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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #950 on: July 06, 2017, 10:20:13 AM »
BMW M3

4 door, blue, 6 speed stick.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #951 on: July 06, 2017, 11:42:26 AM »
The 60 acres of land we went to visit with our realtor yesterday....

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #952 on: July 06, 2017, 07:31:53 PM »
To Skeeder-  Do it. But drive one with a DCT before you settle on a manual.  Investigate Euro Delivery. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #953 on: July 06, 2017, 07:37:21 PM »
A long-arm quilter.  I found a mid-arm that is reasonably priced, with a frame, on craigslist, but they haven't called me back yet!

Also, a beetle.  Dumb, but I want one, and there is one nearby being sold for $1800, well below kbb.  It's close enough that I just might send a text/email tomorrow...  I can use "son needs to learn to drive a manual anyway" as an excuse, right?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #954 on: July 07, 2017, 07:23:39 AM »
An electric moped/scooter.  I even want to convince the fiancee to get on board for "city" trips of less than 3 miles and ditch one of our cars.  I can almost talk myself into it, but haven't gotten into all the details.  It's also not necessary since we both bike or walk to downtown anyway.
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« Reply #955 on: July 07, 2017, 01:53:51 PM »
To Skeeder-  Do it. But drive one with a DCT before you settle on a manual.  Investigate Euro Delivery.

Gah, I can't believe you'd even suggest such sacrilege!  BMWs are meant to have three pedals! 

My latest automotive obsession is a Chevy SS--400 hp SBC V8, available 6MT.  Luckily its more than I would've paid even before I discovered Mustachianism so I'm safe from the temptation of trying to "stretch" to get it.  Now a high mile E90 M3...that's dangerous territory right there.  Mid $20,000s makes me start doing the pre-mustachian rationalization dance, "well, that's about what a Camry would cost..." :D

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #956 on: July 07, 2017, 02:45:27 PM »
Mini Countryman Hybrid. Impractical and way pricier than our current car, but how I covet its shiny, ingenious ways!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #957 on: July 07, 2017, 02:51:30 PM »
electric skateboard.

Its really the fact that there are too many choices and no clear market winner that have kept me from pulling the trigger.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #958 on: July 08, 2017, 07:33:24 AM »
Drones!  Freaking Drones man!  They look like a lot of fun.  I need to stop watching youtube reviews.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #959 on: July 08, 2017, 08:04:15 AM »
2018 Toyota Supra. I have always been a fan of Supra since high school. It is one of those thing that I dream of owning. Going to be hard to resist now that I actually can afford it when it goes on sale.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #960 on: July 08, 2017, 06:22:14 PM »
One of these Areaware piggy banks. They were all the rage on those interior decor blogs I used to obsess over. I've since quit that nonsense...except I can't get the desire for one of these things out of my head! Not the gold plated ones, but the black (cheapest) one. It would be a great place to store loose change...or so I tell myself. :/

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #961 on: July 08, 2017, 07:51:55 PM »
House cleaning service

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #962 on: July 11, 2017, 07:26:41 AM »
BMW M3

4 door, blue, 6 speed stick.
They made one in this really nice dark blue a few years back. Doesn't look like that's a color option any more though :/

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #963 on: July 11, 2017, 01:53:14 PM »
The 25 acres that my uncle has for sale.  It's gorgeous land, perfect for building a home and raising children and cattle.  I can buy it, but I could pay off my current home (it's on 6 acres where we have a garden and small herd of cattle) instead.  Decisions, Decisions!  We will have the funds to do either one this spring.  If the land is sold by then, I guess we'll know what to do!

