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« Reply #650 on: February 26, 2017, 11:10:38 PM »
Developed a slight addiction to Zambreros (awesome Mexican food) and wasted way too much money (and carbs) this year too!

Zambrero is so, so good. I'm lucky that there isn't one near home or work for me - I think I'd end up getting it once a fortnight or more frequently if it was convenient. As it is, I get it once every few months and REALLY enjoy it.

Mine is situated between my house and my work, easy walking distance from each. I pass by it after bootcamp at dinner time 3x a week too. It's got a hold on me!
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« Reply #651 on: March 01, 2017, 06:21:51 AM »
I need help guys!

1. Spent 1250,- last month on a new matras because I slept really badly on the current one. The cash was meant for bringing down the mortgage though...
2. After that, we spent another 1250,- on curtains for the living room (which we saw while browsing on the way back from buying the matras). To be fair, the current curtains are quite literally falling apart and were free because they were part of the house when we bought it. They work but that about says it all, even my mom (who is quite on the mustachian spectrum) asked me if the curtains were getting a refit?!

WTF are those curtains made of?! I really hope you've typo'd an extra 0 on there.
Mattresses are another matter, if you can't get a good night's sleep that's an issue that can affect your health, but window coverings are hardly worth dropping a fortune on?!
They're made of fabric, quite cheap stuff too when compared to other suppliers (we did shop around quite a bit). Cost isn't just fabric but also made to size and hung (with new rails and such). I don't mind DIY'ing stuff but livingroom curtains is something we look at daily for 10+ years, quality matters in this case.
I did DIY a set of curtains in my previous appartment with a total cost of about 100,- (but also about 1/4th the size of what we need now) but it was just so damn ugly... The only reason I didn't renew them with better stuff is because it was the bedroom and we sold the appartment a year later.

However, all that is justification and I damn wel know it :(

A definite WTF on the curtains. I have gotten very nice living room curtains for $30 or less per pair. And you can get a king mattress from Tuft & Needle for $750.
I don't have Tuft and Needle over here (mainland europe). And I didn't buy from the cheapest source either because I wanted to lie down on it and check how it compared. Also, if the matress doesn't agree with me I can swap the core for minimal cost which isn't possible with the same matress bought online.
Everything I say is my personal opinion which is based on my subjective experience.

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« Reply #652 on: March 12, 2017, 06:05:11 PM »
Paid $70 for a bumper for my car. 100% aesthetic reasons. And the best part is that it has to be painted, so I'm definitely set up for plastidip now which is even more money...

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« Reply #653 on: March 12, 2017, 10:46:46 PM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.

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« Reply #654 on: March 12, 2017, 11:04:57 PM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.
OMG, TP, where are you from? We tend to call it spray paint in my neck of the woods, but I like your name better. Much better. Laughing now.
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« Reply #655 on: March 13, 2017, 06:22:35 AM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.
OMG, TP, where are you from? We tend to call it spray paint in my neck of the woods, but I like your name better. Much better. Laughing now.
This be "sprayer paint" from El Goog:
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This be "rattle can paint" from them search algos:
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« Reply #656 on: March 13, 2017, 07:24:33 AM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.

Plastidip is already pretty cheap and I would prefer to do the whole car because I don't like the current color anyway. Plus it would protect the paint. It would be $200 or so for the reusable sprayer (might be able to find someone that has one though) and another $250 or so for the paint.

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« Reply #657 on: March 13, 2017, 09:28:02 AM »
I've seen the Plasti-Dip paint jobs. They can look good. Any idea how long it lasts? The one vehicle I knew that was painted this way was sold a year or so later. I hoped it would be a test case for that kind of paint for me. I know there is temporary paint for car wheels for folks that like to change the color from time to time.

An cheap alternative would be to buy quart cans of Rustoleum (or the equivalent) for $15 and paint a car using a foam roller/brush or using a small spray gun from HF. I have had very good luck with that sort of paint on things. Never painted a car with it but have painted bicycles using it. The trick is to understand that the paint is very delicate for several weeks afterwards until it completely hardens. Internet provides plenty of pics of this method. I used an acrylic enamel paint on a vehicle I own when I wanted to neaten up its appearance. Lasted a decade plus.

Real automotive paint uses some serious chemicals to harden the paint very quickly by comparison. Automotive paint is much tougher and more durable and much, much more expensive. The rattle can touchup paint is affordable. Might cost you a couple of cans of primer and a couple of cans of color to match the rest of the car.

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« Reply #658 on: March 13, 2017, 09:31:04 AM »
I bought pants from a place that was not a consignment store. (But I will admit the fabric is incredibly soft and lovely!) At least they were from the clearance rack.

