The Money Mustache Community

Around the Internet => Antimustachian Wall of Shame and Comedy => Topic started by: BlueHouse on September 04, 2016, 04:40:32 PM

Title: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: BlueHouse on September 04, 2016, 04:40:32 PM
I don't know why this is so appealing to me.  I can't even imagine where I would use it.  But I still want to buy it, even if I give it to someone as a gift. 

http://www.fatboyusa.com/us/lamzac

Don't worry, I won't do it, but I can't figure out what it is about the product or the marketing that makes me want to purchase it. 

Are there items out there that you want to buy but don't really know why?
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MoneyCat on September 04, 2016, 06:40:17 PM
I would love to get rain barrels and a water treatment system and let God provide me with all my water needs, but it doesn't make any financial sense to do that when town water is so much cheaper. Maybe when I FIRE to the desert, though.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: AMandM on September 04, 2016, 09:53:08 PM
A Vespa.  I have absolutely no need for it: I have feet and a bike that can take me to near places, and a car that can take me to far ones.  I suspect that deep down I feel that owning a Vespa will make me look like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: letired on September 04, 2016, 10:04:41 PM
Dinner plates, cool glasses, or cool mugs. Don't need them, have enough. But I am just attracted to the design of some housewares. I suppose I could buy one plate for display.....

This is me! There are a few housewares I 'need' and many more I don't, but I adore looking at them and touching them and admiring them and whatnot.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Goldielocks on September 04, 2016, 11:52:18 PM
I don't know why this is so appealing to me.  I can't even imagine where I would use it.  But I still want to buy it, even if I give it to someone as a gift. 

http://www.fatboyusa.com/us/lamzac

Don't worry, I won't do it, but I can't figure out what it is about the product or the marketing that makes me want to purchase it. 

Are there items out there that you want to buy but don't really know why?

Oh,  that is so funny,  DH bought 2, (he is not MMM, just a good saver) and we got them early in June and LOVE LOVE LOVE them.  We go camping a lot, and have used them to lounge in (easier to bring than a chair lounge).. DS has slept in one instead of a cot, at the beach, under the tent hammock when backpacking (so when it sagged to the ground in the night, no ending up in the dirt), and DS even tried it on the lake  (it worked, but was tippy and took water on between the nylon and inner sleeve).

Purchased through AliExpress directly for about $20 each.

Lasted all summer so far with no sign of wear.   We think it was a very sound purchase.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: steviesterno on September 05, 2016, 09:05:37 AM
I would love to get rain barrels and a water treatment system and let God provide me with all my water needs, but it doesn't make any financial sense to do that when town water is so much cheaper. Maybe when I FIRE to the desert, though.

I ended up getting rain barrels for free from our local FB page. we haven't watered the lawn with sprinklers since getting them! so like $30 worth of parts and a morning to plumb them together and we've been good since. still use town water to drink and cook so this ended us from using treated water for plants and gardens
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: markstache on September 05, 2016, 11:43:25 AM
I think this was actually a clever ad for the lazmac. Now I want one too. I think I'll make one out of a bunch of ziplock bags. What could go wrong?
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: kudy on September 05, 2016, 12:11:53 PM
I kinda want to buy one of these, for all of the geeky data:
https://www.automatic.com/

But it's $100 after a coupon, and it's one of the internet-of-things devices that would be worthless if the company goes under (which I try to avoid)... Truthfully, I never forget where I parked, I already am conscious of how my driving effects my MPG, and I hope to never need the crash detection thingy.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Little Aussie Battler on September 05, 2016, 12:27:01 PM
(http://static.highsnobiety.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/04172724/rolex-cosmograph-daytona-oyster-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: rockstache on September 05, 2016, 01:57:45 PM
I love luggage. I can get lost in luggage departments for hours. I have plenty of good fully functioning cases in various sizes and have no need to buy more. But I always want it.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Cyaphas on September 05, 2016, 03:01:44 PM
Ford Centurion Bronco. It's a four door monstrosity. They even had the 7.3 Powerstroke as an option. I've wanted one as a toy for a very long time. I love driving with the windows or the top down. This thing, you can just remove the top! Also, the 3rd row drops down into a bed. It's tempting, but I just can't justify the cost.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Sylly on September 05, 2016, 04:42:36 PM
Fine jewelry, fine china & other fancy housewares.
I fully realize less expensive versions of these things work just as well, but I can't help but admire and drool over them.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: valsecito on September 05, 2016, 05:57:55 PM
I don't know why this is so appealing to me.  I can't even imagine where I would use it.  But I still want to buy it, even if I give it to someone as a gift. 

http://www.fatboyusa.com/us/lamzac
That's funny. 'Lamzac' means almost literally 'lazy arse' in one of my languages :-)

I was grocery shopping today, and I was tempted to buy a set of highlighting text markers for 5.82. I love studying and marking text on paper. Just felt out of character with my frugal self. First time anything remotely like an urge to buy happens to me in a very very long time. I usually buy just what I think I need.

I might buy one of these again at some point in the future:

(http://www.flevobike.nl/images/producten/Orca/actie-foto/Orca-01-05.jpg)

I used to own the predecessor model. Used it as my commuter vehicle for some time. 70km one way, rather hardcore. Netted me about 20 per round trip in tax free cycling commute compensation :-)

I remember my bearded self arriving to the school gate to teach, and a little boy starting to yell all excited "Jesus in his spaceship!". Memories...
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: kudy on September 05, 2016, 07:04:50 PM
I remember my bearded self arriving to the school gate to teach, and a little boy starting to yell all excited "Jesus in his spaceship!". Memories...

That's really really funny.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Little Aussie Battler on September 05, 2016, 09:51:38 PM
My former boss has a Phillipe Patek - I'd never heard of them, but a coworker saw it and did a bit of investigating. Man oh man - is be scared to wear it out! Fortunately, I am not at all interested in having one...so no watch lust or jealousy.
Patek Phillipe. Beautiful watches.

That particular Rolex is actually nothing special (beyond being new and difficult to find).
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Mrs. S on September 05, 2016, 10:39:15 PM
I don't know why this is so appealing to me.  I can't even imagine where I would use it.  But I still want to buy it, even if I give it to someone as a gift. 

http://www.fatboyusa.com/us/lamzac


I love this... and can imagine tons of use on our travels!!! Do you think it will be good for camping as well? Not buying it though (they don't sell in India)!
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Metta on September 05, 2016, 10:53:18 PM
We just returned from seeing one of these at DragonCon and had to spend the drive home talking ourselves out of buying one because it is expensive, needless because we have a place to game, and impractical because we don't have a place to put it. And yet...

http://geek-chic-hq.myshopify.com/products/vizier-deposit


(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1076/8922/products/207_geekchic_20130209_1024x1024.png?v=1448748024)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: PFHC on September 05, 2016, 10:53:22 PM
Boosted Board2 (https://boostedboards.com/the-board/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwr7S-BRD96_uw9JK8uNABEiQAujbffHGjRH2c6dcBvzScNUD86MC7cXofd5GLdJdIBAsnnI4aAqll8P8HAQ)

Want so bad.

I'm moving to a new city... seriously going to scope it out and see if one of these would make sense.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Sylly on September 06, 2016, 12:19:41 AM
We just returned from seeing one of these at DragonCon and had to spend the drive home talking ourselves out of buying one because it is expensive, needless because we have a place to game, and impractical because we don't have a place to put it. And yet...

http://geek-chic-hq.myshopify.com/products/vizier-deposit

<snipped picture to save space>

Oh my.. beautiful table. At first I thought that 3500 is the price -- at which I thought, too expensive for my blood, but not unreasonable. Then I read further and saw the 10-16k price O.O...
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: 11ducks on September 06, 2016, 01:25:00 AM
Pretty matching stationery and colour coordinated pencil cups/folders/filing trays etc. I've got plenty of crappy work pens and old notebooks, but still, sigh.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: pbkmaine on September 06, 2016, 07:22:06 AM
http://www.segwayminipro.com
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: meghan88 on September 06, 2016, 09:37:29 AM
I'd like a reasonably nice bike instead of my usual $30-$50 Craigslist specials.  Unfortunately, bike theft is a real problem here.  Just last week, a rather average old Trek was stolen from the condo bike room and yes, it was locked - the lock was cut.  And it takes an electronic fob to unlock the door to the bike room.  I've been using a $65 Abus U-lock that cost more than my bike, so I'm fairly immune.  But I do have bike envy from time to time.