I'd also love to get a Yukon or Tahoe.  I had one a few years ago, but I sold it and purchased a Honda Accord.  The Accord is in great shape and should last for years to come.  It averages 32 mpg, and I drive a lot commuting to work and driving to see family.  I think I'll stick with the Honda.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #964 on: July 12, 2017, 07:56:43 AM »
The 25 acres that my uncle has for sale.  It's gorgeous land, perfect for building a home and raising children and cattle.  I can buy it, but I could pay off my current home (it's on 6 acres where we have a garden and small herd of cattle) instead.  Decisions, Decisions!  We will have the funds to do either one this spring.  If the land is sold by then, I guess we'll know what to do!

I'd also love to get a Yukon or Tahoe.  I had one a few years ago, but I sold it and purchased a Honda Accord.  The Accord is in great shape and should last for years to come.  It averages 32 mpg, and I drive a lot commuting to work and driving to see family.  I think I'll stick with the Honda.

If you really like that 25 acres, grab it, you won't regret it.
Land doesn't change hands very often, so it's unlikely to be available in your lifetime again.

We've been acquiring land since 1990, and I think it's been one of the smartest things we've done, as well as a pretty decent long term investment.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #965 on: July 12, 2017, 09:06:02 AM »
The 25 acres that my uncle has for sale.  It's gorgeous land, perfect for building a home and raising children and cattle.  I can buy it, but I could pay off my current home (it's on 6 acres where we have a garden and small herd of cattle) instead.  Decisions, Decisions!  We will have the funds to do either one this spring.  If the land is sold by then, I guess we'll know what to do!

I'd also love to get a Yukon or Tahoe.  I had one a few years ago, but I sold it and purchased a Honda Accord.  The Accord is in great shape and should last for years to come.  It averages 32 mpg, and I drive a lot commuting to work and driving to see family.  I think I'll stick with the Honda.


If you really like that 25 acres, grab it, you won't regret it.
Land doesn't change hands very often, so it's unlikely to be available in your lifetime again.

We've been acquiring land since 1990, and I think it's been one of the smartest things we've done, as well as a pretty decent long term investment.


Thank you for your advice Fishindude!  I can't imagine regretting it, either.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #966 on: July 12, 2017, 09:08:48 AM »
Generally, the jerseys of my favorite football (soccer) team are awful looking. This year they actually have a pretty sleek design, especially on the ones without the sponsor.

But ~$97 is silly.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #967 on: July 12, 2017, 09:14:54 AM »
Fossil watch.

All these retailers have their "black Friday in July" sales going on.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #968 on: July 12, 2017, 09:33:02 AM »
Its easying up now but, I was jonesing a motorcycle real bad a couple weeks ago.  It was a fairly mustachian option, a used Honda Nighthawk 750 for around $2-3k.  If it wasn't so dangerous, would have done it in a heartbeat.  But then I remembered when I was working out by the road the other day and better than 50% of the people passing by were on their phones, including reading (texts?).

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #969 on: July 12, 2017, 10:55:31 AM »
A Vegas Vacation... a rare novelty for us east coast types of moderate means.

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« Reply #970 on: July 12, 2017, 05:40:26 PM »
More of a smoldering wanton than actual lust, but I want a label printer that connects to my PC via USB so I can type the labels on my PC keyboard.
I recently retired, and my first winter project is going through my home office to organize all the papers I've collected over the years - which I'm sure will include tossing quite a bit into the recycle bin.  I've been collecting folders of different sizes for a while in preparation.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #971 on: July 12, 2017, 09:46:47 PM »
Biz class airline tickets and a week at a resort in Santorini, Greece. (sigh)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #972 on: July 13, 2017, 08:27:00 AM »
The 25 acres that my uncle has for sale.  It's gorgeous land, perfect for building a home and raising children and cattle.  I can buy it, but I could pay off my current home (it's on 6 acres where we have a garden and small herd of cattle) instead.  Decisions, Decisions!  We will have the funds to do either one this spring.  If the land is sold by then, I guess we'll know what to do!

