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Title: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ObviouslyNotAGolfer on November 17, 2016, 09:24:36 PM
For me it is a $370 Montegrappa rollerball pen made of copper. It is freaking gorgeous! Imagine the newest, shiniest copper penny you ever saw polished to insanity and made into a pen! It is a bit more reddish than a penny. (Don't look on Amazon--the photos are sh1te) I have a thing for the color orange, especially metallic orange, and was surprised to find out it is actually made of copper. Really, a work of art. BUTT, I just bought another watch (Doxa antimagnetique, handwound from the 1950s, absolutely stunning, MINT condition) and I should not go nuts on goodies, especially at this time of year. Yes, it's ridiculous to spend that much on a pen--especially since I have had a beautiful chrome $30 Shaeffer that has worked superbly for over 10 years. (I use blue ink--black is for proles!  )

I know the money would be much better spent going into one of my retirement accounts or other savings, but it is gnawing away at me!! (The store owner told me that if I came back, he would pay the tax.)

Nevertheless, I just paid off the last of our debts, have greatly increased 403b contributions, am building up a very nice emergency fund, and am thus tempted to splurge. (Facepunch me?)

What stupid, ridiculous luxury (or other) item are you lusting after??

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: englyn on November 17, 2016, 09:49:18 PM
landscape oil paintings by local artist whose style I adore: $five hundred and something
I already have 2 of his and I'm out of walls anyway
but it's goooorgeous.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marty998 on November 17, 2016, 09:52:08 PM
Oh man... price of copper is about $2.50 a pound... $370 to turn it into a Pen is... well I guess you can determine the value of that :)

I lust after Christmas decorations... End up buying the cheap stuff each year but, yeah... I go nuts for the sparkly stuff.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ObviouslyNotAGolfer on November 17, 2016, 10:23:56 PM
Heh, price of steel is even less, yet the most expensive watch in history was just auctioned off recently--a steel Patek Philippe perpetual calendar/chronograph for $11M. In some watch collecting circles, steel is more valuable/fashionable than gold!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: trashmanz on November 17, 2016, 10:24:26 PM
dji mavic pro.  Awesome quadcopter that can fit in a big jacket pocket and take beautiful video and photos. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: LeRainDrop on November 17, 2016, 10:25:43 PM
A trip to Cuba while I am not employed, not FIRE'ed, and almost out of cash.  Will need to sell some investments soon :-/
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Nudelkopf on November 17, 2016, 10:49:40 PM
I want a Cyr wheel. I've never tried one.. but I still want one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: golfreak12 on November 17, 2016, 10:57:24 PM
Im lusting over a Macbook Pro 2016 right now. Its is absurdly priced at $1499 which is why Im not getting one. I settled for a Window Lenovo 710s a few days ago at $599.
Long term I'm lusting over the current model Coevette. I know its a waste of money but I've been lusting over the current model for a while now.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EverCurious on November 17, 2016, 11:07:36 PM
A Poop emoji winter hat, the pajama set, and the giant stuffed version. I love the poop emoji.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mxt0133 on November 17, 2016, 11:39:03 PM
I've been trying to come up with something material for about 10 minutes now..... and I got nothing.

I have been lusting from some bubble tea and a doughnut.  I'm limiting my sugar intake and would kill for either one right now.

Oh yeah, reaching my FI number would be nice as well.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 17, 2016, 11:49:12 PM
A Poop emoji winter hat, the pajama set, and the giant stuffed version. I love the poop emoji.

We have a winner.  Maybe we can all chip in as a prize
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mwulff on November 18, 2016, 12:32:09 AM
A Tesla Powerwall 2. Hugely expensive, not guaranteed a positive return on investment, but it's the right thing to do. I feel like we are wasting our solar-power by selling it to the grid at a huge discount.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on November 18, 2016, 02:16:56 AM
A dog.

Not as expensive as other wants on here, but not logistically possible with my life right now.

:(
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Trimatty471 on November 18, 2016, 07:19:22 AM
 A pressure cooker but I will not get one until something happens to my crockpot.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rubic on November 18, 2016, 07:20:21 AM
Lagavulin 16 year old single malt whisky.

Just finished a bottle last month, a gift from a friend
received about 6 years ago.  Any luxury, twice sampled,
becomes a necessity. ;-)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on November 18, 2016, 07:22:09 AM
Oh, I could write a different one every week.

Yesterday I went halfway to buy this https://timex.ca/node/82361 (https://timex.ca/node/82361) Timex watch, stopping halfway throu the transaction before remembering I have a perfectly fine watch I bought just a couple of years ago.

A few weeks ago it was a 30k $ Piaget watch, but that one I didn't even try, of course.
http://www.piaget.com/watches/platinum-ultra-thin-mechanical-watch-g0a40020

What can I say, I have a soft spot for watches...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: kina on November 18, 2016, 07:35:36 AM
A Litter Robot. Runs between $400-450.

Ain't happenin'.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: jamaicaspanish on November 18, 2016, 07:45:57 AM
Treadmill.
So I can watch Netflix while I'm running.
And because . . . well, I got a lot of reasons
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on November 18, 2016, 07:50:01 AM
Treadmill.
So I can watch Netflix while I'm running.
And because . . . well, I got a lot of reasons

That sounds pretty reasonable tho. I mean, you'll be watching Netflix anyway, you might as well use the time to exercise!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: leif20 on November 18, 2016, 07:52:51 AM
I'm really wanting to buy a Ford mustang right now to drive around in the summer sun, and enjoy ear splitting engine roar and tire smoke.  Not a new one, one of the previous generations.  But I keep asking myself, would I rather just set $10000 on fire and watch that burn? Arguably safer than driving a mustang. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on November 18, 2016, 08:01:14 AM
A more solid mount for my telescope, to be precise a Skywatcher EQ5 head.
I have been looking on the second hand market many times, but haven't found one yet.

This summer I was craving for a night in a hotel, after 5 weeks in a tent. Keep in mind that we never stay in a hotel for the summer holiday. We are normally hardcore tent-campers. But I felt dirty and was having a depression for other reasons (work).
On the way back from the far north, driving 2000km through Sweden in the heavy rain, my husband finally agreed to the plan and we did our best to find a hotel. But fortunately for our wallet, there aren't many hotels there in the middle of the woods. Late at night we only found a campsite, where the reception was closed, but the porch was open. As we were very tired, we were happy to at least have found some place to stay. We put up the tent and took a nice warm shower (without coins). Next morning we wanted to pay for the stay, but the reception was still not going to be opened for a long time after we wanted to leave at 7:30. So we did the bad thing to leave without paying. Sorry for that. Really not done on purpose.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: zephyr911 on November 18, 2016, 08:03:00 AM
My wif- wait, NM
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Lyssa on November 18, 2016, 08:05:30 AM
A 200 EUR pasta maker.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ketchup on November 18, 2016, 08:18:10 AM
I'd love to get a bigass standup freezer to supplement our chest freezers, but we really don't get *that* much free venison...

My wif- wait, NM

Careful now!
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What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on November 18, 2016, 08:21:33 AM
My wif- wait, NM

Careful now!
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What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?

I believe that was the joke, Ketchup ;-)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sibley on November 18, 2016, 08:56:12 AM
A $75 needlepoint pattern for a miniature oriental rug stitched on 40 count silk gauze. That's just the pattern - I'd also need to find and buy 40 count silk gauze (never worked on it before), an appropriate frame (I don't typically work on frames) and if I'm going to do this, I'm using silk thread (which costs way more than the $0.30 DMC floss). Plus, an appropriate needle, cause all mine are way too big I'm sure.

Oh, and I'm under the gun to get 6 coasters done for Christmas, plus I have the next project already picked out and materials acquired. But this is sooooo pretty!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: NoStacheOhio on November 18, 2016, 09:19:47 AM
For me it is a $370 Montegrappa rollerball pen made of copper. It is freaking gorgeous! Imagine the newest, shiniest copper penny you ever saw polished to insanity and made into a pen! It is a bit more reddish than a penny. (Don't look on Amazon--the photos are sh1te) I have a thing for the color orange, especially metallic orange, and was surprised to find out it is actually made of copper. Really, a work of art. BUTT, I just bought another watch (Doxa antimagnetique, handwound from the 1950s, absolutely stunning, MINT condition) and I should not go nuts on goodies, especially at this time of year. Yes, it's ridiculous to spend that much on a pen--especially since I have had a beautiful chrome $30 Shaeffer that has worked superbly for over 10 years. (I use blue ink--black is for proles!  )

I know the money would be much better spent going into one of my retirement accounts or other savings, but it is gnawing away at me!! (The store owner told me that if I came back, he would pay the tax.)

Nevertheless, I just paid off the last of our debts, have greatly increased 403b contributions, am building up a very nice emergency fund, and am thus tempted to splurge. (Facepunch me?)

What stupid, ridiculous luxury (or other) item are you lusting after??

http://www.jetpens.com/Retro-51-Tornado-Vintage-Metalsmith-Rollerball-Pen-0.7-mm-Lincoln/pd/9512

Maybe this would be a better compromise? Or just get a $50 fountain pen. :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Aelias on November 18, 2016, 09:30:04 AM
Oh man. A few weeks ago, I indulged in some serious fantasizing about doing an all-inclusive, 4 month, round-the-world luxury cruise with my husband after we FIRE.  Estimated cost: at least $120K.  http://www.silversea.com/destinations/world-cruise/world-cruise-2018/

I know.  I know, I know, I know.

What finally shook my out of that reverie was the realization that that level of extravagance would a) probably ruin me as a person, and b) definitely put me in the express lane for hell, if it exists.  Also, I have never even been on a cruise! I'm not even sure I'd like it! And you can totally travel the world and have more meaningful experiences for way, way, way less money.

I refocused my fantasy travel energy on a family vacation to Acadia National Park this summer.  Much better!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BrokeNoMo on November 18, 2016, 09:35:31 AM
A used Tesla... I know it doesn't make any financial sense but there is a P90 locally listed for $42k.

I've learned the last few years that if I go test ride/drive some of the stupid things it fully satisfies the craving. Maybe I should just rent a Tesla for a day and get it out of my system??
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Travis on November 18, 2016, 09:36:35 AM
An uninterrupted 12-hour workday that still falls between 8am and 5pm.  I have that much on my plate and I'm not making any headway.  The fact that 12 hours of my work week is spent in meetings doesn't help.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Exprezchef on November 18, 2016, 09:45:45 AM
dji mavic pro.  Awesome quadcopter that can fit in a big jacket pocket and take beautiful video and photos.

I am seriously looking at the DJI Osmo Mobile as I think it could fill a spot in my movie making hobby. My wife really wants one as well and she actually mentioned it first. At $299.00 it is not much of a stretch, but I already have a bunch of A/V gadgets that I thought would get more use but just sit in my closet. I'll have to keep an eye out for one on Craigslist.   
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: AK on November 18, 2016, 09:53:18 AM
Used Tesla too or Buying a seasonal home down south in an income tax free state to escape winters and some taxes
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: KittyFooFoo on November 18, 2016, 09:55:23 AM
The houses in Princeton, NJ. I do a lot of Zillow surfing and I absolutely love the super modern, deep in the woods style of these houses. They are expensive as fuck all, and the property taxes are enormous. But man do I like looking at the pictures!

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/144-Drakes-Corner-Rd-Princeton-NJ-08540/39009642_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-Parkside-Dr-Princeton-NJ-08540/39013598_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/38-Herrontown-Ln-Princeton-NJ-08540/39009549_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/347-Mount-Lucas-Rd-Princeton-NJ-08540/39010742_zpid/
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: zephyr911 on November 18, 2016, 10:00:10 AM
A used Tesla... I know it doesn't make any financial sense but there is a P90 locally listed for $42k.

I've learned the last few years that if I go test ride/drive some of the stupid things it fully satisfies the craving. Maybe I should just rent a Tesla for a day and get it out of my system??
I let people drive mine for free. I don't suppose you're anywhere near Alabama... xD
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Warlord1986 on November 18, 2016, 10:00:56 AM
A trip to Thailand. Or Norway. Or Dubai.

A garnet ring for my mom for Christmas. She's gonna get it, but it's still pretty silly. She's 68 and has a lot of jewelry. But she's wanted one for years and the local jewelry shop has one for $160 so I'm splurging this year.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FiguringItOut on November 18, 2016, 10:03:04 AM
I'm not lusting after anything right now.
There are a few things that I want and may or may not get, but it's not lust for sure.

1. New couch.  Current couch is broken and is/was uncomfortable to begin with. I will probably be buying new couch during Christmas sales.  It's not lust.  It's a want.

2. New purse.  I am a purse snob.  My current every day Coach purse is dead.  It looks horrible.  It's old.  And I am actually embraced to carry it around. But it extremely comfortable and is just right in terms of size and features/design.  I tried to replace it with cheap under $50 purse, but I hate the feel of cheap purses.  They feel wrong to the touch.  On top of that I haven't seen the style that I would love enough to get right now.  I even looked at Coach again, but they don't have a style I like in their current collection.  In any case, in a choice between spending $750 on new purse or $800 on new couch, I'll buy a couch.

3. Christmas decorations.  I am left with no decorations after the divorce.  So I am starting from scratch.  I bought a set of 6 ornaments for $22 a box last year.  No regrets.  Absolutely love them. Fell in love with them at first sight.  I wanted to get another few awesome unique decorations this year, but so far I haven't see anything that I love.  So if I may or may not get some more ornaments.  I will get some light strings and probably make popcorn strings with my kids and we'll decorate our mid-size fake tree.  And we'll be perfectly fine. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Alenzia on November 18, 2016, 10:04:18 AM
Treadmill.
So I can watch Netflix while I'm running.
And because . . . well, I got a lot of reasons

I don't know about your area, but the free section of Craigslist in our area gets treadmills posted about every 2 weeks or so, just have to pick it up. It's the whole "don't want large object in house" issue.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Lunasol on November 18, 2016, 10:10:39 AM
If I actually bought it and not exactly lusting after it, does it still count?

I got an 82% wool grey coat for $50, It was down from $90 :(
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on November 18, 2016, 10:14:25 AM
Stupid is relative, I guess....but I'm eyeing a 35mm f/1.8 lens for my camera ($448). I don't have any prime lenses and my last batch of low-light (blues dance) photography resulted in two acceptable shots. Oof.

And there's the $2800 offroad suspension I want for my 4x4......sigh.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Friar on November 18, 2016, 10:20:42 AM
I really want my car windows tinting in a dark smoke/limo from the B pillar backwards. It's an estate and ,based on others doing the same, it looks fantastic.

But it's hard to justify spending £200 for something that:

a) Adds no resale value
b) Is purely for cosmetic purposes (on a vehicle nonetheless! How anti-mustachian)

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ketchup on November 18, 2016, 10:25:46 AM
Treadmill.
So I can watch Netflix while I'm running.
And because . . . well, I got a lot of reasons

I don't know about your area, but the free section of Craigslist in our area gets treadmills posted about every 2 weeks or so, just have to pick it up. It's the whole "don't want large object in house" issue.
Also a great source of giant heavy old CRT TVs and free pianos.

There's a reason though.  Don't underestimate the pain-in-the-ass factor of moving such a thing.  My dad bought a very expensive gym-grade fancy treadmill from a guy in an apartment for nearly nothing a few years back and enlisted me to help move it (rented a truck for the occasion), and we both vowed to never do that again if stairs are involved.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: WSUCoug1994 on November 18, 2016, 10:27:29 AM
Tesla as well - ever since I withdrew my $2500 down pre-payment on the first run of the Model S.  I suspect this lust will continue for some time.....I will not bore you with the rest of the things on my Lust List. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FIRE Artist on November 18, 2016, 10:27:41 AM
Art school.  I am considering starting the visual art certificate at the local university, it would take me about 5 years to finish, one night class a semester, so all in, tuition, books and supplies about $2k/year or $10K overall.  I would offset the costs by dropping all community classes that I typically take, and the university classes are tax deductible but the cost will still smart a little.  This falls firmly in the "want" list, not the "need" list.  I still intend to work for another 5 years before I can FIRE so I think of this as a sanity lifeline, which might justify putting it on the needs list. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: zephyr911 on November 18, 2016, 10:33:37 AM
I really want my car windows tinting in a dark smoke/limo from the B pillar backwards. It's an estate and ,based on others doing the same, it looks fantastic.

But it's hard to justify spending £200 for something that:

a) Adds no resale value
b) Is purely for cosmetic purposes (on a vehicle nonetheless! How anti-mustachian)
I live in a hot area and my AC is much more effective (read: uses less energy) post-tint. It's probably a very low ROI, but it's non-zero. ;)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ariapluscat on November 18, 2016, 10:40:56 AM
Blue velvet couch and the accompanying labor to get cat hair off of it daily
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: kudy on November 18, 2016, 10:53:01 AM
I really want to buy two (not one, but two!) high resolution 25 inch computer monitors (~$300 each, maybe cheaper during black friday?). I could deduct them as expenses and erase some of my self employment income this year?!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slinky on November 18, 2016, 11:00:24 AM
A $75 needlepoint pattern for a miniature oriental rug stitched on 40 count silk gauze. That's just the pattern - I'd also need to find and buy 40 count silk gauze (never worked on it before), an appropriate frame (I don't typically work on frames) and if I'm going to do this, I'm using silk thread (which costs way more than the $0.30 DMC floss). Plus, an appropriate needle, cause all mine are way too big I'm sure.

Oh, and I'm under the gun to get 6 coasters done for Christmas, plus I have the next project already picked out and materials acquired. But this is sooooo pretty!

FYI - Heaven and Earth Designs sells 40 count silk gauze. I've also heard that the holes on it are larger than comparable fabrics so your needles might be fine. Jo-ann's has a very cheap scroll frame and you can get dowels from home depot to make your own wider rods as I'm assuming it's a big piece. Give the Jo-ann's frame a light sanding and some howard's feed and wax or similar and it'll be perfectly fine.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: NESailor on November 18, 2016, 11:01:30 AM
a 16 pound carbon fiber road bike.  About $5K for a new one.  Probably could get a used one for about $2500 with the components I would like.

I already have several bikes, all of which work fine but none of which are sub 20lbs :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: druth on November 18, 2016, 11:07:32 AM
I just bought a duplex printer but I didn't realize until after I bought it that for an extra 100$ I could have bought one with duplex copying also.  It is so bulky it wouldn't be worth the return.  Oh well...  I might get a private office in a while and then I could justify having one at home and one at the office.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: englishteacheralex on November 18, 2016, 11:13:24 AM
One of those slick Momaroo bouncer things I'm always drooling over at Target. I don't know what it is about those things that's so appealing to me. Maybe because every single baby thing we have is a hand-me-down or was new a couple of years ago but is now totally trashed.

When I look at the Momaroo bouncer I have this irrational thought--no baby would ever be able to stay awake in something that beautifully designed. It looks like a fluffy cloud of sleepy Harvey Karp white noise and swinging vibratory bliss.

Never mind that it wouldn't even fit in our 850 square foot condo. I want it. My husband doesn't even know I want it. I just sigh over it every time I visit Target, and keep right on going. We bought a Fischer Price bouncer on Craigslist for $10 last weekend. Not quite the same.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: contra80 on November 18, 2016, 11:14:05 AM
I do some hobby woodworking and want to put in a dust collection system, all in about $2K. Im using a shopvac today, which doesnt come near to helping. It won't make me any money, but probably is better for my health! I'll probably do it, just waiting on black Friday sales. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on November 18, 2016, 11:19:29 AM
I let people drive mine for free. I don't suppose you're anywhere near Alabama... xD
I may need to make a trip to Alabama...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ketchup on November 18, 2016, 11:33:22 AM
I really want to buy two (not one, but two!) high resolution 25 inch computer monitors (~$300 each, maybe cheaper during black friday?). I could deduct them as expenses and erase some of my self employment income this year?!
If you work (actual work) with photo/video stuff a lot I'd highly recommend pulling the trigger on those (or at least one)!  My GF is a photographer and got a 24in Dell 4K monitor last year and it's fantastic for what she does.  It's amazing how cheap they've gotten compared to where they were just a few years back.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: boarder42 on November 18, 2016, 11:36:15 AM
newer boat.  i have a perfectly good one that i bought affordably and works well and meets our needs with minor inconviences.  but a new one would eliminate some of those with some of the newer systems that are harder to install on my current boat.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sibley on November 18, 2016, 11:38:24 AM
3. Christmas decorations.  I am left with no decorations after the divorce.  So I am starting from scratch.  I bought a set of 6 ornaments for $22 a box last year.  No regrets.  Absolutely love them. Fell in love with them at first sight.  I wanted to get another few awesome unique decorations this year, but so far I haven't see anything that I love.  So if I may or may not get some more ornaments.  I will get some light strings and probably make popcorn strings with my kids and we'll decorate our mid-size fake tree.  And we'll be perfectly fine.

Go right after Christmas. Massive discounts. Department stores, home improvement stores, wherever is selling Christmas stuff. I typically get stuff that's 80% or more discounted. But you have to move FAST to get decent selection, so go the day or 2 after.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sibley on November 18, 2016, 11:43:58 AM
A $75 needlepoint pattern for a miniature oriental rug stitched on 40 count silk gauze. That's just the pattern - I'd also need to find and buy 40 count silk gauze (never worked on it before), an appropriate frame (I don't typically work on frames) and if I'm going to do this, I'm using silk thread (which costs way more than the $0.30 DMC floss). Plus, an appropriate needle, cause all mine are way too big I'm sure.

Oh, and I'm under the gun to get 6 coasters done for Christmas, plus I have the next project already picked out and materials acquired. But this is sooooo pretty!

FYI - Heaven and Earth Designs sells 40 count silk gauze. I've also heard that the holes on it are larger than comparable fabrics so your needles might be fine. Jo-ann's has a very cheap scroll frame and you can get dowels from home depot to make your own wider rods as I'm assuming it's a big piece. Give the Jo-ann's frame a light sanding and some howard's feed and wax or similar and it'll be perfectly fine.

Thanks, I'll look into them. Actually, for me the finished size is pretty small - I typically do pretty big pieces. I think it was between 10-12 inches on the long side, so a fixed frame should work. If I ever do this, I'll end up asking on the FB group where I found the website, since they have some people who do this.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: andy85 on November 18, 2016, 11:44:45 AM
All of the tools...need moar tools

not sure that is stupid since they are practical...but the lust is strong nonetheless and i will own all of the tools one day, given enough time.
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Post by: adwasy on November 18, 2016, 11:47:53 AM
Going online on Black Friday and buying video games. Overwatch, Starcraft 2 LOTV, Dark Souls etc etc
I still have unfinished games from last Black Friday ....

I'm also wanting to upgrade my homebrew equipment but I wouldn't consider that quite as stupid albeit more expensive ;)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on November 18, 2016, 11:57:57 AM
I really want to buy two (not one, but two!) high resolution 25 inch computer monitors (~$300 each, maybe cheaper during black friday?). I could deduct them as expenses and erase some of my self employment income this year?!
If you work (actual work) with photo/video stuff a lot I'd highly recommend pulling the trigger on those (or at least one)!  My GF is a photographer and got a 24in Dell 4K monitor last year and it's fantastic for what she does.  It's amazing how cheap they've gotten compared to where they were just a few years back.

My employer bought my group Dell 43" 4k quad-input displays.  They're glorious and make life SO much easier.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Candace on November 18, 2016, 12:01:55 PM
Nice wood or faux-wood blinds throughout my house, to replace the perfectly serviceable but not nice looking cheap metal mini-blinds. I keep telling myself I already have blinds, and they work fine. But the nice ones would just make the house look a little more upscale and classy. They're even pretty cheap now at JC Penney, but I have a ten-room house, so it would add up. I feel silly for wanting them.
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Post by: fishnfool on November 18, 2016, 12:07:35 PM
A small boat!

After having a GW shark swim by my kayak this summer it's got me thinking about buying a 17ft Boston whaler. I probably won't buy another boat , been there done that. But I enjoy lusting over them on craigslist. :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: bryan995 on November 18, 2016, 12:09:45 PM
UN65KS8000 65" Samsung ks8000 4k tv.

Currently (on sale) through Samsung EPP program for ~$1079 - ~15% cash back (discover + perksatwork), ~$920 effective price.
mmmmmm so very tempting for such a glorious TV.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dodojojo on November 18, 2016, 12:16:59 PM
Work gave me an old iPad for the occasional times I'd like to check email without having to fire up the laptop.  It weighs a ton and is pretty slow.  And I don't like IOS and am partial to Android.  After a day of using the iPad, I was online researching the latest, greatest and lightest Android tablets.

Mind you, I've never even owned a tablet--mainly because I figured it wasn't something I needed since I have laptops and a smartphone.  But here I am thinking of buying an expensive gadget to replace a FREE luxury item.  Am I wrong?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on November 18, 2016, 12:24:20 PM
UN65KS8000 65" Samsung ks8000 4k tv.

Currently (on sale) through Samsung EPP program for ~$1079 - ~15% cash back (discover + perksatwork), ~$920 effective price.
mmmmmm so very tempting for such a glorious TV.

These days, I'd have a hard time spending that much on any TV that isn't OLED.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: boarder42 on November 18, 2016, 12:30:07 PM
UN65KS8000 65" Samsung ks8000 4k tv.

Currently (on sale) through Samsung EPP program for ~$1079 - ~15% cash back (discover + perksatwork), ~$920 effective price.
mmmmmm so very tempting for such a glorious TV.

These days, I'd have a hard time spending that much on any TV that isn't OLED.

yeah i just picked up a 65" Samsung arguably best 1080p TV for 80 bucks using a slickdeal hack.  delivered and assembled for me.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on November 18, 2016, 12:53:40 PM
I'd have to say that probably the stupidest thing I'm lusting over right now is a new front wheel on my mountain bike.  The one that's on there right now is a perfectly fine wheel and works just fine, but its a different brand than the rear, with different logos, colors, etc.  And like I said, it functions perfectly, it just really tickles my brain in a bad way.  I've resisted for over a year and a half now...I'm not sure how much longer I can last though.  A matching front is around $190...that's not so bad, right?

a 16 pound carbon fiber road bike.  About $5K for a new one.  Probably could get a used one for about $2500 with the components I would like.

I already have several bikes, all of which work fine but none of which are sub 20lbs :)

Go for one of the Cannondale aluminum bikes...My CAAD10 is just under 17 lbs.  It doesn't ride like a carbon bike, but jeez its freaking light, and the price is right. 

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: robtown on November 18, 2016, 01:34:50 PM
 A 32" curved HD computer monitor that won't fit my desk.   I've held strong on that one.

I caved on some high end nicely engineered cast iron cookware (kickstarter) funding just the US made 10.5" skillet.   The price is much higher than the skillets at Walmart but the quality and seasoning are works of art.   $270 for three skillet set,  spread over three generations not that expensive.

http://1554n.fnd.to/marquettecastings
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Post by: bryan995 on November 18, 2016, 05:15:17 PM
UN65KS8000 65" Samsung ks8000 4k tv.

Currently (on sale) through Samsung EPP program for ~$1079 - ~15% cash back (discover + perksatwork), ~$920 effective price.
mmmmmm so very tempting for such a glorious TV.

These days, I'd have a hard time spending that much on any TV that isn't OLED.

yeah i just picked up a 65" Samsung arguably best 1080p TV for 80 bucks using a slickdeal hack.  delivered and assembled for me.

Agreed about OLED, but that tech is still in the ~2500+ range ... !
Do tell more about this magnificent $80 deal :) or did you mean $800?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: fishnfool on November 18, 2016, 05:22:13 PM
A 32" curved HD computer monitor that won't fit my desk.   I've held strong on that one.

I caved on some high end nicely engineered cast iron cookware (kickstarter) funding just the US made 10.5" skillet.   The price is much higher than the skillets at Walmart but the quality and seasoning are works of art.   $270 for three skillet set,  spread over three generations not that expensive.

http://1554n.fnd.to/marquettecastings
Yep, very nice skillets!

But I just can't imagine spending that much even as big of a cast iron fan that I am. Most of my collection I've bought at yard sales or even a few freebies from the metal pile at our landfill.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MsPeacock on November 18, 2016, 05:27:41 PM
A fancy road bike - carbon fiber, disk brakes, all that jazz. (My current bike is in rough shape - I'll get a new one but not as fancy as I'd like no doubt).

Some sort of gps activity tracker thing for cycling, running, and swimming - preferably sized for a woman's wrist.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marty998 on November 18, 2016, 05:32:25 PM
I just thought of something big actually. In the middle of next year a development of apartments will be commencing pre-sales and the hole will be excavated in my suburb... it's not a town known for big apartment blocks but this will be a "relatively" big and controversial one.

I am already thinking of buying the penthouse off the plan and am having difficulty removing this thought from my mind.

Especially the current boom busts itself and it is then priced reasonably. I would be seriously chuffed to own the best apartment in the suburb with views stretching all across of greater Sydney.
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Post by: kendallf on November 18, 2016, 05:42:06 PM
A framebuilding jig.

Apparently a local guy has one for sale, including a bunch of accessories, for $600.  They're stupidly expensive new.  I have done a bunch of braze-ons and TIG welded the main triangle of one custom frame before getting annoyed with some errors and tossing it, but I've never done a complete frame.
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Post by: spud1987 on November 18, 2016, 05:52:42 PM
a 16 pound carbon fiber road bike.  About $5K for a new one.  Probably could get a used one for about $2500 with the components I would like.

I already have several bikes, all of which work fine but none of which are sub 20lbs :)

Same here. I have a commuter/gravel bike that serves me well. But I want a road bike for long weekend rides, epic climbs, group rides, etc.

Currently eyeing a 2016 Trek Madone. $4000 on sale. That's a lot of freaking money. About half as much as my car is worth!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 18, 2016, 05:55:21 PM
UN65KS8000 65" Samsung ks8000 4k tv.

Currently (on sale) through Samsung EPP program for ~$1079 - ~15% cash back (discover + perksatwork), ~$920 effective price.
mmmmmm so very tempting for such a glorious TV.

These days, I'd have a hard time spending that much on any TV that isn't OLED.

yeah i just picked up a 65" Samsung arguably best 1080p TV for 80 bucks using a slickdeal hack.  delivered and assembled for me.

Agreed about OLED, but that tech is still in the ~2500+ range ... !
Do tell more about this magnificent $80 deal :) or did you mean $800?

I'm pretty sure I asked the exact same question the first time I heard this.  Not sure if it's the same person, but I think part of the answer includes using credit card points or something, so not truly $80.  It was still a really good deal regardless.
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Post by: h82goslw on November 18, 2016, 05:58:01 PM

This Porsche is my dream car and it's a mere $200,000+ depending on options.  It is what I have lusted after for years (and it doesn't even have a radio or power windows).  Alas, I'll probably never own it but I can dream.   



http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2016-Porsche-911-GT3-RS-PLACEMENT-626x382.jpg
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Post by: Deano on November 18, 2016, 06:12:33 PM
Carbon Fiber seatpost for my bike. 

My seatpost is bent and needs to be replaced, but I'll probably just fracture a carbon fiber version since I already bent a steel seat post.

Buy a Thomson Elite. You won't need another and they beautiful to boot.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: munchabunch on November 18, 2016, 07:06:53 PM
Right now, a full resin-pouring rig (vacuum chamber, pump, molding clay or silicone, resin, etc.), or some sort of stupidly awesome computer monitor.  I had a BenQ as an old graduation present from my Dad, and it finally gave out.  My backup (free) monitor has funky colors and saturation, but spending $300 for a nice one seems so ridiculous!

Or maybe a really nice embroidery machine... but those can get up to $15k.  No way.

Wait, can I add an all wood floor?  My parents just got one and my husband laughed because I spent the whole time sliding around and dancing on their floor :).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ObviouslyNotAGolfer on November 18, 2016, 07:28:27 PM
I am also lusting after at Porsche 911 Turbo S. If I could afford that, I could also afford to quit my job and escape the ninth circle of Satan's shite-pile in Hell (I refer of course to SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

Upon my exit from the HELL A area, I would put the hammer on that thing down so hard, the earth would probably fly out of its orbit from the centrifugal force of everone's head spinning in the same direction.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Skyward on November 18, 2016, 08:39:55 PM
Canon 600mm f4 II lens. I'm guessing the lust drive is embedded deep in the stupid section of the brain but sometimes the stupid must have its say.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: NV Teacher on November 18, 2016, 08:41:14 PM
Three things.  A new I-pad Pro, the 12.9 inch one that costs about $850.  Plantation shutters for all the windows in my house.  And lastly, someone to come in and clean once a week while I'm at work.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 18, 2016, 09:23:55 PM
I am also lusting after at Porsche 911 Turbo S. If I could afford that, I could also afford to quit my job and escape the ninth circle of Satan's shite-pile in Hell (I refer of course to SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

Upon my exit from the HELL A area, I would put the hammer on that thing down so hard, the earth would probably fly out of its orbit from the centrifugal force of everone's head spinning in the same direction.

Edgy
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on November 18, 2016, 10:25:44 PM
UN65KS8000 65" Samsung ks8000 4k tv.

Currently (on sale) through Samsung EPP program for ~$1079 - ~15% cash back (discover + perksatwork), ~$920 effective price.
mmmmmm so very tempting for such a glorious TV.

These days, I'd have a hard time spending that much on any TV that isn't OLED.

yeah i just picked up a 65" Samsung arguably best 1080p TV for 80 bucks using a slickdeal hack.  delivered and assembled for me.

Agreed about OLED, but that tech is still in the ~2500+ range ... !
Do tell more about this magnificent $80 deal :) or did you mean $800?

4k is $2500+, but 1080P OLED is much cheaper.
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Post by: PAstash on November 18, 2016, 10:26:39 PM
just video games.
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Post by: Taran Wanderer on November 18, 2016, 10:55:20 PM
Early retirement.
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Post by: FIFoFum on November 18, 2016, 11:21:11 PM
A butler.
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Post by: ObviouslyNotAGolfer on November 19, 2016, 12:12:19 AM
K, here's another one:

A 1971 Volvo P1800 in a junkyard.
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Post by: csdreaming on November 19, 2016, 12:14:13 AM
PC games, Feral has ported some hot games to Linux.

A 1080 graphics card. I already have a good graphics card, but Nvidia brought a huge jump in this generation.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 19, 2016, 05:38:30 AM
A small boat!

After having a GW shark swim by my kayak this summer it's got me thinking about buying a 17ft Boston whaler. I probably won't buy another boat , been there done that. But I enjoy lusting over them on craigslist. :)

Arg. A few years ago when I first FIRED I sailed with some friends for the first time.  Ever since then I have wanted a sailboat.  Completely silly, and I often forget about my lust; but it's still there, waiting...
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Post by: Wanttobehome on November 19, 2016, 06:02:28 AM
A Dyson hairdryer,my mornings would run so much smoother. I'm sure I could call it an investment in design.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on November 19, 2016, 07:32:55 AM
A Dyson hairdryer,my mornings would run so much smoother. I'm sure I could call it an investment in design.

I just check it out, 'cause I have extra long hair that takes forever to dry, and holy shit is that thinghy expensive! What makes it $500 special?!
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Post by: EverCurious on November 19, 2016, 08:44:08 AM
A Poop emoji winter hat, the pajama set, and the giant stuffed version. I love the poop emoji.

We have a winner.  Maybe we can all chip in as a prize

Lol but it is so cute!

(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/3c98d6c7-2b6a-495a-a6b8-ceb3d6ff0182_1.271c262770419375c1741a44b9196606.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF)
 
Pajamas: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Angelina-Unisex-Plush-Animal-Hooded-Onesies-Pajamas-Poop-Emoji/147922472

I suppose it's also BC my friends can buy all these things and I feel kinda left out not buying them. They even get the cute Pokemon slippers and a giant Magic the Gathering stained glass window decor. I get jealous I suppose. :P
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Post by: Wanttobehome on November 19, 2016, 09:07:19 AM
A Dyson hairdryer,my mornings would run so much smoother. I'm sure I could call it an investment in design.

I just check it out, 'cause I have extra long hair that takes forever to dry, and holy shit is that thinghy expensive! What makes it $500 special?!

It's supersonic........
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Friar on November 19, 2016, 09:08:17 AM
I really want my car windows tinting in a dark smoke/limo from the B pillar backwards. It's an estate and ,based on others doing the same, it looks fantastic.

But it's hard to justify spending £200 for something that:

a) Adds no resale value
b) Is purely for cosmetic purposes (on a vehicle nonetheless! How anti-mustachian)
I live in a hot area and my AC is much more effective (read: uses less energy) post-tint. It's probably a very low ROI, but it's non-zero. ;)

Never had tint on my windows over a 5 year period of ownership.  Really enjoyed the visibility and didn't see a need in Seattle or DC.

Moved to Arizona (Phoenix Metro).  Everytime we drove into the valley from the mountains or back from a California trip, I could just feel the oppressive heat slamming me in the face from the front windshield like a heavy punch in the face.  I started to believe I needed to get my A/C serviced...and then I went ahead and had the windows tinted (70% on front windshield, 35% on side windows, 20% on rear and back glass).  HUGE difference noticed immediately!!!

Plus, I now can drive around without the back trunk cover in my car as the tint makes it very difficult for someone to see if there is anything in the trunk area of my hatchback.  Sometimes it is nice to have that trunk lid removed, but not nice to show off to would be thieves if I happen to have something they want back there.

I do like the idea of it obscuring the view of what's in my car. I've taken out the retractable parcel shelf (http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/kwAAAOSwRGlXqNox/s-l225.jpg) for fuel economy purposes because it weighs about 5kg and was an easy win which means that currently you can see if I keep anything in the boot.

Yours and zephyr's suggestions about claiming AC gains would be wonderful if I lived in sunnier climes and drove my car often during the summer months. Back in June I bought a 125cc motorbike and have been since using that to commute (on non-rainy days) so haven't used the car much. Before anyone says it first I realise I don't need both but it was only £300, it gets double the MPG of my car, and cuts my commute in half by virtue of skipping traffic. Plus it's good fun in summer. Not so much in autumn/winter but I'm persevering.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Indexer on November 19, 2016, 09:27:17 AM
Stupidest thing?

New Volkswagen GTI with performance upgrade, and a stage 1+ ECU tuning upgrade. Total cost probably around 30k! It is a lot cheaper than what you would spend on an Audi with the same performance, 40-50k. Oh, and with the upgrades all new tires, new brakes, and fuel(premium) would cost more as well.


I won't do it, but that doesn't stop me from looking.

Current car: worth about 4k, no loan, no collision or comprehensive insurance(just liability), decent gas mileage(30 highway), and somewhat fun to drive.

Anytime I consider a new car I do math, and math tells me how much longer I would have to work as a result... and then my little car becomes the greatest car on Earth. :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on November 19, 2016, 09:33:42 AM
1) A house w/ a 2-3 car garage
2) 2017 Corvette Grand Sport

Currently live in a rented apartment with street parking and drive a paid off 8 year old Japanese car.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Friar on November 19, 2016, 09:43:03 AM
Stupidest thing?

New Volkswagen GTI with performance upgrade, and a stage 1+ ECU tuning upgrade. Total cost probably around 30k! It is a lot cheaper than what you would spend on an Audi with the same performance, 40-50k. Oh, and with the upgrades all new tires, new brakes, and fuel(premium) would cost more as well.


I won't do it, but that doesn't stop me from looking.

Current car: worth about 4k, no loan, no collision or comprehensive insurance(just liability), decent gas mileage(30 highway), and somewhat fun to drive.

Anytime I consider a new car I do math, and math tells me how much longer I would have to work as a result... and then my little car becomes the greatest car on Earth. :)

Which Volkswagen?
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Post by: Physicsteacher on November 19, 2016, 09:44:01 AM
I've been eying a lovely Edwardian diamond ring online. At $2.4k, it cost way more than all the jewelry I own combined, plus my emerald engagement ring usually stays in our fire safe while I wear a silicone wedding band. There's no way I could justify spending that kind of money on a sparkly piece of carbon and gold, but if I'd somehow found a winning lottery ticket on the sidewalk, I would have been tempted. Fortunately, it sold recently.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on November 19, 2016, 09:51:30 AM
Stupidest thing?

New Volkswagen GTI with performance upgrade, and a stage 1+ ECU tuning upgrade. Total cost probably around 30k! It is a lot cheaper than what you would spend on an Audi with the same performance, 40-50k. Oh, and with the upgrades all new tires, new brakes, and fuel(premium) would cost more as well.


I won't do it, but that doesn't stop me from looking.

Current car: worth about 4k, no loan, no collision or comprehensive insurance(just liability), decent gas mileage(30 highway), and somewhat fun to drive.

Anytime I consider a new car I do math, and math tells me how much longer I would have to work as a result... and then my little car becomes the greatest car on Earth. :)

We actually ordered a new [2015] GTI in late 2014. When the car arrived in early 2015 the manufacturer price had risen, there were several dealer options added that we hadn't asked for, and there was a random marketing(?) fee. I don't remember the exact numbers, but I think after negotiation they were still wanting at least $1k more than we had expected when we initially ordered the car. We walked.

I'm so glad we didn't buy that car. With our new work/living situation we wouldn't use it nearly enough.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: skiddieleet on November 19, 2016, 10:22:55 AM
The NES Classic Edition.  It's hard to get your hands on and I've just decided I'm going to use an emulator on my laptop for free.  I can get a $7 USB controller and it should be about as good as the real deal and 10% the price.
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Post by: Metric Mouse on November 19, 2016, 10:25:09 AM
The NES Classic Edition.  It's hard to get your hands on and I've just decided I'm going to use an emulator on my laptop for free.  I can get a $7 USB controller and it should be about as good as the real deal and 10% the price.

Yeah - the 1 meter cord length killed it for me. What the hell am I going to do with that?
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Post by: SeaEhm on November 19, 2016, 10:45:45 AM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19b0w0223b1u8gif/ku-xlarge.gif)
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Post by: Bracken_Joy on November 19, 2016, 07:40:03 PM
New appliances. Black Friday sales, why are you so tempting?
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Post by: doggyfizzle on November 19, 2016, 09:19:11 PM
New surfboard; CI added a new Tuflite model that id like to add to the quiver.  I've got 7 boards already though and they're getting harder to hide from the wife so this might not happen...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pdxmonkey on November 19, 2016, 09:50:56 PM
I really want to buy two (not one, but two!) high resolution 25 inch computer monitors (~$300 each, maybe cheaper during black friday?). I could deduct them as expenses and erase some of my self employment income this year?!
Man, you NEED at least 27s. 25s are for plebs.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pancakes on November 19, 2016, 11:12:30 PM
$40 pineapple doormat. I'll probably buy it if it goes on sale after Christmas.

Also a $5k sofa which I may eventually buy as I've been looking at the same one for more than 5 years now and still want it. It goes on sale at least once a year for 50% off so maybe next sale (I have been telling myself this for years haha).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on November 20, 2016, 02:24:39 AM
I am also lusting after at Porsche 911 Turbo S. If I could afford that, I could also afford to quit my job and escape the ninth circle of Satan's shite-pile in Hell (I refer of course to SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

Upon my exit from the HELL A area, I would put the hammer on that thing down so hard, the earth would probably fly out of its orbit from the centrifugal force of everone's head spinning in the same direction.

We had one for a couple of days last week (perks of my husband's job).



This Porsche is my dream car and it's a mere $200,000+ depending on options.  It is what I have lusted after for years (and it doesn't even have a radio or power windows).  Alas, I'll probably never own it but I can dream.   

http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2016-Porsche-911-GT3-RS-PLACEMENT-626x382.jpg

The GT3 RS makes a lot less sense practically, but a lot more sense financially.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 20, 2016, 03:30:50 AM
$40 pineapple doormat. I'll probably buy it if it goes on sale after Christmas.

Also a $5k sofa which I may eventually buy as I've been looking at the same one for more than 5 years now and still want it. It goes on sale at least once a year for 50% off so maybe next sale (I have been telling myself this for years haha).

Ha. I figure if I still want something that badly after a few years, it's time to get it.  I'm sure it'll be even more enjoyable then you imagine!
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Post by: 2Birds1Stone on November 20, 2016, 05:02:02 AM

The GT3 RS makes a lot less sense practically, but a lot more sense financially.

Add that to the list as well for me LOL!
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Post by: Friar on November 20, 2016, 05:33:17 AM
My dream Porsche would be a 1990 911 convertible in black.

https://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/08/31/17/42/1990_porsche_911-pic-63567-640x480.jpeg

Much cheaper to buy than your newfangled Porsches.

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Post by: CheapScholar on November 20, 2016, 06:12:22 AM
Katy Perry. 
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Post by: Metric Mouse on November 20, 2016, 06:48:01 AM
Katy Perry.

Ouch.
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Post by: iris lily on November 20, 2016, 08:32:37 AM
Treadmill.
So I can watch Netflix while I'm running.
And because . . . well, I got a lot of reasons
If you watch, you can get treadmills for free, for the hauling.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: kudy on November 20, 2016, 09:51:20 AM
I really want to buy two (not one, but two!) high resolution 25 inch computer monitors (~$300 each, maybe cheaper during black friday?). I could deduct them as expenses and erase some of my self employment income this year?!
Man, you NEED at least 27s. 25s are for plebs.

But right now all I have are two 20" 1680x1050, so 25" will still seem huge ;)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sojourner on November 20, 2016, 10:21:53 AM

http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2016-Porsche-911-GT3-RS-PLACEMENT-626x382.jpg
 

my gawd
that is certainly stupidly lustworthy
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: socalteacher on November 20, 2016, 11:59:28 AM
http://www.hobiefishing.com/mirage/mirage-pro-angler-14/

I have wanted this for years and it just keeps getting better tech wise and accessory wise. It would create a big problem in that I don't have the vehicle to transport it or the space to store it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Fomerly known as something on November 20, 2016, 12:17:58 PM
A folding Kayak and a higher end Mountain bike.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sloeginfizz on November 20, 2016, 12:23:27 PM
I'm not lusting after anything right now.
There are a few things that I want and may or may not get, but it's not lust for sure.

1. New couch.  Current couch is broken and is/was uncomfortable to begin with. I will probably be buying new couch during Christmas sales.  It's not lust.  It's a want.

2. New purse.  I am a purse snob.  My current every day Coach purse is dead.  It looks horrible.  It's old.  And I am actually embraced to carry it around. But it extremely comfortable and is just right in terms of size and features/design.  I tried to replace it with cheap under $50 purse, but I hate the feel of cheap purses.  They feel wrong to the touch.  On top of that I haven't seen the style that I would love enough to get right now.  I even looked at Coach again, but they don't have a style I like in their current collection.  In any case, in a choice between spending $750 on new purse or $800 on new couch, I'll buy a couch.

3. Christmas decorations.  I am left with no decorations after the divorce.  So I am starting from scratch.  I bought a set of 6 ornaments for $22 a box last year.  No regrets.  Absolutely love them. Fell in love with them at first sight.  I wanted to get another few awesome unique decorations this year, but so far I haven't see anything that I love.  So if I may or may not get some more ornaments.  I will get some light strings and probably make popcorn strings with my kids and we'll decorate our mid-size fake tree.  And we'll be perfectly fine.

For the purse, if you don't mind gently used, eBay is a gold mine of used Coach purses, many under $100. Search for 'vintage Coach' and find such goodies as:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Coach-Black-Leather-Station-Bag-5130-Cross-Body-shoulder-bag-/222316248676?hash=item33c314be64:g:wOwAAOSw4GVYK7yY

It's not stupid to buy a Coach. But it is stupid to spend several hundred dollars on one.

Also, Fossil has some very nice leather bags you can find on eBay for well under a hundred. They don't feel cheap at all. I'm thinking about getting one like this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOSSIL-Karli-Hobo-Womens-Shoulder-Handbag-Mineral-Gray-Leather-Large-Msrp-248-/172364134234?hash=item2821b3f75a:g:ADgAAOSwNRdX9DGg
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Mrs. Pomodoro on November 20, 2016, 12:27:47 PM
Lady Gaga's pink cowboy hat, custom made @ $680 each. (Yes, I actually looked it up.)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rhoon on November 20, 2016, 02:26:25 PM
Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 -- Starting at $440K
http://www.fountainepajot.com.au/sail-range/helia-44-evolution/

or

Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 -- Starting at $300K
http://www.fountainepajot.com.au/sail-range/new-40/

This would end up being my "home" and would be traveling the world with the family. So it would get full use out of it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: missj on November 20, 2016, 03:26:53 PM
a plug in hybrid minivan.  but since they start at $35,000 probably not gonna happen.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: former player on November 20, 2016, 03:38:30 PM
An extra room on my house.  It would give me a lovely large sunny room with plenty of bookshelves, a view of the sea, a woodstove, an en suite with underfloor heating for the shower, and a sun terrace outside the folding doors.  It would connect the house with the garden (currently on very different levels).  I've got the planning permission, I've got the money, I've got a builder lined up for next year.  But it is absolutely a want not a need, it is expensive (access issues) and it would be much more sensible to move a septic tank and build a garage.  So, stupid.  Which doesn't stop me dreaming of it. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SeaEhm on November 20, 2016, 04:21:58 PM
A Dyson hairdryer,my mornings would run so much smoother. I'm sure I could call it an investment in design.

I just check it out, 'cause I have extra long hair that takes forever to dry, and holy shit is that thinghy expensive! What makes it $500 special?!

Feels light in your hand
turns off quicker than others
my hair drying time has been cut from 30 seconds to about 20 seconds. 
looks cool

Those are all I can think of so unless those equate to $80 each, just get a normal blow dryer haha
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Secretly Saving on November 20, 2016, 04:56:43 PM
A bigger garage.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: toodleoo on November 20, 2016, 05:06:57 PM
The Flatev Artisan Tortilla Maker.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1104354043/the-artisan-tortilla-maker (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1104354043/the-artisan-tortilla-maker)

They had me at dough pod. Also at cinnamon sugar tortillas.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pdxmonkey on November 20, 2016, 08:05:48 PM
The Flatev Artisan Tortilla Maker.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1104354043/the-artisan-tortilla-maker (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1104354043/the-artisan-tortilla-maker)

They had me at dough pod. Also at cinnamon sugar tortillas.

