Author Topic: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?  (Read 617134 times)

eljefe-speaks

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 392
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2350 on: November 05, 2019, 09:18:58 AM »
Good gravy, SO MUCH car talk in this thread. Motorcycles, people! The ultimate mustachian performance. Go by a mid-00's liter bike for $4k and scare the bejeezus outta yourself.

eljefe-speaks

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 392
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2351 on: November 05, 2019, 09:23:24 AM »

Yah, I don't know how that 916 handles, either,

I do! I have put some miles on a Ducati 748. That thing is an absolute blast through the twisties and handles exactly like it looks it should. I wanna say the 748 has the exact same geometry as the 916?

ETA: 

How about a second motorcycle as something really stupid to lust after. I would love to have this Kawi for two-up riding and longer trips. GSXR is brutal to be on for longer than 3 hours.

https://www.kawasaki.com/motorcycle/ninja/hypersport/ninja-h2-sx?cm_re=GLOBALNAV-_-PRODUCTGROUPLIST-_-MPP
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 09:28:25 AM by eljefe-speaks »

DadJokes

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1757
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2352 on: November 05, 2019, 09:39:48 AM »
Good gravy, SO MUCH car talk in this thread. Motorcycles, people! The ultimate mustachian performance. Go by a mid-00's liter bike for $4k and scare the bejeezus outta yourself.

I know that if I ever got a sport bike, I'd kill myself on it within a month. I used to drive my Harley 100+ mph.

I actually sold my bike (pictured below) a week before I got married 5 years ago to pay off the last of my debt. I have wanted another (less expensive) bike since, and I will eventually get one, whether my wife likes it or not.

JLee

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6243
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2353 on: November 05, 2019, 09:43:31 AM »
Good gravy, SO MUCH car talk in this thread. Motorcycles, people! The ultimate mustachian performance. Go by a mid-00's liter bike for $4k and scare the bejeezus outta yourself.

Between weather and traffic, there's hardly a point to a bike in my area :(

ROF Expat

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2354 on: November 05, 2019, 12:33:16 PM »
A new barbell such as the Rogue Ohio Power Bar or similar.

I bought a cheap, used barbell when I initially set up my home gym. It's chromed and the knurling is so slick that it practically feels non-existent.

I don't think that's stupid. I also use a cheap barbell I bought on CL for $25 (with a flat bench included!). I bought it off a guy who had 5 or 6 barbells, and I picked the least rusted/pitted with the most knurling remaining. It served its purpose, but it has bent a good 1-2cm since I bought it a year and a half ago. Time for a new one, so I'm eyeing ohio power bar, holding out for a deal. I'm always checking the boneyard for seconds, but I'll probably end up buying new bar for its lifetime warranty. We'll see what deals they have this black friday.

As for my stupid thing I'm lusting after right now... a smith & wesson 3913 pistol. Sexy stainless that stands out in a sea of black polymer.

I wouldn't call wanting a good bar "stupid" if you use it a lot, but be sure to try the Ohio Power Bar before you order it.  I have an Ohio Power Bar for power lifting and I'm not in love with it.  I find the knurling too aggressive.  It takes chunks out of my shins when I deadlift and scrapes my back up pretty badly when I squat, even through my shirt.  I don't doubt that it will last forever, though.  In terms of feel, I much prefer my bare steel Pendlay bar.  The Pendlay bar was made for the Olympic lifts, but I use it for squat/bench/deadlift as well since it is unlikely to ever see 500 pounds, although I am still trying (the triumph of hope over experience). 

felixbf

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 40
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2355 on: November 05, 2019, 10:56:22 PM »
Saved for two years and purchased it....could not fight off my dream car.

rothwem

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 768
  • Location: WNC
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2356 on: November 06, 2019, 08:06:18 AM »
Good gravy, SO MUCH car talk in this thread. Motorcycles, people! The ultimate mustachian performance. Go by a mid-00's liter bike for $4k and scare the bejeezus outta yourself.

