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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2450 on: February 26, 2020, 05:18:58 PM »
I am also a member of the car lust club right now, but I can tell myself it's sort of practical.

I am contemplating a new-to-me Subaru CrossTrek. 2014. 50,000 miles. $15,000. Not too bad, but it would mean acquiring a car payment for the first time in years (well-within current cash flow). And it's red! Not that it really matters, but I've always had a secret hankering for a red car.

Maybe time to finally upgrade from the 2001 Forester - finally hitting the point where the repairs are getting to be a bit much and my mechanically savvy SO has his hands full with his own major project car so he doesn't have time to work on it, and we do need at least one reliable car in the family.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2451 on: February 26, 2020, 05:58:24 PM »
77F and sunny here in Newport Beach today

Thanks for that...

30 and sunny here today, but crazy wind the last two days blew all the snow around into nice hard drifts. I can expect it to melt out in a month or so. Sooner on the south side of the house.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2452 on: February 26, 2020, 06:14:07 PM »
I am contemplating a new-to-me Subaru CrossTrek. 2014. 50,000 miles. $15,000. Not too bad, but it would mean acquiring a car payment for the first time in years (well-within current cash flow).
Would you require a car payment because all your money is tied up in investments or because you simply don't have $15k? You really shouldn't be buying a vehicle you can't pay cash for.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2453 on: February 26, 2020, 06:22:25 PM »
I am contemplating a new-to-me Subaru CrossTrek. 2014. 50,000 miles. $15,000. Not too bad, but it would mean acquiring a car payment for the first time in years (well-within current cash flow).
Would you require a car payment because all your money is tied up in investments or because you simply don't have $15k? You really shouldn't be buying a vehicle you can't pay cash for.

Because the majority is in investments. I don't usually keep 15k in liquid cash. It would depend on what the interest rate is and terms of financing are, of course, but I'm guessing I would end up with a better return from leaving the money invested rather than saving money on interest by paying cash.
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« Reply #2454 on: February 26, 2020, 06:35:18 PM »
I am contemplating a new-to-me Subaru CrossTrek. 2014. 50,000 miles. $15,000. Not too bad, but it would mean acquiring a car payment for the first time in years (well-within current cash flow).
Would you require a car payment because all your money is tied up in investments or because you simply don't have $15k? You really shouldn't be buying a vehicle you can't pay cash for.

Because the majority is in investments. I don't usually keep 15k in liquid cash. It would depend on what the interest rate is and terms of financing are, of course, but I'm guessing I would end up with a better return from leaving the money invested rather than saving money on interest by paying cash.

Fair enough, that's what I did with my last three cars. Interest rates of 2.9% (in 2013), 1.69% (in 2018), and 1.49% (in 2020). Seems silly to pay cash at those rates. As long as you aren't buying a more expensive car just because of the financing.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2455 on: February 27, 2020, 06:24:38 AM »
I am also a member of the car lust club right now, but I can tell myself it's sort of practical.

I am contemplating a new-to-me Subaru CrossTrek. 2014. 50,000 miles. $15,000. Not too bad, but it would mean acquiring a car payment for the first time in years (well-within current cash flow). And it's red! Not that it really matters, but I've always had a secret hankering for a red car.

Maybe time to finally upgrade from the 2001 Forester - finally hitting the point where the repairs are getting to be a bit much and my mechanically savvy SO has his hands full with his own major project car so he doesn't have time to work on it, and we do need at least one reliable car in the family.

2014 is still in the oil burning years of the crosstrek.  They didnít fix the issue until 2016ish.


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2456 on: February 27, 2020, 09:16:28 AM »
I am contemplating a new-to-me Subaru CrossTrek. 2014. 50,000 miles. $15,000. Not too bad, but it would mean acquiring a car payment for the first time in years (well-within current cash flow). And it's red! Not that it really matters, but I've always had a secret hankering for a red car.


Just don't get another orange one.  A measurable percentage of our local population has them and is probably sick of me waving at them like some kind of creep because I think it's my wife. 