Haha, just the opposite...they lost me at a dough pod that only make ONE tortilla. Even one person typically uses more than one tortilla. And then I've got to go out and procure pods? I can't just pour some flour and water into it and have it go to town? That'd be a pretty sweet device. Pour flour and whatever in one compartment, water in the other and watch it make up tortillas. Maybe oil in a 3rd compartment? I don't make tortillas. I assume there's a few dry ingredients, water + oil or the like.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 20, 2016, 08:08:11 PM
The Flatev Artisan Tortilla Maker.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1104354043/the-artisan-tortilla-maker (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1104354043/the-artisan-tortilla-maker)

They had me at dough pod. Also at cinnamon sugar tortillas.

Haha, just the opposite...they lost me at a dough pod that only make ONE tortilla. Even one person typically uses more than one tortilla. And then I've got to go out and procure pods? I can't just pour some flour and water into it and have it go to town? That'd be a pretty sweet device. Pour flour and whatever in one compartment, water in the other and watch it make up tortillas. Maybe oil in a 3rd compartment? I don't make tortillas. I assume there's a few dry ingredients, water + oil or the like.

The per-pod price is ridic.  At those prices, they should give you the machine for free and DRM their dough.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pdxmonkey on November 20, 2016, 09:11:28 PM
My item is a projector. I've been looking at these for years and my TV broke last year. I put this off for a good while longer. Now that fall is here and I'm spending more time indoors again I just ordered a 100" screen. This seems squarely in the realm of the mustachian since MMM claims to have (had?) an 11 foot screen which is a good deal larger. Now I just need to decide on the particular projector model to order. In the meantime I can install the screen when it arrives. Movies and games are my luxury items.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: accolay on November 21, 2016, 01:17:05 AM
There is no ONE stupidest thing. Just see my Amazon "save for later" items. Or these:

Christ Craft or similar https://buy.antiqueboat.com/runabouts/ (https://buy.antiqueboat.com/runabouts/)vintage wooden boat. I don't even have a place to boat with it.

23 window VW camper ~$50-70k

Var Atomic Truing stand. If I could ever find one, probably abotu $1000 http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/wrench_images/VarAtomicTruingJig_lg.jpg (http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/wrench_images/VarAtomicTruingJig_lg.jpg)
Does both bicycle and motorcycle tires. Not made anymore. Maybe someday at a garage sale? In France?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: NoStacheOhio on November 21, 2016, 06:40:09 AM
I really want to buy two (not one, but two!) high resolution 25 inch computer monitors (~$300 each, maybe cheaper during black friday?). I could deduct them as expenses and erase some of my self employment income this year?!
Man, you NEED at least 27s. 25s are for plebs.

Psh, dual 27s and a ~32" 1080 monitor on the wall.*













*Paid for by my employer
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 21, 2016, 02:28:58 PM
My item is a projector. I've been looking at these for years and my TV broke last year. I put this off for a good while longer. Now that fall is here and I'm spending more time indoors again I just ordered a 100" screen. This seems squarely in the realm of the mustachian since MMM claims to have (had?) an 11 foot screen which is a good deal larger. Now I just need to decide on the particular projector model to order. In the meantime I can install the screen when it arrives. Movies and games are my luxury items.

That actually reminds me I have a giant screen I need to sell.  I guess I won't get much for it... I like to keep the old projector around for Halloween effects
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 21, 2016, 02:35:19 PM
There is no ONE stupidest thing. Just see my Amazon "save for later" items. Or these:

Christ Craft or similar https://buy.antiqueboat.com/runabouts/ (https://buy.antiqueboat.com/runabouts/)vintage wooden boat. I don't even have a place to boat with it.

23 window VW camper ~$50-70k

Var Atomic Truing stand. If I could ever find one, probably abotu $1000 http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/wrench_images/VarAtomicTruingJig_lg.jpg (http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/wrench_images/VarAtomicTruingJig_lg.jpg)
Does both bicycle and motorcycle tires. Not made anymore. Maybe someday at a garage sale? In France?

Ahh. I remember when i had lists like this.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Stachless on November 21, 2016, 03:04:54 PM
My item is a projector. I've been looking at these for years and my TV broke last year. I put this off for a good while longer. Now that fall is here and I'm spending more time indoors again I just ordered a 100" screen. This seems squarely in the realm of the mustachian since MMM claims to have (had?) an 11 foot screen which is a good deal larger. Now I just need to decide on the particular projector model to order. In the meantime I can install the screen when it arrives. Movies and games are my luxury items.


Quite un-Mustachian of me, but I've done my homework on this topic and this is a clear winner:

http://www.projectorpeople.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000U/Projector/27643

On sale + no sales tax if you live outside of Florida - good luck!!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on November 21, 2016, 03:30:45 PM
The houses in Princeton, NJ. I do a lot of Zillow surfing and I absolutely love the super modern, deep in the woods style of these houses. They are expensive as fuck all, and the property taxes are enormous. But man do I like looking at the pictures!

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/144-Drakes-Corner-Rd-Princeton-NJ-08540/39009642_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-Parkside-Dr-Princeton-NJ-08540/39013598_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/38-Herrontown-Ln-Princeton-NJ-08540/39009549_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/347-Mount-Lucas-Rd-Princeton-NJ-08540/39010742_zpid/

I gotsta tell you  144 drakes corner road looks cold AF.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on November 21, 2016, 03:32:46 PM
My dream Porsche would be a 1990 911 convertible in black.

https://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/08/31/17/42/1990_porsche_911-pic-63567-640x480.jpeg

Much cheaper to buy than your newfangled Porsches.

Sent from my Nexus 9 using Tapatalk

Very californication, but I don't think they're cheaper than the new ones anymore...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on November 21, 2016, 03:33:59 PM
Ok I'm replying to too many specific things on this thread.
Mine:
A brand-new (facepalm) 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTS-T with AWD, forest green.  I know, I know.  I'm trying to rationalize the AWD, and my real-estate side hustle, and driving it for 10 years, but...the number don't make sense.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 21, 2016, 05:08:33 PM
The houses in Princeton, NJ. I do a lot of Zillow surfing and I absolutely love the super modern, deep in the woods style of these houses. They are expensive as fuck all, and the property taxes are enormous. But man do I like looking at the pictures!

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/144-Drakes-Corner-Rd-Princeton-NJ-08540/39009642_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-Parkside-Dr-Princeton-NJ-08540/39013598_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/38-Herrontown-Ln-Princeton-NJ-08540/39009549_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/347-Mount-Lucas-Rd-Princeton-NJ-08540/39010742_zpid/

I gotsta tell you  144 drakes corner road looks cold AF.

Hopefully it's tile/stone b/c radiant heat... usually tile is good for warm climates only
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: LeRainDrop on November 21, 2016, 07:37:45 PM
The houses in Princeton, NJ. I do a lot of Zillow surfing and I absolutely love the super modern, deep in the woods style of these houses. They are expensive as fuck all, and the property taxes are enormous. But man do I like looking at the pictures!

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/144-Drakes-Corner-Rd-Princeton-NJ-08540/39009642_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-Parkside-Dr-Princeton-NJ-08540/39013598_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/38-Herrontown-Ln-Princeton-NJ-08540/39009549_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/347-Mount-Lucas-Rd-Princeton-NJ-08540/39010742_zpid/

I gotsta tell you  144 drakes corner road looks cold AF.

Hopefully it's tile/stone b/c radiant heat... usually tile is good for warm climates only

Oh, I do not like that 144 Drakes Corner house one bit!  It looks so cold, kind of like a patio with a wooden and brick structure just plopped on top of it and a jail cell bathroom.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MrsDinero on November 21, 2016, 07:53:17 PM
A minivan!  Specifically a Honda Odyssey.  I love my Honda CRV but with 2 babies under 2 I can't carry a double stroller and groceries at the same time.

 When I was visiting my family we rented a minivan (it was $2 more than the cheapest rental) and I just fell in love with all the space!  Being able to transport more than 2 adults plus the 2 kids was a total luxury!  It would be nice to not have yo take 2 cars when we go out when family visits ( 1-2 times a month).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pdxmonkey on November 21, 2016, 09:42:28 PM
My item is a projector. I've been looking at these for years and my TV broke last year. I put this off for a good while longer. Now that fall is here and I'm spending more time indoors again I just ordered a 100" screen. This seems squarely in the realm of the mustachian since MMM claims to have (had?) an 11 foot screen which is a good deal larger. Now I just need to decide on the particular projector model to order. In the meantime I can install the screen when it arrives. Movies and games are my luxury items.


Quite un-Mustachian of me, but I've done my homework on this topic and this is a clear winner:

http://www.projectorpeople.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000U/Projector/27643

On sale + no sales tax if you live outside of Florida - good luck!!

Whats this sales tax you speak of? Here in Oregon...no sales tax ever...but there is a 9% income tax which hurts a lot more.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 21, 2016, 10:23:56 PM
My item is a projector. I've been looking at these for years and my TV broke last year. I put this off for a good while longer. Now that fall is here and I'm spending more time indoors again I just ordered a 100" screen. This seems squarely in the realm of the mustachian since MMM claims to have (had?) an 11 foot screen which is a good deal larger. Now I just need to decide on the particular projector model to order. In the meantime I can install the screen when it arrives. Movies and games are my luxury items.


Quite un-Mustachian of me, but I've done my homework on this topic and this is a clear winner:

http://www.projectorpeople.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000U/Projector/27643

On sale + no sales tax if you live outside of Florida - good luck!!

Whats this sales tax you speak of? Here in Oregon...no sales tax ever...but there is a 9% income tax which hurts a lot more.

Can you send me some things I've been lusting after?  You know, tax free
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pdxmonkey on November 21, 2016, 10:55:56 PM
My item is a projector. I've been looking at these for years and my TV broke last year. I put this off for a good while longer. Now that fall is here and I'm spending more time indoors again I just ordered a 100" screen. This seems squarely in the realm of the mustachian since MMM claims to have (had?) an 11 foot screen which is a good deal larger. Now I just need to decide on the particular projector model to order. In the meantime I can install the screen when it arrives. Movies and games are my luxury items.


Quite un-Mustachian of me, but I've done my homework on this topic and this is a clear winner:

http://www.projectorpeople.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000U/Projector/27643

On sale + no sales tax if you live outside of Florida - good luck!!

Whats this sales tax you speak of? Here in Oregon...no sales tax ever...but there is a 9% income tax which hurts a lot more.

Can you send me some things I've been lusting after?  You know, tax free

Yes, but first please send the money for purchase + postage to my Nigerian bank account.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: expatartist on November 21, 2016, 11:19:10 PM
A certain person. They're not stupid, but my lust is.

To take the following out of context:
I won't do it, but that doesn't stop me from looking.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 22, 2016, 12:02:26 AM
My item is a projector. I've been looking at these for years and my TV broke last year. I put this off for a good while longer. Now that fall is here and I'm spending more time indoors again I just ordered a 100" screen. This seems squarely in the realm of the mustachian since MMM claims to have (had?) an 11 foot screen which is a good deal larger. Now I just need to decide on the particular projector model to order. In the meantime I can install the screen when it arrives. Movies and games are my luxury items.


Quite un-Mustachian of me, but I've done my homework on this topic and this is a clear winner:

http://www.projectorpeople.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000U/Projector/27643

On sale + no sales tax if you live outside of Florida - good luck!!

Whats this sales tax you speak of? Here in Oregon...no sales tax ever...but there is a 9% income tax which hurts a lot more.

Can you send me some things I've been lusting after?  You know, tax free

Yes, but first please send the money for purchase + postage to my Nigerian bank account.

Sent
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on November 22, 2016, 12:05:06 AM
A certain person. They're not stupid, but my lust is.

To take the following out of context:
I won't do it, but that doesn't stop me from looking.

Story time.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on November 22, 2016, 09:45:41 AM
A silk comforter, and a couple of sets of new sheets.
My duvet comforter feels too hot lately, and the sheets are old and dingy.
But it's all expenses I can postpone for years, and there is no point in having nice stuff with a baby in the house, so I'll wait until my youngest will be in school :-D
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Digital Dogma on November 22, 2016, 10:27:33 AM
A 27" G-sync capable 144hz monitor, which would of course necessitate a video card I can only estimate would cost another $400 at least.

I've decided to hold off another year and see what they cost next season, because $700+ for a 27" screen is outrageous.

If this is anything like past purchases it will hopefully be another 10 years before I break down and get what I really want.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: cobbb11 on November 22, 2016, 10:46:22 AM
Gear S3. The ability to answer and have calls on your phone Dick Tracy style is just too irresistible. Plus my gear fit 2's battery is crapping out on me and the S3 still keeps the fitness features. I even pre-ordered it. But while waiting for it to ship and constantly checking the amazon page I noticed it dropped by $50 even though it is still listed as out of stock. Called Amazon and basically had to cancel my order and lose my place in line to re-order it at the lower price point. I'm grateful my little bit of mustachianism in this situation trumped my patience. Now i wait...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EverCurious on November 22, 2016, 11:02:48 AM
Got another thing I want really bad. I play Magic the Gathering and really eyeing Emrakul the Promised End.

http://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/eldritch-moon/emrakul-the-promised-end

The card tends to hover around the $20 range but that ability is too tempting to not use, especially with the Aether cards making it so easy it get out. I proxy right now and could pull out this baby by turn 4 (I'm playing Standard atm).

Also for my zombies I still have yet to grab the $40 Liliana, the Last Hope.

http://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/eldritch-moon/liliana-the-last-hope

Argh! I wish I could just throw hundreds of dollars at Magic and not feel stupid. But alas, I can't so I wait until I can trade or win it via local tournaments. I get jealous of my friends sometimes.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Greenback Reproduction Specialist on November 22, 2016, 11:26:34 AM
New shoes, nice full grain leather boots only $80, Bond Axe II boots to be exact.

Bond makes excellent shoes, the pair I still wear, I have worn daily for about 5 years. They are getting tired and the insoles are wearing out, which are perforated leather I might add....

I really want these because they are so well build and last a long time, compared to some other cheaper shoes....

But in reality, I have other boots that I could wear, they just need to be cleaned up.... Arrgh
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: golden1 on November 22, 2016, 11:56:27 AM
A red leather purse - it's $118 and I absolutely don't need it in any way shape or form.  I almost bought it at the store but resisted, but my brain won't let go of it. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sassy on November 22, 2016, 12:34:31 PM
This necklace, it's only $5000. I have considered just buying it for myself several times, but it costs more than my car.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slinky on November 22, 2016, 12:39:08 PM
A $75 needlepoint pattern for a miniature oriental rug stitched on 40 count silk gauze. That's just the pattern - I'd also need to find and buy 40 count silk gauze (never worked on it before), an appropriate frame (I don't typically work on frames) and if I'm going to do this, I'm using silk thread (which costs way more than the $0.30 DMC floss). Plus, an appropriate needle, cause all mine are way too big I'm sure.

Oh, and I'm under the gun to get 6 coasters done for Christmas, plus I have the next project already picked out and materials acquired. But this is sooooo pretty!

FYI - Heaven and Earth Designs sells 40 count silk gauze. I've also heard that the holes on it are larger than comparable fabrics so your needles might be fine. Jo-ann's has a very cheap scroll frame and you can get dowels from home depot to make your own wider rods as I'm assuming it's a big piece. Give the Jo-ann's frame a light sanding and some howard's feed and wax or similar and it'll be perfectly fine.

Thanks, I'll look into them. Actually, for me the finished size is pretty small - I typically do pretty big pieces. I think it was between 10-12 inches on the long side, so a fixed frame should work. If I ever do this, I'll end up asking on the FB group where I found the website, since they have some people who do this.

Oh that is pretty small! I was thinking it would be bigger with a $75 price tag for the pattern. I do big pieces too, but I mostly get them from HAED these days and they only run $19. I usually buy them when they are on sale for half off of course.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on November 22, 2016, 12:43:08 PM
This necklace, it's only $5000. I have considered just buying it for myself several times, but it costs more than my car.

I bet you can get it done for much less by an artisanal goldsmith. Actually if you live in Montréal I have one to suggest.
(Yes forum, jewelry makes me happy and I won't apologize)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slinky on November 22, 2016, 12:53:19 PM
And I got distracted and never actually said what my thing was. I am lusting after a fully loaded AVL A Series CompuDobby loom, 48", 40 harness with E Lift System. Base list price is $22,437.55, so fully loaded is...a lot. They seem to depreciate a lot like a car too.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GrumpyPenguin on November 22, 2016, 02:00:10 PM
HTC Vive VR Headset and controllers, GTX 1080. 

We all do have such great stupid wants don't we :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Friar on November 22, 2016, 04:13:55 PM


My dream Porsche would be a 1990 911 convertible in black.

https://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/08/31/17/42/1990_porsche_911-pic-63567-640x480.jpeg

Much cheaper to buy than your newfangled Porsches.

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Very californication, but I don't think they're cheaper than the new ones anymore...

Hah. Admittedly, I'd like the Hank Moody lifestyle to go with it.

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Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Taran Wanderer on November 22, 2016, 08:22:11 PM
A minivan!  Specifically a Honda Odyssey.  I love my Honda CRV but with 2 babies under 2 I can't carry a double stroller and groceries at the same time.

 When I was visiting my family we rented a minivan (it was $2 more than the cheapest rental) and I just fell in love with all the space!  Being able to transport more than 2 adults plus the 2 kids was a total luxury!  It would be nice to not have yo take 2 cars when we go out when family visits ( 1-2 times a month).

The Honda Odyssey is awesome. We love ours, and we expect to have it forever. The automatic doors are great. The ability to haul is great. For such a big vehicle, the gas mileage is darn good. The handling is great (for a minivan).  If you do decide to take the plunge, you will regret nothing except the dollars. (I have to admit I sometimes wish we had spent the extra money for dual 8-way power memory seats, but it would have cost an extra 10% and included a navigation package that we really didn't need, so that was our mustachian sacrifice.  Not exactly mustachian, but better than nothing maybe....
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Feefers on November 22, 2016, 08:37:07 PM
Target is going to have a pretty good black friday doorbuster-- a Samsung 4K 60" TV for $700.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pbkmaine on November 22, 2016, 08:39:16 PM
Gee, and here I was going to post that I wanted a $500 Formica countertop for my kitchen.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Taran Wanderer on November 22, 2016, 09:21:33 PM
Target is going to have a pretty good black friday doorbuster-- a Samsung 4K 60" TV for $700.

Will it be a Smart TV?  Gotta love the Smart TV.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 22, 2016, 09:52:32 PM
Target is going to have a pretty good black friday doorbuster-- a Samsung 4K 60" TV for $700.

Will it be a Smart TV?  Gotta love the Smart TV.

I hope it's curved.  Curvy is sexy.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pdxmonkey on November 22, 2016, 11:07:57 PM
Target is going to have a pretty good black friday doorbuster-- a Samsung 4K 60" TV for $700.

Will it be a Smart TV?  Gotta love the Smart TV.

I hope it's curved.  Curvy is sexy.
I don't understand curved TVs. They reduce possible viewing angles and solve none of the problems curved theater projection screens do. One of the primary reasons for a curved theater screen is to fix pin cushion effects and those don't become an issue until distances and sizes greater than will be encountered at home. For TVs it's not even an issue for OLED or LCD tech because they don't use light to project an image like a DLP
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: calimom on November 22, 2016, 11:09:28 PM
Target is going to have a pretty good black friday doorbuster-- a Samsung 4K 60" TV for $700.

Let's hope it doesn't blow up - like the Samsung Galaxy :p
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 23, 2016, 03:49:08 AM
Target is going to have a pretty good black friday doorbuster-- a Samsung 4K 60" TV for $700.

Will it be a Smart TV?  Gotta love the Smart TV.

I hope it's curved.  Curvy is sexy.
I don't understand curved TVs. They reduce possible viewing angles and solve none of the problems curved theater projection screens do. One of the primary reasons for a curved theater screen is to fix pin cushion effects and those don't become an issue until distances and sizes greater than will be encountered at home. For TVs it's not even an issue for OLED or LCD tech because they don't use light to project an image like a DLP

Do they hang on the wall well? My TV is mounted on an angled wall I custom built for it. Not sure a curved screen would look 'correct'.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MrsDinero on November 23, 2016, 05:47:10 AM
A minivan!  Specifically a Honda Odyssey.  I love my Honda CRV but with 2 babies under 2 I can't carry a double stroller and groceries at the same time.

 When I was visiting my family we rented a minivan (it was $2 more than the cheapest rental) and I just fell in love with all the space!  Being able to transport more than 2 adults plus the 2 kids was a total luxury!  It would be nice to not have yo take 2 cars when we go out when family visits ( 1-2 times a month).

The Honda Odyssey is awesome. We love ours, and we expect to have it forever. The automatic doors are great. The ability to haul is great. For such a big vehicle, the gas mileage is darn good. The handling is great (for a minivan).  If you do decide to take the plunge, you will regret nothing except the dollars. (I have to admit I sometimes wish we had spent the extra money for dual 8-way power memory seats, but it would have cost an extra 10% and included a navigation package that we really didn't need, so that was our mustachian sacrifice.  Not exactly mustachian, but better than nothing maybe....

Don't say that!  Mr. D has given his ok for the van, so I'm the only one stopping us right now. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Iplawyer on November 23, 2016, 06:00:08 AM
A pressure cooker but I will not get one until something happens to my crockpot.

A pressure cooker is not the same as a crockpot.  In my opinion it is a necessity that can cook a meal in 20 minutes with no effort.  You can get a great one for under $100.  I use mine daily. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on November 23, 2016, 10:36:28 AM
A minivan!  Specifically a Honda Odyssey.  I love my Honda CRV but with 2 babies under 2 I can't carry a double stroller and groceries at the same time.

 When I was visiting my family we rented a minivan (it was $2 more than the cheapest rental) and I just fell in love with all the space!  Being able to transport more than 2 adults plus the 2 kids was a total luxury!  It would be nice to not have yo take 2 cars when we go out when family visits ( 1-2 times a month).

The Honda Odyssey is awesome. We love ours, and we expect to have it forever. The automatic doors are great. The ability to haul is great. For such a big vehicle, the gas mileage is darn good. The handling is great (for a minivan).  If you do decide to take the plunge, you will regret nothing except the dollars. (I have to admit I sometimes wish we had spent the extra money for dual 8-way power memory seats, but it would have cost an extra 10% and included a navigation package that we really didn't need, so that was our mustachian sacrifice.  Not exactly mustachian, but better than nothing maybe....

Don't say that!  Mr. D has given his ok for the van, so I'm the only one stopping us right now.

I have an 07 with 100k on the odo, touring edition, scooped it for cheap (12 when it blue booked for 16k).  Best car ever, will keep it running smoothly until it doesn't anymore.  I'm told to expect 250k without major work.  Do not regret!  Also, they look sexy (this coming from a car guy.)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 23, 2016, 11:03:17 AM
Target is going to have a pretty good black friday doorbuster-- a Samsung 4K 60" TV for $700.

Will it be a Smart TV?  Gotta love the Smart TV.

I hope it's curved.  Curvy is sexy.
I don't understand curved TVs. They reduce possible viewing angles and solve none of the problems curved theater projection screens do. One of the primary reasons for a curved theater screen is to fix pin cushion effects and those don't become an issue until distances and sizes greater than will be encountered at home. For TVs it's not even an issue for OLED or LCD tech because they don't use light to project an image like a DLP

It feels good on ur sexy parts
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: golden1 on November 23, 2016, 11:18:33 AM
Quote
Quote from: MrsDinero on November 21, 2016, 07:53:17 PM
A minivan!  Specifically a Honda Odyssey.  I love my Honda CRV but with 2 babies under 2 I can't carry a double stroller and groceries at the same time.

 When I was visiting my family we rented a minivan (it was $2 more than the cheapest rental) and I just fell in love with all the space!  Being able to transport more than 2 adults plus the 2 kids was a total luxury!  It would be nice to not have yo take 2 cars when we go out when family visits ( 1-2 times a month).

The Honda Odyssey is awesome. We love ours, and we expect to have it forever. The automatic doors are great. The ability to haul is great. For such a big vehicle, the gas mileage is darn good. The handling is great (for a minivan).  If you do decide to take the plunge, you will regret nothing except the dollars. (I have to admit I sometimes wish we had spent the extra money for dual 8-way power memory seats, but it would have cost an extra 10% and included a navigation package that we really didn't need, so that was our mustachian sacrifice.  Not exactly mustachian, but better than nothing maybe....

Heh.  I had a Honda Cr-V, then got an Odyssey once I had my second kid, and now that my kids are older, I am back to a CR-V.  The Ody does handle surprisingly well and the doors were awesome for car seats.  Both cars are really solid choices. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: onehair on November 23, 2016, 11:29:38 AM
A Replacement Ipod classic with a 512GB internal drive...I miss my old one so and the Shuffle only holds 2 gigs...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slee_stack on November 23, 2016, 12:52:42 PM
A new CPU and MB.  How geektastic!

Hoping the Zen hype is real.  Sick of Intel monopoly.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Stachless on November 23, 2016, 03:08:54 PM
My item is a projector. I've been looking at these for years and my TV broke last year. I put this off for a good while longer. Now that fall is here and I'm spending more time indoors again I just ordered a 100" screen. This seems squarely in the realm of the mustachian since MMM claims to have (had?) an 11 foot screen which is a good deal larger. Now I just need to decide on the particular projector model to order. In the meantime I can install the screen when it arrives. Movies and games are my luxury items.


Quite un-Mustachian of me, but I've done my homework on this topic and this is a clear winner:

http://www.projectorpeople.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000U/Projector/27643

On sale + no sales tax if you live outside of Florida - good luck!!

Whats this sales tax you speak of? Here in Oregon...no sales tax ever...but there is a 9% income tax which hurts a lot more.


Heh.  I'm in San Diego - we get both Sales Tax (9%) and State Income Tax (9.3% over 103k married filing jointly) here.

Then again, it will be 80' and not a cloud to be found tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
That sunshine ain't free but it sure is worth it sometimes!!

Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: hops on November 23, 2016, 03:32:53 PM
A steam mop, currently, after months of unfulfilled Roomba lust. There's nothing wrong with the cheap, traditional broom and mop and budget vacuum that we currently clean with, but I traffic in bizarre fantasies that my life could be immeasurably improved by performing these tasks more efficiently.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Taran Wanderer on November 23, 2016, 04:09:24 PM
A minivan!  Specifically a Honda Odyssey.  I love my Honda CRV but with 2 babies under 2 I can't carry a double stroller and groceries at the same time.

 When I was visiting my family we rented a minivan (it was $2 more than the cheapest rental) and I just fell in love with all the space!  Being able to transport more than 2 adults plus the 2 kids was a total luxury!  It would be nice to not have yo take 2 cars when we go out when family visits ( 1-2 times a month).

The Honda Odyssey is awesome. We love ours, and we expect to have it forever. The automatic doors are great. The ability to haul is great. For such a big vehicle, the gas mileage is darn good. The handling is great (for a minivan).  If you do decide to take the plunge, you will regret nothing except the dollars. (I have to admit I sometimes wish we had spent the extra money for dual 8-way power memory seats, but it would have cost an extra 10% and included a navigation package that we really didn't need, so that was our mustachian sacrifice.  Not exactly mustachian, but better than nothing maybe....

Don't say that!  Mr. D has given his ok for the van, so I'm the only one stopping us right now.

I don't really regret the dollars. It has been a great purchase. I think that the Honda Odyssey is one of the best auto value buys out there. For what you pay vs. what you get (size, mileage, handling, trim level, quality, reliability, longevity), it's a fantastic buy.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pdxmonkey on November 23, 2016, 08:33:36 PM
My item is a projector. I've been looking at these for years and my TV broke last year. I put this off for a good while longer. Now that fall is here and I'm spending more time indoors again I just ordered a 100" screen. This seems squarely in the realm of the mustachian since MMM claims to have (had?) an 11 foot screen which is a good deal larger. Now I just need to decide on the particular projector model to order. In the meantime I can install the screen when it arrives. Movies and games are my luxury items.


Quite un-Mustachian of me, but I've done my homework on this topic and this is a clear winner:

http://www.projectorpeople.com/Panasonic-PT-AE8000U/Projector/27643

On sale + no sales tax if you live outside of Florida - good luck!!

Whats this sales tax you speak of? Here in Oregon...no sales tax ever...but there is a 9% income tax which hurts a lot more.


Heh.  I'm in San Diego - we get both Sales Tax (9%) and State Income Tax (9.3% over 103k married filing jointly) here.

Then again, it will be 80' and not a cloud to be found tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
That sunshine ain't free but it sure is worth it sometimes!!

Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Oregon's 9% over 8400. Yes 8 thousand 400. 9.9 over 125k. Sales tax is better for mustachioed because you can invest and compound your money until you spend it. California's taxes are generally pretty high though. They suck as well
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on November 23, 2016, 09:41:07 PM
For me it's an electric car. Probably the Nissan Leaf over some of the others out there, but I'm waiting to see if the range increases in the next year's model...


...Oh yea, that, and I have a perfectly fine ~10 year old car.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: h82goslw on November 24, 2016, 05:27:55 AM
A minivan!  Specifically a Honda Odyssey.  I love my Honda CRV but with 2 babies under 2 I can't carry a double stroller and groceries at the same time.

 When I was visiting my family we rented a minivan (it was $2 more than the cheapest rental) and I just fell in love with all the space!  Being able to transport more than 2 adults plus the 2 kids was a total luxury!  It would be nice to not have yo take 2 cars when we go out when family visits ( 1-2 times a month).

The Honda Odyssey is awesome. We love ours, and we expect to have it forever. The automatic doors are great. The ability to haul is great. For such a big vehicle, the gas mileage is darn good. The handling is great (for a minivan).  If you do decide to take the plunge, you will regret nothing except the dollars. (I have to admit I sometimes wish we had spent the extra money for dual 8-way power memory seats, but it would have cost an extra 10% and included a navigation package that we really didn't need, so that was our mustachian sacrifice.  Not exactly mustachian, but better than nothing maybe....

Don't say that!  Mr. D has given his ok for the van, so I'm the only one stopping us right now.

Had our Odyssey for about 7 years and sold it 2 years ago when I thought we should have a big honking SUV.  It was an awesome van that held 8 people and tons of stuff when we went on vacation and never had any mechanical issues.  Wish I had found MMM before I bought the clown car because we'd still have that van. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 24, 2016, 06:08:43 AM
As for TVs, I've bought 3 brand new TVs in my lifetime, a 35/36" CRT for ~$600 in ~2000ish, a 47" LCD for ~$1400 in 2008ish and a 55" LED for ~$1600 in 2014ish. Not very Mustachian. I feel like the next upgrade has to be like 65-70" 4K for < $800 (maybe $1000???!) but it's wholly stupid and unnecessary.

I thought that too... then I bought my 65". I'll take facepunches every single day with a smile.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BlueHouse on November 24, 2016, 06:54:47 AM
More shelves for garage.

I have a thing about storage. I love it and I totally buy into those container store adverts with pretty boxes. So I buy shelves and then to keep myself from filling them up, sometimes I buy extra boxes to put in the empty spaces.

Right now, my garage is not organized efficiently, so I think I need more shelves, but I already have shelves with nothing but empty boxes (nested and stacked) on them. I could probably accomplish the same thing by getting rid of stuff, but I feel like I need to see everything on new shelves first before I decide what I can get rid of! 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sloeginfizz on November 24, 2016, 08:10:19 AM
Speaking of TVs, I've suddenly decided I want a new one. I've got a 42" plasma I've had for 9 or so years. But one, I've noticed it seems so tiny these days and two, I have noticed some burn in on the screen. I don't see it when I'm watching a program, only at menu screens. I guess, if I'm going to get one, this would be the time. But maybe I'm just being a whiny complaineypants. When I bought it, 42" seemed huge. And the screen problem doesn't actually cause a noticeable problem when watching. Someone face punch me now.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SeaEhm on November 24, 2016, 08:15:36 AM
Speaking of TVs, I've suddenly decided I want a new one. I've got a 42" plasma I've had for 9 or so years. But one, I've noticed it seems so tiny these days and two, I have noticed some burn in on the screen. I don't see it when I'm watching a program, only at menu screens. I guess, if I'm going to get one, this would be the time. But maybe I'm just being a whiny complaineypants. When I bought it, 42" seemed huge. And the screen problem doesn't actually cause a noticeable problem when watching. Someone face punch me now.

I would just hold out.  The cost of new TVs is pretty low so it's not like splurging on Black Friday will be that great of a deal if your TV can't make it another year.


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Had our Odyssey for about 7 years and sold it 2 years ago when I thought we should have a big honking SUV.  It was an awesome van that held 8 people and tons of stuff when we went on vacation and never had any mechanical issues.  Wish I had found MMM before I bought the clown car because we'd still have that van. 

Looks at your username - what's the fast car you own? 
Or was this your Odyssey?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivRj0wa_opc
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SeaEhm on November 24, 2016, 08:17:21 AM
I thought that too... then I bought my 65". I'll take facepunches every single day with a smile.

Hook up the computer to the TV so my fist will be even that much larger.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on November 24, 2016, 12:40:47 PM
My husband wants a new TV.

It irks me that almost everyone who has visited our new place or seen photos, including in-laws, extended family, friends, and his work colleagues, have immediately commented, "You need a bigger TV."

Our 32" screen is seven years old. It will die eventually, then we'll shop.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: englishteacheralex on November 25, 2016, 10:22:55 AM
A steam mop, currently, after months of unfulfilled Roomba lust. There's nothing wrong with the cheap, traditional broom and mop and budget vacuum that we currently clean with, but I traffic in bizarre fantasies that my life could be immeasurably improved by performing these tasks more efficiently.

Totally with you on all of this. The Roomba/steam mop lust and the bizarre fantasies of a magically altered me that loves cleaning the floor because of amazing new equipment.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on November 25, 2016, 11:52:14 AM
A second hand breadmaker machine. But my DH does not agree and says he prefers the taste of bakery bread to home made bread (without the machine).
Compromise: when we are visiting his father's house around christmas, we should try out the machine his father own to form our own opinion. If OK we might get that particular machine thatvis not in use anymore. Or I'll buy a second hand.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MikeMoeJackB on November 25, 2016, 11:58:49 AM
NRS OTTER 140 Self-bailing raft currently living on my amazon wish list at $4,025.

I have an outdoor gear/experiences addiction. But when you live/work at Yosemite what else do you think about?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Eedad on November 25, 2016, 03:58:37 PM
An Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator to make snacks/food for backpacking trips.  I'd have to make a lot to justify the cost though.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Happy in CA on November 25, 2016, 04:13:57 PM
A Salsa Warbird carbon Ultegra with Di2 upgrade.  Red with orange accents.  I will carry it on my kuat trailer behind my Prius as I travel the USA.  One bike that can go just about wherever I go - asphalt, gravel, fire road, rail trail, pretty much anything but singletrack.  Costs about $5000 but I have a milestone birthday coming up and I've been a very good girl this year.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pdxmonkey on November 25, 2016, 07:05:19 PM
My husband wants a new TV.

It irks me that almost everyone who has visited our new place or seen photos, including in-laws, extended family, friends, and his work colleagues, have immediately commented, "You need a bigger TV."

Our 32" screen is seven years old. It will die eventually, then we'll shop.
How many hours a year does your TV get used? It's likely cheap entertainment per hour over 7 years if you keep a bigger one as long as you kept this one. Give the 32 to a college student. A lot of shows really do benefit from a larger screen where you can notice the details. If it's just on in the background with nobody watching then yeah...keep the 32
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on November 25, 2016, 07:21:10 PM
My husband wants a new TV.

It irks me that almost everyone who has visited our new place or seen photos, including in-laws, extended family, friends, and his work colleagues, have immediately commented, "You need a bigger TV."

Our 32" screen is seven years old. It will die eventually, then we'll shop.
How many hours a year does your TV get used? It's likely cheap entertainment per hour over 7 years if you keep a bigger one as long as you kept this one. Give the 32 to a college student. A lot of shows really do benefit from a larger screen where you can notice the details. If it's just on in the background with nobody watching then yeah...keep the 32

Am I on the wrong forum? :D

We can afford a new TV, and if he just came home with it, I'd probably be fine.

But for me, our "small" TV is a symbol of our choices and our lifestyle.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on November 25, 2016, 09:13:55 PM
My husband wants a new TV.

It irks me that almost everyone who has visited our new place or seen photos, including in-laws, extended family, friends, and his work colleagues, have immediately commented, "You need a bigger TV."

Our 32" screen is seven years old. It will die eventually, then we'll shop.
How many hours a year does your TV get used? It's likely cheap entertainment per hour over 7 years if you keep a bigger one as long as you kept this one. Give the 32 to a college student. A lot of shows really do benefit from a larger screen where you can notice the details. If it's just on in the background with nobody watching then yeah...keep the 32

Am I on the wrong forum? :D

We can afford a new TV, and if he just came home with it, I'd probably be fine.

But for me, our "small" TV is a symbol of our choices and our lifestyle.

TV size is bullshit.  I have a 12 inch laptop screen that takes up more of my vision than my 65 inch TV because my sofa is REALLY far away from the TV.  If you want a bigger TV, just move closer to the TV
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BetweenSips on November 26, 2016, 01:09:35 AM
Baby rompers.

They are ridiculously cute and only $8 on Amazon, but I already have plenty of clothes to get me through the next year due to this being my second baby.

But oh glob are they cute!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on November 26, 2016, 02:14:04 AM
An Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator to make snacks/food for backpacking trips.  I'd have to make a lot to justify the cost though.

We have this outrageous big machine. I can say that it works very well, although it adds an extra energy user to your household.
We go a lot on outdoor trips and need dried food. It is cheaper to make it yourself and also nicer to make your own recipies. I also pick mushrooms that I dry in it.

You doe not need to buy the Excalibur sheets. You will need some kind of sheet, but we were able to find some at a much cheaper store. Not exactly the right size, but with sizzers it comes closer. Paper baking sheet can also be used for e.g. drying tomato saus.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Eedad on November 26, 2016, 04:34:16 AM
I really want it for making stew and such for the trail/camping.  I have my round nesco, but man these look so nice.  I have considered building a solar dehydrator as a fun project for summer, and to teach the kids about it.  But 9 trays would make fruit/veggie sales that much better.

I like the idea of knowing what's going into our trail food too.  Every once in awhile one will pop up on Craigslist, I should of grabbed the last one.


An Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator to make snacks/food for backpacking trips.  I'd have to make a lot to justify the cost though.

We have this outrageous big machine. I can say that it works very well, although it adds an extra energy user to your household.
We go a lot on outdoor trips and need dried food. It is cheaper to make it yourself and also nicer to make your own recipies. I also pick mushrooms that I dry in it.

You doe not need to buy the Excalibur sheets. You will need some kind of sheet, but we were able to find some at a much cheaper store. Not exactly the right size, but with sizzers it comes closer. Paper baking sheet can also be used for e.g. drying tomato saus.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pbkmaine on November 26, 2016, 06:09:07 AM
My husband wants a new TV.

It irks me that almost everyone who has visited our new place or seen photos, including in-laws, extended family, friends, and his work colleagues, have immediately commented, "You need a bigger TV."

Our 32" screen is seven years old. It will die eventually, then we'll shop.
How many hours a year does your TV get used? It's likely cheap entertainment per hour over 7 years if you keep a bigger one as long as you kept this one. Give the 32 to a college student. A lot of shows really do benefit from a larger screen where you can notice the details. If it's just on in the background with nobody watching then yeah...keep the 32

Am I on the wrong forum? :D

We can afford a new TV, and if he just came home with it, I'd probably be fine.

But for me, our "small" TV is a symbol of our choices and our lifestyle.

We have a 55" 3D TV simply because it makes DH happy. If it were just me, I would not have a TV. I can watch anything I need to see on my iPad. But DH loves to sit with me on a Saturday night and watch a movie on the big screen. So I have compromised. We save $ in a thousand other ways.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 26, 2016, 08:08:32 AM
I thought that too... then I bought my 65". I'll take facepunches every single day with a smile.

Hook up the computer to the TV so my fist will be even that much larger.

Rude, and very constructive.  Thanks for implying you have the right to judge my choices.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BTDretire on November 26, 2016, 09:33:41 AM
I thought that too... then I bought my 65". I'll take facepunches every single day with a smile.

Hook up the computer to the TV so my fist will be even that much larger.

Rude, and very constructive.  Thanks for implying you have the right to judge my choices.

  That's what we do here!

I'm surprised no one has answered the question with,
"that 18 year old down the road!"  :-)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SeaEhm on November 26, 2016, 09:33:52 AM
I thought that too... then I bought my 65". I'll take facepunches every single day with a smile.

Hook up the computer to the TV so my fist will be even that much larger.

Rude, and very constructive.  Thanks for implying you have the right to judge my choices.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/RWfOfLDSDfVaU/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on November 26, 2016, 01:47:52 PM
I thought that too... then I bought my 65". I'll take facepunches every single day with a smile.

Hook up the computer to the TV so my fist will be even that much larger.

Rude, and very constructive.  Thanks for implying you have the right to judge my choices.

I'm confused, but keeping it light.  I think we are asking for facepunches (reality checks).  Personally I wouldn't be surprised when I receive one, smile on my face from the diagonal on my TV notwithstanding.  Speaking of, need some for the 75" Sony XBR on the way...as a business expense.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on November 26, 2016, 02:40:09 PM
I really want it for making stew and such for the trail/camping.  I have my round nesco, but man these look so nice.  I have considered building a solar dehydrator as a fun project for summer, and to teach the kids about it.  But 9 trays would make fruit/veggie sales that much better.

Eedad, do you have a side business selling dried fruits and vegetables? Sounds like an interesting side-gig.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on November 26, 2016, 03:39:45 PM
New stupid thing: new house numbers. My neighbors got new house numbers when their siding was redone, and they look SO GOOD. Ugh. At some point I'll just take mine down and repaint them to scratch that itch...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Eedad on November 26, 2016, 06:39:50 PM
No, I meant sales at the grocery store.  Larger machine = buy more when their cheap.


I really want it for making stew and such for the trail/camping.  I have my round nesco, but man these look so nice.  I have considered building a solar dehydrator as a fun project for summer, and to teach the kids about it.  But 9 trays would make fruit/veggie sales that much better.

Eedad, do you have a side business selling dried fruits and vegetables? Sounds like an interesting side-gig.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on November 26, 2016, 07:58:53 PM
No, I meant sales at the grocery store.  Larger machine = buy more when their cheap.

Thanks for the clarification. I was really curious.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Captain Cactus on November 27, 2016, 12:58:27 PM
Art.  I love certain artists from the area in grew up in Maine (the Wyeths for example).  I can't afford an original so I keep my eye on the limited edition giclee prints.  They look great, signed/numbered by the artist.  There is also a photographer up there that I really like and I'd love to get one of his photos, but it's about $2000 before framing.  I think what I like about it is that it reminds me of where I grew up (I don't live there anymore), there aren't many of these pieces, etc...seems like an "investment" though I would never sell it so it would just be an expensive decoration.
Yes I'd rather have my financial freedom but that still seems so far off.  Oh well.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pancakes on November 27, 2016, 09:15:54 PM
I would buy art if I had more than enough money. If you buy well it is likely to appreciate in value and at worst, is unlikely to depreciate greatly.

Right now I really want to buy a $150 quilted play mat for our yet to be born child. I do need to get something as we have concrete floors and jute rugs at the moment which aren't particularly baby friendly but I don't need the expensive nostalgic one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 28, 2016, 04:10:39 AM
I thought that too... then I bought my 65". I'll take facepunches every single day with a smile.

Hook up the computer to the TV so my fist will be even that much larger.

Rude, and very constructive.  Thanks for implying you have the right to judge my choices.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/RWfOfLDSDfVaU/giphy.gif)

Trolling! A step up. :D
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on November 28, 2016, 04:50:50 AM
I would buy art if I had more than enough money. If you buy well it is likely to appreciate in value and at worst, is unlikely to depreciate greatly.

If it is not for investment, you can perfectly well buy affordable art. But then you should look at lithography and not at painted art.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marty998 on November 28, 2016, 05:00:29 AM
I would buy art if I had more than enough money. If you buy well it is likely to appreciate in value and at worst, is unlikely to depreciate greatly.

If it is not for investment, you can perfectly well buy affordable art. But then you should look at lithography and not at painted art.

Google "Blue Poles". The Australian Government was criticised for wasting money buying it in the 70's for about $1.3 million.

Not too shabby an investment.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Prairie Gal on November 28, 2016, 06:52:37 AM
The rest of the renovations done on my house. Hardwood flooring, paint, curtains, backsplash, kitchen cabinets, etc. Preferably while I am on a beach somewhere enjoying a frou-frou drink (far away from the mess and disruption).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: eljefe-speaks on November 28, 2016, 07:54:00 AM
Going online on Black Friday and buying video games. Overwatch, Starcraft 2 LOTV, Dark Souls etc etc
I still have unfinished games from last Black Friday ....

Woot! FINALLY got Dark Souls III and Metal Gear V! I may still splurge and get Doom. Now I am struggling to finish my current game (Stardew Valley) while DSIII is on my HD beckoning me.

Stupid lust of the moment: Yamaha FZ10. Really wanting a dependable new bike after the local euro shop sold me a lemon.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: caffeine on November 28, 2016, 07:56:35 AM
Metal Gear Solid V is definitely worth buying especially if you played through all the previous games. I beat it on the Playstation 4 and planning on beating it on PC whenever the next steam sale is.

I'd recommend you look into getting The Witcher 3 whenever it is on sale. It has a fabulous story as well.

My stupid lust: a new leather jacket...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: onehair on November 28, 2016, 08:10:37 AM
I love Heaven and Earth designs though I don't have the guts to use 40 count fabric for anything.  18 count is my limit.  I am fond of downloading their free cross stitch designs but they normally take about 80-90 colors plus the fabric so I tend to print them out and stare at them.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: HAPPYINAZ on November 28, 2016, 08:24:30 AM
630 acres of land that I love is for sale.....and I would love to buy it....but it's $977,500!!!  I can't think of a good business plan for it to make that a good investment.  But I WANT IT!!  The land is loaded with fossils and has lots of wildlife on it. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Aelias on November 28, 2016, 08:26:32 AM
For me it's an electric car. Probably the Nissan Leaf over some of the others out there, but I'm waiting to see if the range increases in the next year's model...


Keep an eye on Craigslist.  I needed a commuter car because I took a new job outside of public transit range. I found a guy selling his 2012 Leaf because "his wife was finally letting him get a Tesla."  It's in damn near perfect shape (still gets about 50-70 mi range) and he was only asking $6750--only a little more than I was expecting to pay for a used Civic or Corolla.

You never know . . .
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: TravelJunkyQC on November 28, 2016, 09:33:09 AM
A new split-board, bindings and boots. My current snowboard isn't a split, and it's 15 years old. It's becoming difficult not to shell out the 1500$+ it's going to cost me...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slee_stack on November 28, 2016, 10:47:49 AM
A new split-board, bindings and boots. My current snowboard isn't a split, and it's 15 years old. It's becoming difficult not to shell out the 1500$+ it's going to cost me...
Had never heard of that.

What happens when you own 203 length straight skis and haven't went in 10 years....
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slinky on November 28, 2016, 11:31:51 AM
I love Heaven and Earth designs though I don't have the guts to use 40 count fabric for anything.  18 count is my limit.  I am fond of downloading their free cross stitch designs but they normally take about 80-90 colors plus the fabric so I tend to print them out and stare at them.

It costs a bit on the front end to kit up one of their designs, but if you run the numbers over time it's a pretty mustachian hobby. My first HAED was a 9 page quick stitch and will probably come out somewhere around $2.75/month in entertainment cost. That's without factoring in the extra fabric and floss I have leftover. I could probably get another small project or two out of the fabric and, after starting a few of their designs, I have a decent stash of colors available. When I finish this project and start another I will only buy colors I don't have or that I need more than one of. Some people buy floss by the page as well to spread costs out over time.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on November 28, 2016, 12:43:15 PM
I thought that too... then I bought my 65". I'll take facepunches every single day with a smile.

Hook up the computer to the TV so my fist will be even that much larger.

Rude, and very constructive.  Thanks for implying you have the right to judge my choices.

I'm confused, but keeping it light.  I think we are asking for facepunches (reality checks).  Personally I wouldn't be surprised when I receive one, smile on my face from the diagonal on my TV notwithstanding.  Speaking of, need some for the 75" Sony XBR on the way...as a business expense.

Thankful that I was able to cancel the order as it hadn't shipped yet.  What the hell do I need a $2500 75" Sony XBR for anyway?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on November 28, 2016, 01:06:41 PM
I thought that too... then I bought my 65". I'll take facepunches every single day with a smile.

Hook up the computer to the TV so my fist will be even that much larger.

Rude, and very constructive.  Thanks for implying you have the right to judge my choices.

I'm confused, but keeping it light.  I think we are asking for facepunches (reality checks).  Personally I wouldn't be surprised when I receive one, smile on my face from the diagonal on my TV notwithstanding.  Speaking of, need some for the 75" Sony XBR on the way...as a business expense.

Thankful that I was able to cancel the order as it hadn't shipped yet.  What the hell do I need a $2500 75" Sony XBR for anyway?

If you do want to spend that much coin on a TV, I wouldn't do anything but OLED.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on November 29, 2016, 08:04:57 AM
A new salt grinder, as I drop ours last night :-(
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: TravelJunkyQC on November 29, 2016, 08:26:11 AM
A new split-board, bindings and boots. My current snowboard isn't a split, and it's 15 years old. It's becoming difficult not to shell out the 1500$+ it's going to cost me...
Had never heard of that.

What happens when you own 203 length straight skis and haven't went in 10 years....

My BF and most of my friends are skiers, and it's really difficult to follow them when they're skinning up backcountry and I'm walking with my board on my back. A split board would allow me to skin alongside with them, which would be nice. But they're expensive. And outdoor sports are my greatest financial vice/pleasure/fuck-it-I'm-buying...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: fuzzed on November 29, 2016, 08:45:18 AM
My BF and most of my friends are skiers, and it's really difficult to follow them when they're skinning up backcountry and I'm walking with my board on my back. A split board would allow me to skin alongside with them, which would be nice. But they're expensive. And outdoor sports are my greatest financial vice/pleasure/fuck-it-I'm-buying...

Thank you for that explanation, I had no idea what split boards were for.  I thought it was some sort of gateway for you "knuckle-draggers" to transition to the civilized side of snow sports ;)

And please note, I am kidding about that knuckle-dragger, it is standard banter between boarders and skiers :)

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: cats on November 29, 2016, 09:01:49 AM
An Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator to make snacks/food for backpacking trips.  I'd have to make a lot to justify the cost though.