I'd also love to get a Yukon or Tahoe.  I had one a few years ago, but I sold it and purchased a Honda Accord.  The Accord is in great shape and should last for years to come.  It averages 32 mpg, and I drive a lot commuting to work and driving to see family.  I think I'll stick with the Honda.

skip the Tahoe but keep the 25 acres in the family.

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« Reply #973 on: July 13, 2017, 09:00:16 AM »
The 25 acres that my uncle has for sale.  It's gorgeous land, perfect for building a home and raising children and cattle.  I can buy it, but I could pay off my current home (it's on 6 acres where we have a garden and small herd of cattle) instead.  Decisions, Decisions!  We will have the funds to do either one this spring.  If the land is sold by then, I guess we'll know what to do!

I'd also love to get a Yukon or Tahoe.  I had one a few years ago, but I sold it and purchased a Honda Accord.  The Accord is in great shape and should last for years to come.  It averages 32 mpg, and I drive a lot commuting to work and driving to see family.  I think I'll stick with the Honda.

skip the Tahoe but keep the 25 acres in the family.

Trollwithamustache, I think you're right!  The Tahoe would be an extremely silly purchase, but the land could pay off in the long run in a lot of ways. 
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #974 on: July 15, 2017, 08:07:45 PM »
I honestly don't know if its stupid but this:

http://www.cookstore.ca/technivorm-moccamaster-kbt-741-79112.html?mkwid=sxDt9AP6Z&pcrid=91570706593&gclid=CjwKCAjw-qbLBRB7EiwAftBCIydeuChOFCCKvzf_9z5FHrTQibqInRukQ4JuCrzk-libRz69CP2T_xoC6jQQAvD_BwE

My friend has one and made me a simple coffee yesterday. It blew my socks off.


And a vitamix .....

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #975 on: July 15, 2017, 08:56:41 PM »
A house in my neighbourhood that wasn't a good investment. Great area but slow market... we were prepared to put in a good offer and do a substantial amount of work... but it needed more than it was reasonable to invest in it. Full gut job, floors, staircases, windows.. unbelievable amount of work.

Not good numbers... but IF ONLY they were...
it's already been purchased by another person. After their renovations,  if it sells for the higher end of what we thought it might, it might still have been a good investment.

But nope. Made the right call to pass it by. Not worth the risk for a "maybe" return in a good area.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #976 on: July 16, 2017, 04:13:16 AM »
The coffee maker should be under 200 on ebay. Consumerists are fickle and abandon their toys when they take too much work. Some people would rather spend 6 grand a year on coffee and a grand on gas to get it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #977 on: July 17, 2017, 06:00:17 AM »
The Stealth Gray Ford Focus RS that has been sitting on the lot at a dealership I pass on my way to/from work every day for the last 6 months. I stopped in one day on my lunch break to try and haggle with them just for shits and gigs and they are refusing to budge on the asking price, which is $4000 above MSRP and $7000 above dealer invoice. It's no wonder they can't sell it. They even keep it parked in the entrance to their lot RIGHT by the road so everybody that drives by can see the car their arrogant sales manager is somehow unable to sell.
"It's really rare. We aren't budging on the price."
Every dealership in my metro area has one and you're the only one that has had the same one for 6 months straight without being able to sell it. Ok buddy.

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« Reply #978 on: July 17, 2017, 06:36:24 AM »
The Stealth Gray Ford Focus RS that has been sitting on the lot at a dealership I pass on my way to/from work every day for the last 6 months. I stopped in one day on my lunch break to try and haggle with them just for shits and gigs and they are refusing to budge on the asking price, which is $4000 above MSRP and $7000 above dealer invoice. It's no wonder they can't sell it. They even keep it parked in the entrance to their lot RIGHT by the road so everybody that drives by can see the car their arrogant sales manager is somehow unable to sell.
"It's really rare. We aren't budging on the price."
Every dealership in my metro area has one and you're the only one that has had the same one for 6 months straight without being able to sell it. Ok buddy.

