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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2750 on: September 20, 2020, 08:54:53 AM »
If you're perusing used plane listings, don't forget controller.com and barnstormers.com ...

I don't know how the various ratings and plane types in Canada compare to the US, but you could build a lot of time very cheaply in an ultralight or a technically-an-LSA-but-basically-a-two-seat-ultralight.

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« Reply #2751 on: September 20, 2020, 11:37:53 AM »
There is nothing frugal about a plane.

Well there is, its just even if you are frugal its still a boat load of money.

I estimated my fixed costs for operating my instrument equipped RV-7 (lets face is not a beginners airplane by any stretch of the imagination) was about $5 to 6k. Thats just to leave it sitting in the hangar.

Note to get to that point required me building the airplane myself so (in the US at least) you can do all your own repairs and maintenance. If you buy a certified airplane you then have to have a certified mechanic to work on it (at $65/hr) or persuade said mechanic to sign off on your work... I.e he/she signs name to say your work is good. I can't imagine every mechanic (with inspection authority is keen to do this from a liability perspective.

My insurance rates were low because I had a lot of hours. For a newby pilot I would expect to add say $1000/year to the above numbers. Hangar rent in my area was cheap ($140/month) but just 50 miles down the road they were paying nearer $300.

This is all in my area in the USA.

I spent about $90k building the airplane and got almost all of that back when I sold it.

The thing was a maintenance hog and after 25 years or so I was pretty much done with flying. I had some cool experiences, flew a lot of aerobatics, flew across country a few times. Probably the most intense times was flying on instruments. Flying at 200mph and you literally can't see out of the window is wild and creepy..:)

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« Reply #2752 on: September 20, 2020, 01:52:06 PM »
Thanks for the info.

I have a pretty good sense of the cost from locals who own planes here, as I mentioned, I live near a small private airport/flying club. The prices here are higher, and I'm not particularly mechanically talented, so I'm guessing my costs would be a lot higher than yours.

Of course it isn't frugal, but as I said before, it's still much less than I expected it to be.

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« Reply #2753 on: September 20, 2020, 02:41:14 PM »
Thanks for the info.

I have a pretty good sense of the cost from locals who own planes here, as I mentioned, I live near a small private airport/flying club. The prices here are higher, and I'm not particularly mechanically talented, so I'm guessing my costs would be a lot higher than yours.

Of course it isn't frugal, but as I said before, it's still much less than I expected it to be.

The costs were less than it was to keep my Wife's horse..:)

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« Reply #2754 on: September 20, 2020, 03:08:05 PM »
Thanks for the info.

I have a pretty good sense of the cost from locals who own planes here, as I mentioned, I live near a small private airport/flying club. The prices here are higher, and I'm not particularly mechanically talented, so I'm guessing my costs would be a lot higher than yours.

Of course it isn't frugal, but as I said before, it's still much less than I expected it to be.

The costs were less than it was to keep my Wife's horse..:)

Yeah, when I first heard the cost I was like "hell, I know women who spend more than that per month on their beauty regimen"

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2755 on: September 21, 2020, 07:31:35 AM »
I would love to have a Kolb MKIII. A used one can be had for around $20k, fuel burn around 4 gallon per hour, and the wings fold up so you can store it in a trailer.

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« Reply #2756 on: September 21, 2020, 07:50:49 AM »
I would love to have a Kolb MKIII. A used one can be had for around $20k, fuel burn around 4 gallon per hour, and the wings fold up so you can store it in a trailer.


I'd never heard of them before, so Googled it.  Seems there's one in TX with only 75 hours & a spare engine for $10.5K  (wonder how much you could sell the spare engine for?)


https://www.barnstormers.com/classified-1567731-Kolb-MkIII-Airplane,-2-seater.html?catid=18868

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« Reply #2757 on: September 25, 2020, 06:22:42 PM »
I'm currently lusting after a rackmount file server with a RAID 5 of 4 TB SSDs and 10 gigabit LAN connection. Probably would cost $3k and change but would be a big improvement for how we manage our storage.

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« Reply #2758 on: September 26, 2020, 04:16:12 AM »
Kinda want a Gulfstream G650 but it would screw up all my fire plans

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« Reply #2759 on: September 26, 2020, 07:10:25 AM »
I'm lusting after a lot of things I don't usually think about - thanks COVID!