We have this outrageous big machine. I can say that it works very well, although it adds an extra energy user to your household.
We go a lot on outdoor trips and need dried food. It is cheaper to make it yourself and also nicer to make your own recipies. I also pick mushrooms that I dry in it.

You doe not need to buy the Excalibur sheets. You will need some kind of sheet, but we were able to find some at a much cheaper store. Not exactly the right size, but with sizzers it comes closer. Paper baking sheet can also be used for e.g. drying tomato saus.

We have one also.  It's gotten two big uses: prepping food for a PCT thru-hike, and later prepping food to have easy meals on hand when our baby arrived.  Aside from that, I'll admit we do not use it very regularly, but it has definitely more than paid for itself with those two big uses.  It has been especially nice to have the dried meals on hand post-baby, with both my husband and myself working outside the home--we each eat a lunch from a dehydrated meal most days, which I'm sure has kept us from eating expensive lunch out on many occasions!

In terms of stupid things I contemplate buying myself, I seem to keep thinking about getting a FitBit.  I'm not sure what it would really do for me though, as my phone already has a step tracker.  I also keep thinking of how it might be nice to have an InstantPot, even though we are managing pretty well with our current selection of kitchen gadgets.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: doingmybest on November 29, 2016, 10:53:05 AM
I love Heaven and Earth designs though I don't have the guts to use 40 count fabric for anything.  18 count is my limit.  I am fond of downloading their free cross stitch designs but they normally take about 80-90 colors plus the fabric so I tend to print them out and stare at them.

It costs a bit on the front end to kit up one of their designs, but if you run the numbers over time it's a pretty mustachian hobby. My first HAED was a 9 page quick stitch and will probably come out somewhere around $2.75/month in entertainment cost. That's without factoring in the extra fabric and floss I have leftover. I could probably get another small project or two out of the fabric and, after starting a few of their designs, I have a decent stash of colors available. When I finish this project and start another I will only buy colors I don't have or that I need more than one of. Some people buy floss by the page as well to spread costs out over time.

Well, I didn't think I was lusting after anything right now.  Then I checked the HAED website.  So now there's that.  Thanks. Thanks, so much.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Stash Engineer on November 29, 2016, 11:35:52 AM
I'm really lusting after an aquaponics system right now.  I want to build a bathtub system to keep it cheap but SO says no way am I putting bathtubs in the back yard.  She has approved the building of a 2-unit IBC system, but I'm reluctant to spend that much $$ and moving it (we are renting) at some point in the future would really suck.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: HipGnosis on November 29, 2016, 11:57:53 AM
I'm really lusting after an aquaponics system right now.  I want to build a bathtub system to keep it cheap but SO says no way am I putting bathtubs in the back yard.  She has approved the building of a 2-unit IBC system, but I'm reluctant to spend that much $$ and moving it (we are renting) at some point in the future would really suck.
I hadda google 'IBC'...  I'd rather have bathtubs in my yard.  But of course, I'm picturing clawfoot bathtubs, which are not cheap and certainly not easy to move, so I really don't have a clue what you're talking about...
What will you grow?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: DebtFreeinPhilly on November 29, 2016, 12:43:46 PM
2001-2003 Ford F250/F350 7.3L diesel 4-door pick up truck. They cost about $9,000-$18,000 depending on the trim level. Gets stupid MPG but owning a farm does necessitate owning a big ridiculous truck, right?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: WootWoot on November 29, 2016, 01:03:40 PM
New handbags.

This, after I just cleared out ones I wasn't using.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Stash Engineer on November 29, 2016, 01:26:42 PM
I'm really lusting after an aquaponics system right now.  I want to build a bathtub system to keep it cheap but SO says no way am I putting bathtubs in the back yard.  She has approved the building of a 2-unit IBC system, but I'm reluctant to spend that much $$ and moving it (we are renting) at some point in the future would really suck.
I hadda google 'IBC'...  I'd rather have bathtubs in my yard.  But of course, I'm picturing clawfoot bathtubs, which are not cheap and certainly not easy to move, so I really don't have a clue what you're talking about...
What will you grow?

Unfortunately, claw foot bathtubs are expensive and heavy!  I actually meant old fiberglass tubs that people have removed during renovations that can be found on CL for under $25 each.  I could build a nice base for them with some sort of decorative wood.  Plan would be to grow mainly lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, zuchini, things we eat a lot of.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Poundwise on November 29, 2016, 01:52:19 PM
Custom all-wood kitchen cabinets with built-in organization.  My 1980s cabinets hold dishes and food fine, so what if the backs are warped MDF and that they are not optimally configured for me to find everything immediately? Sigh.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on November 29, 2016, 04:52:30 PM
My X works fine, so what if they are not optimal? Sigh.

I feel your pain. There are so many things I'd like to upgrade, but the sub-par version I already have is functional enough so I can't really justify it. Then again, when the temptation strikes me I come here to remind myself that "a millionaire is made ten bucks at a time".
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Frugalman19 on November 30, 2016, 08:02:30 AM
For some reason I have got into this hunting kick (ive never been, but want to). I have been tossing up either buying a new hoyt compound bow ($700-800) or a hunting rifle ($625 before scope). I guess I will eventually get the rifle, because it has alot more utility. But I cannot get this stuff off my mind.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Taran Wanderer on November 30, 2016, 11:17:09 PM
2001-2003 Ford F250/F350 7.3L diesel 4-door pick up truck. They cost about $9,000-$18,000 depending on the trim level. Gets stupid MPG but owning a farm does necessitate owning a big ridiculous truck, right?

Okay, I get the 7.3 lust, but could you save some money by buying a 6.0, doing the EGR delete and a few other upgrades, and still get all the utility and the diesel with similar reliability after the upgrades?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: katstache92 on December 01, 2016, 10:04:56 AM
An Xbox one.  I resisted through all of the deals over black friday and cyber monday.  I don't even need it, my xbox 360 works perfectly and I don't have a 4k tv.  Silly brain.

Other things that are much to expensive for me to just up and buy it: an electric car or prius. Someday... once my current car bites it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dude on December 01, 2016, 01:05:58 PM
Oh man, a $1600 self-tracking camera drone (www.airdog.com) for a couple backcountry snowboarding trips I have planned for his year.  I've resisted for a number of reasons, but a friend suggested, hell, just buy it, use it, then sell it on e-Bay.  So damn tempting.  But goddamn, I could take the wife and me to Mexico for a week for that much money.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Poundwise on December 01, 2016, 01:58:15 PM
My X works fine, so what if they are not optimal? Sigh.

I feel your pain. There are so many things I'd like to upgrade, but the sub-par version I already have is functional enough so I can't really justify it. Then again, when the temptation strikes me I come here to remind myself that "a millionaire is made ten bucks at a time".

The funny thing is I've started to get really happy when things break and we can't fix them.  Recently my husband was able to fix our leaking, hideous pink fiberglass shower stall with about $5 of putty, and we were both bummed out...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on December 01, 2016, 02:09:36 PM
2001-2003 Ford F250/F350 7.3L diesel 4-door pick up truck. They cost about $9,000-$18,000 depending on the trim level. Gets stupid MPG but owning a farm does necessitate owning a big ridiculous truck, right?

Okay, I get the 7.3 lust, but could you save some money by buying a 6.0, doing the EGR delete and a few other upgrades, and still get all the utility and the diesel with similar reliability after the upgrades?

Gah, I've known a few friends and coworkers with 7.3 PS trucks.  They'll run forever...if you keep fixing them.  MPG is only slightly better than the gassers, and not good enough for DD use, so you need a second vehicle most times anyways.  Don't fall into the trap. 

If you need a farm/work truck, the smart buy is an early/mid-90's F250 with the 460 big block, available for under 2k here in NC.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Chris22 on December 01, 2016, 02:55:26 PM
Every time I come back from being at the family cabin (was hunting before Thanksgiving) knocking about in the woods, I come back desperately wanting an SUV, preferably a Hemi Grand Cherokee.  Unfortunately I know they have the build quality, longevity, and reliability of a Lego house assembled by my 4y/o, so no dice yet, but the fever is always there.  Not even sure it would fit in my parking spot in my office parking garage. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: DebtFreeinPhilly on December 02, 2016, 07:24:54 AM
2001-2003 Ford F250/F350 7.3L diesel 4-door pick up truck. They cost about $9,000-$18,000 depending on the trim level. Gets stupid MPG but owning a farm does necessitate owning a big ridiculous truck, right?

Okay, I get the 7.3 lust, but could you save some money by buying a 6.0, doing the EGR delete and a few other upgrades, and still get all the utility and the diesel with similar reliability after the upgrades?

The 6.0Ls have numerous problems and major repair bills when they go over 150,000 miles. Thats why you see so many for sale cheaply. I have talked to local Ford mechanics, diesel mechanics, and gearheads about getting a diesel truck (doesn't matter which brand they prefer) and almost all have said to avoid the 6.0L PSD diesels.

Also, for me, the 7.3L can run on B100 with no upgrades required. My plan is to produce biodiesel in small batches (30 gallons or less) to run my farm equipment so why not get a truck that can use it too.

Gah, I've known a few friends and coworkers with 7.3 PS trucks.  They'll run forever...if you keep fixing them.  MPG is only slightly better than the gassers, and not good enough for DD use, so you need a second vehicle most times anyways.  Don't fall into the trap. 

If you need a farm/work truck, the smart buy is an early/mid-90's F250 with the 460 big block, available for under 2k here in NC.

I will keep an eye out for the mid 90s F250s., thanks for the heads up. The 7.3L was meant as a spare car/farm truck that would be driven very little. My work gives me a take home car but I can only use it for work purposes so my DD is taken care of. I have seen some of the southern trucks for cheap online. I am cautious about them because they haven't been sprayed in the undercariage to prevent rust build up from salt.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EconDiva on December 02, 2016, 07:35:12 AM
DSLR camera (used to have a photography blog and did photography as a hobby, every now and then would do parties for a little money).

Since selling my last one I haven't done any and I miss fulfilling that creative side of myself. 

ETA:  I realize the title says 'right now'...I've been lusting over another camera for like 3 years.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on December 02, 2016, 09:22:19 AM
Every time I come back from being at the family cabin (was hunting before Thanksgiving) knocking about in the woods, I come back desperately wanting an SUV, preferably a Hemi Grand Cherokee.  Unfortunately I know they have the build quality, longevity, and reliability of a Lego house assembled by my 4y/o, so no dice yet, but the fever is always there.  Not even sure it would fit in my parking spot in my office parking garage.

Lexus GX470's are getting ridiculously cheap now (often less than a comparable 4Runner, while being just as capable but nicer), and they'll run well past 200k without breaking a sweat.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on December 02, 2016, 09:50:17 AM
Why?  Future-proofing?  No such thing with TVs.  I'm thinking roll upp-able, folding TVs in the next 10-15, right?
Anyway, I bought the 2017 honda ridgeline I was lusting after today.  40k cash.  Ah well.  Not mustachian at all.  What am i doing on these forums??
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Chris22 on December 02, 2016, 10:43:58 AM
Every time I come back from being at the family cabin (was hunting before Thanksgiving) knocking about in the woods, I come back desperately wanting an SUV, preferably a Hemi Grand Cherokee.  Unfortunately I know they have the build quality, longevity, and reliability of a Lego house assembled by my 4y/o, so no dice yet, but the fever is always there.  Not even sure it would fit in my parking spot in my office parking garage.

Lexus GX470's are getting ridiculously cheap now (often less than a comparable 4Runner, while being just as capable but nicer), and they'll run well past 200k without breaking a sweat.

I know it.  I've thought about that.  On the plus side, there are a zillion around here because all the soccer moms drive them and obviously don't them off road, on the minus side you look like one of a zillion soccer moms.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BlueHouse on December 02, 2016, 11:29:34 AM
A new salt grinder, as I drop ours last night :-(
Is there actually any reason to have a salt mill?  Freshly ground pepper?  Sure.  But salt should not be losing any of its flavor by being pre-ground.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: brute on December 02, 2016, 11:45:50 AM
A new salt grinder, as I drop ours last night :-(
Is there actually any reason to have a salt mill?  Freshly ground pepper?  Sure.  But salt should not be losing any of its flavor by being pre-ground.

Table salt is gross, kosher is good for a lot of things, but not really for finishing a dish. Being able to adjust the grind size on a nice finishing salt can really take a meal up a notch.

Yes, food is sort of my obsession, how could you tell?

Currently I'm lusting after a new brewing setup. It's "only" $7k and very pretty. My current home brew setup is pretty decent, but I'd like to go all stainless. Buuut, my picnic cooler mash tun still works just fine, my mismatched kettles hold water just fine, and my current natural gas burned works just fine. So yeah, it really is just because it looks nice.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Channel-Z on December 02, 2016, 01:09:31 PM
Perhaps not completely stupid, but I am lusting after a new car... any new car, really. I drive a 14-year-old clunker.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on December 02, 2016, 01:16:23 PM
A new salt grinder, as I drop ours last night :-(
Is there actually any reason to have a salt mill?  Freshly ground pepper?  Sure.  But salt should not be losing any of its flavor by being pre-ground.

Table salt is gross, kosher is good for a lot of things, but not really for finishing a dish. Being able to adjust the grind size on a nice finishing salt can really take a meal up a notch.

Yes, food is sort of my obsession, how could you tell?

Currently I'm lusting after a new brewing setup. It's "only" $7k and very pretty. My current home brew setup is pretty decent, but I'd like to go all stainless. Buuut, my picnic cooler mash tun still works just fine, my mismatched kettles hold water just fine, and my current natural gas burned works just fine. So yeah, it really is just because it looks nice.

Finally I can rationalize the salt Grinder I bought 13 years ago and never used.  All I have to do is buy some nice finishing salts
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 02, 2016, 01:34:04 PM
Why?  Future-proofing?  No such thing with TVs.  I'm thinking roll upp-able, folding TVs in the next 10-15, right?
Anyway, I bought the 2017 honda ridgeline I was lusting after today.  40k cash.  Ah well.  Not mustachian at all.  What am i doing on these forums??

Ugh! Man I feel your pain. After sitting in one at the dealership I can see why you bought one. I want a base fwd model ! Might buy one (very slight chance) once they come down in price and I can find a good clean used one. I don't need anywhere near that much truck. My 4 cylinder ranger has been a tank.

Currently lusting after a 92 Toyota mr2 turbo that a friend is selling. Always wanted one ! So hard not to buy lol
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on December 02, 2016, 02:44:47 PM
Why?  Future-proofing?  No such thing with TVs.  I'm thinking roll upp-able, folding TVs in the next 10-15, right?
Anyway, I bought the 2017 honda ridgeline I was lusting after today.  40k cash.  Ah well.  Not mustachian at all.  What am i doing on these forums??

Ugh! Man I feel your pain. After sitting in one at the dealership I can see why you bought one. I want a base fwd model ! Might buy one (very slight chance) once they come down in price and I can find a good clean used one. I don't need anywhere near that much truck. My 4 cylinder ranger has been a tank.

Currently lusting after a 92 Toyota mr2 turbo that a friend is selling. Always wanted one ! So hard not to buy lol

I've had a '91 for 8+ years now. They're fun. :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 02, 2016, 04:36:13 PM
Awesome ! Not to thread hijack but do you mind posting some pics ?

Turbo or NA ?

My fiancé is a Toyota fanatic. We currently own an 89 Toyota corolla wagon alltrac. She wants to find another 89 corolla 2 door sr5 

Also another lusty lusterson in regards to fun mode of transport

THe only motorcycle I wish I never sold...

Honda cbr 1100xx blackbird - with low miles !
 


Why?  Future-proofing?  No such thing with TVs.  I'm thinking roll upp-able, folding TVs in the next 10-15, right?
Anyway, I bought the 2017 honda ridgeline I was lusting after today.  40k cash.  Ah well.  Not mustachian at all.  What am i doing on these forums??

Ugh! Man I feel your pain. After sitting in one at the dealership I can see why you bought one. I want a base fwd model ! Might buy one (very slight chance) once they come down in price and I can find a good clean used one. I don't need anywhere near that much truck. My 4 cylinder ranger has been a tank.

Currently lusting after a 92 Toyota mr2 turbo that a friend is selling. Always wanted one ! So hard not to buy lol

I've had a '91 for 8+ years now. They're fun. :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on December 04, 2016, 05:03:52 PM
Awesome ! Not to thread hijack but do you mind posting some pics ?

Turbo or NA ?

My fiancé is a Toyota fanatic. We currently own an 89 Toyota corolla wagon alltrac. She wants to find another 89 corolla 2 door sr5 

Also another lusty lusterson in regards to fun mode of transport

THe only motorcycle I wish I never sold...

Honda cbr 1100xx blackbird - with low miles !
 


Why?  Future-proofing?  No such thing with TVs.  I'm thinking roll upp-able, folding TVs in the next 10-15, right?
Anyway, I bought the 2017 honda ridgeline I was lusting after today.  40k cash.  Ah well.  Not mustachian at all.  What am i doing on these forums??

Ugh! Man I feel your pain. After sitting in one at the dealership I can see why you bought one. I want a base fwd model ! Might buy one (very slight chance) once they come down in price and I can find a good clean used one. I don't need anywhere near that much truck. My 4 cylinder ranger has been a tank.

Currently lusting after a 92 Toyota mr2 turbo that a friend is selling. Always wanted one ! So hard not to buy lol

I've had a '91 for 8+ years now. They're fun. :)

Turbo (http://freshblacktop.com/pics/mr2/460whp.jpg).
http://i.imgur.com/owprXFD.png
https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/jlees-1991-toyota-mr2-turbo-build-thread.2127356/
https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/jlees-1991-toyota-mr2-turbo-build-thread-part-2.2483251/

It's my biggest non-MMM downfall, haha.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Warlord1986 on December 04, 2016, 05:47:35 PM
A trip to Thailand. Or Norway. Or Dubai.

A garnet ring for my mom for Christmas. She's gonna get it, but it's still pretty silly. She's 68 and has a lot of jewelry. But she's wanted one for years and the local jewelry shop has one for $160 so I'm splurging this year.

Update: Mom is getting her ring. I went by the shop and they had one on sale. $85. :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: TravelJunkyQC on December 05, 2016, 07:26:18 AM
My BF and most of my friends are skiers, and it's really difficult to follow them when they're skinning up backcountry and I'm walking with my board on my back. A split board would allow me to skin alongside with them, which would be nice. But they're expensive. And outdoor sports are my greatest financial vice/pleasure/fuck-it-I'm-buying...

Thank you for that explanation, I had no idea what split boards were for.  I thought it was some sort of gateway for you "knuckle-draggers" to transition to the civilized side of snow sports ;)

And please note, I am kidding about that knuckle-dragger, it is standard banter between boarders and skiers :)

No worries.... you uptight, no-fun, old-school skier...

*joke, of course!*
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 05, 2016, 10:02:22 AM
Awesome ! Not to thread hijack but do you mind posting some pics ?

Turbo or NA ?

My fiancé is a Toyota fanatic. We currently own an 89 Toyota corolla wagon alltrac. She wants to find another 89 corolla 2 door sr5 

Also another lusty lusterson in regards to fun mode of transport

THe only motorcycle I wish I never sold...

Honda cbr 1100xx blackbird - with low miles !
 


Why?  Future-proofing?  No such thing with TVs.  I'm thinking roll upp-able, folding TVs in the next 10-15, right?
Anyway, I bought the 2017 honda ridgeline I was lusting after today.  40k cash.  Ah well.  Not mustachian at all.  What am i doing on these forums??

Ugh! Man I feel your pain. After sitting in one at the dealership I can see why you bought one. I want a base fwd model ! Might buy one (very slight chance) once they come down in price and I can find a good clean used one. I don't need anywhere near that much truck. My 4 cylinder ranger has been a tank.

Currently lusting after a 92 Toyota mr2 turbo that a friend is selling. Always wanted one ! So hard not to buy lol

I've had a '91 for 8+ years now. They're fun. :)

Turbo (http://freshblacktop.com/pics/mr2/460whp.jpg).
http://i.imgur.com/owprXFD.png
https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/jlees-1991-toyota-mr2-turbo-build-thread.2127356/
https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/jlees-1991-toyota-mr2-turbo-build-thread-part-2.2483251/

It's my biggest non-MMM downfall, haha.

Beautiful sw20 ! looks like a really fun car ! Definitly not MMM approved but that's ok. I figure as long as you are still able to save, live frugal then why not blow your money on what makes you happy ! For me cars / motorcycles are my only true passion worth blowing money on lol.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on December 05, 2016, 10:19:45 AM
I plan on driving the Ridgeline for 10-15 years; still not the best in terms of mustachianism. The first brand new car I've ever owned. Had the bed fully loaded up this weekend though, love the utility.
Also been getting into hunting, picked up an elite bow a month ago. My hobbies are transitioning into the free stuff but the initial outlay seems high...


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Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slinky on December 05, 2016, 10:42:14 AM
I love Heaven and Earth designs though I don't have the guts to use 40 count fabric for anything.  18 count is my limit.  I am fond of downloading their free cross stitch designs but they normally take about 80-90 colors plus the fabric so I tend to print them out and stare at them.

It costs a bit on the front end to kit up one of their designs, but if you run the numbers over time it's a pretty mustachian hobby. My first HAED was a 9 page quick stitch and will probably come out somewhere around $2.75/month in entertainment cost. That's without factoring in the extra fabric and floss I have leftover. I could probably get another small project or two out of the fabric and, after starting a few of their designs, I have a decent stash of colors available. When I finish this project and start another I will only buy colors I don't have or that I need more than one of. Some people buy floss by the page as well to spread costs out over time.

Well, I didn't think I was lusting after anything right now.  Then I checked the HAED website.  So now there's that.  Thanks. Thanks, so much.

Hahahaha! Oops? Well, if you want to indulge in a more Mustachian fashion I advise you that they have sales fairly regularly, up to 50% off charts and Michaels/Joanns usually have floss sales or 25% off total purchase coupons every so often.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: HAPPYINAZ on December 05, 2016, 12:16:03 PM
A new salt grinder, as I drop ours last night :-(
Is there actually any reason to have a salt mill?  Freshly ground pepper?  Sure.  But salt should not be losing any of its flavor by being pre-ground.

Table salt is gross, kosher is good for a lot of things, but not really for finishing a dish. Being able to adjust the grind size on a nice finishing salt can really take a meal up a notch.

Yes, food is sort of my obsession, how could you tell?

Currently I'm lusting after a new brewing setup. It's "only" $7k and very pretty. My current home brew setup is pretty decent, but I'd like to go all stainless. Buuut, my picnic cooler mash tun still works just fine, my mismatched kettles hold water just fine, and my current natural gas burned works just fine. So yeah, it really is just because it looks nice.

Finally I can rationalize the salt Grinder I bought 13 years ago and never used.  All I have to do is buy some nice finishing salts

do an act of kindness and mail it to Kitsunegari who just broke theirs :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: partgypsy on December 05, 2016, 12:44:43 PM
I'm separated after 20 years of marriage. After a long series of unfortunate events, at the time of separation had a beautiful diamond solitaire ring I never got to wear (was for my 20th anniversary; he purchased it while he was cheating on me, and broke up with me a month before our anniversary). Ring itself was beautiful but the situation in which I received it had negative associations. Sold ring for a loss. Though most will not understand, I miss not having a such a beautiful piece of jewelry to wear. Someday I intend on getting a beautiful right hand ring, just because.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: andy85 on December 05, 2016, 01:08:52 PM
i really need a brand new sawstop table saw ~$3000
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: partgypsy on December 05, 2016, 01:39:54 PM
A certain person. They're not stupid, but my lust is.

To take the following out of context:
I won't do it, but that doesn't stop me from looking.

I know what you mean. As a facebook meme last line is "the nice, attractive heterosexual men are married." I could, but not going to go there.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: partgypsy on December 05, 2016, 01:43:13 PM
A silk comforter, and a couple of sets of new sheets.
My duvet comforter feels too hot lately, and the sheets are old and dingy.
But it's all expenses I can postpone for years, and there is no point in having nice stuff with a baby in the house, so I'll wait until my youngest will be in school :-D

Unless your baby is sleeping in your bed, go ahead and splurge on good bedding! The rest of the house yes will get trashed especially things like leather sofas, fine dishware and rugs, but the bed should be your domain. FYI:If you do have your child sleeping in your bed because they are sick, do not give them the colored cough syrup!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: lifeanon269 on December 05, 2016, 01:59:15 PM
The stupidest thing I am lusting after at the moment is virtual reality, like the HTC Vive. I'm going to refrain from buying it as I know that the amount of time spent actually using it would never justify the $800 cost. But the lust is still there and VR just seems so cool! The idea of VR has been a sci-fi dream since childhood and the thought that it is finally starting to become a consumer reality is pretty awesome. Hopefully it'll be cheap enough someday that my mustachian conscience will allow me to buy one!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 05, 2016, 02:30:08 PM
The stupidest thing I am lusting after at the moment is virtual reality, like the HTC Vive. I'm going to refrain from buying it as I know that the amount of time spent actually using it would never justify the $800 cost. But the lust is still there and VR just seems so cool! The idea of VR has been a sci-fi dream since childhood and the thought that it is finally starting to become a consumer reality is pretty awesome. Hopefully it'll be cheap enough someday that my mustachian conscience will allow me to buy one!

Ugh I'm with you on that ! Check out the ps4 pro with vr headset ! Amazing stuff ! I will buy one used when prices are dirt cheap and hopefully not get eye herpes... haha

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Jalapeno on December 05, 2016, 04:55:58 PM
I am lusting for a ~$2,500 watch. I've loved this watch for at least three years and it has remained the one watch at the top of my buy list since. Many other watches have peaked my interest only to be removed from my list, but this one is a beauty. I saw it in person not that long ago and it was even better. I love watches but so far I haven't bought any for myself outside of a $100 I bought when I graduated college. The watches I have have been gifts. I just feel weird dropping that much cash on a single item at 27 when I know I could invest it and have it be a lot more in a few years.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on December 05, 2016, 08:43:39 PM
The stupidest thing I am lusting after at the moment is virtual reality, like the HTC Vive. I'm going to refrain from buying it as I know that the amount of time spent actually using it would never justify the $800 cost. But the lust is still there and VR just seems so cool! The idea of VR has been a sci-fi dream since childhood and the thought that it is finally starting to become a consumer reality is pretty awesome. Hopefully it'll be cheap enough someday that my mustachian conscience will allow me to buy one!

Ugh I'm with you on that ! Check out the ps4 pro with vr headset ! Amazing stuff ! I will buy one used when prices are dirt cheap and hopefully not get eye herpes... haha

I have a friend who got a Vive as a present, and playing with his has made me want one too.... The only solace I've seen is that pretty much all the games for it out now are glorified mini-games. The tech is still in its infancy but has a TON of potential.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on December 07, 2016, 07:11:11 PM
A new salt grinder, as I drop ours last night :-(
Is there actually any reason to have a salt mill?  Freshly ground pepper?  Sure.  But salt should not be losing any of its flavor by being pre-ground.

My in-laws send regularly care packages from France that include salt de Guerande, so we use it pretty much on everything, but it needs to be grounded because otherwise the flocons are too big and we basically have salt pebbles on our food.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: steviesterno on December 08, 2016, 02:57:22 PM
I am lusting for a ~$2,500 watch. I've loved this watch for at least three years and it has remained the one watch at the top of my buy list since. Many other watches have peaked my interest only to be removed from my list, but this one is a beauty. I saw it in person not that long ago and it was even better. I love watches but so far I haven't bought any for myself outside of a $100 I bought when I graduated college. The watches I have have been gifts. I just feel weird dropping that much cash on a single item at 27 when I know I could invest it and have it be a lot more in a few years.

What watch?! My parents got me an Omega Seamster when I graduated as a Doctor. I could have taken the money and lived for a month, or the watch. Sure it's expensive for something that tells time, but it's the only jewelry I wear besides now a wedding ring. It's been worn faithfully for almost 8 years now, and it's a daily reminder that I can conquer difficult things I set my mind to. So I see it as worth it. I will also give it to my son at some point.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: StartingEarly on December 08, 2016, 03:43:01 PM
Rotopax fuel storage for the motorcycle. I want to take trips on the motorcycle someday and the range is only about 200 miles which limits which routes I can take. I want to get 2 3 gallon tanks that mount to the sides of the bike so I carry around 10 gallons total of usable fuel for a range closer to 400 miles. Trouble is they're about $80 each and the mounting hardware is about 30 a side.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: snogirl on December 08, 2016, 04:58:18 PM
I want a Toro 721 4 stroke snowblower with electric start $569

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Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SeaEhm on December 09, 2016, 05:01:07 PM
I want a 9 ft concert Steinway & Sons grand piano. They're about $100k. More realistically I'll be getting something in the $40k range like a Yamaha, used Steinway, etc. I just want one that speaks and sings to me :)
Found it!
(http://www.criticaloversight.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ezgif-208488348.gif)

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on December 10, 2016, 02:59:10 PM
1) A house w/ a 2-3 car garage
2) 2017 Corvette Grand Sport

Currently live in a rented apartment with street parking and drive a paid off 8 year old Japanese car.

Went to the dealer and sat in a Watkins Grey Metallic Grand Sport last weekend........was soo tempted to pull the trigger......thank god I don't have a garage yet lol.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: t5inside on December 10, 2016, 03:02:49 PM
Sigh... http://www.wirewheel.com/2011-Lotus-Evora-for-sale.html (http://www.wirewheel.com/2011-Lotus-Evora-for-sale.html). It's the V6 out of a Camry, so it's basically like buying a Camry, right?

Someone smack me :p
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on December 10, 2016, 03:09:46 PM
Sigh... http://www.wirewheel.com/2011-Lotus-Evora-for-sale.html (http://www.wirewheel.com/2011-Lotus-Evora-for-sale.html). It's the V6 out of a Camry, so it's basically like buying a Camry, right?

Someone smack me :p

I have a friend from Utah who had a Lotus Elise for 2 years, drove it for 19k miles, and sold it for a $4k profit.

Some of those rarer, heavily depreciated cars are actually pretty darn awesome! I think his Elise got something like 32 mpg highway lol.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: t5inside on December 10, 2016, 03:16:04 PM
Sigh... http://www.wirewheel.com/2011-Lotus-Evora-for-sale.html (http://www.wirewheel.com/2011-Lotus-Evora-for-sale.html). It's the V6 out of a Camry, so it's basically like buying a Camry, right?

Someone smack me :p

I have a friend from Utah who had a Lotus Elise for 2 years, drove it for 19k miles, and sold it for a $4k profit.

Some of those rarer, heavily depreciated cars are actually pretty darn awesome! I think his Elise got something like 32 mpg highway lol.

You're not helping! And yeah, the Elise uses the motor out of the Toyota Matrix/Toyota Celica, so theoretically ownership costs are cheap if you don't mind doing your own maintenance.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on December 10, 2016, 03:28:59 PM
Sigh... http://www.wirewheel.com/2011-Lotus-Evora-for-sale.html (http://www.wirewheel.com/2011-Lotus-Evora-for-sale.html). It's the V6 out of a Camry, so it's basically like buying a Camry, right?

Someone smack me :p

I have a friend from Utah who had a Lotus Elise for 2 years, drove it for 19k miles, and sold it for a $4k profit.

Some of those rarer, heavily depreciated cars are actually pretty darn awesome! I think his Elise got something like 32 mpg highway lol.

You're not helping! And yeah, the Elise uses the motor out of the Toyota Matrix/Toyota Celica, so theoretically ownership costs are cheap if you don't mind doing your own maintenance.

Haha, you won't get any sympathy from me. I'm a car guy, to keep myself honest...I rent an apartment without a garage. Forces me to own cars that I don't mind parking out on the street lol.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: darkadams00 on December 10, 2016, 08:12:10 PM
Was looking for a carbon road bike for faster group rides. Both of my bikes are awesome steel utilitarians that get the jobs done during the week--commuting, shopping, errands, etc.--with the occasional long ride. But steel frames, fenders, racks, lights, U locks do not make for a quick bike.

Scratched my itch this week after 8 months of CL watching---mint, used Specialized with Ultegra bits all around. Quick switch of pedals, seat, and tires and I'm good to go at < 40% of the new price.

Gotta love folks who buy expensive stuff on a whim so they can sell it to me later.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: gimp on December 10, 2016, 09:41:04 PM
Dart's billet aluminum LS block and heads, forged rotating assembly, ~6.6L displacement. Proper dished pistons and cam for a blower. Mated to a fully upgraded T56 magnum or TR6060 6-speed. Probably cost me $15k to get it built, assembled, and swapped in...

Then I can take the LS1 I have out, clean it up, upgrade it, and stick it into a current gen miata or similar.

That's seriously stupid shit I am lusting after, and I think I'll make the first part happen in the next ~5 years.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 12, 2016, 11:09:15 AM
Dart's billet aluminum LS block and heads, forged rotating assembly, ~6.6L displacement. Proper dished pistons and cam for a blower. Mated to a fully upgraded T56 magnum or TR6060 6-speed. Probably cost me $15k to get it built, assembled, and swapped in...

Then I can take the LS1 I have out, clean it up, upgrade it, and stick it into a current gen miata or similar.

That's seriously stupid shit I am lusting after, and I think I'll make the first part happen in the next ~5 years.

You sir are my hero ! In my less mustachian years I bought and built a 302 Miata. Super fun! Super easy to spin out of control lol.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: zazpowered on December 12, 2016, 11:29:45 AM
I want to get a Panerai Luminor but I know it's a waste of money
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on December 12, 2016, 07:23:05 PM
I had to google what this was^... A fancy looking watch. Looks very nice, but expensive.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: freeedom on December 12, 2016, 09:28:14 PM
I want a new house. Lol... I bought this house when I made 1/3 what I make now. It's 1200 square feet and decent, but older and drafty. I'm doing some basic remodeling. Getting some new floors in a few weeks for 4k (whole house), and getting new windows in the spring.

My plan is to upgrade the house a bit, enjoy the upgrades for a few years and then rent the house out and buy a new one. I have 13 years left on the mortgage.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: gimp on December 12, 2016, 10:07:45 PM
You sir are my hero ! In my less mustachian years I bought and built a 302 Miata. Super fun! Super easy to spin out of control lol.

Got photos?

The new miatas are great because an LS fits into them with no cutting of the firewall, nothing. Everything works, and the LS is so small and light that the weight distribution is hardly worse.

I'd love to see your 302 miata!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: misshathaway on December 13, 2016, 08:49:46 AM
An Amazon Dot. I have an iPad 2 sitting on top of the refrig in the kitchen that can do everything the Dot can do, except that it's not hands free b/c Siri does not run on the iPad 2, so every once in awhile I have to clean dirty hands spots off the iPad screen. Evil insidious advertising worms have made it into my head.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: begood on December 13, 2016, 08:59:13 AM
An Amazon Dot. I have an iPad 2 sitting on top of the refrig in the kitchen that can do everything the Dot can do, except that it's not hands free b/c Siri does not run on the iPad 2, so every once in awhile I have to clean dirty hands spots off the iPad screen. Evil insidious advertising worms have made it into my head.

The Amazon Dot is on sale for $39.99 today...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 13, 2016, 09:37:29 AM
You sir are my hero ! In my less mustachian years I bought and built a 302 Miata. Super fun! Super easy to spin out of control lol.

Got photos?

The new miatas are great because an LS fits into them with no cutting of the firewall, nothing. Everything works, and the LS is so small and light that the weight distribution is hardly worse.

I'd love to see your 302 miata!

the nd Miata is apparently a really great chassis ! I'm scared to test drive one lol. Pretty sure it will come home with me. The nc is underrated but still a Miata = very fun, composed and the turn in is better (especially at the limit) then my na (pre 302 swap)

here is the build thread.
http://www.v8miata.net/members/tommyd426-3604-albums-bp-miata-project-82/

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on December 13, 2016, 01:05:20 PM
The Amazon Dot is on sale for $39.99 today...

Not helpful, haha. Just remember, you already have something that fills the need, and also that millions of people before you have thrived without having this thing.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on December 13, 2016, 01:08:35 PM
The Amazon Dot is on sale for $39.99 today...

Not helpful, haha. Just remember, you already have something that fills the need, and also that millions of people before you have thrived without having this thing.

And the Amazon dot is just an NSA bug that they make you pay for yourself
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 13, 2016, 02:16:13 PM
The Amazon Dot is on sale for $39.99 today...

Not helpful, haha. Just remember, you already have something that fills the need, and also that millions of people before you have thrived without having this thing.

And the Amazon dot is just an NSA bug that they make you pay for yourself

Everyone should pay their fair share of government surveillance programs.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on December 13, 2016, 06:39:00 PM
Not an Amazon Dot, but a similarly "cool" "tech" gadget, the Nest camera: http://gizmodo.com/researchers-say-googles-nest-cam-never-turns-off-1744653116 (http://gizmodo.com/researchers-say-googles-nest-cam-never-turns-off-1744653116)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: gimp on December 13, 2016, 07:25:12 PM
And the Amazon dot is just an NSA bug that they make you pay for yourself

Not really fair. I know the security people at Amazon, you'd be impressed by how secure the amazon echo etc is.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: gimp on December 13, 2016, 07:30:42 PM
the nd Miata is apparently a really great chassis ! I'm scared to test drive one lol. Pretty sure it will come home with me. The nc is underrated but still a Miata = very fun, composed and the turn in is better (especially at the limit) then my na (pre 302 swap)

here is the build thread.
http://www.v8miata.net/members/tommyd426-3604-albums-bp-miata-project-82/

Super kickass. Thanks.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on December 13, 2016, 10:08:55 PM
And the Amazon dot is just an NSA bug that they make you pay for yourself

Not really fair. I know the security people at Amazon, you'd be impressed by how secure the amazon echo etc is.

It may be secure from outside attack, but not from secret warrants and wiretaps at the data center.  I'm not just picking on Amazon, though, this is a potential problem with equivalent MS, Apple, and Google services
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: StartingEarly on December 14, 2016, 01:54:34 AM
Honda Insight with a manual transmission. I already have a car but I want something to take on long trip adventures that gets better than 25mpg. It probably will never pay itself back in saved fuel when you account for insurance and maintenance costs but it seems like a fun toy to have.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on December 14, 2016, 02:24:45 AM
Honda Insight with a manual transmission. I already have a car but I want something to take on long trip adventures that gets better than 25mpg. It probably will never pay itself back in saved fuel when you account for insurance and maintenance costs but it seems like a fun toy to have.

If you want fun, get a cheap s2000

If you want neo-environmentalist get an Insight/Prius
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on December 14, 2016, 08:38:54 AM
Honda Insight with a manual transmission. I already have a car but I want something to take on long trip adventures that gets better than 25mpg. It probably will never pay itself back in saved fuel when you account for insurance and maintenance costs but it seems like a fun toy to have.

If you want fun, get a cheap s2000

If you want neo-environmentalist get an Insight/Prius

The first gen Insights are really cool.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: StartingEarly on December 14, 2016, 12:54:55 PM
Honda Insight with a manual transmission. I already have a car but I want something to take on long trip adventures that gets better than 25mpg. It probably will never pay itself back in saved fuel when you account for insurance and maintenance costs but it seems like a fun toy to have.

If you want fun, get a cheap s2000

If you want neo-environmentalist get an Insight/Prius

My degree is an associate in Electric Power Engineering Technology, so yes, fun, just not everyone's idea of it. I like that it can go over 500 miles on a tank very easily and that the inside can be modded out to fit a bed even though it's so tiny. I like the idea of being able to venture off into the great unknown without having to worry about where fuel stations are or how much the trip will cost me.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dude on December 14, 2016, 01:12:28 PM
Oh man, totally lusting after an AirDog self-tracking aerial drone (www.airdog.com) for a backcountry ski trip to Iceland this spring!  But it's $1600!!!  But damn, I was really close to buying this thing . . .  However, saw many reviews online that said the company's customer service is abysmal/non-existent.  So I went to their Facebook page, which said they usually respond to inquiries within 1 day, and I sent them an inquiry, basically saying "hey I REALLY want to buy your product but have concerns about these reviews, please convince me they're wrong" . . . and have heard NOTHING from them since I sent it 3 weeks ago!!  So much for that purchase.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rantk81 on December 15, 2016, 09:04:10 AM
Contemplating replacing many of my light switches with "smart home" light switches that can be turned on/off/dimmed via my computer, smart phone, or voice with Google Home. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: StartingEarly on December 15, 2016, 01:56:59 PM
When doing that look into backlit switches too. I love having them at the roommates house. You don't even have to turn on lights to know where you are in the house in very dark conditions and if you need to turn on a light just look for the one that's lit and those are interior switches, non lit are exterior.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Stachless on December 15, 2016, 03:09:56 PM
Oh man, totally lusting after an AirDog self-tracking aerial drone (www.airdog.com) for a backcountry ski trip to Iceland this spring!  But it's $1600!!!  But damn, I was really close to buying this thing . . .  However, saw many reviews online that said the company's customer service is abysmal/non-existent.  So I went to their Facebook page, which said they usually respond to inquiries within 1 day, and I sent them an inquiry, basically saying "hey I REALLY want to buy your product but have concerns about these reviews, please convince me they're wrong" . . . and have heard NOTHING from them since I sent it 3 weeks ago!!  So much for that purchase.



I realize I'm being a pimple on the a$$ of Mustachianism here, but the DJI 3 Standard drone also has 'follow-me' mode and is a mere $400 (at both Target and Fry's in the USA).

Good luck!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: katstache92 on December 16, 2016, 06:21:30 AM
Sadly, I have to add something to my list.

Every time I see a deal for one of these I have to remind myself that it's a stupid little toy and it probably wouldn't be used as much as I think it would be and that it'll just sit around and collect dust etc. etc. etc.  And yet when another deal shows up, man do I want it again.  $120 right now at Bed Bath & Beyond.

A Sphero BB-8 unit with the force control wrist band.  Man do I want one so badly.  Sad nerd.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dude on December 16, 2016, 07:14:51 AM
Oh man, totally lusting after an AirDog self-tracking aerial drone (www.airdog.com) for a backcountry ski trip to Iceland this spring!  But it's $1600!!!  But damn, I was really close to buying this thing . . .  However, saw many reviews online that said the company's customer service is abysmal/non-existent.  So I went to their Facebook page, which said they usually respond to inquiries within 1 day, and I sent them an inquiry, basically saying "hey I REALLY want to buy your product but have concerns about these reviews, please convince me they're wrong" . . . and have heard NOTHING from them since I sent it 3 weeks ago!!  So much for that purchase.



I realize I'm being a pimple on the a$$ of Mustachianism here, but the DJI 3 Standard drone also has 'follow-me' mode and is a mere $400 (at both Target and Fry's in the USA).

Good luck!

Saw that, but in all the reviews I looked at, it doesn't come close to the true self-tracking function of the AirDog, and the AirDog is made specifically for "extreme" sports use, so it compacts nicely for carrying in or on a backpack.  The Lily is one that has promise, and it's "only" $1,000, but they haven't rolled out production yet.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: TightFistedScot on December 16, 2016, 07:20:54 AM
Always lusting after an Audi R8 - likely will never become a reality, though who knows what my 40s/50s will bring.

Will likely make a used Audi A3 happen at some point when I need a car again, though I don't like the new sedan styles. I prefer the older hatchbacks. And of course lots of customization like 19 or 20" rims, tint, matte wrap.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GoingConcern on December 16, 2016, 09:18:30 AM
Tesla Model X but I can't justify spending 30% of my net worth on a car.

Maybe I'll get the Model 3 in a few years if the reviews are good.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 16, 2016, 01:16:17 PM
Tesla Model X but I can't justify spending 30% of my net worth on a car.

Maybe I'll get the Model 3 in a few years if the reviews are good.

Just saw a modified Model X outside of my work. It had some big fancy wheels on it and a really loud stereo. It looked terrible with those wagon wheels lol.

Save your money , 5-10 yrs from now that cool new fancy tech will be cheap when (hopefully) 300 miles to charge is the norm.

Chevy bolt is an awesome drive BTW. Was able to test drive one with some of my fancy automotive journalist friends. Really nice vehicle for the price. Lots of pickup / instant torque as well !

What I'm currently lusting after is a 2016 Miata club - ugh... such a great little roadster. Fiance is on board and wants me to buy what makes me happy. I'm still having doubts, I could purchase a used one for just around 20k right now. Do I wan to though? Meh...it's a big time lust that is for sure !

Who knows what silly automotive pursuits I will want next week.



Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GoingConcern on December 16, 2016, 02:03:49 PM
Tesla Model X but I can't justify spending 30% of my net worth on a car.

Maybe I'll get the Model 3 in a few years if the reviews are good.

Just saw a modified Model X outside of my work. It had some big fancy wheels on it and a really loud stereo. It looked terrible with those wagon wheels lol.

Save your money , 5-10 yrs from now that cool new fancy tech will be cheap when (hopefully) 300 miles to charge is the norm.

Chevy bolt is an awesome drive BTW. Was able to test drive one with some of my fancy automotive journalist friends. Really nice vehicle for the price. Lots of pickup / instant torque as well !

What I'm currently lusting after is a 2016 Miata club - ugh... such a great little roadster. Fiance is on board and wants me to buy what makes me happy. I'm still having doubts, I could purchase a used one for just around 20k right now. Do I wan to though? Meh...it's a big time lust that is for sure !

Who knows what silly automotive pursuits I will want next week.

Yeah I agree with technological advancement and mass production the prices for these cars will decrease.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ooeei on December 16, 2016, 02:20:38 PM
A racing FPS quadcopter.  Saw a few youtube videos, and it looks too fun.  Most people DIY them as well, so that'd be cool.  I bought a little tiny drone off Amazon to fly around the living room to see what it's like.  In case you're wondering, not easy.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on December 16, 2016, 02:36:51 PM
Tesla Model X but I can't justify spending 30% of my net worth on a car.

Maybe I'll get the Model 3 in a few years if the reviews are good.

Save your money , 5-10 yrs from now that cool new fancy tech will be cheap when (hopefully) 300 miles to charge is the norm.
Chevy bolt is an awesome drive BTW. Was able to test drive one with some of my fancy automotive journalist friends. Really nice vehicle for the price. Lots of pickup / instant torque as well !

This. Both of my family's current cars are 10 years old. I'm really hoping we can keep both/at least one in working condition until there are some great 300+ miles per charge, fast DC charging (200+ miles of range per 30 minutes of 'fast' charging at superchargers) EVs that come in at $30k or less.

The Bolt has been getting great reviews and seems pretty good, but this article perfectly describes its one major flaw (https://electrek.co/2016/09/14/the-very-good-chevy-bolt-reviews-are-in-but-everyone-forgot-to-ask-the-most-important-question/)- the 'fast charging' isn't fast enough to be practical. While good enough for 99% of trips, it's so close to being perfect that it's annoying they didn't opt to add a faster charging hardware/regime/system as an add-on option.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 16, 2016, 03:49:29 PM
Tesla Model X but I can't justify spending 30% of my net worth on a car.

Maybe I'll get the Model 3 in a few years if the reviews are good.

Save your money , 5-10 yrs from now that cool new fancy tech will be cheap when (hopefully) 300 miles to charge is the norm.
Chevy bolt is an awesome drive BTW. Was able to test drive one with some of my fancy automotive journalist friends. Really nice vehicle for the price. Lots of pickup / instant torque as well !

This. Both of my family's current cars are 10 years old. I'm really hoping we can keep both/at least one in working condition until there are some great 300+ miles per charge, fast DC charging (200+ miles of range per 30 minutes of 'fast' charging at superchargers) EVs that come in at $30k or less.

The Bolt has been getting great reviews and seems pretty good, but this article perfectly describes its one major flaw (https://electrek.co/2016/09/14/the-very-good-chevy-bolt-reviews-are-in-but-everyone-forgot-to-ask-the-most-important-question/)- the 'fast charging' isn't fast enough to be practical. While good enough for 99% of trips, it's so close to being perfect that it's annoying they didn't opt to add a faster charging hardware/regime/system as an add-on option.

Interesting article ! Wonder if they just missed the fast charge option or they couldn't package it and still come in at the 30k or less price point. Or maybe they didn't want to completely kill their own completion - i.e - the volt lol.

Give it time. Next gen bolt (hopefully) will resolve this.

I wish I could just see what our world looks like 100 years from now. Just a little glimpse. I don't need to know my future or anyone else but just the tech advancing only 5-10 yrs from now is exciting enough !

Once super capacitors become standard tech / cheap enough. Graphene tech, solar, etc are super cheap. I see most manufactures going to ev vehicles that get at least 300 e miles to a tank. 

Hopefully we are not cluttering up this thread with or ev geek talk lol

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: HenryDavid on December 17, 2016, 01:28:40 PM
Flying business class whenever I fly someplace next.
Would never ever pay for this. But sometimes wish someone would just make it happen . . .
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BTDretire on December 18, 2016, 08:45:39 AM
I have been following this thread for a month since it started.
 Can't say I've come up with anything anything particular that
I'm lusting for.
 I do want to go to the "Consumer Electronics Show" in Las Vegas.
So, in that effort I will look for a CC with sky miles and see if I can get
enough points for a flight to Las Vegas in Jan 2018.
I heard someone walked 17 miles walked through the venue last year.
 Also need to hookup with a vendor that can get me tickets to the event.
 I went once about 33 years ago. It was fun then.
 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on December 18, 2016, 04:52:44 PM
I have been following this thread for a month since it started.
 Can't say I've come up with anything anything particular that
I'm lusting for.
 I do want to go to the "Consumer Electronics Show" in Las Vegas.
So, in that effort I will look for a CC with sky miles and see if I can get
enough points for a flight to Las Vegas in Jan 2018.
I heard someone walked 17 miles walked through the venue last year.
 Also need to hookup with a vendor that can get me tickets to the event.
 I went once about 33 years ago. It was fun then.

I went to best buy recently, one of the first times I've gone into an electronics store in a long time.  It felt like I was at CES with all the new products on the shelves.  I mean, I vaguely knew those types of products existed from being on the internet, but somehow it felt like I was in the future.  It doesn't make sense, but I was expecting like fax machines and 28.8k modems.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: jmwagner5 on December 18, 2016, 05:21:03 PM
I don't know if this is stupid or even lustful, but I would be extremely happy if 2017 was much better than 2016 has been.  I'd pay at least a nickle for next year to be even marginal levels of improvement over this year.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on December 18, 2016, 08:23:14 PM
I don't know if this is stupid or even lustful, but I would be extremely happy if 2017 was much better than 2016 has been.  I'd pay at least a nickle for next year to be even marginal levels of improvement over this year.

