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Old 03-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #41
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If you can't be one of the cool kids, you can at least impersonate one while holding a shiny new phone... )

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Old 03-05-2014, 10:44 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Koogie View Post
Darn you people... because of you I just went ahead and ordered the Google Nexus 5 phone that I've wanted for the last 6 months but had so far talked myself out of.....

See, it's all your fault...
Super! I hope you enjoy it. I am sure enjoying my new "toy".

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Old 03-05-2014, 10:55 AM   #43
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I would not mind spending money on electronic toys if I knew I would enjoy them. Most of the time, I could not care less and I do not follow the consumer electronics market.

However the above means that I occasionally missed out on stuff that I could really enjoy, and it may not cost all that much. For example, I now have two Bluetooth audio receivers, which let me stream music from either my phone or my laptop. I recently thought of this capability and recognized that it was something I would enjoy.

My laptop has enough disk space to hold my entire MP3 collection, and I will be putting up multiple stereo setups in my 2 homes (I already have 5, no 6 receivers and even more pairs of speakers), so that I can listen to my choice of music whenever and wherever I want to.

Note to self: need to get more Bluetooth audio receivers.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:08 AM   #44
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I think I need a new cell phone. My iPhone 4s only lasts about 4 hrs on a charge. I think I can get the 5s for around $150 and get a trade in of $105 on mine - so about $50 for the new phone. I thought I saw a deal out there for $1 but I can't find it now. Anyway, I also need some woodworking chisels (not really new but cool), and a super telephoto camera lens for wildlife shots. Gotta get my spending done before I pull the plug totally at work.
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:55 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
Sorry, but that snow thrower is a non-starter. No cup holders, for heaven's sake!
Hey, my zero turn mower has a cup holder. I thought the salesman was nuts when he mentioned that feature.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:03 PM   #46
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I can't think of one material item I have any desire to buy. It just all feels like a bunch of clutter. It takes up space. I have to take care of it, find a place to put it, keep it from getting dirty, worry about it getting stolen.

As I get older, I find that experiences are far more enjoyable than things. I get more excited about getting rid of things and having more space after I do.

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