I also bought a necklace from a local shop, and a slice of delicious pizza. I am a spendy, spendy thing that spends. :(

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« Reply #659 on: March 13, 2017, 09:40:53 AM »
I've seen the Plasti-Dip paint jobs. They can look good. Any idea how long it lasts? The one vehicle I knew that was painted this way was sold a year or so later. I hoped it would be a test case for that kind of paint for me. I know there is temporary paint for car wheels for folks that like to change the color from time to time.

An cheap alternative would be to buy quart cans of Rustoleum (or the equivalent) for $15 and paint a car using a foam roller/brush or using a small spray gun from HF. I have had very good luck with that sort of paint on things. Never painted a car with it but have painted bicycles using it. The trick is to understand that the paint is very delicate for several weeks afterwards until it completely hardens. Internet provides plenty of pics of this method. I used an acrylic enamel paint on a vehicle I own when I wanted to neaten up its appearance. Lasted a decade plus.

Real automotive paint uses some serious chemicals to harden the paint very quickly by comparison. Automotive paint is much tougher and more durable and much, much more expensive. The rattle can touchup paint is affordable. Might cost you a couple of cans of primer and a couple of cans of color to match the rest of the car.

The current paint is in very good condition so I definitely am not replacing it with a permanent but cheap paint job. Hence the plastidip because it can be peeled AND protects from minor scratches and dings. Plastidip can last 3+ years, but by then I'd probably try a new color. For only $300 or so for the whole car, it's very cheap. Still not mustachian though. It might be if you're selling the car, I heard of people selling a car for a good bit more because of how awesome the car looked with plastidip, even with the seller telling people it wasn't permanent.

Also, you will want to hand wash only to protect the plastidip the longest. Either way I would never go to a car wash with regular paint anyway because it scratches it to hell.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2017, 09:44:04 AM by marielle »

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« Reply #660 on: March 13, 2017, 01:52:52 PM »
Thanks for the insight.

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« Reply #661 on: March 13, 2017, 09:50:06 PM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.
OMG, TP, where are you from? We tend to call it spray paint in my neck of the woods, but I like your name better. Much better. Laughing now.
This be "sprayer paint" from El Goog:
https://goo.gl/HjrkqB

This be "rattle can paint" from them search algos:
https://goo.gl/yiBRvf

Nope, no, nope. A paint sprayer is a piece of equment that projects paint that comes from a bucket. Um, yes, there is one in our garage. DH is a painting contractor. That means we get to have a truck, too. White Ford F150, like every other truck in the paint store parking lot. He bought it brand-new, too. Fifteen years ago, lol!

"Spray Paint", courtesy of el goog (stealing that, though I like google-fu, too) looks like this:

https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=980&bih=735&q=spray+paint+can&oq=Spray+paint&gs_l=img.1.2.0l10.3457.7940.0.13180.12.8.0.4.4.0.254.1216.0j6j1.7.0....0...1ac.1j4.64.img..1.11.1277.0..35i39k1.lWmPC0gKDy8

Remarkably like your "Rattle Can". Love that. It sounds like what it is. Onomatopoeia.

+ You very funny, jinga nation.
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Re: FacePunch Me
« Reply #662 on: March 15, 2017, 06:58:15 PM »
You can buy color matched rattle can paint and paint it yourself.
OMG, TP, where are you from? We tend to call it spray paint in my neck of the woods, but I like your name better. Much better. Laughing now.
This be "sprayer paint" from El Goog:
https://goo.gl/HjrkqB

This be "rattle can paint" from them search algos:
https://goo.gl/yiBRvf

 This is what came to mind when I read "rattle can"

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« Reply #663 on: April 21, 2017, 01:12:25 PM »
Unicorn Frappuccino.
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« Reply #664 on: April 21, 2017, 01:38:25 PM »
Unicorn Frappuccino.

The DW bought one the other day!  It was pretty but I didn't like how sour it was.

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« Reply #665 on: April 21, 2017, 03:13:53 PM »
Unicorn Frappuccino.

The DW bought one the other day!  It was pretty but I didn't like how sour it was.
I loved it! That said, one per lifetime is probably enough. However, I would happily consume a bottle of that "blue sauce."
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« Reply #666 on: May 02, 2017, 06:58:46 PM »
Came home to find a puddle coming out of the garage door.  Open it up and find there's a stream of water.  My wife mentions that she's seen water on the floor for a few days.  I track it down and it's the AC unit.  It's dripping like crazy.  I shut it down, and my wife starts panicking.  She can't fathom a night without AC.  She insists on calling a company out, tonight, to deal with it.  I make some calls.  Shop around and the best we can do is a $50 fee for coming out, plus whatever it will cost for the repairs and parts.  We agree to that.

Five minutes before the guy shows up, I am talking with my friend and she's like, "Did you try and shop-vac the drain line?  It's probably that."  I hadn't.  I knew to do that, but with my wife panicking and boxes of paper literally soaked into the floor, it didn't occur to me.

