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What are your spending vices?

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What are your spending vices?

Postby Adam_CLO » 24 Apr 2012, 15:40

We all have them (I think). For me it's technology. I buy a new cell phone / tablet device almost every year. I justify it by saying it's for work (I make / sell mobile apps). However I spend very little on clothes and any other toys. My wife can spend a lot on makeup supplies and clothes, but she spends very little in other areas so I don't mind.

I figure that we're all allowed to break the bank on that one thing. For some it might be eating /drinking out. For others it might be traveling.

What is it that YOU spend money on, that others might find to be excessive?
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Re: What are your spending vices?

Postby sandman » 24 Apr 2012, 15:49

Shoes and horns. And ukes.
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Re: What are your spending vices?

Postby Taffy » 24 Apr 2012, 15:50

Books. I probably have about 1500 including the boxes in my father's garage, but it doesn't stop me buying more, especially if I see a new one about Taiwan. :doh:
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Re: What are your spending vices?

Postby jimipresley » 24 Apr 2012, 16:05

DVDs, XBox games, Scotch.

If I'm visiting my family, golf and angling gear.
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Re: What are your spending vices?

Postby ceevee369 » 24 Apr 2012, 16:10

I neither resist the last Electronics. Just came back from HK with my new iPad. No I do not need it- I just want it. :oops:
Same for the latest iPhones, 3D TV's, 3D Blue-ray players, HTC Smartphones... iTunes TV shows & Movies, Apple App's and so on...
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Re: What are your spending vices?

Postby Icon » 24 Apr 2012, 16:16

Magazines, which in this day and age is obsolete, useless, almost wasteful.. and in English, to boot, making them outrageously expensive: 560, 790, 980 nts per piece...

Pet toys the pets do not play with. Snacks they won't devour.
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Re: What are your spending vices?

Postby Indiana » 24 Apr 2012, 16:34

Travelling...my husband and I travel about 3 to 3.5 months out of every year, which costs a small fortune (but is worth every penny in my opinion!!!).

We also spend a lot on technology...we both buy new laptops / cameras / iPods every 2 to 3 years, have iPads and Smartphones and are always updating tech stuff in our home.
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Re: What are your spending vices?

Postby Steviebike » 24 Apr 2012, 16:36

Classic cars, houses, paintings, islands <cough>

I think with a name like steviebike it's pretty obvious but, I also like to buy books about cycling and have many that sit there, unopened and unread.

I hate to think how much I've spent on cycling, but it's one of very few things that bring me personal happiness (not so much the stuff but cycling itself).
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Re: What are your spending vices?

Postby Dragonbones » 24 Apr 2012, 16:50

If it reached the level of vice, I would buy something like this:
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products ... kware-set/
or a full set (like a dozen or more) Shun knives.

However, I've got ordinary pots, and have limited myself to just three Shun knives so far, and we need good tools in the kitchen, given how much we cook. So I don't think I've reached vice level yet. A set of a dozen would be vice level. :D

I did drop a pretty penny on one luthier classical guitar. But I play every day, and a bad guitar makes me cringe. The other guitars are dirt cheap. Won't be buying any more guitars, like, ever. So that's not really an ongoing vice.

We eat well, but don't spend extravagantly on ingredients. We cook with real saffron, real vanilla, and some organic ingredients -- but we also economize a lot.

That's all I can think of. I don't know whether any of the above sound excessive to others. :idunno:
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Re: What are your spending vices?

Postby Adam_CLO » 24 Apr 2012, 16:51

I'm impressed by what a diverse group we have here. Keep it coming!
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