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« on: November 14, 2019, 01:46:24 pm »

And I don't mean "most expensive", because that would probably be something relatively utilitarian but expensive like a vehicle (I would say "or a house", but that probably applies for like five users here): have you ever splurged on something super indulgent, like, expensive wine or clothing or what have you?
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 03:35:08 pm »

My college degree.

But really, Im not sure. Ive gone to some fairly nice restaurants, tried some fancier beers, heck i even have a vinyl record and baseball card collection, but none of those things strike me as particularly opulent. maybe my nintendo switch?
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 03:41:37 pm »

My wedding dress.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 03:57:40 pm »

Not a specific Thing, but probably how often I take a plane for vacation (2 round trips a year for Europe, 1 or 2 for the Northeast).
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 06:39:44 pm »

not really, no

I bought silk underwear a couple of times when I was younger.  I got that beater Miata a few years ago.  That's probably about it.  I hate "fancy" and I'm super cheap.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 06:55:30 pm »

Patek Philippe
Lufthansa/Singapore Airlines First Class
Kentucky Derby tickets
Share of a racehorse
Meals at 3* restaurants
Weekends in Europe, flying business class and staying at 5* hotels
Louis Vuitton luggage, wallets, passport holders
Golden Goose shoes
Oxxford/Corneliani suits
Ascot Chang shirts
Similar gifts for others
Rare scotches
Tables at clubs

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 12:02:06 am »

I splurge on Veuve Clicquot every New Year's Eve and I collect antique books and antique clothing. Nothing over a hundred bucks or so. I don't like to behave or buy extravagantly.
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 12:37:49 pm »

Publix brand tiramisu
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2019, 03:23:19 pm »

It was either Gucci slides or Louis Vuitton cologne. Can't remember which.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 03:42:31 pm »

I think Gucci Ace sneakers with the bee on them are super cute, but I just wish they didn't have different-colored heel tabs.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2019, 04:41:00 am »


Kentucky Derby tickets are like $50.
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2019, 05:43:29 am »

water bottles from Walmart.
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2019, 07:14:36 am »

I bought an $85 sweater last week because it was identical to the one Jeff Bridges wears in The Big Lebowski. I wouldn't call that "opulent" though because I'm clearly going to wear it every day.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2019, 09:11:46 am »
« Edited: November 16, 2019, 09:15:38 am by D-KY before it was cool »


Um, a clubhouse box is not even available for purchase by the general public.

Also, the cheapest tickets (1st floor Grandstand) are about $500 each.
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2019, 01:31:14 am »


Um, a clubhouse box is not even available for purchase by the general public.

Also, the cheapest tickets (1st floor Grandstand) are about $500 each.

Ah, didn't realize we were talking about seats as well.
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« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2019, 06:11:09 am »

1950's and 60's Gibson and Fender instruments and amplifiers.

Amazing era of US industrial manufacturing when things were hand made.

The Kalamazoo Gibson hand made instruments are incredible in terms of craftsmanship and wood selection.
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2019, 06:36:14 am »

1950's and 60's Gibson and Fender instruments and amplifiers.

Amazing era of US industrial manufacturing when things were hand made.

The Kalamazoo Gibson hand made instruments are incredible in terms of craftsmanship and wood selection.

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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2019, 07:13:09 pm »

I bought a new car last winter on a whim.

(1) It was new.
(2) It was not the base model: I wanted a sunroof, heated seats, and active safety features.
(3) It was AWD.

All of this is standard for a middle class American adult, but there's no reason why I couldn't be driving a used compact sedan - which, even with top-of-the-line snow tires, would cost less than half as much. Instead I'm laying out a significant sum of money for comfort, security, and the pleasure of not concerning myself with my vehicle beyond common sense preventive maintenance.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 06:35:06 am »

When I had kids, I bought one of those ridiculously expensive, top of the line strollers.
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2019, 08:09:57 am »

1950's and 60's Gibson and Fender instruments and amplifiers.

Amazing era of US industrial manufacturing when things were hand made.

The Kalamazoo Gibson hand made instruments are incredible in terms of craftsmanship and wood selection.

NUT. I would love to own one of the older Gibson SG or Firebird models. But I don't think I'll ever have that kind of money.
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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2019, 12:08:32 pm »

I sort of bought my current computer on a whim.
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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2019, 03:42:29 pm »

A warm, doubled-breasted topcoat for AEA (which insanely uses January conferences in the northeast to hold almost all of the industry's job interviews).
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« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2019, 04:47:33 pm »

Upgrading to a 4-bedroom end-unit rowhouse (from my current 2-bedroom in the middle of a block) within one block of a Metro station in D.C. and immediately engaging in a gut-job renovation, including expanding the footprint of the house. Should be done in a few more months. There really was no compelling reason other than that I wanted more space.
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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2019, 04:51:33 pm »


I've never understood the purpose of a passport holder. Doesn't it just increase the bulk in your pocket?
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« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2019, 05:16:46 pm »

Last minute flight ticket from Tallinn to New Delhi and an 80$ oil change
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