like though. I can be rather particular about knife handles, but have never found myself to be so about pan handles.

You can definitely pick up individual pans for a large discount either as seconds or overstock at their frequent online sales OR by keeping a look out at stores like Marshall's. For example I picked up one of these https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/all-clad-d5-stainless-steel-all-in-one-pan/?cm_src=PIPRecentView for $75 not long ago. It's still "expensive" compared to the cheapest pans out there, but it should last forever and gives me enjoyment when I use it rather than the frustration of having thin walled pans with a disc bottom or something. Well worth it to me personally.

I would recommend picking out one or two pans at a time from various lines as you like rather than a matching set though. The different lines are good at different things. See the TK collection for example. http://allcladtk.com/ The chef chose different pans from different lines based on what each composition is better at, but then they all have the same finish for those that are picky about everything matching. Some of the ones in the line are 5 ply steel core, some are 5 ply copper core and the stock pots are 3 ply. Personally I would never spend the money on a multi-ply stock pot and just have a thin walled disc bottom one from a restaurant supply store, but maybe other people have other uses for a stock pot that benefit from multi-ply. Seems like overkill for that particular pan for me. To each their own.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1825 on: November 29, 2018, 09:03:58 PM »
P.S. My cast iron skillet is still used more often than my all clad skillets. If I had to pick only one skillet for life and they were free I'd go with the cast iron skillet.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1826 on: December 05, 2018, 09:41:47 PM »
A new horse trailer.  To be specific, a Hawk 2-horse gooseneck with Rumber flooring and a mid-tack with walk-through door to the dressing room.  But then, I'd need a new(er) diesel truck to tow it, and I currently only haul my horses short distances (mostly to the vet, ha!), so it's all overkill.

On a cheaper note - a Google Home Hub or Amazon Show type thing for the kitchen.

Also still lusting over that stupid Breville Smart Oven Air.  Maybe if enough gift cards materialize the the price drops again.


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« Reply #1827 on: December 06, 2018, 10:20:07 AM »
I've got the Concept 2 Rower. Definitely worth it. Only rower I've found that can handle my giant ass.

I ended up getting one..first workout on it this morning, and holy crap am I out of shape!

I'm glad I bought this thing -- I went from utterly exhausted after a 2k to doing 5k's in about a week. It's awesome.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1828 on: December 06, 2018, 09:48:32 PM »
I found the cutest indoor mini greenhouse with an led growlight and it's waaaaay to expensive and I'm not convinced the light actually puts out enough, but gosh it's cute.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1829 on: December 07, 2018, 05:59:50 AM »
A tailored suit that fits all my weird and wonderful quirks.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1830 on: December 07, 2018, 06:06:01 AM »
Noise-cancelling headphones. They're a bit expensive, but probably worth it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1831 on: December 07, 2018, 08:31:06 AM »
new Nordic skis from Norway that cost $370.00. I can get perfectly good (boring) skis locally that are a few hundred cheaper...but the ones I want are prettier, and more functional. I still have no excuse to buy them!

Asnes? 

I feel your pain.  Thankfully, all the models I really lust for aren't available anywhere in the US. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1832 on: December 07, 2018, 11:09:19 AM »
macbook pro. So stupid expensive. It's honestly not that dumb of a lust after since i'm going to be using the laptop in my new career.

Anyone have a good place / recommendation for a cheap (ish) refurbished macbook pro.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1833 on: December 07, 2018, 11:35:18 AM »
macbook pro. So stupid expensive. It's honestly not that dumb of a lust after since i'm going to be using the laptop in my new career.

Anyone have a good place / recommendation for a cheap (ish) refurbished macbook pro.

I actually don't think this is a stupid thing to want. I switched to a Macbook Air in the summer of 2013, and I'm still using it - and I haven't noticed any issues with it, barring the charger cable having to be taped up. At this point, I think it's quite possible that Apple will stop selling power supplies for this model before the laptop itself fails. Having had to buy a new laptop every 18-24 months when using bargain-basement models, I've now cleared five years on this one - annualised cost is below $200.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1834 on: December 07, 2018, 11:45:21 AM »
macbook pro. So stupid expensive. It's honestly not that dumb of a lust after since i'm going to be using the laptop in my new career.

Anyone have a good place / recommendation for a cheap (ish) refurbished macbook pro.
If it's a career that sounds like you have an employer. Why is the employer not providing the laptop/tools to do your job?
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1835 on: December 08, 2018, 09:34:32 AM »
new Nordic skis from Norway that cost $370.00. I can get perfectly good (boring) skis locally that are a few hundred cheaper...but the ones I want are prettier, and more functional. I still have no excuse to buy them!

Asnes? 

I feel your pain.  Thankfully, all the models I really lust for aren't available anywhere in the US.

Yep, those are the ones. I know a set of Rossi's would be just fine, but I love the story behind the Asnes skis and the company. Plus it's super hard to find any other brand that makes waxable, metal edged, wide-ish ski.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1836 on: December 09, 2018, 03:02:35 AM »
Hmmmm... it may be stupid to many here. I grew up on 40 acres of land.... and now I am looking for a home with 20+ acres. I'm tired of living on top of my neighbors. I live in rural southern ohio.

