Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
I Bought it, Because I Can
Old 06-14-2017, 01:15 PM   #1
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: New York City
Posts: 986
I Bought it, Because I Can

Bought a bottle of LOUIS XIII Cognac. Center piece of my bar. Looks sharp. Every month or so i asked the store owner if you want $2500 for it ill take it. He told me no its $3000 plus tax. O.K., it was a want not a need. He went on to tell me he used to have 3 of them and this is the last one. He will sell it and they are always going up in price.
Fathers day is coming, so i needed a few bottles of champagne. I waltz in, and he says $2800 out the door its yours. I reply, i have to give you plastic, i dont have that kind of cash on me. "SOLD".
If i lived like this when i was in my 20's, i would still be working, and i would have saved up zero. This is what "they" mean when they say reap the fruit of your labors. Im likin it.. I plan on harvesting more fruit soon.
__________________

__________________
Retired October 2008, Withdrawal Rate currently zero, Pension 137 % of our spending, Wasted 5 years of my prime working extra for a safe withdrawal rate. I can live like a King for a year, or a Prince for the rest of my life. Call me The Crown Prince.
Blue Collar Guy is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-14-2017, 01:50 PM   #2
Recycles dryer sheets
Red Badger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 119
No drinking out of a red plastic cup.
__________________

__________________
Trees bending make the wind blow
Red Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 01:51 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
braumeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 7,588
Very cool. Now what to try first?
This will get you started:

Cooking with Cognac: Great Recipes
  • Snoop Dogg making mashed potatoes with Cognac (with Video)
  • A crème brulée of fois gras with Cognac
  • Cognac Shrimps
  • Venison Loin on Schupf Noodles with Lingonberry Cognac Sauce, Caramelized Chestnuts and Asparagus
  • Creamy Crab and Cognac Soup
  • Cognac Infused Herb-roasted Chicken breasts
  • Cognac Roasted Artichokes Recipe
  • Crown Roast of Pork with Cognac Cherry Glaze
  • Spice-Rubbed Turkey with Cognac Gravy
  • Creamy Nutmeg Cognac Salad Dressing
  • Steamed Seafood And Vegetable Stew with Cognac
  • Cognac Cheesecake
  • Maple & cognac marinated pork chops
  • Filet Mignon with Shallots and Cognac
  • Crêpes Suzette
  • Caramelized Fresh Pineapple Tiramisu
  • Chocolate Chestnut Torte with Chocolate Cognac Mousse
  • Tomato Cognac Soup
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cognac Chestnuts
  • Maple Cognac Glazed Ham with Winter Vegetables
__________________
Pas de lieu Rhône que nous.
braumeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 01:53 PM   #4
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: New York City
Posts: 986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Badger View Post
No drinking out of a red plastic cup.
__________________
Retired October 2008, Withdrawal Rate currently zero, Pension 137 % of our spending, Wasted 5 years of my prime working extra for a safe withdrawal rate. I can live like a King for a year, or a Prince for the rest of my life. Call me The Crown Prince.
Blue Collar Guy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 01:54 PM   #5
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: New York City
Posts: 986
Quote:
Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
Very cool. Now what to try first?
This will get you started:

Cooking with Cognac: Great Recipes
  • Snoop Dogg making mashed potatoes with Cognac (with Video)
  • A crème brulée of fois gras with Cognac
  • Cognac Shrimps
  • Venison Loin on Schupf Noodles with Lingonberry Cognac Sauce, Caramelized Chestnuts and Asparagus
  • Creamy Crab and Cognac Soup
  • Cognac Infused Herb-roasted Chicken breasts
  • Cognac Roasted Artichokes Recipe
  • Crown Roast of Pork with Cognac Cherry Glaze
  • Spice-Rubbed Turkey with Cognac Gravy
  • Creamy Nutmeg Cognac Salad Dressing
  • Steamed Seafood And Vegetable Stew with Cognac
  • Cognac Cheesecake
  • Maple & cognac marinated pork chops
  • Filet Mignon with Shallots and Cognac
  • Crêpes Suzette
  • Caramelized Fresh Pineapple Tiramisu
  • Chocolate Chestnut Torte with Chocolate Cognac Mousse
  • Tomato Cognac Soup
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cognac Chestnuts
  • Maple Cognac Glazed Ham with Winter Vegetables
Awesome list. I might break out the less expensive stuff to try these first.lol
__________________
Retired October 2008, Withdrawal Rate currently zero, Pension 137 % of our spending, Wasted 5 years of my prime working extra for a safe withdrawal rate. I can live like a King for a year, or a Prince for the rest of my life. Call me The Crown Prince.
Blue Collar Guy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 01:56 PM   #6
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: in the sticks
Posts: 223
I grew up around the food and beverage business and every time one of those baccarat crystal bottles was empty, there was a long list of employees who had called dibs on it. Enjoy...and don't you dare use it in any of those aforementioned recipes

Now that I think about it, think I'll buy one of those empty decanters on eBay for $150 and fill it with cheap stuff
__________________
Newventurer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 01:58 PM   #7
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 14
My kids' schools was auctioning off a $6,000 bottle of bourbon that was donated to them by a famous distiller. Apparently, the distiller only makes 100 (or so) bottles a year and most of them are for charities. To be sold to generate money.