The guy showed up.  It was a clogged drain line.  He took his shop-vac to it.  Cleared it right out.  It was a five minute fix.

Emergency call out: $50
Vacuuming the drain: $95
Total cost: $145

That amount of stupidity hurts.  It will come out of the house maintenance fund, but it is wasted money.  Tomorrow I need to get out there and throw out the ruined boxes.  On the bright side, the reason those boxes hadn't been unpacked is because it was unimportant papers (old work related stuff) that should have been thrown out anyway.  I have to finally toss them.  So, it helps declutter things.

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« Reply #667 on: May 08, 2017, 04:50:39 AM »
Came home to find a puddle coming out of the garage door.  Open it up and find there's a stream of water.  My wife mentions that she's seen water on the floor for a few days.

>.<

Did you suggest that, in future, she mentions random patches of water rather than ignoring them?

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« Reply #668 on: May 08, 2017, 06:00:24 AM »
Had an accident on April 28. Minor fender bender, but the estimate of the repair slightly exceeded 80% of the car's value, so insurance wrote the car off. They're offering me $1500 over what I thought is fair value (based on KBB/NADA).
Now I'm trying to negotiate (via email) buying a used vehicle (2014-2015), but I've forgotten how to buy. Haven't purchased a personal vehicle of me since 2006. Or for family since 2009. I might buy from Carvana and skip the bullshit dealer 'documentation and government fees'. One quote had $450 Government fee, but a quick look at the FL DMV fee site doesn't show anything of this magnitude for a personal vehicle.
I hate shopping. For anything.
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« Reply #669 on: May 08, 2017, 06:08:12 AM »
Just bought a weighted blanket ($189) and set up an appointment to get my car tinted this week ($200-$240). Both completely optional purchases...

Also bought a skydiving ticket and rental car for four days for my trip in Vancouver, but that was only $172 after splitting the rental car with friends. Could be worse I guess. It was cheaper to get the car than take a shuttle to skydiving, as long as one of those days has good weather.

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« Reply #670 on: May 08, 2017, 10:25:41 AM »
Had an accident on April 28. Minor fender bender, but the estimate of the repair slightly exceeded 80% of the car's value, so insurance wrote the car off. They're offering me $1500 over what I thought is fair value (based on KBB/NADA).
Now I'm trying to negotiate (via email) buying a used vehicle (2014-2015), but I've forgotten how to buy. Haven't purchased a personal vehicle of me since 2006. Or for family since 2009. I might buy from Carvana and skip the bullshit dealer 'documentation and government fees'. One quote had $450 Government fee, but a quick look at the FL DMV fee site doesn't show anything of this magnitude for a personal vehicle.
I hate shopping. For anything.

I'm shopping for the next car too. Am actually considering CarMax and Carvana despite their higher prices.

The dealer used car prices are all over the place. I have emailed a few and asked for their best prices and they avoid direct answers. "C'mon in and we'll see what we can do..." Makes we want to scream at them. i don't have time or desire to drive 100 miles that way or 80 miles the other way and play friggin' games with prices.

I didn't enjoy this ~20 yrs ago either (last time I dealt with a car dealer). That time the dealers I visited tried every single scheme in the book. Wasted HUGE amounts of my time and created alot of aggravation to save $5K.

At least we have things like CarFax to help. 
« Last Edit: May 08, 2017, 10:27:30 AM by Tasty Pinecones »

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« Reply #671 on: May 08, 2017, 10:55:37 AM »
Had an accident on April 28. Minor fender bender, but the estimate of the repair slightly exceeded 80% of the car's value, so insurance wrote the car off. They're offering me $1500 over what I thought is fair value (based on KBB/NADA).
Now I'm trying to negotiate (via email) buying a used vehicle (2014-2015), but I've forgotten how to buy. Haven't purchased a personal vehicle of me since 2006. Or for family since 2009. I might buy from Carvana and skip the bullshit dealer 'documentation and government fees'. One quote had $450 Government fee, but a quick look at the FL DMV fee site doesn't show anything of this magnitude for a personal vehicle.
I hate shopping. For anything.

I'm shopping for the next car too. Am actually considering CarMax and Carvana despite their higher prices.

The dealer used car prices are all over the place. I have emailed a few and asked for their best prices and they avoid direct answers. "C'mon in and we'll see what we can do..." Makes we want to scream at them. i don't have time or desire to drive 100 miles that way or 80 miles the other way and play friggin' games with prices.

I didn't enjoy this ~20 yrs ago either (last time I dealt with a car dealer). That time the dealers I visited tried every single scheme in the book. Wasted HUGE amounts of my time and created alot of aggravation to save $5K.

At least we have things like CarFax to help.