Here's a link to something that no one should want or need:  a gold-infused shave for $1000.  One shave.  http://globalnews.ca/news/2907662/montreals-1000-golden-shave/
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Making Cookies on September 06, 2016, 09:55:16 AM
A Vespa.  I have absolutely no need for it: I have feet and a bike that can take me to near places, and a car that can take me to far ones.  I suspect that deep down I feel that owning a Vespa will make me look like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.

Got one. Antique one. It is an absolute hoot to ride. The Harley guys might give you weird looks b/c it doesn't fit into their cultural universe especially if you are male. I lived in Italy for a while and always admired these Vespas. Tough little critters. Wish I had the nerve to own one back then.

I call it my Italian Rubik's Cube b/c learning to work on it is like a puzzle. Everything is easy after you've done it once. The design of this scooter is amazing to me - the ways they made it all fit together and work together.

Let me suggest that you consider what it would cost YOU to maintain. I don't know whether you are a mechanic or have the urge to learn the basic maintenance.

Mine has points/condenser ignition. Carburetor. Several regular maintenance items. Parts are not that expensive but I don't know what shop labor would cost. I just spent a week figuring out how to do some of the adjustments via YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNlLtLdXNz0

I speak some Italian so his video works for me. Now notice his engine is up on a bench. My engine is still attached to a scooter and requires me to lay/lean on the floor to see what I'm doing - middle aged eyes and all that. ;)

Everything on the scooter is rebuild-able so it could last literally generations if the rust is kept away which is helped by inside storage.

The modern Vespas are nice. I see them regularly now here. MUCH less maintenance intensive. Fuel injection. Electronic ignition. Few (if any) adjustments. They have a different kind of charm to me.

Also consider: the Lambretta - new or old. Parts are just as easy to come by. PM me for sources.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLBogthhmjQ

Despite all this for me its the antique scooters. I still recommend them. SO fun. Top speed on mine is roughly 45 mph though the book says 55 mph. Maybe if I weighed 102 lbs and was sized like Audrey Hepburn...

As for the logic of owning one: it isn't much of a money saver in the USA. Insurance is about $11 per month. Fuel economy is supposedly 100 mpg but when fuel costs $2 a gallon who cares? My commute is less than 10 miles so fueling a used car isn't expensive. In an urban environment I suppose it would be easier to park and store a scooter than a car. It wouldn't tolerate year round outside parking well.

I don't look much like Audrey Hepburn riding our Vespa - more like a circus bear taught to ride a scooter.... ;)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: dividend on September 06, 2016, 11:40:41 AM
We just returned from seeing one of these at DragonCon and had to spend the drive home talking ourselves out of buying one because it is expensive, needless because we have a place to game, and impractical because we don't have a place to put it. And yet...

http://geek-chic-hq.myshopify.com/products/vizier-deposit


(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1076/8922/products/207_geekchic_20130209_1024x1024.png?v=1448748024)

You're not alone.  The husband and I tried to talk ourselves into ordering one at PAX a few years ago.  I've hosted probably 50 games nights since then and I still don't think I could justify it.  But ugh... so pretty.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: CheapskateWife on September 06, 2016, 11:46:02 AM
I just talked myself out of buying a pet hedgehog...I suppose this counts, no?
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: tonysemail on September 06, 2016, 12:13:08 PM
I want a vitamix.  I'm such a sucker for good marketing.  Their blender sounds so piffy but it's $400 and I'd be making $6 pies with it =/

I also want BIFL socks like the darn tough vermont socks.  But I have a whole sock drawer full of past socks to wear out.  Can't see spending $40 for socks until I've actually run out of socks.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Rubic on September 06, 2016, 12:49:30 PM
Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional BLUETOOTH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Xv88E-oUg
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Dollar Slice on September 06, 2016, 12:52:08 PM
For many years, I've wanted a chocolate tempering machine. It's hard to imagine something that is less of a "need" than that, unless you run a small business making fancy chocolates. But I've gotten as far as shopping online and comparing reviews/prices and looking at refurb models... or thinking about asking for one as a gift... or storing it at my parents' house because they have so much more space... sigh.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Dezrah on September 06, 2016, 01:22:23 PM
If I believed in such things, that table would go on my vision board. 

I've actually told people before that my dream house includes a large, comfortable, open game room.  In the corner there's a stocked wet bar and coffee station complete with bar stools and a counter to lean on.  I'd have two to three cushy sectional couches, maybe include a TV for console gaming or movies.  The walls would be floor to ceiling shelves for storing and displaying my collection of board games, tabletop books, and graphic novels.  Another corner would have a tall arrangement of ropes and branches for the parrot to climb over because heaven forbid we try to hang out in a room without him.

I'd be happy sleeping in a closet or driving a Gremlin the rest of my life if it meant I could have a room like this.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Kaspian on September 06, 2016, 02:20:27 PM
Bah, inflatable chairs?  You guys have no imagination!!  ;)

How about this:

(http://www.themarysue.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/batmobile.jpg)

Or this:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-83sADdOXG-w/UNcyxRhpPjI/AAAAAAAACXw/xynpdG1ucYk/s1600/Sues_skeleton.jpg)

If I played the lotto, I'd loved to win and be asked, "What's the first thing you're going to buy--a house, a car?"   "...Nope, motherfuckin' T-Rex, bitches--BOOM!" [Mic drop.]

Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Chris22 on September 06, 2016, 02:31:14 PM
Pretty sure Sue is not for sale at any price ;)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: TheGrimSqueaker on September 06, 2016, 03:26:14 PM
Pretty sure Sue is not for sale at any price ;)
Not after the last incident.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Spork on September 06, 2016, 03:31:08 PM
A nice IFR capable high performance airplane.  If we're dreaming, give me a landing strip out back to go with it.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: human on September 06, 2016, 04:16:04 PM
That gaming table would have been awesome to have when my buddies and I played axis and allies world at war expansion . . .

Not sure if people actually need these, but I think some hardcore climbers could justify the expense:http://www.mchalepacks.com/letter/index.htm (http://www.mchalepacks.com/letter/index.htm)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0BzAJRWpJgjcXcks2TGZ2VWtFNWc)

I bought one a few years ago, they are beefy and a little heavy but great for carrying food for two people. I succumbed and bought one, I don't regret it all.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Clean Shaven on September 06, 2016, 04:17:58 PM
That and a fancy camper van. Don't really need one but looking is fun.

I'd like a 7.3L diesel 4x4 Sportsmobile, a Porsche Cayman GTS, and a 75" 4K OLED TV.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Dollar Slice on September 06, 2016, 04:30:43 PM
...and a 75" 4K OLED TV.

I want pretty much anything that says "OLED," just on principle.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Making Cookies on September 07, 2016, 09:09:43 AM
Hey if it maintains it's value why not? I've known alot of antique and custom car guys whose hobby paid for itself b/c the cars never depreciated - and in some cases appreciated.

You've got to be self-reliant. Shop labor is expensive. And you've got to avoid the upgrade treadmill where every so often you have to ad another expensive shiny bit to remain interested in the larger object.

I'm thinking of the guy on one of the car forums I used to read that bought a new $3K-$4K set of wheels/tire combo every 9-10 months.