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(2013 here, no oil burning)

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« Reply #2457 on: February 27, 2020, 10:27:20 AM »


(2013 here, no oil burning)

Yeah it seems to be hit or miss. Thereís more oil burners in the 2014-2015 models though, and the problem was basically gone by 2016, Iíd rather not get stuck with one personally.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2458 on: February 29, 2020, 11:34:44 PM »
I shared that I was lusting after an Apple Watch here some time ago, and I had wanted one ever since.

They were steeply discounted a few months back with a no-questions-asked 2 week return policy, so I ended up buying one to try it out. After a week I realized it wasnít for me and I returned it.

This keeps happening to me lately: I buy things and return them. My threshold for what an item needs to do for me to justify keeping it has been really high.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2459 on: March 01, 2020, 01:42:16 AM »
I shared that I was lusting after an Apple Watch here some time ago, and I had wanted one ever since.

They were steeply discounted a few months back with a no-questions-asked 2 week return policy, so I ended up buying one to try it out. After a week I realized it wasnít for me and I returned it.

This keeps happening to me lately: I buy things and return them. My threshold for what an item needs to do for me to justify keeping it has been really high.

This is where Iím slightly embarrassed to confess I bought an Apple Watch. I like the tracking of walking and activity. But what got me over the line was being able to make a ph call (or text) anywhere. I have a medical condition that can very dangerous very fast out of nowhere and I like the peace of mind.

However, if youíre fit and healthy and close to zero risk of passing out/dying, a cheaper FitBit or similar is probably more than enough.

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« Reply #2460 on: March 01, 2020, 10:33:00 AM »
I shared that I was lusting after an Apple Watch here some time ago, and I had wanted one ever since.

They were steeply discounted a few months back with a no-questions-asked 2 week return policy, so I ended up buying one to try it out. After a week I realized it wasnít for me and I returned it.

This keeps happening to me lately: I buy things and return them. My threshold for what an item needs to do for me to justify keeping it has been really high.

This is where Iím slightly embarrassed to confess I bought an Apple Watch. I like the tracking of walking and activity. But what got me over the line was being able to make a ph call (or text) anywhere. I have a medical condition that can very dangerous very fast out of nowhere and I like the peace of mind.

However, if youíre fit and healthy and close to zero risk of passing out/dying, a cheaper FitBit or similar is probably more than enough.

I donít think you need to be embarrassed at all! It sounds like it has features that could literally be life-saving for you. Even if it didnít, itís a really well-made product and in the grand scheme of things is cheap compared to other things people lust over, like fancy cars.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2461 on: March 01, 2020, 09:17:41 PM »
A snow blower that doesn't require a mechanical engineering degree to run.

Stupid because I have a good back and quality shovel already. And I have a snowblower that throws snow like crazy when it's running well. I also have a fancy piece of paper that says I should be able to make it run...

I fixed the existing snowblower! It no longer requires special skills to run, but it does require a pair of vice grips to control the throttle. I think I know how to fix that too.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2462 on: March 02, 2020, 09:46:13 AM »
I'd really like to have an old truck to run around with on nice days.   1969-72 Chevy or GMC, two tone, fleet side, long bed, (4wd preferred) in mint condition with a modern fuel injected, electronic ignition motor, modern brakes, drive train, etc. so  wouldn't have to work on it and could rely on it.   

Been looking at them on line, but haven't pulled the trigger yet and actually physically looked at them.  Afraid I might buy one :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2463 on: March 02, 2020, 10:59:49 AM »
A snow blower that doesn't require a mechanical engineering degree to run.

Stupid because I have a good back and quality shovel already. And I have a snowblower that throws snow like crazy when it's running well. I also have a fancy piece of paper that says I should be able to make it run...

I fixed the existing snowblower! It no longer requires special skills to run, but it does require a pair of vice grips to control the throttle. I think I know how to fix that too.

AND with 8" of snow overnight I've decided this actually wasn't a stupid thing to be lusting after. Should probably post it in the "share your badassity" stubborn engineer makes 45 year old snowblower run like new... well except of the vicegrips.

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« Reply #2464 on: March 04, 2020, 08:08:44 AM »
AND with 8" of snow overnight I've decided this actually wasn't a stupid thing to be lusting after. Should probably post it in the "share your badassity" stubborn engineer makes 45 year old snowblower run like new... well except of the vicegrips.