I would settle for much less acreage as long as I didn't have neighbors too close, but it would also be important to not be on a busy road (or at least set back a ways from the road), no airports nearby, no noisy businesses nearby, and no train tracks for miles.  I want some peace and quiet when I'm home.



Now you both have me missing my place up north! So i would "Lust " with you both as long as there was some water on the land be it a river or a lake/Pond.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1837 on: December 10, 2018, 09:13:38 AM »
macbook pro. So stupid expensive. It's honestly not that dumb of a lust after since i'm going to be using the laptop in my new career.

Anyone have a good place / recommendation for a cheap (ish) refurbished macbook pro.
If it's a career that sounds like you have an employer. Why is the employer not providing the laptop/tools to do your job?

Correction. Not a career yet. Going to school first to (hopefully) have a career. Macbook pro is a requirement of the school.

Anyone know where to find a good refurbished unit ? 2k for a 15" laptop just seems ridiculous...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1838 on: December 10, 2018, 06:53:03 PM »
macbook pro. So stupid expensive. It's honestly not that dumb of a lust after since i'm going to be using the laptop in my new career.

Anyone have a good place / recommendation for a cheap (ish) refurbished macbook pro.
If it's a career that sounds like you have an employer. Why is the employer not providing the laptop/tools to do your job?

Correction. Not a career yet. Going to school first to (hopefully) have a career. Macbook pro is a requirement of the school.

Anyone know where to find a good refurbished unit ? 2k for a 15" laptop just seems ridiculous...

I'm not sure where to find refurbished MacBook Pros, except maybe Ebay, but I will say I always thought it was so ridiculous to have such an expensive computer and then I got one and my opinion changed. I always had HP or Dell laptops in high school/college and even though they weren't the cheapest models or anything, they were always SO slow, and died after 3-4 years. My MacBook Pro is 2 years old, and is just as fast as the day I got it, and I just love everything about it. I don't really own anything else expensive like this, but I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1839 on: December 10, 2018, 07:42:49 PM »
macbook pro. So stupid expensive. It's honestly not that dumb of a lust after since i'm going to be using the laptop in my new career.

Anyone have a good place / recommendation for a cheap (ish) refurbished macbook pro.
If it's a career that sounds like you have an employer. Why is the employer not providing the laptop/tools to do your job?

Correction. Not a career yet. Going to school first to (hopefully) have a career. Macbook pro is a requirement of the school.

Anyone know where to find a good refurbished unit ? 2k for a 15" laptop just seems ridiculous...

I'm not sure where to find refurbished MacBook Pros, except maybe Ebay, but I will say I always thought it was so ridiculous to have such an expensive computer and then I got one and my opinion changed. I always had HP or Dell laptops in high school/college and even though they weren't the cheapest models or anything, they were always SO slow, and died after 3-4 years. My MacBook Pro is 2 years old, and is just as fast as the day I got it, and I just love everything about it. I don't really own anything else expensive like this, but I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

MacBook Pro compares to something like the Dell XPS 15 in the current lineup. The XPS 15 is the better value as a similarly configured one is about $1700 vs $2400 for the MacBook Pro. Neither is cheap unless you go with the really base XP 15 for $999 which isn't a comparable machine specs wise even though it carries the same name. For a couple years there a $2k mac and a $2k PC were pretty similar other than the OS. Apple has been pushing their prices up again as of late though compared to PCs of similar performance. Similar to selling phones for over $1k I suppose.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1840 on: December 11, 2018, 04:26:21 AM »
macbook pro. So stupid expensive. It's honestly not that dumb of a lust after since i'm going to be using the laptop in my new career.

Anyone have a good place / recommendation for a cheap (ish) refurbished macbook pro.
If it's a career that sounds like you have an employer. Why is the employer not providing the laptop/tools to do your job?

Correction. Not a career yet. Going to school first to (hopefully) have a career. Macbook pro is a requirement of the school.

Anyone know where to find a good refurbished unit ? 2k for a 15" laptop just seems ridiculous...

I'm not sure where to find refurbished MacBook Pros, except maybe Ebay, but I will say I always thought it was so ridiculous to have such an expensive computer and then I got one and my opinion changed.

https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/mac/macbook-pro - 1 year warranty. Inventory changes daily.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1841 on: December 11, 2018, 10:27:52 AM »
macbook pro. So stupid expensive. It's honestly not that dumb of a lust after since i'm going to be using the laptop in my new career.

Anyone have a good place / recommendation for a cheap (ish) refurbished macbook pro.
If it's a career that sounds like you have an employer. Why is the employer not providing the laptop/tools to do your job?

Correction. Not a career yet. Going to school first to (hopefully) have a career. Macbook pro is a requirement of the school.

Anyone know where to find a good refurbished unit ? 2k for a 15" laptop just seems ridiculous...

I'm not sure where to find refurbished MacBook Pros, except maybe Ebay, but I will say I always thought it was so ridiculous to have such an expensive computer and then I got one and my opinion changed.

https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/mac/macbook-pro - 1 year warranty. Inventory changes daily.

