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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2100 on: April 10, 2019, 11:24:55 AM »
New guitar. And only because (1) the neck is exactly 1.5" longer than my current guitar, and (2) I perceive it to be more "metal" as my current guitar is more "rock & roll". Lusting after objects does not get much stupider than that folks.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2101 on: April 10, 2019, 11:33:05 AM »
...even though I couldn't afford it with money I didn't have.

Meaning you COULD afford it with money you DID have?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2102 on: April 10, 2019, 07:08:46 PM »
I want my body to start working, so I can stop spending all of my extra money on medical bills. $10k last year, and starting this year off at $2500. It's a stupid thing to lust after because life doesn't work that way...but man, I'd be doing really well if I could have thrown all of that money in my savings, instead of towards medical bills.

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« Reply #2103 on: April 10, 2019, 07:37:36 PM »
New guitar. And only because (1) the neck is exactly 1.5" longer than my current guitar, and (2) I perceive it to be more "metal" as my current guitar is more "rock & roll". Lusting after objects does not get much stupider than that folks.

I know the feeling. 10 years ago, when I started earning a decent paycheck I started collecting electric guitars because I liked the color or the fretboard inlay design looked cool, or I didn't already own a guitar with that brand name or I didn't have X type of humbuckers on my current guitars. I think I have 6-7 guitars at this point, but most of them were purchased from second hand music shops or on scratch and dent discounts. I now have the first-world problem of having too many guitars to clean, maintain, store, tune and etc.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2104 on: April 11, 2019, 07:47:02 AM »
I want my body to start working, so I can stop spending all of my extra money on medical bills. $10k last year, and starting this year off at $2500. It's a stupid thing to lust after because life doesn't work that way...but man, I'd be doing really well if I could have thrown all of that money in my savings, instead of towards medical bills.

Ugh. I get that. 

I've had recurring knee issues and every time I go to the PT, its ~$100 and I think, "another day of retirement, spent at the PT".  But with that said, I don't think that it would be much fun to be retired and feeble, so I pony up and get it done. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2105 on: May 13, 2019, 04:05:38 PM »
I want a Tern GSD. I don't need it but I want it so bad. If I got one it would probably sit in my garage all the time because I don't have any need for such a thing. But I want it so bad now.

Tern GSD cargo ebike
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2106 on: May 13, 2019, 05:33:15 PM »
I want a Tern GSD. I don't need it but I want it so bad. If I got one it would probably sit in my garage all the time because I don't have any need for such a thing. But I want it so bad now.

Tern GSD cargo ebike

You know itís expensive when you canít find the price on the website.

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« Reply #2107 on: May 13, 2019, 06:17:09 PM »
I want a Tern GSD. I don't need it but I want it so bad. If I got one it would probably sit in my garage all the time because I don't have any need for such a thing. But I want it so bad now.

Tern GSD cargo ebike

You know itís expensive when you canít find the price on the website.

$3999 at REI. 400lb cargo capacity and 150 mile rt battery.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2108 on: May 14, 2019, 07:12:43 AM »
A remodeled bathroom, which if I am able to use the workers I'm hoping to use, will cost something that is reasonable so I will go forward with it.
 
The other thing that I want to do is (facepunch time) a trip to Universal studios. Another friend of mine is taking her family in the fall; we all as a group get along really well so it is very tempting, plus i've never been.   

The only other trip I have planned in the future is to visit my immediate family in the summer. We were supposed to do a nice vacation during that visit (state park), but as my older brother is seriously ill, any "fun" plans are up in the air.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2109 on: May 14, 2019, 07:28:13 AM »
A Toyota Corolla iM, or whatever it's called. The functional replacement for the Pontiac Vibe.

Except I have a car and no reason to replace it other than I miss my Vibe.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2110 on: May 14, 2019, 07:57:42 AM »
A new PC. Mine is 8 years old. But the thing is, I sit at a PC all day at work and never really feel like using on at home, so I'm not sure what I'd do with it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2111 on: May 14, 2019, 08:45:41 AM »
A Toyota Corolla iM, or whatever it's called. The functional replacement for the Pontiac Vibe.