First up is an actual sense of fashion.  Not like, I want to dress in the latest fashions, but I want to have a distinctive personal fashion that is recognizable.  I'm sick of wearing jeans and t-shirts all the time.  After doing a bunch of research, I concluded that I want a dozen fairly difficult sewing projects with expensive fabric, and several pairs of shoes from these folks: https://www.americanduchess.com/.  Fortunately the particular pairs I wanted are sold out in my size, so I couldn't impulse buy them.

I want a fully-stocked pantry of home-canned jams, fruits, sauces, and salsas.  This is impractical because my garden didn't produce nearly enough to be canning, so almost everything is can is from bought produce, plus I honestly don't have the time between all the house projects we're busy with.  I'm limiting myself to farmer's market seconds so far, which mostly keeps me in check.

I've been toying with getting a smart phone.  I currently have only a basic 'feature' phone, but it's been acting up recently in ways that make texting annoying, plus my gps in my car went missing, plus my work is using an app to register who is on site and I'm having to do a ridiculous run-around to make up for not having a phone that can display my on-site approval.  But I was doing fine without it pre-COVID, so I'm worried I'll regret it post-COVID.

Lusting after the renovations and repairs to be done, but that's not stupid :P

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« Reply #2760 on: September 26, 2020, 04:29:58 PM »
Yamaha VMax. I'd actually buy one if it wasn't likely to render me deceased.

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« Reply #2761 on: September 26, 2020, 04:47:03 PM »
For me I'm been hovering over a new camera off & on for about 2 years. I just want something updated. The camera I have now is fine but I've always wanted one that can upload the pictures via wifi. I think this is going to be the year that I actually do it .

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« Reply #2762 on: September 26, 2020, 04:47:43 PM »
I want a new iPhone. Waiting to see what they release in Oct/Nov before I buy. My current phone is 4 years old and is ready to be the trainer/house phone for our preteen. I will likely buy the cheapest/smallest of the new releases or look for a deal on the smallest/cheapest of last yearís models.

Feels so crazy because they are so expensive but I use this phone more than I use our laptop. It really makes my life so much easier having everything in one tech item.

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« Reply #2763 on: September 26, 2020, 07:49:12 PM »
I really want a square body Chevy, in red.  Manual transmission if possible.  however, I don't want to deal with rust.

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« Reply #2764 on: September 26, 2020, 07:49:58 PM »
I bought a new camera with WiFi last year. The old one still works fine, but the new one is fantastic. (And my kids can use the old one while I use the new one.)  The WiFi is very convenient when traveling and you want to share photos. A couple of other huge differences were the speed when taking action photos and the low light capabilities of the larger FX sensor in the new camera. I had to readjust my anticipation for action shots - basically stop anticipating and press the button when I want the photo. Itís instant.

My lust at the moment is for a larger chainsaw. My Stihl 280 has been reliable, but I basically went to its limit today. I wish I had spent the $100 on the more powerful 260 fifteen years ago. Even after sharpening the chain, I was bogging down in a 16Ē log. More to cut tomorrow, but fortunately the Stihl dealer isnít open until Monday. By then Iíll be done, and I can forget about it.

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« Reply #2765 on: September 26, 2020, 09:16:34 PM »
I bought a new camera with WiFi last year. The old one still works fine, but the new one is fantastic. (And my kids can use the old one while I use the new one.)  The WiFi is very convenient when traveling and you want to share photos. A couple of other huge differences were the speed when taking action photos and the low light capabilities of the larger FX sensor in the new camera. I had to readjust my anticipation for action shots - basically stop anticipating and press the button when I want the photo. Itís instant.

My lust at the moment is for a larger chainsaw. My Stihl 280 has been reliable, but I basically went to its limit today. I wish I had spent the $100 on the more powerful 260 fifteen years ago. Even after sharpening the chain, I was bogging down in a 16Ē log. More to cut tomorrow, but fortunately the Stihl dealer isnít open until Monday. By then Iíll be done, and I can forget about it.
Thank you for your post especially the part regarding the camera. I've been wanting one jzut haven't done it.