I've heard this over and over recently, from family, friends and colleagues. 2016 seems to have been hard on a lot of people.

Here's hoping 2017 is brighter for you.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on December 18, 2016, 08:58:00 PM
I don't know if this is stupid or even lustful, but I would be extremely happy if 2017 was much better than 2016 has been.  I'd pay at least a nickle for next year to be even marginal levels of improvement over this year.

100% this. 2016 is a year I can't forget fast enough. Great for me personally for buckling down in mustachianism, but that's about it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on December 18, 2016, 09:07:55 PM
Flying business class whenever I fly someplace next.
Would never ever pay for this. But sometimes wish someone would just make it happen . . .

A woman flying business class with Qantas was just served this.

Just trying to make you feel better...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FIRE Artist on December 19, 2016, 11:38:57 AM
Has anyone else pulled the trigger?

I am lusting after a fine arts certificate through the local university's extension program.  Totally useless because I will never pursue a career in fine arts but I am lusting for an academic experience with the arts.  I enrolled effective January 2017, it will take me 5 years to complete, taking one class per semester, and about $10k total cost for tuition, books, and supplies.  Un-mustachian, but as hobbies go, probably not so terrible?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Counting_Down on December 19, 2016, 01:56:03 PM
A stupid expensive house.  Just had to get that out there.  We've gone to see it twice now.  Somebody with sense, quick!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on December 19, 2016, 02:43:01 PM
Nice wood or faux-wood blinds throughout my house, to replace the perfectly serviceable but not nice looking cheap metal mini-blinds. I keep telling myself I already have blinds, and they work fine. But the nice ones would just make the house look a little more upscale and classy. They're even pretty cheap now at JC Penney, but I have a ten-room house, so it would add up. I feel silly for wanting them.

I think if you value beauty, it's OK to spend money on it. I mean your house is theoretically where you spend a lot of time and where you should feel happy and comfortable. Some people don't care much about aesthetics or their physical environment (my husband) and for some people it really matters and their surroundings affect their mood (me!).  I am very, very slowly replacing our furniture with items I actually like, and little by little, I feel better and better in my home.*

So I'm not encouraging you to spend money, but at least don't feel silly about wanting beauty around you.

*I also have ugly metal blinds I'd like to replace as well, but I'm in a rental.  Someday, sigh. For now, I'm working on getting curtains I like so I can just take down the ugly but practical blinds.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mannerv on December 19, 2016, 03:32:39 PM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bicycle_B on December 19, 2016, 03:35:58 PM
I have been following this thread for a month since it started.
 Can't say I've come up with anything anything particular that
I'm lusting for.
 I do want to go to the "Consumer Electronics Show" in Las Vegas.
So, in that effort I will look for a CC with sky miles and see if I can get
enough points for a flight to Las Vegas in Jan 2018.

I heard someone walked 17 miles walked through the venue last year.
 Also need to hookup with a vendor that can get me tickets to the event.
 I went once about 33 years ago. It was fun then.

Do you have a Southwest Rapid Rewards VISA?  I got one last month that came with 40,000 bonus miles on Southwest:
https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/southwest/cardP

It has an annual fee of $100 but also gives 6,000 points/year, roughly $90 worth of flights/year after the initial bonus.  Only $1000 spend needed in 3 months after getting the card is needed to qualify for the 40000 mile bonus (equivalent to about $600 in airfare). 

Sorry, not meaning to hijack the thread.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Palindrome on December 19, 2016, 03:58:39 PM
A guy who may or may not be gay.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: radtek2112 on December 19, 2016, 07:12:53 PM
Lusting after a new triathlon bike.  I have one that works.  I want an all carbon bike. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on December 19, 2016, 09:05:25 PM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.

I'll take one too
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RysChristensen on December 20, 2016, 04:37:08 PM
A 2017 Toyota Sienna, with AWD as a work vehicle. Their 0% APR ads are following me around. Only $30K! *sigh* Plus annual car tax and a not so nice bump in insurance. But damn it, the 1993 Previa has low(ish) mileage but getting parts, oh what a pain in the ass! I'd be just as happy with a 2013 Sienna, but they cost about the same as a brand new one (wtf?). So I'll make my new starter worth the money and cry over my white trash sliding door handle wire pull that worked for 24 hours while I open the front door to reach in and open the slider 20+ times a day... while putting money aside for a ~2004 Sienna when the Previa finally blows a critical and unreplaceable part.

Oh, and a submeter GPS

Edit: and yes, 2016 sucked. Improvements for 2017 please. And a brain for the youngest OCD PITA dog before I strangle her.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Stash Engineer on December 20, 2016, 04:40:30 PM
I'm over my aquaponics lust and have moved on to car stereo!  The one in my car is teerrrriible and I want bluetooth capability.  I don't want to get too fancy.  $300 worth of gear should do it.  I'll wait until after the holidays and if the desire is still there, I'll probably go for it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on December 20, 2016, 06:25:26 PM
I'm over my aquaponics lust and have moved on to car stereo!  The one in my car is teerrrriible and I want bluetooth capability.  I don't want to get too fancy.  $300 worth of gear should do it.  I'll wait until after the holidays and if the desire is still there, I'll probably go for it.

Do you have an aquaponics system? Its something I'm cautiously optimistic about, but as I don't even have a yard yet it'll be a while before I can experiment.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: jamaicaspanish on December 20, 2016, 08:52:38 PM
I'm over my aquaponics lust and have moved on to car stereo!  The one in my car is teerrrriible and I want bluetooth capability.  I don't want to get too fancy.  $300 worth of gear should do it.  I'll wait until after the holidays and if the desire is still there, I'll probably go for it.
Just gave in to my stupid lust--bought a bluetooth receiver and two pairs of speakers for our Civic from Crutchfield--installed it all by myself with the instructions included.   Only $150. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on December 21, 2016, 12:01:46 AM
My favorite shampoo. It's not been available in Norwegian shops for months. Other shampoos don't work as well for my hair. Soon we will travel to the Netherlands where I hope to buy a large quantity of it.
In the meantime I bought the supermarket's house brand shampoo which isn't any worse than the more expensive alternatives.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mwulff on December 21, 2016, 12:20:40 AM
A stupid expensive house.  Just had to get that out there.  We've gone to see it twice now.  Somebody with sense, quick!

I'll help you. We went and looked a stupid expensive house (it even had a swimming pool).. At some point in the process we actually sat down a did the math on the number of hours we would have to work to pay for it. And since a paid house is part of our FIRE strategy we had to pay for it.

It came down to 5 more years of slaving for the man. Plus a quadrupling of real estate tax and fixed costs.

We politely declined :) So should you.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GreenShirt on December 21, 2016, 01:12:19 AM
I'll bite.

I'm currently lusting after a vacation getaway package (http://mrmoneymustache.com). It's not the most popular deal out there but ever since hearing about it earlier this year I've been wanting it pretty badly. They offer vacation getaway packages in almost every country and location on Earth, so it's hard not to look at it and daydream about what my "perfect vacation" would look like. And the reviews are excellent, too! Most, if not all of the reviewers say that it's by far the best thing they've ever spent money on. The only problem is that it costs a fortune, even at my income level. I'd have to save up for years just to be able to afford it. I've seen (http://www.madfientist.com/) a (http://jlcollinsnh.com/) few (http://www.gocurrycracker.com/) blogs (http://earlyretirementextreme.com/) write about how you can get a reduced price deal if you're willing to jump through some hoops so that's something I might look into a little bit later.

Ridiculous, right? Someone talk me out of it!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on December 21, 2016, 01:52:31 AM
A stupid expensive house.  Just had to get that out there.  We've gone to see it twice now.  Somebody with sense, quick!

Don't do it! Think rationally!

We bought en expensive house a year ago, before I was aware of Mustachianism. We were able to pay for it cash. But I am now in a lot of doubt whether it was a smart move. I could have invested half the value of the house in stocks. Maybe they would have gone up more than the value of the house. I am also not at all sure whether we will get back the same price we paid for it. One advantage is that our community will be joined with the more attractive neighbour community and that will likely make our house attractive for more people. Our current house is also more expensive to live in compared to the previous very cheap house.
The other thing is that we should have bought a house with a rental apartment. In Norway you can rent out such an apartment taxfree. It is also a house that isn't so easy to sell in the future (high price and steep icy roads to it).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on December 21, 2016, 01:55:08 AM
I'll bite.

I'm currently lusting after a vacation getaway package (http://mrmoneymustache.com). It's not the most popular deal out there but ever since hearing about it earlier this year I've been wanting it pretty badly. They offer vacation getaway packages in almost every country and location on Earth, so it's hard not to look at it and daydream about what my "perfect vacation" would look like. And the reviews are excellent, too! Most, if not all of the reviewers say that it's by far the best thing they've ever spent money on. The only problem is that it costs a fortune, even at my income level. I'd have to save up for years just to be able to afford it. I've seen (http://www.madfientist.com/) a (http://jlcollinsnh.com/) few (http://www.gocurrycracker.com/) blogs (http://earlyretirementextreme.com/) write about how you can get a reduced price deal if you're willing to jump through some hoops so that's something I might look into a little bit later.

Ridiculous, right? Someone talk me out of it!

Can't you select a location and then see if you can book you own charter flight and cheap B&B (try AirBnB)? Often that is cheaper than the whole package and you can still travel to the same location and have the same kind of vacation. Of course you can pay a lot to let others organize it for you and earn their profit on it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on December 21, 2016, 01:59:01 AM
Lusting after a new triathlon bike.  I have one that works.  I want an all carbon bike.

Save money and look at the used marked.

My DH recently also bought a new(!) carbon bike. Ha already has a triathlon bike and a racing bike, but this was supposed to be something between a racing bike and an offroad bike. The racing bike will be sold in spring when the used-bicycle pricer are higher.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GilbertB on December 21, 2016, 03:17:09 AM
Lusting after a new triathlon bike.  I have one that works.  I want an all carbon bike.

Save money and look at the used marked.

My DH recently also bought a new(!) carbon bike. Ha already has a triathlon bike and a racing bike, but this was supposed to be something between a racing bike and an offroad bike. The racing bike will be sold in spring when the used-bicycle pricer are higher.
In Belgium, the pro teams sell stuff for cheap at the end of the season. You "just" need to know where to show up on what day :)
You will be in competitions with fans that want stuff in the current team colours, but the training hacks (bikes 3 years old usually) are often cheap.
However, all the wear parts (bearings etc) are shot. So If you can do the work, it's worth it, if not, get a showroom queen.
I still regret not getting a cross bike from FDJ about 5 years ago, DURAACE 8 speed and steel...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pbkmaine on December 21, 2016, 04:06:56 AM
I'll bite.

I'm currently lusting after a vacation getaway package (http://mrmoneymustache.com). It's not the most popular deal out there but ever since hearing about it earlier this year I've been wanting it pretty badly. They offer vacation getaway packages in almost every country and location on Earth, so it's hard not to look at it and daydream about what my "perfect vacation" would look like. And the reviews are excellent, too! Most, if not all of the reviewers say that it's by far the best thing they've ever spent money on. The only problem is that it costs a fortune, even at my income level. I'd have to save up for years just to be able to afford it. I've seen (http://www.madfientist.com/) a (http://jlcollinsnh.com/) few (http://www.gocurrycracker.com/) blogs (http://earlyretirementextreme.com/) write about how you can get a reduced price deal if you're willing to jump through some hoops so that's something I might look into a little bit later.

Ridiculous, right? Someone talk me out of it!

I say go for it!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on December 21, 2016, 06:08:29 AM
Lusting after a new triathlon bike.  I have one that works.  I want an all carbon bike.

Save money and look at the used marked.

My DH recently also bought a new(!) carbon bike. Ha already has a triathlon bike and a racing bike, but this was supposed to be something between a racing bike and an offroad bike. The racing bike will be sold in spring when the used-bicycle pricer are higher.
In Belgium, the pro teams sell stuff for cheap at the end of the season. You "just" need to know where to show up on what day :)
You will be in competitions with fans that want stuff in the current team colours, but the training hacks (bikes 3 years old usually) are often cheap.
However, all the wear parts (bearings etc) are shot. So If you can do the work, it's worth it, if not, get a showroom queen.
I still regret not getting a cross bike from FDJ about 5 years ago, DURAACE 8 speed and steel...

They do that in America too, you just have to know people.  In college, I got most of my training kit from domestic pro teams that were selling the unused clothing after the season was over.  Brand new Castelli bibs for $20? Hell yes, I just have to deal with them being bright red and yellow.  Brand new Garneau soft shell jersey for $40? Why thank you! I just have to deal with it having a boxed wine company's logo plastered all over it. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: katstache92 on December 21, 2016, 07:19:52 AM
Has anyone else pulled the trigger?


Might be about to.  There's a blue xbox one s on sale.  I am less able to resist a blue-something than a non-blue-something.  Weird, but I really do just like blue that much.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MrsDinero on December 21, 2016, 07:30:40 AM
A minivan!  Specifically a Honda Odyssey.  I love my Honda CRV but with 2 babies under 2 I can't carry a double stroller and groceries at the same time.

 When I was visiting my family we rented a minivan (it was $2 more than the cheapest rental) and I just fell in love with all the space!  Being able to transport more than 2 adults plus the 2 kids was a total luxury!  It would be nice to not have yo take 2 cars when we go out when family visits ( 1-2 times a month).

The Honda Odyssey is awesome. We love ours, and we expect to have it forever. The automatic doors are great. The ability to haul is great. For such a big vehicle, the gas mileage is darn good. The handling is great (for a minivan).  If you do decide to take the plunge, you will regret nothing except the dollars. (I have to admit I sometimes wish we had spent the extra money for dual 8-way power memory seats, but it would have cost an extra 10% and included a navigation package that we really didn't need, so that was our mustachian sacrifice.  Not exactly mustachian, but better than nothing maybe....

Don't say that!  Mr. D has given his ok for the van, so I'm the only one stopping us right now.

I have an 07 with 100k on the odo, touring edition, scooped it for cheap (12 when it blue booked for 16k).  Best car ever, will keep it running smoothly until it doesn't anymore.  I'm told to expect 250k without major work.  Do not regret!  Also, they look sexy (this coming from a car guy.)

So we ended up getting a Honda Odyssey minivan.    We also got a newer (2016) model than I originally wanted.  Every time we went to see an older minivan, we were shocked that those minivans were literally trashed!  Seats and carpets were ripped, inside parts were broken, large dents in the doors, etc.  One minivan (a 2014 with 30k miles had a gouge running down the side of it, like made with a key).  After viewing about several in such condition. I was finally like "FINE!"  Since it was end of year they took off $8k and gave us the value of excellent condition ($18k) on our CRV trade in.  We did finance the rest at 1.9% for 36 months (approx $15k). 

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GreenShirt on December 21, 2016, 12:03:21 PM
I'll bite.

I'm currently lusting after a vacation getaway package (http://mrmoneymustache.com). It's not the most popular deal out there but ever since hearing about it earlier this year I've been wanting it pretty badly. They offer vacation getaway packages in almost every country and location on Earth, so it's hard not to look at it and daydream about what my "perfect vacation" would look like. And the reviews are excellent, too! Most, if not all of the reviewers say that it's by far the best thing they've ever spent money on. The only problem is that it costs a fortune, even at my income level. I'd have to save up for years just to be able to afford it. I've seen (http://www.madfientist.com/) a (http://jlcollinsnh.com/) few (http://www.gocurrycracker.com/) blogs (http://earlyretirementextreme.com/) write about how you can get a reduced price deal if you're willing to jump through some hoops so that's something I might look into a little bit later.

Ridiculous, right? Someone talk me out of it!

I say go for it!

:D you're such an enabler
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FINate on December 21, 2016, 12:18:55 PM
4x4 truck - very anti-MMM, I know. I have this image of MMM, arms folded, and brow furrowed.

My VW TDI is likely going to be repurchased as part of the emissions scandal. No commute, mostly stay around town, so don't drive much and the utility of a truck is alluring. And there are a number of Forest Service roads I use for outdoor activities which require more clearance. The TDI was already questionable in some places and a no-go in other areas. What I really want is an older and cheaper 4x4 (not a fan of shiny new off road vehicles) so I don't have to worry about beating it up a bit.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 22, 2016, 03:35:45 AM
4x4 truck - very anti-MMM, I know. I have this image of MMM, arms folded, and brow furrowed.

My VW TDI is likely going to be repurchased as part of the emissions scandal. No commute, mostly stay around town, so don't drive much and the utility of a truck is alluring. And there are a number of Forest Service roads I use for outdoor activities which require more clearance. The TDI was already questionable in some places and a no-go in other areas. What I really want is an older and cheaper 4x4 (not a fan of shiny new off road vehicles) so I don't have to worry about beating it up a bit.

Gah. This reminds me I've been looking at Jeep Wranglers. Sell my car and it would be my winter vehicle/off road vehicle. Normally the fire trails and river bottoms I use are accessed by my partner and I on motorcycles; but with a kid it might be nicer to throw them in the jeep with the gear and take off for a week of camping way off the path - last summer we were limited in how far we could hike in with an infant.  So I get the lure!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Stash Engineer on December 22, 2016, 09:21:26 AM
I'm over my aquaponics lust and have moved on to car stereo!  The one in my car is teerrrriible and I want bluetooth capability.  I don't want to get too fancy.  $300 worth of gear should do it.  I'll wait until after the holidays and if the desire is still there, I'll probably go for it.

Do you have an aquaponics system? Its something I'm cautiously optimistic about, but as I don't even have a yard yet it'll be a while before I can experiment.

I don't have one myself, but have a friend that has one and have looked at a few other local systems.  I'm also cautiously optimistic about them.  My friend's system is a pretty basic DIY setup that he built using IBC containers and the plants grow like crazy.  He hasn't harvested any fish from it yet, but it's almost time.  I do have a backyard, but we don't own our home and would likely have to move it in a year or two.  That would not be fun.  Because of that, I've decided to wait and spend my money on car stereo gear instead.  :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GilbertB on December 22, 2016, 12:43:44 PM
I want all the furniture this guy makes:
http://tecori.com/works-furniture.html (http://tecori.com/works-furniture.html)
But i'll probably end up making it myself.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: CloserToFree on December 22, 2016, 12:47:55 PM
This is so, so stupid, but I am hardcore lusting after fancy, automated, cordless shades for our three family room windows.  The windows are in hard to reach places behind our couch so we have to literally climb up on the couch to open/shut the corded shades we have on there now - and lately we've been worried about our toddler playing with the cords.  I guess we'll settle for getting out-of-toddler-reach hooks to wrap the cords around and will just see the couch climbing as an opportunity for exercise :-)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on December 22, 2016, 04:04:09 PM
I want all the furniture this guy makes:
http://tecori.com/works-furniture.html (http://tecori.com/works-furniture.html)
But i'll probably end up making it myself.

Well now I have something new to lust after.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: starguru on December 22, 2016, 05:14:45 PM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.

Which  Calatrava?  I myself am convincing myself to not buy a 5170.  Interesting to see so many watch lovers here!!!


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Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on December 22, 2016, 06:11:43 PM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.

Which  Calatrava?  I myself am convincing myself to not buy a 5170.  Interesting to see so many watch lovers here!!!


Indeed, I noticed the same. I wonder why? Is it the charme of something made with such precision? Or the lust for something shiny and expensive, coated in usefulness?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: starguru on December 22, 2016, 06:25:07 PM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.

Which  Calatrava?  I myself am convincing myself to not buy a 5170.  Interesting to see so many watch lovers here!!!


Indeed, I noticed the same. I wonder why? Is it the charme of something made with such precision? Or the lust for something shiny and expensive, coated in usefulness?

I think it depends on the individual, but probably elements of both.  You can probably get a read on the individual by looking at their watch collection.  Everyone recognizes a gold Rolex.  Not 1 in ten thousand will recognize a Patek.  You can probably infer at least something about a collector's motivations if that collector owns a bunch of the former or a bunch of the latter. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 22, 2016, 07:37:46 PM
*does not have a watch collection...  Probably infer a bit about  me  by this...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on December 22, 2016, 07:51:35 PM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.

Which  Calatrava?  I myself am convincing myself to not buy a 5170.  Interesting to see so many watch lovers here!!!


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I like the simpler ones, like this one:

(http://cdn2.jomashop.com/media/catalog/product/p/a/patek-philippe-calatrava-mechanical-ivory-dial-leather-mens-watch-5227g-001.jpg)

One of my anti-mustachian purchases (when I got a uuuuge bonus once) was one of these at like 1/10 the price:

(https://keepthetime.com/images/time/nomos_32999_tangente_datum_glashutte_10.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: starguru on December 22, 2016, 08:43:05 PM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.

Which  Calatrava?  I myself am convincing myself to not buy a 5170.  Interesting to see so many watch lovers here!!!


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I like the simpler ones, like this one:

(http://cdn2.jomashop.com/media/catalog/product/p/a/patek-philippe-calatrava-mechanical-ivory-dial-leather-mens-watch-5227g-001.jpg)

One of my anti-mustachian purchases (when I got a uuuuge bonus once) was one of these at like 1/10 the price:

(https://keepthetime.com/images/time/nomos_32999_tangente_datum_glashutte_10.jpg)

Nomos are great!  Enjoy it.


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Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on December 22, 2016, 09:03:09 PM
*does not have a watch collection...  Probably infer a bit about  me  by this...

Same here. I haven't even owned a watch for over a decade now, I think...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bicycle_B on December 23, 2016, 12:08:59 AM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.

Which  Calatrava?  I myself am convincing myself to not buy a 5170.  Interesting to see so many watch lovers here!!!


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Hahahahaha. 

Much appreciation to any watch lovers.  I am not bitten by that particular bug.  But I bought a timepiece the other day anyway...by accident!

Frugally, I invited my friends to a "free art show".   Dozens of artists had displays of hundreds of original works, plus prints/giclees/stencils on brick/etc of said works.  I happily chatted with artist after artist while may friends wandered around.  Finally when they were bored, I stumbled at the last minute into the coolest den of all, a nest of fabulous steampunk-looking paintings and objects.  When I gazed longingly at the most intriguing of the objects, the artist answered the last of my questions ("How did you make it?  Is this painted part here a one-off?  Did you...")  by saying "It's $50."  Stunned, I handed him my credit card and racked up some airline miles.

Only afterward did I realize that the functional part of the object is in fact a clock.  Which works. 

It is ticking quietly in the living room right now.

Watch wanters, I feel your pain.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: starguru on December 23, 2016, 07:51:05 AM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.

Which  Calatrava?  I myself am convincing myself to not buy a 5170.  Interesting to see so many watch lovers here!!!


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Hahahahaha. 

Much appreciation to any watch lovers.  I am not bitten by that particular bug.  But I bought a timepiece the other day anyway...by accident!

Frugally, I invited my friends to a "free art show".   Dozens of artists had displays of hundreds of original works, plus prints/giclees/stencils on brick/etc of said works.  I happily chatted with artist after artist while may friends wandered around.  Finally when they were bored, I stumbled at the last minute into the coolest den of all, a nest of fabulous steampunk-looking paintings and objects.  When I gazed longingly at the most intriguing of the objects, the artist answered the last of my questions ("How did you make it?  Is this painted part here a one-off?  Did you...")  by saying "It's $50."  Stunned, I handed him my credit card and racked up some airline miles.

Only afterward did I realize that the functional part of the object is in fact a clock.  Which works. 

It is ticking quietly in the living room right now.

Watch wanters, I feel your pain.
They are fascinating little devices.   Artwork really in some cases.  It's amazing what they can do with these things.  Perpetual calendars accurate for 100 years, moon phase indicators, power reserves, there is even a company that makes watches that track the orbits of the planets. And the finishing on some of the movements is unbelievable.


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Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: LeRainDrop on December 23, 2016, 08:33:37 PM
*does not have a watch collection...  Probably infer a bit about  me  by this...

Same here. I haven't even owned a watch for over a decade now, I think...

Same here (ish).  I wore the same watch that I'd gotten for high school graduation every single day until around 10 years ago when the battery or something died.  I brought it into the jeweler to get repaired and they said they didn't have the part needed for that brand and I'd need to bring it to another special shop.  At that point, I just gave up and have never worn a watch again.  In an instant, I went from wearing it 100% of my days for many years to wearing it 0% of the time.  So, I guess I actually still own that watch, but it's been in my drawer for like 10 years.

Edit:  It was probably more around 7 or 8 years ago because I at least had a Blackberry that I had to carry around with me all the time and I could check the clock on that.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: NoNonsenseLandlord on December 26, 2016, 11:54:16 AM
Quote
What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?

There is a dancer at the local club.  She isn't very bright, but looks great.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Warlord1986 on December 26, 2016, 01:57:03 PM
Has anyone else pulled the trigger?

Yes. I bought Mom a garnet ring. She said I would get it back when she's dead and she's worn it non-stop. In a relatively crappy Christmas filled with screaming, arguments, hatefulness, and the increasing feeling that she's losing her mind, that successful gift was a bright spot. Well, that and seeing Moana.

So the answer to everything is to spend money on jewelry and movies.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MrsPete on December 26, 2016, 03:46:36 PM
I'd like to have my own DVD copy of the last movie in the Hobbit trilogy.  Yeah, I pretty much have everything I want.  Not that I have much, but I can't think of anything I really want. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: progman2000 on December 26, 2016, 06:23:52 PM
A Patek Philippe Calatrava, for sure. North of 120 000 dollars for the model I am looking at.

Which  Calatrava?  I myself am convincing myself to not buy a 5170.  Interesting to see so many watch lovers here!!!


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I like the simpler ones, like this one:

(http://cdn2.jomashop.com/media/catalog/product/p/a/patek-philippe-calatrava-mechanical-ivory-dial-leather-mens-watch-5227g-001.jpg)

One of my anti-mustachian purchases (when I got a uuuuge bonus once) was one of these at like 1/10 the price:

(https://keepthetime.com/images/time/nomos_32999_tangente_datum_glashutte_10.jpg)
I owned a Nomos Club Datum for a short while. Nomos are great watches, if I bought another it would something along the lines of yours.

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Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EverCurious on December 27, 2016, 09:45:28 AM
A tablet. I can't stand reading on my phone. It's too small. But there's so many different tablets out there I don't know where to begin! I need something that's compatible with Android so I guess I start snooping for a deal.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Al1961 on December 27, 2016, 09:52:54 AM
Ford Focus RS

Hmmm, pic didn't post, here's a link

http://imgur.com/gallery/Lk0oL
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on December 27, 2016, 10:15:28 AM
A tablet. I can't stand reading on my phone. It's too small. But there's so many different tablets out there I don't know where to begin! I need something that's compatible with Android so I guess I start snooping for a deal.

For reading, I'd look at a Kindle.  The ones with the paper-like screen are so low-stress on your eyes...I wouldn't want to spend a lot of time reading on a normal bright tablet screen.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 27, 2016, 01:46:22 PM
Ford Focus RS

Hmmm, pic didn't post, here's a link

http://imgur.com/gallery/Lk0oL

After test driving one back to back with a fiesta st I would have to agree!

Both are great cars but the RS is such a fun car down low !

Still would rather have a fiesta st...lighter and seemed more tossable.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mochila on December 27, 2016, 03:05:29 PM
A Chase Sapphire Reserve. Having opened 15 cards in the past 24 months, I will delay gratification until April 2018, when there will be more interesting things to apply for.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EverCurious on December 27, 2016, 03:07:44 PM
A tablet. I can't stand reading on my phone. It's too small. But there's so many different tablets out there I don't know where to begin! I need something that's compatible with Android so I guess I start snooping for a deal.

For reading, I'd look at a Kindle.  The ones with the paper-like screen are so low-stress on your eyes...I wouldn't want to spend a lot of time reading on a normal bright tablet screen.

Same. I might try that. Still looking.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rural on December 27, 2016, 08:03:32 PM
A tablet. I can't stand reading on my phone. It's too small. But there's so many different tablets out there I don't know where to begin! I need something that's compatible with Android so I guess I start snooping for a deal.

For reading, I'd look at a Kindle.  The ones with the paper-like screen are so low-stress on your eyes...I wouldn't want to spend a lot of time reading on a normal bright tablet screen.

Same. I might try that. Still looking.


 I set my Kindle app for sepia text on a black background, and that works pretty well
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: partgypsy on December 28, 2016, 11:10:03 AM
Has anyone else pulled the trigger?

Yes. I bought Mom a garnet ring. She said I would get it back when she's dead and she's worn it non-stop. In a relatively crappy Christmas filled with screaming, arguments, hatefulness, and the increasing feeling that she's losing her mind, that successful gift was a bright spot. Well, that and seeing Moana.

So the answer to everything is to spend money on jewelry and movies.

LOL
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: golfreak12 on December 28, 2016, 11:01:09 PM
Im lusting over a Macbook Pro 2016 right now. Its is absurdly priced at $1499 which is why Im not getting one. I settled for a Window Lenovo 710s a few days ago at $599.
Long term I'm lusting over the current model Coevette. I know its a waste of money but I've been lusting over the current model for a while now.

Had a conversation with my wife today and at the end, she said if we buy nothing in 2017, I can buy a Corvette in 2018. Hahaha.....I don't know if I have the guts to pull the triggar when the time comes.
Nothing fancy, just the base version will be ok but in Shark Gray please....

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/cb/4b/4a/cb4b4a7a05cd530e41516e3f6858852d.jpg)
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Post by: BXHORN on December 29, 2016, 12:49:03 AM
My wife
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Desert Patrol on December 29, 2016, 05:03:35 AM
seen a 65inch Sony reduced, lust levels high. would have to get surround sound to complete the set up, otherwise what's the point of a 65' TV?

Then figured we would need to upgrade the wifi to broadband to be able to watch On Demand TV without buffering issues, otherwise what the point of 65' TV?

Then figured I would relocate the current 40' Toshiba to the bedroom, but would wall mount it and it would need an additional set top box and DVD. And whilst we are wall mounting one TV, would mount the other kids TV to free up ground space.

This caused a few days of thought and fretting the logistics and details, then figured that by spending around 5k USD I would actually ruin what is already a perfect set up and would complicate my life by having soo much TV in it, to the point I felt sick.

thought disregarded, the saving of 5k is not registered as much as having kept it simple.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: financialfreedomsloth on December 29, 2016, 06:06:23 AM
The new DJI mavic drone. An their Osmo gimbal thingy for video recording on the ground.
It is especially stupid since I have their phantom 2 and a gopro 3 and I do not use either of them....
I tell myself it is because I am missing a few bits of equipement.

But that is big fat bullshit.

I have always wanted to do something with video but never have, so apparently the need in reality is not that great?

Givign the choice of just being lazy in a comfy sofa and going out and actually filming something I choose the lazying about every time.
= if I do choose do to do something, priority should go to sports since I am really out of shape (and I have started  there, small victories).
So my rational brain has a ton of reasons why I should not want or buy it. And I am not going to buy it. But boy, do I want one ...

Damn it!! Now I am looking at stabilizers for my Gopro camera because I need one, right, I need it ....
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GilbertB on December 29, 2016, 05:34:59 PM
I am also lusting after these planes...
https://www.fine-tools.com/jhob.html (https://www.fine-tools.com/jhob.html)
It's about a year from now in the house renovations before I need a better plane than what I have...
(And will probably have made the shoulder and grooving planes by then, just because )
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dave1442397 on December 29, 2016, 07:17:16 PM
A Lexus LS 460 L.

There was a mint 2010 model with all the options I wanted (and only 22k miles) for sale a couple of months ago. Luckily it was 90 miles from home, and I resisted the temptation for over a week until it was finally sold.

I decided to keep my current car (2010) for at least another five years. If the Genesis G90 holds up as a reliable car, a used one might be worth a look by then. But I still really like the 460...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on January 01, 2017, 05:34:49 PM
Icebreaker clothing
It's not stupid, but it's stupidly expensive, so I will resist.. But boy is that stuff comfy!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GetItRight on January 01, 2017, 05:48:20 PM
A rust free classic Ford convertible from the southwest. Work has me traveling out there regularly and I keep an eye out for anything for sale that tickles my fancy and priced at a bargain. I could expense the gas for the return trip instead of a flight and I'd always wanted to do a Route 66 trip so I could kill two birds with one stone... But I have a rusty old Ford (not a convertible) that was my mom's that I'll eventually get to restoring, so it makes no sense to get something else when I already have a project with sentimental value that I'll never sell. I can do body work, I just really hate it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: AutoZealot on January 01, 2017, 07:45:25 PM
A Lexus LS 460 L

indeed - have been trying to convince myself that the LS430 would be fine
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on January 01, 2017, 08:30:28 PM
A Lexus LS 460 L

indeed - have been trying to convince myself that the LS430 would be fine

Lust away. (http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=416926522&makeCode1=LEXUS&modelCode1=LS430) So cheap for what you get.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on January 01, 2017, 09:07:28 PM
A Lexus LS 460 L

indeed - have been trying to convince myself that the LS430 would be fine

Lust away. (http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=416926522&makeCode1=LEXUS&modelCode1=LS430) So cheap for what you get.

This thread is not good for me.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: aspiringnomad on January 02, 2017, 10:18:58 AM
Icebreaker clothing
It's not stupid, but it's stupidly expensive, so I will resist.. But boy is that stuff comfy!

Comfy, yes. But the durability of Icebreaker clothes is not good. Even if you don't throw them in the dryer, they eventually start pilling and tearing. So they're expensive af, and you won't have them for very long. Definitely not mustachian.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MicroRN on January 02, 2017, 10:48:35 AM
A bunch of fancy-schmancy hiking/camping gear.  Why do I need an ultralightweight tent or a really cool hammock when I haven't backpacked in years?  Good question.  While we do hike, and do plan to camp this year, we have a 4 and a 5 year old, and my husband is iffy on camping anyway.  3 miles is the kid's max hike, and they definitely won't be backpacking.  We'll car camp, and so all we need is basic gear we already have.  I don't need a backpacking stove because we have a propane camp stove, and I don't need a spendy water purifier because we'll be able to bring in plenty of water for drinking and cooking.

I think a lot of it is just aspirational.  If I owned the nifty stuff I'd get out and use it - but I know that isn't really the case. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FINate on January 02, 2017, 11:21:49 AM
A bunch of fancy-schmancy hiking/camping gear.  Why do I need an ultralightweight tent or a really cool hammock when I haven't backpacked in years?  Good question.  While we do hike, and do plan to camp this year, we have a 4 and a 5 year old, and my husband is iffy on camping anyway.  3 miles is the kid's max hike, and they definitely won't be backpacking.  We'll car camp, and so all we need is basic gear we already have.  I don't need a backpacking stove because we have a propane camp stove, and I don't need a spendy water purifier because we'll be able to bring in plenty of water for drinking and cooking.

I think a lot of it is just aspirational.  If I owned the nifty stuff I'd get out and use it - but I know that isn't really the case.

I love backpacking. You don't need most of the expensive gear do to it. In fact, you're better off going minimalist - a lot of the gear that gets advertised isn't very useful and just weighs you down. Lightweight gear is good, less gear is even better.

You need a good shelter - I prefer an ultralight tarp, but will take an ultralight tent if bugs are expected. And you need a sleeping pad and sleeping bag, a set of lightweight clothes (pretty much anything but cotton), backpack, something to treat water, a stove (if you want hot food and cannot make campfires), food, and a few odds and ends. The backpack, tent, sleeping bag and pad can usually be rented if you don't already have these. You probably already have suitable clothes. For water you don't need an expensive/heavy filter, just use Aquamira (https://www.rei.com/product/866996/aquamira-water-treatment-drops) which is cheap, super light, and doesn't leave a bad taste. It's very easy to make a homemade alcohol stove, which is also very light (an online search provides links to many tutorials).

My wife doesn't like backpacking so I go on short trips by myself or with friends.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dave1442397 on January 02, 2017, 11:56:29 AM
A Lexus LS 460 L

indeed - have been trying to convince myself that the LS430 would be fine

My neighbor has a 430, and it still looks like a new car. I just saw a nice 430 for sale this morning :)

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/lexus-vehicles-classifieds/843220-04-ls430-ml-flint-mica.html
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on January 02, 2017, 02:55:46 PM
Icebreaker clothing
It's not stupid, but it's stupidly expensive, so I will resist.. But boy is that stuff comfy!

Comfy, yes. But the durability of Icebreaker clothes is not good. Even if you don't throw them in the dryer, they eventually start pilling and tearing. So they're expensive af, and you won't have them for very long. Definitely not mustachian.

Thank you for this, it's cool to have other people giving rational reasons to take the wisest decision.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EAL on January 02, 2017, 04:03:49 PM
A truck. We have a handful of rental properties and renovate houses and usually can get by with my paid off Honda CR-V. I have to borrow my dad's truck a few times a month when we need it for something larger.  But it's pretty much at the end of its life and has now broken down on us twice in the middle of winter. It's really inconvenient to not have one when we are demoing new properties and getting large supplies.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: effigy98 on January 02, 2017, 04:27:58 PM
Land. I never want to see a neighbors house from any of my windows, I can currently see 12 of them and 2 of them are close enough to hand coffee to from my windows practically. It was a crazy good price in 2009 as a foreclosure and is a decent house. It is irrational to want to build a new house and have some privacy which will probably add a couple years before I can retire.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Al1961 on January 02, 2017, 05:22:14 PM
Land. I never want to see a neighbors house from any of my windows, I can currently see 12 of them and 2 of them are close enough to hand coffee to from my windows practically. It was a crazy good price in 2009 as a foreclosure and is a decent house. It is irrational to want to build a new house and have some privacy which will probably add a couple years before I can retire.

This is not a stupid thing to lust after.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Hey It's Me on January 02, 2017, 05:34:31 PM
A Fitbit.... :( Almost bought a refurbished one for $50, but stopped myself at checkout.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 02, 2017, 08:57:35 PM
Icebreaker clothing
It's not stupid, but it's stupidly expensive, so I will resist.. But boy is that stuff comfy!

Comfy, yes. But the durability of Icebreaker clothes is not good. Even if you don't throw them in the dryer, they eventually start pilling and tearing. So they're expensive af, and you won't have them for very long. Definitely not mustachian.

Thank you for this, it's cool to have other people giving rational reasons to take the wisest decision.

I have a split experience on it: the 2 shirts we bought DH didn't last all that long. But the heavy socks we got me are still in good shape. And the hat we got DH lasted well for a couple years until he lost it =( No pilling or anything, in spite of him running in it and me washing it regularly. Biggest plusses for us are that: I'm not allergic to the socks, but I usually react to wool, and they don't hold smell much, even compared to other wool.

I can't speak overall, but from my experiences I would *consider* doing gloves, hats, or socks through them, but none of their actual clothing.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: aspiringnomad on January 02, 2017, 09:20:31 PM
Icebreaker clothing
It's not stupid, but it's stupidly expensive, so I will resist.. But boy is that stuff comfy!

Comfy, yes. But the durability of Icebreaker clothes is not good. Even if you don't throw them in the dryer, they eventually start pilling and tearing. So they're expensive af, and you won't have them for very long. Definitely not mustachian.

Thank you for this, it's cool to have other people giving rational reasons to take the wisest decision.

I have a split experience on it: the 2 shirts we bought DH didn't last all that long. But the heavy socks we got me are still in good shape. And the hat we got DH lasted well for a couple years until he lost it =( No pilling or anything, in spite of him running in it and me washing it regularly. Biggest plusses for us are that: I'm not allergic to the socks, but I usually react to wool, and they don't hold smell much, even compared to other wool.

I can't speak overall, but from my experiences I would *consider* doing gloves, hats, or socks through them, but none of their actual clothing.

Yeah, gloves and hats are probably fine. But I've owned socks, underwear, a base layer top, and a long sleeve running shirt - all except the underwear was gifted. The socks barely lasted a few months, now the underwear is getting tossed out one by one. They've developed holes/tears from regular use and washing after less than 2 years (crazy given the price of this stuff). The base layer and long sleeve running shirt are still going strong, but I don't wear them much and even they have started to pill a little bit.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SpartyStash on January 02, 2017, 10:55:52 PM
While I already have a bunch of bicycles (carbon road, carbon 29er Mtn, titanium tri), I've been lusting over a new cyclocross bike (Felt F3x).  Well, before I even think about buying a cyclocross bike, I probably should sell an old steel frameset that I've kept for the past 10 years...

I also keep looking at the new TAG Heuer watches at Costco.  I have an old TAG Heuer Formula 1 mid-size mens watch that I bought at Costco 15+ years ago (for $170).  Compared to watches today, it is tiny!  I keep putting batteries in it and it still keeps working.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on January 03, 2017, 09:19:45 PM
Land. I never want to see a neighbors house from any of my windows, I can currently see 12 of them and 2 of them are close enough to hand coffee to from my windows practically. It was a crazy good price in 2009 as a foreclosure and is a decent house. It is irrational to want to build a new house and have some privacy which will probably add a couple years before I can retire.

This is not a stupid thing to lust after.

The other thought is to wait until FIRE, then move to a LCOL location where you can achieve this without cutting down on the 'stache
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on January 04, 2017, 09:28:46 AM
I'm moving to a new place and I'll have more room than I do now...(going from bedroom / shared bathroom to bedroom, private bathroom, and living room to myself) and now I'm really tempted to get a racing simulation setup.  I found a $375 seat on Craigslist for $250, and it comes with wheels/pedals too (and I already have a wheel). Blah!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on January 16, 2017, 01:29:08 AM
I have been looking at this thread for weeks now and I haven't been lusting for anything material.
Only thing I'm lusting for is a tick pack of snow, which I found during the past weekend. Next weekend we'll be going back to the snow. Although since Saturday I am starting to lust a bit after a warmer winter sleeping bag. But maybe we can adjust my current and fill it up with some extra down from an old sleeping bag that we still have.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on January 17, 2017, 02:41:32 PM
...Although since Saturday I am starting to lust a bit after a warmer winter sleeping bag. But maybe we can adjust my current and fill it up with some extra down from an old sleeping bag that we still have.

Are you using the boiled-water-nalgene trick? All you do is boil some water right before bed, pour it into a nalgene bottle, then throw that in your sleeping bag right before you get in.

This has helped me countless times to get through some *very* cold nights with a less than optimal bag.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BabyShark on January 17, 2017, 02:45:08 PM
A house.  It's beautiful.  5 bedrooms, cheap for the market, newly and totally remodeled and six blocks from my office. 

But we're currently living in a paid for two bedroom townhome with some pretty extensive student loan debt and it's just the two of us. We're happy in our little home, it's likely more space than we need, but I love looking at this house.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kitsunegari on January 17, 2017, 02:52:12 PM
A house.  It's beautiful.  5 bedrooms, cheap for the market, newly and totally remodeled and six blocks from my office. 

But we're currently living in a paid for two bedroom townhome with some pretty extensive student loan debt and it's just the two of us. We're happy in our little home, it's likely more space than we need, but I love looking at this house.

Well, are you planning 4 children?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BabyShark on January 17, 2017, 02:53:01 PM
A house.  It's beautiful.  5 bedrooms, cheap for the market, newly and totally remodeled and six blocks from my office. 

But we're currently living in a paid for two bedroom townhome with some pretty extensive student loan debt and it's just the two of us. We're happy in our little home, it's likely more space than we need, but I love looking at this house.

Well, are you planning 4 children?

Two and not for at least a few years
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on January 18, 2017, 05:51:43 AM
...Although since Saturday I am starting to lust a bit after a warmer winter sleeping bag. But maybe we can adjust my current and fill it up with some extra down from an old sleeping bag that we still have.

Are you using the boiled-water-nalgene trick? All you do is boil some water right before bed, pour it into a nalgene bottle, then throw that in your sleeping bag right before you get in.

This has helped me countless times to get through some *very* cold nights with a less than optimal bag.

That is one option. I am also looking at the option of using an extra small summer sleeping bag inside the winter bag. We have one that I can use, I just need to try it out at home.

The refill would not work. There are too many compartments for that to be practical.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: scottish on January 18, 2017, 05:13:55 PM
It's very strange.   I'm getting a urge to buy one of these to replace my 13 year old Tacoma.    Whenever I think about the cost, the urge disappears though.

(https://c4d709dd302a2586107d-f8305d22c3db1fdd6f8607b49e47a10c.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/stock-images/6f4329675f792ea52d78f6644073cf10.png)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: moof on January 18, 2017, 05:41:19 PM
Fat Bike.  I have 2 bikes, and almost never take my mountain bike off the city streets.  But I want one.

New transmission for my truck is taking precedent.  And a Disneyland trip.  A few face punches are probably in order.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SeaEhm on January 18, 2017, 07:49:12 PM
Fat Bike.  I have 2 bikes, and almost never take my mountain bike off the city streets.  But I want one.

New transmission for my truck is taking precedent.  And a Disneyland trip.  A few face punches are probably in order.

Disneyland is having a sale on tickets right now.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Disneyland-Deal-SoCal-Resident-ParkHopper-150-Dollars-410185675.html

Not sure if you are a so cal resident?  Maybe someone can help you out.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Julard on January 18, 2017, 11:47:59 PM
Braces.  Though may be prepared to convince myself that it's not entirely stupid. Will wait and see what the quote is...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Mattzlaff on January 19, 2017, 12:05:59 AM
New motorcycle, one of my two hobbies that cost some change, but gotta have your vices right?

Always wanted a HD street glide. Bought something cheaper at first to see if I actually liked biking. Been doing a lot more travel on it and the comfort/wind level is getting to me.

Price always slaps me back into reality and that I can completely mile out my bike first before buying a new one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dicey on January 19, 2017, 12:06:54 AM
Braces.  Though may be prepared to convince myself that it's not entirely stupid. Will wait and see what the quote is...
Ooh, I did this in my early thirties and it cost 3k. DH did it when he was 52 and it cost 8k!!! I had fancy-schmancy ceramic ones and he just had basic metal glue-ons. I do not regret a penny of it. To this day, I'm so glad I did it, and so is DH.

If aligning your teeth so they wear correctly isn't smart and money saving in the long term, I don't know what is.

Two tips: make sure the price quoted includes everything, including final X-rays and retainers (#askmehowiknow).

Once you have an everything quote, see if you can get a discount by paying cash up front. They almost always knock off at least 10%.

Bonus tip: Don't let yourself be pushed into anything. My SIL is from China. She wants her kid to have perfect "American" teeth (her words, not mine). She took him to an orthodontist for an evaluation and they slapped braces on him on the spot. WTF? Kind of hard to get a second opinion after they're on.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 19, 2017, 02:23:15 AM
New motorcycle, one of my two hobbies that cost some change, but gotta have your vices right?

Always wanted a HD street glide. Bought something cheaper at first to see if I actually liked biking. Been doing a lot more travel on it and the comfort/wind level is getting to me.

Price always slaps me back into reality and that I can completely mile out my bike first before buying a new one.

The nice thing about H-D is that there are always plenty of nice-low milage ones floating around for cheap.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: moof on January 19, 2017, 11:23:19 AM
Fat Bike.  I have 2 bikes, and almost never take my mountain bike off the city streets.  But I want one.

New transmission for my truck is taking precedent.  And a Disneyland trip.  A few face punches are probably in order.

Disneyland is having a sale on tickets right now.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Disneyland-Deal-SoCal-Resident-ParkHopper-150-Dollars-410185675.html

Not sure if you are a so cal resident?  Maybe someone can help you out.
Not helpful in my case, but thank you.  As cheesy as it is, and as much of a full on raging touron trap as it is, it is one thing we plan for on about a yearly basis.  Got engaged there, honeymooned there, and do 5 days in the park about annually.  Not worth the money for sure, but it is a family tradition and vastly cheaper than a divorce lawyer.

Truck came back with a $4800 quote for a rebuilt transmission.  Ouch.  At 15 years old, it might it is probably going "up state" to retire to a nice "farm".  Got to call around for more quotes before I call it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 19, 2017, 02:01:30 PM
Not sure if stupid or not but Lasik. I have a consultation next Friday. Sick of glasses and contacts. I'm just afraid of sticker shock once I get the quote. My insurance pays 85 % of the bill so who knows. maybe it's something I will actually get done. Long term it might be cheaper than buying frames, contacts.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: snogirl on January 19, 2017, 09:28:49 PM
It's very strange.   I'm getting a urge to buy one of these to replace my 13 year old Tacoma.    Whenever I think about the cost, the urge disappears though.

(https://c4d709dd302a2586107d-f8305d22c3db1fdd6f8607b49e47a10c.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/stock-images/6f4329675f792ea52d78f6644073cf10.png)
Drooling....Add this to my list

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Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dicey on January 19, 2017, 09:42:59 PM
Not sure if stupid or not but Lasik. I have a consultation next Friday. Sick of glasses and contacts. I'm just afraid of sticker shock once I get the quote. My insurance pays 85 % of the bill so who knows. maybe it's something I will actually get done. Long term it might be cheaper than buying frames, contacts.
Wow! That's awesome that your insurance pays so much. Not sure what you're paying for contacts, but with such good coverage, you could easily come out ahead in the long run. The other thing to consider is that results tend to be better the younger you are when you have the surgery, so why wait? Unless you're in hair on fire debt, I'd totally recommend you do this.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Stachless on January 19, 2017, 09:44:24 PM
Not sure if stupid or not but Lasik. I have a consultation next Friday. Sick of glasses and contacts. I'm just afraid of sticker shock once I get the quote. My insurance pays 85 % of the bill so who knows. maybe it's something I will actually get done. Long term it might be cheaper than buying frames, contacts.

Not stupid at all and I hope you do it!  I did it back in 1997 for roughly $4k and it was BY FAR the best money I've ever spent.  There are very few things in this world for sale that can make that much of a difference in your every day life.  Good luck!!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Mattzlaff on January 19, 2017, 09:50:58 PM
Not sure if stupid or not but Lasik. I have a consultation next Friday. Sick of glasses and contacts. I'm just afraid of sticker shock once I get the quote. My insurance pays 85 % of the bill so who knows. maybe it's something I will actually get done. Long term it might be cheaper than buying frames, contacts.

A couple of my friends have done lasik they are huge advocates of it and say anyone who can afford it or who have kick ass health plans should do it. I have not done for lack of the need to, but I heard they have a few different costs for treatments and from what I have heard is you really get what you pay for. So go for broke, especially if your employer covers 85%. It's a life improvement for a few $ and a couple days in the dark.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 20, 2017, 12:31:59 AM
It's very strange.   I'm getting a urge to buy one of these to replace my 13 year old Tacoma.    Whenever I think about the cost, the urge disappears though.