Except I have a car and no reason to replace it other than I miss my Vibe.
Toyota Auris, Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Toyota Corolla HB, Scion iM, Toyota Corolla iM, Toyota Blade. Take your pick. Looks like in the US they are currently going with the name Toyota Corolla Hatchback:
https://www.toyota.com/corollahatchback/2019

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2112 on: May 14, 2019, 09:17:20 AM »
A Toyota Corolla iM, or whatever it's called. The functional replacement for the Pontiac Vibe.

Except I have a car and no reason to replace it other than I miss my Vibe.
Toyota Auris, Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Toyota Corolla HB, Scion iM, Toyota Corolla iM, Toyota Blade. Take your pick. Looks like in the US they are currently going with the name Toyota Corolla Hatchback:
https://www.toyota.com/corollahatchback/2019
FWIW, I saw a review of it, and now I want one, too.  It sounds like a well-designed, well-thought-out car.  The problem is that my '95 Corolla is still going strong, and I don't want to spend the money to replace it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2113 on: May 14, 2019, 09:50:42 AM »
Upgrading my iPhone

To defend myself a little bit: current iPhone is an iPhone 6, over 4 years old, and now the speakers don't work for phone calls. Wifi calling is fine, but on cellular calls I can't hear the other person. They can hear me fine, but I cant here them, whether its through the phone, the speaker, my bluetooth earbuds, bluetooth car... nothing works.

On the upside, brother has a spare iPhone 6 plus that he uses for his software programming stuff. Said 6+ doesn't need to make phone calls, so we can swap phones when we see each other over the weekend. Dunno what to offer him yet as my thanks (plus this is a downgrade to him, so I want to throw at least a little $ in the pot for him). Also, he's planning on upgrading when the newest fanciest thing is announced, and offered his X for cheap.

Husband when I told him brother wanted to upgrade from the iPhone X. "What?! What is there to upgrade past the X?!" Me: "The XS and XR?" (don't worry, I didn't know about them either until I was at the apple store yesterday trying to get my phone fixed.)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2114 on: June 11, 2019, 08:29:25 AM »
Car: Mini Cooper Roadster. It is red.

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« Reply #2115 on: June 11, 2019, 08:32:42 AM »
I am lusting after a revocable living trust done by a really expensive ($4500!) and full service estate planning law firm. Mmmmmmm so much control over my assets and how they are distributed in the event of my death...

Instead we are doing a lot of boring research and trying to get referrals to an attorney who will just provide the minimum ($1500?) service that will get the job done. The expensive attorneys put on such a great sales pitch and we wants it, we wants it...

 We got one of those, a $3000 trust and all end of life documents. It came with all kinds of bells and whistleĎs that I donít give a shit about like apparently we should be concerned about how heirs take the money that we left  to them because what if theyíre at the wrong end of a lawsuit,? What about taxation for them?

See I donít care about these issues I just want to disburse my assets quickly and easily. If I had children these issues would be more at the forefront of my mind

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2116 on: June 11, 2019, 08:42:26 AM »
Brompton M6R, if you know, you know........

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2117 on: June 18, 2019, 11:35:43 AM »

Recently, an E-bike.   Not to be lazy but one with wider tires than my hybrid for sections of dumped gravel on one of my routes and the power to help with some large exhausting hills, but while still allowing me to get some good exercise.

If I do it, it won't be any earlier than next spring.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2118 on: June 18, 2019, 12:31:08 PM »
There is nothing I'm lusting over right now.  That's what I would expect all of you would say.  So I'm shocked this has turned into a 43-page-and-counting wish list!

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« Reply #2119 on: June 18, 2019, 12:47:41 PM »
Thank you for your input.

It's okay to want things. We aren't monks. The pursuit of financial independence isn't about not wanting anything; it's about putting your time and money where your values are.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2120 on: June 18, 2019, 01:17:20 PM »
Delivery pizza. That might sound like a normal thing to want, and it is...but delivery pizza isn't even good, and yet I consistently get disproportionately nagging desires for it every 10-14 days or so. I do not want to plonk down $50 a month for something that tastes just-okay, but my body's cravings would rather be stupid.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2121 on: June 19, 2019, 04:04:50 AM »
Delivery pizza.