And the guys on YouTube my son showed me that spend $ on some component b/c it is .08% better and 200% more expensive than the original component. Of course I still think those guys are making YT videos that function as commercials for some brand. 
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on September 07, 2016, 12:22:49 PM
But trilobites are common - and ammonites too.  DD knows what to get for little souvenir presents for me - small fossils.
That is a particularly nice one, BTW.  (and then I looked at your link and yes, it is very nice).
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: meg_shannon on September 07, 2016, 05:37:19 PM
I want a vitamix.  I'm such a sucker for good marketing.  Their blender sounds so piffy but it's $400 and I'd be making $6 pies with it =/

I also want BIFL socks like the darn tough vermont socks.  But I have a whole sock drawer full of past socks to wear out.  Can't see spending $40 for socks until I've actually run out of socks.

I have some Darn Tough socks, and they aren't really but it for life. They don't technically have holes, but all wool has worn off part of the ball of the food leaving a nylon web. Since they don't have a hole, they won't be replaced under the guarantee.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: PFHC on September 07, 2016, 06:17:57 PM
I want a vitamix.  I'm such a sucker for good marketing.  Their blender sounds so piffy but it's $400 and I'd be making $6 pies with it =/
We use a blender a lot. We went through a $50 Oster in less than a year, a $100 Ninja in less than a year, and a $100 Kenmore is less than a year. That's $250 in 2.5 years. So, we pulled the trigger and got a $600 Vitamix. We've had it for four years and the bearing in the blender died. I called Vitamix, they paid to have it sent in, and they did a complete refurbish on their buck. No questions asked. So, its has been more than worth it.

Quote
I also want BIFL socks like the darn tough vermont socks.  But I have a whole sock drawer full of past socks to wear out.  Can't see spending $40 for socks until I've actually run out of socks.
We have Darn Toughs, as well. My wife just passed her 7th year wearing hers. Still going strong.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: whateverdude on September 07, 2016, 07:07:22 PM
Fat tire touring bicycle. I could get by with my Long Haul Trucker, but I really want a Pugsley!
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Making Cookies on September 08, 2016, 09:24:43 AM
We use a blender a lot. We went through a $50 Oster in less than a year, a $100 Ninja in less than a year, and a $100 Kenmore is less than a year. That's $250 in 2.5 years. So, we pulled the trigger and got a $600 Vitamix. We've had it for four years and the bearing in the blender died. I called Vitamix, they paid to have it sent in, and they did a complete refurbish on their buck. No questions asked. So, its has been more than worth it.

What are you blending? OHHHH - you ar ethat guy that makes the "Will It Blend" videos!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBUJcD6Ws6s

Those videos don't inspire awe in my but a sense of awwwww.... ;)

I don't admire the objects but I don't like to see them wasted either from an environmental and financial POV.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: ProfessionalPirate on September 09, 2016, 01:04:41 PM
I want one of these:

(http://www.awhiteroom.com/productimages/kartell-louis-ghost-chair.jpg)

It's a Louis Ghost chair. I don't need one because I already have a chair. Several even. But none of them are transparent :-(

I hope I'll find one at a flea market eventually.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: BlueHouse on September 09, 2016, 01:08:05 PM
I want one of these:

(http://www.awhiteroom.com/productimages/kartell-louis-ghost-chair.jpg)

It's a Louis Ghost chair. I don't need one because I already have a chair. Several even. But none of them are transparent :-(

I hope I'll find one at a flea market eventually.
You know they make knock-offs of these right?  You can get them for about $50 now.  I don't know if that will make you want to rush out and buy one or maybe you wont want one anymore at all because they are no longer exclusive.  I like them too!
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Goldielocks on September 09, 2016, 01:33:05 PM
I want one of these:

(http://www.awhiteroom.com/productimages/kartell-louis-ghost-chair.jpg)

It's a Louis Ghost chair. I don't need one because I already have a chair. Several even. But none of them are transparent :-(

I hope I'll find one at a flea market eventually.

Does it enhance or negate lounging around nude in your home?  hmmm....
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: ProfessionalPirate on September 09, 2016, 02:08:55 PM
You know they make knock-offs of these right?  You can get them for about $50 now.  I don't know if that will make you want to rush out and buy one or maybe you wont want one anymore at all because they are no longer exclusive.  I like them too!

I wouldn't even pay 50,- for a chair I don't need...

@goldielocks, I do think this chair would lend itself well to 'artful posing', if one were into that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Making Cookies on September 09, 2016, 02:16:35 PM
Isn't the white plastic version of this chair the foundation of the America's Funniest Video TV series? j/k

(This is a cool chair though. Never seen one clear. Sure it is made of better stuff than the discount store white chair version)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Goldielocks on September 09, 2016, 03:02:31 PM
This!!   I have wanted to be able to freeze dry since I studied the technology in the early '90's.... and now they have made a home version.  For only $1000's of dollars...




Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: misshathaway on September 10, 2016, 06:11:07 AM
I want one of those endless swim pools that is slightly longer than your outstretched body. They generate a current that you swim against. I live in New England.

Just like this

endlesspools.com (http://endlesspools.com)

only in my basement, next to the washing machine.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: 10dollarsatatime on September 11, 2016, 02:39:27 PM
This!!   I have wanted to be able to freeze dry since I studied the technology in the early '90's.... and now they have made a home version.  For only $1000's of dollars...

I just came to this thread to post this exact item.  Although maybe the blue one.  I've wanted one for years.  I don't want one $3000 worth.  I enter the discount giveaway every time they offer it.  I would possibly pay $1200...
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Making Cookies on September 11, 2016, 03:06:10 PM
I want one of those endless swim pools that is slightly longer than your outstretched body. They generate a current that you swim against. I live in New England.

Just like this

endlesspools.com (http://endlesspools.com)

only in my basement, next to the washing machine.

The way I flail in a pool (b/c I'm anything but graceful) I'd be stubbing my toes on the end multiple times every time I tried to go for a swim.... j/k
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Mr Dumpster Stache on September 11, 2016, 05:53:14 PM
Office supplies. I am a total sucker for desk organizers, daily planners, pen holders, sticky notes, highlighters, etc.

And don't let me anywhere near the big computer desks...
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: SJS on September 13, 2016, 05:22:35 PM
Really, really nice diamond jewelry.  I visit www.bluenile.come a few times a week.  Have purchased from them several times. Have referred a few brothers to their site for "nice" gifts for the wife.  I'm oogling another ring.  Husband says "get it if you want it."  Can't pull the trigger.  (yes, we can afford it).  Figure they will be nice pieces to inherit some day for the younger girls in the family - but I'm specifying who gets what to avoid any arguments! 
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: marty998 on September 14, 2016, 04:15:23 PM
I wanted a 'nice' winter coat. It's Spring here so I won't really get to use it for another 6 months :)

Happily I actually gave into this want...

Retailed for $500 but was on sale and I scored it for $125.

Didn't mind eating the cost (ok... just feel a little green about it). But feel better that I get to walk around in a $500 coat today.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Uturn on September 14, 2016, 04:26:55 PM
A nice IFR capable high performance airplane.  If we're dreaming, give me a landing strip out back to go with it.

Nope.  But I would love a restored Champ or Chief with a C85.  Or a Kolb MKIII.  Even if I had unlimited funds, a Carbon Cub is about as high performance as I want. 
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Helvegen on September 16, 2016, 10:51:28 AM

Fiori di Sicilia and a professional Belgian waffle maker are at the top of the list right now.

I'd like rowing machine and a terrain programmable treadmill. The one at work, it has a terrain setting where you can walk/run on trails through national parks on constantly changing incline.

I'd like a 22ft sailboat.

I'd like a two week cruise around Japan.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: horsepoor on September 16, 2016, 11:13:55 AM
I really want a SoloShot. (https://shop.soloshot.com/)  I will probably end up getting one eventually so I can get video of myself riding for training purposes.  But I want it now, and my horse isn't even broke to ride yet.  Hopefully I can buy a used one next summer.

