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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #700 on: April 13, 2017, 09:32:41 AM »
Since this thread is about stoopid, and I am a car guy also, I've been lusting after a Factory5 Type 65 coupe for several years now. They just redesigned the whole thing to reduce weight, improve chassis rigidity, better body fits...



And that ass...



Beautiful car ! The factory5 cobra that a buddy of mine has is a great "kit car". Really well done ! We put it together over a couple months time. Would not hesitate to buy a factory5 kit (if I had money to burn that is lol)

Also purely my opinion as I have nothing to back it up but I think the 1st gen viper is going to be this generations Daytona.
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« Reply #701 on: April 13, 2017, 10:12:46 AM »
I really want a new canon camera.  I currently have a 40D that I've had for close to 10 years now.  The 6D Mark II looks like it will be pretty amazing but this is just a hobby.  I can't get myself to part with the cash.

Me too. I had a Canon 450D that I "outgrew" a while back and ended up selling it when I needed the money in school. The 450D came out around the same time as your 40D. I'm definitely glad I sold it, but I miss having a camera and taking pictures. I just can't justify buying another crop sensor camera since I know I'll feel limited, but I also can't justify dropping $1000+ on the 6D that I want. The 6D is the lightest and smallest full frame...ugh. It doesn't help that I'll be travelling in a couple months and for the first time I won't have a camera to bring. :(
The 5D Mark II is getting a bit long in the tooth but is still a fantastic camera and full-frame for less than a grand these days.  My GF's Mark II survived 285,000 or so shutter actuations over ~2.5 years of professional use before it entered semi-retirement backup duty to make room for her 5D Mark IV last year.

The 6D is 16% lighter than the 5D Mark II and can also be found for less than $1000. The lighter a camera is and the easier to carry around, the more I'll be willing to take it with me. My canon rebel was a pain to carry around and it was nearly HALF the weight of the Mark II. If I found a great deal on a Mark II I'd probably get it, but if they're close in price I'd much rather have the 6D.
Either camera would be well over $1000 after lenses and accessories...
Gah, I thought the 6D was still more than that.  My bad, carry on...

If you care about the weight of a camera stay the hell away from the 1D X, even if they're cheap in the future.  I've only held one once, and I'm sure it's a workhorse of a camera but that thing as heavy as sin.

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« Reply #702 on: April 13, 2017, 10:31:11 PM »
I really want a new canon camera.  I currently have a 40D that I've had for close to 10 years now.  The 6D Mark II looks like it will be pretty amazing but this is just a hobby.  I can't get myself to part with the cash.

Me too. I had a Canon 450D that I "outgrew" a while back and ended up selling it when I needed the money in school. The 450D came out around the same time as your 40D. I'm definitely glad I sold it, but I miss having a camera and taking pictures. I just can't justify buying another crop sensor camera since I know I'll feel limited, but I also can't justify dropping $1000+ on the 6D that I want. The 6D is the lightest and smallest full frame...ugh. It doesn't help that I'll be travelling in a couple months and for the first time I won't have a camera to bring. :(
The 5D Mark II is getting a bit long in the tooth but is still a fantastic camera and full-frame for less than a grand these days.  My GF's Mark II survived 285,000 or so shutter actuations over ~2.5 years of professional use before it entered semi-retirement backup duty to make room for her 5D Mark IV last year.

The 6D is 16% lighter than the 5D Mark II and can also be found for less than $1000. The lighter a camera is and the easier to carry around, the more I'll be willing to take it with me. My canon rebel was a pain to carry around and it was nearly HALF the weight of the Mark II. If I found a great deal on a Mark II I'd probably get it, but if they're close in price I'd much rather have the 6D.
Either camera would be well over $1000 after lenses and accessories...

I actually downsized cameras when I upgraded from my aging Nikon D40.  I stayed with APS-C but went to a Sony A5000 a couple of years ago.  Definitely not as great as a full frame (and I miss having a real viewfinder), but it has complete manual control, exposure bracketing (which the D40 did not have), and solid lens options (I paid $340 for a Sigma f/1.4 prime).