Awesome ! thank you. Sorry if we are derailing this already derailed thread haha

To keep this thread back on topic. Noticed after parking my (ford ranger) in the work parking lot that the big full size fancy trucks seem to be growing like a virus. At least 3-4 brandy new trucks with temp tags all parked around me. "Gas prices are cheap so that means i should go buy a 50k truck!!!"

Granted they are nice, roomy inside(i'm a big guy in a small track), can tow/haul a good deal more than the ranger but i don't want the crap gas mileage, more expensive maintenance - tires, oil change, hard to park in the city, high carbon footprint, etc that come with it. Clown car /truck lease/buying the new shiny thing is really in full swing here in colorado !

 

 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1842 on: December 11, 2018, 10:49:27 AM »
Granted they are nice, roomy inside(i'm a big guy in a small track), can tow/haul a good deal more than the ranger but i don't want the crap gas mileage, more expensive maintenance - tires, oil change, hard to park in the city, high carbon footprint, etc that come with it. Clown car /truck lease/buying the new shiny thing is really in full swing here in colorado !
I think you're overestimating how often they haul or tow, and how much of a load.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1843 on: December 11, 2018, 11:03:48 AM »
Granted they are nice, roomy inside(i'm a big guy in a small track), can tow/haul a good deal more than the ranger but i don't want the crap gas mileage, more expensive maintenance - tires, oil change, hard to park in the city, high carbon footprint, etc that come with it. Clown car /truck lease/buying the new shiny thing is really in full swing here in colorado !
I think you're overestimating how often they haul or tow, and how much of a load.

The post says they "can tow/haul a good deal more", not that they "do / often tow a good deal more." ;)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1844 on: December 11, 2018, 02:02:23 PM »



Granted they are nice, roomy inside(i'm a big guy in a small track), can tow/haul a good deal more than the ranger but i don't want the crap gas mileage, more expensive maintenance - tires, oil change, hard to park in the city, high carbon footprint, etc that come with it. Clown car /truck lease/buying the new shiny thing is really in full swing here in colorado !
I think you're overestimating how often they haul or tow, and how much of a load.

The post says they "can tow/haul a good deal more", not that they "do / often tow a good deal more." ;)
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1845 on: December 11, 2018, 03:41:38 PM »
Granted they are nice, roomy inside(i'm a big guy in a small track), can tow/haul a good deal more than the ranger but i don't want the crap gas mileage, more expensive maintenance - tires, oil change, hard to park in the city, high carbon footprint, etc that come with it. Clown car /truck lease/buying the new shiny thing is really in full swing here in colorado !
I think you're overestimating how often they haul or tow, and how much of a load.

The post says they "can tow/haul a good deal more", not that they "do / often tow a good deal more." ;)
You're right, of course.  Touche!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1846 on: December 11, 2018, 05:37:06 PM »
The post says they "can tow/haul a good deal more", not that they "do / often tow a good deal more." ;)

Nonsense! Like any good big ass truck owner, they probably have a boat, snowmobiles, ATVs, a giant toy hauler/camper, maybe some horses....

They clearly *NEED* this towing/hauling capacity! 

One a year they might even need to move a 4x8 sheet of plywood. How else are you going to perform such a difficult job?! 

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« Reply #1847 on: December 12, 2018, 12:09:06 AM »
The post says they "can tow/haul a good deal more", not that they "do / often tow a good deal more." ;)

Nonsense! Like any good big ass truck owner, they probably have a boat, snowmobiles, ATVs, a giant toy hauler/camper, maybe some horses....

They clearly *NEED* this towing/hauling capacity! 

One a year they might even need to move a 4x8 sheet of plywood. How else are you going to perform such a difficult job?!

Can't the horses pull the camper?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1848 on: December 12, 2018, 08:27:28 AM »
To keep this thread back on topic. Noticed after parking my (ford ranger) in the work parking lot that the big full size fancy trucks seem to be growing like a virus. At least 3-4 brandy new trucks with temp tags all parked around me. "Gas prices are cheap so that means i should go buy a 50k truck!!!"

Granted they are nice, roomy inside(i'm a big guy in a small track), can tow/haul a good deal more than the ranger but i don't want the crap gas mileage, more expensive maintenance - tires, oil change, hard to park in the city, high carbon footprint, etc that come with it. Clown car /truck lease/buying the new shiny thing is really in full swing here in colorado !

I think you'd be surprised at how GOOD the mileage is on a modern fullsize truck.  My old boss has a 2015ish Silverado 4x4 with the V8 and he's been AVERAGING 20 mpg with a stop and go commute.  Obviously no Honda Fit, but probably better than your Ranger. 

Of course its a $50k truck, so definitely not a frugal choice, but the gas mileage on those beasts isn't that terrible. 

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« Reply #1849 on: December 12, 2018, 08:37:36 AM »
Ok. There's this handbag I've been lusting after for about two months. It's finally on sale. There's even a coupon code to make it more on sale. It's about $265 after all of that. And I just keep opening the webpage and staring at it. Logging into the site and getting halfway through the checkout process before I close the tab. I've been doing this for like three days. Ugh! It's so stupid. But god, it's beautiful.