We just bought a car for my husband and one dealership completely infuriated me. I asked them if the price on the website was the best they could do on a certain car because the other car I was looking at was about $1000 cheaper, but in a torn 30 miles away and I didn't feel like driving that night. Similar mileage and warranty. I told her I needed to know the exact lowest price so I could go to the bank before it closed for a cashiers check to buy the car. She said it was the lowest price they could do, but for me to come in anyway because sometimes when the manager can see someone in the showroom, they can work out a deal. When I pointed out how this didn't make sense since the online price was the best she could do she tried to back pedal... I can see how it would seem that way. Pissed me off. Bought the car from farther away and then sent her a photo of it when she emailed me to check in the next week.

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« Reply #672 on: May 08, 2017, 10:05:23 PM »
Came home to find a puddle coming out of the garage door.  Open it up and find there's a stream of water.  My wife mentions that she's seen water on the floor for a few days.

>.<

Did you suggest that, in future, she mentions random patches of water rather than ignoring them?

*sigh* I did and she said she had told me about it before. I don't remember her saying it and probably thought she was really saying, "be careful" because she spilled water on the floor. Honestly, I don't even recall her ever mentioning the water until I brought it up, but she insists she said something before.

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« Reply #673 on: May 09, 2017, 12:44:13 PM »
Had an accident on April 28. Minor fender bender, but the estimate of the repair slightly exceeded 80% of the car's value, so insurance wrote the car off. They're offering me $1500 over what I thought is fair value (based on KBB/NADA).
Now I'm trying to negotiate (via email) buying a used vehicle (2014-2015), but I've forgotten how to buy. Haven't purchased a personal vehicle of me since 2006. Or for family since 2009. I might buy from Carvana and skip the bullshit dealer 'documentation and government fees'. One quote had $450 Government fee, but a quick look at the FL DMV fee site doesn't show anything of this magnitude for a personal vehicle.
I hate shopping. For anything.

I'm shopping for the next car too. Am actually considering CarMax and Carvana despite their higher prices.

The dealer used car prices are all over the place. I have emailed a few and asked for their best prices and they avoid direct answers. "C'mon in and we'll see what we can do..." Makes we want to scream at them. i don't have time or desire to drive 100 miles that way or 80 miles the other way and play friggin' games with prices.

I didn't enjoy this ~20 yrs ago either (last time I dealt with a car dealer). That time the dealers I visited tried every single scheme in the book. Wasted HUGE amounts of my time and created alot of aggravation to save $5K.

At least we have things like CarFax to help.

We just bought a car for my husband and one dealership completely infuriated me. I asked them if the price on the website was the best they could do on a certain car because the other car I was looking at was about $1000 cheaper, but in a torn 30 miles away and I didn't feel like driving that night. Similar mileage and warranty. I told her I needed to know the exact lowest price so I could go to the bank before it closed for a cashiers check to buy the car. She said it was the lowest price they could do, but for me to come in anyway because sometimes when the manager can see someone in the showroom, they can work out a deal. When I pointed out how this didn't make sense since the online price was the best she could do she tried to back pedal... I can see how it would seem that way. Pissed me off. Bought the car from farther away and then sent her a photo of it when she emailed me to check in the next week.

Visited CarMax last night. Easiest interaction I have ever had with a business selling a car.

Dealer prices were higher than CarMax, no guarantee I could haggle a dealer below the CarMax price. They are letting me inspect it on their lift. I have 40 yrs of car repair so I know a few things. Makes me feel better anyhow. Carmax plus CarFax and I feel pretty confident about this thing.

Potentially a person could provide their own funds (or go in pre-approved with your own credit union) and buy a car in under 24 hrs without getting mad during the process. Just imagine that...

We'll aim to keep this one 20 yrs land pay it off way early just like the last one years ago.

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« Reply #674 on: May 09, 2017, 02:21:56 PM »
Had an accident on April 28. Minor fender bender, but the estimate of the repair slightly exceeded 80% of the car's value, so insurance wrote the car off. They're offering me $1500 over what I thought is fair value (based on KBB/NADA).
Now I'm trying to negotiate (via email) buying a used vehicle (2014-2015), but I've forgotten how to buy. Haven't purchased a personal vehicle of me since 2006. Or for family since 2009. I might buy from Carvana and skip the bullshit dealer 'documentation and government fees'. One quote had $450 Government fee, but a quick look at the FL DMV fee site doesn't show anything of this magnitude for a personal vehicle.
I hate shopping. For anything.

I'm shopping for the next car too. Am actually considering CarMax and Carvana despite their higher prices.

The dealer used car prices are all over the place. I have emailed a few and asked for their best prices and they avoid direct answers. "C'mon in and we'll see what we can do..." Makes we want to scream at them. i don't have time or desire to drive 100 miles that way or 80 miles the other way and play friggin' games with prices.