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« Reply #703 on: April 14, 2017, 06:12:54 AM »
I actually downsized cameras when I upgraded from my aging Nikon D40.  I stayed with APS-C but went to a Sony A5000 a couple of years ago.  Definitely not as great as a full frame (and I miss having a real viewfinder), but it has complete manual control, exposure bracketing (which the D40 did not have), and solid lens options (I paid $340 for a Sigma f/1.4 prime).

That seems like a really good alternative for traveling when you need something light! It would be great for just taking pictures of memories, pictures with friends, blogging, etc. Used it looks like they're only $330. But I could buy back my old DSLR for less than that. :/ I wouldn't mind having both a DSLR and a mirrorless, then when travelling I could take the DSLR half the time for the scenic days and the mirrorless for walking around town without having to lug the DSLR.

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« Reply #704 on: April 14, 2017, 08:31:34 AM »
I really want a new canon camera.  I currently have a 40D that I've had for close to 10 years now.  The 6D Mark II looks like it will be pretty amazing but this is just a hobby.  I can't get myself to part with the cash.

Me too. I had a Canon 450D that I "outgrew" a while back and ended up selling it when I needed the money in school. The 450D came out around the same time as your 40D. I'm definitely glad I sold it, but I miss having a camera and taking pictures. I just can't justify buying another crop sensor camera since I know I'll feel limited, but I also can't justify dropping $1000+ on the 6D that I want. The 6D is the lightest and smallest full frame...ugh. It doesn't help that I'll be travelling in a couple months and for the first time I won't have a camera to bring. :(

I still have my first DSLR the 350D.  I used to take a lot of photos of bands in small dark bars.  Now I just take pictures of random things as I am out and about.  I keep searching craigslist around here for a used camera but they aren't much cheaper than a new one. 

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« Reply #705 on: April 17, 2017, 09:55:28 PM »
I actually downsized cameras when I upgraded from my aging Nikon D40.  I stayed with APS-C but went to a Sony A5000 a couple of years ago.  Definitely not as great as a full frame (and I miss having a real viewfinder), but it has complete manual control, exposure bracketing (which the D40 did not have), and solid lens options (I paid $340 for a Sigma f/1.4 prime).

That seems like a really good alternative for traveling when you need something light! It would be great for just taking pictures of memories, pictures with friends, blogging, etc. Used it looks like they're only $330. But I could buy back my old DSLR for less than that. :/ I wouldn't mind having both a DSLR and a mirrorless, then when travelling I could take the DSLR half the time for the scenic days and the mirrorless for walking around town without having to lug the DSLR.

Other than missing the viewfinder (and external flash, which I didn't have anyway), there's nothing my D40 could do that my A5000 doesn't do better. :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #706 on: April 17, 2017, 10:05:05 PM »
I accidently went on my local craigslist and there is a used serger that I really want to buy.  I absolutely do not need it, given that I don't even have time to use my regular sewing machine that much. But I could use it to copy my favorite knit top! And sew a new swim suit since the elastic on my old one died! And and and....

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #707 on: April 18, 2017, 05:33:41 AM »
i'm just ready to quit work.  stupid b/c i dont have the money yet, and b/c this is based on a short term relationship with a bad client, that should change in the next 6 months.  then i'll be happily complacent again at work. 
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« Reply #708 on: April 18, 2017, 05:57:10 AM »
Really want to tint my windows. My car is small so it wouldn't be too crazy expensive, and my black leather seats get too hot to sit on in the summer. Usually I put a towel or something down. I'm justifying it that it's cheaper than getting a new car with stronger AC (yes I've recharged it, it's just that the car is almost 15 years old). Also, I survived all winter without heat so I should at least be comfortable in the summer, right?..

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #709 on: April 18, 2017, 08:59:47 AM »
I actually downsized cameras when I upgraded from my aging Nikon D40.  I stayed with APS-C but went to a Sony A5000 a couple of years ago.  Definitely not as great as a full frame (and I miss having a real viewfinder), but it has complete manual control, exposure bracketing (which the D40 did not have), and solid lens options (I paid $340 for a Sigma f/1.4 prime).

