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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.

Purchased my first dot matrix printer for my TRS80 at an amazingly low price (then) of $1,000. Radio Shack was selling it for $1,400.

First VCR was $1,200.

Times have changed....

macosx said:   Twinkies and Ding Dongs.

I think I can safely say you've been staring at SIS's linked picture entirely too long.

sideout said:   suezyque said:   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...


I think I peed myself a little when I saw that picture. LOL


Personally, I wear a non-transferring lipstick so these kinds of situations can be avoided. If there is no evidence... It didn't happen.


I bought a really nice camcorder for those who buy non-transferring lipstick. Just sayin.



I don't think you read the part about NO EVIDENCE.

I spent $10K on an Apple Lisa in 1983 with two 5.25" double-sided floppy drives. Then I spent $2,495 for the first 128K Mac in 1984. Then may be another $500 (?) to upgrade it to a 512K Fat Mac. None of them came with any lipstick.

Does 10k on a hospital bill count?

X00,000 on a house, then more every week thereafter to fix and patch it.


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I spent 19k to no longer have a light bill.. Most months.. 26 solar panels. That was before the tax credit.

The standard menu was $595 and we added onto it with pairings and supplements. By the time we were done it was 19 courses and 2am on Christmas day. Thomas Keller was there at the entrance wishing everyone a Merry Christmas as they left.

16K on an MA I'm not even using.

I "voluntarily" paid $15k to the US government last year which partially went to purchase unmanned drone strikes against hundreds of Middle Eastern children. That was pretty sinful.

$6.99 on a McDonald meal. I asked for them to "supersize me".

I paid $15.95 USD for a McDonald's meal (and $.75/each packet of ketchup) in Geneva Switzerland in 2003, so my then 12 year old would quit whining! BTW - he eats everything but 3 weeks without a hamburger was more than he could take.

Logan71 said:   macosx said:   Twinkies and Ding Dongs.

I think I can safely say you've been staring at SIS's linked picture entirely too long.


Don't forget Ho Ho's.

I purchase tens of thousands of dollars worth of electronic measurement devices annually for my job. I could get it in good condition for half the price, but it is "used" and we don't buy used at work. To me, that's a sin.

Sometimes I see some specialized equipment that goes new for about 80K new posted on eBay for $300. Apparently, those in charge of dispositioning old equipment don't know what they're doing. Selling something under value is much like giving away free money. That's a sin, too.

A Perfectly good 20K unit is being sold for about 800 right now. "Unit is being sold "for parts or not working". This doesn't mean it doesn't work, it means that we are not qualified to determine if it does or not." All you need is a computer with the right software, and blamo, you just made a 2000% profit.

I spent $1500 on a model train set on eBay. Didn't tell my wife. She apparently saw the 'congratulations' email from eBay saying I owed $1500...so 3 mintues after I bought it she comes storming up to me 'uh wtf did you just buy'...

Rented in Vegas, just last week..

What did you rent? Car? VRBO
? A woman? A man????

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Lappie said:   Rented in Vegas, just last week..

How much was the rental?

suezyque said:   Lappie said:   Rented in Vegas, just last week..

How much was the rental?


A sinful amount.

lol sitting in traffic in lambo. Must have been a blast!

suezyque said:   Lappie said:   Rented in Vegas, just last week..

How much was the rental?

$499 : 4-hr Rentals : 50 miles.

Lappie, what were you doing that far north on LV Blvd? You're driving a lambo through the ghetto.

RedCelicaGT said:   Lappie, what were you doing that far north on LV Blvd? You're driving a lambo through the ghetto.

It's not his lambo.

Still, not somewhere most vacationers want to be...unless they're in the market for a $100 STI.

nothingevertodo said:   Surprised nobody is discussing weddings.
I spent a little over $4000 on my wedding and my wife and I both believe we paid too much.
estiel said:   600 bucks for 800 dollar floor seats to ufc 98 at mandalay bay. My friend and I tipped the waitress well and got free drinks all night long. It was fun enough that I won't preclude doing it again.

I went to the same event, only to sit in the nose bleed seats. The trip cost me well over $1000 and all I learned was UFC events are much better on the big screen in the comfort of my living room.

RedCelicaGT said:   Lappie, what were you doing that far north on LV Blvd? You're driving a lambo through the ghetto.

Just left old downtown, getting on the highway to haul ass. We had just cruised from the top of the strip down. We were not
in the ghetto very long.

Edit: I think this is what I was doing...I cant remember, but Im pretty sure that is the location. You seem to know the
area, so wasn't there a onramp there around the corner, or close by. I was lost for a little bit, so maybe Im looking
to find a way to get on the highway, but in any case, I found it and that's where the real fun began!

Wait, maybe we are headed to downtown. Hell, I don't know, I was having fun.

$1000 NFL season tickets and matching $10ea beers. Total waste of money, and still worth every penny for girls' days out and getting drunk with all the hot men.

bippie said:   Recently spent $1,100 on dinner for two with wine pairings at Alinea in Chicago. Amazing experience and I've no regrets about this luxury. I now understand why this is often listed as the best restaurant in the USA and one of the top 10 in the world.I'm wanting to go there for my upcoming 35th birthday. I think you just sealed the deal for me. Please tell me more about it. Either on here or on pm.

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 paid I believe close to $800 for a 1x CD burner. It burned in real time. Seriously 60 minutes to burn a CD. Lol. I gave out CDs for birthdays and everyone thought it was cool. I didn't pay attention to the fact that I was actually breaking the law....


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SUCKISSTAPLES said:   Crazytree said:   I would say what I almost bought on Wednesday but everyone is going to get upset.
Cindy Starfall?
.

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.

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.

and nobody mentioned apple products.... that's sad....

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 =)

suezyque said:   sideout said:   suezyque said:   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...


I think I peed myself a little when I saw that picture. LOL


Personally, I wear a non-transferring lipstick so these kinds of situations can be avoided. If there is no evidence... It didn't happen.


I bought a really nice camcorder for those who buy non-transferring lipstick. Just sayin.



I don't think you read the part about NO EVIDENCE.


There might not be any evidence but did he leave a receipt?

unnamedny said:   and nobody mentioned apple products.... that's sad....
Actually, hkgfnt did mention the Lisa and the Mac earlier in the thread...

Crazytree said:   SUCKISSTAPLES said:   Crazytree said:   I would say what I almost bought on Wednesday but everyone is going to get upset.
Cindy Starfall?
.

I've got a line on a nice Quattroporte if you want the sedan

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.
Why the freak do you hang out on FW? Oh, I get it, you save so much money through FW, that you can splurge like that.

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

Even worse, $5000 for a 50" plasma in 2003. At least it still looks good 10 years later.

Right out of school in 2003, I bought a used Vigor for $2500. A week later, I got in an accident, where a jeep hit me when I was turning left. My fault, I wasn't hurt (thank god that car was built to take impact).

Car was totalled, I did not have comprehensive insurance (just had basic insurance). Car had to be scrapped. I lost all money and my insurance premiums went up. I probably am still paying for that on my insurance.

Oh, I mowed down a village sign and but I believe my insurance paid for it (even after I got the bill from the village). Luckily, the police officer was nice and didn't give me a ticket.



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