I didn't enjoy this ~20 yrs ago either (last time I dealt with a car dealer). That time the dealers I visited tried every single scheme in the book. Wasted HUGE amounts of my time and created alot of aggravation to save $5K.

At least we have things like CarFax to help.

We just bought a car for my husband and one dealership completely infuriated me. I asked them if the price on the website was the best they could do on a certain car because the other car I was looking at was about $1000 cheaper, but in a torn 30 miles away and I didn't feel like driving that night. Similar mileage and warranty. I told her I needed to know the exact lowest price so I could go to the bank before it closed for a cashiers check to buy the car. She said it was the lowest price they could do, but for me to come in anyway because sometimes when the manager can see someone in the showroom, they can work out a deal. When I pointed out how this didn't make sense since the online price was the best she could do she tried to back pedal... I can see how it would seem that way. Pissed me off. Bought the car from farther away and then sent her a photo of it when she emailed me to check in the next week.

Visited CarMax last night. Easiest interaction I have ever had with a business selling a car.

Dealer prices were higher than CarMax, no guarantee I could haggle a dealer below the CarMax price. They are letting me inspect it on their lift. I have 40 yrs of car repair so I know a few things. Makes me feel better anyhow. Carmax plus CarFax and I feel pretty confident about this thing.

Potentially a person could provide their own funds (or go in pre-approved with your own credit union) and buy a car in under 24 hrs without getting mad during the process. Just imagine that...

We'll aim to keep this one 20 yrs land pay it off way early just like the last one years ago.
We looked at Carmax. Got mad when we saw the car we wanted (make, model, year and within the mileage range) for 5k more than another dealership was advertising.

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« Reply #675 on: May 10, 2017, 08:11:18 AM »
Maybe it hinges on location and the popularity of what you want to buy. Their Subaru prices seemed high. $27K for a three year old that MSRP's for $27K new in the lower trim levels? Their car was an middle-ish trim level I think.

Dealer prices on what we wanted were $1K-$5K higher depending on the trim and I can't imagine I'd get much more of a discount from a dealer.

We'll keep it 15+ years like our other car.
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« Reply #676 on: June 15, 2017, 07:57:17 AM »
I semi-impulse bought some Cutco knives from a booth at a festival last weekend. I'm finally at a point in my meager ability to cook that the Target specials that don't hold an edge past 3 slices isn't cutting it anymore. Err... no puns intended. I say semi-impulse because I have been in the market for good knives anyway.

I know they're not great knives, but they will hold an edge and I really liked the weight and balance. I like the ones I already have (they were in the drawer when I moved in). Plus, they have a lifetime guarantee, and somebody will come to my house once a year to sharpen them (including the serrated knives and shears). Overpriced, but I'm basically paying for somebody to take care of my knives for me, because I won't do it on my own (and I realize this is no different than paying somebody to do something like pulling weeds when you could do it yourself). Hopefully this becomes a BIFL situation at the very least.
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« Reply #677 on: June 15, 2017, 08:35:04 AM »
Had an accident on April 28. Minor fender bender, but the estimate of the repair slightly exceeded 80% of the car's value, so insurance wrote the car off. They're offering me $1500 over what I thought is fair value (based on KBB/NADA).
Now I'm trying to negotiate (via email) buying a used vehicle (2014-2015), but I've forgotten how to buy. Haven't purchased a personal vehicle of me since 2006. Or for family since 2009. I might buy from Carvana and skip the bullshit dealer 'documentation and government fees'. One quote had $450 Government fee, but a quick look at the FL DMV fee site doesn't show anything of this magnitude for a personal vehicle.
I hate shopping. For anything.

I'm shopping for the next car too. Am actually considering CarMax and Carvana despite their higher prices.

The dealer used car prices are all over the place. I have emailed a few and asked for their best prices and they avoid direct answers. "C'mon in and we'll see what we can do..." Makes we want to scream at them. i don't have time or desire to drive 100 miles that way or 80 miles the other way and play friggin' games with prices.

I didn't enjoy this ~20 yrs ago either (last time I dealt with a car dealer). That time the dealers I visited tried every single scheme in the book. Wasted HUGE amounts of my time and created alot of aggravation to save $5K.

At least we have things like CarFax to help.

We just bought a car for my husband and one dealership completely infuriated me. I asked them if the price on the website was the best they could do on a certain car because the other car I was looking at was about $1000 cheaper, but in a torn 30 miles away and I didn't feel like driving that night. Similar mileage and warranty. I told her I needed to know the exact lowest price so I could go to the bank before it closed for a cashiers check to buy the car. She said it was the lowest price they could do, but for me to come in anyway because sometimes when the manager can see someone in the showroom, they can work out a deal. When I pointed out how this didn't make sense since the online price was the best she could do she tried to back pedal... I can see how it would seem that way. Pissed me off. Bought the car from farther away and then sent her a photo of it when she emailed me to check in the next week.