(https://c4d709dd302a2586107d-f8305d22c3db1fdd6f8607b49e47a10c.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/stock-images/6f4329675f792ea52d78f6644073cf10.png)
Drooling....Add this to my list

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Right? I've got a '95 that could use some replacing, all of a sudden...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 20, 2017, 09:28:21 AM
Not sure if stupid or not but Lasik. I have a consultation next Friday. Sick of glasses and contacts. I'm just afraid of sticker shock once I get the quote. My insurance pays 85 % of the bill so who knows. maybe it's something I will actually get done. Long term it might be cheaper than buying frames, contacts.
Wow! That's awesome that your insurance pays so much. Not sure what you're paying for contacts, but with such good coverage, you could easily come out ahead in the long run. The other thing to consider is that results tend to be better the younger you are when you have the surgery, so why wait? Unless you're in hair on fire debt, I'd totally recommend you do this.


Yeah I couldn't believe it was that much either ! I'm excited to see how it goes next Friday. I'm 35 so I think now is a great time. Last eye appointment I was told my eyes are in healthy shape for my age and I would be a good candidate.

As of a couple months I'm completely debt free !
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 20, 2017, 09:31:41 AM
Not sure if stupid or not but Lasik. I have a consultation next Friday. Sick of glasses and contacts. I'm just afraid of sticker shock once I get the quote. My insurance pays 85 % of the bill so who knows. maybe it's something I will actually get done. Long term it might be cheaper than buying frames, contacts.

Not stupid at all and I hope you do it!  I did it back in 1997 for roughly $4k and it was BY FAR the best money I've ever spent.  There are very few things in this world for sale that can make that much of a difference in your every day life.  Good luck!!


Awesome to hear ! I've heard how great it can be. The idea of being able to run(or do anything active mind you) and not have to worry about my spectacles sounds so great ! I'm a gear head, ride motorcycles and the idea of no glasses sounds almost too good to be true lol.

Pumped for this Friday !
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MightyAl on January 20, 2017, 10:00:54 AM
Not sure if stupid or not but Lasik. I have a consultation next Friday. Sick of glasses and contacts. I'm just afraid of sticker shock once I get the quote. My insurance pays 85 % of the bill so who knows. maybe it's something I will actually get done. Long term it might be cheaper than buying frames, contacts.

The one thing that I said and every other person that I know that has had Lasik is "Why didn't I do this sooner?"

At the end of the day it is worth the cost.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kaybee on January 20, 2017, 10:44:04 AM
What am I lusting after right now???  Art.  I would live in art museums/galleries if it was allowed and I've recently fallen in love with a few pieces from contemporary artists.  Please note "contemporary" is unfortunately not the same as "starving, desperate and selling their work for pennies". :(  There's a landscape I want that's aprx $3000, a piece in France that is aprx $2200 and some smaller "studies" by various artists that range between $200-$500 (but are only roughly 9x9").

The artist of the landscape is new to me but I have been following the other artists for awhile now...I stalk their websites, follow them on IG,  stay in contact with them and vaguely keep track of the commissions and exhibitions they do (private vs. corporate, size, frequency).  I know that ultimately you don't buy art as an investment but if I love the work of two artists and one of them is definitely getting more attention/critical acclaim, that's the one I'm going to buy pieces from....I'm trying to be smart about it I guess.

I don't think its Mustachian but *swoon*.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 20, 2017, 10:58:57 AM
It's very strange.   I'm getting a urge to buy one of these to replace my 13 year old Tacoma.    Whenever I think about the cost, the urge disappears though.

(https://c4d709dd302a2586107d-f8305d22c3db1fdd6f8607b49e47a10c.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/stock-images/6f4329675f792ea52d78f6644073cf10.png)
Drooling....Add this to my list

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Right? I've got a '95 that could use some replacing, all of a sudden...


Might wanna wait until the figure out some build issues. Especially with the trans.
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota/Tacoma/2016/

I test drove one. Seemed to be typical toyata - well built and I had no issues with the trans during test drive but apparently there are issues popping up.

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2016-6-cylinder-6-speed-automatic-erratic-shifting-and-drivability-problems.401475/

I'm sure Toyota will fix it...just how long it takes is the main concern.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rural on January 20, 2017, 12:32:04 PM
It's very strange.   I'm getting a urge to buy one of these to replace my 13 year old Tacoma.    Whenever I think about the cost, the urge disappears though.

(https://c4d709dd302a2586107d-f8305d22c3db1fdd6f8607b49e47a10c.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/stock-images/6f4329675f792ea52d78f6644073cf10.png)
Drooling....Add this to my list

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Right? I've got a '95 that could use some replacing, all of a sudden...


Might wanna wait until the figure out some build issues. Especially with the trans.
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota/Tacoma/2016/ (http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota/Tacoma/2016/)

I test drove one. Seemed to be typical toyata - well built and I had no issues with the trans during test drive but apparently there are issues popping up.

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2016-6-cylinder-6-speed-automatic-erratic-shifting-and-drivability-problems.401475/ (https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2016-6-cylinder-6-speed-automatic-erratic-shifting-and-drivability-problems.401475/)

I'm sure Toyota will fix it...just how long it takes is the main concern.


 Frankly, I don't see the appeal. The thing doesn't even have a real bed on it.  What is that, four feet square?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Fish Sweet on January 20, 2017, 12:41:59 PM
It's pouring outside and extremely cold right now, and all I want is an all you can eat KBBQ feast + tons of alcohol that's probably going to run me a minimum of forty bucks.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 20, 2017, 12:48:25 PM

Frankly, I don't see the appeal. The thing doesn't even have a real bed on it.  What is that, four feet square?
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Me neither...

My ranger has a 6 ft bed, gets 23 mpg combined and can do all truck type stuff that I need. I can't tow crap but that's ok I don't tow anything with the ranger. I will borrow one of my friends diesel trucks if that need ever arises.

Now having a single cab mid size pickup is starting to wear on me. I don't have kids or plan on kids but a little more room would be nice.

The new ridgeline is all the truck I will ever need! I just don't want a car payment again haha.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 20, 2017, 12:49:20 PM
It's very strange.   I'm getting a urge to buy one of these to replace my 13 year old Tacoma.    Whenever I think about the cost, the urge disappears though.

(https://c4d709dd302a2586107d-f8305d22c3db1fdd6f8607b49e47a10c.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/stock-images/6f4329675f792ea52d78f6644073cf10.png)
Drooling....Add this to my list

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

Right? I've got a '95 that could use some replacing, all of a sudden...


Might wanna wait until the figure out some build issues. Especially with the trans.
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota/Tacoma/2016/ (http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota/Tacoma/2016/)

I test drove one. Seemed to be typical toyata - well built and I had no issues with the trans during test drive but apparently there are issues popping up.

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2016-6-cylinder-6-speed-automatic-erratic-shifting-and-drivability-problems.401475/ (https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2016-6-cylinder-6-speed-automatic-erratic-shifting-and-drivability-problems.401475/)

I'm sure Toyota will fix it...just how long it takes is the main concern.


 Frankly, I don't see the appeal. The thing doesn't even have a real bed on it.  What is that, four feet square?
  Meh, I'd get a trailer. Still more usable in that respect  than something like a Fit.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rural on January 20, 2017, 01:18:02 PM
It's very strange.   I'm getting a urge to buy one of these to replace my 13 year old Tacoma.    Whenever I think about the cost, the urge disappears though.

(https://c4d709dd302a2586107d-f8305d22c3db1fdd6f8607b49e47a10c.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/stock-images/6f4329675f792ea52d78f6644073cf10.png)
Drooling....Add this to my list

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

Right? I've got a '95 that could use some replacing, all of a sudden...


Might wanna wait until the figure out some build issues. Especially with the trans.
http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota/Tacoma/2016/ (http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota/Tacoma/2016/)

I test drove one. Seemed to be typical toyata - well built and I had no issues with the trans during test drive but apparently there are issues popping up.

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2016-6-cylinder-6-speed-automatic-erratic-shifting-and-drivability-problems.401475/ (https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2016-6-cylinder-6-speed-automatic-erratic-shifting-and-drivability-problems.401475/)

I'm sure Toyota will fix it...just how long it takes is the main concern.


 Frankly, I don't see the appeal. The thing doesn't even have a real bed on it.  What is that, four feet square?
  Meh, I'd get a trailer. Still more usable in that respect  than something like a Fit.


 Oh I have a truck, don't give me wrong. I just made sure to get one with an 8 foot bed.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: snogirl on January 20, 2017, 01:37:11 PM
Hmmm I've driven a Toyota truck since 1987. Every single one I drove the snot out of... 250+k and still was able to sell it with folks handing me fistfuls of cash. Every single one. 1990. 1995. 2006 now 2013. The first two had 6' beds. My last two I opted 4' beds which have been part of my side gig making me $$$ while FIRE.  Spent nothing except oil changes & routine maintenance in 26 years. The SB's are easy to park & maneuver on technical trail heads in the White & Green Mountains of NH/VT. Additionally I have a Sur-trac landscape trailer for larger equipment for who wants to lift a refrigerator or garden tractor into and out a bed?  So easy on the back & makes $$$!
As far as the Turd Gens (pun intended) like the one pictured yes some trans and erratic shifting. That's because Toyota shoved a van engine into its new chassis to meet new EPA requirements. Plus they are no longer made in Japan, unlike the 4Runner.  Which in all honesty, would be what I lust over (and never consider buying) for my 2013 still has 300k in her.
They are not for everybody I get that here but to scoff at its appeal & bed side you will never find a better resale truck ever. There is no Mid size that can touch it unless Ford brings back the Ranger. Honda looks  Nice but not for me.

PS I hate quoting with Tapatalk

The 4 ' bed making me monies....
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170120/05ed8f66ec2c15c3cec596664238aff7.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170120/e69b5041350b80de49e24a378a05eb23.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 20, 2017, 01:48:09 PM
Snogirl, might wanna hide your license plate in the photo =) Dunno how concerned you are with online security, just figured i'd mention it if you hadn't noticed.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: snogirl on January 20, 2017, 01:57:14 PM
Snogirl, might wanna hide your license plate in the photo =) Dunno how concerned you are with online security, just figured i'd mention it if you hadn't noticed.
I'm not thanks for you concern

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Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EnjoyIt on January 20, 2017, 02:02:11 PM
I have been drooling over a 4 point lift with  a sliding jack for about 2 years now.

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-Garage-Pro-8-000-EXT-Two-Atlas-RJ-35s

(http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Product%20Images/XH_PRO8000EXT_fslash_XH_PROJACK35-02.jpg?resizeid=3&resizeh=500&resizew=500)

It would make changing brakes, and tire rotations take almost no time at all.  Plus it would protect my back. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: scottish on January 20, 2017, 05:11:01 PM
I prefer the short box, but it depends what you use it for.   it's actually a 5' bed.   

It was big enough for all our camping stuff when the kids were little.   It's just barely long enough to haul lumber for small renovation projects.  It fits my 202 cm skiis, which are longer than you'd buy these days.    I can stuff 2 bikes in the back if I'm patient.   And it's a bit more maneuverable than the 6' bed, let alone a crew cab with an 8' bed.    And with a cap, it's easy to carry 2 canoes on top along with 3 passengers and all our gear.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dicey on January 20, 2017, 09:35:08 PM
Not sure if stupid or not but Lasik. I have a consultation next Friday. Sick of glasses and contacts. I'm just afraid of sticker shock once I get the quote. My insurance pays 85 % of the bill so who knows. maybe it's something I will actually get done. Long term it might be cheaper than buying frames, contacts.
Wow! That's awesome that your insurance pays so much. Not sure what you're paying for contacts, but with such good coverage, you could easily come out ahead in the long run. The other thing to consider is that results tend to be better the younger you are when you have the surgery, so why wait? Unless you're in hair on fire debt, I'd totally recommend you do this.


Yeah I couldn't believe it was that much either ! I'm excited to see how it goes next Friday. I'm 35 so I think now is a great time. Last eye appointment I was told my eyes are in healthy shape for my age and I would be a good candidate.

As of a couple months I'm completely debt free !
Do it! Do it! Do it!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on January 21, 2017, 02:21:29 AM
I have been drooling over a 4 point lift with  a sliding jack for about 2 years now.

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-Garage-Pro-8-000-EXT-Two-Atlas-RJ-35s


It would make changing brakes, and tire rotations take almost no time at all.  Plus it would protect my back.

How does that help with brakes? Doesn't it still rest on the wheels?

What am I lusting after right now???  Art.  I would live in art museums/galleries if it was allowed and I've recently fallen in love with a few pieces from contemporary artists.  Please note "contemporary" is unfortunately not the same as "starving, desperate and selling their work for pennies". :(  There's a landscape I want that's aprx $3000, a piece in France that is aprx $2200 and some smaller "studies" by various artists that range between $200-$500 (but are only roughly 9x9").

The artist of the landscape is new to me but I have been following the other artists for awhile now...I stalk their websites, follow them on IG,  stay in contact with them and vaguely keep track of the commissions and exhibitions they do (private vs. corporate, size, frequency).  I know that ultimately you don't buy art as an investment but if I love the work of two artists and one of them is definitely getting more attention/critical acclaim, that's the one I'm going to buy pieces from....I'm trying to be smart about it I guess.

I don't think its Mustachian but *swoon*.

Do you have links?  Curious what a few thousand gets you these days.  I promise I won't buy it out from under you and sell it back at a 50% markup in a couple years.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: bownyboy on January 21, 2017, 09:30:15 AM
This.

(http://www.jessops.com/ce-images/PRODUCT/PRODUCT_ENLARGED/AFUJICM075295161.jpg)

I love photography, been taking photos since I was 7. My DSLR died a few years ago and have just used iPhone since then, which is fine most of the time, but I lust after this as my carry around camera. BUT its £1,250!!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FIRE me on January 21, 2017, 09:07:54 PM
I'm a total sucker for electronics. Need proof? How about this ridiculous want list:

New Galaxy S5 (new old stock is on ebay for around $220). I'm currently using a Galaxy S2.

A Vitamix blender. $400 to $500.

Sonicare diamond toothbrush. $100.

FLIR camera. Very cool way to see leaky pipes, roof leaks, and bad insulation in your house. About $500.

Security cam system. The ones I want run around $1,500.

New LED motion detection porch lights for my house. About $80 each.

Medium to high end desktop computer and monitor to replace my 8 year old much upgraded and repaired Dell. About $2,000.

A Geiger counter. About $500. Yes, a Geiger counter. Face punch me.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on January 22, 2017, 12:07:38 AM
I'm a total sucker for electronics. Need proof? How about this ridiculous want list:

New Galaxy S5 (new old stock is on ebay for around $220). I'm currently using a Galaxy S2.

A Vitamix blender. $400 to $500.

Sonicare diamond toothbrush. $100.

FLIR camera. Very cool way to see leaky pipes, roof leaks, and bad insulation in your house. About $500.

Security cam system. The ones I want run around $1,500.

New LED motion detection porch lights for my house. About $80 each.

Medium to high end desktop computer and monitor to replace my 8 year old much upgraded and repaired Dell. About $2,000.

A Geiger counter. About $500. Yes, a Geiger counter. Face punch me.

I'm not sure about Vitamix, but you can sometimes get refurbished BlendTec blenders in the low/mid 200's. Still a lot for a blender, but they're awesome...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EnjoyIt on January 22, 2017, 08:06:47 AM
I have been drooling over a 4 point lift with  a sliding jack for about 2 years now.

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-Garage-Pro-8-000-EXT-Two-Atlas-RJ-35s


It would make changing brakes, and tire rotations take almost no time at all.  Plus it would protect my back.

How does that help with brakes? Doesn't it still rest on the wheels?

What am I lusting after right now???  Art.  I would live in art museums/galleries if it was allowed and I've recently fallen in love with a few pieces from contemporary artists.  Please note "contemporary" is unfortunately not the same as "starving, desperate and selling their work for pennies". :(  There's a landscape I want that's aprx $3000, a piece in France that is aprx $2200 and some smaller "studies" by various artists that range between $200-$500 (but are only roughly 9x9").

The artist of the landscape is new to me but I have been following the other artists for awhile now...I stalk their websites, follow them on IG,  stay in contact with them and vaguely keep track of the commissions and exhibitions they do (private vs. corporate, size, frequency).  I know that ultimately you don't buy art as an investment but if I love the work of two artists and one of them is definitely getting more attention/critical acclaim, that's the one I'm going to buy pieces from....I'm trying to be smart about it I guess.

I don't think its Mustachian but *swoon*.

Do you have links?  Curious what a few thousand gets you these days.  I promise I won't buy it out from under you and sell it back at a 50% markup in a couple years.

Yes it helps with breaks because those to lifts can bring the car up off the wheels. It is the best of two options. It is a 4 point lift that also allow you to bring the tires off the ground.  With this I can rotate my tires in less than the time it would take me to get to the shop and back.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RysChristensen on January 22, 2017, 09:04:00 AM
A 2017 Toyota Sienna, with AWD as a work vehicle. ...the 1993 Previa has low(ish) mileage but getting parts, oh what a pain in the ass!

Pulled the trigger on a 2007 Sienna yesterday, 123k miles. Should be good for at least another 100k. Now to sell the Previa as a parts car... :( I'm going to miss that Beast (but not the recently developed engine coolant seep-turned-drip for which there is no replacement part).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on January 22, 2017, 02:50:58 PM


Yes it helps with breaks because those to lifts can bring the car up off the wheels. It is the best of two options. It is a 4 point lift that also allow you to bring the tires off the ground.  With this I can rotate my tires in less than the time it would take me to get to the shop and back.

In your photo the wheels are definitely resting on the lift
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dicey on January 22, 2017, 07:22:48 PM
I'm a total sucker for electronics. Need proof? How about this ridiculous want list:

New Galaxy S5 (new old stock is on ebay for around $220). I'm currently using a Galaxy S2.

A Vitamix blender. $400 to $500.

Sonicare diamond toothbrush. $100.

FLIR camera. Very cool way to see leaky pipes, roof leaks, and bad insulation in your house. About $500.

Security cam system. The ones I want run around $1,500.

New LED motion detection porch lights for my house. About $80 each.

Medium to high end desktop computer and monitor to replace my 8 year old much upgraded and repaired Dell. About $2,000.

A Geiger counter. About $500. Yes, a Geiger counter. Face punch me.

I'm not sure about Vitamix, but you can sometimes get refurbished BlendTec blenders in the low/mid 200's. Still a lot for a blender, but they're awesome...
Not that I'm enabling or anything, but Costco sells Vitamix Blenders. Maybe if you have a rebate coming soon??
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: forumname123 on January 22, 2017, 07:29:25 PM
I'm a total sucker for electronics. Need proof? How about this ridiculous want list:

New Galaxy S5 (new old stock is on ebay for around $220). I'm currently using a Galaxy S2.

A Vitamix blender. $400 to $500.

Sonicare diamond toothbrush. $100.

FLIR camera. Very cool way to see leaky pipes, roof leaks, and bad insulation in your house. About $500.

Security cam system. The ones I want run around $1,500.

New LED motion detection porch lights for my house. About $80 each.

Medium to high end desktop computer and monitor to replace my 8 year old much upgraded and repaired Dell. About $2,000.

A Geiger counter. About $500. Yes, a Geiger counter. Face punch me.

Go for the Sonicare, but skip the Diamond Clean version - it's overpriced based on sleek design and cool new charging methods, but the functionality stinks (only 1 button). If you have a spouse or someone you can split with, go for the 2 pack they have at Costco for ~$100. I'm pretty happy with that purchase so far and am convinced it will save me money in the long run.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: golfreak12 on January 22, 2017, 09:58:45 PM
I'm a total sucker for electronics. Need proof? How about this ridiculous want list:

New Galaxy S5 (new old stock is on ebay for around $220). I'm currently using a Galaxy S2.



Holy cow welcomed to 2014. GS8 is about to come out and you're lusting over a GS5 ??
Couldn't you lust over something more recent ??
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EconDiva on January 22, 2017, 10:27:05 PM
A Chase Sapphire Reserve. Having opened 15 cards in the past 24 months, I will delay gratification until April 2018, when there will be more interesting things to apply for.

Is it common to get approved for so many cards within a 2 year period?  I'd think many banks would decline?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EconDiva on January 22, 2017, 10:37:36 PM
This.

(http://www.jessops.com/ce-images/PRODUCT/PRODUCT_ENLARGED/AFUJICM075295161.jpg)

I love photography, been taking photos since I was 7. My DSLR died a few years ago and have just used iPhone since then, which is fine most of the time, but I lust after this as my carry around camera. BUT its £1,250!!

What model is it?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EconDiva on January 22, 2017, 10:39:39 PM
Braces.  Though may be prepared to convince myself that it's not entirely stupid. Will wait and see what the quote is...
Ooh, I did this in my early thirties and it cost 3k. DH did it when he was 52 and it cost 8k!!! I had fancy-schmancy ceramic ones and he just had basic metal glue-ons. I do not regret a penny of it. To this day, I'm so glad I did it, and so is DH.

If aligning your teeth so they wear correctly isn't smart and money saving in the long term, I don't know what is.

Two tips: make sure the price quoted includes everything, including final X-rays and retainers (#askmehowiknow).

Once you have an everything quote, see if you can get a discount by paying cash up front. They almost always knock off at least 10%.

Bonus tip: Don't let yourself be pushed into anything. My SIL is from China. She wants her kid to have perfect "American" teeth (her words, not mine). She took him to an orthodontist for an evaluation and they slapped braces on him on the spot. WTF? Kind of hard to get a second opinion after they're on.

I'm also looking at getting braces.  About to be 38 and I've wanted them since like I don't know...12?  I just want to (1) have a normal, healthy bite, and (2) be able to smile!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dicey on January 23, 2017, 01:17:38 AM
Braces.  Though may be prepared to convince myself that it's not entirely stupid. Will wait and see what the quote is...
Ooh, I did this in my early thirties and it cost 3k. DH did it when he was 52 and it cost 8k!!! I had fancy-schmancy ceramic ones and he just had basic metal glue-ons. I do not regret a penny of it. To this day, I'm so glad I did it, and so is DH.

If aligning your teeth so they wear correctly isn't smart and money saving in the long term, I don't know what is.

Two tips: make sure the price quoted includes everything, including final X-rays and retainers (#askmehowiknow).

Once you have an everything quote, see if you can get a discount by paying cash up front. They almost always knock off at least 10%.

Bonus tip: Don't let yourself be pushed into anything. My SIL is from China. She wants her kid to have perfect "American" teeth (her words, not mine). She took him to an orthodontist for an evaluation and they slapped braces on him on the spot. WTF? Kind of hard to get a second opinion after they're on.

I'm also looking at getting braces.  About to be 38 and I've wanted them since like I don't know...12?  I just want to (1) have a normal, healthy bite, and (2) be able to smile!
Ha! Since posting this, I have run into an acquaintance twice (once at Costco, once at the Women's March). She has just gotten Invisalign braces. She's probably in her mid-sixties. Hooray for her. My vote is to go for it! It was worth every penny to me.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: CanaDuh on January 23, 2017, 01:33:41 AM
Hello -

I work in a mall, but am largely desensitised to the frivolous spending I see rum rampant daily - in fact, it generally makes me feel bad for people, rather than wishing I was in their shoes.

In the mall I work at is an actual art gallery - it's small, but sells 'real' art as I used to call it as a kid - the sort of art that you'd see in a museum, rather than a mall. I mean, there are some kitschy pieces with hockey players and the like, and a lot of those .. sexy olives? by that one fellow with the coffee table book of .. sexy olives? but they're also the local point of sale for my absolute favourite painter - Fabio Napoleoni (http://fabionapoleoni.com/).

He comes at least once a year to sign pieces and there's always sales on his stuff when he's about to come, or is there - and some limited edition pieces available only when he's there, etc. I adore them, and will have a few pieces of his art in my home when I have one that I'm not renting - but some of his smaller pieces cost my monthly rent, and the larger ones.. well, let's say I will probably never buy one of those, I'd browbeat myself every time I saw it.

I make a point of not walking past the gallery when I go to and from work - lest I break down and buy one when it's on sale for some reason or another. But boy howdy, do I want one of those. Or two. Or five.

Regards,
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SuperMex on January 23, 2017, 02:28:13 AM
A Rolex

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Tris Prior on January 23, 2017, 08:10:33 AM
I really want a nice new heavy super-duper winter parka. I have one already. It is about 15 years old, HUGE and pouffy, visually adds at least 50 lbs. and I have to sit all hunched over on the train so that it doesn't touch the people sitting next to me. I feel hideous in this thing. But it functions just fine and is still in good shape so I am dealing with looking enormous and ugly every day. (at least we're having a mild weather spell so I've been able to forego it for a couple of weeks.)

I also want a Women's March on Chicago T-shirt. (I attended.) I already have way too many T-shirts.

I want a new macbook since mine is 9 years old and constantly beachballing.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: bownyboy on January 23, 2017, 09:29:02 AM
This.

(http://www.jessops.com/ce-images/PRODUCT/PRODUCT_ENLARGED/AFUJICM075295161.jpg)

I love photography, been taking photos since I was 7. My DSLR died a few years ago and have just used iPhone since then, which is fine most of the time, but I lust after this as my carry around camera. BUT its £1,250!!

What model is it?

Its the new Fuji X100F, the fourth generation of the X100 camera based on the old range finder cameras of yesteryear, all metal body, lots of lovely manual buttons with a great lense and fantastic picture quality.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: jms493 on January 23, 2017, 11:53:04 AM
I know...so dumb but ugh...

(http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201601/jeep-grand-cherokee--3_800x0w.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kaybee on January 23, 2017, 12:08:44 PM
What am I lusting after right now???  Art.  I would live in art museums/galleries if it was allowed and I've recently fallen in love with a few pieces from contemporary artists.  Please note "contemporary" is unfortunately not the same as "starving, desperate and selling their work for pennies". :(  There's a landscape I want that's aprx $3000, a piece in France that is aprx $2200 and some smaller "studies" by various artists that range between $200-$500 (but are only roughly 9x9").

Do you have links?  Curious what a few thousand gets you these days.  I promise I won't buy it out from under you and sell it back at a 50% markup in a couple years.

LuigilaFerla.com I love his mosaics but am not a huge fan of his paintings (lol, he already knows this).  His pieces "Pina", "La reponse est dans la question" et "J'ai la chance d'habiter a Paris" are all roughly $2k (CDN, after I did the conversion from Euros) IIRC.  I like some of his other stuff but don't remember the prices off hand.  He's done exhibitions but most of his sales are through his studio space at the artist co-op, 59 Rivoli (if you like contemporary art and are in Paris, you MUST check this place out).  I'm 99% sure I'm flying back to Paris for a few days in March to throw money at this man.

Shannon Craig Morphew is the artist I don't know much about yet but her work kept catching my eye as I passed by a nearby gallery.  I love her style. http://www.lochgallery.com/artist/shannon-craig-morphew   I appear to have misread the prices at the local gallery (lol, I'll break down and get myself those reading glasses I've been told I need) but I want to check out her pieces at the other locations before making any decisions.

lol, this talk about art is getting me all hot and bothered.  At least I'm a *cultured* type of crazy, right?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on January 23, 2017, 12:09:03 PM
A Chase Sapphire Reserve. Having opened 15 cards in the past 24 months, I will delay gratification until April 2018, when there will be more interesting things to apply for.

Is it common to get approved for so many cards within a 2 year period?  I'd think many banks would decline?

Chase is the only bank that seems to care.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Jags4186 on January 23, 2017, 12:23:19 PM
I want a complete Sonos system--Sound Bar, Sub, two satellite Play 5s and a 70" UHD TV.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: TabbyCat on January 23, 2017, 12:28:53 PM
Rugs. We don't need rugs. We have carpet. But rugs.com is having a really good sale and it would be a great way to add color. But it's still pretty stupid.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Inaya on January 23, 2017, 12:29:44 PM
Google's Pixel phone.
Dog(s). (Uh... not lusting. Just desperately want.)
All Clad cookware.
Buy a condo in the building where I currently rent.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: thebattlewalrus on January 23, 2017, 12:35:18 PM
There is a nice ranch house for sale that is about double the size of our current home, it is located out in the country on 2.5 acres of land. Build in 2011, geothermal, an above ground pool that I would never use, etc... I want it, have no need for it. Then I realize it would kick my FIRE date about 10+ years down the road and that's it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bateaux on January 23, 2017, 03:08:43 PM
A 40 foot sailing catamaran.   Would sell everything and move aboard. Price 400k.  Current net total worth is 2M if we sell everything.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Inaya on January 23, 2017, 04:26:26 PM
Dog(s). (Uh... not lusting. Just desperately want.)
I don't think this is stupid at all. Dogs are great companions and can cost very little for the high pleasure they give.
I appreciate you saying so! And normally I'd agree; however, it's stupid because it's not logical for my life situation. Dog ownership right now would not be responsible or fair to the dog. And making it so would not be good financial sense. I'll wait until FI and dote on my cat in the meantime.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: AJ41 on January 23, 2017, 04:30:10 PM
A Polaris Slingshot
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JoJo on January 23, 2017, 06:00:05 PM
A Polaris Slingshot

My friend & her husband have one of those.  She said when she drives around without him, it's a total dude magnet.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on January 23, 2017, 06:50:04 PM
Stackable washer and dryer. My washer irreversibly bit the dust today. Looking around at options for replacement, I started to fantasize about how nice it would be to have a stacked set, so they're not both behind overlapping doors, where I invariably get thwacked a couple times a week (even the dog does it, lol). But if I stacked and took off a door... then could make super cute handy shelving next to it... le sigh.

We'll probably be getting freebies from my ILs. Hoping!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: AJ41 on January 23, 2017, 07:17:30 PM
A Polaris Slingshot

My friend & her husband have one of those.  She said when she drives around without him, it's a total dude magnet.

What do your friends primarily use it for?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: AJ41 on January 23, 2017, 07:18:15 PM
Also lusting for this so if my one has a good deal on one let me know.

Chevrolet Corvette StingRay
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: golfreak12 on January 23, 2017, 09:51:54 PM
Also lusting for this so if my one has a good deal on one let me know.

Chevrolet Corvette StingRay

Already have my countdown in getting one.
End of 2017. Maybe by this August, I can get one for my birthday.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on January 23, 2017, 10:37:19 PM
Stackable washer and dryer. My washer irreversibly bit the dust today. Looking around at options for replacement, I started to fantasize about how nice it would be to have a stacked set, so they're not both behind overlapping doors, where I invariably get thwacked a couple times a week (even the dog does it, lol). But if I stacked and took off a door... then could make super cute handy shelving next to it... le sigh.

We'll probably be getting freebies from my ILs. Hoping!

Good luck! I've had this lust too- I could build a nice keggerator system for my brewing in the space where the dryer used to be... But definitely not needed if you have working appliances
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 23, 2017, 10:49:54 PM
I know...so dumb but ugh...

(http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201601/jeep-grand-cherokee--3_800x0w.jpg)
But so worth it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 24, 2017, 09:48:10 AM
A Polaris Slingshot


My old neighbor bought one when they first came out. He took me for a spin around the block. Fun little 3 wheeler that is for sure

His is all black and sometimes he wears a batman helmet - kids at the local school must lose their minds lol


my current A.D.D gearhead lust is these 2 wheeled death scooters
They look like so much fun !
(http://images.mcn.bauercdn.com/PageFiles/565521/1752x1168/HYPERMOTARD939_02.jpg?mode=max&quality=90&scale=down)

or this...so much want
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bc/5c/d5/bc5cd56b88446f279a2247e660cb5858.jpg)

My frugal ness will probably kick in and I will just end up with my old trust Suzuki drz.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: thenextguy on January 24, 2017, 10:50:48 AM
(https://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/1484803515000_1283336.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FIRE me on January 24, 2017, 02:05:13 PM
I'm a total sucker for electronics. Need proof? How about this ridiculous want list:

New Galaxy S5 (new old stock is on ebay for around $220). I'm currently using a Galaxy S2.

A Vitamix blender. $400 to $500.

Sonicare diamond toothbrush. $100.

FLIR camera. Very cool way to see leaky pipes, roof leaks, and bad insulation in your house. About $500.

Security cam system. The ones I want run around $1,500.

New LED motion detection porch lights for my house. About $80 each.

Medium to high end desktop computer and monitor to replace my 8 year old much upgraded and repaired Dell. About $2,000.

A Geiger counter. About $500. Yes, a Geiger counter. Face punch me.

I'm not sure about Vitamix, but you can sometimes get refurbished BlendTec blenders in the low/mid 200's. Still a lot for a blender, but they're awesome...
Not that I'm enabling or anything, but Costco sells Vitamix Blenders. Maybe if you have a rebate coming soon??

The Vitamix road show was at my Costco last week. I stood around and watched the demo. I nearly bought one. Since I am recently FIRE'd, I want to focus on eating more healthy and losing at least 20 pounds. I'm already eating better and losing weight, but a Vitamix might make it more pleasant.

I'll probably buy one, but I plan to wait until July. Reasons being that last month I spent $300 on the Trinity rolling tool chest that they had on sale. A nice tool chest was the last accessory I was waiting for to finish off my newly built garage.

I arbitrarily count any purchase below $100 as miscellaneous, and above $100 as major. And for optional major purchases, I like to keep them down to no more than two or three per year.

Last reason is that Chase may bring back the 5% cash back for July through December, so that would be better than the 2% that the Costco Citi card provides.

About the rebate, I joined Costco last July when they opened a store near to me. Between the gift card and coupons, they practically paid me to join as an executive member, so I did. But my executive member rebate won't come until July. And I used my Chase Freedom card at Costco for everything but gas, since Chase was 5% cash back for the last six months of the year. So no big windfall for me in the January Costco rebate.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: StachelessNicholas on January 24, 2017, 09:22:56 PM
I really want a nice road bike... a new Cervelo costs more than the car that I drive though
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 25, 2017, 12:27:54 AM
A Polaris Slingshot


My old neighbor bought one when they first came out. He took me for a spin around the block. Fun little 3 wheeler that is for sure

His is all black and sometimes he wears a batman helmet - kids at the local school must lose their minds lol


my current A.D.D gearhead lust is these 2 wheeled death scooters
They look like so much fun !
(http://images.mcn.bauercdn.com/PageFiles/565521/1752x1168/HYPERMOTARD939_02.jpg?mode=max&quality=90&scale=down)

or this...so much want
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bc/5c/d5/bc5cd56b88446f279a2247e660cb5858.jpg)

My frugal ness will probably kick in and I will just end up with my old trust Suzuki drz.
Definitely hooligan machines. Got to be worth it though.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on January 25, 2017, 03:02:59 AM
A piece of carrot cake with nuts and chocolate that the canteen at my work sells today. It looks delicious. So far, I have been able to resist it and ate some fresh carrots instead. But it didn't do the trick to fill up my stomach.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: former player on January 25, 2017, 04:54:50 AM
Add me to the people drooling over art: there is an auction tomorrow about 30 miles away that has 600 pieces on resale.  I've got my bookmarks in the online catalogue down to 7, which at top estimates would be about half my monthly income.  A couple of the ones from contemporary artists are insanely cheap compared to their gallery prices.  But I'm running out of wall space and have previously told myself only to buy quality items that I will really love.  Help.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on January 25, 2017, 05:03:10 AM
Add me to the people drooling over art: there is an auction tomorrow about 30 miles away that has 600 pieces on resale.  I've got my bookmarks in the online catalogue down to 7, which at top estimates would be about half my monthly income.  A couple of the ones from contemporary artists are insanely cheap compared to their gallery prices.  But I'm running out of wall space and have previously told myself only to buy quality items that I will really love.  Help.

We discovered many years ago that lithographies are a lot cheaper than paintings and can be just as nice to look at.
If your walls are full, then just stop looking for new art. Or first sell some of the stuff you already have.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SuperMex on January 25, 2017, 08:42:01 AM
The Rolex is only 25k not six figures, stop judging!

I'm going to my safe space now.....


Class of 2020 - Gender studies Major with a Minor in French Architecture.

lol
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: soccerluvof4 on January 25, 2017, 09:52:35 AM
Northwoods cabin. I sold mine about a year and a half ago because I was down from using it over 20xs a year to once a year. It truly was a place I loved and I miss it all the time BUT having owned it with the carrying costs I could of rented a place 20x's and still come out ahead and havent. So I just think about that. No time, and that puts the mental kabash on it for now. Maybe when the kids are gone.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on January 26, 2017, 05:14:43 PM
A new bumper cover cause I cracked mine :-(
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Much Fishing to Do on January 26, 2017, 05:50:26 PM
And I'm not even a car guy, but something about the classics.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kaybee on January 26, 2017, 05:56:06 PM
Add me to the people drooling over art: there is an auction tomorrow about 30 miles away that has 600 pieces on resale.  I've got my bookmarks in the online catalogue down to 7, which at top estimates would be about half my monthly income.  A couple of the ones from contemporary artists are insanely cheap compared to their gallery prices.  But I'm running out of wall space and have previously told myself only to buy quality items that I will really love.  Help.

We discovered many years ago that lithographies are a lot cheaper than paintings and can be just as nice to look at.
If your walls are full, then just stop looking for new art. Or first sell some of the stuff you already have.

Bahahaha *wipes tear from eye*, you obviously don't understand what an art addiction is like!! Also, I prefer to buy originals because it supports the artist a lot more...it's not that I just want something pretty to look at. ;)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: former player on January 26, 2017, 06:13:29 PM
Add me to the people drooling over art: there is an auction tomorrow about 30 miles away that has 600 pieces on resale.  I've got my bookmarks in the online catalogue down to 7, which at top estimates would be about half my monthly income.  A couple of the ones from contemporary artists are insanely cheap compared to their gallery prices.  But I'm running out of wall space and have previously told myself only to buy quality items that I will really love.  Help.

We discovered many years ago that lithographies are a lot cheaper than paintings and can be just as nice to look at.
If your walls are full, then just stop looking for new art. Or first sell some of the stuff you already have.

Bahahaha *wipes tear from eye*, you obviously don't understand what an art addiction is like!! Also, I prefer to buy originals because it supports the artist a lot more...it's not that I just want something pretty to look at. ;)
I do have a couple of lithographs, but I love the texture of paint and mixed media more.  I ended up buying two pictures (a pair of mixed media abstracts) at the auction to pick up later today.  I do have wall space for them, just.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on January 26, 2017, 06:32:03 PM
Add me to the people drooling over art: there is an auction tomorrow about 30 miles away that has 600 pieces on resale.  I've got my bookmarks in the online catalogue down to 7, which at top estimates would be about half my monthly income.  A couple of the ones from contemporary artists are insanely cheap compared to their gallery prices.  But I'm running out of wall space and have previously told myself only to buy quality items that I will really love.  Help.

We discovered many years ago that lithographies are a lot cheaper than paintings and can be just as nice to look at.
If your walls are full, then just stop looking for new art. Or first sell some of the stuff you already have.

Bahahaha *wipes tear from eye*, you obviously don't understand what an art addiction is like!! Also, I prefer to buy originals because it supports the artist a lot more...it's not that I just want something pretty to look at. ;)
I do have a couple of lithographs, but I love the texture of paint and mixed media more.  I ended up buying two pictures (a pair of mixed media abstracts) at the auction to pick up later today.  I do have wall space for them, just.

I can't stand to pay the markups for a copy, no matter how good it is.  I'd rather have a unique piece of crap from a college student than a lithograph of the most famous painting on earth.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FIRE me on January 26, 2017, 08:25:26 PM
A new bumper cover cause I cracked mine :-(

Was it the REAR bumper? <coughyouriconcough>
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on January 26, 2017, 08:33:11 PM
A new bumper cover cause I cracked mine :-(

Was it the REAR bumper? <coughyouriconcough>

No, but my tailpipe may be clogged
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FIRE me on January 26, 2017, 10:36:35 PM
I suppose it would be.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: seanc0x0 on January 27, 2017, 07:42:54 AM
I fell down a rabbit hole on YouTube and got sucked into aviation videos. Now I want to go back and complete my private pilot's license.  Only ~$10k for the license, and I love flying. Too bad the license is only the beginning... renting or buying a share of a plane ain't cheap either, and you need to fly enough to keep current.  Very FI derailing hobby.

This seems to happen to me about once a year, just got to tough it out until the desire dies down a bit.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kaybee on January 27, 2017, 11:02:24 AM
I do have a couple of lithographs, but I love the texture of paint and mixed media more.  I ended up buying two pictures (a pair of mixed media abstracts) at the auction to pick up later today.  I do have wall space for them, just.

Sexy....I'm just in the beginning of my art addiction and I'm very concerned about how quickly its come on.  I've always liked art but its just recently that I've been looking at things and thinking "Wait...I can BUY that."  I'm nowhere near FIRE though so it's all just a big tease.  I've cobbled gift money and savings for a trip (which I'll postpone) together so I can buy one of the pieces I saw in Paris but it'll be awhile until I let myself get another one.  At least, I'm hoping my will power can stick to that...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 27, 2017, 07:56:59 PM
Add me to the people drooling over art: there is an auction tomorrow about 30 miles away that has 600 pieces on resale.  I've got my bookmarks in the online catalogue down to 7, which at top estimates would be about half my monthly income.  A couple of the ones from contemporary artists are insanely cheap compared to their gallery prices.  But I'm running out of wall space and have previously told myself only to buy quality items that I will really love.  Help.

We discovered many years ago that lithographies are a lot cheaper than paintings and can be just as nice to look at.
If your walls are full, then just stop looking for new art. Or first sell some of the stuff you already have.

Bahahaha *wipes tear from eye*, you obviously don't understand what an art addiction is like!! Also, I prefer to buy originals because it supports the artist a lot more...it's not that I just want something pretty to look at. ;)
I do have a couple of lithographs, but I love the texture of paint and mixed media more.  I ended up buying two pictures (a pair of mixed media abstracts) at the auction to pick up later today.  I do have wall space for them, just.

I can't stand to pay the markups for a copy, no matter how good it is.  I'd rather have a unique piece of crap from a college student than a lithograph of the most famous painting on earth.
I'm more into having "something pretty to look at." I don't pet the stuff on my wall. If it got stolen or burned down I'd be sad for the original piece of crap. Instead I can just buy another print of my favorite whatever, and get every bit of visual joy out of it as I would the original at a fraction of the price. Everyone has their thing, though.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on January 28, 2017, 12:24:27 AM
I've been eyeing C6 Z51 Corvettes (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h4Nbt82MgyI/maxresdefault.jpg) lately...I'm really tempted to sell my 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo and get something a lot newer with a bigger engine (incredibly, about the same fuel economy - maybe even better on the highway)...I've had the MR2 for almost 9 years and it's been a constant project.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: steviesterno on January 28, 2017, 04:55:29 AM
I keep looking at Mammoth tooth ivory pistol grips. I do NOT need them, but I want them badly. beautiful, unique, hand crafted, and no worries about fair trade or anything since the animal has been extinct for 10k years or so. But prices start at $500 and go up from there.

I am downsizing my shooting collection, so that's good at least. made some money but it would be better served in the market or for the business I want to start this year.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 28, 2017, 06:57:04 PM
I keep looking at Mammoth tooth ivory pistol grips. I do NOT need them, but I want them badly. beautiful, unique, hand crafted, and no worries about fair trade or anything since the animal has been extinct for 10k years or so. But prices start at $500 and go up from there.

I am downsizing my shooting collection, so that's good at least. made some money but it would be better served in the market or for the business I want to start this year.

Oh my. I didn't know that they made such things...

  (http://www.danchinnock.com/images/gg877.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Mezzie on January 29, 2017, 05:49:42 AM
This pen:

http://thefountainpencommunity.activeboard.com/t46367058/pelikan-m400-green-black-striped-vintage-fountain-pen/ (http://thefountainpencommunity.activeboard.com/t46367058/pelikan-m400-green-black-striped-vintage-fountain-pen/)

I have plenty of functional fountain pens, but this one is soooo pretty!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Angeliqueshara on January 30, 2017, 05:12:25 PM
A DMC free standing embroidery floss spinner, fully loaded.  http://www.dmc-usa.com/Retail-Fixtures.aspx
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Cork on January 30, 2017, 10:17:12 PM
These beauties...  It's scary how close I've come to picking up the Stowa.  I have a feeling I will regret not picking it up soon.  When watches get popular they jack up the price like the Damasko DA36 did.  Of course, this help me not want it even more, so I am comfortable with that too :)

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/12558448_1708639606048493_1271738710_n.jpg)
(https://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_6lHGsJvvnVi_1200x900.jpg)

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: steviesterno on January 31, 2017, 06:04:46 AM
I keep looking at Mammoth tooth ivory pistol grips. I do NOT need them, but I want them badly. beautiful, unique, hand crafted, and no worries about fair trade or anything since the animal has been extinct for 10k years or so. But prices start at $500 and go up from there.

I am downsizing my shooting collection, so that's good at least. made some money but it would be better served in the market or for the business I want to start this year.

Oh my. I didn't know that they made such things...

  (http://www.danchinnock.com/images/gg877.jpg)


right?!? how sexy is that? I like them in the blue/green area but still, beautiful and awesome for a lifetime.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 31, 2017, 10:07:41 AM
I've been eyeing C6 Z51 Corvettes (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h4Nbt82MgyI/maxresdefault.jpg) lately...I'm really tempted to sell my 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo and get something a lot newer with a bigger engine (incredibly, about the same fuel economy - maybe even better on the highway)...I've had the MR2 for almost 9 years and it's been a constant project.


If you sell that mr2 turbo I might be interested depending on price and location. I'm in Colorado.

I can't blame ya if you buy a c6. They are really amazing machines ! However have you looked at the price of consumables - tires,brakes,fluids, etc ? Not sure if you will be tracking it but they are not cheap! Rear tires for the corvette are pricey !
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on January 31, 2017, 10:26:12 AM
These beauties...  It's scary how close I've come to picking up the Stowa.  I have a feeling I will regret not picking it up soon.  When watches get popular they jack up the price like the Damasko DA36 did.  Of course, this help me not want it even more, so I am comfortable with that too :)

You wanna buy my Nomos? :-P
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on January 31, 2017, 01:01:00 PM
I've been eyeing C6 Z51 Corvettes (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h4Nbt82MgyI/maxresdefault.jpg) lately...I'm really tempted to sell my 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo and get something a lot newer with a bigger engine (incredibly, about the same fuel economy - maybe even better on the highway)...I've had the MR2 for almost 9 years and it's been a constant project.


If you sell that mr2 turbo I might be interested depending on price and location. I'm in Colorado.

I can't blame ya if you buy a c6. They are really amazing machines ! However have you looked at the price of consumables - tires,brakes,fluids, etc ? Not sure if you will be tracking it but they are not cheap! Rear tires for the corvette are pricey !

My MR2 is at 460whp and can burn tires too, haha.  I actually did price brakes and they're cheaper than MR2 Turbo brakes, if you can believe that. Tires are a little more, but not terrible.

I keep going back and forth...I probably should keep my car but I'm just so tired of constantly fixing things here and there.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 31, 2017, 01:14:32 PM
I've been eyeing C6 Z51 Corvettes (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h4Nbt82MgyI/maxresdefault.jpg) lately...I'm really tempted to sell my 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo and get something a lot newer with a bigger engine (incredibly, about the same fuel economy - maybe even better on the highway)...I've had the MR2 for almost 9 years and it's been a constant project.


If you sell that mr2 turbo I might be interested depending on price and location. I'm in Colorado.

I can't blame ya if you buy a c6. They are really amazing machines ! However have you looked at the price of consumables - tires,brakes,fluids, etc ? Not sure if you will be tracking it but they are not cheap! Rear tires for the corvette are pricey !

My MR2 is at 460whp and can burn tires too, haha.  I actually did price brakes and they're cheaper than MR2 Turbo brakes, if you can believe that. Tires are a little more, but not terrible.

I keep going back and forth...I probably should keep my car but I'm just so tired of constantly fixing things here and there.


sounds like a fun car ! Personally I would just keep the mr2 especially if the vette requires car payments
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 31, 2017, 01:46:39 PM
These beauties...  It's scary how close I've come to picking up the Stowa.  I have a feeling I will regret not picking it up soon.  When watches get popular they jack up the price like the Damasko DA36 did.  Of course, this help me not want it even more, so I am comfortable with that too :)

You wanna buy my Nomos? :-P
Ha. This thread is actually going to cost people money. I'm intrigued.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on January 31, 2017, 02:03:26 PM
I've been eyeing C6 Z51 Corvettes (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h4Nbt82MgyI/maxresdefault.jpg) lately...I'm really tempted to sell my 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo and get something a lot newer with a bigger engine (incredibly, about the same fuel economy - maybe even better on the highway)...I've had the MR2 for almost 9 years and it's been a constant project.


If you sell that mr2 turbo I might be interested depending on price and location. I'm in Colorado.

I can't blame ya if you buy a c6. They are really amazing machines ! However have you looked at the price of consumables - tires,brakes,fluids, etc ? Not sure if you will be tracking it but they are not cheap! Rear tires for the corvette are pricey !

My MR2 is at 460whp and can burn tires too, haha.  I actually did price brakes and they're cheaper than MR2 Turbo brakes, if you can believe that. Tires are a little more, but not terrible.

I keep going back and forth...I probably should keep my car but I'm just so tired of constantly fixing things here and there.


sounds like a fun car ! Personally I would just keep the mr2 especially if the vette requires car payments

The MR2 needs a head rebuild, which is yet another item in the long list of things I've had to fix or rebuild in the last 8-9 years.  I'm tired...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on January 31, 2017, 04:16:27 PM
These beauties...  It's scary how close I've come to picking up the Stowa.  I have a feeling I will regret not picking it up soon.  When watches get popular they jack up the price like the Damasko DA36 did.  Of course, this help me not want it even more, so I am comfortable with that too :)

You wanna buy my Nomos? :-P
Ha. This thread is actually going to cost people money. I'm intrigued.

Well it'll earn me money!  But I bought it when the EUR/USD rate sucked so I think we would end up losing money on both ends here.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 31, 2017, 04:24:15 PM
I've been eyeing C6 Z51 Corvettes (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/h4Nbt82MgyI/maxresdefault.jpg) lately...I'm really tempted to sell my 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo and get something a lot newer with a bigger engine (incredibly, about the same fuel economy - maybe even better on the highway)...I've had the MR2 for almost 9 years and it's been a constant project.