That seems like a really good alternative for traveling when you need something light! It would be great for just taking pictures of memories, pictures with friends, blogging, etc. Used it looks like they're only $330. But I could buy back my old DSLR for less than that. :/ I wouldn't mind having both a DSLR and a mirrorless, then when travelling I could take the DSLR half the time for the scenic days and the mirrorless for walking around town without having to lug the DSLR.

Other than missing the viewfinder (and external flash, which I didn't have anyway), there's nothing my D40 could do that my A5000 doesn't do better. :)

I have a D40 still. It was a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law, she got a D60 as part of a work deal for essentially free. I did buy the 20-200 lens, but we share it in the family, anyone going on a vacation can use it. For the amount of times I use a camera it's fine. I look at upgrades but just can't justify it, I am a very casual photographer.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #710 on: April 18, 2017, 09:32:28 AM »
I want a Tesla.

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« Reply #711 on: April 18, 2017, 09:39:23 AM »
A dual vacuum/steam mop, so I can do the kitchen in one pass.
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« Reply #712 on: April 18, 2017, 12:28:23 PM »
I don't know if these are the stupidest, but jonsing to have a monthly cleaning service, and a regular schedule of massages, at least once a month.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #713 on: April 18, 2017, 01:41:14 PM »
^^ I'd like those things as well.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #714 on: April 18, 2017, 02:07:52 PM »
A new purse and new matching coffee cups.

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« Reply #715 on: April 18, 2017, 02:10:01 PM »
Really want to tint my windows. My car is small so it wouldn't be too crazy expensive, and my black leather seats get too hot to sit on in the summer. Usually I put a towel or something down. I'm justifying it that it's cheaper than getting a new car with stronger AC (yes I've recharged it, it's just that the car is almost 15 years old). Also, I survived all winter without heat so I should at least be comfortable in the summer, right?..
I almost did that to a 24-year-old car, then decided "next summer" and then the car's engine gave out during the first summer.  It's not too terribly expensive to have done in the grand scheme of vehicular ownership, but I'd want to be sure I'm amortizing the cost over at least a few more years of car life.

I know in my case, it would have definitely led to less A/C use, probably not enough to pay for itself in gas savings, but it would definitely still have saved a non-zero amount.

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« Reply #716 on: April 18, 2017, 02:11:41 PM »
OMG, DO tint your windows it's awesome! Makes a HUGE difference in how cool you feel.
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« Reply #717 on: April 18, 2017, 02:13:23 PM »
Really want to tint my windows. My car is small so it wouldn't be too crazy expensive, and my black leather seats get too hot to sit on in the summer. Usually I put a towel or something down. I'm justifying it that it's cheaper than getting a new car with stronger AC (yes I've recharged it, it's just that the car is almost 15 years old). Also, I survived all winter without heat so I should at least be comfortable in the summer, right?..
I almost did that to a 24-year-old car, then decided "next summer" and then the car's engine gave out during the first summer.  It's not too terribly expensive to have done in the grand scheme of vehicular ownership, but I'd want to be sure I'm amortizing the cost over at least a few more years of car life.

I know in my case, it would have definitely led to less A/C use, probably not enough to pay for itself in gas savings, but it would definitely still have saved a non-zero amount.

I got a quote -- $200-240 including removing existing factory tinting on the rear window. I feel like it may be worth it, especially in the south. It's a 2003 with only 150k miles and the engine sound great. In South Carolina the legal limit is pretty decent, 27% light.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #718 on: April 18, 2017, 02:29:10 PM »
Really want to tint my windows. My car is small so it wouldn't be too crazy expensive, and my black leather seats get too hot to sit on in the summer. Usually I put a towel or something down. I'm justifying it that it's cheaper than getting a new car with stronger AC (yes I've recharged it, it's just that the car is almost 15 years old). Also, I survived all winter without heat so I should at least be comfortable in the summer, right?..
I almost did that to a 24-year-old car, then decided "next summer" and then the car's engine gave out during the first summer.  It's not too terribly expensive to have done in the grand scheme of vehicular ownership, but I'd want to be sure I'm amortizing the cost over at least a few more years of car life.

