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Old 05-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Want, but don't need

1. Trade in my mandolin ($5-6K) for an octave mandolin.
2. Trade in my current bicycle (Bacchetta Giro 26....weighs a ton) for a Bacchetta carbon 2.0....(doesn't weigh a ton)

That's it....my needs are simple....but expensive, although not for some of you. I could buy a good octave mandolin for $3k, but the bike would cost $4-5K. Final product would only put me in the hole for$2-3K extra. To some...this is still a drop in the bucket.

What do you want......but don't need? And I'm NOT talking about buying an aircraft carrier for your cruises....or a personal jet to fly to Europe...keep it within reality. I could easily have said a 400,000+ house in N Yorkshire....NOT realistic, at least not for me. I still kind of like this house..but it doesn't have a garage.
2 bedroom terraced house for sale in Chevin Side, Otley, LS21
My wife is back now for a visit....it's snowing in places.....
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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I want to build a 50 foot catamaran. I have no idea how much that would cost, but it's something that is a real possibility. But my toys are generally much less expensive than yours...a couple hundred on brewing equipment, my bike is a garage sale item (heavy is good because I ride for exercise). I still have my Fender Precision bass from 40 years ago...still works for me.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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Nope....boats don't work for me unless they are large.....too much puking involved. My wife would die for a ride on a 3 master old style ship...but then again, she wants to ride first class across Australia on rail.....I would love that as well, but am too cheap...
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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) I still have my Fender Precision bass from 40 years ago...still works for me.
I've got my black P-bass I bought used in college. And I still use it
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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Well, we just bought a travel trailer a couple months ago, but it is 35' and is really better for RV parks than for state parks in the forest (it won't fit in the 30' +/- spaces at my favorite spots) so I want a second trailer at 18-20'...a hybrid with pop-out tents at the front and back end. We'll probably pick one up next year. We debated a lot when we got the big one but decided to get it because it will be used for the long overland trips and 10-14 day visits to see the kids. The smaller one will be used for 3-4 days at a time in our local mountains. In the meantime, I will have to use a tent (and I am getting too old for that).

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Tents? I have many fond memories.....none of them I want to repeat...
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A really nice 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:50 PM   #8
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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 .
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #9
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Come on Moemg...I said REALISTIC.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:53 PM   #10
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No real wants for physical stuff, but I'd really like to see improved public transportation in my area.


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Would really like to be able to grow grass in the increasingly bald spots underneath my trees.

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Old 05-15-2013, 08:53 PM   #11
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About the only thing I want (but certainly don't "need") is more land. I might be happy if it took me 10 mins or more to drive to the front gate.
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Not....of course (after I read what I wrote)....that you wouldn't look great.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #13
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #14
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I thought everybody in Texas had long driveways.....keeps people from killing their neighbors......
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:58 PM   #15
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Come on Moemg...I said REALISTIC.
Okay! I will have my SO redo the closet & I will organize my clothes so I look pulled together !
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Damn....I forgot about the expensive digital camera that I crave. My wife ( who scoffs at my whims....after all, she's British) says I don't need it....damn it, she's right....but...
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #17
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I'd like a nice MF digital system. Maybe something like the Phase 1 IQ180:

Phase One IQ180 Digital Back with 645DF Body and 80mm Lens

Failing that, maybe a Hasselblad H5D: Hasselblad H5D-60 Medium Format DSLR Camera with 80mm 3013663 with the tilt-shift adapter.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #18
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My "wants but not needs" would include:
new tablet
better cell phone (my phone is about 5 yrs old)
new tires (but this will become more of a need in about 6 mos with more mileage)
Vacation to Australia
Vacation to Alaska
More songs for my ipod
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If you say Hasselblad...well.......all I can say is.....you have money OR taste. Possibly both...but alcohol is required.......
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:17 PM   #20
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New tires David1961 At least a NEW car?? As long as we are wishing......
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