While I totally agree that motorcycles are the best performance per dollar out there, they’re a lot less useable than a car is so you use them less. You can go to the grocery store and get 4 bags of groceries in a Miata, but definitely not on a sport bike.  Road tripping with your dog is possible in a Miata...not so much with a sportbike.

I did commute the hell out of my 2006 cbr600rr, it was way more comfortable than the R6 I bought after that. The CBR had 20k miles on it when I bought it and 46k when I sold it two years later to “upgrade” to the R6, which I then proceeded to only put 6k miles in 3 years.

alienbogey

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 75
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2357 on: November 06, 2019, 09:45:51 AM »

Yah, I don't know how that 916 handles, either,
ETA: 

How about a second motorcycle as something really stupid to lust after. I would love to have this Kawi for two-up riding and longer trips. GSXR is brutal to be on for longer than 3 hours.

https://www.kawasaki.com/motorcycle/ninja/hypersport/ninja-h2-sx?cm_re=GLOBALNAV-_-PRODUCTGROUPLIST-_-MPP

Ummm....yeah, well....we already have 7.

Go ahead and facepunch me, people.

reeshau

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1000
  • Location: Houston, TX
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2358 on: November 08, 2019, 05:32:20 AM »
Why stupid?  Because I don't need a bike.  But just thought it appropriate...

svosavvy

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 54
  • Age: 43
  • Location: Western NY
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2359 on: November 08, 2019, 05:48:22 AM »
Arctic commuter 25.  To live on :)

lv2glrfy

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 90
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2360 on: November 26, 2019, 08:53:44 AM »
Saved for two years and purchased it....could not fight off my dream car.

CONGRATS!! At least you saved and purchased the Mustachian way!!

New thing I'm lusting after is a fabulous landscaping job on my front & back yard. It's the wilderness out there, and I'm tired of sweat equity. It takes too many hours and too many cuts/scrapes/bruises/sore muscles, dangit!!

HipGnosis

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1650
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2361 on: February 03, 2020, 11:28:48 AM »
An air fryer oven with multiple racks/trays and a rotisserie basket.
It will replace my toaster, toaster oven and microwave.  Possibly my slow cooker.
It will save me from buying a food dehydrator.  Possibly a deep fryer.

I wanted a counter top infra-red / convection oven For years, but I wouldn't buy one with a lift off - set aside 'power unit' and enclosure because they're so impractical.  I knew something better would come along in time.

joe189man

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 153
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2362 on: February 03, 2020, 01:50:56 PM »
Tesla Cyber Truck

SugarMagnolia77

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2363 on: February 03, 2020, 04:51:07 PM »
An Audi Q5.

20+ years of driving adequate, but not comfortable cars and I want something that's fun and enjoyable to drive.

pdxmonkey

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 361
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2364 on: February 03, 2020, 09:07:15 PM »
An Audi Q5.

20+ years of driving adequate, but not comfortable cars and I want something that's fun and enjoyable to drive.

I'll help cure you. The Q5 is still an SUV, so it's not as fun to drive as an economy brand hatchback even IMO, let alone a luxury brand sports car or sports sedan.

rothwem

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 768
  • Location: WNC
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2365 on: February 04, 2020, 06:14:27 AM »
An Audi Q5.

20+ years of driving adequate, but not comfortable cars and I want something that's fun and enjoyable to drive.

I'll help cure you. The Q5 is still an SUV, so it's not as fun to drive as an economy brand hatchback even IMO, let alone a luxury brand sports car or sports sedan.

I’ll second this notion, especially the Q5. I remember reading the car and driver article when they tested the latest refresh—they said, “...the Q5 looks and drives like a dinner roll might, if a dinner roll could be driven”.  And that it will “offend no one and excite just as many”.

If fun is on the menu, I’m not sure a Q5 dinner roll is going to deliver.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 06:23:15 AM by rothwem »

Sugaree

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 963
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2366 on: February 04, 2020, 06:21:32 AM »
I think the garden robot thing is really, really cool.  Maybe not $1800 cool, but cool nonetheless. 

RWD

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4347
  • Location: Mississippi
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2367 on: February 04, 2020, 06:31:27 AM »
An Audi Q5.