Ha, you aren't in Raleigh are you?  I have a friend that ordered a Stealth Grey Focus RS when they first announced that they were making them.  He waited ~8-9 months for his car to come in, and then when it got there, they added a four figure market adjustment onto the price that they had agreed on 9 months before.  Needless to say, he walked.  He ended up flying to a different state to get the car he wanted (at MSRP)

It would be hilarious if his car was still sitting there, it came in ~6 months ago.

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« Reply #979 on: July 17, 2017, 06:52:18 AM »
The Stealth Gray Ford Focus RS that has been sitting on the lot at a dealership I pass on my way to/from work every day for the last 6 months. I stopped in one day on my lunch break to try and haggle with them just for shits and gigs and they are refusing to budge on the asking price, which is $4000 above MSRP and $7000 above dealer invoice. It's no wonder they can't sell it. They even keep it parked in the entrance to their lot RIGHT by the road so everybody that drives by can see the car their arrogant sales manager is somehow unable to sell.
"It's really rare. We aren't budging on the price."
Every dealership in my metro area has one and you're the only one that has had the same one for 6 months straight without being able to sell it. Ok buddy.

Ha, you aren't in Raleigh are you?  I have a friend that ordered a Stealth Grey Focus RS when they first announced that they were making them.  He waited ~8-9 months for his car to come in, and then when it got there, they added a four figure market adjustment onto the price that they had agreed on 9 months before.  Needless to say, he walked.  He ended up flying to a different state to get the car he wanted (at MSRP)

It would be hilarious if his car was still sitting there, it came in ~6 months ago.
Dayton, OH. Pretty funny that it seems to be such a common occurrence though.

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« Reply #980 on: July 17, 2017, 07:29:52 AM »
The Stealth Gray Ford Focus RS that has been sitting on the lot at a dealership I pass on my way to/from work every day for the last 6 months. I stopped in one day on my lunch break to try and haggle with them just for shits and gigs and they are refusing to budge on the asking price, which is $4000 above MSRP and $7000 above dealer invoice. It's no wonder they can't sell it. They even keep it parked in the entrance to their lot RIGHT by the road so everybody that drives by can see the car their arrogant sales manager is somehow unable to sell.
"It's really rare. We aren't budging on the price."
Every dealership in my metro area has one and you're the only one that has had the same one for 6 months straight without being able to sell it. Ok buddy.

Ha, you aren't in Raleigh are you?  I have a friend that ordered a Stealth Grey Focus RS when they first announced that they were making them.  He waited ~8-9 months for his car to come in, and then when it got there, they added a four figure market adjustment onto the price that they had agreed on 9 months before.  Needless to say, he walked.  He ended up flying to a different state to get the car he wanted (at MSRP)

It would be hilarious if his car was still sitting there, it came in ~6 months ago.

Dayton, OH. Pretty funny that it seems to be such a common occurrence though.

It's so common that Jalopnik had an article about it:
http://oppositelock.kinja.com/the-focus-rs-has-been-sitting-on-dealer-lots-and-dealer-1796923879

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« Reply #981 on: July 17, 2017, 07:37:27 AM »
The Stealth Gray Ford Focus RS that has been sitting on the lot at a dealership I pass on my way to/from work every day for the last 6 months. I stopped in one day on my lunch break to try and haggle with them just for shits and gigs and they are refusing to budge on the asking price, which is $4000 above MSRP and $7000 above dealer invoice. It's no wonder they can't sell it. They even keep it parked in the entrance to their lot RIGHT by the road so everybody that drives by can see the car their arrogant sales manager is somehow unable to sell.
"It's really rare. We aren't budging on the price."
Every dealership in my metro area has one and you're the only one that has had the same one for 6 months straight without being able to sell it. Ok buddy.