You're absolutely entitled to brag about that, and to lust after a better machine when that one finally kicks the bucket.

(Also, from someone in Georgia right now whose heart has always belonged to northern New England: your snow sounds fabulous, and I'm jealous. :))

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« Reply #2465 on: March 04, 2020, 08:44:24 AM »
OMG. I do have something for this thread. There is a Japanese artist,  triptych of his prints that is on sale fixed price for 355 (not even 1st or 2nd gen, but still a nice printing. There are 2 other tryptichs of this artist also for sale. Especially the first print I never see it for sale (but yes I can buy a poster of it for $15). This particular print has a lot of meaning for me. It was my screensaver for awhile. I always thought if I had them, I would put them over my piano.

Is it insane to spend that much for essentially a reproduction? The only thing preventing me from pulling the trigger is that the original print has slightly more green tint to the water, while this has more blue. Also that the other 2 sets of prints for sale are also very compelling/attractive. If you ask why not wait until a first or 2nd gen printing, you just never see them and I imagine they would be thousands or in a museum.
I'm going to wait a day and then see how I feel.

update. I bid on 2 smaller prints. Even if win both, will be out around 90 (versus 355). If I don't win either that's fine too, got my shopping urge out. This is not a good time for me to spend money and honestly I don't want to go down the road of being a "collector". 
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« Reply #2466 on: March 04, 2020, 01:28:30 PM »
I haven't bid on the spinning wheel yet.  Trademe has one week listings, it is now on week 3 (at least).  I have a chance to try another make of wheel this weekend, so this may end up not being my "dream" wheel anyway. 

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« Reply #2467 on: March 04, 2020, 01:32:46 PM »
AND with 8" of snow overnight I've decided this actually wasn't a stupid thing to be lusting after. Should probably post it in the "share your badassity" stubborn engineer makes 45 year old snowblower run like new... well except of the vicegrips.

You're absolutely entitled to brag about that, and to lust after a better machine when that one finally kicks the bucket.

(Also, from someone in Georgia right now whose heart has always belonged to northern New England: your snow sounds fabulous, and I'm jealous. :))

Thanks. I can't believe how well it is running now. Spent a total of about $25 in new parts thanks to my father's collection of old engines I salvaged the most critical part from.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2468 on: March 04, 2020, 07:35:48 PM »
I've been lusting after a record player and a bunch of my favorite albums to spin for quite some time.

I really don't need it, I can stream any album I want to the stereo with a click.  Also, I have a lot of favorite albums, if I set down this path I could see myself purchasing FAR too many. 

So I'll continue to resist.  Sigh.  I try to remind myself that storing physical media is a PITA, that it would require shelves I don't want, that records scratch...






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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2469 on: March 05, 2020, 09:21:12 PM »
An electric motorcycle.

I've wanted one ever since a test ride of a Zero a few years ago.  I've said to myself that once one is capable of 150 miles of range a freeway speed I'm going to do it.

They're almost there. 

Damon Motorcycles, a startup in Vancouver, BC, is floating my boat right now.  I hope it doesn't turn out to be vaporware.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2470 on: March 10, 2020, 02:09:59 AM »
What I want? A boring/mundane life with no crises.

Cost? Who knows

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« Reply #2471 on: March 10, 2020, 02:36:06 AM »
What I want? A boring/mundane life with no crises.

Cost? Who knows
According to old mastercard ads, it might be priceless.

My peeps - I had an epiphany walking to work this morning when I was "I am never going to spend FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS on a HANDBAG" and blinding moral clarity that this wasn't acceptable to me, so that crisis has now passed. I wonder what the next wild-eyed start will be.

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« Reply #2472 on: March 10, 2020, 04:34:10 AM »
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It's absolutely impractical for me to even be thinking about it at this point in time for many reasons, but I want it.

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« Reply #2473 on: March 10, 2020, 08:44:01 AM »
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It's absolutely impractical for me to even be thinking about it at this point in time for many reasons, but I want it.