Visited CarMax last night. Easiest interaction I have ever had with a business selling a car.

Dealer prices were higher than CarMax, no guarantee I could haggle a dealer below the CarMax price. They are letting me inspect it on their lift. I have 40 yrs of car repair so I know a few things. Makes me feel better anyhow. Carmax plus CarFax and I feel pretty confident about this thing.

Potentially a person could provide their own funds (or go in pre-approved with your own credit union) and buy a car in under 24 hrs without getting mad during the process. Just imagine that...

We'll aim to keep this one 20 yrs land pay it off way early just like the last one years ago.
We looked at Carmax. Got mad when we saw the car we wanted (make, model, year and within the mileage range) for 5k more than another dealership was advertising.

I don't think I would every buy a new car and I would probably never buy a car from carmax or any used car dealership.  I've bought my last two cars on craigslist.  I'm a car guy and I look over everything and then take it to a shop and see if they find anything, they usually want to sell you service so I think they are extra critical, its worth the $30 bucks or so.  I hate going to a dealer and knowing more about the car than the salesman and then get annoyed at them trying to act cool to you like they're big into cars too.

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« Reply #678 on: June 22, 2017, 10:22:15 AM »
Bought tea from the snackbar at work for $1.20. I have both tea (bags and loose leaf) and an electric kettle at my desk. But I'm coming down with ick, and I don't have any make-me-feel better teas at my desk. Snackbar has them.
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« Reply #679 on: June 22, 2017, 03:17:14 PM »
Got sucked into attending two costly dinners (~ $100/person) with friends and family last weekend during a trip back home.  I tried suggesting reasonable places, BYO wine, but was outvoted on both occasions.  Our homies see our annual arrival in town as a reason to go out and celebrate.  Wish they'd offer a home-cooked meal instead, and we'd even offer to bring most of it.  Anyhoo, only a few more years until we move back for good.

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« Reply #680 on: August 08, 2017, 08:28:35 AM »
I've been spending a little bit of real-life money on Pokemon GO. Pokemon is very near and dear to my heart (I met my husband through Pokemon), and spending a couple bucks to make sure we have ample opportunities to catch rare make-believe pixel monsters makes me genuinely happy (plus extra exercise and quality husband time). But I will accept face punches because I swore I'd never spend real money on a phone game.
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« Reply #681 on: August 08, 2017, 09:19:09 AM »
Typical MMM Post

I spent $4.65 on a macchiato at Starbucks when I really just wanted a $3.65 cold brew.  But it was buy one get one free for macchiatos. Also, I gave the free one to my neighbor for his birthday.  Luckily, I used a gift card.  Oh yeah, and I made this purchase because I was awarded 150 stars to do so which equates to a free drink.

I bought a pair of $120 shoes.  But I used a 20% coupon and paid for them using credit card rewards ($100 value / paid $80). Luckily, Ebates had 12% cash back so I got that as well on the $100 value not the $80 I paid for the rewards.  Oh and I signed up for their mailer to receive free shipping (-$8)


Real FacePunch Me post

I just spent over $400 on rocks.  Yes, rocks... Not a diamond... Not an emerald.  $400 on rocks to place in front of my house.
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« Reply #682 on: August 08, 2017, 09:20:27 AM »
I've been spending a little bit of real-life money on Pokemon GO. Pokemon is very near and dear to my heart (I met my husband through Pokemon), and spending a couple bucks to make sure we have ample opportunities to catch rare make-believe pixel monsters makes me genuinely happy (plus extra exercise and quality husband time). But I will accept face punches because I swore I'd never spend real money on a phone game.

What level are you?  Raid passes aren't cheap and XP isn't easy to get without raid passes!
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« Reply #683 on: August 08, 2017, 09:37:41 AM »
I've been spending a little bit of real-life money on Pokemon GO. Pokemon is very near and dear to my heart (I met my husband through Pokemon), and spending a couple bucks to make sure we have ample opportunities to catch rare make-believe pixel monsters makes me genuinely happy (plus extra exercise and quality husband time). But I will accept face punches because I swore I'd never spend real money on a phone game.

What level are you?  Raid passes aren't cheap and XP isn't easy to get without raid passes!

I'm still holding out on the no money on Pokemon Go thing. It helps that I consistently make it into (and hold) a gym so am farming coins that way. Level 31

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« Reply #684 on: August 08, 2017, 11:17:19 AM »
I've been spending a little bit of real-life money on Pokemon GO. Pokemon is very near and dear to my heart (I met my husband through Pokemon), and spending a couple bucks to make sure we have ample opportunities to catch rare make-believe pixel monsters makes me genuinely happy (plus extra exercise and quality husband time). But I will accept face punches because I swore I'd never spend real money on a phone game.

