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Old 07-31-2006, 02:09 PM   #41
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I can easily pony up for 'experiences' assuming of course that I am not being gouged.* For instance, a great meal out, a vacation, marina fees.* But buying any 'things' just seem to stick in my craw. Don't even get me started about printer cartridges...* *Then again, if it is anything related to the boat or my sculpture, then I just get it and don't even think twice.* Strange.
Hey, when you are done using my old spending quirks, can I have them back, please? Thanks!*
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Re: What's a dollar worth to you?
Old 07-31-2006, 02:37 PM   #42
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Re: What's a dollar worth to you?

Scrooge,
If there are two of us with the same quirks, maybe we can form an interest group and get federal funding or a subsidy or at least a tax break. I hope we're not a new demographic/marketing trend. Last thing we need is the marketers to start picking through our credit card receipts to figure out how to pry open our wallets more efficiently... :P
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Last thing we need is the marketers to start picking through our credit card receipts to figure out how to pry open our wallets more efficiently... :P
Not to worry, Bob, they are my old spending quirk -- I have since learned to save on vacations and hobbies too! If you absolutely need to have them, you can keep' em for a while, just make sure to take good care of them* 8)
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:00 PM   #44
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Re: What's a dollar worth to you?

I'll spend $125 for a round of golf when on a golfing trip, but just can't seem to justify paying $125 for a round at our local "upscale" course.
I get upset when a bottle of water is $1.50, but a coke is $1.25.
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Wife just got Quartz countertops for the kitchen. $80 a square foot, plus $9 a foot for the bullnose edge on them.
Unf*&king believable. But she wants it and she got it.
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Once in a great while I spend a lot for something, but I've usually been eyeing it for a long time or have done research on it..

My mom, though, is funny!

(tone of outrage) "I've NEVER spent FIFTY DOLLARS for a pair of shoes IN MY LIFE!!"
Then you go look in her closet and see 37 pairs of cheesy beige K-Mart-type shoes, virtually identical.

She wants things cheap, then 'makes it up in volume'. In the "you can't afford not to buy it" camp w/r/t certain things. :
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