20+ years of driving adequate, but not comfortable cars and I want something that's fun and enjoyable to drive.

If you want an enjoyable driving SUV then the best option is the Porsche Macan. Though it's pretty small as you actually get more cargo space in a Volkswagen GTI. I've driven both a Macan and a GTI and the GTI was definitely more fun.

SugarMagnolia77

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2368 on: February 04, 2020, 12:23:03 PM »
I'll help cure you. The Q5 is still an SUV, so it's not as fun to drive as an economy brand hatchback even IMO, let alone a luxury brand sports car or sports sedan.
If you want an enjoyable driving SUV then the best option is the Porsche Macan. Though it's pretty small as you actually get more cargo space in a Volkswagen GTI. I've driven both a Macan and a GTI and the GTI was definitely more fun.
I’ll second this notion, especially the Q5. I remember reading the car and driver article when they tested the latest refresh—they said, “...the Q5 looks and drives like a dinner roll might, if a dinner roll could be driven”.  And that it will “offend no one and excite just as many”.

If fun is on the menu, I’m not sure a Q5 dinner roll is going to deliver.
I've see the Porsche Macan out and about and it's not (to me) an attractive vehicle. The GTI looks pretty ugly to me...I don't care how much you can stuff in it. I love SUVs...I'll never buy a little car again. I live where there's snow and outdoor activities.

I like the looks and comfort of the Q5. I probably don't have the same criteria as the writers at Car & Driver. Fun to them might be whipping around curves. It's about comfort to me. :) The one thing going against it for me is that it's super popular where I live. I feel like I see them everywhere.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 12:28:27 PM by SugarMagnolia77 »

RWD

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4347
  • Location: Mississippi
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2369 on: February 04, 2020, 12:44:21 PM »
I'll help cure you. The Q5 is still an SUV, so it's not as fun to drive as an economy brand hatchback even IMO, let alone a luxury brand sports car or sports sedan.
If you want an enjoyable driving SUV then the best option is the Porsche Macan. Though it's pretty small as you actually get more cargo space in a Volkswagen GTI. I've driven both a Macan and a GTI and the GTI was definitely more fun.
I’ll second this notion, especially the Q5. I remember reading the car and driver article when they tested the latest refresh—they said, “...the Q5 looks and drives like a dinner roll might, if a dinner roll could be driven”.  And that it will “offend no one and excite just as many”.

If fun is on the menu, I’m not sure a Q5 dinner roll is going to deliver.
I've see the Porsche Macan out and about and it's not (to me) an attractive vehicle. The GTI looks pretty ugly to me...I don't care how much you can stuff in it. I love SUVs...I'll never buy a little car again. I live where there's snow and outdoor activities.

I like the looks and comfort of the Q5. I probably don't have the same criteria as the writers at Car & Driver. Fun to them might be whipping around curves. It's about comfort to me. :) The one thing going against it for me is that it's super popular where I live. I feel like I see them everywhere.

You should give the new (2017+) Mazda CX-5 a test drive. The Grand Touring trim is pretty luxurious now (radar cruise control, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, etc.) and will be much cheaper to own than the Audi. Better fuel economy (and only requires regular instead of premium), better handling, more cargo space, more leg room, cheaper price, cheaper maintenance.

zolotiyeruki

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3845
  • Location: State: Denial
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2370 on: February 04, 2020, 02:58:19 PM »
I've see the Porsche Macan out and about and it's not (to me) an attractive vehicle. The GTI looks pretty ugly to me...I don't care how much you can stuff in it. I love SUVs...I'll never buy a little car again. I live where there's snow and outdoor activities.

I like the looks and comfort of the Q5. I probably don't have the same criteria as the writers at Car & Driver. Fun to them might be whipping around curves. It's about comfort to me. :) The one thing going against it for me is that it's super popular where I live. I feel like I see them everywhere.
I think you may be in the wrong forum, and I'm here to give you a facepunch.  Let me get this straight--you're disqualifying certain models of cars based on looks and local popularity, and ignoring economics and practicality.  Not only that, but you want a luxury brand!  You can get four wheel drive in smaller, cheaper, more economical, more repairable, and more practical cars.