Ha, you aren't in Raleigh are you?  I have a friend that ordered a Stealth Grey Focus RS when they first announced that they were making them.  He waited ~8-9 months for his car to come in, and then when it got there, they added a four figure market adjustment onto the price that they had agreed on 9 months before.  Needless to say, he walked.  He ended up flying to a different state to get the car he wanted (at MSRP)

It would be hilarious if his car was still sitting there, it came in ~6 months ago.

Dayton, OH. Pretty funny that it seems to be such a common occurrence though.

It's so common that Jalopnik had an article about it:
http://oppositelock.kinja.com/the-focus-rs-has-been-sitting-on-dealer-lots-and-dealer-1796923879
My friend sent that to me a couple days ago.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #982 on: July 17, 2017, 04:29:46 PM »
2018 Toyota Supra. I have always been a fan of Supra since high school. It is one of those thing that I dream of owning. Going to be hard to resist now that I actually can afford it when it goes on sale.

Why not buy yourself a really nice 4th gen? If you could afford the 2018 you could definitely afford one. It will fulfill your teenage dreams, and it will never go down in value.

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« Reply #983 on: July 21, 2017, 02:12:54 PM »
The Stealth Gray Ford Focus RS that has been sitting on the lot at a dealership I pass on my way to/from work every day for the last 6 months. I stopped in one day on my lunch break to try and haggle with them just for shits and gigs and they are refusing to budge on the asking price, which is $4000 above MSRP and $7000 above dealer invoice. It's no wonder they can't sell it. They even keep it parked in the entrance to their lot RIGHT by the road so everybody that drives by can see the car their arrogant sales manager is somehow unable to sell.
"It's really rare. We aren't budging on the price."
Every dealership in my metro area has one and you're the only one that has had the same one for 6 months straight without being able to sell it. Ok buddy.

It's ridiculous ! I ran into the same thing here last month. Me and fiancé were just semi casually looking at the RS when I asked pricing and was told 15k over sticker because it's in "high demand". When I showed him the Truecar that shows 15 in my area the salesman said - "well they aren't this color(also stealth grey)"

Interesting article regarding the subject
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a33162/when-dealers-attack/


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« Reply #984 on: July 21, 2017, 07:11:48 PM »
Harvey's seatbelt bag in Nightmare before Christmas print. eBay markup sucks!!

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« Reply #985 on: July 21, 2017, 10:36:50 PM »
Harvey's seatbelt bag in Nightmare before Christmas print. eBay markup sucks!!

I have a Jack Skellington coffin purse I love (it's even lined in red velvet), but it was much less expensive!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #986 on: July 22, 2017, 03:53:24 AM »
A new(er) Ford Fusion. Most of the cars I like are 2016 and newer :(

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« Reply #987 on: July 22, 2017, 07:29:33 AM »
Cable internet. Have just discovered we can now get it, but it would cost ~$1800 to install a line. But I'm teaching two courses online this fall and starting another online masters degree, plus renting a room and thus adding a person with devices. The best the current DSL can do is 1.5 Mbps on download, and cable would be 60 for about the same price (assuming it works, of course).


Oh, and we won't exactly be here full time - I'll be here three days a week plus any weekends husband can come home from grad school two hours away (he hopes most).


May do this one. Haven't decided.

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« Reply #988 on: July 22, 2017, 10:15:34 AM »
A boat. Nothing to large say ~16-19 feet with an engine that isn't too expensive to feed say under 70hp and used of course.

We live on a river so it would be easy to leave on a mooring and use and there are public docks at the 3 towns upriver and the one town down river. . . . still there are a few more practical items on the list before even really considering it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #989 on: July 22, 2017, 09:05:59 PM »
2018 Toyota Supra. I have always been a fan of Supra since high school. It is one of those thing that I dream of owning. Going to be hard to resist now that I actually can afford it when it goes on sale.

Why not buy yourself a really nice 4th gen? If you could afford the 2018 you could definitely afford one. It will fulfill your teenage dreams, and it will never go down in value.