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« Reply #2766 on: September 27, 2020, 05:08:15 AM »
I have recently been lusting after a Concept2 D rowing machine.  I'm on the waiting list but they estimate 9-10weeks until I'd be able to order because Covid  shut them down for several weeks and there has been an increase in demand.  I've been trying to get in shape with walking/running the past 5 years or so but I keep getting injured.  Between the injuries and our shitty winters, I need something low impact and indoors if I want to exercise with any consistency.  Im still debating if it's worth the money.  I have no doubt I'll use it daily.  Im pretty good with daily routines once I get started but spending almost $1000 for an exercise machine just seems silly. I guess I have a couple months to make up my mind.

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« Reply #2767 on: September 27, 2020, 11:28:24 AM »
A smart speaker. Google Nest, Amazon Echo, etc. We have a sitting room without any media. Thinking it would be nice to listen to music or podcast while laying on the couch. No idea where to begin as the market is saturated with options. Worth the plunge? Sound quality is probably the most important element to me.

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« Reply #2768 on: September 27, 2020, 12:48:49 PM »
I've had a burst of spending lately on home decor stuff. I blame it on covid, and nesting instinct. Anyway, there are two little bird decorations I am still lusting for on Etsy for about $130 with shipping. Crazy. But I can't quit thinking about them.

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« Reply #2769 on: September 27, 2020, 02:15:56 PM »
I'm getting an Acura NSX as my daily driver this Christmas.   Been driving the same car for almost 20yrs so I'm due for an upgrade.  Can't wait!

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« Reply #2770 on: September 27, 2020, 03:19:30 PM »
I have recently been lusting after a Concept2 D rowing machine.  I'm on the waiting list but they estimate 9-10weeks until I'd be able to order because Covid  shut them down for several weeks and there has been an increase in demand.  I've been trying to get in shape with walking/running the past 5 years or so but I keep getting injured.  Between the injuries and our shitty winters, I need something low impact and indoors if I want to exercise with any consistency.  Im still debating if it's worth the money.  I have no doubt I'll use it daily.  Im pretty good with daily routines once I get started but spending almost $1000 for an exercise machine just seems silly. I guess I have a couple months to make up my mind.

wait for a new one... the used are ridiculously overpriced. I sold a 10 plus year old erg for 850!  they are great machines and last a long time if you maintain them correctly, but they wait for C2 parts is as bad as the wait for a new one.

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« Reply #2771 on: September 27, 2020, 04:24:16 PM »
I have recently been lusting after a Concept2 D rowing machine.  I'm on the waiting list but they estimate 9-10weeks until I'd be able to order because Covid  shut them down for several weeks and there has been an increase in demand.  I've been trying to get in shape with walking/running the past 5 years or so but I keep getting injured.  Between the injuries and our shitty winters, I need something low impact and indoors if I want to exercise with any consistency.  Im still debating if it's worth the money.  I have no doubt I'll use it daily.  Im pretty good with daily routines once I get started but spending almost $1000 for an exercise machine just seems silly. I guess I have a couple months to make up my mind.

wait for a new one... the used are ridiculously overpriced. I sold a 10 plus year old erg for 850!  they are great machines and last a long time if you maintain them correctly, but they wait for C2 parts is as bad as the wait for a new one.

The used ones within 100 miles of me are all asking $1100+. I can definitely wait for a new one at those prices.  That'll give me time to rest my achilles too.

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« Reply #2772 on: September 27, 2020, 06:37:53 PM »
I'm getting an Acura NSX as my daily driver this Christmas.   Been driving the same car for almost 20yrs so I'm due for an upgrade.  Can't wait!

Awesome. The old NSX or the new NSX?

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« Reply #2773 on: September 28, 2020, 08:17:50 AM »
I have recently been lusting after a Concept2 D rowing machine.  I'm on the waiting list but they estimate 9-10weeks until I'd be able to order because Covid  shut them down for several weeks and there has been an increase in demand.  I've been trying to get in shape with walking/running the past 5 years or so but I keep getting injured.  Between the injuries and our shitty winters, I need something low impact and indoors if I want to exercise with any consistency.  Im still debating if it's worth the money.  I have no doubt I'll use it daily.  Im pretty good with daily routines once I get started but spending almost $1000 for an exercise machine just seems silly. I guess I have a couple months to make up my mind.

I bought one a couple of years ago and didn't use it as much as I should.  After seeing what they were selling for mid-Covid, I decided that I either had to sell it (and probably make $300) or use it, because having it sit here was pointless. So, I resumed rowing (but religiously this time) at the end of May.  I rowed 5k at 100 watts output and finished with a heart rate of about 159bpm.