If you sell that mr2 turbo I might be interested depending on price and location. I'm in Colorado.

I can't blame ya if you buy a c6. They are really amazing machines ! However have you looked at the price of consumables - tires,brakes,fluids, etc ? Not sure if you will be tracking it but they are not cheap! Rear tires for the corvette are pricey !

My MR2 is at 460whp and can burn tires too, haha.  I actually did price brakes and they're cheaper than MR2 Turbo brakes, if you can believe that. Tires are a little more, but not terrible.

I keep going back and forth...I probably should keep my car but I'm just so tired of constantly fixing things here and there.


sounds like a fun car ! Personally I would just keep the mr2 especially if the vette requires car payments

The MR2 needs a head rebuild, which is yet another item in the long list of things I've had to fix or rebuild in the last 8-9 years.  I'm tired...


I hear ya. It's why I'm debating on getting another project car (sn95 mustang maybe) or building a v8 Miata or just getting something newer,nicer and probably a lot less headache. Then my mustachianismism kicks in and I put my wallet away lol
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MilesTeg on January 31, 2017, 04:33:59 PM
A new gaming rig/workstation, even though there is exactly one game I might want to play (for maybe a dozen hours at most given my previous history) that my current 9 year old rig /w 3 year old GPU can't play. Something faster than USB2 would be stellar though; backups take forever these days.

Used to replace my rig every 18 months or so, hah... so much wasted cash. Actually kind of want to see just how long the current rig will last.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: CmFtns on January 31, 2017, 05:00:07 PM
There are a few expensive things I would love to have:

1) I want an HTC Vive... A coworker has one which i have had the chance to play with on several occasions and it is beyond cool
2) LG's flat OLED tvs are beautiful and ever time we go shopping at sam's club there is a big display sitting there

I guess my old plasma tv and boring old normal reality will have to do for not until each of those prices goes down to half what they are now
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dollar Slice on January 31, 2017, 05:28:51 PM
My stupid thing I'm lusting after: a jazz band I am all excited about is playing four concerts in a really nice venue near where I live. Very expensive ($85). I am going to attend one of the shows with a friend who will be visiting from San Francisco and it will be a lovely night and I'm really looking forward to it. And I am STILL driving myself crazy with thoughts of buying another ticket to one of the other three shows, instead of being happy with just seeing one. 

Making it worse: the advertising algorithms have caught on to my dilemma, and almost every ad I see on every website I visit is advertising this concert! A girl only has so much willpower, you know? :-(

No, but my tailpipe may be clogged

Have you tried eating more vegetables?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Cork on February 02, 2017, 11:49:55 AM
These beauties...  It's scary how close I've come to picking up the Stowa.  I have a feeling I will regret not picking it up soon.  When watches get popular they jack up the price like the Damasko DA36 did.  Of course, this help me not want it even more, so I am comfortable with that too :)

You wanna buy my Nomos? :-P
Ha. This thread is actually going to cost people money. I'm intrigued.

Well it'll earn me money!  But I bought it when the EUR/USD rate sucked so I think we would end up losing money on both ends here.

Right?? That's what makes the purchase so hard to say "No" to.  There is such a solid resale market, it's not like 2nd gen s2000's are being built anytime soon.  And as for the Nomos....   what model ya got?  Haha 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on February 03, 2017, 11:13:17 PM
My stupid thing I'm lusting after: a jazz band I am all excited about is playing four concerts in a really nice venue near where I live. Very expensive ($85). I am going to attend one of the shows with a friend who will be visiting from San Francisco and it will be a lovely night and I'm really looking forward to it. And I am STILL driving myself crazy with thoughts of buying another ticket to one of the other three shows, instead of being happy with just seeing one. 

Hold out! you'll see one show, it'll still be great!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dicey on February 04, 2017, 03:18:05 PM
My stupid thing I'm lusting after: a jazz band I am all excited about is playing four concerts in a really nice venue near where I live. Very expensive ($85). I am going to attend one of the shows with a friend who will be visiting from San Francisco and it will be a lovely night and I'm really looking forward to it. And I am STILL driving myself crazy with thoughts of buying another ticket to one of the other three shows, instead of being happy with just seeing one. 

Hold out! you'll see one show, it'll still be great!
This.

Also, sometimes getting to a show very early/ staying late can enhance the experience. Sometimes cool things happen before/after a show.

Also, DS, do any of your regular venues have a volunteer usher program? I usher at my regional theater, mostly for the community experience, but the free shows are a pretty great perk. We have a great Jazz Series, plus lots of one night only appearances.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dollar Slice on February 04, 2017, 05:42:57 PM
I've held out on buying it so far :-)  There's a chance they might do some last-minute half-price tickets, in which case all bets are off. And I've been fighting a new wave of temptation the last couple of days because I found out for sure I'm not losing my job (will be transitioning to a new company) and SURELY I need to CELEBRATE by spending MONEY... :-P That's what my brain keeps whispering at me, anyway.

Also, sometimes getting to a show very early/ staying late can enhance the experience. Sometimes cool things happen before/after a show.

Also, DS, do any of your regular venues have a volunteer usher program? I usher at my regional theater, mostly for the community experience, but the free shows are a pretty great perk. We have a great Jazz Series, plus lots of one night only appearances.

Yes, some of my regular venues have volunteer usher programs. Unfortunately one of them would conflict with my work hours (I can't get there in time) and the other is... well, let's say the person who is in charge of the place is someone I refuse to work with. But those places always have cheap tickets anyway ($15-$20), so it's not a huge deal to get in for free. The more expensive places do not have volunteers. I guess at $85 a ticket you can afford to pay part-time ushers! Most of the mid-tier places (the $30-35 ticket places) have a host(ess)/wait(er/ress) situation rather than ushers.

I do almost always go to shows early, it's a great way to meet people. And it's a good way to avoid spending money for me, because that's prime dinner-and-drinks time, and I'm liable to get food or a drink if I'm trying to kill an hour downtown after work.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: kissthesky on February 05, 2017, 12:42:36 PM
I'd love to get new laminate flooring everywhere. A more mustachian option is just replace the bedroom carpets which are just disgusting and why I want new floors. The most mustachian option is get rugs to cover the worst stains, which I did last weekend for ~$70. But new floors would be so nice!! I just can't justify the $2500 cost, which would probably turn into $4500 when the floors I want don't match the cabinets and those would need a good white painting.. sigh...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Boganvillia on February 06, 2017, 01:28:55 AM
I want a little appliance that vacuum-seal our food at home.

I have one (1) intended use for it, which is to store home-made pesto.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dicey on February 06, 2017, 02:13:09 AM
I want a little appliance that vacuum-seal our food at home.

I have one (1) intended use for it, which is to store home-made pesto.
This is what I call a "Good Intention Gadget", People buy them, use them for a short time, then lose interest. There are a lot of them around with very low mileage, so to speak. Try asking for one on a FB Group or freecycle, NextDoor, Craigslist or your local equivalent. It should be a pretty easy search. Try to get one with bags, because those buggers are pricey. If you must buy bags, try Bed, Bath & Beyond with a coupon or Amazon.

Funny, I have an inherited vacuum sealer thingy and I use canning jars to store my pesto. Never thought of using the bags, but sounds like a good idea.

I've held out on buying it so far :-)  There's a chance they might do some last-minute half-price tickets, in which case all bets are off. And I've been fighting a new wave of temptation the last couple of days because I found out for sure I'm not losing my job (will be transitioning to a new company) and SURELY I need to CELEBRATE by spending MONEY... :-P That's what my brain keeps whispering at me, anyway.

Also, sometimes getting to a show very early/ staying late can enhance the experience. Sometimes cool things happen before/after a show.

Also, DS, do any of your regular venues have a volunteer usher program? I usher at my regional theater, mostly for the community experience, but the free shows are a pretty great perk. We have a great Jazz Series, plus lots of one night only appearances.

Yes, some of my regular venues have volunteer usher programs. Unfortunately one of them would conflict with my work hours (I can't get there in time) and the other is... well, let's say the person who is in charge of the place is someone I refuse to work with. But those places always have cheap tickets anyway ($15-$20), so it's not a huge deal to get in for free. The more expensive places do not have volunteers. I guess at $85 a ticket you can afford to pay part-time ushers! Most of the mid-tier places (the $30-35 ticket places) have a host(ess)/wait(er/ress) situation rather than ushers.

I do almost always go to shows early, it's a great way to meet people. And it's a good way to avoid spending money for me, because that's prime dinner-and-drinks time, and I'm liable to get food or a drink if I'm trying to kill an hour downtown after work.

I agree that none of those options sound very alluring. Besides, you enjoy your shows so much that working them might take some of the fun out of it. As SS might say, "Carry on."
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: merlin7676 on February 06, 2017, 08:21:04 AM
an air wheel. I keep seeing them more and more often here in Seattle.
It would allow me to take an earlier bus to work. The one I take now I have to get off to take a connecting bus and that one is the first one of the day. I would take the first bus almost all the way to work and then use the air wheel to get the rest of the way.
Plus coming home there isn't a connection bus so I usually have to walk over a mile and a half to the bus.....walking isn't bad as long as the weather is nice but it does take a lot of time. This would allow me to make an earlier bus so my commute both ways would be better.
They are not cheap however, several hundred dollars worth

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: golden1 on February 06, 2017, 08:34:29 AM
Kokoon sleep headphones.  I am definitely NOT buying this one, not until it is out of the kickstarter mode, but my husband snores and earplugs aren't cutting it.

Also, a new mattress.  I will probably pull the trigger on one soon.  My husband is complaining his hips hurt, and our mattress is pretty old.  I am thinking about something like a Casper with the 100 day guarantee. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on February 06, 2017, 05:47:45 PM
This may sounds cheesy but I'm really lusting after more free time. My job has been crazy lately with more "encouraged" (a.k.a. forced) overtime.


...I guess that's what I'm working on here, right?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Poundwise on February 07, 2017, 09:12:47 PM
I want a little appliance that vacuum-seal our food at home.

I have one (1) intended use for it, which is to store home-made pesto.

I must admit that I have one which is gathering dust. I find it much easier to put stuff in a ziplock and press the excess air out.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: fsohn on February 07, 2017, 10:22:59 PM
I have a strong desire to buy a fancy (~$250)new Olympic weight bar, even though I'm still at least a month away from hitting the maximum on precisely one out of the five major lifts....
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rocketpj on February 08, 2017, 12:54:13 AM
It broke my heart to sell our sailboat, and I will covet another for a long time - until I buy one basically.  That could be a couple of decades, if at all.

I may soothe the pain by sharing a 19' runabout with a very mustachian friend who has already bought it and offered to split the cost with me.  (He is FI but works part time and hangs out with his kids most of the time, the damnably wise and frugal bastard).  Of course he found the boat on Craigslist etc etc.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on February 08, 2017, 02:37:18 PM
I want a little appliance that vacuum-seal our food at home.

I have one (1) intended use for it, which is to store home-made pesto.

I must admit that I have one which is gathering dust. I find it much easier to put stuff in a ziplock and press the excess air out.

This- I've gotten pretty good at sucking or pressing the air out of all of my ziploc bags, and I've noticed a big difference in how long things stay fresh
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on February 08, 2017, 02:42:19 PM
Winter clothes.

It's February in Sydney.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: jr1029 on February 09, 2017, 08:55:12 AM
This gigantic chocolate chip cake thing they sell at the deli across from my apartment -- cookie base, creamy filling, more cookies. And a white hot chocolate with whipped cream from Starbucks.

Also, delivery pizza for lunch on this snow day.

I'm working on eating less junk and losing a small amount of weight, and I have a fridge full of healthy foods. Thus these are REALLY STUPID things to lust after!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Fish Sweet on February 09, 2017, 12:44:25 PM
Between the cold and a few nights sleeping in a weird position, my back is currently one tight knotty mess and I am aching for a massage and some spa-like pampering in general.  I love massages, and even know where I can get some relatively cheap and good ones, but emphasize on the RELATIVE-- even a cheap massage runs something like $40, including tip.  And here I'm reading the ads for expensive frou frou places like Burke Williams and drooling a little over all the luscious descriptions of the services they provide.

What I'm actually going to do-- scrub the tub tomorrow night, and have a long, hot soak with a (gifted) lush bath bomb while listening to my favorite podcast.  Not quite the same, but pretty good.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 12, 2017, 01:44:06 AM
Winter clothes.

It's February in Sydney.
That is pretty silly.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on February 12, 2017, 01:58:45 AM
Winter clothes.

It's February in Sydney.
That is pretty silly.

It was 44 degrees here yesterday. I was enjoying the distant memory of winter.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on February 12, 2017, 09:42:52 AM
Jar in a pot? I always just use another pot over the pot. It works pretty well for me.

My list is too long. But lusting might be too strong of a word for most of them. Here are some of the things I want: Bigger house, hot tub (but like SO MUCH WANT on this one), a bidet, a Mercedes-Benz (I'm not sure why, I don't think I've ever even driven one, they just look pretty), almost all new furniture including a new piano, electronics for my kids so they'll leave my phone alone, a vacation to a resort in Cancun and multiple vacations to multiple European destinations. Oh, and a pool to swim in so I guess a fancy gym membership?

Yeah, I won't be getting any of that.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dollar Slice on February 12, 2017, 12:03:51 PM
My stupid thing I'm lusting after: a jazz band I am all excited about is playing four concerts in a really nice venue near where I live. Very expensive ($85). I am going to attend one of the shows with a friend who will be visiting from San Francisco and it will be a lovely night and I'm really looking forward to it. And I am STILL driving myself crazy with thoughts of buying another ticket to one of the other three shows, instead of being happy with just seeing one. 

Hold out! you'll see one show, it'll still be great!
This.

Lost the battle today after the trumpet player sent out a promo code to his mailing list, bringing the price down by quite a bit. Hopefully I will not start lusting after a third ticket now ;-)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: horsepoor on February 12, 2017, 05:37:11 PM
Probably the dumbest is some custom BLUE Petrie boots.  Euro is low enough that it gets so tempting.  I would require the black snakeprint breeches Dover currently has on sale to pair with these:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/55/e6/7155e6ac6416df709ebeff64cb253c05.jpg)

I actually emailed this Etsy seller today to see if they could do this kombucha crock in grass green.  Last year I started a continuous brew system in a little $10 water dispenser, but an opaque container could live near the window, and these are beautiful to look at too:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/216129484/made-to-order-two-gallon-kombucha?ref=related-3&show_panel=true  Still a stupid waste of money since I could either re-start my old system, or get a nicer glass vessel for ~$20 and add teh $13 stainless spigot and call it a day.

Today i was also looking at western saddles. I don't ride western, and I've had a few western saddles over the last ten years, almost never ride in them, and end up reselling.  But here I am lusting after a really nice, handmade one right now ($2-3K used).  Of course this would precipitate purchase of accessories as well.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 13, 2017, 12:18:14 AM
Winter clothes.

It's February in Sydney.
That is pretty silly.

It was 44 degrees here yesterday. I was enjoying the distant memory of winter.
44 degrees is an acceptable February temperature for much of the planet.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: StartingEarly on February 13, 2017, 03:50:20 AM
Kokoon sleep headphones.  I am definitely NOT buying this one, not until it is out of the kickstarter mode, but my husband snores and earplugs aren't cutting it.

Also, a new mattress.  I will probably pull the trigger on one soon.  My husband is complaining his hips hurt, and our mattress is pretty old.  I am thinking about something like a Casper with the 100 day guarantee.

On the earplugs front go onto Amazon and look into the Nascar Spark plugs, they're the highest dampening rating foam earplugs you can buy that I am aware of. You can get them in a big box of 200 wrapped pairs for about 22 bucks delivered. They're about the quietest ones you can get. Look on youtube how to put in ear plugs the best way. Many people don't and you get in WAY more noise if they're not in properly, almost everyone I have paid attention to that doesn't use earplugs for work and have special training uses them wrong and about 50% plus of them do. Not saying you're dumb, just saying it's a very common reason why the plugs aren't cutting it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: StartingEarly on February 13, 2017, 03:55:51 AM
I have a strong desire to buy a fancy (~$250)new Olympic weight bar, even though I'm still at least a month away from hitting the maximum on precisely one out of the five major lifts....

Weights and associated equipment are normally very cheap on craigslist.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on February 13, 2017, 07:07:33 AM
Winter clothes.

It's February in Sydney.
That is pretty silly.

It was 44 degrees here yesterday. I was enjoying the distant memory of winter.
44 degrees is an acceptable February temperature for much of the planet.

Is that Fahrenheit (cool) or Celsius (brutally hot)?

Celsius, I'm sure. I'm seeing that Sydney was 106 Fahrenheit (41 Celsius) on February 10th.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: golden1 on February 13, 2017, 09:39:42 AM
Quote
On the earplugs front go onto Amazon and look into the Nascar Spark plugs, they're the highest dampening rating foam earplugs you can buy that I am aware of. You can get them in a big box of 200 wrapped pairs for about 22 bucks delivered. They're about the quietest ones you can get. Look on youtube how to put in ear plugs the best way. Many people don't and you get in WAY more noise if they're not in properly, almost everyone I have paid attention to that doesn't use earplugs for work and have special training uses them wrong and about 50% plus of them do. Not saying you're dumb, just saying it's a very common reason why the plugs aren't cutting it.

Thank you!  I will look into that!  I just use the Macks Foam earplugs from the grocery store as they are the most comfortable I have tried. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on February 13, 2017, 09:49:51 AM
I really want to plastidip my car. Like really badly. There's nothing particularly wrong with the paint...except that it's silver and not teal. It would be like $400-$450 or so, or as low as $250 if I borrowed the sprayer from a friend. It DOES protect the paint even from small door dings, so that's a bonus, but considering I will not/cannot sell the car that point is moot. (I'm not the registered owner...it's been a difficult process to get the title from halfway across the state)

(http://i.imgur.com/Gs1JiCS.jpg)

I thought about doing just the rims, mirrors, emblem, etc as a substitute, but that's still $20-$30 I don't need to spend.

(http://i.imgur.com/338Pwuz.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dollar Slice on February 13, 2017, 10:12:54 AM
Quote
On the earplugs front go onto Amazon and look into the Nascar Spark plugs, they're the highest dampening rating foam earplugs you can buy that I am aware of. You can get them in a big box of 200 wrapped pairs for about 22 bucks delivered. They're about the quietest ones you can get. Look on youtube how to put in ear plugs the best way. Many people don't and you get in WAY more noise if they're not in properly, almost everyone I have paid attention to that doesn't use earplugs for work and have special training uses them wrong and about 50% plus of them do. Not saying you're dumb, just saying it's a very common reason why the plugs aren't cutting it.

Thank you!  I will look into that!  I just use the Macks Foam earplugs from the grocery store as they are the most comfortable I have tried.

I also sleep in earplugs and I also buy the 200-packs from Amazon... I use these: http://a.co/52ZtisR  They are great as long as you put them in correctly. (They are NOT great if you don't put them in correctly - take StartingEarly's advice and look that up.) I also keep a few pairs in my bag at all times for when I go to loud concerts; I have non-disposable music earplugs for myself, but I give these away to friends and strangers who need them - for less than 10 cents a pair, I'll take the good karma for preventing someone else's tinnitus.

Another tip: if you've been reusing the same earplugs, be aware that they do not block sound as well with repeated uses. They may still look 100% perfect and be totally clean, but they will not block as much sound after a couple of days. You can experiment and see what works for you, but I change mine every 3-5 days or so.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GilbertB on February 13, 2017, 01:27:02 PM
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On the earplugs front go onto Amazon and look into the Nascar Spark plugs, they're the highest dampening rating foam earplugs you can buy that I am aware of. You can get them in a big box of 200 wrapped pairs for about 22 bucks delivered. They're about the quietest ones you can get. Look on youtube how to put in ear plugs the best way. Many people don't and you get in WAY more noise if they're not in properly, almost everyone I have paid attention to that doesn't use earplugs for work and have special training uses them wrong and about 50% plus of them do. Not saying you're dumb, just saying it's a very common reason why the plugs aren't cutting it.

Thank you!  I will look into that!  I just use the Macks Foam earplugs from the grocery store as they are the most comfortable I have tried.
Stage 4, 110decibel rated 3M earmuffs - with foam earplugs - is the only way I do checks on the CAT's on the boat.
Never, ever worked on such obnoxious sounding and pointlessly loud engines (and so  crap to do maintenance on).
Auxiliaries that are louder than the main engines despite being rated 20x less powerful? Check!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ariapluscat on February 15, 2017, 02:27:48 PM
kitty scarf. scarf for kitties

https://catandmeow.com/products/scarfie-a-scarf-for-cats
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Iplawyer on February 15, 2017, 03:03:24 PM
I got my husband a Texla Model X for Christmas.  Spendy - but - well - I love him and I want room to put a giant cat cage in it so that our future cats can travel across the country with us every summer to our "summer place" - somewhere rented and cooler.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Inaya on February 15, 2017, 03:52:48 PM
kitty scarf. scarf for kitties

https://catandmeow.com/products/scarfie-a-scarf-for-cats (https://catandmeow.com/products/scarfie-a-scarf-for-cats)
I will freely admit my cat has two scarves. They were both out of Petco's clearance bin after the holidays. $16 seems a little crazy...and marked down from $30? Yeah no. That said, the hat on that cat is adorable, and it's now the stupidest thing I'm lusting after right now.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on February 15, 2017, 09:48:11 PM
I got my husband a Texla Model X for Christmas...

Guess you didn't lust for long. And what a lucky guy!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 15, 2017, 10:12:27 PM
I got my husband a Texla Model X for Christmas...

Guess you didn't lust for long. And what a lucky guy!
Wow. Nice.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SpeedReader on February 15, 2017, 11:27:57 PM
I've long wanted a 6-8 qt cast-iron pot, which I really don't need; successfully resisting.  However, I caved in and ordered an Instant Pot this weekend. 

And I'm probably going to cave on the new $50 Nook when the local store gets theirs in.  I have two of the Simple Touch version that mostly work, despite scratched screens and semi-worn-out buttons that occasionally stick.  Considering what I save by downloading library books, I guess the Nook isn't _that_ stupid to want. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ariapluscat on February 16, 2017, 08:49:52 AM
kitty scarf. scarf for kitties

https://catandmeow.com/products/scarfie-a-scarf-for-cats (https://catandmeow.com/products/scarfie-a-scarf-for-cats)
I will freely admit my cat has two scarves. They were both out of Petco's clearance bin after the holidays. $16 seems a little crazy...and marked down from $30? Yeah no. That said, the hat on that cat is adorable, and it's now the stupidest thing I'm lusting after right now.

well earlier this week i watched one of my cats literally eat dirt off of the floor so i'm deeply resentful and can resist spending any money on them... for now.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on February 16, 2017, 10:24:25 AM
I've long wanted a 6-8 qt cast-iron pot, which I really don't need; successfully resisting.  However, I caved in and ordered an Instant Pot this weekend. 

And I'm probably going to cave on the new $50 Nook when the local store gets theirs in.  I have two of the Simple Touch version that mostly work, despite scratched screens and semi-worn-out buttons that occasionally stick.  Considering what I save by downloading library books, I guess the Nook isn't _that_ stupid to want.

Instant Pots are awesome.  My last roommates had one and I will be buying one soon.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: trollwithamustache on February 16, 2017, 11:16:26 AM
A Mazzer Super Jolly. Its a thousand dollar coffee grinder. Because you know the problems I've been having achieving even coffee grinds have been affecting how close I am to FI.  Seriously though it also can grind spices so that makes it ok right?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on February 16, 2017, 01:45:31 PM
I got my husband a Texla Model X for Christmas.  Spendy - but - well - I love him and I want room to put a giant cat cage in it so that our future cats can travel across the country with us every summer to our "summer place" - somewhere rented and cooler.

I read this as sarcasm. Am I the only one?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on February 20, 2017, 04:09:39 AM
I actually think I am cured. I haven't been lusting for new things for quite some time now. They only thing I want is more free/days off.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MrsWolfeRN on February 20, 2017, 04:39:06 AM
Solar panels. The ROI is worse than prepaying the mortgage, but if money was no concern I would get 2 of these. Maybe when costs come down.

www.smartflower.com
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: minimalistgamer on February 20, 2017, 06:13:59 AM
I am lusting after this -

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D8H09LQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And I bought it. Its completely pointless. There is no reason for me to buy it considering I have 3 mechanical keyboards at home already, but what the hell...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on February 20, 2017, 08:25:50 AM
I am lusting after this -

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D8H09LQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And I bought it. Its completely pointless. There is no reason for me to buy it considering I have 3 mechanical keyboards at home already, but what the hell...

Nice looking keyboard. I want to get a custom WASD Keyboard (http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/) with Cherry MX Browns switches and a Dvorak layout. Probably would be $180...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Stlbroke on February 20, 2017, 09:22:55 AM
Optishot golf simulator.  It's for home simulation and runs around $350-$500.  I would also need a few other things like a mat, special golf balls, a screen, etc. that would increase the cost.  I've been wanting it for a few years years now and I just can't pull the trigger. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on February 20, 2017, 10:19:17 AM
A full frame DSLR. I went looking through my old pictures and realized how much I miss it. I had a cheaper crop sensor DSLR (Canon 450D) and sold it when I really needed the money, but I can't justify getting another DSLR unless it's a full-frame like a Canon 6D. It's like...$1000 but probably the best camera for the money. I just know I'll feel limited by a cheap DSLR and won't be fully satisfied...

Time to focus on other hobbies and forget about this one...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on February 20, 2017, 11:33:18 AM
A house to buy in my current neighborhood. I live in Superexpensiveville.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SmokeySnow on February 20, 2017, 12:30:46 PM
a splitboard setup for backcountry snowboarding. The jealousy of several of my friends getting one this year is real!! Despite the fact that, I don't have many available days for backcountry touring, the whole setup is anywhere from $1000-$1500, and my snowshoes and regular snowboard strapped to my backpack get me up the mountainside just fine...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dropspindl on February 22, 2017, 01:57:03 PM
A spinning wheel. Then I can spin wool so much FASTER than my drop spindle!

....But it's just a hobby anyways and there's no rush to production, so spinning faster just means I'll have to buy more wool and make more things :P
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: horsepoor on February 22, 2017, 02:19:24 PM
I kind of want a pair of these Allbirds shoes, but fortunately they only come in whole sizes, and I'm afraid if I order up they'll look and feel too big:  https://www.allbirds.com/pages/help
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pdxmonkey on February 22, 2017, 02:39:11 PM
Winning the lottery so I can FIRE now. Difficult to do without a ticket.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Panfish on February 22, 2017, 03:52:06 PM
2001-2003 Ford F250/F350 7.3L diesel 4-door pick up truck. They cost about $9,000-$18,000 depending on the trim level. Gets stupid MPG but owning a farm does necessitate owning a big ridiculous truck, right?

Sorry way late on this but I had a 2001 7.3 Powerstroke 6 Speed Manual that got about 20 mpg highway.  Your power to efficiency ratio on these bad boys is hard to beat.  Just get the Manual (which are hard to find and go for a premium) for fuel economy and reliability.  I bought it in a state that doesn't value diesel trucks to move all my crap i don't need to a state that does value diesels and i made $3k on the transaction. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Cork on February 22, 2017, 07:03:06 PM
These beautiful gloves.  They'd go well with my sports car.  Driving gloves obviously.

Found here for 150 http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-hestra-tallberg-glove/O2111.html?dwvar_O2111_color=BRN&cgid=mens-hats-accessories-gloves-mittens#tile-10=&start=1&sz=24 (http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-hestra-tallberg-glove/O2111.html?dwvar_O2111_color=BRN&cgid=mens-hats-accessories-gloves-mittens#tile-10=&start=1&sz=24)

 (http://www.patagonia.com/dis/dw/image/v2/ABBM_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-patagonia-master/default/dwbb83dab7/images/hi-res/O2111_BRN.jpg?sw=750&sh=750&sm=fit&sfrm=png)

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: minimalistgamer on February 24, 2017, 06:00:05 AM
Fortunately, at the moment, I am not lusting for anything. I returned the Cherry MX Blue, purchased the Cherry MX Speed, and I couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: golden1 on February 24, 2017, 07:09:35 AM
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I actually think I am cured. I haven't been lusting for new things for quite some time now. They only thing I want is more free/days off.

Yeah, I am slowly getting there.  I do occasionally break down and buy things I don't need, but then realize I don't really need them and return them.  It sort of satisfies both the acquiring part of my brain and the mustachian part. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dicey on February 24, 2017, 07:34:18 AM
Winning the lottery so I can FIRE now. Difficult to do without a ticket.
We watch a lot of HGTV at our house. On My Lottery Dream Home (ugh), they featured a guy who won $1M in a second-chance drawing. Seems he may not have actually purchased the ticket originally. He was in the habit of collecting "losing" lottery tickets, i.e. trash, filling in his info and sending them off to second-chance-drawing-land. One of them hit big. Imagine, winning that much money on a ticket you didn't buy. Badass.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: justchristine on February 24, 2017, 07:50:31 AM
kitty scarf. scarf for kitties

https://catandmeow.com/products/scarfie-a-scarf-for-cats

Holy crap, I could make one for a fraction of that.  I so need to sell my knitting to pet enthusiasts.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 24, 2017, 08:05:03 AM
These beautiful gloves.  They'd go well with my sports car.  Driving gloves obviously.

Found here for 150 http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-hestra-tallberg-glove/O2111.html?dwvar_O2111_color=BRN&cgid=mens-hats-accessories-gloves-mittens#tile-10=&start=1&sz=24 (http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-hestra-tallberg-glove/O2111.html?dwvar_O2111_color=BRN&cgid=mens-hats-accessories-gloves-mittens#tile-10=&start=1&sz=24)

 (http://www.patagonia.com/dis/dw/image/v2/ABBM_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-patagonia-master/default/dwbb83dab7/images/hi-res/O2111_BRN.jpg?sw=750&sh=750&sm=fit&sfrm=png)
Beautiful

If used just for car driving, it could be a bifl item, and would be worth it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on February 24, 2017, 12:05:26 PM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: tomita on February 24, 2017, 12:31:34 PM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

to murder someone?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rogue on February 24, 2017, 12:57:04 PM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

Ha! That's what DW calls my gloves (not as nice as the pair pictured - got them as a gift).  The best way to freak her out is to attempt to caress her cheek while wearing them.

I do wear them while driving more often than not, I pretend I'm The Transporter while cruising around in my Prius...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on February 24, 2017, 01:58:57 PM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

to murder someone?

I can't say, but they aren't mine, and they don't fit me anyways
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MM_MG on February 24, 2017, 10:26:42 PM
Porsche 911 Turbo cab or MB SLS. 

Someday I'll buy my dream car, but not anytime soon. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 24, 2017, 10:56:00 PM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

to murder someone?

I can't say, but they aren't mine, and they don't fit me anyways
But seriously, I assume they are perfect for driving a large vehicle like a Ford Bronco.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: lost_in_the_endless_aisle on February 24, 2017, 10:58:58 PM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

to murder someone?

I can't say, but they aren't mine, and they don't fit me anyways
But seriously, I assume they are perfect for driving a large vehicle like a Ford Bronco.
They tend to shrink afterwards and won't fit your hands, but maybe this is a feature, not a bug?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: better late on February 25, 2017, 08:57:15 AM
As usual, I'm lusting after shoes. $349 for a pair of Paul Green Cayanne sandals in smoke.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 25, 2017, 01:00:10 PM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

to murder someone?

I can't say, but they aren't mine, and they don't fit me anyways
But seriously, I assume they are perfect for driving a large vehicle like a Ford Bronco.
They tend to shrink afterwards and won't fit your hands, but maybe this is a feature, not a bug?
If they don't fit, you must aquit using them, sadly.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: KidneyMD on February 25, 2017, 03:56:07 PM
Nachos at this awesome Mexican restaurant near me. Do food items count?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 25, 2017, 06:35:07 PM
Nachos at this awesome Mexican restaurant near me. Do food items count?
Are they stupidly good, or just stupidly priced?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: KidneyMD on February 26, 2017, 08:00:42 AM
Nachos at this awesome Mexican restaurant near me. Do food items count?
Are they stupidly good, or just stupidly priced?

Both. $14 but very filling and a different take on traditional nachos.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sloeginfizz on February 26, 2017, 08:31:50 PM
This pillow from Amber Interiors. It's gorgeous but $500 for a pillow? For my cat to shed all over? Who buys these things?

http://shoppe.amberinteriordesign.com/collections/vintage-indigo-batik/products/king
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rhoon on February 26, 2017, 09:04:46 PM
I have no idea why, but I have a craving for an iPad Air 2 or more likely an iPad Pro w/ 256GB SSD. No idea where this bug came from; but it needs to go away.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: felixbf on February 26, 2017, 11:32:24 PM
I have no idea why, but I have a craving for an iPad Air 2 or more likely an iPad Pro w/ 256GB SSD. No idea where this bug came from; but it needs to go away.

Tablets are kinda dying currently...just remember what ever it can do ,your phone can do too :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: DesireeD on February 27, 2017, 04:21:21 AM
An espresso machine. Stupid really, as we have a kurig that I'm tired of buying pods for. My family loves the kurig, I don't mind taking one minute to make espresso, which I like better, but my husband and teenager love the instantness of the kurig. When it breaks I'm getting the espresso machine!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sloeginfizz on February 27, 2017, 05:39:17 AM
I have no idea why, but I have a craving for an iPad Air 2 or more likely an iPad Pro w/ 256GB SSD. No idea where this bug came from; but it needs to go away.

Tablets are kinda dying currently...just remember what ever it can do ,your phone can do too :)

Except for show it to me on a screen bigger than my hand.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: force majeure on February 27, 2017, 09:11:49 AM
A $200 pair of jeans - selvedge or raw denim. Apparently, you dont wash them, just stick them in the freezer every few weeks. They develope a unique patina (and aroma). Its a hipster thing.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on February 27, 2017, 11:50:02 AM
I have no idea why, but I have a craving for an iPad Air 2 or more likely an iPad Pro w/ 256GB SSD. No idea where this bug came from; but it needs to go away.

Tablets are kinda dying currently...just remember what ever it can do ,your phone can do too :)

Except for show it to me on a screen bigger than my hand.

They are perfect for older people who need a larger font to read web pages without having to scroll after every word
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: SV19 on February 27, 2017, 12:45:13 PM
I want a work bag.

While I work in an office environment, there's no real purpose for me to have a work bag unless I filled it up with random things unrelated to work. But some of my associates carry them around and I get a touch of envy. Makes no sense.

To be honest I don't even know how much a decent quality one would cost.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on February 27, 2017, 06:26:59 PM
I want a work bag.

While I work in an office environment, there's no real purpose for me to have a work bag unless I filled it up with random things unrelated to work. But some of my associates carry them around and I get a touch of envy. Makes no sense.

To be honest I don't even know how much a decent quality one would cost.

I bring a book bag to work with my laptop, food, etc!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on February 27, 2017, 11:44:26 PM
I have a lot of immaterial wishes. I want the roads to be bare, not being like an skating park as they are now. Currently I have to drive the longer way to work to find salted roads.
I would also like a thick pack of snow for cross country skiing. Snow on the roads is not as bad as the froozen rain we have now.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mies on February 28, 2017, 04:34:12 AM
I've been lusting after a Harlan Kardon Aura speaker. My wife received an Amazon Tap speaker for Christmas and it's actually pretty handy. You can turn any phone into a stereo. The sound quality on the Tap is pretty lousy. The Aura is the same idea: a single speaker you can wirelessly connect your devices to but the sound quality is better. It's not as good as a real speaker set up, but much better than the Tap. It also looks pretty cool. The problem is the MSRP is like $400 and for some reason Amazon sells it for $480. Usually they charge less than the MSRP.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: horsepoor on February 28, 2017, 06:32:39 AM
I've been lusting after a Harlan Kardon Aura speaker. My wife received an Amazon Tap speaker for Christmas and it's actually pretty handy. You can turn any phone into a stereo. The sound quality on the Tap is pretty lousy. The Aura is the same idea: a single speaker you can wirelessly connect your devices to but the sound quality is better. It's not as good as a real speaker set up, but much better than the Tap. It also looks pretty cool. The problem is the MSRP is like $400 and for some reason Amazon sells it for $480. Usually they charge less than the MSRP.

I bought a $40 bluetooth speaker and the sound quality is pretty good.  I'm not an audiophile or anything, but it's pretty impressive.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Fishindude on February 28, 2017, 06:41:46 AM
I'm really wanting to purchase a backhoe. Many projects I could do around the farm with one and make things a whole lot easier.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RetirementManifesto on February 28, 2017, 06:45:25 AM
I really, really want a Drone.  Did MMM really have to use that as an example on his Tim Ferriss podcast about a purchase that doesn't relieve pain!?  Ugh, guess I'll wait...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: WranglerBowman on February 28, 2017, 07:36:09 AM
I'm really wanting to purchase a backhoe. Many projects I could do around the farm with one and make things a whole lot easier.

After looking at rental prices or hiring someone to clear about a quarter acre of land it was going to be $3500 to $7500!  I bought a 1989 CAT 436, that needed a little work.  I planned to sell it as soon as I was finished that project for a little profit...but it's such a useful powerful tool I can't get myself to get rid of it.  There's no way I could afford it (at least make sense to keep it) if I didn't do all of my own work on it tough.  Old equipment requires maintenance.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: WranglerBowman on February 28, 2017, 07:56:17 AM
Cummins announced last year that they would start selling an R2.8 liter diesel crate engine in the first quarter of 2017 that's specifically designed for repower of gas engines and has kits for different vehicle types.  I'd been planning a Dodge Dakota diesel conversion for 2 years before I heard this news and now that I've heard it I put the conversion on hold till I hear more from Cummins...I'm so anxious to hear more and am lusting for a small diesel engine designed for a small pickup truck.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Fishindude on February 28, 2017, 09:05:48 AM
After looking at rental prices or hiring someone to clear about a quarter acre of land it was going to be $3500 to $7500!  I bought a 1989 CAT 436, that needed a little work.  I planned to sell it as soon as I was finished that project for a little profit...but it's such a useful powerful tool I can't get myself to get rid of it.  There's no way I could afford it (at least make sense to keep it) if I didn't do all of my own work on it tough.  Old equipment requires maintenance.

Yea, I've got quite a few projects I could get done.  I can rent a machine for around $3,000 per month and might be able to get a lot of my projects done in a  couple months, however I'm thinking of buying a +/- $20,000 machine, using it for a couple years, then selling if I'm all done with it.  As long as I don't have a big breakdown, cost won't be much different and I will have a lot longer to use it.

Clam shell loader bucket would be real handy for grabbing logs, etc.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: iris lily on February 28, 2017, 09:17:52 AM
A golf cart. Thats the stupid thng I am lusting over. Spring always does that to me, and it used to be that I lusted after a convertible automobile, but now it is a senior citizen golf cart. Haha They are popular here in my city.

I keep telling myself that my dog would love it! 

So, I plan to rent one for a few days, a couple of times. Then, if it isnt too much  hassle to store, I may buy one. But perhaps renting one will scratch that itch and I will not move on to buy one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on February 28, 2017, 09:20:01 AM
Coilovers. It's gonna happen one day if someone doesn't stop me.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/AnwAAOSwKfVXKp68/s-l500.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: pbkmaine on February 28, 2017, 09:23:00 AM
A golf cart. Thats the stupid thng I am lusting over. Spring always does that to me, and it used to be that I lusted after a convertible automobile, but now it is a senior citizen gold cart. Haha They are popular here in my city.

I keep telling myself that my dog would love it! 

So, I plan to rent one for a few days, a couple of times. Then, if it isnt too mich hassle to store, I may buy one. But perhaps renting one will scratch that itch and I will not move on to buy one.

My husband is lusting after one of these:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170228/459acbe3f94b201075bf0df82927c9c9.jpg)
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Post by: Freckles on February 28, 2017, 12:17:47 PM
That's both the most ridiculous thing and the most adorable thing I've seen in a long time!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ptobeast on February 28, 2017, 02:10:40 PM
I am very much lusting after this amazing jacket right now: https://www.unifclothing.com/products/pastel-moto

However, at $178, I just can't. I rarely spend even a 4th of that one a single item of clothing. And I already have jackets. It's just so beautiful!

Lucky for me fashion is a constantly moving target, so I'll check Poshmark in 6 months for remorseful purchasers & try to find it. Or, more likely, within a week I'll have lost the urge to get it entirely.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on February 28, 2017, 02:27:35 PM
After looking at rental prices or hiring someone to clear about a quarter acre of land it was going to be $3500 to $7500!  I bought a 1989 CAT 436, that needed a little work.  I planned to sell it as soon as I was finished that project for a little profit...but it's such a useful powerful tool I can't get myself to get rid of it.  There's no way I could afford it (at least make sense to keep it) if I didn't do all of my own work on it tough.  Old equipment requires maintenance.

Yea, I've got quite a few projects I could get done.  I can rent a machine for around $3,000 per month and might be able to get a lot of my projects done in a  couple months, however I'm thinking of buying a +/- $20,000 machine, using it for a couple years, then selling if I'm all done with it.  As long as I don't have a big breakdown, cost won't be much different and I will have a lot longer to use it.

Clam shell loader bucket would be real handy for grabbing logs, etc.

Seems like you could buy the machine and have a side business of renting it out (or hiring yourself out as the operator).  Would have to consider liability, but I imagine the depreciation on those things is low,
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mies on February 28, 2017, 03:21:32 PM
I've been lusting after a Harman Kardon Aura speaker. My wife received an Amazon Tap speaker for Christmas and it's actually pretty handy. You can turn any phone into a stereo. The sound quality on the Tap is pretty lousy. The Aura is the same idea: a single speaker you can wirelessly connect your devices to but the sound quality is better. It's not as good as a real speaker set up, but much better than the Tap. It also looks pretty cool. The problem is the MSRP is like $400 and for some reason Amazon sells it for $480. Usually they charge less than the MSRP.

I bought a $40 bluetooth speaker and the sound quality is pretty good.  I'm not an audiophile or anything, but it's pretty impressive.

The Tap isn't the worst speaker I've ever heard, but the bass is pretty weak and it starts to sound muddy at loud volumes. I don't consider myself an audiophile, but I just replaced some crappy old headphones with some nice new ones. Listening to music with the newer higher quality headphones is significantly better. I have albums I've listened to dozens of times, and I'm hearing things I couldn't hear before because the old headphones were so bad. It was like going from an old eye glass prescription you think is fine and then getting a new one and realizing how bad your vision actually was.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: scottish on February 28, 2017, 05:01:03 PM
I'm now looking at a bike.    What's stupid about that you ask?   Well I was grumbling that I don't bike to work anymore because we don't have showers.

Then I thought, maybe I could get a scooter as a compromise.

Then I thought, well if I'm going to get a scooter, I may as well get a motorcycle.  70 mpg.  0 to 60 in just under 5 seconds.

If I get one of these then at least I won't want a sports car...

(http://www.honda.co.uk/content/dam/central/motorcycles/adventure/cb500x/cb500x2016/honda-bikes-2016-adventure-cb500x-004-16x9.jpg/_jcr_content/renditions/c4.jpg)

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rural on March 01, 2017, 03:58:43 AM
After looking at rental prices or hiring someone to clear about a quarter acre of land it was going to be $3500 to $7500!  I bought a 1989 CAT 436, that needed a little work.  I planned to sell it as soon as I was finished that project for a little profit...but it's such a useful powerful tool I can't get myself to get rid of it.  There's no way I could afford it (at least make sense to keep it) if I didn't do all of my own work on it tough.  Old equipment requires maintenance.

Yea, I've got quite a few projects I could get done.  I can rent a machine for around $3,000 per month and might be able to get a lot of my projects done in a  couple months, however I'm thinking of buying a +/- $20,000 machine, using it for a couple years, then selling if I'm all done with it.  As long as I don't have a big breakdown, cost won't be much different and I will have a lot longer to use it.

Clam shell loader bucket would be real handy for grabbing logs, etc.

Seems like you could buy the machine and have a side business of renting it out (or hiring yourself out as the operator).  Would have to consider liability, but I imagine the depreciation on those things is low,


If you're willing to go older (and you'd need to work on your own now and then), I've got a '69 JD 410 for sale. Runs and works, drinks some hydraulic fluid, but nothing extreme. Definitely available for less than renting one for two months.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on March 01, 2017, 08:27:03 AM
After looking at rental prices or hiring someone to clear about a quarter acre of land it was going to be $3500 to $7500!  I bought a 1989 CAT 436, that needed a little work.  I planned to sell it as soon as I was finished that project for a little profit...but it's such a useful powerful tool I can't get myself to get rid of it.  There's no way I could afford it (at least make sense to keep it) if I didn't do all of my own work on it tough.  Old equipment requires maintenance.

Yea, I've got quite a few projects I could get done.  I can rent a machine for around $3,000 per month and might be able to get a lot of my projects done in a  couple months, however I'm thinking of buying a +/- $20,000 machine, using it for a couple years, then selling if I'm all done with it.  As long as I don't have a big breakdown, cost won't be much different and I will have a lot longer to use it.

Clam shell loader bucket would be real handy for grabbing logs, etc.

Seems like you could buy the machine and have a side business of renting it out (or hiring yourself out as the operator).  Would have to consider liability, but I imagine the depreciation on those things is low,


If you're willing to go older (and you'd need to work on your own now and then), I've got a '69 JD 410 for sale. Runs and works, drinks some hydraulic fluid, but nothing extreme. Definitely available for less than renting one for two months.

Ooof, I want a backhoe too, like from the time I could speak, maybe even before that.  When I was a kid, my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, and I said that I wanted to be either a fighter pilot or a backhoe driver.  We always had to drive by the construction sites slowly so I could watch the big machines work.  Somehow I ended up as an engineer, WTF. 

I've ALMOST justified buying one by thinking I could make a business out of grading other people's property, but it just isn't going to happen, I don't have the spare time to convert into enough money to see a return on the investment.  And the investment is pretty sizable once you factor in getting a vehicle big enough to move it from place to place. 

But I would like to have one to clear and grade some land at my place. 

Did I mention that I've never driven a backhoe before?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: iris lily on March 01, 2017, 09:22:29 AM
That's both the most ridiculous thing and the most adorable thing I've seen in a long time!
yasssss!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: iris lily on March 01, 2017, 09:24:55 AM
I really, really want a Drone.  Did MMM really have to use that as an example on his Tim Ferriss podcast about a purchase that doesn't relieve pain!?  Ugh, guess I'll wait...


I want a drone, too. But I really want DH to want a drone. He doesnt, so it wwill not  happen here. I have little patience with electronics and know I would just crash it.He would learn to fly it properly, if he wanted ine. whch he does not. :(
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on March 01, 2017, 09:41:29 AM
I'm now looking at a bike.    What's stupid about that you ask?   Well I was grumbling that I don't bike to work anymore because we don't have showers.

Then I thought, maybe I could get a scooter as a compromise.

Then I thought, well if I'm going to get a scooter, I may as well get a motorcycle.  70 mpg.  0 to 60 in just under 5 seconds.

If I get one of these then at least I won't want a sports car...

(http://www.honda.co.uk/content/dam/central/motorcycles/adventure/cb500x/cb500x2016/honda-bikes-2016-adventure-cb500x-004-16x9.jpg/_jcr_content/renditions/c4.jpg)


the new line of cb bikes are great ! my buddy has a cb500f, super fun to wring out! Not sure how the 900 is but if you are looking at more of an adv / dual sport type of bike (from Honda) I would look at the new Africa twin
https://powersports.honda.com/africatwin.aspx

(http://www.hondaprokevin.com/pictures/africa-twin-crf1000l/2016-2017-honda-motorcycles-bikes-africa-twin-crf-.jpg)

Pricey but man is a great ride ! I rode one for an extended test drive with Honda over the weekend last summer. Amazing what that bike can do in the right hands (not me lol). They had a couple guys that rode in the Dakar rally - holy crap were they fast on those bikes ! 

also you can't go wrong with the klr - new ones look nice but nothing wrong with an old Kawasaki klr 650
Literally one of the best all around type bikes out there. Super cheap to maintain, insure, initial purchase price, etc. What's not mustachian about the klr  I ask ? haha...

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on March 01, 2017, 09:47:37 AM
What's not mustachian about the klr  I ask ? haha...

The "muscle over motor" part? haha. Pretty sure MMM would say to get an electric bike or road bike racer instead.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on March 01, 2017, 10:11:37 AM
What's not mustachian about the klr  I ask ? haha...

The "muscle over motor" part? haha. Pretty sure MMM would say to get an electric bike or road bike racer instead.


Thus the "haha" sarcasm was lost apparently.

It's not completely green either but if you want a motorcycle it's hard to beat the klr for cost effective reliable fun !

Millions of crazy people here @ advrider.com can't be wrong
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 01, 2017, 10:51:42 AM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

to murder someone?

I can't say, but they aren't mine, and they don't fit me anyways
But seriously, I assume they are perfect for driving a large vehicle like a Ford Bronco.
They tend to shrink afterwards and won't fit your hands, but maybe this is a feature, not a bug?
I believe that means they need to be conditioned / oiled - which should be done annually to fine leather.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on March 01, 2017, 11:28:09 AM
Ice cream. Luckily I bought some this afternoon, in a weak moment.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on March 01, 2017, 11:28:23 AM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

to murder someone?

I can't say, but they aren't mine, and they don't fit me anyways
But seriously, I assume they are perfect for driving a large vehicle like a Ford Bronco.
They tend to shrink afterwards and won't fit your hands, but maybe this is a feature, not a bug?
I believe that means they need to be conditioned / oiled - which should be done annually to fine leather.

It puts the lotion on the gloves
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mies on March 01, 2017, 12:07:46 PM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

to murder someone?

I can't say, but they aren't mine, and they don't fit me anyways
But seriously, I assume they are perfect for driving a large vehicle like a Ford Bronco.
They tend to shrink afterwards and won't fit your hands, but maybe this is a feature, not a bug?
I believe that means they need to be conditioned / oiled - which should be done annually to fine leather.

It puts the lotion on the gloves

It does it when it's asked.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: iris lily on March 02, 2017, 06:54:25 AM
I have a pair.  Call them my murder gloves.  Only used twice.

to murder someone?

I can't say, but they aren't mine, and they don't fit me anyways
But seriously, I assume they are perfect for driving a large vehicle like a Ford Bronco.
They tend to shrink afterwards and won't fit your hands, but maybe this is a feature, not a bug?
I believe that means they need to be conditioned / oiled - which should be done annually to fine leather.