Pizza is surprisingly easy to make at home as long as you have an oven.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2122 on: June 19, 2019, 04:57:11 AM »
A 1999 silver Ferrari 550 Maranello (think of the movie bad boys) - a classic car set to appreciate over the next 10-15years. Values have come down a lot in the UK over the past 2 years and are very tempting for a long term hold.
Overtime depreciation is virtually zero... man maths says go ahead, mustachian (and wife) says you donít need it. Thank god for my wife

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« Reply #2123 on: June 19, 2019, 05:12:41 AM »
An egregiously powerful(think high-end workstation + gaming hardware) new computer.

I'm very much a computer/technology enthusiast, and I've generally built my own computers over the years.  My current system was built in 2011, with the addition of a new video card and SSD more recently.  Still, it's a relative dinousaur in computer years, and it's time to get a new system.

But getting a new system isn't the problem.  I have this idea in my head of spending $3000+ for top-end hardware that I'd rarely make full use of.  I used to be a pretty serious gamer, but those days have largely passed.  Building a super-high-end system is absolutely not a rational decision, it's a "This is the first time when building a computer that I've been in an extremely good financial situation, I could SPLUUUUURGE and it'd be fine" impulse.  It's the equivalent of a rich old guy who rarely goes over 65 on the highway buying a Ferrari/Maserati - the power would largely be wasted, but the irrational parts of my brain don't seem to care.

The new computer is happening some time within the next few months, although it remains to be seen which side of the brain wins out, and whether I'll keep my spending to fully reasonable levels.  The fact that the amount of wasted money is probably no more than a couple thousand dollars makes it hard for the rational side of my brain to put up a fight.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2124 on: June 19, 2019, 06:14:27 AM »
A 1999 silver Ferrari 550 Maranello (think of the movie bad boys) - a classic car set to appreciate over the next 10-15years. Values have come down a lot in the UK over the past 2 years and are very tempting for a long term hold.
Overtime depreciation is virtually zero... man maths says go ahead, mustachian (and wife) says you donít need it. Thank god for my wife

The 550 Maranello is such a nice car. Gated six-speed manual, smooth V12, gorgeous lines. And they are reasonably obtainable and a great long-term value. The only thing keeping me from lusting after one as well is that they get 8/13 mpg! I could never feel comfortable driving a car that uses such an exorbitant amount of fuel. I'll have to content myself with my 1:18 scale model.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2125 on: June 19, 2019, 06:50:43 AM »
Brompton M6R, if you know, you know........

Nice!  Very handy portable transport.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2126 on: June 19, 2019, 07:24:22 AM »
A 1999 silver Ferrari 550 Maranello (think of the movie bad boys) - a classic car set to appreciate over the next 10-15years. Values have come down a lot in the UK over the past 2 years and are very tempting for a long term hold.
Overtime depreciation is virtually zero... man maths says go ahead, mustachian (and wife) says you donít need it. Thank god for my wife

The 550 Maranello is such a nice car. Gated six-speed manual, smooth V12, gorgeous lines. And they are reasonably obtainable and a great long-term value. The only thing keeping me from lusting after one as well is that they get 8/13 mpg! I could never feel comfortable driving a car that uses such an exorbitant amount of fuel. I'll have to content myself with my 1:18 scale model.

Mpg is not as bad as you say unless taken to a track which isnít what the 550 was developed for. Looking at the smile per gallon would paint a different picture :-)
Also, those cars arenít driven 15k a year... more like 2-3k as week end cars so that makes gas the lesser worry. Servicing every year is the slightly less sensible expense !!

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« Reply #2127 on: June 19, 2019, 09:25:58 AM »
A 1999 silver Ferrari 550 Maranello (think of the movie bad boys) - a classic car set to appreciate over the next 10-15years. Values have come down a lot in the UK over the past 2 years and are very tempting for a long term hold.
Overtime depreciation is virtually zero... man maths says go ahead, mustachian (and wife) says you donít need it. Thank god for my wife

The 550 Maranello is such a nice car. Gated six-speed manual, smooth V12, gorgeous lines. And they are reasonably obtainable and a great long-term value. The only thing keeping me from lusting after one as well is that they get 8/13 mpg! I could never feel comfortable driving a car that uses such an exorbitant amount of fuel. I'll have to content myself with my 1:18 scale model.