Last week, I rowed 4k in two 10min intervals at ~120 watts, then 8k at 103 watts...and finished at 132bpm.

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« Reply #2774 on: September 28, 2020, 09:07:46 AM »
I'm getting an Acura NSX as my daily driver this Christmas.   Been driving the same car for almost 20yrs so I'm due for an upgrade.  Can't wait!

Awesome. The old NSX or the new NSX?

New one.  I couldn't drive an old one as a daily driver, it would be a shame to do that to it.

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« Reply #2775 on: September 28, 2020, 10:21:40 AM »
A new plaid, flannel shirt, because it's fall and my favorite season.

But how many plaid flannel shirts does one person need??  I have three, and live in Virginia, where it doesn't get that cold anyway.  Curse you, LL Bean catalog, with your fabulous colors!!

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« Reply #2776 on: September 28, 2020, 10:58:29 AM »
A new plaid, flannel shirt, because it's fall and my favorite season.

But how many plaid flannel shirts does one person need??  I have three, and live in Virginia, where it doesn't get that cold anyway.  Curse you, LL Bean catalog, with your fabulous colors!!

You could move to AK. It's already been fall here for a month and there is at least another month or two before a down coat counts as a formal jacket...

Perhaps that's overkill.

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« Reply #2777 on: September 28, 2020, 11:34:46 AM »
Lusting after a summer cabin on a lake in Canada. Nothing fancy. Just a place to maybe spend the summer as I get older and have increasing ability to work for long periods of time remotely. Summers are unpleasantly hot in Maryland at this point, and only likely to get worse in coming decades. Spend downtime window shopping on relator.ca    I had hoped to travel up to that part of Canada this summer  to scope it out, but covid and our country's inept response to the pandemic, but a stop to my travel plans.




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« Reply #2778 on: September 28, 2020, 07:54:59 PM »
I'm getting an Acura NSX as my daily driver this Christmas.   Been driving the same car for almost 20yrs so I'm due for an upgrade.  Can't wait!

Awesome. The old NSX or the new NSX?

New one.  I couldn't drive an old one as a daily driver, it would be a shame to do that to it.

That's great. Good to see someone on this thread pulling the trigger on something (Gotta live a little!). What made you decide on the NSX over other supercar competitors?

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« Reply #2779 on: September 28, 2020, 08:49:15 PM »
I have a lot of things I think about buying, not sure if it's lust.  These include:

1.  Japanese mini truck, I don't know why.  Probably because I like unique vehicles and I think this would draw a lot of attention.
2.  Works Electric Scooter (https://www.works-electric.com), possibly because it could cut down on my car usage but in reality its just a cool toy that is probably too dangerous.
3.  Building a big ass garage with nice hoist, work area etc.
4.  Solar panels for the house.  Problem is that the DW things they are ugly as S**T and unless Elon reduces the price of his, doesn't make economic sense.


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« Reply #2780 on: September 29, 2020, 04:57:37 AM »
I have a lot of things I think about buying, not sure if it's lust.  These include:

1.  Japanese mini truck, I don't know why.  Probably because I like unique vehicles and I think this would draw a lot of attention.
2.  Works Electric Scooter (https://www.works-electric.com), possibly because it could cut down on my car usage but in reality its just a cool toy that is probably too dangerous.
3.  Building a big ass garage with nice hoist, work area etc.
4.  Solar panels for the house.  Problem is that the DW things they are ugly as S**T and unless Elon reduces the price of his, doesn't make economic sense.

Dad is that you?   My dad is obsessed with importing one of those Japanese mini trucks, he found som guy in PA that does it apparently.  He was also just sending me links of electric vintage scooters yesterday. 

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« Reply #2781 on: September 29, 2020, 05:05:58 AM »
I'm getting an Acura NSX as my daily driver this Christmas.   Been driving the same car for almost 20yrs so I'm due for an upgrade.  Can't wait!

Awesome. The old NSX or the new NSX?

New one.  I couldn't drive an old one as a daily driver, it would be a shame to do that to it.

That's great. Good to see someone on this thread pulling the trigger on something (Gotta live a little!). What made you decide on the NSX over other supercar competitors?