I know in my case, it would have definitely led to less A/C use, probably not enough to pay for itself in gas savings, but it would definitely still have saved a non-zero amount.

I got a quote -- $200-240 including removing existing factory tinting on the rear window. I feel like it may be worth it, especially in the south. It's a 2003 with only 150k miles and the engine sound great. In South Carolina the legal limit is pretty decent, 27% light.
I'd definitely do that were I in your shoes (at least if you drive often).  I was pretty close to doing it last year at about $350-400 to have it done to my (large-windowed) 1992 with 200k on it, and I'm in northern Illinois.

My GF used to live in Phoenix and when she was there she had an old Volvo with very dark tinted windows (no idea if it was legal there or what) and it was fantastic even in the awful Phoenix sun when paired with a decent air conditioner.  Kept the leather in good shape too.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #719 on: April 18, 2017, 07:33:21 PM »
Right now I am lusting after freedom from having to work......doesn't seem too stupid.

I'm sure it will be some shiny thing again, sooner or later.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #720 on: April 18, 2017, 09:39:30 PM »
Really want to tint my windows. My car is small so it wouldn't be too crazy expensive, and my black leather seats get too hot to sit on in the summer. Usually I put a towel or something down. I'm justifying it that it's cheaper than getting a new car with stronger AC (yes I've recharged it, it's just that the car is almost 15 years old). Also, I survived all winter without heat so I should at least be comfortable in the summer, right?..

Tint in a hot state is not stupid at all. I wouldn't own something in AZ without tint.

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« Reply #721 on: April 19, 2017, 06:00:01 AM »
Really want to tint my windows. My car is small so it wouldn't be too crazy expensive, and my black leather seats get too hot to sit on in the summer. Usually I put a towel or something down. I'm justifying it that it's cheaper than getting a new car with stronger AC (yes I've recharged it, it's just that the car is almost 15 years old). Also, I survived all winter without heat so I should at least be comfortable in the summer, right?..

Tint in a hot state is not stupid at all. I wouldn't own something in AZ without tint.

I think I just don't know what I'm missing. I used to drive a car without AC at all so I feel spoiled right now! For $200-240 I might just get it, I was expecting $300 minimum. Definitely not NECESSARY though, and I try to limit my non-essential purchases.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #722 on: April 19, 2017, 06:22:51 AM »
A dual vacuum/steam mop, so I can do the kitchen in one pass.

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« Reply #723 on: April 19, 2017, 08:02:19 AM »
what I want..a tri bike and carbon rims..what I'm lusting over..a very expensive tri bike and very expensive carbon rims.  I already have a roadie that I use for training and triathlons so neither is actually needed but I could be a little faster and look a lot faster!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #724 on: April 19, 2017, 08:15:44 AM »
I'm a gun guy. I want a mp5

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #725 on: April 20, 2017, 12:40:40 PM »
Nothing now.  Was lusting after an AR10 for the longest time, but things suddenly came together to make it reasonable to get one...  Hit a financial goal considerably ahead of time after a couple years of beating our budget significantly.  Now I can join my friends at the precision (long range) shooting events that I've been missing!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #726 on: April 20, 2017, 02:18:18 PM »
What ar-10 did you get?

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« Reply #727 on: April 20, 2017, 02:18:53 PM »
I am only lusting after immaterial things.

In this case, a week off and enough sleep. Both are unrealistic for this week.

About work: enough time to do my work properly. I have enough to do for 2-3 jobs, but don't want to work more hours than I have to. I am more than week in the plus, but don't have time to take free. See comments above.

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« Reply #728 on: April 20, 2017, 04:14:32 PM »
32 - 40 ft boat such as a island packet or mahe 36

Possibly class a or c RV

Our future plan is to travel by boat or possibly go land sailing (aka RV) or some combination of both.

I have been day dreaming / researching looking at what they cost and the different options.