I've never seen one of those Bronco 7.3 diesel thingies, but now I want to trade my truck for one of those.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Laurenji on September 22, 2016, 12:51:03 PM
There are so many weird things I would love to buy. A 3D printer, a spinning wheel, one of these keyboards (http://"http://www.pckeyboard.com/").
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Brokenreign on September 22, 2016, 01:48:51 PM
Boosted Board2 (https://boostedboards.com/the-board/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwr7S-BRD96_uw9JK8uNABEiQAujbffHGjRH2c6dcBvzScNUD86MC7cXofd5GLdJdIBAsnnI4aAqll8P8HAQ)

Want so bad.

I'm moving to a new city... seriously going to scope it out and see if one of these would make sense.

Me too. I lust after these daily. If you live in a dense city and need to commute through tight urban areas I think they make a ton of sense.

Sadly I live 4km from work, 1 block from dedicated bike paths that take me straight to work, so the board would just be a toy.

I am seriously thinking of pursuing a stupider housing situation purely to justify getting one.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MBot on September 24, 2016, 06:58:32 AM
A professional-grade espresso machine and grinder with a plumbed-in install in my kitchen.

But. I one needs a 10-15k espresso machine

I'll settle for waiting till my debt is paid off and then doing a used Gaggia or Rancilio setup with a refurb  grinder. That, or go ahead with my wholesale coffee roaster/retail storefront idea at some point
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: RetiredAt63 on September 24, 2016, 08:26:54 AM
There are so many weird things I would love to buy. A 3D printer, a spinning wheel, one of these keyboards (http://"http://www.pckeyboard.com/").
Nothing weird about wanting/owning a spinning wheel.  In my circles we own anything from one to four.  Along with spindles, hand cards, drum carders, blending boards, and various looms.  You are just hanging out with the wrong crowd if this seems weird.  ;-)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: I'm a red panda on September 24, 2016, 09:51:12 AM
I don't know why this is so appealing to me.  I can't even imagine where I would use it.  But I still want to buy it, even if I give it to someone as a gift. 

http://www.fatboyusa.com/us/lamzac

Don't worry, I won't do it, but I can't figure out what it is about the product or the marketing that makes me want to purchase it. 

Are there items out there that you want to buy but don't really know why?
Snagshout has had these for like 90% discount a few times
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: joleran on September 26, 2016, 09:26:28 AM
A professional-grade espresso machine and grinder with a plumbed-in install in my kitchen.

But. I one needs a 10-15k espresso machine

Except that takes up too much space.  Have it also rise on hydraulics from the floor and disappear when not in use.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Digital Dogma on September 26, 2016, 09:55:53 AM
I would love to get rain barrels and a water treatment system and let God provide me with all my water needs, but it doesn't make any financial sense to do that when town water is so much cheaper. Maybe when I FIRE to the desert, though.
Not to mention the town water is sent to an accredited lab on a regular basis for testing. I'd stick with city water for potable, but for non-potable uses (flushing toilets, watering garden, etc) a simple strainer and an ozone generator or UV lamp should do the trick.

I've had my eye on a 144hz low latency computer monitor for anywhere between 400-800$ for the last 4 years but haven't pulled the trigger cause my 19 inch decade old monitor still works just fine.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MgoSam on September 26, 2016, 11:30:27 AM

Not to mention the town water is sent to an accredited lab on a regular basis for testing.

YMV due to multiple factors. Sadly politics is one such factor....
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: eljefe-speaks on September 26, 2016, 01:18:01 PM
I found a pair of Ray Bans hanging on the chain-link fence at the tennis court. I wore them for a few months until I lost them myself. Now I have a really annoying desire for expensive sunglasses. Def a want, not a need.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: eljefe-speaks on September 26, 2016, 01:21:56 PM
A Ducati motorcycle. Had one. Sold it. Miss it. Want another. Won't buy one.

Definitely, 100%, absolutely, no-question, most-assuredly sure about that? If you're handy with a wrench, I could make you quite a deal on a Multistrada. (Sorry if I violated some no soliciting rule.)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Ceridwen on September 26, 2016, 01:31:54 PM
I want one of those endless swim pools that is slightly longer than your outstretched body. They generate a current that you swim against. I live in New England.

Just like this

endlesspools.com (http://endlesspools.com)

only in my basement, next to the washing machine.

My friend is getting one of these for her basement (currently building her dream house).  She and her husband are both doctors and I generally SMH at their spending habits, but I am legit jealous of this pool. 
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MishMash on September 26, 2016, 03:04:07 PM
I'm not sure if this counts or not, but my SO (paleontology geek) tends to drool over these (https://www.fossilera.com/fossils/wild-looked-proceratocephala-trilobite-rare-species):

(https://assets2.fossilera.com/sp/71602/other/708x500%3E/proceratocephala-terribilis.jpg)

I've been informed that in the event that we ever win the lottery they are going to be getting a full skeleton and a PhD in paleontology.

There are a bunch of free sites you can quarry trilobites out of in West Virginia, state owned lands that allow collecting.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Cyaphas on September 26, 2016, 03:53:51 PM
I found a pair of Ray Bans hanging on the chain-link fence at the tennis court. I wore them for a few months until I lost them myself. Now I have a really annoying desire for expensive sunglasses. Def a want, not a need.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b7X33U2zjI

Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: No Name Guy on September 26, 2016, 05:31:53 PM
A professional-grade espresso machine and grinder with a plumbed-in install in my kitchen.

But. I one needs a 10-15k espresso machine

Except that takes up too much space.  Have it also rise on hydraulics from the floor and disappear when not in use.
Well, I have a pro grade machine and grinder...just not the plumbed in kind. 

Eat your heart out perusing these guys.
https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/

Single group machines, even at the full on commercial grade, are far less expensive than 10-15k. 

A good quality commercial grade but "made for home" (e.g. not plumbed, uses 120v / 15amp, not 220v) single group machine will only just break into the 4 figure range at the lower end*.  You'll get the full size group heads, double boilers for brewing and steaming simultaneously, etc.

Mine only takes about 2 feet of counter space.....and gets used every morning.

Yes, it IS an indulgence, but one I did many years ago (paid cash) before really going full on MMM / ERE. 

* - at least when I got it some years back.  Prices have probably changed a lot since then, but I haven't kept track since I have one already, with no foreseeable reason to replace it.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Spork on September 26, 2016, 05:45:25 PM
A professional-grade espresso machine and grinder with a plumbed-in install in my kitchen.

But. I one needs a 10-15k espresso machine

Except that takes up too much space.  Have it also rise on hydraulics from the floor and disappear when not in use.
Well, I have a pro grade machine and grinder...just not the plumbed in kind. 

Eat your heart out perusing these guys.
https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/

Single group machines, even at the full on commercial grade, are far less expensive than 10-15k. 

A good quality commercial grade but "made for home" (e.g. not plumbed, uses 120v / 15amp, not 220v) single group machine will only just break into the 4 figure range at the lower end*.  You'll get the full size group heads, double boilers for brewing and steaming simultaneously, etc.

Mine only takes about 2 feet of counter space.....and gets used every morning.

Yes, it IS an indulgence, but one I did many years ago (paid cash) before really going full on MMM / ERE. 

* - at least when I got it some years back.  Prices have probably changed a lot since then, but I haven't kept track since I have one already, with no foreseeable reason to replace it.

I LOL'ed at "only 2 feet of counter space" and "4 figure range at the lower end".  Don't get me wrong, I love my coffee.  But it's still just coffee.  (I am sure I have my own personal gazingus pin that would make you LOL.  I'm not trying to pick on you.)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: misshathaway on September 27, 2016, 06:21:59 AM
I want one of those endless swim pools that is slightly longer than your outstretched body. They generate a current that you swim against. I live in New England.

Just like this

endlesspools.com (http://endlesspools.com)

only in my basement, next to the washing machine.

My friend is getting one of these for her basement (currently building her dream house).  She and her husband are both doctors and I generally SMH at their spending habits, but I am legit jealous of this pool.