It puts the lotion on the gloves

Well, this turned creepy.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Fishindude on March 02, 2017, 07:13:42 AM
Ooof, I want a backhoe too, like from the time I could speak, maybe even before that.  When I was a kid, my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, and I said that I wanted to be either a fighter pilot or a backhoe driver.  We always had to drive by the construction sites slowly so I could watch the big machines work.  Somehow I ended up as an engineer, WTF. 

I've ALMOST justified buying one by thinking I could make a business out of grading other people's property, but it just isn't going to happen, I don't have the spare time to convert into enough money to see a return on the investment.  And the investment is pretty sizable once you factor in getting a vehicle big enough to move it from place to place. 

But I would like to have one to clear and grade some land at my place. 

Did I mention that I've never driven a backhoe before?

I've pretty much accepted the fact that it would be nothing more than a high priced toy.  I'm retired, last thing I would want to do is turn it into a business, plus that would require expensive insurance and I'd need a dump truck, CDL license, an implement trailer to move it job to job, and buildings to keep everything in.





Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on March 02, 2017, 10:19:47 AM
Ooof, I want a backhoe too, like from the time I could speak, maybe even before that.  When I was a kid, my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, and I said that I wanted to be either a fighter pilot or a backhoe driver.  We always had to drive by the construction sites slowly so I could watch the big machines work.  Somehow I ended up as an engineer, WTF. 

I've ALMOST justified buying one by thinking I could make a business out of grading other people's property, but it just isn't going to happen, I don't have the spare time to convert into enough money to see a return on the investment.  And the investment is pretty sizable once you factor in getting a vehicle big enough to move it from place to place. 

But I would like to have one to clear and grade some land at my place. 

Did I mention that I've never driven a backhoe before?

I've pretty much accepted the fact that it would be nothing more than a high priced toy.  I'm retired, last thing I would want to do is turn it into a business, plus that would require expensive insurance and I'd need a dump truck, CDL license, an implement trailer to move it job to job, and buildings to keep everything in.

True.  Like I said, pulling it from place to place would be a pain in the butt.  A Bobcat/skidsteer, on the other hand, is 5-7000 lbs, so I could probably use an early 90s F250 (available for ~$3000) to pull it around town.  But a bobcat is pretty limited, and I'm still up against the time limitation. 

And c'mon.  Its not a backhoe. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dragoncar on March 02, 2017, 12:44:33 PM
Ooof, I want a backhoe too, like from the time I could speak, maybe even before that.  When I was a kid, my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, and I said that I wanted to be either a fighter pilot or a backhoe driver.  We always had to drive by the construction sites slowly so I could watch the big machines work.  Somehow I ended up as an engineer, WTF. 

I've ALMOST justified buying one by thinking I could make a business out of grading other people's property, but it just isn't going to happen, I don't have the spare time to convert into enough money to see a return on the investment.  And the investment is pretty sizable once you factor in getting a vehicle big enough to move it from place to place. 

But I would like to have one to clear and grade some land at my place. 

Did I mention that I've never driven a backhoe before?

I've pretty much accepted the fact that it would be nothing more than a high priced toy.  I'm retired, last thing I would want to do is turn it into a business, plus that would require expensive insurance and I'd need a dump truck, CDL license, an implement trailer to move it job to job, and buildings to keep everything in.

True.  Like I said, pulling it from place to place would be a pain in the butt.  A Bobcat/skidsteer, on the other hand, is 5-7000 lbs, so I could probably use an early 90s F250 (available for ~$3000) to pull it around town.  But a bobcat is pretty limited, and I'm still up against the time limitation. 

And c'mon.  Its not a backhoe.

Can't you just rent the hauling vehicle when you have a job?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on March 03, 2017, 05:46:42 AM
Ooof, I want a backhoe too, like from the time I could speak, maybe even before that.  When I was a kid, my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, and I said that I wanted to be either a fighter pilot or a backhoe driver.  We always had to drive by the construction sites slowly so I could watch the big machines work.  Somehow I ended up as an engineer, WTF. 

I've ALMOST justified buying one by thinking I could make a business out of grading other people's property, but it just isn't going to happen, I don't have the spare time to convert into enough money to see a return on the investment.  And the investment is pretty sizable once you factor in getting a vehicle big enough to move it from place to place. 

But I would like to have one to clear and grade some land at my place. 

Did I mention that I've never driven a backhoe before?

I've pretty much accepted the fact that it would be nothing more than a high priced toy.  I'm retired, last thing I would want to do is turn it into a business, plus that would require expensive insurance and I'd need a dump truck, CDL license, an implement trailer to move it job to job, and buildings to keep everything in.

True.  Like I said, pulling it from place to place would be a pain in the butt.  A Bobcat/skidsteer, on the other hand, is 5-7000 lbs, so I could probably use an early 90s F250 (available for ~$3000) to pull it around town.  But a bobcat is pretty limited, and I'm still up against the time limitation. 

And c'mon.  Its not a backhoe.

Can't you just rent the hauling vehicle when you have a job?

The numbers just don't work.  Commercial rentals to pull a backhoe cost a LOT of money. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Taran Wanderer on March 07, 2017, 11:28:10 PM
Ooof, I want a backhoe too, like from the time I could speak, maybe even before that.  When I was a kid, my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, and I said that I wanted to be either a fighter pilot or a backhoe driver.  We always had to drive by the construction sites slowly so I could watch the big machines work.  Somehow I ended up as an engineer, WTF. 

I've ALMOST justified buying one by thinking I could make a business out of grading other people's property, but it just isn't going to happen, I don't have the spare time to convert into enough money to see a return on the investment.  And the investment is pretty sizable once you factor in getting a vehicle big enough to move it from place to place. 

But I would like to have one to clear and grade some land at my place. 

Did I mention that I've never driven a backhoe before?

I've pretty much accepted the fact that it would be nothing more than a high priced toy.  I'm retired, last thing I would want to do is turn it into a business, plus that would require expensive insurance and I'd need a dump truck, CDL license, an implement trailer to move it job to job, and buildings to keep everything in.

True.  Like I said, pulling it from place to place would be a pain in the butt.  A Bobcat/skidsteer, on the other hand, is 5-7000 lbs, so I could probably use an early 90s F250 (available for ~$3000) to pull it around town.  But a bobcat is pretty limited, and I'm still up against the time limitation. 

And c'mon.  Its not a backhoe.

Can't you just rent the hauling vehicle when you have a job?

The numbers just don't work.  Commercial rentals to pull a backhoe cost a LOT of money.

I rented a small excavator a couple of years ago.  It's not hard to figure out how to use it.  It's just super slow.  It took me a bit to figure out how to make two motions at the same time.  Then my neighbor jumped on - he used to run BIG excavators - and he made me look like a damn fool.  It was a beautiful sight to see him reaching and grabbing and turning the thing all at once.  It would be fun to own one and play with it enough to actually get good at it.

But I digress, what I really want is an outbuilding aka "shop" to store my toys and build stuff in.  3,000 sf would be about right, but space and budget constraints will limit me to about 1,500 sf... if I can bring myself to shell out the dough for it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Scortius on March 08, 2017, 09:38:31 AM
Oh man, the new Zelda game is out and the reviews are insanely good... and I looooooove Zelda.  Unfortunately, a Nintendo Switch is running at $300, before you buy the game.  Old me would have bought it right up!  New me knows I don't really have the time to enjoy it right now as it is, and the game will still be around years from now for much less money.  Meanwhile I have plenty of other things to take up my free time!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Connemara on March 08, 2017, 09:44:32 AM
The new Prius Prime. So many improvements over the previous generation Prius! Fun to think about, but I'll drive my 2012 for many more years.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on March 08, 2017, 11:41:47 AM
The new Prius Prime. So many improvements over the previous generation Prius! Fun to think about, but I'll drive my 2012 for many more years.

You're lusting after a PRIUS
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: startingsmall on March 08, 2017, 12:10:12 PM
My husband is lusting after a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Big time. He's obsessed.

My dad owns a Jeep dealership and talk to him about how next year's model is supposed to be more fuel-efficient.... I'm dangerously close to caving. The husband has no interest in FIRE but has been very tolerant of our 50% savings rate the last few years, so I may let him have a bit of a reward.

Ridiculous, I know, but whatever.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RedmondStash on March 08, 2017, 12:35:10 PM
A Tesla car. Pretty much any one of them.

My 1997 Toyota Corolla is a sturdy workhorse and takes good care of me, as I take good care of it. But, oh. A Tesla. Maybe someday, but not someday soon.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on March 08, 2017, 12:38:01 PM
A Tesla car. Pretty much any one of them.

My 1997 Toyota Corolla is a sturdy workhorse and takes good care of me, as I take good care of it. But, oh. A Tesla. Maybe someday, but not someday soon.

Same here. I've had an obsession for Teslas for years now. I think if I rented one (through Turo or similar) for a day or two I would be satisfied. No one else here understands--it's all about engine sound and American muscle. You understand that the Tesla has double the HP of your v8 mustang!?!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on March 08, 2017, 12:42:39 PM
Currently lusting after home reno- replacing the carpets, refinishing cabinets, replacing bathroom flooring (redoing the whole master bath, actually...), and ripping out the front yard and redoing all the landscaping up there. These will all happen *eventually*, and nice slow DIY style, but the immediate want doesn't care about long term plans.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: felixbf on March 08, 2017, 11:15:53 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Eonon-GA6153F-Volkswagen-Multimedia-Bluetooth/dp/B01M9ALP2F/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489040134&sr=8-1&keywords=Eonon+GA6153F+Android+5.1+Car+DVD+for+Volkswagen+Skoda%2FSeat+Lollipop+In+Dash+GPS+Radio+Stereo+8+Inch+Multimedia+Screen+Bluetooth+4.0+Head+Unit
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Tabaxus on March 09, 2017, 06:23:42 AM
A car.  Really, it doesn't matter what kind of car perse, though it needs to be (a) 2014 or newer; (b) a large mid-size or full-size (I am 6'3" spouse is 6'2", if I'm going to buy a car, it's not going to be a small one where we can't sit up straight in the front seats/no leg room); and (c) have a back-up camera.

I haven't had a car for 10 years.  It's probably cheaper for me to use a combination of uber and weekend car rentals, because I never drive during the week (I walk to and from work (~2 miles) or take cabs home when I've worked long enough hours).  Didn't have one because I lived in places without included parking, so it was going to cost me $250/month to park it (outside!) on top of all the other costs.  But now that I have parking at home, I just want the convenience of not having to think about whether it makes sense to rent a car on weekend X, to find out that I'm slower on weekend X than I expected and therefore can run errands/go visit family (I often don't rent a car for a weekend because I think I wont have enough time to use it, and then I end up having the time, but not the car, because once the work week is over, picking up a rental is a serious pain and more expensive).  So, I have $20k in cash sitting around to buy a car, and if I ever have time to actually research what car I want to buy, I'll probably buy it.

Now, I REALLY "want" a Tesla, but that's just not going to happen, so I wouldn't say I'm lusting after it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on March 09, 2017, 06:48:35 AM
A car.  Really, it doesn't matter what kind of car perse, though it needs to be (a) 2014 or newer; [...]

Why does it need to be a 2014 or newer?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Tabaxus on March 09, 2017, 06:58:24 AM
A car.  Really, it doesn't matter what kind of car perse, though it needs to be (a) 2014 or newer; [...]

Why does it need to be a 2014 or newer?

I put a really high premium on the fact that a newer car puts me further away from needing repairs and the like, because my time is really limited--2014/2015 seems like you hit a spot where you've gotten the up-front depreciation out of the system.  I'm honestly tempted to buy new and be done with it, but I can't jstify being the person that takes the day-one depreciation on the chin.  2014 isn't a hard line or anything, it's just where I'm kind of focused on.

Part of this is also my ignorance.  I am 32, and have had two cars my entire life:  my first car when I was 15/16-18 was a 1984 Oldsmobile that I inherited and drove until it died.  My second car was a 2000 Camry, which I drove for 5 years and sold.  I haven't had a car since then (I guess it's closer to 9 years than 10).  So I'm also just a total moron on car buying.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on March 09, 2017, 07:22:36 AM
A car.  Really, it doesn't matter what kind of car perse, though it needs to be (a) 2014 or newer; [...]

Why does it need to be a 2014 or newer?

I put a really high premium on the fact that a newer car puts me further away from needing repairs and the like, because my time is really limited--2014/2015 seems like you hit a spot where you've gotten the up-front depreciation out of the system.  I'm honestly tempted to buy new and be done with it, but I can't jstify being the person that takes the day-one depreciation on the chin.  2014 isn't a hard line or anything, it's just where I'm kind of focused on.

Part of this is also my ignorance.  I am 32, and have had two cars my entire life:  my first car when I was 15/16-18 was a 1984 Oldsmobile that I inherited and drove until it died.  My second car was a 2000 Camry, which I drove for 5 years and sold.  I haven't had a car since then (I guess it's closer to 9 years than 10).  So I'm also just a total moron on car buying.

Fair enough. Three years old is a bit of a sweet spot for still like new but has taken most of the depreciation hit. Some cars might even have some warranty left.

Just keep in mind that which vehicle make/model you choose will make a bigger difference for reliability than age. I like to use truedelta for reliability data, so here's an example: Honda Civic vs Chevy Cruze (http://www.truedelta.com/Honda-Civic-vs-Chevrolet-Cruze-reliability-comparison,109-1008). 2012 Honda Civic has 28% as many repairs as the average car from that year while the 2011-2013 Chevy Cruze has 177%! Similar story with the 2014 models (53% vs 131%).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Tabaxus on March 09, 2017, 08:21:18 AM
Absolutely.  I'm really only looking at Toyotas, Hondas, and Hyundais.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: aaahhrealmarcus on March 09, 2017, 09:22:44 AM
A Nintendo Switch! :D ...and Zelda, of course
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on March 09, 2017, 09:38:42 AM
A Tesla car. Pretty much any one of them.

My 1997 Toyota Corolla is a sturdy workhorse and takes good care of me, as I take good care of it. But, oh. A Tesla. Maybe someday, but not someday soon.

Same here. I've had an obsession for Teslas for years now. I think if I rented one (through Turo or similar) for a day or two I would be satisfied. No one else here understands--it's all about engine sound and American muscle. You understand that the Tesla has double the HP of your v8 mustang!?!

My buddy's Cobra would disagree. :P

Tesla's are quite impressive, though.  Still way too much money, though - hopefully the prices will continue to drop as the technology matures.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Catbert on March 09, 2017, 09:43:06 AM
I'm happy to report that I don't know what 2/3 of the things mentioned even are.  I'm lusting over more international travel while DH hates flying.

DH OTOH is lusting over classic cars.  He bid on and lost out on a 1962 Datsun 1500 (or something like that) last year.  This year he was out bid on a '69 Mach I.  Now he's lusting after  red '55 T-bird in the neighborhood.  Unfortunately (for me) I think the neighbor may want to sell it.  Hmmm...all 3 of these cars were red.  Do you think a red Prius would scratch his itch? 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on March 09, 2017, 09:54:12 AM
DH OTOH is lusting over classic cars.
Don't tell him about Bring a Trailer (http://bringatrailer.com/).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: thedigitalone on March 09, 2017, 10:46:20 AM

My buddy's Cobra would disagree. :P

Tesla's are quite impressive, though.  Still way too much money, though - hopefully the prices will continue to drop as the technology matures.

I dunno, nicely outfitted P85's are showing up on the secondary market around here for the low $40's and with 60k miles on them, they are getting very tempting.

Would make our Leaf look like a toy though!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 09, 2017, 11:40:26 AM
A Tesla car. Pretty much any one of them.

My 1997 Toyota Corolla is a sturdy workhorse and takes good care of me, as I take good care of it. But, oh. A Tesla. Maybe someday, but not someday soon.

Same here. I've had an obsession for Teslas for years now. I think if I rented one (through Turo or similar) for a day or two I would be satisfied. No one else here understands--it's all about engine sound and American muscle. You understand that the Tesla has double the HP of your v8 mustang!?!
My buddy's Cobra would disagree. :P

Tesla's are quite impressive, though.  Still way too much money, though - hopefully the prices will continue to drop as the technology matures.
I'll disagree with your buddy.  Telsas (all elec motors) can make FULL torque from 1 RPM on up.
ICE (internal combustion engines) simple can't come anywhere even close.
Tesla is (reported to be) coming out with a $30K version.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: chesebert on March 09, 2017, 11:49:25 AM
No one said Ryzen? I haven't been this excited about a CPU launch since Athlon days. I absolutely do not need another new computer but I still want one!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on March 09, 2017, 12:34:08 PM
A Tesla car. Pretty much any one of them.

My 1997 Toyota Corolla is a sturdy workhorse and takes good care of me, as I take good care of it. But, oh. A Tesla. Maybe someday, but not someday soon.

Same here. I've had an obsession for Teslas for years now. I think if I rented one (through Turo or similar) for a day or two I would be satisfied. No one else here understands--it's all about engine sound and American muscle. You understand that the Tesla has double the HP of your v8 mustang!?!
My buddy's Cobra would disagree. :P

Tesla's are quite impressive, though.  Still way too much money, though - hopefully the prices will continue to drop as the technology matures.
I'll disagree with your buddy.  Telsas (all elec motors) can make FULL torque from 1 RPM on up.
ICE (internal combustion engines) simple can't come anywhere even close.
Tesla is (reported to be) coming out with a $30K version.

The post I quoted claimed "double the HP".  Disagree all you want, but a Cobra with a Kenne Bell on it will wipe the floor with all but the top-dog EVs.

Torque at 1rpm is not the topic of discussion (they make full torque from 0rpm, incidentally).  The $30k Tesla is not going to be fast.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Ox05 on March 12, 2017, 02:03:24 PM
I record music, which is an endless black hole of lust over vintage gear. I try to keep myself in check, though I did recently splurge on this Warm Audio pre-amp (http://www.reasonguide.com/warm-audio-tone-beast-review/). I'm fighting really hard right now to avoid getting Warm Audio's new compressor or EQ (about $500 each). I'll probably fail. I try to make it up to myself by saying it's tax deductible, and that at some point I can charge for recording time. But mostly I'm a gear slut.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: jjandjab on March 12, 2017, 03:36:20 PM
This. I have never been a big corvette fan, but I really like this body style. A convertable or a coupe... Hmmm. But not going to happen anytime soon.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BGordon on March 28, 2017, 11:11:49 PM
Ferrari 458, but I'd settle for a Ferrari California.  Unfortunately, I doubt I'll ever see either of them.  Can't convince my wife and it really doesn't make any sense.  Nevertheless, I'll keep dreaming about having one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: cobbb11 on March 29, 2017, 07:51:19 AM
Colt Python, 6 inch stainless steel with wood grips. Just like Rick Grimes'.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on March 29, 2017, 07:56:46 AM
Right now it's freedom, which doesn't sound all that stupid.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on March 29, 2017, 10:06:50 AM
A job where I don't have to work for people I dislike or people who lie but that's probably impossible, and I work in an area where I can rent a 3 bed 2 bath house for $450 a month, so I really shouldn't be complaining.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on March 29, 2017, 10:42:51 AM
Just to help you feel a bit better, I'm renting a 3 bedroom 1 bath house for $1500 a month and it's a screaming good deal. Only because my friend owns it. It should be priced at $2000 a month, if not more. Even though it's tiny and old. We're here for the good schools.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. on March 29, 2017, 10:52:32 AM
A job where I don't have to work for people I dislike or people who lie but that's probably impossible, and I work in an area where I can rent a 3 bed 2 bath house for $450 a month, so I really shouldn't be complaining.

Wow that's cheap ! Looking on Zillow confirms how cheap it is there. My fiancé has family in durham (spelling correct? - too lazy to google). Compared to Colorado it is insane how cheap housing costs are there (or most of the south for that matter). Possibly a FIRE relocation to NC or SC is in order...

Also what I'm currently lusting after (it's new, has hit no where near it's bottom depreciation level yet). So dumb to buy one right now but man I sure would love one !
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8f/8b/80/8f8b806e7e6e5cd0a5972bd384a3e973.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Saskatchewstachian on March 29, 2017, 12:07:04 PM
At the moment, a nice dual bevel sliding mitre saw. I have a bunch of landscaping work to do this summer which includes building raised garden planters, finishing a fence & gates. some deck additions, etc. I do realize I could rent one for a few days each time and it would most likely be cheaper than buying one for $250-$500 but the convenience of having my own is the allure. I have a garage and the space to store it so that's not a problem but i'm just having a hard to justifying the cost when I am very much a beginner DIY'er.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on March 29, 2017, 01:50:16 PM
A job where I don't have to work for people I dislike or people who lie but that's probably impossible, and I work in an area where I can rent a 3 bed 2 bath house for $450 a month, so I really shouldn't be complaining.

Damn.  I pay $900/mo to share a 2br apartment.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: CmFtns on March 29, 2017, 03:18:17 PM
At the moment, a nice dual bevel sliding mitre saw. I have a bunch of landscaping work to do this summer which includes building raised garden planters, finishing a fence & gates. some deck additions, etc. I do realize I could rent one for a few days each time and it would most likely be cheaper than buying one for $250-$500 but the convenience of having my own is the allure. I have a garage and the space to store it so that's not a problem but i'm just having a hard to justifying the cost when I am very much a beginner DIY'er.

why don't you get a single bevel non-sliding saw?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Saskatchewstachian on March 29, 2017, 03:22:52 PM
At the moment, a nice dual bevel sliding mitre saw. I have a bunch of landscaping work to do this summer which includes building raised garden planters, finishing a fence & gates. some deck additions, etc. I do realize I could rent one for a few days each time and it would most likely be cheaper than buying one for $250-$500 but the convenience of having my own is the allure. I have a garage and the space to store it so that's not a problem but i'm just having a hard to justifying the cost when I am very much a beginner DIY'er.

why don't you get a single bevel non-sliding saw?

Definitely an option. Since it was the "lusting after" thread and not the "What am I most likely to buy" thread I mentioned the better saw as it really is the one I would like. However I know it's most likely not the one I need.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ketchup on March 29, 2017, 03:47:05 PM
No one said Ryzen? I haven't been this excited about a CPU launch since Athlon days. I absolutely do not need another new computer but I still want one!
They do look pretty great, but they still don't top an i7 7700K if what you're running doesn't thread well with the extra cores.  I just built my GF a new Photoshop machine with a 7700K, pulling the trigger after Ryzen v. Kaby Lake for Photoshop benchmarks came out.

Still, competition is welcome.  AMD hasn't been ahead in any real capacity since the pre-Conroe glory days, and Intel has been lazier the past few years as a result.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Hoglet121 on March 30, 2017, 04:06:55 PM
A $250 kettle that heats the water to exactly the temperature I want. (I drink a lot of green tea.) At the moment I put a little bit of cold water in first. It works just fine. But I want that kettle soooooo much.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on March 31, 2017, 07:47:49 AM
A job where I don't have to work for people I dislike or people who lie but that's probably impossible, and I work in an area where I can rent a 3 bed 2 bath house for $450 a month, so I really shouldn't be complaining.

Wow that's cheap ! Looking on Zillow confirms how cheap it is there. My fiancé has family in durham (spelling correct? - too lazy to google). Compared to Colorado it is insane how cheap housing costs are there (or most of the south for that matter). Possibly a FIRE relocation to NC or SC is in order...

Also what I'm currently lusting after (it's new, has hit no where near it's bottom depreciation level yet). So dumb to buy one right now but man I sure would love one !
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8f/8b/80/8f8b806e7e6e5cd0a5972bd384a3e973.jpg)

Ooh, I do like the new ND miata too.  That RF model...

As for Zillow, you've got to be careful when checking out Durham on the internet.  Its got a lot of random really bad parts spread throughout the city.  Unlike a lot of college towns, the Duke students tend to live in walled fortress-like $2000/month apartment buildings instead of renting houses and bringing up the local rental market.  I'm also not certain that appreciation will really happen downtown, other than small pockets around the American Tobacco campus and the Bull's Stadium.  That housing market totally befuddles me, properties are either way overvalued or $45,000 and falling down. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: teamzissou00 on March 31, 2017, 09:16:42 AM
I have four sonos play 1 speakers, and I'm lusting after the playbase and subwoofer.  We have a $150 Vizio SoundBar 5.1 system from Costco - and it does the job nicely in our small living room.  I have no reason to buy them ($1500 for the pair), but boy do I want them!! 

[img]https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2017/03/Sonos_PLAYBASE_HomeTheater_White.jpg[ /img]


side question - why isn't the image showing?  Am I doing it wrong?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on March 31, 2017, 10:15:44 AM
I have four sonos play 1 speakers, and I'm lusting after the playbase and subwoofer.  We have a $150 Vizio SoundBar 5.1 system from Costco - and it does the job nicely in our small living room.  I have no reason to buy them ($1500 for the pair), but boy do I want them!! 

https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2017/03/Sonos_PLAYBASE_HomeTheater_White.jpg


side question - why isn't the image showing?  Am I doing it wrong?

There are much better sound systems you can build for $1,500.

To include an image you either need to put the url between [img] [ /img] tags or save it to your computer and then upload it as an attachment.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Lis on March 31, 2017, 12:45:44 PM
I want a new car.

I have a 2011. It's fine. There's nothing wrong with it. It's in great condition with low mileage. It's also red which is my favorite color, which is irrelevant but still awesome.

But new cars have heated steering wheels, and heated seats, and back up cameras, and remote start, and bluetooth capability, and all these fancy gadgets and dingdongs that I don't even understand. I'd love a Tesla. Admittedly I know nothing about it other than you just plug it in and go. But a coworker has it and it's awesome to look at lol.

I was listening to the radio and the DJ was explaining how he had to rent a car, and it came with a key, and he's had a keyless car for so long that he hardly remembered how to use it. I am not in the era of having a keyless car. How many cars come now with just a FOB?

Basically, I know next to nothing about cars except what shiny toys it might have, and the kid in me wants a new shiny toy, even though there's nothing wrong with the one I have already.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on March 31, 2017, 01:19:34 PM
But new cars have heated steering wheels, and heated seats, and back up cameras, and remote start, and bluetooth capability, and all these fancy gadgets and dingdongs that I don't even understand.

All of those things can be added for less than one car payment would be for a new car, even if you pay someone to install them.

I got a heated seat for my car for $12. A bluetooth radio for $27. Heated steering wheels can be bought as well for under $20. Back-up cameras maybe $50-$100. Not sure about remote start but I've heard of people getting it for a couple hundred.

I'll keep driving my 2003 as long as I can add fancy electronics!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: fat-johnny on March 31, 2017, 01:25:23 PM
At the moment, a nice dual bevel sliding mitre saw. I have a bunch of landscaping work to do this summer which includes building raised garden planters, finishing a fence & gates. some deck additions, etc. I do realize I could rent one for a few days each time and it would most likely be cheaper than buying one for $250-$500 but the convenience of having my own is the allure. I have a garage and the space to store it so that's not a problem but i'm just having a hard to justifying the cost when I am very much a beginner DIY'er.

Not very mustachian of me......but Home Depot has a Ryobi on sale right now for $129  (usually $199).

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-15-Amp-10-in-Sliding-Miter-Saw-with-Laser-TSS102L/205216332?cm_mmc=CJ-_-4485850-_-10368321&AID=10368321&PID=4485850&SID=801bca62164711e7a5804e4a06c856cb0INT&cj=true

Just FYI,
FJ
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: teamzissou00 on March 31, 2017, 02:25:18 PM
I have four sonos play 1 speakers, and I'm lusting after the playbase and subwoofer.  We have a $150 Vizio SoundBar 5.1 system from Costco - and it does the job nicely in our small living room.  I have no reason to buy them ($1500 for the pair), but boy do I want them!! 

https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2017/03/Sonos_PLAYBASE_HomeTheater_White.jpg


side question - why isn't the image showing?  Am I doing it wrong?

I tried that through modifying my post - still not showing.  Any help appreciated on this super important question of mine ;-)
There are much better sound systems you can build for $1,500.

To include an image you either need to put the url between [img] [ /img] tags or save it to your computer and then upload it as an attachment.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on March 31, 2017, 03:14:35 PM
I have four sonos play 1 speakers, and I'm lusting after the playbase and subwoofer.  We have a $150 Vizio SoundBar 5.1 system from Costco - and it does the job nicely in our small living room.  I have no reason to buy them ($1500 for the pair), but boy do I want them!! 

https://edge.alluremedia.com.au/m/g/2017/03/Sonos_PLAYBASE_HomeTheater_White.jpg


side question - why isn't the image showing?  Am I doing it wrong?

There are much better sound systems you can build for $1,500.

To include an image you either need to put the url between [ img] [ /img] tags or save it to your computer and then upload it as an attachment.

I tried that through modifying my post - still not showing.  Any help appreciated on this super important question of mine ;-)

Remove the space between the [ and / in the second tag. I had put the space in there so it would display in my post.

As a side note, it's a pretty big (dimensions-wise) picture, so it might be more viewable if you attach it instead.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: scottish on April 02, 2017, 06:50:19 AM
I've decided my old Tacoma can continue on indefinitely.   Now I'm lusting after a bike.

(https://www.kawasaki.ca/media/_thumbs/6/c/f/6cfa8f88b47b27798defa46104a5a43d/w6oj3g1vja_17_klz1000b_bk1_acc_rf_or_web.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on April 03, 2017, 11:32:23 AM
I've decided my old Tacoma can continue on indefinitely.   Now I'm lusting after a bike.

From an efficiency standpoint it's better than the Tacoma, but still not as good as:
(https://media.giphy.com/media/xT0GqrJNbZkRcr2Jgc/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: GilbertB on April 04, 2017, 01:16:25 PM
A mini ITX Ryzen7-1700, R480-8gb super silent PC...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: PiobStache on April 06, 2017, 08:37:02 AM
  Now I'm lusting after a bike.

Same here.  I'm really lusting after a Harley CVO "Screaming Eagle" Street Glide but I have successfully fought off this urge for the last two years and plan to continue fighting it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on April 06, 2017, 12:22:23 PM
Wanting to get my hair colored. I used to be clearly a blonde. Now I'm a 'honey blonde' or, in some people's opinions, light brunette. The clash with my self perception is uncomfortable. But dying your hair signs you up for constant maintenance, and is a totally needless expense. Ughh.

Want to add an $800 rower to our home gym.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on April 06, 2017, 11:30:48 PM
Want to add an $800 rower to our home gym.

Any luck finding a used machine on Craigslist or similar? If you actually use the machine (added fitness to your life) and you were able to get it used/minimize costs, then this one doesn't actually seem that bad
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on April 06, 2017, 11:46:56 PM
I want a newer sports car.  I need to rebuild the head on mine and I'm really tired of working on stuff.

But...I can't get anything that'll come close to touching my car unless I want to spend $25k or more, so I should just keep this one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on April 07, 2017, 08:40:56 AM
Want to add an $800 rower to our home gym.

Any luck finding a used machine on Craigslist or similar? If you actually use the machine (added fitness to your life) and you were able to get it used/minimize costs, then this one doesn't actually seem that bad

Absolutely none on CL. They're suuuuuper in demand right now. There was one used one we found, and it was listed for... drumroll please... $750. There are crappier ones you can get for cheaper, but they wouldn't stand up to DH's use.

We have plenty of fitness options. A rower would be fun, but is not needed.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: brute on April 07, 2017, 09:05:52 AM
Wolf 48" oven and range

(http://www.specsserver.com/CACHE/FRIINIIQOBOM.JPG)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: better late on April 07, 2017, 03:13:17 PM
Good god. I'm lusting after a DIFFERENT pair of shoes, not the ones from last month. These are $385 shoes. What the what. I have issues.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Blany on April 07, 2017, 04:00:59 PM
selling my mutual funds and buying more APH!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: KungfuRabbit on April 08, 2017, 06:34:37 PM
A Lynx grill.  I love the IR cooking, and they are just so smooth operating and pretty. 

It's hard to justify $6,000 for something I can do on a $200 grill though (well, I don't have IR cooking, but it really doesn't add that much you can't do other ways). 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: VolcanicArts on April 08, 2017, 10:50:57 PM
I've been contemplating buying a Dodge srt challenger hellcat. Been putting it of for a long time, but if I hit some major financial goals in the next few years, then it could be a reality. If I do end up buying it, it will be used with a warranty and discount, and will be at a point where it won't impact my FIRE date very much.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: daschtick on April 09, 2017, 12:12:50 PM
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!  Even the most bare bones base model would suit me just fine, but it loses its appeal with the $57,400 price.

(http://i.ndtvimg.com/i/2016-08/porsche-718-boxster_827x510_71470834409.jpg)

However, I already own the perfect mid-engined roadster that I bought seven years ago, back when it was turning ten years old.  Next to the Miata, it may be the most mustachian sportscar available.  I have only $8k into it, and outside of a set of tires, it has only required a $30 oxygen sensor, and it routinely returns 35 mpg overall.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/daschtick/DSC_0848.jpg)

Honestly, as much as I like the new Boxster, I would have a real hard time parting with the MR2, along with a large sum of cash (even used) just to own the Boxster.  I have a feeling that I would ultimately regret such a move, however, I cannot deny my lust for the 718.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: aperture on April 09, 2017, 07:16:04 PM
Complete Highlander TV series on DVD.  I want to watch the show with my son. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on April 09, 2017, 09:05:02 PM
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!  Even the most bare bones base model would suit me just fine, but it loses its appeal with the $57,400 price.

However, I already own the perfect mid-engined roadster that I bought seven years ago, back when it was turning ten years old.  Next to the Miata, it may be the most mustachian sportscar available.  I have only $8k into it, and outside of a set of tires, it has only required a $30 oxygen sensor, and it routinely returns 35 mpg overall.

Honestly, as much as I like the new Boxster, I would have a real hard time parting with the MR2, along with a large sum of cash (even used) just to own the Boxster.  I have a feeling that I would ultimately regret such a move, however, I cannot deny my lust for the 718.

Average price of a 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder on Autotrader: $8.4k. Average price of a 2000-2005 Porsche Boxster: $13.4k. The prices do come down over time.

Any reason you prefer the 718 Boxster over the 2013-2016 Boxster? The older Boxster actually gets slightly better fuel economy (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=37570&id=37572&id=32374&id=32518).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: big_slacker on April 09, 2017, 09:30:02 PM
A ridiculous bike. 2 speed coaster brake full custom. Somewhere north of $4k. I'm actually happy the price is so high because it's well over the point where I'd actually try to rationalize it. :)

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/52b27a54e4b01dead0d25335/54eb5ef7e4b03ce768b3d019/5511d453e4b01593abac67da/1427231831398/ur2.jpg?format=1000w)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Chairman on April 10, 2017, 12:45:47 AM
A scooter.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: financialfreedomsloth on April 10, 2017, 02:34:13 AM
Complete Highlander TV series on DVD.  I want to watch the show with my son.
They are available on YouTube. VHS quality so i would not watch it on a big screen tv but ok for laptop.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Chris22 on April 10, 2017, 08:03:19 AM
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!

Porsche did me a favor, I no longer lust after a Boxster or Cayman since they went with the FI 4cyl.  The flat 6 was what made it special. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: daschtick on April 10, 2017, 03:20:09 PM
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!  Even the most bare bones base model would suit me just fine, but it loses its appeal with the $57,400 price.

However, I already own the perfect mid-engined roadster that I bought seven years ago, back when it was turning ten years old.  Next to the Miata, it may be the most mustachian sportscar available.  I have only $8k into it, and outside of a set of tires, it has only required a $30 oxygen sensor, and it routinely returns 35 mpg overall.

Honestly, as much as I like the new Boxster, I would have a real hard time parting with the MR2, along with a large sum of cash (even used) just to own the Boxster.  I have a feeling that I would ultimately regret such a move, however, I cannot deny my lust for the 718.

Average price of a 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder on Autotrader: $8.4k. Average price of a 2000-2005 Porsche Boxster: $13.4k. The prices do come down over time.

Any reason you prefer the 718 Boxster over the 2013-2016 Boxster? The older Boxster actually gets slightly better fuel economy (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=37570&id=37572&id=32374&id=32518).

I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!

Porsche did me a favor, I no longer lust after a Boxster or Cayman since they went with the FI 4cyl.  The flat 6 was what made it special.

Count me in the opposite camp - I am really excited by the prospect of a turbo 4, as the test data seems to indicate that the car performs better in every measure!  I realize that I am in the minority in this opinion among Porsche-philes, but I has always wished for more torque out of the previous powerplants.  Hopefully these cars prove to be reliable and values fall at a faster rate due to soft demand, enabling me to acquire one several years out for 996 pricing!  :-)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Chris22 on April 10, 2017, 03:22:23 PM
I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!  Even the most bare bones base model would suit me just fine, but it loses its appeal with the $57,400 price.

However, I already own the perfect mid-engined roadster that I bought seven years ago, back when it was turning ten years old.  Next to the Miata, it may be the most mustachian sportscar available.  I have only $8k into it, and outside of a set of tires, it has only required a $30 oxygen sensor, and it routinely returns 35 mpg overall.

Honestly, as much as I like the new Boxster, I would have a real hard time parting with the MR2, along with a large sum of cash (even used) just to own the Boxster.  I have a feeling that I would ultimately regret such a move, however, I cannot deny my lust for the 718.

Average price of a 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder on Autotrader: $8.4k. Average price of a 2000-2005 Porsche Boxster: $13.4k. The prices do come down over time.

Any reason you prefer the 718 Boxster over the 2013-2016 Boxster? The older Boxster actually gets slightly better fuel economy (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=37570&id=37572&id=32374&id=32518).

I really like the new 718 Porsche Boxster......a lot!

Porsche did me a favor, I no longer lust after a Boxster or Cayman since they went with the FI 4cyl.  The flat 6 was what made it special.

Count me in the opposite camp - I am really excited by the prospect of a turbo 4, as the test data seems to indicate that the car performs better in every measure!  I realize that I am in the minority in this opinion among Porsche-philes, but I has always wished for more torque out of the previous powerplants.  Hopefully these cars prove to be reliable and values fall at a faster rate due to soft demand, enabling me to acquire one several years out for 996 pricing!  :-)

The 4cyl turbos seem to be big numbers over feel cars; they get better numbers but the sound, linearity, etc, is not nearly as good.  In this category, you're already taking a big performance hit buying a Boxster instead of something else (Corvette, Jag F-Type, etc) so IMO you might as well go for the one that feels/sounds the best. 

But I'll admit I've not driven the new flat fours, love the old 6s though.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: daschtick on April 10, 2017, 04:02:19 PM
I prefer the lightweight, mid-engined balance of the Boxster over the Corvette or F-Type.   Besides, the new Boxster S is capable of 11.9 in the 1/4 mile, which is just as fast as a Corvette Stingray.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-porsche-718-boxster-s-pdk-automatic-test-review

Also, with respect to feel, I find that I prefer the feel of much higher levels of torque at lower RPM over the NA cars, especially for street use.  The only thing they could have done to make the car more lust-worthy for me would have been to introduce it as a new lighter model slotted below the Boxster.  I definitely feel the additional 800 pounds over my MR2!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: TheFixer on April 12, 2017, 08:55:44 PM
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...

(https://www.factoryfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CAM12728-1650x1100.jpg)

And that ass...
(https://www.factoryfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/HOI_3584-1650x1100.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: thatbbqninja on April 13, 2017, 06:08:23 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on April 13, 2017, 06:22:43 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. :(
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: big_slacker on April 13, 2017, 07:54:46 AM
I've liked those since the original version, super cool car that is certainly gonna be a very pure/raw experience vs a lot of newer sports cars these days.

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...

(http://www.factoryfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/hr-coupe-1-1-694x413.jpg)

And that ass...
(http://www.factoryfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/hr-coupe-3-1-694x413.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ketchup on April 13, 2017, 08:08:31 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FrugalLakes on April 13, 2017, 08:24:44 AM
I am an avid sailor and am lusting after a foiling moth. 

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on April 13, 2017, 08:25:04 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...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Kevin S. 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...

(http://www.factoryfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/hr-coupe-1-1-694x413.jpg)

And that ass...
(http://www.factoryfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/hr-coupe-3-1-694x413.jpg)


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.
Who knows though ?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ketchup 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee 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).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: thatbbqninja 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. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee 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. :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: letired 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....
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: boarder42 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. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle 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?..
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: NoVa 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: CorpRaider on April 18, 2017, 09:32:28 AM
I want a Tesla.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: LadyStache in Baja on April 18, 2017, 09:39:23 AM
A dual vacuum/steam mop, so I can do the kitchen in one pass.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: partgypsy 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on April 18, 2017, 01:41:14 PM
^^ I'd like those things as well.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Shiernian on April 18, 2017, 02:07:52 PM
A new purse and new matching coffee cups.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ketchup 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: LadyStache in Baja 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ketchup 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: misshathaway on April 19, 2017, 06:22:51 AM
A dual vacuum/steam mop, so I can do the kitchen in one pass.

+1 And cordless.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: FuzzyRunner 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!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slyder22 on April 19, 2017, 08:15:44 AM
I'm a gun guy. I want a mp5
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BlueMR2 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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Post by: Slyder22 on April 20, 2017, 02:18:18 PM
What ar-10 did you get?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway 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.

Clear skies on Saturday night.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: the_fixer 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BlueMR2 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.  :-)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: sequoia 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal 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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Post by: partgypsy 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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well I just need to find another massage partner...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: HipGnosis 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...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Fishindude 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: zoltani 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slyder22 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!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle 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...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Slyder22 on April 25, 2017, 08:24:55 AM
That's the crazy part, I paid 10k cash for my Honda Accord lol.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Gumption 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Inaya 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.)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Inaya 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....


Valid point. I think I'm going to use up the pages and just not bother getting refills.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Optimiser 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Taran Wanderer 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....
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee 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)...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: thenextguy 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: starjay 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.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle 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.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L8C0F2Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_TzrazbCE5PG8H
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: teamzissou00 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. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on April 26, 2017, 05:34:25 PM
iPhone 8 (when it comes out). 


I feel like the world has yet to produce the smartphone I really want- one with a long lasting battery (both for one drain + repeat cycles), fully waterproof, and everything else can be average or below average. Shame.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dollar Slice on April 26, 2017, 07:41:54 PM
I feel like the world has yet to produce the smartphone I really want- one with a long lasting battery (both for one drain + repeat cycles), fully waterproof, and everything else can be average or below average. Shame.

I got a long-battery-life phone and put it in a Ziploc bag when necessary. Done :-)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: redbird on April 26, 2017, 08:07:41 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.

Just be careful if you get the tinting and move. I bought my car in Georgia, where the legal limit is 32%. My car is about that level. It's pretty dark. The state I'm currently living in has a limit of 35%, so I'm technically breaking that state law. The only reason I passed state inspection is my mechanic understood that I bought the car out of state and he decided to ignore it on the paperwork for me. It's not something the cops would pull me over for by itself, but they could ticket me for it if I were to ever get pulled over for any other reason.

I'm moving next week to another state that is at the limit of 32% though, so I'll be good again soon enough fortunately.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: former player on April 27, 2017, 01:36:32 AM
I'm lusting after a painting.  Not saying which one, as it's up for auction today.  Estimated at more than I've ever spent on a painting, plus 20% buyer's premium.

It's calling to me.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sydneystache on April 27, 2017, 01:43:38 AM
A new mountain bike. Really getting fed up with my current bike. Constantly messing with it and it still doesn't (and never will) fit right.

Sounds like n+1itis
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sydneystache on April 27, 2017, 01:48:09 AM
I'm lusting after a painting.  Not saying which one, as it's up for auction today.  Estimated at more than I've ever spent on a painting, plus 20% buyer's premium.

It's calling to me.

Buyer's premium - ouch. Living or dead artist? Once had the painting acquisition bug. Very expensive exercise until I got the artist I wanted then the bug was over. Sometimes. Last painting I bought was a seascape in oil. I gave myself a week and then I bought it. Pretty and better than a print - and I am divesifying my asset base ;-)

Good luck with the itch!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: marielle on April 27, 2017, 06:16:31 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?..
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.

Just be careful if you get the tinting and move. I bought my car in Georgia, where the legal limit is 32%. My car is about that level. It's pretty dark. The state I'm currently living in has a limit of 35%, so I'm technically breaking that state law. The only reason I passed state inspection is my mechanic understood that I bought the car out of state and he decided to ignore it on the paperwork for me. It's not something the cops would pull me over for by itself, but they could ticket me for it if I were to ever get pulled over for any other reason.

I'm moving next week to another state that is at the limit of 32% though, so I'll be good again soon enough fortunately.

I think they give you a leeway of 3% since their measuring instruments aren't that accurate anyway. I could be wrong though, this is just what I've read online. Also, they'll fine you but you won't have to pay if you fix it I believe. So I wouldn't worry too much about it unless it's a large difference and you can't pass inspection.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Duke03 on May 11, 2017, 12:21:52 AM
Right now I've been eyeing a pair of ostrich skin cowboy boots.  The really tempting part is the brand I want is hardly ever on sale and right now I have a 25% off promo code.  It's good till may 25, but not sure if I should pull the trigger or not.  My wife says to just buy them, but when you never buy yourself anything it feels weird to actually spend a few hundred bucks.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Linda_Norway on May 11, 2017, 01:00:42 AM
Again, I have only immaterial wishes. I want the snow outside to disappear and I want springtime mushrooms to start growing. I would also like that my house gets magically painted overnight, without paying for it.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on May 11, 2017, 08:06:20 AM
A new mountain bike. Really getting fed up with my current bike. Constantly messing with it and it still doesn't (and never will) fit right.

Sounds like n+1itis

Meh, an ill fitting bike is no fun, its like having shoes the wrong size.  I vote that you switch it up. 
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Post by: Gumption on May 11, 2017, 08:07:54 AM
it aint stupid, but i am now just lusting for FI baby, just FI.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Al1961 on May 11, 2017, 10:57:57 AM
The house with this view of Baynes Sound and Denman Island. Just $595k
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: o2bfree on May 11, 2017, 11:31:04 AM
A NEW Sprinter van for camping. We're currently running a 1996 Savana, which is ok, but it's had problems and we're getting a little leery of taking it on long road trips. Also, we'd like a taller van that we can both stand up in. We'd be happy with a used Sprinter, but it's hard to find them with lower miles, say <100,000. The new models we're interested in start above $40k. We can easily afford it, but dang, that would singe my mustache.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Valhalla on May 11, 2017, 11:54:15 AM
A NEW Sprinter van for camping. We're currently running a 1996 Savana, which is ok, but it's had problems and we're getting a little leery of taking it on long road trips. Also, we'd like a taller van that we can both stand up in. We'd be happy with a used Sprinter, but it's hard to find them with lower miles, say <100,000. The new models we're interested in start above $40k. We can easily afford it, but dang, that would singe my mustache.
I've also dreamed about a Sprinter van for camping as well... most of them are around $120k - $150k I believe.  What are the new models that are from $40k - $100k?   

The other stupid thing I'm thinking about is a lease on an exotic car... like a Lamborghini / Ferrari / McLaren.  People may laugh ( I would !)  but the older you get, the more you think "I only live once... why the hell not?"...   It's funny how time changes your perspective!!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on May 11, 2017, 12:00:53 PM
The other stupid thing I'm thinking about is a lease on an exotic car... like a Lamborghini / Ferrari / McLaren.  People may laugh ( I would !)  but the older you get, the more you think "I only live once... why the hell not?"...   It's funny how time changes your perspective!!

Leasing a McLaren 570S is ~$3,100/month plus tax (47 months)... [source (http://www.mclarenbeverlyhills.com/mclaren-570s-lease.htm)]
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Post by: 2Birds1Stone on May 11, 2017, 12:07:13 PM
The other stupid thing I'm thinking about is a lease on an exotic car... like a Lamborghini / Ferrari / McLaren.  People may laugh ( I would !)  but the older you get, the more you think "I only live once... why the hell not?"...   It's funny how time changes your perspective!!

Leasing a McLaren 570S is ~$3,100/month plus tax (47 months)... [source (http://www.mclarenbeverlyhills.com/mclaren-570s-lease.htm)]

That's nuts! I would pay $500-1000 for a 1 day rental and no mileage restrictions.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Valhalla on May 11, 2017, 12:10:49 PM
The other stupid thing I'm thinking about is a lease on an exotic car... like a Lamborghini / Ferrari / McLaren.  People may laugh ( I would !)  but the older you get, the more you think "I only live once... why the hell not?"...   It's funny how time changes your perspective!!

Leasing a McLaren 570S is ~$3,100/month plus tax (47 months)... [source (http://www.mclarenbeverlyhills.com/mclaren-570s-lease.htm)]
so roughly $150k + taxes / fees for nearly 4 years... but if it includes all maintenance it might not be too bad of a deal.  Add in insurance and the total may be $200k for 4 years or so.  Wondering if it's worth it to lease or simply buy outright and be able to do as you please...  wish I could somehow justify it for my business so I could write it off, lol... then it would be a no-brainer.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: o2bfree on May 11, 2017, 12:11:27 PM
I've also dreamed about a Sprinter van for camping as well... most of them are around $120k - $150k I believe.  What are the new models that are from $40k - $100k?   
We're looking at standard cargo vans, and we'll fix one up ourselves for camping, as we did with our current van.

Those factory-ready Sprinter campers are definitely drool-worthy. Never thought an RV could be that sexy! It'd be too much for us though, since we use our van for a second vehicle and for hauling stuff as well.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Valhalla on May 11, 2017, 12:13:34 PM
The other stupid thing I'm thinking about is a lease on an exotic car... like a Lamborghini / Ferrari / McLaren.  People may laugh ( I would !)  but the older you get, the more you think "I only live once... why the hell not?"...   It's funny how time changes your perspective!!

Leasing a McLaren 570S is ~$3,100/month plus tax (47 months)... [source (http://www.mclarenbeverlyhills.com/mclaren-570s-lease.htm)]

That's nuts! I would pay $500-1000 for a 1 day rental and no mileage restrictions.
there are clubs that rent exotic cars... like  https://www.gothamdreamcars.com/exotic-car-rental/mclaren-mp4-12c-spider  ... however, rates start at $1,500 and go up a lot more.  If you can find a McLaren for rent for under $1k, do it!!!

This is why I'm considering leasing or buying one for my own pleasure... I don't want to pay the exorbitant rental rates, and have the daily mileage restrictions.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Valhalla on May 11, 2017, 12:15:34 PM
I've also dreamed about a Sprinter van for camping as well... most of them are around $120k - $150k I believe.  What are the new models that are from $40k - $100k?   
We're looking at standard cargo vans, and we'll fix one up ourselves for camping, as we did with our current van.