I'd buy it. So many papaya and banana. Seems to be central/south america or somewhere in Africa, lakeside?

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« Reply #2474 on: March 10, 2020, 08:49:40 AM »
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It's absolutely impractical for me to even be thinking about it at this point in time for many reasons, but I want it.

I'd buy it. So many papaya and banana. Seems to be central/south america or somewhere in Africa, lakeside?

Roatan, Honduras.

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« Reply #2475 on: March 12, 2020, 10:39:22 AM »
Thinking about cars again here...  I currently have 2 (sportscars), but both of them parts are getting super scarce.  Have already had to retrofit parts from newer model cars onto them just to keep them going.  May have to let them go at some point soon.  I'm in the 2020 cohort (which includes enough buffer to easily get a new car of the Toyota 86 variety if I so chose).  However, the 86 would not be a true replacement, just doesn't spark the same joy that I have every time I get into my current cars.  I really wouldn't *need* a car I guess if I moved forward on schedule either, but I think I'd be missing something I truly love.  There's nothing like the sheer joy of a good handling sportscar and the open road.

Soooo, have started looking at earlier Gallardos and the C8 Corvette...  I figure if I work an extra 2 years I could easily afford the purchase and ongoing maintenance (at this rate if I order a Corvette I probably wouldn't have it for 2 years, the demand is insanely outstripping supply on the model).  Stupid as I have no need whatsoever, but I don't know that I can get myself to live without a car to go out and have fun in.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2476 on: March 12, 2020, 02:06:40 PM »
My car list had been cured for the moment. The money I was not comfortable investing at thieves p/e ratios I'll hopefully be diluting until the market soon. When though...? With a plan to have that money no longer burning a hike in a high you'll savings account it's no longer around for contemplating spending and I sure as heck an not financing a car... Unless maybe 0% rates if manufacturers get desperate. Hmmm.... Maybe not completely cured.

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« Reply #2477 on: March 12, 2020, 05:44:59 PM »

Soooo, have started looking at earlier Gallardos and the C8 Corvette...  I figure if I work an extra 2 years I could easily afford the purchase and ongoing maintenance (at this rate if I order a Corvette I probably wouldn't have it for 2 years, the demand is insanely outstripping supply on the model).  Stupid as I have no need whatsoever, but I don't know that I can get myself to live without a car to go out and have fun in.

You do you. I think there are few toys that would give you (or me) as much pleasure out of US $60k as a C8 Corvette. Lovely car.

Unfortunately it's going to cost about $160,000 here in Australia - someone at head office has got their head up their arse about the conversion - so I suspect demand here will be muted.

I'm still considering a used McLaren and their prices keep going in free fall - and I'm guessing the current economic conditions aren't going to help residuals either. I guess there's a silver lining to every cloud.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2478 on: March 30, 2020, 10:51:53 AM »
A full size F350/3500 pickup truck and a 4 season truck camper. We currently live full time in a home made RV(High roof Ram Promaster). We've been travelling for 2 yrs(as of middle of April) and we haven't come even remotely close to seeing all the things we want to/getting bored with the lifestyle.

We discussed getting an RV, but we really didn't like the limitations the size would put on where we can go in the woods/ability to get around in cities, and really would prefer to NOT have a tow vehicle. Finally, we hit upon getting a truck camper, which would necessitate getting a truck to go with.

I've been browsing hard side/4 season/no slide truck campers and have a list of 11 options to narrow down from. For the trucks, I have been researching but finding accurate payload info is challenging(I want something that when camper is fully loaded with water, propane and gear I still have about 1000 lb in excess payload due to us liking to go down forest roads in the middle of nowhere and get lost for a week or two.

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« Reply #2479 on: March 30, 2020, 01:10:56 PM »
A fancy new e-bike, such as the Frey CC (currently offered with free shipping, which is normally $800). 

I have a perfectly fine e-bike already.  Battery capacity has degraded somewhat over 5000+ miles, but it still does absolutely everything I need it to.  I do plan to get another e-bike at some point so DW can have one, and probably would shift my current one to her since I'm the one who does all of the riding.  Still...it's at least 1-2 years early on that.