What level are you?  Raid passes aren't cheap and XP isn't easy to get without raid passes!

Just a hair under 30. But I did not want to miss the Legendary Birds, which meant buying extra Raid Passes. Gyms are very hard to hold around here, so I have very few coins (and my phone can't even handle gym battles or raids--I have to use my husband's phone). If there aren't any time-limited Pokemon to catch, I'm happy enough with my daily free pass.
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« Reply #685 on: August 10, 2017, 09:52:27 PM »
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« Reply #686 on: August 10, 2017, 10:21:19 PM »
I spent $400 on a pair of Jimmy Choo black patent leather pumps.

In my defence, I got them on sale at half prize and through a shopping portal so I'll get 4 air miles per dollar spent and I can wear these to work for the next couple of years at least (I only wear them at work not to and fro)


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« Reply #687 on: August 11, 2017, 01:13:46 AM »
I spent $400 on a pair of Jimmy Choo black patent leather pumps.

In my defence, I got them on sale at half prize and through a shopping portal so I'll get 4 air miles per dollar spent and I can wear these to work for the next couple of years at least (I only wear them at work not to and fro)


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I don't get it, $400 for Jimmy Choo or $100 for another brand of quality shoes that could also last you years. Can you actually see on the outside that they ar Jimmy Choo's or are they too small to show the brand?
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« Reply #688 on: August 11, 2017, 07:24:59 AM »
Spent $30 on a pool tournament last week, ended up losing both matches (double elimination). Oops. Though to be fair, I had a good shot at $100 for the top lady since there was only one other girl in the tournament out of 45 people.

Also lost $20 in a tournament the week before.

Probably gonna play again tomorrow but at least I've actually been practicing this week!

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« Reply #689 on: August 11, 2017, 07:40:19 AM »
I've been spending a little bit of real-life money on Pokemon GO. Pokemon is very near and dear to my heart (I met my husband through Pokemon), and spending a couple bucks to make sure we have ample opportunities to catch rare make-believe pixel monsters makes me genuinely happy (plus extra exercise and quality husband time). But I will accept face punches because I swore I'd never spend real money on a phone game.

Holy **** people still play Pokemon Go?  That's still a thing?

Met your husband through Pokemon or Pokemon Go?  PG has only been out for about 14-15 months, right?

That said, I don't know how much you're spending.  Everyone has little guilty pleasures - as long as they aren't recurring/consistent and/or huge $ amounts, it's ok in my view as long as you're hitting your savings rate goals.  Gotta enjoy the journey a little bit.

Mine in the past has been Clash of Clans (I'm a near-original clasher, signed up just a couple months after it debuted) but they've changed the game so much that I'm closer to deleting the app than spending money on it.  Don't think I spent more than $75-$80 on it over 4-5 years -> ended up spending my iTunes gift cards on it since I get most of my music from streaming apps.
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« Reply #690 on: August 11, 2017, 08:08:10 AM »
I've been spending a little bit of real-life money on Pokemon GO. Pokemon is very near and dear to my heart (I met my husband through Pokemon), and spending a couple bucks to make sure we have ample opportunities to catch rare make-believe pixel monsters makes me genuinely happy (plus extra exercise and quality husband time). But I will accept face punches because I swore I'd never spend real money on a phone game.

Holy **** people still play Pokemon Go?  That's still a thing?

Met your husband through Pokemon or Pokemon Go?  PG has only been out for about 14-15 months, right?

That said, I don't know how much you're spending.  Everyone has little guilty pleasures - as long as they aren't recurring/consistent and/or huge $ amounts, it's ok in my view as long as you're hitting your savings rate goals.  Gotta enjoy the journey a little bit.

Mine in the past has been Clash of Clans (I'm a near-original clasher, signed up just a couple months after it debuted) but they've changed the game so much that I'm closer to deleting the app than spending money on it.  Don't think I spent more than $75-$80 on it over 4-5 years -> ended up spending my iTunes gift cards on it since I get most of my music from streaming apps.

It has a pretty consistent fanbase, plus there has been a lot of renewed interest due to the anniversary events and the limited-release legendary birds. Hubs and I met through a Pokemon card game league in 1999. We had a Pokeball cake for our wedding.

We've spent less than $15 between the two of us, and likely won't spend anymore unless there are more limited-duration Pokemon. We would have spent less but we had some transactions glitch and double--decided to keep the in-game currency and use it rather than deal with customer service. It was only a couple of bucks anyway. I'd say we've had way more than $15 worth of fun over the past year+, so the ROI is good.