Since I need a new daily driver, if I got a super car I needed one that was reliable and has a dealer network of reasonable distance from me.  It also needs to be functional enough and easy enough to live with to do daily chores like groceries and handle at least up to 1-2" of snow and not be completely useless.  The new NSX checks all these boxes. It's a honda, has extensive dealership network, has a very honda-like interior, is AWD, yet it's still really, really fast.  Plus you can get a 2019 with only a couple thousand miles on it for around $130k. Finding a used 488 in similar condition/price point isn't so easy.

Plus I won't feel as bad when I inevitably scratch something or it suffers seasonal wear and tear. 

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« Reply #2782 on: September 29, 2020, 07:51:39 AM »
A new Ipad

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« Reply #2783 on: September 29, 2020, 08:06:28 AM »
I have recently been lusting after a Concept2 D rowing machine.  I'm on the waiting list but they estimate 9-10weeks until I'd be able to order because Covid  shut them down for several weeks and there has been an increase in demand.  I've been trying to get in shape with walking/running the past 5 years or so but I keep getting injured.  Between the injuries and our shitty winters, I need something low impact and indoors if I want to exercise with any consistency.  Im still debating if it's worth the money.  I have no doubt I'll use it daily.  Im pretty good with daily routines once I get started but spending almost $1000 for an exercise machine just seems silly. I guess I have a couple months to make up my mind.

wait for a new one... the used are ridiculously overpriced. I sold a 10 plus year old erg for 850!  they are great machines and last a long time if you maintain them correctly, but they wait for C2 parts is as bad as the wait for a new one.

The used ones within 100 miles of me are all asking $1100+. I can definitely wait for a new one at those prices.  That'll give me time to rest my achilles too.

Ugh, the injury youíre dealing with is an Achilles tendon problem (tendonopathy)?  I have had this off and on for the last 8 years.

Just FYI, itís not going to heal without PT.  The Achilles is the biggest and strongest tendon in the body and it tends to get overloaded when youíve got tight hips, ankles, lower back, weak abs, etc.  Every time I slack off on my exercises it flares back up again, since the problem isnít the Achilles itself, itís the surrounding muscles being weak or tight that load the tendon wrong.

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« Reply #2784 on: September 29, 2020, 06:12:40 PM »
I'm getting an Acura NSX as my daily driver this Christmas.   Been driving the same car for almost 20yrs so I'm due for an upgrade.  Can't wait!

Awesome. The old NSX or the new NSX?

New one.  I couldn't drive an old one as a daily driver, it would be a shame to do that to it.

That's great. Good to see someone on this thread pulling the trigger on something (Gotta live a little!). What made you decide on the NSX over other supercar competitors?

Since I need a new daily driver, if I got a super car I needed one that was reliable and has a dealer network of reasonable distance from me.  It also needs to be functional enough and easy enough to live with to do daily chores like groceries and handle at least up to 1-2" of snow and not be completely useless.  The new NSX checks all these boxes. It's a honda, has extensive dealership network, has a very honda-like interior, is AWD, yet it's still really, really fast.  Plus you can get a 2019 with only a couple thousand miles on it for around $130k. Finding a used 488 in similar condition/price point isn't so easy.

Plus I won't feel as bad when I inevitably scratch something or it suffers seasonal wear and tear.

$130k is a good price for it. And no, a 488 would be nowhere near - the residuals are much stronger.

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« Reply #2785 on: October 01, 2020, 11:31:38 AM »
Sonos speakers. I have some nice speakers now, but they are huge. I'd love to get something much smaller that still sounds good. I think if I sell of my current stereo stuff I can probably get enough to buy a used Sonos setup. That means I need to stop being lazy and put my stuff up for sale though.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2786 on: October 01, 2020, 04:16:26 PM »
I have recently been lusting after a Concept2 D rowing machine.  I'm on the waiting list but they estimate 9-10weeks until I'd be able to order because Covid  shut them down for several weeks and there has been an increase in demand.  I've been trying to get in shape with walking/running the past 5 years or so but I keep getting injured.  Between the injuries and our shitty winters, I need something low impact and indoors if I want to exercise with any consistency.  Im still debating if it's worth the money.  I have no doubt I'll use it daily.  Im pretty good with daily routines once I get started but spending almost $1000 for an exercise machine just seems silly. I guess I have a couple months to make up my mind.