Been to a few RV shows and a looked at a few boats and it is so hard as I really want to go now but 3 years 7 days till I am fully vested in my pension (will be 47 years old)

Expensive items that depreciate but our day to day cost for living should be low.

Fwiw I did live on a boat growing up so I do have some knowledge but it was on a wooden Mathews convertible powerboat not a sailboat.

Sailing experience is limited to hobie cats and lasers so we are taking sailing lessons this summer in preparation.

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« Reply #729 on: April 21, 2017, 03:29:24 PM »
What ar-10 did you get?

Got the AR10TAC20 model.  Local shop had one and made me a deal on it.  Honestly, it's likely to be my last purchase as I'm not a collector, I only buy for specific purposes and that's the one that fills the remaining void.  I've got a couple now that I'm going to try to sell to make up part of the cost.  Things I bought when I didn't know better/thought I had certain use cases that I actually didn't.  :-)

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« Reply #730 on: April 21, 2017, 03:45:19 PM »
I was driving pass the local Nissan dealer, and saw a used Nissan GTR. I had to stop by at the dealer the next day to confirm the sighting, and omg, they have two of them lol. I always want (lust) a sport  car, and for a second I thought about trading in my SC430 that I purchased last year.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #731 on: April 22, 2017, 07:31:13 AM »
I don't know if these are the stupidest, but jonsing to have a monthly cleaning service, and a regular schedule of massages, at least once a month.
I bought a folding massage table from Amazon for $80. My so and I have watched YouTube videos on massage and have been massaging each other. It paid for itself in the first day. There are many, many benefits to this XD


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« Reply #732 on: April 22, 2017, 12:16:08 PM »
I don't know if these are the stupidest, but jonsing to have a monthly cleaning service, and a regular schedule of massages, at least once a month.
I bought a folding massage table from Amazon for $80. My so and I have watched YouTube videos on massage and have been massaging each other. It paid for itself in the first day. There are many, many benefits to this XD


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« Reply #733 on: April 22, 2017, 08:36:43 PM »
A new purse and new matching coffee cups.
I didn't know you could get coffee cups that match a purse...

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« Reply #734 on: April 24, 2017, 09:22:29 AM »
A more solid mount for my telescope tube. Stupid, because Some months ago I invested into a motor for the undersized mount and the motor is nit compatible with the more solid. I am looking for a used item.

I was almost tempted to buy a cookbook with seaweed recipies. But then I remembered to do an internet search. And if course, there are recipies to be found online. But maybe I will send ut on my birthday list, in case someone else wants to buy it for me.

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« Reply #735 on: April 24, 2017, 02:02:18 PM »
I mentioned wanting a backhoe earlier in this thread.  One of the complications is that I will also need an addition to the shed as I don't like keeping equipment outside, and my current equipment shed and OH doors aren't quite tall enough.  Moving forward with this plan and talked to a builder today about pricing out a new shed.  Thinking I'll go ahead and add two bays rather than just one, in the event another piece of equipment gets added.

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« Reply #736 on: April 24, 2017, 02:23:13 PM »
I'm with the_fixer on this one, been lusting after an RV, class B. Spring usually makes me dream of chucking it all and taking off in an RV for extended travel. I'm nowhere near my FIRE number, but could swing it right now if I lived on a shoestring. This is the point when I have to convince myself to stick with my plan for a few more years.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #737 on: April 25, 2017, 07:50:27 AM »
I live right in the heart of a subdivision that stretches for miles on all sides and has parks and a water park inside the subdivision. I'm really starting to want a tricked out golf cart to keep up status with the jones. Plus my kids absolutely love riding on our neighbors. My wife gives me a headache about walking to the parks and water park while carrying all of our supplies for the day. As a gift the in-laws bought us a huge wagon but the little ones get cranky walking that far. I went and priced then out. For the style all the neighbors have its 6-8k. I almost had a heart attack. Not that we can pay cash for it, just my mind starting calculating how much we would have to use it to get the money out of the cart and all the other investments I could sink 8k into. Still it looks fun!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #738 on: April 25, 2017, 07:56:27 AM »
For the style all the neighbors have its 6-8k.