Ohhhh. I am so jealous. At one point I actually spent time thinking about how one could rent it out per swim hour to offset the cost. 
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: eljefe-speaks on September 27, 2016, 08:21:29 AM
I found a pair of Ray Bans hanging on the chain-link fence at the tennis court. I wore them for a few months until I lost them myself. Now I have a really annoying desire for expensive sunglasses. Def a want, not a need.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b7X33U2zjI

Ah! I should be spending more time looking in rivers, less time at the tennis court apparently.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: LennStar on September 27, 2016, 09:06:53 AM
If you want to have useless useful geeky stuff (and are european) then this shop is for you:
Enterprise Sushi Set
https://www.getdigital.de/Star-Trek-Enterprise-Sushi-Set.html
or pizza cutter
https://www.getdigital.de/Star-Trek-Enterprise-Pizzaschneider.html
mat with... look yourself
https://www.getdigital.de/Fussmatte-Your-Princess-Is-In-Another-Castle.html
binary watch
https://www.getdigital.de/binaerearmbanduhr.html
bath towel
https://www.getdigital.de/Badehandtuch-42.html
potions
https://www.getdigital.de/Potion-Becher.html
and that was just one page.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: TravelJunkyQC on September 27, 2016, 12:11:27 PM
BUY ALL THE CLIMBING/SURFING/BOARDING/CAMPING GEAR!!!!!!

Oh, and a van... suped up for traveling.

Then, I would become a traveling, writing, sportsing bum. Glory.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: No Name Guy on September 27, 2016, 01:47:56 PM
I LOL'ed at "only 2 feet of counter space" and "4 figure range at the lower end".  Don't get me wrong, I love my coffee.  But it's still just coffee.  (I am sure I have my own personal gazingus pin that would make you LOL.  I'm not trying to pick on you.)
Yeah....as noted, this was a pre-full-on ERE / MMM purchase.  But....I have to say, I'm glad I have it. 

And I have to say that there is no substitute for full crema laden espresso shots in the morning latte.

I doubt if I'd replicate the purchase today though.

FYI - I hadn't heard of "gazingus pin" was and had to look it up.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Goldielocks on September 27, 2016, 02:16:58 PM
I want one of those endless swim pools that is slightly longer than your outstretched body. They generate a current that you swim against. I live in New England.

Just like this

endlesspools.com (http://endlesspools.com)

only in my basement, next to the washing machine.

My friend is getting one of these for her basement (currently building her dream house).  She and her husband are both doctors and I generally SMH at their spending habits, but I am legit jealous of this pool.

Ohhhh. I am so jealous. At one point I actually spent time thinking about how one could rent it out per swim hour to offset the cost.
I love swimming but hated the endless pool... YMMV
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MgoSam on September 27, 2016, 02:56:24 PM
I want one of those endless swim pools that is slightly longer than your outstretched body. They generate a current that you swim against. I live in New England.

Just like this

endlesspools.com (http://endlesspools.com)

only in my basement, next to the washing machine.

My friend is getting one of these for her basement (currently building her dream house).  She and her husband are both doctors and I generally SMH at their spending habits, but I am legit jealous of this pool.

Ohhhh. I am so jealous. At one point I actually spent time thinking about how one could rent it out per swim hour to offset the cost.
I love swimming but hated the endless pool... YMMV

I've never tried one. I can definitely see the appeal, but to me it just looks like a treadmill but for swimming...and I can't stand treadmills (though being in MN, I will use them when weather necessitates).
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: kite on September 27, 2016, 04:46:03 PM
Honda Ridgeline.
Don't need it at all.  Can't stop thinking about how great it would be.  My 16 year old car has 160k miles on it and runs fine.  Cheap to own and maintain.   
But oh, that silly truck looks like fun.....
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: shadowmoss on September 27, 2016, 04:49:09 PM
I don't know why this is so appealing to me.  I can't even imagine where I would use it.  But I still want to buy it, even if I give it to someone as a gift. 

http://www.fatboyusa.com/us/lamzac

Don't worry, I won't do it, but I can't figure out what it is about the product or the marketing that makes me want to purchase it. 

Are there items out there that you want to buy but don't really know why?

It is funny that I just saw these (or a knockoff) at WalMart this morning and couldn't figure out what they were for a minute.  They are $39 here (Phoenix area).
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: AlanStache on September 27, 2016, 07:04:02 PM
I am fairly sure that I would already have this http://imgur.com/topic/Awesome/7Ret0 (http://imgur.com/topic/Awesome/7Ret0) if it were not to big to fit on the shelf.   

But dont feel to bad for me this one is right behind me :-)   

(http://image.ceneo.pl/data/article_picture/96/53/581e-ec69-47f9-b8ba-e9fccb6a73a3_picture.jpg)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: sleepyguy on September 27, 2016, 07:58:10 PM
Haha, that's awesome my 5yr old some would LOVE that!

I honestly have so may "toys" I don't really care much to own much of anything.  Don't care about fancy house/cars/clothes/phones/etc.

What I do care about is 'time'.  Ok I do have a "soft spot" for Camping (canoeing) and Tennis equipment, lol.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Nemesis. on September 27, 2016, 08:09:23 PM
I have a thing for glassware. Martini glasses, margarita glasses, champagne flutes. I don't entertain much and really don't need them but i see some that are so pretty i want them.
I resist though.

Oh, and a toyota tundra with really cool wheels.
I have no need for one but I used to have a tacoma and loved it when lived somewhere i actually needed 4 wheel drive.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: SJS on September 27, 2016, 09:03:17 PM
I have a thing for glassware. Martini glasses, margarita glasses, champagne flutes. I don't entertain much and really don't need them but i see some that are so pretty i want them.
I resist though.

Check out local thrift stores - unbelievable prices on so many of these things - some new, some older, all unique! 
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Spork on September 28, 2016, 07:04:34 AM
I have a thing for glassware. Martini glasses, margarita glasses, champagne flutes. I don't entertain much and really don't need them but i see some that are so pretty i want them.
I resist though.

Check out local thrift stores - unbelievable prices on so many of these things - some new, some older, all unique!

And estate sales!  Dead people don't drink much. What doesn't sell at the estate sales actually is what ends up at the thrift stores.  In other words, estate sales have slightly higher price and nicer selection, thrift stores are cheap with what got picked over.  There's good stuff in both places, you may just have to pick through and do multiple trips to find what you want.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Making Cookies on September 29, 2016, 02:44:27 PM
Boosted Board2 (https://boostedboards.com/the-board/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwr7S-BRD96_uw9JK8uNABEiQAujbffHGjRH2c6dcBvzScNUD86MC7cXofd5GLdJdIBAsnnI4aAqll8P8HAQ)

Want so bad.

I'm moving to a new city... seriously going to scope it out and see if one of these would make sense.

Me too. I lust after these daily. If you live in a dense city and need to commute through tight urban areas I think they make a ton of sense.

Sadly I live 4km from work, 1 block from dedicated bike paths that take me straight to work, so the board would just be a toy.

I am seriously thinking of pursuing a stupider housing situation purely to justify getting one.

What is the range on those things? Can you run a second battery pack on top between your feet?

I know someone with a Hoverboard and it'll do 4 KM I'm pretty sure. Just store it in a steel box for fire protection. j/k
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Nemesis. on September 29, 2016, 02:49:33 PM
I have a thing for glassware. Martini glasses, margarita glasses, champagne flutes. I don't entertain much and really don't need them but i see some that are so pretty i want them.
I resist though.

Check out local thrift stores - unbelievable prices on so many of these things - some new, some older, all unique!