After stalking Amazon and Rogue Fitness, I was finally able to find one in stock.  I ordered it over lunch and it just shipped.  I should have my rower in time for my birthday next week.  Happy Birthday to me.  I haven't been this excited to spend money in ages.  This pandemic must really be getting to me 😁

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2787 on: October 01, 2020, 04:30:12 PM »
I'm getting an Acura NSX as my daily driver this Christmas.   Been driving the same car for almost 20yrs so I'm due for an upgrade.  Can't wait!

Awesome. The old NSX or the new NSX?

New one.  I couldn't drive an old one as a daily driver, it would be a shame to do that to it.

That's great. Good to see someone on this thread pulling the trigger on something (Gotta live a little!). What made you decide on the NSX over other supercar competitors?

Since I need a new daily driver, if I got a super car I needed one that was reliable and has a dealer network of reasonable distance from me.  It also needs to be functional enough and easy enough to live with to do daily chores like groceries and handle at least up to 1-2" of snow and not be completely useless.  The new NSX checks all these boxes. It's a honda, has extensive dealership network, has a very honda-like interior, is AWD, yet it's still really, really fast.  Plus you can get a 2019 with only a couple thousand miles on it for around $130k. Finding a used 488 in similar condition/price point isn't so easy.

Plus I won't feel as bad when I inevitably scratch something or it suffers seasonal wear and tear.

$130k is a good price for it. And no, a 488 would be nowhere near - the residuals are much stronger.

I really really love the F8 Tributo.  That will be my trade up car from the nsx in a couple years.  Or maybe the SF-90 Stradale.   

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2788 on: October 01, 2020, 06:54:35 PM »
I'm currently thinking of a Fitbit Versa 2, or an Apple Watch.

My preference is for a watch, with music stored, that I can use with wireless earbuds. I really don't want to drag my phone around as well, to sync the music over Bluetooth.

I can't find a straight answer on whether they both require that, or not.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2789 on: October 01, 2020, 07:39:19 PM »
I have recently been lusting after a Concept2 D rowing machine.  I'm on the waiting list but they estimate 9-10weeks until I'd be able to order because Covid  shut them down for several weeks and there has been an increase in demand.  I've been trying to get in shape with walking/running the past 5 years or so but I keep getting injured.  Between the injuries and our shitty winters, I need something low impact and indoors if I want to exercise with any consistency.  Im still debating if it's worth the money.  I have no doubt I'll use it daily.  Im pretty good with daily routines once I get started but spending almost $1000 for an exercise machine just seems silly. I guess I have a couple months to make up my mind.
I waited the 11 weeks or so to get one. Locally I couldn't find anything for less than $1400.

It was worth the wait. This will be my second Concept2 Erg. I cancelled a gym membership  (at the start of Covid) so I'll break even in a few months. It is a fantastic workout, doubly so in winter months.

Anid if you don't like it, you can easily sell it for what you paid.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2790 on: October 02, 2020, 08:38:33 AM »
I'm currently thinking of a Fitbit Versa 2, or an Apple Watch.

My preference is for a watch, with music stored, that I can use with wireless earbuds. I really don't want to drag my phone around as well, to sync the music over Bluetooth.

I can't find a straight answer on whether they both require that, or not.
I know for a fact that a Garmin Forerunner 245 Music will store it's own music and work with bluetooth headphones. I don't like to drag my phone around when running either and bought one of these last year

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2791 on: October 04, 2020, 10:01:03 PM »
I don't really think it's stupid, but I've been in the mood for a newer motorcycle.  (I bought my last street bike new in 1991, which is a mustachian long enough time, right?) I've been reading and watching a lot of reviews, sat on a lot of bikes, and taken a couple of test rides.  I wanted something sporty to enjoy the twisty mountain roads, but also wanted to be able to carry a passenger and a little gear. 


The bike that I decided to get is a 2016 BMW S1000XR.  I tested an 18' at the local dealership and was surprised at how smooth and easy to ride it was, considering it shares an engine with their S1000RR 200 Hp superbike that's detuned to 160 Hp.  The one I'm planning to buy only has 2600 miles on it, so it's basically new.  And half the price of a new one, which makes it a lot less stupid. 


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2792 on: October 04, 2020, 11:23:54 PM »
And half the price of a new one, which makes it a lot less stupid. 