That said, I've gotten 3 Starbucks chai lattes this week. A bit of a guilty pleasure, and my home-brewed version just doesn't taste quite right. I'll get ~1.5 free drinks for them. I only really do it when I can maximize stars. But so much sugar!
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« Reply #691 on: August 11, 2017, 08:21:02 AM »
^I must have been the only person I knew in the late '90s not to get into Pokemon haha.  That's a cool story for you guys, though.

I was somewhat familiar with a few characters through Super Smash Bros.  I jumped on the Pokemon Go bandwagon last summer but nearly all of our friends stopped playing within a couple months.  All of the "OMG I'm doing this for Halloween this year!" ideas faded before Halloween hit lol.
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« Reply #692 on: August 11, 2017, 09:44:49 AM »
I stuffed $50 in my back pocket the other day and somehow it worked its way out as I was biking home.  Dang slippery plastic Canadian bills.  What's worse is I distinctly recall someone calling out to me on my ride but I ignored them, thinking they were just bike-haters or crazy or both (there are a lot of all those types around here).

To atone, I've been scrounging for returnable bottles, and things to sell on kijiji.  I've just about made up the loss, but my stupidity still pisses me off.
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« Reply #693 on: August 11, 2017, 04:24:24 PM »
I spent $400 on a pair of Jimmy Choo black patent leather pumps.

In my defence, I got them on sale at half prize and through a shopping portal so I'll get 4 air miles per dollar spent and I can wear these to work for the next couple of years at least (I only wear them at work not to and fro)


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I don't get it, $400 for Jimmy Choo or $100 for another brand of quality shoes that could also last you years. Can you actually see on the outside that they ar Jimmy Choo's or are they too small to show the brand?
You can't see on the outside they're Jimmy Choo's.
The Jimmy Choos can be resoled as they have leather soles, I have another pair that I've had for 10 years and resoled twice, the $100 shoes can't as they are not usually leather soles.

Are the shoes 4 times better than $100 shoes? Probably not, that's why I'm posting in the facepunch me post.

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« Reply #694 on: August 12, 2017, 10:47:51 AM »
One reason for liking Birkenstocks: You can replace the soles, especially when you have uneven wear due to your walk...
They also run about $100, not $400.

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« Reply #695 on: August 12, 2017, 12:24:54 PM »
Feeling pretty stingy right now, but this bothers me.

I bought a tub of quark that was about to expire, marked down from .5 to 0.25.

Came home and started to jot down what I bought in my excel sheet. Only to find out that i accidentally scanned the original bar code, not the new marked down one.

I payed the .5!


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« Reply #696 on: August 13, 2017, 07:12:50 AM »
One reason for liking Birkenstocks: You can replace the soles, especially when you have uneven wear due to your walk...
They also run about $100, not $400.
I have 100,- Ecco shoes with a rubber sole, they got resolved after 2 years because one of the soles had a hole (probably tread on something sharp). I still wear them daily and love those shoes :D
I even have colleagues who buy the same model new and like mine better (because I polish them regularly).
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« Reply #697 on: August 15, 2017, 06:17:53 AM »
Adopted a second dog. 5 year old Blue Fawn APBT desperately in need of a home, as her owner was relocating. She is perfectly house trained, gets along great with my two-year-old Red Nose APBT, and follows me everywhere with her tail wagging.

Go ahead. Face punch me. It's worth it.

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« Reply #698 on: August 15, 2017, 06:46:15 AM »
Facepunch for not saving a little extra for something petty or perhaps facepunch for putting up with too much crap when I have the money not to?

Live in landlord got mad at me for not cleaning up after his kitten that made a mess with my toilet paper, so he tried to revoke my w/d and kitchen appliance use as "punishment". Sent him some legal stuff and he got pissed that he was wrong so he tried to retaliate further by making rules like saying I have to remove my cats in 30 days, can't ever change the thermostat even though I pay half, and other petty stuff. I ended up giving my 30 day notice (a little earlier than planned) so I will have to pay more at the new apartment before my friend moves in with me to split rent. But I probably should have moved out a while ago anyway. But then again I just lost $200 because I didn't vacuum up some toilet paper. Meh.

To be fair, I was supposed to rent a house by myself <10 miles from work but it fell through with less than a month left to find a new place...
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« Reply #699 on: August 18, 2017, 08:35:03 AM »
So my wife and her parents conned me into showing up at a theatre event last night. Turns out the event was about buying season tickets. My FIL has difficulty hearing, my MIL is afraid of heights, and I don't ever want to spend money on anything.

So my wife is basically having to engage in triple negotiation to get all of this worked out. Ultimately, it'll be about $700 for us to see five shows, with the in-laws kicking in about $300 for the premiums in our tickets to move us into places in the theatre that will accommodate their issues.

Looking back, it should have been obvious to me that this event would involve spending money. Oh, and I also bought a $5 Heineken to drink while all of this happened. It seems really mustachian to worry about the $5 beer you drink while buying five rounds of $70 theatre tickets.