Now, go report yourself in the proper venue for such posts! :P

SugarMagnolia77

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2371 on: February 04, 2020, 04:41:44 PM »
I've see the Porsche Macan out and about and it's not (to me) an attractive vehicle. The GTI looks pretty ugly to me...I don't care how much you can stuff in it. I love SUVs...I'll never buy a little car again. I live where there's snow and outdoor activities.

I like the looks and comfort of the Q5. I probably don't have the same criteria as the writers at Car & Driver. Fun to them might be whipping around curves. It's about comfort to me. :) The one thing going against it for me is that it's super popular where I live. I feel like I see them everywhere.
I think you may be in the wrong forum, and I'm here to give you a facepunch.  Let me get this straight--you're disqualifying certain models of cars based on looks and local popularity, and ignoring economics and practicality.  Not only that, but you want a luxury brand!  You can get four wheel drive in smaller, cheaper, more economical, more repairable, and more practical cars.

Now, go report yourself in the proper venue for such posts! :P

Wait. Did the title of the thread change? I thought we were talking about "the stupidest thing you're lusting after." Is it now about things we're actually going to buy? In that case, I want to change to talking about the Genesis John and Chrissy were driving in that Super Bowl ad. I'm totally getting one! :)

Just curious...why did you pull out the "face punch" comment on my post and not the ones about buying Corvettes?
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 04:46:44 PM by SugarMagnolia77 »

ROF Expat

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2372 on: February 04, 2020, 09:45:45 PM »
I've see the Porsche Macan out and about and it's not (to me) an attractive vehicle. The GTI looks pretty ugly to me...I don't care how much you can stuff in it. I love SUVs...I'll never buy a little car again. I live where there's snow and outdoor activities.

I like the looks and comfort of the Q5. I probably don't have the same criteria as the writers at Car & Driver. Fun to them might be whipping around curves. It's about comfort to me. :) The one thing going against it for me is that it's super popular where I live. I feel like I see them everywhere.
I think you may be in the wrong forum, and I'm here to give you a facepunch.  Let me get this straight--you're disqualifying certain models of cars based on looks and local popularity, and ignoring economics and practicality.  Not only that, but you want a luxury brand!  You can get four wheel drive in smaller, cheaper, more economical, more repairable, and more practical cars.

Now, go report yourself in the proper venue for such posts! :P

Wait. Did the title of the thread change? I thought we were talking about "the stupidest thing you're lusting after." Is it now about things we're actually going to buy? In that case, I want to change to talking about the Genesis John and Chrissy were driving in that Super Bowl ad. I'm totally getting one! :)

Just curious...why did you pull out the "face punch" comment on my post and not the ones about buying Corvettes?

I get you SugarMagnolia,  A Q5 is your stupid desire.  It doesn't have to be logical and it doesn't have to work for anyone else. 

drunkenNoodles

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 42
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2373 on: February 05, 2020, 05:40:33 AM »
A new job in a new field that probably earns me way less money than the business I currently run.

SugarMagnolia77

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2374 on: February 05, 2020, 07:31:35 AM »
Wait. Did the title of the thread change? I thought we were talking about "the stupidest thing you're lusting after." Is it now about things we're actually going to buy? In that case, I want to change to talking about the Genesis John and Chrissy were driving in that Super Bowl ad. I'm totally getting one! :)

Just curious...why did you pull out the "face punch" comment on my post and not the ones about buying Corvettes?

I get you SugarMagnolia,  A Q5 is your stupid desire.  It doesn't have to be logical and it doesn't have to work for anyone else.

Exactly. Half of this thread is about cars. The reaction to my comment is really weird. Kind of expected, but still weird.

rothwem

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 768
  • Location: WNC
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2375 on: February 05, 2020, 08:27:35 AM »
Wait. Did the title of the thread change? I thought we were talking about "the stupidest thing you're lusting after." Is it now about things we're actually going to buy? In that case, I want to change to talking about the Genesis John and Chrissy were driving in that Super Bowl ad. I'm totally getting one! :)

Just curious...why did you pull out the "face punch" comment on my post and not the ones about buying Corvettes?

