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Old 08-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #41
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Not interested in more "things". Sorry, for me I would only be interested in spending it on travel. It's easy to spend $10K on travel!
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #42
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No takers for cosmetic surgery, implants or liposuction?

These are all well within the $10K limit.
I'm in! Although I know I wouldn't go through with it.

I'd use it for classes--Second City improv, the flying trapeze, maybe those ballet lessons I never got to take when I was little.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:13 PM   #43
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<snip>I'm in! Although I know I wouldn't go through with it.
Yep...that's the way I feel too. Always wanted a hubba hubba hiney....but I'm not fond of pain...

I'd want to spend the $10k on my daddy, but he wouldn't hear of it.

So...guess I would add it to my stash and take it to Las Vegas.

Easy come...easy go...
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:13 PM   #44
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I just thought of something. How about artwork? $10K might buy the kind of exquisite paintings or sculptures that only wealthy people can normally afford, and that require a special rider on one's insurance policies. Artwork like that would make every day life so breathtakingly beautiful.

There are SO MANY great ideas on this thread. Keep 'em coming! I love reading everyone's ideas.
I love artwork. Fortunately, we have lots of it. I have several relatives who were and are very successful artists and I inherited most of it. However, there are times I see things I would love to buy. Maybe I should change my answer. We are going to update the bathroom anyway.So artwork it is! Great idea.
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Nothing with a engine? No travel?

Easy, more tools to use on things with engines.
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Another thought, how about girls in yellow sweaters?
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How about this item, which normally goes for 39.99. I would probably get a new laptop and TV. And lots of movies.
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Surprisingly, I had to really think about this one! Thirty years ago it would have been spent on clothes and bling. Now I would get a classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman and use the balance on a new MacBook, fresh cut flowers from the florist while the money lasted and maybe a bottle of my favorite Chanel perfume thrown in at the end.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:32 AM   #49
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:36 AM   #50
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Not interested in more "things". Sorry, for me I would only be interested in spending it on travel. It's easy to spend $10K on travel!
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For us? We would charter a private jet to/from whatever destination $10k would buy.

Probably not far, but without the hassles of commercial air, it would be quite a treat.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #52
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I think I would buy one of these to play my LP's vpi classic 4 $10,000
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:01 AM   #53
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I would use it to pay down principal on a rental property, thereby bringing closer by at least two years the generation of an income stream.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:09 AM   #54
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This pair of gorgeous speakers:

Sumiko Audio : Sonus faber
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I think I would buy one of these to play my LP's vpi classic 4 $10,000
Nice to see another vinyl lover here!
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This pair of gorgeous speakers:

Sumiko Audio : Sonus faber
Very nice, I listened to the Stradivari last year at the Rocky mountain show - stupendous!
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Nikon D4 - $6k
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8. - $2.4k
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm F/4D IF-ED - $1.8k

Wow, it sure doesn't take long to smoke through $10k for high-end photo gear.

But since it's "free money" what the heck.
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Very nice, I listened to the Stradivari last year at the Rocky mountain show - stupendous!
I love the Stradivari, and I was at RMAF as well. Had a great time. Small world indeed! Did you hear them with the Onedof $100K turntable? I currently own the Sonus faber Toy Towers. But soon enough, hopefully, the Cremonas will be mine!
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I love the Stradivari, and I was at RMAF as well. Had a great time. Small world indeed! Did you hear them with the Onedof $100K turntable? I currently own the Sonus faber Toy Towers. But soon enough, hopefully, the Cremonas will be mine!
Yes small world! That Onedof is quite something. I haven't been going to audio shows every year but the RMAF is so convenient and so well put together I m thinking of making a regular expedition there. Have magneplanars in my system (MG 1 & mmg) but next year depending on the market response to W2R's wh** announcement I may start looking for the next leg on this wonderful music journey. Those Cremonas look wonderful!
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