I did search for Supra, IS300 etc last year when I needed a new (used) car. Could not find anything that is in decent shape with decent price. I ended up with SC430 convertible. I always want a convertible so that checks my bucket list. Maybe one day I will get a Supra and fullfill my teenage dreams haha..

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #990 on: July 23, 2017, 02:22:36 PM »
A new flagship smartphone.

Audio on my Galaxy S4 went out (no more audio in videos, ringtones, notifications, or alarms, but can make calls). Still works for most of what I do, but it has made the itch to upgrade stronger. The $ tag on an unlocked new phone is all that's stopping me.

Spending an inordinate amount of time on slickdeals awaiting a sale.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #991 on: July 23, 2017, 05:32:30 PM »
I am in the middle of model railway mania. I bought an OO scale steam engine already without having the money first. Now that it's bought and on the way, I find myself obsessing over another one from a different time period. I'm actually frustrated at myself for this. Angry, even.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #992 on: July 23, 2017, 06:42:24 PM »
One of these Areaware piggy banks. They were all the rage on those interior decor blogs I used to obsess over. I've since quit that nonsense...except I can't get the desire for one of these things out of my head! Not the gold plated ones, but the black (cheapest) one. It would be a great place to store loose change...or so I tell myself. :/

https://www.google.com/search?q=areaware+pig&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjH-Iro9vrUAhVJFz4KHdfSDdoQ_AUICygC&biw=1277&bih=631

dammit, now I want one

also want one of these with 7 speeds.  At 799.00 it is tempting.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #993 on: July 23, 2017, 07:08:32 PM »
While I'm at it, I'd also like a pair of these.



Or really anything from Truman Boot Co. They're all so pretty...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #994 on: July 24, 2017, 01:12:22 PM »
To Skeeder-  Do it. But drive one with a DCT before you settle on a manual.  Investigate Euro Delivery.

Gah, I can't believe you'd even suggest such sacrilege!  BMWs are meant to have three pedals! 

My latest automotive obsession is a Chevy SS--400 hp SBC V8, available 6MT.  Luckily its more than I would've paid even before I discovered Mustachianism so I'm safe from the temptation of trying to "stretch" to get it.  Now a high mile E90 M3...that's dangerous territory right there.  Mid $20,000s makes me start doing the pre-mustachian rationalization dance, "well, that's about what a Camry would cost..." :D

I agree!  3 pedals. 

Chevy SS is....the truck?
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #995 on: July 24, 2017, 01:50:14 PM »
To Skeeder-  Do it. But drive one with a DCT before you settle on a manual.  Investigate Euro Delivery.

Gah, I can't believe you'd even suggest such sacrilege!  BMWs are meant to have three pedals! 

My latest automotive obsession is a Chevy SS--400 hp SBC V8, available 6MT.  Luckily its more than I would've paid even before I discovered Mustachianism so I'm safe from the temptation of trying to "stretch" to get it.  Now a high mile E90 M3...that's dangerous territory right there.  Mid $20,000s makes me start doing the pre-mustachian rationalization dance, "well, that's about what a Camry would cost..." :D

I agree!  3 pedals. 

Chevy SS is....the truck?

No, the SS is a 4 door sedan based on the previous Camaro chassis.  I'm all about some practicality to go with my horsepower.  (I'm still too cheap to buy one though)


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #996 on: July 25, 2017, 06:24:24 AM »
To Skeeder-  Do it. But drive one with a DCT before you settle on a manual.  Investigate Euro Delivery.

Gah, I can't believe you'd even suggest such sacrilege!  BMWs are meant to have three pedals! 

My latest automotive obsession is a Chevy SS--400 hp SBC V8, available 6MT.  Luckily its more than I would've paid even before I discovered Mustachianism so I'm safe from the temptation of trying to "stretch" to get it.  Now a high mile E90 M3...that's dangerous territory right there.  Mid $20,000s makes me start doing the pre-mustachian rationalization dance, "well, that's about what a Camry would cost..." :D

I agree!  3 pedals. 