I get you SugarMagnolia,  A Q5 is your stupid desire.  It doesn't have to be logical and it doesn't have to work for anyone else.

Exactly. Half of this thread is about cars. The reaction to my comment is really weird. Kind of expected, but still weird.

Yeah, I think the Q5 triggers a lot of "car guys" though because its not really that great of a car, and it doesn't offer much redeeming value beyond the badge.  Basically, its a car for people who know nothing about cars, but want other people who don't know anything about cars to think they spent a lot of money on a car. 

SugarMagnolia77

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 29
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2376 on: February 05, 2020, 10:00:00 AM »
Yeah, I think the Q5 triggers a lot of "car guys" though because its not really that great of a car, and it doesn't offer much redeeming value beyond the badge.  Basically, its a car for people who know nothing about cars, but want other people who don't know anything about cars to think they spent a lot of money on a car.
It's hilarious that the car guys, many of whom post about cars the rest of the world rolls their eyes at, melt over mention of a pretty car that was not built for them. Different strokes!

pdxmonkey

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 361
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2377 on: February 05, 2020, 10:20:28 AM »
I was only pointing out that the q5 is not fun to drive which was one of the aspects you were looking for in your original post. If you want it you want it and if you want it because it had plush seats... Fine. Kind of sorry I started the mess. I was just trying to help you not spend your 💰. The whole face punching thing seems unnecessary in this particular thread as posters here are acknowledging that their desires are stupid. And also possibly that car companies are very good at marketing;)

Now what color should my imagination Cayman or Corvette be? I'd totally be in for lusting after an a3, but I'd also have to imagine how to import the hatchback model from Europe
 If I'm going to go to the impracticality of a sedan with trunks I'm going to go all the way to 2 seats:)

RWD

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 4347
  • Location: Mississippi
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2378 on: February 05, 2020, 10:29:42 AM »
I'd totally be in for lusting after an a3, but I'd also have to imagine how to import the hatchback model from Europe

The A3 was available as a hatchback over here (2016-2018 A3 e-tron Sportback plug-in hybrid). Loses a little bit of cargo space from the batteries and isn't quite as sporty due to the added weight though. Also the older 2006-2013 models were only hatchbacks.

If you like that platform/engine look at the VW GTI or Golf R (AWD version).

ROF Expat

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2379 on: February 05, 2020, 10:31:50 AM »
Wait. Did the title of the thread change? I thought we were talking about "the stupidest thing you're lusting after." Is it now about things we're actually going to buy? In that case, I want to change to talking about the Genesis John and Chrissy were driving in that Super Bowl ad. I'm totally getting one! :)

Just curious...why did you pull out the "face punch" comment on my post and not the ones about buying Corvettes?

I get you SugarMagnolia,  A Q5 is your stupid desire.  It doesn't have to be logical and it doesn't have to work for anyone else.

Exactly. Half of this thread is about cars. The reaction to my comment is really weird. Kind of expected, but still weird.

Yeah, I think the Q5 triggers a lot of "car guys" though because its not really that great of a car, and it doesn't offer much redeeming value beyond the badge.  Basically, its a car for people who know nothing about cars, but want other people who don't know anything about cars to think they spent a lot of money on a car.

You know what a real "car guy" drives?  Whatever he damn well pleases.  And he doesn't much care what other people think about his ride.  And being "triggered" or judging others based on what they drive is probably more about being a jerk than being a car guy. 

