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Perspective on what we spend

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3fngrs, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. ebb soul

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    I does rather seem everyone is justifying their expenses.
    Me? I may have 12 guitars, four amps, most of it in working order.
    This, over thirty years, thou.
    And some of it was more like, ..new band..new guitar or amp, type thing.
    Helps re invent yourself, a bit.
    I'm shure I've sold as many as I have.
     
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    Don't be shy, I have a US made Trek 1100 road bike & a Gary Fischer Gitchee Gumee
    Mountain.. I'm in for $150 or so..
     
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    Gee, and just imagine, some people actually pay sales tax on everything.:cool: Add that up for a year.:lol:
     
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    There will always be some A-hole who'll try to crap on your parade. Tell the moron to mind his' own business.
     
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    Since my car is eligible for "historic" tags, at a much reduced rate, I figure my contribution to the state thru sales tax on my thrift store shopping is fair for all concerned.
     
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    Frody...I fully approve of the way you spend money but I would still like to pound some sand. Have you ever pounded sand? We have a lot of clay here. I'm going to start with clay...
     
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    it's money, not time

    which costs more?
     
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    Pound that clay until it's sand, then pound it some more. :)
     
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  9. Frodebro

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    That depends on the person. My dad will drive across town to save five cents a gallon on gas. I'm not quite as willing to expend an extra 45 minutes of my day for a couple dollars. I once pointed out to him that the cost of the gas consumed to make the drive was more than what he saved at the pump, but I don't think what came out of my mouth ever made it into his ears.
     
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    Oops, forgot to insert quote. Can't seem to do it now.

    Classics!

    I have a 2011 specialized s-works tarmac and a 2011 gary fisher superfly. Bought both frames slighty used and pieced them together.

    If I had bought 4 '52 reissues it would have been a much better investment as the bikes are not worth much now. But I have gotten my money out of them and continue to enjoy them.
     
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    Nice! I have a Cannondale F700 that my brother pieced together with all XTR components. I bought it from him about 12 years ago, and I don't even want to think about what it's (not) worth now.
     
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    Bike depreciation is incredible, I have had a bunch second hand, but the only one I ever made money on was a Raleigh "Sport" 3 speed I bought for $5 at a church rummage sale. I had a friend heading north drop me (and the bike ) off in PA and I toured the Lincoln High Way between Gettysburg & Chambersburg, I was offered $60 for it by a Mennonite gentleman at a diner, which I took, and got the bus home..
     
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    I've had my Trek aluminum frame mountain bike for 25 years, I think it's payed for itself :)
     
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    I've spent many, many times more on traveling and on nice food than on guitars over the years. The guitar budget is nothing really. I have absolutely nothing against dentists and lawyers with fancy gear and lots of it, by the way. Good for them.
     
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    I pay for internet service so that I can look at expensive guitar stuff, exhaustively research what I'm going to buy next, and 9 times out of 10 not end up buying it.

    All things considered, my internet service has paid for itself 1000x over so far just on not buying BKP pickups and Strymon pedals.
     
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    If you are willing to buy your gear used, and shop around a bit, I find that you can usually get most of your money back if you end up selling it later. Heck, I have made money on used gear that I have bought, used for awhile, then sold later. Compared to most other hobbies or sports, music can be pretty inexpensive. Of course if you buy stuff new that has a low resale value and keep repeating that cycle it can get expensive in a hurry.
     
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    If you research your purchases properly, resale value is a nonissue. ;)
     
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    I drive an old, but reliable (touch wood!) Toyota, haven't missed a payment to my ex-wife, rarely buy clothes for myself - or other luxuries, and drink far less than I used to.

    I buy instruments if I like them and their pricetags - and gig them enthusiastically.

    Bills are covered. I work long hours for what I have.

    Ain't nobody's business if I do...
     
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    It all comes out in the end.
     
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    Perspective.
    I could have bought a nice fancy guitar for the price of those new car tires to replace the slicks in the ice and snow we're in up here now. <sigh> I suppose they keep me out of the ditch to play that $20 guitar a few more times.

    Really, used guitars tend to keep more of their value better than nearly any other commodity. No investment value increase unless you bought one new in the 60s, just a neutral value storage medium.

    This book gives another way to look at all this peering with envy -- maybe find it at your local library ;)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003GAN1XE/?tag=tdpri-20

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