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« Reply #2480 on: March 30, 2020, 01:45:16 PM »
Grocery shopping at a leisurely pace, in a store with well-stocked groceries, and without worrying about contracting a virus.

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« Reply #2481 on: March 30, 2020, 02:34:03 PM »
Grocery shopping at a leisurely pace, in a store with well-stocked groceries, and without worrying about contracting a virus.
I was going to post something similar.....I long for the days when grocery shopping didn't feel like Russian roulette.

But it's not stupid to yearn to feel safe again.

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« Reply #2482 on: March 30, 2020, 02:35:43 PM »
A full size F350/3500 pickup truck and a 4 season truck camper. We currently live full time in a home made RV(High roof Ram Promaster). We've been travelling for 2 yrs(as of middle of April) and we haven't come even remotely close to seeing all the things we want to/getting bored with the lifestyle.

We discussed getting an RV, but we really didn't like the limitations the size would put on where we can go in the woods/ability to get around in cities, and really would prefer to NOT have a tow vehicle. Finally, we hit upon getting a truck camper, which would necessitate getting a truck to go with.

I've been browsing hard side/4 season/no slide truck campers and have a list of 11 options to narrow down from. For the trucks, I have been researching but finding accurate payload info is challenging(I want something that when camper is fully loaded with water, propane and gear I still have about 1000 lb in excess payload due to us liking to go down forest roads in the middle of nowhere and get lost for a week or two.

What about a 4wd E-350 Sportsmobile?

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« Reply #2483 on: March 30, 2020, 02:48:20 PM »
A big box of king crab from Costco that is about $300.

That is insanity! Hahahaha

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« Reply #2484 on: March 30, 2020, 02:56:56 PM »
A fancy new e-bike, such as the Frey CC (currently offered with free shipping, which is normally $800). 

I have a perfectly fine e-bike already.  Battery capacity has degraded somewhat over 5000+ miles, but it still does absolutely everything I need it to.  I do plan to get another e-bike at some point so DW can have one, and probably would shift my current one to her since I'm the one who does all of the riding.  Still...it's at least 1-2 years early on that.

I too have this lust.  Nothing wrong with my current e-bike other than it is hub drive instead of mid, and the battery is under the rack over the rear tire instead of on the downtube.  It's a bit top heavy and ALL the weight is in the rear. 

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« Reply #2485 on: March 31, 2020, 06:11:17 AM »
Two things I'm itching for at the moment:

  • New Bedroom Furniture ($500): Staying at home in New York City these past few weeks has made me hypersensitive to my surroundings. For a while now, I've been wanting to replace the mismatched nightstands and rug in my bedroom with something more cozy and aesthetically pleasing. The quarantine has taken this urge to a new level.
  • Roller Hockey Equipment ($1000): We just extended our lease another 24 months and there is a beautiful athletic park across the street with the perfect surface for roller hockey. I used to play competitive ice hockey, and lately I've developed a real urge to pick up skates, gloves, and a stick. It would be a creative outlet and excellent source of cardio.

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« Reply #2486 on: March 31, 2020, 06:22:11 AM »
I'm into the second week of working from home, which has been a steep learning curve - particularly since I conducted a fairly drastic change of career direction at the start of March.

Right now I'm working in an Ikea Poang chair in our spare bedroom, with my home laptop running my workspace and my work laptop on the floor beside me for email and calendar access. I'm already looking enviously at desks and monitors which would let me work more comfortably, notwithstanding that this is a temporary arrangement. It wouldn't even be especially expensive; I just can't currently justify buying a desk, office chair, monitor, keyboard, mouse and whatever else to make the next few weeks a little more comfortable.

That said, there's a strong possibility that part of my work will move permanently to a remote setup. If that does happen, I'll be shopping for home office equipment immediately!

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« Reply #2487 on: June 13, 2020, 08:36:15 PM »
Too much time at home is bad for me...

Been researching homes in the area we want to retire. If the market drops it will be tempting to try to buy something. But it isnít the right time for that.

I was looking at thread up for secondhand clothes even though I donít need anything new.