Mpg is not as bad as you say unless taken to a track which isnít what the 550 was developed for. Looking at the smile per gallon would paint a different picture :-)
Also, those cars arenít driven 15k a year... more like 2-3k as week end cars so that makes gas the lesser worry. Servicing every year is the slightly less sensible expense !!

Those are the official EPA fuel economy numbers which is reasonable to use for comparison purposes. I understand you are in England where gallons are a different size (about 20% bigger). So to translate the economy would be 9.6 / 15.6 mpg (city/hwy) for imperial gallons.

The expense of fuel is not a concern for me. It's the wastefulness. My car (981 Cayman S) accelerates just as fast as the 550 Maranello but uses only 42% as much fuel.

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« Reply #2128 on: June 19, 2019, 09:48:08 AM »
Delivery pizza.

Pizza is surprisingly easy to make at home as long as you have an oven.

It's way different though. Something about paying someone else to do all the work for you and then bring it to your doorstep. This is something that I lust after too every now and again, Kazyan. It's not even that good. I just want it. Then after a day or too I remember there are better options.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2129 on: June 19, 2019, 10:25:27 AM »
SXS / UTV for about 15k max or less - yamaha yxz seems like a great unit ! Also would need a cheap(ish) tow vehicle of 5k and under and a trailer of 1-2k and under.

22-25k all said and done ?

Worth it...probably not.

Buuuuuuuuttttt..................


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2130 on: June 19, 2019, 03:56:32 PM »
Ahh...where to start. My wants seem to change by the day.

Just to list a few:

*A restored 1968 Dodge Charger.
*A restored or minty original 1980 Pac Man arcade game.
*I could name about 15 different restored or minty original vintage pinball machines I'd like to own.
*An authenticated Babe Ruth single signed ball.
*An original high grade one sheet poster from the movie Abbott & Costello Meets The Mummy
Etc., etc., etc...


The issue with any of this is that the last four or five high-end items I've bought I've completely lost interest in within the first 6 months. Example: There's an artist I follow and I lusted after one of his paintings for about 5 years before I finally pulled the trigger and commissioned a piece. Now, I own two of his paintings and recent auction comps tell me that the paintings have probably tripled in value in the few short years I've owned them. While I do still enjoy the paintings I almost feel like the want was the best part; and now that I own two it's just on to the next thing. I absolutely have a collector mentallity and always have, but I'm getting to the point where the hunt/chase seems like the best part.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2131 on: June 19, 2019, 05:04:49 PM »
A 1999 silver Ferrari 550 Maranello (think of the movie bad boys) - a classic car set to appreciate over the next 10-15years. Values have come down a lot in the UK over the past 2 years and are very tempting for a long term hold.
Overtime depreciation is virtually zero... man maths says go ahead, mustachian (and wife) says you donít need it. Thank god for my wife

The 550 Maranello is such a nice car. Gated six-speed manual, smooth V12, gorgeous lines. And they are reasonably obtainable and a great long-term value. The only thing keeping me from lusting after one as well is that they get 8/13 mpg! I could never feel comfortable driving a car that uses such an exorbitant amount of fuel. I'll have to content myself with my 1:18 scale model.

Mpg is not as bad as you say unless taken to a track which isnít what the 550 was developed for. Looking at the smile per gallon would paint a different picture :-)
Also, those cars arenít driven 15k a year... more like 2-3k as week end cars so that makes gas the lesser worry. Servicing every year is the slightly less sensible expense !!

Those are the official EPA fuel economy numbers which is reasonable to use for comparison purposes. I understand you are in England where gallons are a different size (about 20% bigger). So to translate the economy would be 9.6 / 15.6 mpg (city/hwy) for imperial gallons.

The expense of fuel is not a concern for me. It's the wastefulness. My car (981 Cayman S) accelerates just as fast as the 550 Maranello but uses only 42% as much fuel.

I think we will both agree that the 0-60 isnít why you buy a 550. Otherwise nobody would ever spend millions on pre70s Ferrariís. I currently own a F430 - and although there are faster cars in the market today - the sound, emotion and connection is second to none. I use to own a 997 turbo and although it was a little faster (4wd helped) the feeling just wasnt anywhere close to what the 430 delivers.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2132 on: June 19, 2019, 05:58:53 PM »
Those are the official EPA fuel economy numbers which is reasonable to use for comparison purposes. I understand you are in England where gallons are a different size (about 20% bigger). So to translate the economy would be 9.6 / 15.6 mpg (city/hwy) for imperial gallons.