I'm not a biker myself, but the used market seems nice for them - lower prices and still often few miles and little wear.  :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2793 on: October 04, 2020, 11:41:36 PM »
I've been lusting after a Wyrmwood modular gaming table with quite a few of the accessories (at least the espresso maple medium sized which would be around 3k with all I would like and the shipping)...

I really, really, really want one and if it wasn't such a long wait for it I might have put in a request for one already, but by the time it would be ready I would be moving again and I have no idea where or what size apartment I could afford and if there were any delays I wouldn't have a forwarding address.  It is too expensive to have that many unknowns, so for now I'm not getting one, but that isn't preventing me from lusting for it.

https://wyrmwoodgaming.com/modulargamingtable/

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2794 on: October 05, 2020, 07:20:54 AM »
And half the price of a new one, which makes it a lot less stupid. 

I'm not a biker myself, but the used market seems nice for them - lower prices and still often few miles and little wear.  :)

Its a fun mixed bag of value actually.  Sporty motorcycles in particular are commonly bought by idiots that crash them moments after driving them off the lot, and the fact that all of those crashed up bikes are on the used market lowers the overall average pricing.  If you keep your eyes out, you can get a deal, but you really have to be careful.  I almost bought a GSX-R600 several years ago that was impossible to keep in a straight line--the forks were bent just enough that you couldn't see by a cursory inspection and the seller had put new plastics and stator cover on so it was hard to tell it had been wrecked. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2795 on: October 05, 2020, 09:17:32 AM »
And half the price of a new one, which makes it a lot less stupid. 

I'm not a biker myself, but the used market seems nice for them - lower prices and still often few miles and little wear.  :)

Its a fun mixed bag of value actually.  Sporty motorcycles in particular are commonly bought by idiots that crash them moments after driving them off the lot, and the fact that all of those crashed up bikes are on the used market lowers the overall average pricing.  If you keep your eyes out, you can get a deal, but you really have to be careful.  I almost bought a GSX-R600 several years ago that was impossible to keep in a straight line--the forks were bent just enough that you couldn't see by a cursory inspection and the seller had put new plastics and stator cover on so it was hard to tell it had been wrecked.


It's best to buy lightly used bikes from old guys.  The one I'm getting is from a 57 y/o lawyer with too many bikes to ride.  My last dirt bike was from an old guy that had too many bikes too.  They pour money into them & then realize that they can only ride one at a time, then get too old to ride any of them.  They're also too wise to get crazy on them, so they don't get trashed.  Old guys rock for getting toys from.  <grin>

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2796 on: October 06, 2020, 09:29:18 AM »
A new BMW 4 series. A lot of BMW fans find it ugly (in particular the huge grills), but I find it nice. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder I guess.

I still have relatively new cars, so I can easily hold off for another 4-6 years. By that time there will be another car that will get my attention Iím sure. :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2797 on: October 06, 2020, 10:17:03 AM »
I've accumulated a few stupid lusts over the past few months:

1. Frey Bike CC.  Want this after I FIRE in a hillier area (without a second family car), plan to give my current e-bike to DW.  I suppose this lust is not just a few months old; it's close to a year now.

2. Xbox Series X.  Not super excited or anything for it, but friends are still on Xbox and with the backwards compatibility I figured I'd spring for it.  When I'm on the Xbox, I'm still playing a first-generation Xbone.  Preorder woes have thankfully taken any purchase decision out of my hands.  I may be able to wait until some deals start appearing, though if that takes too long I might spring for it.

3. New iPad.  Cheapest model, wi-fi only, but with upgraded memory should suffice.  Mine is 9.5 years old now and has trouble running most apps.  DW has been pushing for this one so I'll probably actually buy it if I see a good sale during Prime Day or Black Friday.

4. X3 fitness bar.  This probably doesn't rise to the level of 'lust' but I've been keeping my eye on it and considering.  If it were half the price, I'd likely give it a shot, but the price is just ridiculously high on it for what you get.  I'm looking for a way to stress my legs a bit more than I currently can with my home fitness regimen, and barbells are not feasible in my current house.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2798 on: October 06, 2020, 01:10:14 PM »
Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter mixed in.  Been trying to get rid of some excess flab and in withdrawal for a couple of months now.

I'm also lusting after ice cream. I haven't had any in over a month and I'm really craving it... but it's definitely better for me not to have it, haha.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #2799 on: October 07, 2020, 09:59:38 AM »
Travel.  Anywhere, any time.  Soooo stupid right now.