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Old 05-16-2013, 04:11 PM   #41
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A new RV. Our current one built in the early 90s works great, is very comfortable and is all we really need. Can't justify the expense to buy a newer one because this one is just fine. But I would love to have one with a king sized bed!

Ooh, just thought of something else. I would love a new soaker bathtub. But I can't have one since I remodeled our master bath last year and decided not to replace the tub because I couldn't find one I liked better. Just after getting done I stumbled on one I really loved. Now I can't justify the cost of ripping out the new work to get the new tub in there. Bummer!
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:21 PM   #42
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I just started retirement and am planning on purchasing:

A used Sportsmobile
A smart phone
A Personal Locator Beacon (I will use the REI gift card my coworkers gave me)
I haven't retired yet but am jealous of your toy list...mostly because of where my imagination goes with regard to the Sportsmobile and Personal Locator Beacon combination.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:24 PM   #43
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #44
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #45
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I have a good cabover camper (9.0) for my 3/4 ton Chevy - both are 2002.
I lust for a dually with a double slide (11.5) cabover - so much room and a nice large bathroom and dinette. But the cost vs. true difference in comfort/room just does not compute for my frugal self.......maybe at DOW 17,000
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #46
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Let's see....what do I want but not need?

A boat
A really fancy coffee maker
A winning lottery ticket

That's about it. Of the three, the only one I'm anyway likely to get is the coffee maker.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #47
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Still regaining my sense of balance after a stroke (very slow going here). But once that's done I wouldn't mind fleshing out the stable a bit. Already ride a cruiser, but would like a nice cafe racer as well (maybe a Triumph Thruxton).

Good luck with the rehab, chilkoot. Riding is an important boost for me as well; get a buddy or two to watch out for you and keep going. The Triumphs look good and sound nice, too.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:23 PM   #48
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The thing that most comes to mind is a 65" flat-screen t.v. to replace my old rear projection model. It's a "want" because my current t.v. still works just fine, but it doesn't have all the newest connections and features (like HDMI and 3D, etc.). Now the funny thing is, I could easily afford to go out and buy a top-of-the-line flat screen with all the bells and whistles today, but my frugal nature says I can probably get another year or two out of the old t.v. Hmmm... it is 12 years old, though. Maybe it's time.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:07 PM   #49
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The thing that most comes to mind is a 65" flat-screen t.v. to replace my old rear projection model. It's a "want" because my current t.v. still works just fine, but it doesn't have all the newest connections and features (like HDMI and 3D, etc.). Now the funny thing is, I could easily afford to go out and buy a top-of-the-line flat screen with all the bells and whistles today, but my frugal nature says I can probably get another year or two out of the old t.v. Hmmm... it is 12 years old, though. Maybe it's time.
My TV is a 1997 27" Panasonic Gaoo. It works just fine. I can't remember the last time I turned it on.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #50
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Another want for a new RV, have a Hybrid trailer, want a Class B like the Sportsmobile or Pleasure-Way.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #51
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Want but not need? A 25 to 30 foot sailboat that I could sail on weekends and summer vacations. I know we could afford it, but only with a significant setback to our early retirement plans. As with other posts, this is one of our live for now vs. enjoy life later trade-offs. Every once in a while I start doing some research and even a little shopping, but so far we have not yet pulled the trigger.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #52
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I want a closet company to organize my closet & then I want someone to organize my clothes , accesories and shoes so I can get ready in a flash & look great .
Great minds think alike. I lust after California closet systems for my two upstairs walk-in closets. It is high on the "to-do" list after I retire next year as I will have the time to sit at home while I get the installation done.

My second want is a new car. I plan to trade in my two aging (but mechanically sound) heaps on a new 2015 luxury car when they come out in the fall of 2014. I will be getting paid for my 180 days of unused sick time and that money will be burning a hole in my pocket.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #53
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Wants but don't need:
a. museum quality civil war era Henry repeating rifle
b. museum quality pre war Martin D-28 with tone to die for
c. restoration work on my 65 Impala SS convertible
d. quality used DP motorhome, approx 40 ft. with late model toad for ER

(may actually get C. and D.)
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You might want to check out ting.com for a smartphone. You can save much money over the big players. I purchased an LG Android phone for $80 and spend less than $11 out the door for data. Note I use PagePlus separately for voice for about $80/year.

-gauss
Thank you very much for the tip. I hadn't heard of that site before, I'll check it out.
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The new Fujifilm X100S camera, so I can ditch my DSLR and heavy lens. I haven't been taking as many pictures, because I tired of lugging the DSLR around with me.
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Interesting camera, Major Tom.

Fujifilm X100S review: Making today?s pictures with yesterday?s design | The Verge
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #58
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The new Fujifilm X100S camera, so I can ditch my DSLR and heavy lens. I haven't been taking as many pictures, because I tired of lugging the DSLR around with me.
I usually switch around between my iPhone, a Nikon Coolpix snapshot camera, and a Canon RebelXT (350D?), depending on the subject matter is, and whether I feel like carrying the big dog.

The smaller cameras take okay pics, though they both only have displays, and no viewfinder. The Canon has bells, whistles, zoom and a telephoto lens, the use of which requires on more component, a tripod of some sort...

No more cameras on the horizon, but I'd buy more guitars if I had any money burning holes in my pockets. Maybe a Fender Tele to complement my Strat, an Epiphone Casino w/P90s, definitely a Martin D28, and a PRS Custom 24, among others. Then there are amps...

And an "motorhome" and a pontoon boat and a...
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Want but not need? A 25 to 30 foot sailboat that I could sail on weekends and summer vacations. I know we could afford it, but only with a significant setback to our early retirement plans. As with other posts, this is one of our live for now vs. enjoy life later trade-offs. Every once in a while I start doing some research and even a little shopping, but so far we have not yet pulled the trigger.
How about a smaller trailerable sailboat in the mean time?
Our annual direct sailboat expenses are in $300 range.
We have a biggest sailboat still fitting an a garage (18ft LOA).
Granted, it's little crowded with our family of 5 and few friends, but everybody is having fun.
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Airplane. I have found it but the owner will not part with it until he finds a replacement of another type. I have been waiting 6 mths...grrrrrrrrrrrr
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