The expense of fuel is not a concern for me. It's the wastefulness. My car (981 Cayman S) accelerates just as fast as the 550 Maranello but uses only 42% as much fuel.

I think we will both agree that the 0-60 isnít why you buy a 550. Otherwise nobody would ever spend millions on pre70s Ferrariís. I currently own a F430 - and although there are faster cars in the market today - the sound, emotion and connection is second to none. I use to own a 997 turbo and although it was a little faster (4wd helped) the feeling just wasnt anywhere close to what the 430 delivers.

Yes, of course. I was just highlighting the relative fuel usage for that level of performance. The sound is hard to beat.

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« Reply #2133 on: June 22, 2019, 12:57:13 PM »
Iím lusting after personalized license plates, a MacBook so I can sync my iTunes purchases to my darn phone & Iím also lusting after a Peloton exercise bike to include a butt/pelvis of steel. 

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« Reply #2134 on: July 19, 2019, 08:11:04 AM »
Spent about an hour wandering Best Buy while waiting for DW's phone battery replacement.  Not something I really do anymore (even before catching the Mustachian bug). 

Perhaps predictably, I now have a bit of a hankering for a new TV.  Our main TV is a 46" 1080p, about 10 years old, and we have a 32" 720p in the man-cave.  Works fine, though obviously isn't going to do 4k content (which isn't a big deal yet).  I'm not looking for anything too fancy, and part of the desire is due to the affordability of a decent upgrade - looks like a lower-end 55" 4k with reasonable specs can be had for about $350 currently.  If I see prices in the $250-$275 range come Black Friday, I might do it. 

Guess it's stupid to want, since our TVs work fine.

Well, I'm going to fail and purchase a TV now.  However, at least it's because the final blurb in my 'lust' post from October is no longer true - our TV died last week.  I fought successfully against the PJM until now, but I'll face a family revolt shortly if we don't get a working screen in the family room.  Thankfully, prices have been getting better and my stash has been compounding while I've waited (big surprise).

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2135 on: July 19, 2019, 08:29:50 AM »
Iím lusting after personalized license plates, a MacBook so I can sync my iTunes purchases to my darn phone & Iím also lusting after a Peloton exercise bike to include a butt/pelvis of steel.

I know you probably won't, but don't buy a Peloton bike. You can get a better experience with a 1k road bike, a 1k smart trainer and a subscription to Zwift.

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« Reply #2136 on: July 19, 2019, 12:06:45 PM »
Iím lusting after personalized license plates, a MacBook so I can sync my iTunes purchases to my darn phone & Iím also lusting after a Peloton exercise bike to include a butt/pelvis of steel.
I got my mom a Peloton; fwiw, she loves it. It wasnít a mustachian purchase, for sure, but I get notifications almost daily that sheís completed a workout. Her SO uses it several times per week too.

Iíd probably spring for a cheaper bike myself, you can get a Peloton membership for $40/mo (up to 5 users?) and do the exact same workouts. :-) Keep in mind that membership is compulsory for at least the first 12 months of bike ownership, too.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2137 on: July 19, 2019, 02:27:21 PM »
Yeah, I'm lusting over this mid-engine Corvette that was just announced.
My wife gave me the OK to buy a C7 2 yrs ago but we ended up buying a house instead(much wiser decision). But I really never did let go my lust to buy a corvette one day. I even made a post on here a while ago.
So this car suppose to start ~$60k which is unheard of for a mid-engine.
I have to talk my wife into letting me get one in 3 yrs when its easily more obtainable.



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« Reply #2138 on: July 19, 2019, 02:49:26 PM »
I am training for a triathlon. I am keeping the budget tight. another words I am not buying much at all. I am using items I have.

But I really want one of those fancy power cycle trainer things with the fancy training program and all of the bells and whistles. I rode outside last night....sigh but I have bigger goals than having it. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2139 on: July 19, 2019, 05:31:23 PM »
SXS / UTV for about 15k max or less - yamaha yxz seems like a great unit ! Also would need a cheap(ish) tow vehicle of 5k and under and a trailer of 1-2k and under.

