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SUCKISSTAPLES said:   RS4Rings said:   $170k on current car, but most sinful was probably the $30k I spent on Supercharging last car, but I paid for that with my unemployment money
What's your current one ? Got rid of the r8?

Got R8 V10. Looked at 458 but decided I need a stick. Used the money I saved to change exhaust, intakes and had tuned, now has a decent amount more power than the 458.

Crazytree said:   RS4Rings said:   $170k on current car, but most sinful was probably the $30k I spent on Supercharging last car, but I paid for that with my unemployment moneyHow much were you spending on the pills and punani?
Nothing on pills and just down to the occasional AMP visit

So far in my lifetime I've spent $1,211,476 on Federal income tax and $394,102 on CA income tax. I have no idea what they spent it on, but I'm sure it wasn't on sale (and that's a sin). The $57K in SS and $60K in medicare (medicare is actually higher for me) are also sins if you believe they won't be around 30 years from now.

I bought a neogeo arcade system in 1992 from Macy's when they discontinued it for $180; it retailed for 699 (for a video game system!)
However, I still ended up paying over $200 each for some of the games

armus said:   So far in my lifetime I've spent $1,211,476 on Federal income tax and $394,102 on CA income tax. I have no idea what they spent it on, but I'm sure it wasn't on sale (and that's a sin). The $57K in SS and $60K in medicare (medicare is actually higher for me) are also sins if you believe they won't be around 30 years from now.. Good thing your keeping track... When the time comes you'll be in best position to ask those hard questions of accountability.

shortspanishguy said:   Text

Yes, I just spent 30k on a comic book. See above.



dude, the cover says 10 cents on it ... you got gipped

RS4Rings said:   SUCKISSTAPLES said:   RS4Rings said:   $170k on current car, but most sinful was probably the $30k I spent on Supercharging last car, but I paid for that with my unemployment money
What's your current one ? Got rid of the r8?

Got R8 V10. Looked at 458 but decided I need a stick. Used the money I saved to change exhaust, intakes and had tuned, now has a decent amount more power than the 458.


Ahh figured you would show up for some friendly 'blew a shit ton of money' competition . Its insane how expensive upgrading cars can be. In 2000 I bought a 1995 RX7 Touring for $12k and spent another $22k overhauling the turbo/ignition/etc. Fast damn car when I was done.

Anyone going to fess up to buying RIMM stock at $140 and still hoping for a comeback, or buying AAPL at $700?

I dont have enough zeros in my assets to compete, but I bought a $400 blender from Costco, Vitamix.

nyseGUY said:   Anyone going to fess up to buying RIMM stock at $140 and still hoping for a comeback, or buying AAPL at $700?

I dont have enough zeros in my assets to compete, but I bought a $400 blender from Costco, Vitamix.


My dad dumped $70ishk into GlobalCrossing. I still make fun of him for it.

CptSavAHo said:   RS4Rings said:   SUCKISSTAPLES said:   RS4Rings said:   $170k on current car, but most sinful was probably the $30k I spent on Supercharging last car, but I paid for that with my unemployment money
What's your current one ? Got rid of the r8?

Got R8 V10. Looked at 458 but decided I need a stick. Used the money I saved to change exhaust, intakes and had tuned, now has a decent amount more power than the 458.


Ahh figured you would show up for some friendly 'blew a shit ton of money' competition . Its insane how expensive upgrading cars can be. In 2000 I bought a 1995 RX7 Touring for $12k and spent another $22k overhauling the turbo/ignition/etc. Fast damn car when I was done.
Maybe when I buy a house with a 3-car garage I'll get an exotic. I need a daily driver that I'm not scared to park on the street.

Also, anyone here know the tax regs related to buying yourself an Italian supercar and making the payments deductible through your company? I want to ask my CPA/JD but he's a little gossiping bitch.

If its a SUV over 6000lb gvwr you can do it via sec 179 subject to dollar limits

Otherwise if its a car, your business can lease it from you

delete

Crazytree said:   Maybe when I buy a house with a 3-car garage I'll get an exotic. I need a daily driver that I'm not scared to park on the street.

Also, anyone here know the tax regs related to buying yourself an Italian supercar and making the payments deductible through your company? I want to ask my CPA/JD but he's a little gossiping bitch.


You need to hurry up and get an exotic, you're missing a lot of fun..then again since you're married like me it's not as fun as it could be. I don't know much about the tax stuff but do know that some of my friends who are Lawyers and drive exotics say they deduct much of the expense

speaking of stocks...doubled down on Wamu (another 2k, about a fifth of my savings at the time) a few days before the Feds shut 'em down...I'd been shorting but figured there was no way the govt would let an institution that big fold...just did the same with Apple

Not too sinful, but I'll spend a grand or so to upgrade to business class. Flying in Coach just sucks.

jimates said:   bjy20716 said:   I paid $1600 for a 42" HDTV in 2007. Now they are $200-$400.I remember buying a CD burner for my computer in 1998 for $400.

I remember buying floppy disk for $50 in 90's
Well it would go for more mow...being a vintage....

/

Every year... it's withdrawn automatically from my paycheck next to a line that says, "Federal"

jwardl said:   Every year... it's withdrawn automatically from my paycheck next to a line that says, "Federal"

but you don't mind enjoying roads, public infrastructure, schools, parks, local/national security, internet, clean air and water etc ..........

In the early computer days....