Those factory-ready Sprinter campers are definitely drool-worthy. Never thought an RV could be that sexy! It'd be too much for us though, since we use our van for a second vehicle and for hauling stuff as well.
yea for sure!! One of my dreams is to use a nice Sprinter camper to travel across the US... but the poor gas mileage, and the high cost may not be worthwhile compared to driving a more fuel efficient car and simply staying in hotels.

Problem with hotels is you have to plan much more carefully to find one to stay at, and may not always have availability when you need it.  I've ran into such problems in the past in popular spots...so a Sprinter van allows me to rest most anywhere as needed.

So the question I start asking myself is... what is my dream worth?  It may be worth the price of a $100k + Sprinter van... but I'm still holding off for now, lol.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on May 11, 2017, 01:18:37 PM
The other stupid thing I'm thinking about is a lease on an exotic car... like a Lamborghini / Ferrari / McLaren.  People may laugh ( I would !)  but the older you get, the more you think "I only live once... why the hell not?"...   It's funny how time changes your perspective!!

Leasing a McLaren 570S is ~$3,100/month plus tax (47 months)... [source (http://www.mclarenbeverlyhills.com/mclaren-570s-lease.htm)]
so roughly $150k + taxes / fees for nearly 4 years... but if it includes all maintenance it might not be too bad of a deal.  Add in insurance and the total may be $200k for 4 years or so.  Wondering if it's worth it to lease or simply buy outright and be able to do as you please...  wish I could somehow justify it for my business so I could write it off, lol... then it would be a no-brainer.

There are fifteen 2012 McLaren MP4-12Cs (including one Spider) on Autotrader right now for less than $150k. About half of those have less than 10k miles. Ten year old Ferrari F430s and Lamborghini Gallardos can be found for under $100k. Depreciation has possibly bottomed out on these older exotics, so you generally only need to worry about maintenance and insurance costs.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: zoltani on May 11, 2017, 01:23:14 PM
I like the dodge promaster and ford transit vans as well. In another couple of years I expect there to be more of a used market for these vans. Off the shelf new they are still cheaper than a sprinter van, and probably cheaper to maintain as well. I was thinking $25K for the van and another $10k for DIY RV conversion.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Valhalla on May 11, 2017, 01:34:32 PM
The other stupid thing I'm thinking about is a lease on an exotic car... like a Lamborghini / Ferrari / McLaren.  People may laugh ( I would !)  but the older you get, the more you think "I only live once... why the hell not?"...   It's funny how time changes your perspective!!

Leasing a McLaren 570S is ~$3,100/month plus tax (47 months)... [source (http://www.mclarenbeverlyhills.com/mclaren-570s-lease.htm)]
so roughly $150k + taxes / fees for nearly 4 years... but if it includes all maintenance it might not be too bad of a deal.  Add in insurance and the total may be $200k for 4 years or so.  Wondering if it's worth it to lease or simply buy outright and be able to do as you please...  wish I could somehow justify it for my business so I could write it off, lol... then it would be a no-brainer.

There are fifteen 2012 McLaren MP4-12Cs (including one Spider) on Autotrader right now for less than $150k. About half of those have less than 10k miles. Ten year old Ferrari F430s and Lamborghini Gallardos can be found for under $100k. Depreciation has possibly bottomed out on these older exotics, so you generally only need to worry about maintenance and insurance costs.
Nice... I haven't looked into the older Mp4-12C... I probably should, lol.

I'm actually lusting after the 720S right now... but I heard it's sold out for a year or more.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Valhalla on May 11, 2017, 01:36:02 PM
I like the dodge promaster and ford transit vans as well. In another couple of years I expect there to be more of a used market for these vans. Off the shelf new they are still cheaper than a sprinter van, and probably cheaper to maintain as well. I was thinking $25K for the van and another $10k for DIY RV conversion.
I think that's a sweet spot for a very practical camper and part time mobile "home".  There are a few folks on Youtube who live in vans full time and make it work, amazingly.  I'm not so crazy but I also want "freedom" to travel and stay where I want.  Pretty tempting... life is interesting when there are so many options.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on May 11, 2017, 01:54:27 PM
The other stupid thing I'm thinking about is a lease on an exotic car... like a Lamborghini / Ferrari / McLaren.  People may laugh ( I would !)  but the older you get, the more you think "I only live once... why the hell not?"...   It's funny how time changes your perspective!!

Leasing a McLaren 570S is ~$3,100/month plus tax (47 months)... [source (http://www.mclarenbeverlyhills.com/mclaren-570s-lease.htm)]
so roughly $150k + taxes / fees for nearly 4 years... but if it includes all maintenance it might not be too bad of a deal.  Add in insurance and the total may be $200k for 4 years or so.  Wondering if it's worth it to lease or simply buy outright and be able to do as you please...  wish I could somehow justify it for my business so I could write it off, lol... then it would be a no-brainer.

There are fifteen 2012 McLaren MP4-12Cs (including one Spider) on Autotrader right now for less than $150k. About half of those have less than 10k miles. Ten year old Ferrari F430s and Lamborghini Gallardos can be found for under $100k. Depreciation has possibly bottomed out on these older exotics, so you generally only need to worry about maintenance and insurance costs.
Nice... I haven't looked into the older Mp4-12C... I probably should, lol.

I'm actually lusting after the 720S right now... but I heard it's sold out for a year or more.

Oh yes, the 720S! Now that is a lust-worthy car. Cost no object I can't think of many other cars I'd rather drive.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: PerpetualWanderlust on May 11, 2017, 01:58:15 PM
A new car. Current one is running fine but is getting up there in age. Would really like to have a new hybrid or fully electric car.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rosy on May 11, 2017, 04:21:36 PM
I'd love a red Mercedes for the last car I'll be driving, my lil ole red 1998 Ford Escort is slowly giving up the ghost. I've always wanted a Mercedes and I'd be happy with a used one, but sigh, I guess it'll be whatever I can find for 12K that is dammit, "sensible".

Maybe I should google Mercedes for 12000? :) or maybe there is a lil red Mercedes fairy that is listening to my tale of woe?:)

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: jscott2135 on May 11, 2017, 04:35:32 PM
Full time preschool for my 4 yr old this summer...and I'm a SAHM.  A wood beam in our cathedral ceiling, 2 new large tattoos. Ohhhhh and a lifetime supply of Ciroc vodka.  I'm a simple gal.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Optimiser on May 11, 2017, 05:04:55 PM
I'd love a red Mercedes for the last car I'll be driving, my lil ole red 1998 Ford Escort is slowly giving up the ghost. I've always wanted a Mercedes and I'd be happy with a used one, but sigh, I guess it'll be whatever I can find for 12K that is dammit, "sensible".

Maybe I should google Mercedes for 12000? :) or maybe there is a lil red Mercedes fairy that is listening to my tale of woe?:)

There are plenty of used Mercedes for under $12,000.

For example: https://www.truecar.com/used-cars-for-sale/listing/WDDGF8BB9BR162692/2011-mercedes-benz-c-class/

More than I would spend on a used car, but not completely un-sensible.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: RWD on May 11, 2017, 05:32:22 PM
I'd love a red Mercedes for the last car I'll be driving, my lil ole red 1998 Ford Escort is slowly giving up the ghost. I've always wanted a Mercedes and I'd be happy with a used one, but sigh, I guess it'll be whatever I can find for 12K that is dammit, "sensible".

Maybe I should google Mercedes for 12000? :) or maybe there is a lil red Mercedes fairy that is listening to my tale of woe?:)

Hi, Mercedes Fairy here. There are at least 30 such red Mercedes in Florida. Examples:
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=456817833
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=445377434
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=429626726
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Huffduf41 on May 11, 2017, 06:34:26 PM
I'll see your sports car and raise you a bad ass airboat.  Some day....

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j447/huffduf41/C9031106-33B5-444A-AB75-A3348F5E596F_zpsjybttyj4.jpg) (http://s1086.photobucket.com/user/huffduf41/media/C9031106-33B5-444A-AB75-A3348F5E596F_zpsjybttyj4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rosy on May 11, 2017, 06:57:31 PM
@RWD - I think I'm in love - that second one looks soo good. I think I will look into it - THANK YOU!
I don't drive much anyway, so the mileage isn't an issue and I can handle service every so often.
You make a good Mercedes fairy:)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Rosy on May 11, 2017, 07:02:42 PM
@Optimiser - definitely what I had in mind - thank you:), I'm now officially drooling...

@Huffduf41 - that is one sweet airboat.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on May 12, 2017, 12:30:03 AM
Oh my gosh, Rosy. From a Ford Escort to a Mercedes. That sounds awesome. I hope you do it!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: rothwem on May 12, 2017, 09:06:41 AM
I've been reading about these junk car racing series's, like Chumpcar and LeMons, where the car has to be  sub ~$500 or whatever, and that got me reading about rallycross, where you race a beater car (or a fancy car, I guess) around a cone-track in a field or gravel track.  The racing beats up the car pretty bad, so people deliberately don't get nice cars, and it totally pulls at my "go fast but in a thrifty way" desires. 

It looks like so much fun, but now I think I need a rusty E30 (late 80s, early 90s 3-Series) BMW to race. Like this one:
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j85/irish44j/BMW%20318i%20RallyCross%20Project/DSCN2155.jpg)

Then do this with it:
(https://i2.wp.com/farm8.staticflickr.com/7103/7040761411_16f397f426.jpg)

Unfortunately, I still think it'd be ten thousand+ dollars to buy the car and get it prepped for racing.  I guess even budget auto racing is still expensive. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: 47%MMM on May 12, 2017, 09:36:04 AM
I'll see your sports car and raise you a bad ass airboat.  Some day....

(http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j447/huffduf41/C9031106-33B5-444A-AB75-A3348F5E596F_zpsjybttyj4.jpg) (http://s1086.photobucket.com/user/huffduf41/media/C9031106-33B5-444A-AB75-A3348F5E596F_zpsjybttyj4.jpg.html)

I've never even seen one of these but now I want one. I finally live my dream of being this big time: https://youtu.be/l-Vs0gYDN20 (fast forward to 2:10)

Thanks buddy!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Inaya on May 12, 2017, 12:05:58 PM
S'mores Frappuccino. Fortunately, I have a free drink coming so problem solved!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: khangaroo on May 12, 2017, 01:40:30 PM
Warby Parker Robinson prescription sunglasses = $175

The driving season is coming up soon with my S2000 group and I've been wearing regular sunglasses but with my eyes not being so bueno anymore, these would make a DRAMATIC difference as I currently wear my non-sunglass Rx WP when I drive and I don't know how I did it before...

I'll probably be able to sneek them in during my next bi-weekly budget as this month's was shot due to a traffic ticket and mother's day T_T
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BlueMR2 on May 13, 2017, 04:02:51 PM
Ugh, it never ends.  No I'm lusting after a Katana (actual sword) just because...  Absolutely no use to me, but I just want...

Oh, and now I really want an H-Alpha solar telescope.  Despite having a perfectly serviceable (albeit not as awesome) white light solar filter for my 130 mm reflector scope already...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Mezzie on May 13, 2017, 04:33:58 PM
I have a Katana. Totally worth it.

It helps that it was a gift from a very wealthy friend. :)


What I'm lusting after is not a thing but a service: I would really like to hire someone to deep clean my house.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: bigalsmith101 on May 13, 2017, 04:45:23 PM
A fully decked out Tesla Model X P100D with auto-pilot and all the other bells and whistles.

In the meantime, I'll suffice with a Model 3 with auto-pilot / autonomous driving package...

I'm absolutely fascinated with the idea of a self driving car. Summon my car? Parallel Auto-Park? Drop me off and pick me up? Take me the 120mi to my home office hands free? Huge storage space for all my work samples? Integrated technology, gps, etc? GIVE IT TO ME!!!

I have to admit. I have a fully refundable ($1k) deposit on a Model 3. If it can follow through with it's promises, I'm going to be hard pressed to not buy one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on May 13, 2017, 05:30:33 PM
A MUCH bigger closet so that I don't have to swap out summer clothes and winter clothes and just be overstuffed in spring and fall.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Blackeagle on May 13, 2017, 05:58:11 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.

Just be careful if you get the tinting and move. I bought my car in Georgia, where the legal limit is 32%. My car is about that level. It's pretty dark. The state I'm currently living in has a limit of 35%, so I'm technically breaking that state law. The only reason I passed state inspection is my mechanic understood that I bought the car out of state and he decided to ignore it on the paperwork for me. It's not something the cops would pull me over for by itself, but they could ticket me for it if I were to ever get pulled over for any other reason.

I'm moving next week to another state that is at the limit of 32% though, so I'll be good again soon enough fortunately.

I actually got pulled over for having too heavy a tint (tint was on the car when I bought in in AZ).  The state trooper had some sort of measuring device and decided that my windows where technically under the limit.  Frankly, given the questions he was asking, I think he was just looking for an an excuse to search my car (as a lone young male driving north on I-15 I probably fit the profile of someone transporting drugs).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: scottnews on May 13, 2017, 06:31:48 PM
One of these to conquer grocery store trips in the Minnesota winters
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0799/9645/products/Mini_Black_RightSide_grande.jpg)
https://www.radpowerbikes.com/products/radmini-electric-folding-fat-bike?variant=16685709569
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: spokey doke on May 14, 2017, 07:47:27 AM
Oh man, do I have a bad bout of materialistic lust right now...new truck...espresso machine (and of course, super bad-ass grinder to go with it)...small boat cruise...new laptop...camp trailer...

I was just posting about cfiresim on another thread, and that it gives me 100% success rates in its modeling, even when I load it up with conservative numbers and lots of spending...but we still work pretty hard (DW at her office job, me on my hobby-business).  I think that is fueling part of this lust--knowing that we have a more than sufficient stash that we continue to pad rather than fully RE'ing.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: MMMaybe on May 14, 2017, 07:53:25 AM
I want a soy/nut milk maker. I know I can make it with a blender and a strainer but I want to push one button and be done with it...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: o2bfree on May 14, 2017, 08:59:21 AM
yea for sure!! One of my dreams is to use a nice Sprinter camper to travel across the US... but the poor gas mileage, and the high cost may not be worthwhile compared to driving a more fuel efficient car and simply staying in hotels.

Problem with hotels is you have to plan much more carefully to find one to stay at, and may not always have availability when you need it.  I've ran into such problems in the past in popular spots...so a Sprinter van allows me to rest most anywhere as needed.

It's probably true that staying in a hotel may is more cost effective. Especially when you consider that if you're staying in campgrounds, those can run $30 or more per night in some areas.

We do like to stay in campgrounds though, and a van is perfect for that. Our first van was a 1980 Chevy, retired from being an electrician's work rig. When my boyfriend brought it home, I was like, "Geez, what a heap, I don't know if I want to be seen in that!" It was kind of grungy, rattly, and had no AC. He put in some storage and a full-sized bed with a thick foam mattress. After the first night sleeping on that, I was sold! I never wanted to sleep in a tent again!

Another advantage of a van is you can stay overnight for free in rest stops, and sometimes other places as well. Plus, you can pull over anywhere, hop in the back, and make yourself some food or coffee. I also use it for lodging for retreats I go on a couple times a year, instead of sleeping in group quarters or in a tent.

I know vehicles are terrible "investments", but vans do seem to hold their value quite well. And we do like having a second vehicle.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EnjoyIt on May 14, 2017, 11:02:08 AM
Oh man, do I have a bad bout of materialistic lust right now...new truck...espresso machine (and of course, super bad-ass grinder to go with it)...small boat cruise...new laptop...camp trailer...

I was just posting about cfiresim on another thread, and that it gives me 100% success rates in its modeling, even when I load it up with conservative numbers and lots of spending...but we still work pretty hard (DW at her office job, me on my hobby-business).  I think that is fueling part of this lust--knowing that we have a more than sufficient stash that we continue to pad rather than fully RE'ing.

Nice place to be. . .Congrats.  Sounds like you can afford the fancy espresso machine and grinder.  What are you looking at?  I too am in the market for new/improved equipment. Still researching the grinder, but I am seriously thinking about purchasing the Profitec 700 or the Lucca m58.  Currently leaning towards the Lucca for the joystick handles and the nicer portafilter. I am a little detracted through that the only place to buy it is from Clive's. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: crispy on May 14, 2017, 01:10:14 PM
I want a tiny vintage camper. They are so cute and look like a fun way to travel. One day...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dodojojo on May 14, 2017, 08:04:27 PM
A city/commuter/cross bike.  My 2001 entry level road tweaked to be a frankenstein city bike is no longer sufficient.

Longer story short--I wanna a new bike.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on May 14, 2017, 08:43:11 PM
Winter clothes. Cable-knit socks and new slippers and a navy coat and a new scarf...

My wardrobe is fine, so I shall just continue in my current pattern of adding everything to an online shopping cart then closing the window, closing my laptop and finding something else to do instead of spending money on things for which I have perfectly satisfactory alternatives.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: bryan995 on May 15, 2017, 12:08:36 AM
We've been eyeing a $992,000 new construction home. 4bed/3.5bath 2700sqft. SoCal coastal living.

Given our outrageous $2600/mo 1bed/1bath rent, current low-low mortgage rates, and the potential tax savings given our income... it's been hard to move on from this one :).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: spokey doke on May 15, 2017, 09:42:25 AM
Oh man, do I have a bad bout of materialistic lust right now...new truck...espresso machine (and of course, super bad-ass grinder to go with it)...small boat cruise...new laptop...camp trailer...

I was just posting about cfiresim on another thread, and that it gives me 100% success rates in its modeling, even when I load it up with conservative numbers and lots of spending...but we still work pretty hard (DW at her office job, me on my hobby-business).  I think that is fueling part of this lust--knowing that we have a more than sufficient stash that we continue to pad rather than fully RE'ing.

Nice place to be. . .Congrats.  Sounds like you can afford the fancy espresso machine and grinder.  What are you looking at?  I too am in the market for new/improved equipment. Still researching the grinder, but I am seriously thinking about purchasing the Profitec 700 or the Lucca m58.  Currently leaning towards the Lucca for the joystick handles and the nicer portafilter. I am a little detracted through that the only place to buy it is from Clive's.

The Lucca A53 and the Eureka 65E is the combo what I want...and I don't (yet) have any reason to not want to go through Clive's...they have been really helpful thus far (and in my past dealings with them)

...does foregoing the $600 Bubinga wood panels make this a mustachian purchase?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EnjoyIt on May 15, 2017, 10:23:06 AM

The Lucca A53 and the Eureka 65E is the combo what I want...and I don't (yet) have any reason to not want to go through Clive's...they have been really helpful thus far (and in my past dealings with them)

...does foregoing the $600 Bubinga wood panels make this a mustachian purchase?
My concern with Clive's is not them, it is that they are the only one out there that I can order parts from to service this machine in the future.  They will have me by the short and curlies.

May I ask why the A53 instead of something with the E61 grouphead?  And yes saving a few hundred bucks on not getting wood is very mustachian of us :) Not to mention I think the steal look is so much more bad ass.

May I also ask why the Eureka? I am currently researching what grinder to upgrade to and have not looked at this one yet. Seams to be in my price range.  I see Clive's sells it as a combo deal for what seams to be a reasonable price.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: yyc-phil on May 15, 2017, 11:00:27 AM
I am lusting for a Sportsmobile as a live-in/travel vehicle. The Sportsmobile has everything I am looking for in vehicle for overland travel. That's pretty much the only thing I want. But with a price tag between $50K and $100K, I can't see how I could fit this purchase within my budget.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JayhawkRacer on May 15, 2017, 11:16:50 AM
I'm really wanting a drone. But spending somewhere between $400-$1500 and having to deal with all the FAA and local regulations just doesn't seem worth it. I might try to rent one for a weekend just to satisfy my desire and prove to myself it's too much of a hassle!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Sydneystache on May 15, 2017, 02:54:50 PM
I'm really wanting a drone. But spending somewhere between $400-$1500 and having to deal with all the FAA and local regulations just doesn't seem worth it. I might try to rent one for a weekend just to satisfy my desire and prove to myself it's too much of a hassle!

Some naughty drone owners have been flying over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is illegal. Last week, one drone owner lost control and the drone crashed into a car. The driver had dashcam footage of it. Luckily, he didn't hit into anyone else. Our FAA here said they'll regulate more if stupid people can't help themselves and spoil the fun for everyone. Sigh.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on May 15, 2017, 05:18:50 PM
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EnjoyIt on May 15, 2017, 05:21:03 PM
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.

Atomic Orange is the fastest color.  93% of people know that.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BlueMR2 on May 15, 2017, 05:22:31 PM
I'm really wanting a drone. But spending somewhere between $400-$1500 and having to deal with all the FAA and local regulations just doesn't seem worth it. I might try to rent one for a weekend just to satisfy my desire and prove to myself it's too much of a hassle!

Yeah, go borrow or rent one.  Odds are you'll get bored pretty quick...  If you don't, well, then apparently you need to buy one for your new hobby.  ;-)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on May 15, 2017, 05:25:36 PM
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.

Atomic Orange is the fastest color.  93% of people know that.

It's really close in color to the MR2 I have now.  I love orange...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on May 15, 2017, 05:43:07 PM
If you give a mouse a cookie...

Got my first bike in a decade a couple months ago. Now I want a new helmet. And a fancy ceiling hoist. And tools for DH to work on the bikes. And so on.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 15, 2017, 06:01:01 PM
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.
Unless it's only worth $24K (or less) for some reason that you're not aware of...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on May 15, 2017, 06:11:09 PM
A 2007 Corvette Z06 with 22k miles in Atomic Orange was just for sale for ~$25k.....about $8k under what it should have been.

I didn't buy it, but someone got a HELL of a deal.
Unless it's only worth $24K (or less) for some reason that you're not aware of...

Yeah...salvage title would do it, but I didn't see anything at a quick glance. I didn't thoroughly look, though. Must refrain...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Cork on May 15, 2017, 10:16:54 PM
Two more things:

(https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb13993706/p5pb13993706.jpg)

(https://images.craigslist.org/00505_6xBApjvcQUd_1200x900.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bones on May 15, 2017, 11:58:19 PM
A table saw and/or miter saw.

I've recently been very interested in woodworking and I received my grandfather's circular saw as a gift (after I expressed my interest in woodworking to my father). I built a really fun DIY sleeping platform for the back of my car with storage space and a fold out kitchen and tested it out on a climbing trip for 4 days and it worked wonderfully and we saved 50 bucks or so on camping (materials paid for themselves already).

Now I want more tools so I can build more things like garden planters and grow my own food (and save money - see, the saw will pay for itself, haha). Although I know that doesn't actually make sense and I need to snap out of spending out of my means even if I think it's for a good purpose. I can build things with the current tools that are available to me right now.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dicey on May 16, 2017, 06:20:33 AM
We've been eyeing a $992,000 new construction home. 4bed/3.5bath 2700sqft. SoCal coastal living.

Given our outrageous $2600/mo 1bed/1bath rent, current low-low mortgage rates, and the potential tax savings given our income... it's been hard to move on from this one :).
We bought a house with similar stats*, so your numbers have no shock value to me. My question is why you need to inflate the size of your living quarters so much? You seem to be holding an apple in one hand and an orange in the other. Your costs to operate such a big house will be much higher and your property taxes alone will be nearly $1,000 per month. If you think  $2600 is outrageous, why do you want to nearly double your housing costs? I'm fine with you buying a house, but 2700 SF on what is most likely a minuscule lot is probably facepunch worthy.

*Our household consists of four adults, it's on a good-sized lot, and it's 3.5 blocks from DH's work. Oh, and we paid cash. Similar stats, totally different situation.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: bryan995 on May 16, 2017, 03:01:06 PM
We've been eyeing a $992,000 new construction home. 4bed/3.5bath 2700sqft. SoCal coastal living.

Given our outrageous $2600/mo 1bed/1bath rent, current low-low mortgage rates, and the potential tax savings given our income... it's been hard to move on from this one :).
We bought a house with similar stats*, so your numbers have no shock value to me. My question is why you need to inflate the size of your living quarters so much? You seem to be holding an apple in one hand and an orange in the other. Your costs to operate such a big house will be much higher and your property taxes alone will be nearly $1,000 per month. If you think  $2600 is outrageous, why do you want to nearly double your housing costs? I'm fine with you buying a house, but 2700 SF on what is most likely a minuscule lot is probably facepunch worthy.

*Our household consists of four adults, it's on a good-sized lot, and it's 3.5 blocks from DH's work. Oh, and we paid cash. Similar stats, totally different situation.

You are absolutely correct that this home would be on a minuscule lot ... might even be able to reach out the window to pass some sugar to the neighbor.

All new-ish homes in our area are massive, this one in particular being one of the smallest being offered.  We first started looking for a ~1800sqft >=3bed, >=1.5bath home, the only ones we could find in desirable areas were built in the 70/80s and need major updating, priced 700k-900k.  All of the new construction is 2700sqft - 5500sqft mansions.  Starting at 950k, and quickly moving to >1.8mil.  So we are not inflating our housing size by choice, it is moreso a function of whether we see to extra $200k jump from an outdated 'small' home to brand new 'large' home as 'worth it'.  Since we are both young-ish and we can 'technically' afford this now, things 'should' only become easier as time moves on.  All of the buyers and competition in our area is in the <800k range, so by spending just a bit more we can avoid the inflated prices and get significantly more for our money.  The new homes would be about a 20 minute commute, wheras the older homes would be above a 10 minute commute. The fact that I am still trying to justify this is as you say, probably facepunch worth :)
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bird In Hand on May 17, 2017, 07:21:45 AM
A paid-off mortgage.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: mcneally on May 17, 2017, 10:45:27 AM
I just bought a $250 Hamilton ticket from a scalper. Actually my parents did because I said that's all I wanted for Christmas last year, but I would have bought it myself. That's just over 1% of my total spending for the year.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: spokey doke on May 17, 2017, 11:07:23 AM

The Lucca A53 and the Eureka 65E is the combo what I want...and I don't (yet) have any reason to not want to go through Clive's...they have been really helpful thus far (and in my past dealings with them)

...does foregoing the $600 Bubinga wood panels make this a mustachian purchase?
My concern with Clive's is not them, it is that they are the only one out there that I can order parts from to service this machine in the future.  They will have me by the short and curlies.

May I ask why the A53 instead of something with the E61 grouphead?  And yes saving a few hundred bucks on not getting wood is very mustachian of us :) Not to mention I think the steal look is so much more bad ass.

May I also ask why the Eureka? I am currently researching what grinder to upgrade to and have not looked at this one yet. Seams to be in my price range.  I see Clive's sells it as a combo deal for what seams to be a reasonable price.

My reading of things suggests both machines have the combo of performing at a high level, being reliable, and also user friendly (and the numbers on the Eureka are impressive (burr size and motor power, along with the adjustable spout and the just barely under counter height).  I also like their look (for a long time I was definitely all about getting an all stainless machine with all the knobs, but keeping those clean can be a pain).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: tomita on May 21, 2017, 09:33:37 PM
a vacation home in another province,
but instead I booked the camping in that area for the whole vacation and it was way cheaper !!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: sultee on May 22, 2017, 12:19:58 AM
If you give a mouse a cookie...

Got my first bike in a decade a couple months ago. Now I want a new helmet. And a fancy ceiling hoist. And tools for DH to work on the bikes. And so on.

Buy a park tools kit to get all your necessary bike tools in one quick lump and then pick up some U hooks and mount them in the ceiling for a cheap bike rack!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Tris Prior on May 22, 2017, 08:39:54 AM
One of my friends posted a link to a vintage-reproduction clothing website. I checked it out and they have swimsuits that actually cover one's body decently! Bathing suit bottoms that are not so high-cut that they require getting a brazilian! One has sugar skulls on it, which is sort of an obsession with mine.

I want it. I never swim or go to the beach. I have not put on a swimsuit in 10 years. I still want it!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: gypsy79 on May 22, 2017, 10:31:18 AM
1. Two new throw pillows for my patio furniture--they will look nice but serve no purpose other than getting in the way.
2. I want to pay someone to paint the interior of my home because I have "paid my dues" and don't feel like doing it myself. :-) Luckily for my bank account, I am too lazy to call a painter just like I am too lazy to paint.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Inaya on May 22, 2017, 03:22:40 PM
Pokemon GO Plus and a long-lasting power supply. I grew up with Pokemon, I met my husband through Pokemon, and I still love Pokemon. I also love exploring the city on foot, which I could do much more efficiently if I had the GO Plus and didn't have to go back home to recharge the phone every couple of hours.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on May 22, 2017, 03:35:29 PM
Lately, I've wanted SO MUCH. Seems to come in big waves for me.

-A front porch swing.

-A bunch of plants to re-landscape the front of my house.

-New work shoes.

-More work clothes for hubby. He doesn't mind re-wearing stuff, but I don't want him to have to.

-Just gave into one big one: an electric mower and edger.

-Drip system for our garden.

-A bunch of fancy fridge and pantry organizers.

-More windchimes.

-Paint, to re-do some rooms... I want them the same colors mostly, just fresh paint! And not matte.

-A new kettle, this one with a swan neck, since I spill ours all the time doing pour overs.

-Refinished cabinets in our kitchen and the guest bathroom.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on May 22, 2017, 03:38:57 PM
I really want to buy an Instant Pot. But I already have a perfectly functional rice cooker and slow cooker. I suppose I'll make do with those until one of them breaks...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: robtown on May 22, 2017, 05:27:37 PM
An Omega juicer for $255 so I bought the higher end one for $350.   I've already feed it spring onion tops, broccoli stalks, spinach, and reject/small/mangled asparagus from my garden so it's earning its keep.     It also blended up some frozen banana and blueberries - surprisingly delicious.     I've made my first quart of soy milk and have my old soy maker for sale.

Oh,  and the Tesla 3  which I expect will take another 2 years to show up.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Optimiser on May 22, 2017, 05:46:43 PM
Pokemon GO Plus and a long-lasting power supply. I grew up with Pokemon, I met my husband through Pokemon, and I still love Pokemon. I also love exploring the city on foot, which I could do much more efficiently if I had the GO Plus and didn't have to go back home to recharge the phone every couple of hours.

I bought an external battery when we went on vacation in November. It has allowed me to play for extended periods a few times since. I can't decide if the GO Plus would be worth having or not. It would be nice to be able to track my distance without having my phone out.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Bumbles8 on May 22, 2017, 05:51:17 PM
I want to buy lightweight(ish) hiking equipment.  Pack, tent, pad, sleeping bad, and all the accessories.

Want to start spending some extended weekends hiking
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: khangaroo on May 23, 2017, 09:26:35 AM
Warby Parker Robinson prescription sunglasses = $175

The driving season is coming up soon with my S2000 group and I've been wearing regular sunglasses but with my eyes not being so bueno anymore, these would make a DRAMATIC difference as I currently wear my non-sunglass Rx WP when I drive and I don't know how I did it before...

I'll probably be able to sneek them in during my next bi-weekly budget as this month's was shot due to a traffic ticket and mother's day T_T

Whoo!! Happy to say I found the room in my budget to buy my WB's and they should arrive any day now - delayed gratification ftw.

Now I'm lusting for a Porter Cable 7424XP with a waxing kit... and summer is right around the corner...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on May 23, 2017, 11:07:26 AM
I want to buy lightweight(ish) hiking equipment.  Pack, tent, pad, sleeping bad, and all the accessories.

Want to start spending some extended weekends hiking

I got most of this equipment during my pre-Mustachian days, but I think you can still get good quality gear on the cheap if you look around. If you have an REI near you, check out their "garage sales". Also check CL and other used outlets.

Finally, and since you live in the SE- hammock FTW! Backpacking with a hammock is lighter, easier to set up, and cheaper (even at retail prices) when compared to a tent. I'll admit it took me a couple of nights to get used to it, but it's now my go-to camping method when the weather is nice.
Title: Saved in the 11th hour!!!
Post by: o2bfree on May 23, 2017, 11:46:32 AM
A NEW Sprinter van for camping. We're currently running a 1996 Savana, which is ok, but it's had problems and we're getting a little leery of taking it on long road trips. Also, we'd like a taller van that we can both stand up in. We'd be happy with a used Sprinter, but it's hard to find them with lower miles, say <100,000. The new models we're interested in start above $40k. We can easily afford it, but dang, that would singe my mustache.
I've also dreamed about a Sprinter van for camping as well... most of them are around $120k - $150k I believe.  What are the new models that are from $40k - $100k?   

So after months of research and frustration trying to find a used van in good condition with low miles, we were poised to purchase a new Nissan NV cargo van, to the tune of around $35k. We can afford it, no problem, and generally keep cars 10+ years, so we felt ok about it.

But we hesitated on the quote from the dealer because they wanted $1,800 to add windows on the two back doors. The build-it tool on the Nissan website showed only $190 for the windows installed at the factory. We took the quote home to mull it over, and decided to go back the next day and tell the guy we'd buy right now if he could do the windows for $190.

But that evening, hubby got on Craigslist again and found a 2006 Ford E150 cargo van with only 26,000 miles on it for $11k! That's about $3k over blue book, but man, those truly low-mile vans are hard to find. "Low-miles" for a cargo van is often over 100,000. Hubby went to check it out, said it was in great shape, so we bought it. It probably needs new tires, but we're still happy with the find. That's ~$23K kept in the stache!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: acroy on May 23, 2017, 11:56:12 AM
An amp. another amp. For the same set of speakers.
I have one, want another to bi-amp.
ahhhh, such sweet sweet 1st-world problems.
Good luck ya'll!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Optimiser on May 23, 2017, 01:08:56 PM
A new computer. I built mine in 2008, and it is starting to feel really slow. I've been building a bunch of different combinations on pcpartpicker, but didn't want to spend the money on a new system.

Just realized I could purchase more RAM for $20. I think it will help tremendously, but I'll know for sure in a couple days.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: ketchup on May 23, 2017, 01:13:47 PM
A new computer. I built mine in 2008, and it is starting to feel really slow. I've been building a bunch of different combinations on pcpartpicker, but didn't want to spend the money on a new system.

Just realized I could purchase more RAM for $20. I think it will help tremendously, but I'll know for sure in a couple days.
RAM is a good bang-for-buck upgrade.  You might just need a new OS install too.  Or an SSD if you're feeling fancy.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: StartingEarly on May 23, 2017, 02:11:18 PM
A live firing Pulse Rifle that would be made out of a Thomson M1A1 "Tommy Gun", a Remington 870 Wingmaster, SPAS 12 heat shield and pump and would involve several hours of development time and probably a day of machining. The guns alone would be about 1200 plus 400 for an SBS and SBR stamp from the BATF the machining and other parts would likely exceed 1000. I am only maybe able to justify it since I can write off the cost as a business expense for my ammo resale business and it would stop almost every 80s kid in their tracks cold to ask 50 million questions. The big question being can I fire it which would be "yes if you buy a few cases of ammo ;)"
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: JLee on May 24, 2017, 11:04:56 AM
I really want to buy an Instant Pot. But I already have a perfectly functional rice cooker and slow cooker. I suppose I'll make do with those until one of them breaks...

Sell them both and buy an Instant Pot. I love mine...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Saving4Fire on May 24, 2017, 11:20:39 AM
An Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch.   So beautiful.   So pointless.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dr. Hasslein: Russian Bot Commander on May 24, 2017, 12:05:54 PM
Big Chill Retro appliances for the remodelled house.

Especially a refrigerator with rounded edges.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: TartanTallulah on May 24, 2017, 03:32:21 PM
My most useless, frivolous, just-don't-go-there wish is a fancy sports physiology lab profile - VO2max, lactate threshold, DEXA scan for both bone mineral density and body fat measurement, accurately measured cycling power profile - and a customised training plan. I'm in my fifties, I enjoy sport but have absolutely no talent for it, and after all these years I have a good feel for what works for me and a bunch of numbers wouldn't turn me into an Olympian or even an international-standard Masters athlete so it's better that I save the cost towards ...

The stupidest thing on my wish-list is a fully suspended, custom built, mountain bike tandem. One of those machines that costs a five-figure sum to build and has the same sort of upkeep costs as a thoroughbred racehorse. My husband and I love road tandeming, and being able to ride rough off-road terrain on a really good bike seems like the obvious next addition to our repertoire. But the reality is "so many bikes, so little time". We're practising delayed gratification. If we still really, really, really want one when we actually retire and have lots of time to go out to play on it, we'll have one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on May 24, 2017, 05:43:54 PM
I really want to buy an Instant Pot. But I already have a perfectly functional rice cooker and slow cooker. I suppose I'll make do with those until one of them breaks...

Sell them both and buy an Instant Pot. I love mine...

So you really think it's worth it that much? Also, I've yet to see an instant pot that is as big as my current slowcooker- we got it for free when a neighbor moved out, and the thing is a beast.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Inaya on May 25, 2017, 08:31:25 AM
I really want to buy an Instant Pot. But I already have a perfectly functional rice cooker and slow cooker. I suppose I'll make do with those until one of them breaks...

Sell them both and buy an Instant Pot. I love mine...

So you really think it's worth it that much? Also, I've yet to see an instant pot that is as big as my current slowcooker- we got it for free when a neighbor moved out, and the thing is a beast.
Mine fit an 8 lb chicken. I had to break it down, but all of the component parts fit. It's the 6L, and they also have an 8L version. It also looks like they've introduced a "budget version" they call the LUX. It doesn't do yogurt, and it looks like it only comes in the 6L. https://www.hippressurecooking.com/which-instant-pot-model-is-right-for-you/
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Inaya on May 25, 2017, 08:39:16 AM
Discussion over in the Overheard at Work thread made me want a spa day. No manicure/pedicure or anything, just a relaxed atmosphere, good massage, and nice long soak in hot water. Bonus for somebody to wash my hair--I loved that part of getting my hair cut, but I think the last time that happened was in 2003.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: steviesterno on May 25, 2017, 02:38:44 PM
A live firing Pulse Rifle that would be made out of a Thomson M1A1 "Tommy Gun", a Remington 870 Wingmaster, SPAS 12 heat shield and pump and would involve several hours of development time and probably a day of machining. The guns alone would be about 1200 plus 400 for an SBS and SBR stamp from the BATF the machining and other parts would likely exceed 1000. I am only maybe able to justify it since I can write off the cost as a business expense for my ammo resale business and it would stop almost every 80s kid in their tracks cold to ask 50 million questions. The big question being can I fire it which would be "yes if you buy a few cases of ammo ;)"

that would be a great thing to generate some social media views to your page. I'm a 3 gunner and I've never heard of your ammo. seeing that pop up would certainly get my interest, so it may be worth while...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: spokey doke on May 25, 2017, 03:15:52 PM
O.K. - enough playing around...

An X-Yachts Xc 38
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: jlcnuke on May 25, 2017, 04:16:20 PM
I could have just invested the money, but I've been lusting after a new bike for a while so I picked this up today.. 2014 FZ6R with under 2k miles on it.

Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Freckles on May 25, 2017, 08:58:56 PM
Discussion over in the Overheard at Work thread made me want a spa day. No manicure/pedicure or anything, just a relaxed atmosphere, good massage, and nice long soak in hot water. Bonus for somebody to wash my hair--I loved that part of getting my hair cut, but I think the last time that happened was in 2003.

That sounds wonderful. Add that to my lusting-after list, too!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Scandium on May 26, 2017, 08:28:20 AM
Thanks to page 1 of this thread I'm now lusting after a DJI mavic ($1000) and maybe a Cyr wheel ($??). Thanks!
Awesome aerial photos of the family and kids on vacation is totally worth a grand right..?
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Dr. Hasslein: Russian Bot Commander on May 26, 2017, 10:23:51 AM
Discussion over in the Overheard at Work thread made me want a spa day. No manicure/pedicure or anything, just a relaxed atmosphere, good massage, and nice long soak in hot water. Bonus for somebody to wash my hair--I loved that part of getting my hair cut, but I think the last time that happened was in 2003.

That sounds wonderful. Add that to my lusting-after list, too!

Massages have enough a healthy angle that you could probably treat yourself to one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: StartingEarly on May 28, 2017, 03:15:58 AM
A live firing Pulse Rifle that would be made out of a Thomson M1A1 "Tommy Gun", a Remington 870 Wingmaster, SPAS 12 heat shield and pump and would involve several hours of development time and probably a day of machining. The guns alone would be about 1200 plus 400 for an SBS and SBR stamp from the BATF the machining and other parts would likely exceed 1000. I am only maybe able to justify it since I can write off the cost as a business expense for my ammo resale business and it would stop almost every 80s kid in their tracks cold to ask 50 million questions. The big question being can I fire it which would be "yes if you buy a few cases of ammo ;)"

that would be a great thing to generate some social media views to your page. I'm a 3 gunner and I've never heard of your ammo. seeing that pop up would certainly get my interest, so it may be worth while...
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I actually just applied for a seller's permit and went to my first show this weekend down in Iowa. I need to get an EIN soon so I can open a bank account for it and eventually have point of sale ability. The company is known as Gun Grub of Wisconsin. My slogan is "Feeding the 2nd Amendment" I sell a variety of ammo, currently 9mm, 40 S&W, 45acp, 223, 300 blackout subsonic, 308 match tracer and 50BMG. 9mm and 223 I don'T have good prices on and 45 the margins are slim. 300 blackout my prices are about unheard of same for 308 tracer.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: BuffaloStache on May 28, 2017, 06:03:21 AM
I could have just invested the money, but I've been lusting after a new bike for a while so I picked this up today.. 2014 FZ6R with under 2k miles on it.
And
Massages have enough a healthy angle that you could probably treat yourself to one.

Is it still lusting if you got it? Also, I don't mean to be a downer but we shouldn't be enabling here unless there is legitimate reasons...
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: lemonde on May 28, 2017, 07:16:44 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/WMC_P_JAIA17_Volvo_XC90_1.jpg/1280px-WMC_P_JAIA17_Volvo_XC90_1.jpg)

It's a Volvo, so it's unreliable as hell, but it's got top notch safety features (http://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/2015/04/volvos-vision-2020-and-the-new-xc90-zero-death-goal.html/).
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: scottish on May 28, 2017, 11:16:11 AM
oh no, volvo lust.
Title: Re: Saved in the 11th hour!!!
Post by: LukeS on May 28, 2017, 07:40:14 PM

So after months of research and frustration trying to find a used van in good condition with low miles, we were poised to purchase a new Nissan NV cargo van, to the tune of around $35k. We can afford it, no problem, and generally keep cars 10+ years, so we felt ok about it.

But we hesitated on the quote from the dealer because they wanted $1,800 to add windows on the two back doors. The build-it tool on the Nissan website showed only $190 for the windows installed at the factory. We took the quote home to mull it over, and decided to go back the next day and tell the guy we'd buy right now if he could do the windows for $190.

But that evening, hubby got on Craigslist again and found a 2006 Ford E150 cargo van with only 26,000 miles on it for $11k! That's about $3k over blue book, but man, those truly low-mile vans are hard to find. "Low-miles" for a cargo van is often over 100,000. Hubby went to check it out, said it was in great shape, so we bought it. It probably needs new tires, but we're still happy with the find. That's ~$23K kept in the stache!

Cool!  I really wanted to finance a new 4x4 sprinter van with high roof and long length, talked my self out of that kind of debt and ended up spending only 900.00 on an old ford g30 passenger van a few months ago. I live out of it 25 days a month.  Would be cool to see how you outfit your new van. 
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Optimiser on May 28, 2017, 08:02:53 PM
It's a Volvo, so it's unreliable as hell

Makes me sad, because that was not always the case.

Speaking of which I was lusting after building a 240 with lots of boost. My brother used to have a 245 with 30 lbs. Of boost and it was a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Spork on May 28, 2017, 08:04:13 PM
Bees.  I'd like at least a couple of hives to start.  I'm foreseeing $1000 honey.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: dreams_and_discoveries on May 29, 2017, 05:38:38 AM
Bees.  I'd like at least a couple of hives to start.  I'm foreseeing $1000 honey.

Ha !

My mum got bees for free, by letting a local bee keeper use her land to keep hives. She has lots of trees/plants that need pollinated that was a win/win, she got some honey of the honey, none of the hassle and the bee keeper could expand his swarms.

So if you can find a local expert that needs more space.
Title: Re: Saved in the 11th hour!!!
Post by: o2bfree on May 29, 2017, 07:56:14 AM

So after months of research and frustration trying to find a used van in good condition with low miles, we were poised to purchase a new Nissan NV cargo van, to the tune of around $35k. We can afford it, no problem, and generally keep cars 10+ years, so we felt ok about it.

But we hesitated on the quote from the dealer because they wanted $1,800 to add windows on the two back doors. The build-it tool on the Nissan website showed only $190 for the windows installed at the factory. We took the quote home to mull it over, and decided to go back the next day and tell the guy we'd buy right now if he could do the windows for $190.

But that evening, hubby got on Craigslist again and found a 2006 Ford E150 cargo van with only 26,000 miles on it for $11k! That's about $3k over blue book, but man, those truly low-mile vans are hard to find. "Low-miles" for a cargo van is often over 100,000. Hubby went to check it out, said it was in great shape, so we bought it. It probably needs new tires, but we're still happy with the find. That's ~$23K kept in the stache!

Cool!  I really wanted to finance a new 4x4 sprinter van with high roof and long length, talked my self out of that kind of debt and ended up spending only 900.00 on an old ford g30 passenger van a few months ago. I live out of it 25 days a month.

Wow what a deal! You'll be growing quite a stach in that rig!

Ours is mostly for camping and hauling sports gear, and sometimes other stuff, so the setup is very basic. No sink or permanent stove setup, just sleeping and storage. In previous vans, DH put in one full-sized bed, with storage for camping and windsurfing gear underneath. Now we're trying two bunks with an aisle down the middle. He built them out of angle brackets, 2x2 wood stock, and plywood. Then behind the driver's seat there's a stack of three large plastic drawers with a small plywood table top. We'll add upholstery panels on the walls, doors and lid to give it a homier feel. Looking forward to a road trip for vacation this year!
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: sequoia on May 30, 2017, 12:46:50 AM
Next door neighbor just bought a Big Green Egg and using it for the first time on Sunday. I have been wanting one, but just can not justify the cost. Maybe when our Weber rusted out, we will get one.
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: Pigeon on May 30, 2017, 07:58:47 AM
A new Subaru Forrester with all the Eye Sight/lane change assist technology.

I live someplace with hard winters.  I hate driving, period, but especially in snow.  I have a 2010 Corolla that is dreadful in snow.  Before anyone tells me snow tires, etc., I have them.  They helped a bit, but that car still sucks in snow.  It replaced a 1998 Corolla that was pretty good in snow, go figure.

Normally, I would keep the Corolla for at least 5-6 more years, but I might spring for the Subaru and give the Toyota to my teen in a year or two.  We are FI and just inherited some money.  I'm thinking for the first time in my life, I might get a much nicer car than I've ever had.
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Post by: teamzissou00 on May 30, 2017, 09:07:03 AM
Lego Ghostbuster Firehouse - you know, for the kids.

(I can never figure out the posting of pics - so here's for sure failed attempt #3)

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/j4_zPFiAXsM/maxresdefault.jpg
Title: Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
Post by: EnjoyIt on May 30, 2017, 02:43:50 PM
Next door neighbor just bought a Big Green Egg and using it for the first time on Sunday. I have been wanting one, but just can not justify the cost. Maybe when our Weber rusted out, we will get one.

I have sad news for you Sequoia. Your Weber will not rust :(
I had a 15 year old weber hand me down that I eventually gave away before buying another weber with a few more burners since the small one was not large enough for our use.
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Post by: Freckles on May 30, 2017, 02:46:23 PM
Lego Ghostbuster Firehouse - you know, for the kids.

(I can never figure out the posting of pics - so here's for sure failed attempt #3)

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/j4_zPFiAXsM/maxresdefault.jpg

I like it, but I would not buy it! We made the mistake of letting our six-year-old watch Ghostbusters and ever since, he's been afraid to go in the bathroom alone. He won't do it. Because a ghost could come out and get him, like the one that attacked the woman in her bathroom in the movie. So no, won't be tempted by that one. :o
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Post by: sequoia on May 30, 2017, 03:58:45 PM
Next door neighbor just bought a Big Green Egg and using it for the first time on Sunday. I have been wanting one, but just can not justify the cost. Maybe when our Weber rusted out, we will get one.

I have sad news for you Sequoia. Your Weber will not rust :(
I had a 15 year old weber hand me down that I eventually gave away before buying another weber with a few more burners since the small one was not large enough for our use.

Haha... I kinda figure that out. We bought ours about 13-14 yrs ago right after we moved into our house. Maybe if we win a big lottery one day...
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Post by: BuffaloStache on May 30, 2017, 04:07:10 PM
Next door neighbor just bought a Big Green Egg and using it for the first time on Sunday. I have been wanting one, but just can not justify the cost. Maybe when our Weber rusted out, we will get one.

I have sad news for you Sequoia. Your Weber will not rust :(
I had a 15 year old weber hand me down that I eventually gave away before buying another weber with a few more burners since the small one was not large enough for our use.

Haha... I kinda figure that out. We bought ours about 13-14 yrs ago right after we moved into our house. Maybe if we win a big lottery one day...

I've heard Big Green eggs are all the rage, but have you tried building your own smoker? Or are they still expensive second hand/ on CL? Might be worth cleaning out a grimy big green egg if you can get it for cheap.
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Post by: EnjoyIt on May 30, 2017, 06:48:02 PM
Next door neighbor just bought a Big Green Egg and using it for the first time on Sunday. I have been wanting one, but just can not justify the cost. Maybe when our Weber rusted out, we will get one.

I have sad news for you Sequoia. Your Weber will not rust :(
I had a 15 year old weber hand me down that I eventually gave away before buying another weber with a few more burners since the small one was not large enough for our use.

Haha... I kinda figure that out. We bought ours about 13-14 yrs ago right after we moved into our house. Maybe if we win a big lottery one day...

I've heard Big Green eggs are all the rage, but have you tried building your own smoker? Or are they still expensive second hand/ on CL? Might be worth cleaning out a grimy big green egg if you can get it for cheap.

Some day I will build a fire pit and see if I can build a smoker as well as part of the pit.  That would be awesome.
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Post by: Mustache ride on May 30, 2017, 10:23:02 PM
Next door neighbor just bought a Big Green Egg and using it for the first time on Sunday. I have bee