22-25k all said and done ?

Worth it...probably not.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2140 on: July 19, 2019, 05:32:27 PM »
Yeah, I'm lusting over this mid-engine Corvette that was just announced.
My wife gave me the OK to buy a C7 2 yrs ago but we ended up buying a house instead(much wiser decision). But I really never did let go my lust to buy a corvette one day. I even made a post on here a while ago.
So this car suppose to start ~$60k which is unheard of for a mid-engine.
I have to talk my wife into letting me get one in 3 yrs when its easily more obtainable.




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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2141 on: July 19, 2019, 07:16:58 PM »
Came on here to post about the Corvette.

If it's $65k in the US it'll land here in Australia at about $150k (thanks to our 33% luxury car tax, 10% sales tax, 5% import duty, and 7% luxury car stamp duty - fucking commies). Still, that's a bargain compared to anything around it in the performance world.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2142 on: July 19, 2019, 11:15:11 PM »
Came on here to post about the Corvette.

If it's $65k in the US it'll land here in Australia at about $150k (thanks to our 33% luxury car tax, 10% sales tax, 5% import duty, and 7% luxury car stamp duty - fucking commies). Still, that's a bargain compared to anything around it in the performance world.

Thats too bad cause GM will even produce a right steering Corvette.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2143 on: July 20, 2019, 03:09:31 AM »
A house on the lake near us. I can easily justify the Purchase price of the house and the just dont go down in value as Gods not making anymore lakes BUT the taxes would be triple I am paying now. Our plan was to move out of state to NC once the kids get out the backup would be to stay here in the Midwest and live on a lake and its looking like plan B. Our payed for house is worth 300k but it would cost me 750 minimum for a house on the lake. Problem is if I dont buy it now then it will just keep going up but inventory is low. I have looked at a few fixer uppers but in most cases would put me over 750k or there in bad areas on the lakes I am interested in. If i moved North it would be where I really want to be but that I wouldnt be able to do for another 5 years AND my DW wont do it. So i am where I am for now. Thats all I really want all though I have looked at some new snowmobiles as my boat is paid off and been thinking about getting back into a winter toy. Loved snowmobiling and be alot cheaper than buying a place on the lake. My guess is I wont do anything because it be cheaper to just rent them if I even had the time to go. But would be nice!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2144 on: July 20, 2019, 08:51:33 AM »
My lust for a modern 2 seater convertible automobile never leaves me.

I recently eliminated a Pontiac Solstice, which has always been my top pick because of styling, eliminated  because it has no trunk room. I mean it is nearly zero trunk room.

A new possibility popped up unexpectedly Ė the Mini  Cooper roadster. They were made from 2012-2015. Iím considering that model as well as third and fourth generation Miatas. Miatas are an obvious choice because they have been around forever and auto heads always like them ( they are always the darlings in car reviews) but I think they are a little bit boring.

I want a used car around 50,000 miles.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2145 on: July 20, 2019, 11:41:09 AM »
Iím also thinking about the 2020 corvette.  Iíve had a couple in the past, and other sports cars.  But this new one sure looks good.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2146 on: July 20, 2019, 12:01:20 PM »
A Vespa-type scooter. It sounds so fun to tool around town with!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2147 on: July 20, 2019, 12:21:49 PM »
Iove Ferraris and the new F8 Tributo and the Stradale are my objects of lust. We could buy the Tributo now but need to finish the mortgage first before I would realistically consider. 

My real dream is an Enzo but that's a little steep for me to pay for a car unless net worth reaches 8 figures. Then it's on lol.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2148 on: July 20, 2019, 02:18:36 PM »
I want a shop, but not not just any shop.  It needs to be tall enough to be useful, but not so tall we can't see over it.  Because we will look at it from the house, it needs to look nice, like a guest cottage, but did I say it needs to be tall enough to be useful?  And we have great southern exposure, so really, it should have a solar roof...

And I just priced myself out of a shop.  This is proof that wanting stupid things can actually save you money.  Just make them so stupid that you can't justify spending the money.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2149 on: July 21, 2019, 07:14:49 AM »
A full size truck (GMC Sierra please). Iím fully aware it makes zero sense- I donít even change my own oil. Not handy at all and donít haul things. But, I want one. Badly.