ROF Expat

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2380 on: February 05, 2020, 10:48:10 AM »
I was only pointing out that the q5 is not fun to drive which was one of the aspects you were looking for in your original post. If you want it you want it and if you want it because it had plush seats... Fine. Kind of sorry I started the mess. I was just trying to help you not spend your 💰. The whole face punching thing seems unnecessary in this particular thread as posters here are acknowledging that their desires are stupid. And also possibly that car companies are very good at marketing;)

Now what color should my imagination Cayman or Corvette be? I'd totally be in for lusting after an a3, but I'd also have to imagine how to import the hatchback model from Europe
 If I'm going to go to the impracticality of a sedan with trunks I'm going to go all the way to 2 seats:)

If you're looking for a color for the imaginary Porsche, you need to go for Porsche's "Paint to Sample" option.  You show them a sample of what you want to match and they create a custom paint to make it happen.  So they can paint your car to match your spouse's eyes, or your favorite fishing rod, or your bowling ball.  Paying a lot of money for a custom color probably exemplifies "stupidest thing your lusting after" but a guy can dream, right? 

MrThatsDifferent

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2021
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2381 on: February 05, 2020, 11:01:41 AM »
I still want AirPods, my headphones are hot and heavy for the gym but can not pull the trigger on $400 to get them (very expensive where I live).

ChickenStash

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 187
  • Location: Midwest US
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2382 on: February 05, 2020, 11:05:18 AM »
I'm currently lusting after two big things. First is a new OLED 4K TV. This is particularly dumb because I don't have access to much 4k content and I already have a perfectly good, working TV with a nice picture. The OLED display is just soooo good.

The other one is worse, much worse. I want a C8 Corvette... badly. I wouldn't buy one new but a rear-mid engined, DCT trans Vette has been a drool-inducing dream for some time. Do want! I'm not sure I'll be able to hold out indefinitely once they start hitting the used market, assuming there's no big issues (never buy the first year of a Vette generation).

The struggle is real.

Bird In Hand

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 754
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2383 on: February 08, 2020, 10:14:03 AM »
A paid-off mortgage.

Well, stupid or not, the mortgage is paid off as of this morning.

Next up on the stupid list: a geothermal system to replace our oil burner when it dies, and a solar array to mostly replace our electric utility (when the roof needs replacing).  The site of our house is not really amenable to either one -- the $$ required for both would probably be better spent on real estate transaction fees by moving to a house in a more suitable location.

sixwings

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 227
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2384 on: February 08, 2020, 10:31:57 AM »
new and very expensive skiis....

Bloop Bloop

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2139
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2385 on: February 08, 2020, 05:11:11 PM »
I'm currently lusting after two big things. First is a new OLED 4K TV. This is particularly dumb because I don't have access to much 4k content and I already have a perfectly good, working TV with a nice picture. The OLED display is just soooo good.

The other one is worse, much worse. I want a C8 Corvette... badly. I wouldn't buy one new but a rear-mid engined, DCT trans Vette has been a drool-inducing dream for some time. Do want! I'm not sure I'll be able to hold out indefinitely once they start hitting the used market, assuming there's no big issues (never buy the first year of a Vette generation).

The struggle is real.

C8 looks like an amazing car and hopefully it comes to Australia so it can shake up our bloated performance car market. Am contemplating whether to get a used C8, 540C or 570S as my next toy, but I'd only do that in about 5-6 years as a halfway "reward" if my 12 year FIRE plan is still on track. Otherwise I couldn't justify the lavish expenditure.

American GenX

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 649
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2386 on: February 08, 2020, 07:02:48 PM »
I kind of lust for a newer or updated house that is much larger than I need, in a quiet neighborhood (or in the country) far from RR tracks, airports, and busy streets/roads.

Also an electric bike.

ROF Expat

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2387 on: February 08, 2020, 11:27:29 PM »
A paid-off mortgage.

Well, stupid or not, the mortgage is paid off as of this morning.

Next up on the stupid list: a geothermal system to replace our oil burner when it dies, and a solar array to mostly replace our electric utility (when the roof needs replacing).  The site of our house is not really amenable to either one -- the $$ required for both would probably be better spent on real estate transaction fees by moving to a house in a more suitable location.

Congratulations!  I know there are those who will criticize and say that what you're doing is mathematically inefficient.  I'm not one of them.  I paid mine off early last year.  It felt great then, and it still feels good now. 

grobinski

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 42
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • FIREd - 02.03.20!
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2388 on: February 09, 2020, 05:54:22 AM »
I still want AirPods, my headphones are hot and heavy for the gym but can not pull the trigger on $400 to get them (very expensive where I live).