Chevy SS is....the truck?

No, the SS is a 4 door sedan based on the previous Camaro chassis.  I'm all about some practicality to go with my horsepower.  (I'm still too cheap to buy one though)


It's not based on the Camaro chassis. It is a Holden Commodore rebadged as a Chevrolet. Previous versions of this include the reboot of the GTO in the early 00s and the Pontiac G8. It's an Australian designed and built v8 family sedan that has nothing to do with the Camaro.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #997 on: July 25, 2017, 06:53:06 AM »
BMW M3

4 door, blue, 6 speed stick.

Yes, so am I but the coupe. Must resist. I've even been trying to convince myself it's an investment. Must resist and stick with our shared Mazda 2!

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #998 on: July 25, 2017, 07:34:23 AM »
To Skeeder-  Do it. But drive one with a DCT before you settle on a manual.  Investigate Euro Delivery.

Gah, I can't believe you'd even suggest such sacrilege!  BMWs are meant to have three pedals! 

My latest automotive obsession is a Chevy SS--400 hp SBC V8, available 6MT.  Luckily its more than I would've paid even before I discovered Mustachianism so I'm safe from the temptation of trying to "stretch" to get it.  Now a high mile E90 M3...that's dangerous territory right there.  Mid $20,000s makes me start doing the pre-mustachian rationalization dance, "well, that's about what a Camry would cost..." :D

I agree!  3 pedals. 

Chevy SS is....the truck?

No, the SS is a 4 door sedan based on the previous Camaro chassis.  I'm all about some practicality to go with my horsepower.  (I'm still too cheap to buy one though)


It's not based on the Camaro chassis. It is a Holden Commodore rebadged as a Chevrolet. Previous versions of this include the reboot of the GTO in the early 00s and the Pontiac G8. It's an Australian designed and built v8 family sedan that has nothing to do with the Camaro.

The previous generation (2010-2015) Camaro was based on the G8 (zeta) chassis.  I was going to say G8/Holden Commodore, but I didn't think anyone would know what those were.  So yea, its a G8, but its also a 4 door Camaro. 

Either way, its a cool car. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #999 on: July 26, 2017, 06:27:43 AM »
To Skeeder-  Do it. But drive one with a DCT before you settle on a manual.  Investigate Euro Delivery.

Gah, I can't believe you'd even suggest such sacrilege!  BMWs are meant to have three pedals! 

My latest automotive obsession is a Chevy SS--400 hp SBC V8, available 6MT.  Luckily its more than I would've paid even before I discovered Mustachianism so I'm safe from the temptation of trying to "stretch" to get it.  Now a high mile E90 M3...that's dangerous territory right there.  Mid $20,000s makes me start doing the pre-mustachian rationalization dance, "well, that's about what a Camry would cost..." :D

I agree!  3 pedals. 

Chevy SS is....the truck?

No, the SS is a 4 door sedan based on the previous Camaro chassis.  I'm all about some practicality to go with my horsepower.  (I'm still too cheap to buy one though)


It's not based on the Camaro chassis. It is a Holden Commodore rebadged as a Chevrolet. Previous versions of this include the reboot of the GTO in the early 00s and the Pontiac G8. It's an Australian designed and built v8 family sedan that has nothing to do with the Camaro.

The previous generation (2010-2015) Camaro was based on the G8 (zeta) chassis.  I was going to say G8/Holden Commodore, but I didn't think anyone would know what those were.  So yea, its a G8, but its also a 4 door Camaro. 

Either way, its a cool car.
There's an important distinction between the Camaro being (loosely) based on the commodore and the SS being based on the Camaro...
The SS IS a commodore, it's not based on one. The Camaro was based on a commodore. The SS is not based on a Camaro, The Camaro is(was) based on the already existing Zeta (Commodore) Chassis, which was not used for the SS.