But my big want is a camper. Iíve wanted one for a while and we were supposed to start saving to buy in cash this year. Travel is important to me and especially now, camping is easier and cheaper than many other options. However, pandemics happen and we need to focus on the EF. Getting the EF from 4 to 12 months is more important than a camper.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2488 on: June 14, 2020, 01:08:09 AM »
Stupid things: tv, next gen graphics card. Potentially new CPU too. The GAS is hitting me hard on these, definitely holding out until autumn/winter discounts (also known as "real prices") hit

Somewhat reasonable things: new standalone stove. Still sort of stupid, because my apartment kitchen door is 55cm wide. In the future I'll definitely move on to a full size stove, but these things should realistically be used for a decade at least.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2489 on: June 16, 2020, 05:55:47 PM »

An electric bike (e-bike) for $1300 to $2000.  Since the ones that I like have not been in stock for a while, it made it easy not to give in.  I'll keep riding my man-powered Trek for now.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2490 on: June 17, 2020, 09:35:05 PM »
A big box of king crab from Costco that is about $300.

That is insanity! Hahahaha

Do it!  Well worth it! :)

We bought a box of lobsters from Costco a couple months ago and we still have a few lobsters left.  In some way it is frugal since we do not go to a restaurant for lobsters.  After we finish them we will buy a box of king crab next.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2491 on: June 18, 2020, 09:38:30 AM »

An electric bike (e-bike) for $1300 to $2000.  Since the ones that I like have not been in stock for a while, it made it easy not to give in.  I'll keep riding my man-powered Trek for now.

Depending on how often you plan on using it, this doesn't sound stupid to me at all. I've got 1,600 miles on mine so far and I do not regret it one bit.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2492 on: June 18, 2020, 11:43:20 AM »

An electric bike (e-bike) for $1300 to $2000.  Since the ones that I like have not been in stock for a while, it made it easy not to give in.  I'll keep riding my man-powered Trek for now.

Depending on how often you plan on using it, this doesn't sound stupid to me at all. I've got 1,600 miles on mine so far and I do not regret it one bit.

I think you're right, it's not really stupid, but since I already have a bike that ride a lot, I feel like it is harder to justify.  I ride mostly for exercise, but some of those hills and strong headwinds can be a killer!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2493 on: June 18, 2020, 12:48:25 PM »
Nothing at the moment, as I just renewed my hifi system for another decade. For everything else, if I need something I buy it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2494 on: June 18, 2020, 11:26:35 PM »
I think I've posted something similar before, but high-end riding boots in an impractical color.  I just discovered a brand where you can build custom boots in a million combinations with a 3-D mockup, and they have a leather color that would match my green show coat (which I've never had a chance to show in).  I'm telling myself I can get a pair for my birthday, so at least that puts it off for 4.5 more months, then it will be mud season and I won't want fancy boots...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2495 on: June 22, 2020, 09:10:06 PM »
Mountain property. Thinking it will be nice for camping. Found a nice property for a reasonable price. Just donít have the money and not sure how much we would actually use it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2496 on: June 22, 2020, 11:05:27 PM »
So the 570S that I've been looking at has dropped from $300,000 to $260,000 in the last 9 months. Not bad movement, just gotta wait for it to drop a bit more then snatch it up! Maybe.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2497 on: June 23, 2020, 04:07:40 AM »
Our cottage. It would cost us $15K to fly one way back to Canada to visit the cottage, and then we wouldnít be able to get back to China so it would cost us both our jobs, but I really really really want to spend time at the lake right now.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2498 on: June 23, 2020, 04:45:49 AM »
I'm happy to say I don't have any (material) needs at this moment. Only wants are making house nicer (cleaning/decluttering, yard improvements) but those things involve time and sweat, not money. Did get to go to the beach for a few days, and that was reasonable cost and well worth it (but too short).

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2499 on: June 23, 2020, 05:03:23 AM »
Currently contemplating outdoor toys - one or more of:

-A bike for trail/light off-road riding (already have a road bike)
-A Paddleboard
-A kayak

Actually, most of these don't sound all that stupid/frivolous given Covid making outdoor activities that much more attractive relative to indoor ones.  Although I could definitely *MAKE* them frivolous depending on how much I choose to spend.