Why not try a pair of knock-offs for $30-$50?

https://www.cnet.com/news/i-compared-32-airpods-knockoffs-to-the-real-thing-heres-what-i-found-out/

drunkenNoodles

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 42
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2389 on: February 09, 2020, 05:56:53 AM »
A smartcar or smart fortwo. Would love to have something relatively "parkable" for nyc streets. But, working 7 days a week guarantees i'll be moving it for alternate sides parking more than actually driving it.

Bird In Hand

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 754
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2390 on: February 09, 2020, 07:49:27 AM »
A paid-off mortgage.

Well, stupid or not, the mortgage is paid off as of this morning.

Congratulations!  I know there are those who will criticize and say that what you're doing is mathematically inefficient.  I'm not one of them.  I paid mine off early last year.  It felt great then, and it still feels good now.

Thank you!  Obviously I included mortgage payoff as a "stupid thing" in a tongue-in-cheek way.  I understand the perspective of people who think it's a bad idea, but we will NOT turn this thread into yet-another-mortgage-payoff debate!  :D

DadJokes

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1757
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2391 on: February 10, 2020, 03:39:36 PM »
A couple new board games: Root and Inis.

Both of them are $50+. Root is already owned by another member of our gaming group. And I only want Inis based off of recommendations from the internet and watching a couple videos.

I'll try to play Inis at a board game convention in March before making a decision on it, but I'm definitely getting Root. It's just too beautiful of a game to pass up.

JLee

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6243
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2392 on: February 10, 2020, 03:41:33 PM »
I want a Tesla Model 3..

PDXTabs

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2351
  • Age: 37
  • Location: Portland, OR, USA
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2393 on: February 10, 2020, 03:46:00 PM »
Dan Wesson Vigil CCO.

shawndoggy

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 322
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2394 on: February 11, 2020, 04:25:15 PM »
Miata.  dammit I want a Miata.  Bad.  NC is fine.  don't need to mortgage the farm.

Villanelle

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3838
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2395 on: February 11, 2020, 04:34:24 PM »
I'm researching rentals for our possible move to Hawaii.  And I am lusting hard after some pretty incredible properties that I know I should never even consider.  You'd think that a $4700 budget would get you a lot.  You'd be wrong (unless you want a large commute and/or to be in the middle of the rain forest so that you have to drive everywhere).

big_owl

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 916
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2396 on: February 14, 2020, 02:28:10 PM »
I convinced my spouse that we should buy an F12 Berlinetta next year but now I'm having problems with my trigger finger.  I want that NA V12 so bad though.

Bloop Bloop

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2139
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2397 on: February 14, 2020, 03:52:13 PM »
What about a Vanquish - that has the best V12 I've ever heard.

big_owl

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 916
Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2398 on: February 14, 2020, 06:18:07 PM »
What about a Vanquish - that has the best V12 I've ever heard.

If you're gonna buy a V12, it's gotta be a Ferrari. Once you ride Italian you never go back.

Astatine

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3678
  • Location: Australia
  • Pronouns: they/them
What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2399 on: February 15, 2020, 07:57:26 PM »
Clothes dryer. In the past it would have been stupid and unnecessary due to our climate (hot and dry in summer and cold and dry in winter so drying stuff on the washing line outside is usually fine).

But. We now have several weeks worth of washing that has accumulated. In the past 3 months we’ve had dangerous smoke and dust, high fire risk, damaging storms and now heavy rainfall and v high humidity. There’s only been a couple of days since November that we could hang out our clothes to dry. Drying them inside only makes sense when the air quality is ok and humidity not too bad.

So now I want a clothes dryer in the carport so I can have clean clothes and towels.

Edited to add: we have no space inside for a clothes dryer. Does anyone know how well dryers handle severe air pollution? (Think, top ten worst pollution in the world) as in, would your clothes smell of smoke if there is severe smoke?
« Last Edit: February 15, 2020, 09:13:04 PM by Astatine »