I go for the really fun stuff so it's all been from thrift stores or garage sales. I just don't really need any of it is the problem.
And estate sales!  Dead people don't drink much. What doesn't sell at the estate sales actually is what ends up at the thrift stores.  In other words, estate sales have slightly higher price and nicer selection, thrift stores are cheap with what got picked over.  There's good stuff in both places, you may just have to pick through and do multiple trips to find what you want.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Brokenreign on September 30, 2016, 08:11:03 AM
Boosted Board2 (https://boostedboards.com/the-board/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwr7S-BRD96_uw9JK8uNABEiQAujbffHGjRH2c6dcBvzScNUD86MC7cXofd5GLdJdIBAsnnI4aAqll8P8HAQ)

Want so bad.

I'm moving to a new city... seriously going to scope it out and see if one of these would make sense.

Me too. I lust after these daily. If you live in a dense city and need to commute through tight urban areas I think they make a ton of sense.

Sadly I live 4km from work, 1 block from dedicated bike paths that take me straight to work, so the board would just be a toy.

I am seriously thinking of pursuing a stupider housing situation purely to justify getting one.

What is the range on those things? Can you run a second battery pack on top between your feet?

I know someone with a Hoverboard and it'll do 4 KM I'm pretty sure. Just store it in a steel box for fire protection. j/k

I've read that they get between 8 and 15km in real world usage depending on the type you buy and hooliganism. The Boosted is the only board I'm aware of with removable batteries so you could carry an extra.

I have my eye on a Backfire board as they're considerably cheaper in Canada and supposedly have a 20km range.

They're more expensive than a balance board but it's a huge perk that they won't kill you with cracked skulls and fire.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: ginastarke on October 11, 2016, 12:10:37 AM
A Surly Pugsley. Every time I see one, I can imagine how much fun it would be in snow. However,   We don't have the room to store it, and there's a  line of bikes I already own waiting for repairs.

Chiming in on the Vitamix-  I love mine. My base  for a ton of recipes is blended tomatoes, onions, and summer squash, and it purees the mix into oblivion. My husband can't tell that he just ate a vegetable!
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Ebrat on October 11, 2016, 08:26:23 AM
A Surly Pugsley. Every time I see one, I can imagine how much fun it would be in snow. However,   We don't have the room to store it, and there's a  line of bikes I already own waiting for repairs.

Chiming in on the Vitamix-  I love mine. My base  for a ton of recipes is blended tomatoes, onions, and summer squash, and it purees the mix into oblivion. My husband can't tell that he just ate a vegetable!

A couple bike shops in my town rent them. I keep meaning to do it on a day with fresh snow. I think I'm afraid I'll like it too much and want to buy one :)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: GuitarStv on October 12, 2016, 06:43:08 AM
Fat tire touring bicycle. I could get by with my Long Haul Trucker, but I really want a Pugsley!

I'd think that the heavy tires would make for a terrible touring bike, unless you're planning to roll across the Sahara or something.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Brokenreign on October 12, 2016, 09:21:54 AM
Fat tire touring bicycle. I could get by with my Long Haul Trucker, but I really want a Pugsley!

I'd think that the heavy tires would make for a terrible touring bike, unless you're planning to roll across the Sahara or something.

Mayhaps for bikepacking. Though in my experience a 29+ works better. Less rolling resistance on pavement too.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Kitsunegari on October 12, 2016, 09:46:54 AM
Luxury watches. I'm perfectly aware how wasteful and showy they are, but I can't help liking them. I never bought one and I'll most probably never do it, but man do I like them!
(Crush of the week: a platinum Piaget that retails for about 20k )
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MgoSam on October 12, 2016, 09:55:51 AM
Luxury watches. I'm perfectly aware how wasteful and showy they are, but I can't help liking them. I never bought one and I'll most probably never do it, but man do I like them!
(Crush of the week: a platinum Piaget that retails for about 20k )

Fair enough. I do believe that luxury watches do hold their value fairly well so it might not be the worst use of your money (should you decide to purchase any).
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Chris22 on October 12, 2016, 09:59:34 AM
Luxury watches. I'm perfectly aware how wasteful and showy they are, but I can't help liking them. I never bought one and I'll most probably never do it, but man do I like them!
(Crush of the week: a platinum Piaget that retails for about 20k )

I'm in this boat too. I can't help coveting a nice 4-figure Rolex or Omega.  They're are one of the few heirloom-quality things a man can buy these days.  But I just don't see a scenario in which I drop that much coin on a watch, ever. 
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Slee_stack on October 12, 2016, 10:49:26 AM
I LOL'ed at "only 2 feet of counter space" and "4 figure range at the lower end".  Don't get me wrong, I love my coffee.  But it's still just coffee.  (I am sure I have my own personal gazingus pin that would make you LOL.  I'm not trying to pick on you.)
Yeah....as noted, this was a pre-full-on ERE / MMM purchase.  But....I have to say, I'm glad I have it. 

And I have to say that there is no substitute for full crema laden espresso shots in the morning latte.

I doubt if I'd replicate the purchase today though.

FYI - I hadn't heard of "gazingus pin" was and had to look it up.
We've got a similar $550 fancypants Krups we bought off ebay.  It's nice, but its particular about what beans are thrown in it, so its kind of a pain too.

When it dies, it will likely be both the first and last one we own.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MgoSam on October 12, 2016, 11:20:52 AM
I LOL'ed at "only 2 feet of counter space" and "4 figure range at the lower end".  Don't get me wrong, I love my coffee.  But it's still just coffee.  (I am sure I have my own personal gazingus pin that would make you LOL.  I'm not trying to pick on you.)
Yeah....as noted, this was a pre-full-on ERE / MMM purchase.  But....I have to say, I'm glad I have it. 

And I have to say that there is no substitute for full crema laden espresso shots in the morning latte.

I doubt if I'd replicate the purchase today though.

FYI - I hadn't heard of "gazingus pin" was and had to look it up.
We've got a similar $550 fancypants Krups we bought off ebay.  It's nice, but its particular about what beans are thrown in it, so its kind of a pain too.

When it dies, it will likely be both the first and last one we own.

Doesn't it suck when your possessions seem to possess you?
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Kitsunegari on October 12, 2016, 11:48:25 AM
Luxury watches. I'm perfectly aware how wasteful and showy they are, but I can't help liking them. I never bought one and I'll most probably never do it, but man do I like them!
(Crush of the week: a platinum Piaget that retails for about 20k )

I'm in this boat too. I can't help coveting a nice 4-figure Rolex or Omega.  They're are one of the few heirloom-quality things a man can buy these days.  But I just don't see a scenario in which I drop that much coin on a watch, ever.

I would do it if I won the lottery for at least 2 millions dollars.
But I don't play the lottery, so my chances are slim...
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: thecrazydoglady on October 12, 2016, 12:00:14 PM
A lovesac. Basically a $1,000 bean bag chair. You don't understand until you've experienced it.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MgoSam on October 12, 2016, 12:20:18 PM
A lovesac. Basically a $1,000 bean bag chair. You don't understand until you've experienced it.

This brings back memories. I had a memory foam bean bag type chair in college that I absolutely loved.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Slee_stack on October 12, 2016, 12:44:28 PM
Doesn't it suck when your possessions seem to possess you?
At the risk of sounding religious... Hallelujah!

Even well thought out intentions / calculations when making a purchase can turnaround and bite you with unforeseen consequences.

The initial 'idea' of the super espresso maker was, of course, marvelous.  The reality is that its just OK after having it for a year.  I suspect that in the future, WHEN something breaks rendering it useless and cost prohibitive to fix,  that the entire idea will just become absolutely stupid.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MgoSam on October 12, 2016, 02:16:36 PM
Doesn't it suck when your possessions seem to possess you?
At the risk of sounding religious... Hallelujah!

Even well thought out intentions / calculations when making a purchase can turnaround and bite you with unforeseen consequences.

The initial 'idea' of the super espresso maker was, of course, marvelous.  The reality is that its just OK after having it for a year.  I suspect that in the future, WHEN something breaks rendering it useless and cost prohibitive to fix,  that the entire idea will just become absolutely stupid.