In the 80s..
A box of 10 5 1/4" disks (for a Commodore 64, in this case) were $12.
Atari 2600 cartridges were $10-$30
C= 1670 1200 bps modem was $99
Later got a Supra 2400 for $149, needed a special rs232 interface for it that was an additional $25

In the 90s..
Bought a CD burner in 94 I think, it was almost $3000
CD-R Blanks costed roughly $12-$14 depending on the qty you would buy. Burning at 2x took almost an hr and making coasters then really did suck.
Amiga 3000 system was almost the same amount in $ (not including a Video Toaster)

Good times...good times

+1 to that. There were times in the 80s-90s when buying a personal computer required a bank loan. If you adjusted for today's dollars it would be really bad.

SUCKISSTAPLES said:   Spent a sinful $300 last weekend on Naked Sushi for myself and some FWers.

The weekend before that , in Vegas.... well dont quite remember.

But when I was unpacking I saw this - which probably wasnt cheap.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/fwfinance/7B36BD99-34B3-4...


that's one cheap-a&& worn pair of jeans.

My dad gave me my Hayes micro modem IIe 300 baud;
My first modem! For my apple IIe (that cost a few thousand as well.)
It was late 1984 or early 1985 and cost around $300 if I rembrer correctly.
Used to call all the BBS's; good times.

chaddi said:   jwardl said:   Every year... it's withdrawn automatically from my paycheck next to a line that says, "Federal"

but you don't mind enjoying roads, public infrastructure, schools, parks, local/national security, internet, clean air and water etc ..........


Not to hijack the thread, but this garbage can't go unchallenged. Pause for a moment to consider where the most federal dollars go...45% to entitlements. Also, how in the hell do you get internet from the gov't? Wouldn't that belong in HD?

When I order fast food I make sure the total will be $4.20 (after tax). Wanted to try totaling $6.66, but I lost motivation.

By "sinful" I assume you mean splurging on something, relative to your income. A $5000 dinner tab or a $200,000 car would be a splurge for me (one I would never do), but not for some people. A splurge of mine would be my horses. Not so much the purchase cost, but the upkeep. I get to enjoy the great outdoors and the company of good people on them, but they are expensive. At some point you have to stop saving and spend on something. People need a spending plan just like they need a savings plan.

I spent $3700 for VIP front row tickets to see The Rolling Stones in Newark next month on the 8th of December. By the time this tour is over I will be out a few thousand more in ticket, hotel, airfare, and various other travel costs.

FairlightRacing said:   I spent $3700 for VIP front row tickets to see The Rolling Stones in Newark next month on the 8th of December. By the time this tour is over I will be out a few thousand more in ticket, hotel, airfare, and various other travel costs.

well, atleast you would enjoy some old farts screaming close to your face for few hours....

unnamedny said:   bjy20716 said:   I paid $1600 for a 42" HDTV in 2007. Now they are $200-$400.

I paid $550 on 17'' LCD monitor in 2001 now you can find one on the side of the streets =)


I paid $999 on a 15" monitor in 2001

Wife wants a Chanel bag (3990$) here in the states so figure 4250$ after taxes.... I'm pushing hard to wait until our trip to europe (assuming the euro stays relatively close to the current valuation) to buy it. Can buy the same bag in France for 3400$ after conversion.

caliness said:   I paid $999 on a 15" monitor in 2001

ha! I just went and looked up my Buy.com receipt when I got an awesome deal on a monitor. 17" for $999, also in 2001. Looks like I got 2 more inches than you! erm, wait...

I ended up tossing it in the trash when I had no one wanted it on craigslist for $25 2 years ago.
---
item sku 10266116 qty :1 17IN LCD PANEL 1280X1024 VG175 ANALOG TCO FT99 - $999.98
*This item shipped on 6/19/2001

king0fSpades said:   macosx said:   ubermichaelthomas said:   jtroye32 said:   I remember getting an 8x Plextor burner in high school for over $800 and then, being the only one having one for 2 or 3 years, making a few thousand burning mixes for people. Those were the days.

The MPAA may have a few questions for you.


The law has a statue of limitations, the internet does not:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/tiffani-webb-new-york-h...

Don't apply for a job that does a background check or run for office., or this thread might come back and bite you.


I think the word is statute of limitations. Not a sculpture of limitations


I really think you're wrong!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq8gfaFqFpI

Wasted about $6,000 scratchcards last year.

ahsq said:   Wasted about $6,000 scratchcards last year.

Seriously!? Doesn't seeing that figure written down make you want to stop?

No, he's gotta double down and make up for lost ground!

ahsq said:   Wasted about $6,000 scratchcards last year.

You're probably better off playing in a crooked poker game than buying scratchcards. Those things have a house advantage of 40-50%.

FairlightRacing said:   I spent $3700 for VIP front row tickets to see The Rolling Stones in Newark next month on the 8th of December. By the time this tour is over I will be out a few thousand more in ticket, hotel, airfare, and various other travel costs.

Wish I could make it. Too damn busy right now. It will be the first Stones tour since Bridges that I wont make it. Have fun!

babalooie21204 said:   Wife wants a Chanel bag (3990$) here in the states so figure 4250$ after taxes.... I'm pushing hard to wait until our trip to europe (assuming the euro stays relatively close to the current valuation) to buy it. Can buy the same bag in France for 3400$ after conversion.
Would this be subject to customs duty when you bring it back to the US? IDK, something to check into.

Blew $10 on a Rolex at a shop in NYC near Houston Street. Darn thing lost 15 minutes a day and the crown logo rattled around inside of it.....

CptSavAHo said:   Two biggest bills I've ever run up was dinner for 4 on Christmas Eve at French Laundry, $6800 including tip. Food was ~$950/person and wine was very reasonable, same as retail. Tip was included in the bill. Second was $6200 in Vegas at the opening night of Surrender at Encore. It doesn't sound that bad, but $6200 was the tip on the bill after the casino comped the entire check of $34,000.

If the casino comped you $34,000, that was a fraction of your expected loss on your gambling sessions. So your biggest bill is actually $40,200.



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