I thought about buying it but I am not into alcohol all that much...
__________________
NJ_Native is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 02:02 PM   #8
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: New York City
Posts: 986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newventurer View Post
I grew up around the food and beverage business and every time one of those baccarat crystal bottles was empty, there was a long list of employees who had called dibs on it. Enjoy...and don't you dare use it in any of those aforementioned recipes

Now that I think about it, think I'll buy one of those empty decanters on eBay for $150 and fill it with cheap stuff
Thank you, I believe ill share it on special occasions for sipping.
__________________
Retired October 2008, Withdrawal Rate currently zero, Pension 137 % of our spending, Wasted 5 years of my prime working extra for a safe withdrawal rate. I can live like a King for a year, or a Prince for the rest of my life. Call me The Crown Prince.
Blue Collar Guy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 02:09 PM   #9
Full time employment: Posting here.
Just_Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Dutchess County
Posts: 692
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Collar Guy View Post
Thank you, I believe ill share it on special occasions for sipping.
I'll let you know next time I'm down your way.
__________________
Just_Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 06:07 PM   #10
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 784
I think you need to look up RobbieB on this forum and exchange spending ideas.
__________________
Another Reader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 06:32 PM   #11
Full time employment: Posting here.
Souschef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Santa Paula
Posts: 907
Wow! I thought I was doing well when I bought a special bottle of single malt scotch in a Caithness decanter for $300!
After I finished the scotch, I sold the decanter on eBay for $75
__________________
Retired Jan 2009 Have not looked back.
AA 95%/0/5
WR 2% SI 2SS & 2 Pensions
Souschef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 06:38 PM   #12
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 37,437
$3,000 for a bottle of Cognac? Not something I like, so I wouldn't pay even 3 cents for it. Each to his own.

I keep forgetting that the objective for me (lately) is to spend more. It's so ironic; like many here, I hardly had two cents to rub together when I was starting out. And now, everything is reversed.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Another Reader View Post
I think you need to look up RobbieB on this forum and exchange spending ideas.
I need to start reading RobbieB's posts more carefully too. I do love steak.
__________________
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

― N. Gaiman (2002)








W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 06:42 PM   #13
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Koolau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Leeward Oahu
Posts: 2,904
I'm not even a cognac drinker, but I find myself excited for you, Blue Collar Guy. I appreciate passion in almost any form even when I don't share the passion myself.

Spending your money on what you're passionate about makes the most sense to me. ENJOY!!
__________________
Ko'olau's Law -

Anything which can be used can be misused. Anything which can be misused will be.
Koolau is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 06:49 PM   #14
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,131
I am passionate about Thunderbird. Whatever it costs, I'm down.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 06:51 PM   #15
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 37,437
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
I am passionate about Thunderbird. Whatever it costs, I'm down.

Ha
Go for it! My father's favorite was white Ripple.... We kids teased him about his lowbrow tastes, but he really did like it better than more expensive wines.
__________________
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

― N. Gaiman (2002)








W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 07:10 PM   #16
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Fedup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southern Cal
Posts: 2,626
I would mind a taste or sip and I'm not even a drinker. But I saw something similar at Costco, not sure Whisky or Cognac for $2200. It was very tempting but I'm not a drinker.
__________________
Fedup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 07:22 PM   #17
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: New York City
Posts: 986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Another Reader View Post
I think you need to look up RobbieB on this forum and exchange spending ideas.
lol. ok
__________________
Retired October 2008, Withdrawal Rate currently zero, Pension 137 % of our spending, Wasted 5 years of my prime working extra for a safe withdrawal rate. I can live like a King for a year, or a Prince for the rest of my life. Call me The Crown Prince.
Blue Collar Guy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 07:22 PM   #18
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: New York City
Posts: 986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Souschef View Post
Wow! I thought I was doing well when I bought a special bottle of single malt scotch in a Caithness decanter for $300!
After I finished the scotch, I sold the decanter on eBay for $75
Nice!
__________________
Retired October 2008, Withdrawal Rate currently zero, Pension 137 % of our spending, Wasted 5 years of my prime working extra for a safe withdrawal rate. I can live like a King for a year, or a Prince for the rest of my life. Call me The Crown Prince.
Blue Collar Guy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 07:23 PM   #19
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 585
Congrats, It's nice to splurge a bit after a lifetime of hard work.

I love the way Koolau described this - the joy of being passionate about something.
__________________
Katiek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 07:24 PM   #20
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: New York City
Posts: 986
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
$3,000 for a bottle of Cognac? Not something I like, so I wouldn't pay even 3 cents for it. Each to his own.

I keep forgetting that the objective for me (lately) is to spend more. It's so ironic; like many here, I hardly had two cents to rub together when I was starting out. And now, everything is reversed.

I need to start reading RobbieB's posts more carefully too. I do love steak.
Thank you for your positive spin on my purchase.
__________________

__________________
Retired October 2008, Withdrawal Rate currently zero, Pension 137 % of our spending, Wasted 5 years of my prime working extra for a safe withdrawal rate. I can live like a King for a year, or a Prince for the rest of my life. Call me The Crown Prince.
Blue Collar Guy is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's the first album you ever bought (not bought for you)? Midpack Other topics 53 10-09-2013 02:37 PM
I Love Larry Kotlikoff(Partly Because He Can't Stand Krugman) haha FIRE and Money 174 09-21-2011 10:22 AM
How many of you can RE now, but working because of children at home? yakers FIRE and Money 16 04-18-2006 11:44 AM
"I canceled my ER because I can't stand the idea of a retirement party." tozz Young Dreamers 20 09-28-2005 08:11 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:25 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.