Yeah, a friend of mine "won" an espresso machine. I believe it's a net loss for her as the pods required for it aren't cheap (it took some doing on my part to convince her she didn't need to buy the pods directly from the company), but since she has this "free" machine, she's going to use it whereas before she was perfectly ok with drip.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Sibley on October 20, 2016, 02:17:02 PM
We just returned from seeing one of these at DragonCon and had to spend the drive home talking ourselves out of buying one because it is expensive, needless because we have a place to game, and impractical because we don't have a place to put it. And yet...

http://geek-chic-hq.myshopify.com/products/vizier-deposit


(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1076/8922/products/207_geekchic_20130209_1024x1024.png?v=1448748024)

Completely off topic - Metta - I was at 2015's DragonCon, didn't go this year, but already have my tickets and hotel for 2017. Love DragonCon!
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: meghan88 on November 24, 2016, 05:56:27 PM
Thought I'd revive this thread, as Christmas is coming and the ads are incessant.

I have absolutely no rationale for wanting this, but for the last 20 years or so I've been coveting a Longchamp Pliage large tote bag.  $200 Canadian these days.  I'd be too afraid to use it.  http://ca.longchamp.com/en/handbags/le-pliage/large-tote-bag-1899089

Back in the good old days when duty-free used to offer up some incredible deals, I bought DH a couple of Longchamp leather belts.  He wears them a lot and they still look as good as the day they were purchased.  So, it's a quality brand but ... sheesh.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Dicey on December 02, 2016, 11:20:50 PM
Thought I'd revive this thread, as Christmas is coming and the ads are incessant.

I have absolutely no rationale for wanting this, but for the last 20 years or so I've been coveting a Longchamp Pliage large tote bag.  $200 Canadian these days.  I'd be too afraid to use it.  http://ca.longchamp.com/en/handbags/le-pliage/large-tote-bag-1899089

Back in the good old days when duty-free used to offer up some incredible deals, I bought DH a couple of Longchamp leather belts.  He wears them a lot and they still look as good as the day they were purchased.  So, it's a quality brand but ... sheesh.
Before Pete invented a little thing called MMM, I used to have a thing for their Le Foulonne leather backpacks. I had at least four of them, plus a wallet, all bought at discount, but still a shit load of money. Every one of them wore through on the back where the lower end of the strap attaches. In my working days, I liked using a backpack, as it kept my hands free to schlep samples. I see that the current Le Foulonne backpacks retail for $545.00. Yikes! Now that I'm retired, I only carry a small wallet on a shoulder strap kind of thing. I'd forgotten all about those Longchamps bags. Thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: snacky on December 03, 2016, 12:47:54 AM
I want my knees and boobs underwater at the same time.
(http://www.machwerx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ofuro1.jpg)

And one of these
(http://www.thefrontloader.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/3600_d26d42.jpg)

and a roomba.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: meghan88 on December 03, 2016, 06:15:08 PM
Thought I'd revive this thread, as Christmas is coming and the ads are incessant.

I have absolutely no rationale for wanting this, but for the last 20 years or so I've been coveting a Longchamp Pliage large tote bag.  $200 Canadian these days.  I'd be too afraid to use it.  http://ca.longchamp.com/en/handbags/le-pliage/large-tote-bag-1899089

Back in the good old days when duty-free used to offer up some incredible deals, I bought DH a couple of Longchamp leather belts.  He wears them a lot and they still look as good as the day they were purchased.  So, it's a quality brand but ... sheesh.
Before Pete invented a little thing called MMM, I used to have a thing for their Le Foulonne leather backpacks. I had at least four of them, plus a wallet, all bought at discount, but still a shit load of money. Every one of them wore through on the back where the lower end of the strap attaches. In my working days, I liked using a backpack, as it kept my hands free to schlep samples. I see that the current Le Foulonne backpacks retail for $545.00. Yikes! Now that I'm retired, I only carry a small wallet on a shoulder strap kind of thing. I'd forgotten all about those Longchamps bags. Thanks for the reminder.

Holy poop!  That's a sad story, and I'm surprised at the tale of bad quality, though I only have the belts as reference, and the wear on those is minimal - the buckles don't even make a mark.  Maybe there was a design flaw?

I want my knees and boobs underwater at the same time.

LOL re. knees and boobs! And, is that a death star?  Reminds me of one of my favourite Eddie Izzard skits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 04, 2016, 04:41:12 AM
Ha Snacky - now I want to play with my legos in the tub, like an adult!

Everytime I see the Death Star, I think of the Robot Chicken skit:

 You have a collect call from: Darth Vader (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1d3QWsyk0)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: BlueMR2 on December 04, 2016, 06:49:45 AM
We just returned from seeing one of these at DragonCon and had to spend the drive home talking ourselves out of buying one because it is expensive, needless because we have a place to game, and impractical because we don't have a place to put it. And yet...

http://geek-chic-hq.myshopify.com/products/vizier-deposit


(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1076/8922/products/207_geekchic_20130209_1024x1024.png?v=1448748024)

You're not alone.  The husband and I tried to talk ourselves into ordering one at PAX a few years ago.  I've hosted probably 50 games nights since then and I still don't think I could justify it.  But ugh... so pretty.

We bought one of the entry level models back a few years ago.  Love the table, it's in use pretty much all the time.  If there's not a gaming thing going on, we've got a large jigsaw puzzle in progress.  Not terribly mustachian, but hey, we already own it so we'll keep using it.  :-)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: AlanStache on December 09, 2016, 08:48:24 AM
I want this 3D printer for pancakes (https://www.amazon.com/PancakeBot-PNKB01BK-Food-Printer-Black/dp/B00VU3HUCW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=79GK10931C9BMNK7PR3H&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b21f7431-0e6c-4207-b08b-cc9492e60b0f&pf_rd_i=desktop&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=meggyfin-20&linkId=2edafe935cb3a7ea1e6d56b062e15fb3). It doesn't even make truly 3D pancakes, just cool 2D ones. It is utterly ridiculous and I want it.

The reviews take the product seriously too!  one was like "its cool but takes to long and my kids prefer fast normal pancakes so basically I wasted my money on this."  No shit, a 400$ pancake drawer-bot was a waste of money :-)
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Goldielocks on December 09, 2016, 09:37:58 AM
I want this 3D printer for pancakes (https://www.amazon.com/PancakeBot-PNKB01BK-Food-Printer-Black/dp/B00VU3HUCW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=79GK10931C9BMNK7PR3H&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b21f7431-0e6c-4207-b08b-cc9492e60b0f&pf_rd_i=desktop&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=meggyfin-20&linkId=2edafe935cb3a7ea1e6d56b062e15fb3). It doesn't even make truly 3D pancakes, just cool 2D ones. It is utterly ridiculous and I want it.

How about just a squeeze bottle and drawing image projector so you can trace it (freehand)?
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: meerkat on December 09, 2016, 09:57:52 AM
I want this 3D printer for pancakes (https://www.amazon.com/PancakeBot-PNKB01BK-Food-Printer-Black/dp/B00VU3HUCW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=79GK10931C9BMNK7PR3H&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b21f7431-0e6c-4207-b08b-cc9492e60b0f&pf_rd_i=desktop&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=meggyfin-20&linkId=2edafe935cb3a7ea1e6d56b062e15fb3). It doesn't even make truly 3D pancakes, just cool 2D ones. It is utterly ridiculous and I want it.

How about just a squeeze bottle and drawing image projector so you can trace it (freehand)?

I'm too lazy to do that. Which makes the printer even more ridiculous.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: GuitarStv on December 09, 2016, 10:24:03 AM
A lovesac. Basically a $1,000 bean bag chair. You don't understand until you've experienced it.

This brings back memories. I had a memory foam bean bag type chair in college that I absolutely loved.

An awful lot of us have love sacks firmly attached already as OEM equipment.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: bonkers40 on December 09, 2016, 10:28:58 AM

and a roomba.