Wow, that's more than I have paid or will pay for a car.

I'd rather walk to get the exercise...or get a bike trailer to carry all the supplies...or even drive which is probably cheaper...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #739 on: April 25, 2017, 08:24:55 AM »
That's the crazy part, I paid 10k cash for my Honda Accord lol.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #740 on: April 25, 2017, 08:57:26 AM »
I was lusting after a nice set of carbon fiber wheels for my road bike. Found a great deal for 2k.

Then realized, I could just lose 5lbs and that would help me just as much.

crisis averted. So hard to rewire the brain from years of foolish consumption.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #741 on: April 25, 2017, 09:50:33 AM »
I'm a sucker for modular crap. I recently bought a modular notebook "system" for $30 (spoiler alert: I hate using the damn thing, but I feel like I have to since I paid so much). I was at a convention Sunday, and they were selling some cool looking modular backpacks. They seemed like really good quality, and I spoke with some people who'd had theirs for years (they were there buying new accessories for theirs).

But in the end the price was just too high. $90 for the main compartment, $65 for the shoulder straps/harness, $15 and $20 for the two pouch attachments I wanted, plus however much they managed to upsell. Just... no. I've been using my $15 WalMart special since 2010--granted, it's falling apart, but I could get another perfectly good backpack for under $50. Plus I recently hassled my husband for getting a $60 backpack--can't be a hypocrite, after all. Still want it though. (I'm so bummed out that modular smartphones failed miserably.)
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #742 on: April 25, 2017, 10:38:50 AM »
(spoiler alert: I hate using the damn thing, but I feel like I have to since I paid so much)

Sunk cost, ditch it on CL for 20 bucks?

Modern econ says we act purely rational so you should have tossed it already.... :)

Funny how "off" modern "knowledge" can be....


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #743 on: April 25, 2017, 12:28:52 PM »
BMW i3

I used to think they were just kind of weird, but I sat in one at the auto show and think the interior is amazing. Then I watched a few hours of youtube videos reviewing them, and people love them.  A Leaf would handle my commute just fine for much less. But alas, my current petrol car is also adequate, gets reasonable mileage, was cheaper still, is paid for, and has reached the bottom of it's depreciation curve.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #744 on: April 25, 2017, 08:59:42 PM »
I was lusting after a nice set of carbon fiber wheels for my road bike. Found a great deal for 2k.

Then realized, I could just lose 5lbs and that would help me just as much.

crisis averted. So hard to rewire the brain from years of foolish consumption.

Yes, but dropping a couple of pounds of rotational weight is worth a lot more than dropping a couple pounds of non-rotational weight....

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #745 on: April 25, 2017, 10:11:11 PM »
I want a full set of aluminum skid plates for my truck.  I don't go enough places to make it really worthwhile (well, not yet anyway)...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #746 on: April 26, 2017, 09:08:34 AM »
Constantly messing with it and it still doesn't (and never will) fit right.

Just like that image.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #747 on: April 26, 2017, 09:38:46 AM »
BMW i3

I used to think they were just kind of weird, but I sat in one at the auto show and think the interior is amazing. Then I watched a few hours of youtube videos reviewing them, and people love them.  A Leaf would handle my commute just fine for much less. But alas, my current petrol car is also adequate, gets reasonable mileage, was cheaper still, is paid for, and has reached the bottom of it's depreciation curve.

I'm right there with ya. I think they're quite funny looking, but nifty...and I have absolutely no reason to buy one, even used. So I'll just admire them.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #748 on: April 26, 2017, 04:00:38 PM »
Split end trimmer. The reviews are great and I have REALLY long hair with old layers so it's hard to cut off split ends. Very superficial though, I could have healthier hair by just cutting off like 6 inches. I already cut my own hair so it's not like I can justify that this would save money.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #749 on: April 26, 2017, 05:31:56 PM »
iPhone 8 (when it comes out). 

I'm using a work phone now 6+ 64GB. 

We have data caps and big brother watching.  I'd prefer to have my own phone and get the latest tech when I want it.