To the champions of conspicuous consumption....what is your last purchase


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22 minutes ago, Ken Gargett said:

i do not have a problem, even if i do have more zacapa xo than any retailer in australia!

wine, rum, books and fishing gear. spare me.

this morning i found a second copy of an extremely expensive wine book. i have no recollection of buying either. i would have got one as soon as released but i have absolutely no idea how i got the 2nd one. and who doesn't need a fly rod for every occasion. 

rums - last count, i was in the high 90s for different rums. and of course, one needs more than a single bottle of most of them (although i am not there yet).

not even starting on wine. 

 

I've done that a few times. Bought a book, then a few months later, bought the exact same one again. Last time the publisher through me, as they changed the cover, so I thought it was a new book.

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I’m about to go full retard and drop too much money for some Japanese whisky that’s not even bottled yet...

https://dekanta.com/shizuoka-distillery-first-japanese-whisky-releases/

The program is still open, planning to drive down to Shizuoka next week to have a look at the distillery and then will decide if it’s actually a good idea!

They also offer a private cask option but I think 9500$ would really drive the wife over the edge!

https://www.nomunication.jp/2017/11/23/shizuoka-distillery-private-cask-2018-coming-soon/

But hey, at least you’ll have 240 bottles of 10 year old Japanese whisky at home in 10 years time!

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18 minutes ago, Fuzz said:

I've done that a few times. Bought a book, then a few months later, bought the exact same one again. Last time the publisher through me, as they changed the cover, so I thought it was a new book.

just checked. bought it from UK amazon in sept 15. then bought it from US amazon in june 16. spare me. 

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I just picked up the Apple Homepod. I won't pretend to be super knowledgable about sound and speaker equipment, but, for a speaker that I can pull out of a box and plug in and connect all my devices to it in about 1 minute...it sounds great!

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13 hours ago, Ken Gargett said:

just checked. bought it from UK amazon in sept 15. then bought it from US amazon in june 16. spare me. 

which one is it, if you mind sharing? Recommendations?

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30 minutes ago, BuzzArd said:

Doesnt look like it needs it.  

40 years old, It doesnt need much suprisingly. Would like to upgrade her look a bit. For now she'll be a put put around town truck where i can enjoy my cigars. :cigar:

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1 minute ago, Stormin691 said:

40 years old, It doesnt need much suprisingly. Would like to upgrade her look a bit. For now she'll be a put put around town truck where i can enjoy my cigars. :cigar:

At least in a dentside you're not leaning back and smoking against the fuel tank like I do in my bumpside. :ok:

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23 hours ago, Islandboy said:

A 4/4 slab of Spanish Cedar....because every connoisseur should have at least one:D.

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Where’d ja get that?? I’m thinking of buying a new whynter wine cooler (found a great deal) and wanna make really basic cedar shelves. I have perfectly adequate woodworking skills to make what will suit my needs, so I’ve zero interest in paying hundreds of dollars for some cabinetry-grade custom crap that I don’t need. Gotta source the right grade/cut of cedar for it though...

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6 minutes ago, cfc1016 said:

Where’d ja get that?? I’m thinking of buying a new whynter wine cooler (found a great deal) and wanna make really basic cedar shelves. I have perfectly adequate woodworking skills to make what will suit my needs, so I’ve zero interest in paying hundreds of dollars for some cabinetry-grade custom crap that I don’t need. Gotta source the right grade/cut of cedar for it though...

Got it yesterday at Hardware Lumber Maui, one of only 2 local sources for raw lumber on the island. The timing was perfect for this thread, as I was over there to pick up other materials for a project, and I half-jokingly asked if they had any Spanish Cedar. To my surprise they did, so I impulsively bought a plank, knowing that I want to line the plastic interior of a wine cooler-turned humidor that I have with the stuff, but not really having a plan for turning a 1” thick plank into something suitable. Turns out the owner of a small woodworking shop across my office was all too happy to help me re-saw the plank into three 1/4” thick strips, but not before we chopped off 3’ of the original plank that I can make a few shelves out of. Perfecto! 

Of course most folks know Spanish Cedar isn’t really a Cedar but rather a certain type of Mahogany that happens to have a Cedarish aroma. Boy does it smell great cutting coming off the saw. 

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9 minutes ago, kwsaw63 said:

Took a half day off work to run an errand one morning last month but finished early. Was near a few car showrooms so popped in to see a couple of cars that had just been launched rather than go back to the office. Next thing I knew I was the proud owner of this.....

A friend of mine did something similar. I was going to play golf with him and his wife on a Saturday afternoon. While they were waiting around after lunch, he didn't want her to go to DFO (factory outlet complex) and spend a few hundred dollars, so he thought, "Why not just have a look in Audi? We're not after a new car, so it should be safe...."

They arrive at the golf course, he looks a bit sheepish, she's grinning from ear to ear. They bought a brand new A4, that hadn't even been released yet (release date was that Monday). So, save a few hundred to spend $70k.

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43 minutes ago, Fuzz said:

A friend of mine did something similar. I was going to play golf with him and his wife on a Saturday afternoon. While they were waiting around after lunch, he didn't want her to go to DFO (factory outlet complex) and spend a few hundred dollars, so he thought, "Why not just have a look in Audi? We're not after a new car, so it should be safe...."

They arrive at the golf course, he looks a bit sheepish, she's grinning from ear to ear. They bought a brand new A4, that hadn't even been released yet (release date was that Monday). So, save a few hundred to spend $70k.

In my defence, I was in an emotionally precarious state as I had just renounced my Malaysian citizenship to become a Singaporean. Also the bean counter in me couldn't resist the deal. The cost to change from my previous car was only S$13k and the mechanics of the deal meant I got S$22k cash back. Throw in 5 year extended warranty and free servicing, running costs that were half that of my previous car and a pretty sales lady and I couldn't say "no"!

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