I bought my wife a Roomba a couple years ago for Christmas, and when people come over and ask about it she always says its the best Christmas present she's ever gotten. We love that stupid little robot. I have two cats and I have the Roomba do its thing everyday while we're at work and everyday it almost fills its dirty bin. keeps the house so much cleaner. When it eventually wears out or breaks (which should be a long time since most of the parts are replaceable) I will not hesitate to buy another.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: meghan88 on December 11, 2016, 06:55:30 PM
Unicorn meat.  At least, I thought I wanted that, until I saw the ad for Magical Unicorn Poop further down.

https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/canned-unicorn-meat/

Canned air from around the world looks pretty good too.  I hear you can chew the air in Paris these days, so a can of that might be interesting.

For the people on your x-mas list who are so hard to buy for, of course.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: I'm a red panda on December 12, 2016, 07:34:46 AM
I want this 3D printer for pancakes (https://www.amazon.com/PancakeBot-PNKB01BK-Food-Printer-Black/dp/B00VU3HUCW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=79GK10931C9BMNK7PR3H&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b21f7431-0e6c-4207-b08b-cc9492e60b0f&pf_rd_i=desktop&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=meggyfin-20&linkId=2edafe935cb3a7ea1e6d56b062e15fb3). It doesn't even make truly 3D pancakes, just cool 2D ones. It is utterly ridiculous and I want it.

How does one make a 2D pancake? That seems unbelievable to me.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Spork on December 15, 2016, 11:25:34 AM
I want this 3D printer for pancakes (https://www.amazon.com/PancakeBot-PNKB01BK-Food-Printer-Black/dp/B00VU3HUCW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=79GK10931C9BMNK7PR3H&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b21f7431-0e6c-4207-b08b-cc9492e60b0f&pf_rd_i=desktop&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=meggyfin-20&linkId=2edafe935cb3a7ea1e6d56b062e15fb3). It doesn't even make truly 3D pancakes, just cool 2D ones. It is utterly ridiculous and I want it.

How does one make a 2D pancake? That seems unbelievable to me.

This would truly make a short stack.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: WootWoot on December 15, 2016, 11:45:36 AM
A Jaguar like "Inspector Morse" drives. That, and a 1955 Chevy Bel Air in white and aqua.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: GuitarStv on December 15, 2016, 12:09:15 PM
I want this 3D printer for pancakes (https://www.amazon.com/PancakeBot-PNKB01BK-Food-Printer-Black/dp/B00VU3HUCW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=79GK10931C9BMNK7PR3H&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b21f7431-0e6c-4207-b08b-cc9492e60b0f&pf_rd_i=desktop&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=meggyfin-20&linkId=2edafe935cb3a7ea1e6d56b062e15fb3). It doesn't even make truly 3D pancakes, just cool 2D ones. It is utterly ridiculous and I want it.

How does one make a 2D pancake? That seems unbelievable to me.

This would truly make a short stack.

Good for diets though.  It looks like a pancake, but the volume approaches zero.  You can eat as many as you want!
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Shinplaster on December 15, 2016, 01:47:17 PM
A lovesac. Basically a $1,000 bean bag chair. You don't understand until you've experienced it.

This brings back memories. I had a memory foam bean bag type chair in college that I absolutely loved.

An awful lot of us have love sacks firmly attached already as OEM equipment.

   : )
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: rachellynn99 on December 15, 2016, 02:00:36 PM
I have to admit that I love(d) Ulta. It's a little  store that sells makeup, fragrances, bath and body supplies etc. While I suppose makeup can play into the mindset of frugal gals, I was out of control. I would go and just loved shopping there, oh a free gift when you by $40? I'll put some more non-needed things up there on the counter then... Ugh. I've just had to stop going. I haven't been since March of 16 and still look the same, still wash my hair with cheap shampoo and still smell okay.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 17, 2016, 06:36:35 AM
I want this 3D printer for pancakes (https://www.amazon.com/PancakeBot-PNKB01BK-Food-Printer-Black/dp/B00VU3HUCW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=79GK10931C9BMNK7PR3H&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=b21f7431-0e6c-4207-b08b-cc9492e60b0f&pf_rd_i=desktop&th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=meggyfin-20&linkId=2edafe935cb3a7ea1e6d56b062e15fb3). It doesn't even make truly 3D pancakes, just cool 2D ones. It is utterly ridiculous and I want it.

How does one make a 2D pancake? That seems unbelievable to me.

I was using the term 2D loosely, it's a normal pancake and not, say, a small statue made of pancakes (http://www.jimspancakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Star-wars-pancakes.jpg) without human assembly required.

Oh my... I wonder what I would do if I loved pancakes enough to make statues out of them...
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: WootWoot on November 07, 2017, 11:26:48 AM
I've never understand why people buy electric meat slicers.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MgoSam on November 07, 2017, 12:17:31 PM
 Well I think they make sense if they are used. My tenant/roommate has one. He retired at year's end but prior to that he would bake hams all the time and slice them himself for his weekly meals. I think he got plenty of use out of it over the years to justify its upfront cost.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: AlanStache on November 07, 2017, 12:25:50 PM
??? I was thinking we were talking about a 35$ electric knife, but google tells me "electric meat slicers" are actually the big mounted circular saws contraptions behind the deli counter.  It seems rather excessive in all respects for home use but if someone uses it...
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: BlueHouse on November 07, 2017, 12:46:26 PM
I've never understand why people buy electric meat slicers.
A grade school friend of mine had one in their kitchen.  They had 9 kids and bought all their meat in giant tubes or carcasses. 
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: GuitarStv on November 07, 2017, 01:00:04 PM
I've never understand why people buy electric meat slicers.
A grade school friend of mine had one in their kitchen.  They had 9 kids and bought all their meat in giant tubes or carcasses.

Also, if one of the kids gets out of line you don't need to purchase a new carcass for the month.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Uturn on November 07, 2017, 01:09:30 PM
I got a meat slicer as a gift, and it came in handy.  But it broke.  I would love to have another, but only if someone were to gift it to me.  They are great for hams and slicing beef for the dehydrator.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: onehair on November 07, 2017, 01:11:56 PM
I want one of those air fryers and an Instant Pot.  I have a perfectly good Crock Pot. I can fry things just fine though disposing of the oil is always a pain.  I live in an apartment with virtually no counter space but I want those two items.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Hula Hoop on November 07, 2017, 01:38:10 PM
I really want a Thermomix/Bimby.

And a Roomba.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Dave1442397 on November 08, 2017, 06:09:24 AM
I want an Instant Pot.

I bought one for my wife last year, and all she's done with it so far is take the wrapping paper off the box. I'm going to wrap it again and put it back under the tree this year :)

She really wanted it, but then saw some YouTube video where someone misused it and caused a food explosion in their kitchen. I think she's been afraid to try it since.
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: Uturn on November 08, 2017, 07:40:52 AM
A friend gave me an air fryer for Christmas last year.  I thought "oooh, cool!"  But after 3 or 4 times using it, the novelty wore off and it is a rarely used item.  By GF at the time said that she wanted one, so I told her to borrow mine for a while first.  She brought it back after a few weeks and said it was not worth the money and loss of counter space.  My friend who gave it to me absolutely loves his.

See if you can borrow one before plunking down your money. 
Title: Re: Things you want but don't need (in fact, no one needs them, ever)!
Post by: MishMash on November 19, 2017, 05:35:59 PM
A lovesac. Basically a $1,000 bean bag chair. You don't understand until you've experienced it.

We "inherited" one of the extra large ones from DH's dad when he moved in, I'm awaiting spinal surgery, which means I'm pretty much useless most of the day, can't sit, can't stand, that stupid thing has been a LIFESAVER.  I can lay on it for a half hour, then do 20 minutes of "work" (think laundry or cooking or just plain going to the bathroom) them lay on it again.  It's literally keeping me from staying in bed almost full time.  I would NEVER have spent a grand on it but it's useful.