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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10230 on: January 31, 2020, 02:11:46 pm »
I think everyone has to deal with this conversation at some point or another, unless you're really a frugal person.


Which is odd because you'd think people would learn not to be judgy assholes.


I deal with this with guns, watches and denim.


The last time I had this conversation was with someone that had $3k golf clubs.


Seriously, if you have to explain it they're never going to get it.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10231 on: January 31, 2020, 02:20:23 pm »
exfuckingzactly

I would happily pay USD1000 on the right fishing rod.  But any more the zero cents for a golf bat is too much.

I don't spend much on eating out, but I have friends who will happily drop USD500 per head on dinner.

I'm happy with the cars I have, I have no need for a bzillion dollar sports car.  Some people do.

Horses for courses - wind your fucking necks in......
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10232 on: January 31, 2020, 04:47:49 pm »
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10233 on: January 31, 2020, 06:44:37 pm »

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10234 on: January 31, 2020, 08:13:03 pm »
The only time it becomes a problem is when your appetites are so far out of whack that you compromise your ability to make it in the world, especially if a family is depending upon you.
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« Reply #10235 on: January 31, 2020, 10:54:02 pm »
On the other side of things, I think we as consumers of high end items need to be honest with ourselves. Once you get to a certain price point the returns on investment as far as durability and performance goes is not proportionate to the cost.


Sometimes you just like things because you like things.


I can't tell you how many times I've outperformed someone with a $2k pistol with my stock $500 pistol.


I can tell you sure as shit I'm not turning the compost pile when it's in the gooey stage in $400 jeans...
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« Reply #10236 on: February 03, 2020, 06:31:06 am »
Fried Tofu in hot oil yesterday for Agedashi Tofu... now I have branding. Canine tooth and Molar 😬😂

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« Reply #10237 on: February 03, 2020, 07:27:44 am »
Ouch. They’re the pits. But that tooth shaped burn is also hysterical so I find joy in your pain. Thank you, Universe!

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« Reply #10238 on: February 03, 2020, 12:14:19 pm »
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« Reply #10239 on: February 03, 2020, 01:11:29 pm »
Let’s call that one #18’s revenge. Or 31.. either or :)
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10240 on: February 06, 2020, 09:18:06 pm »
I loathe buying IH from online retailers other than IH direct. I only do when it’s a matter of locating my size. IH manages to get packages 1/2 way around the world in 2-3 days. A certain shop in CA can’t get them out the door in 3. I told them I’m leaving town at the end of the week. I don’t want the jacket sitting on the porch waiting to be pirated. Ifyou can’t get it here by then I will just wait to order it Monday says I. We’ll get it there says they. Not....even....close.

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« Reply #10241 on: February 06, 2020, 11:11:05 pm »
I loathe buying IH from online retailers other than IH direct. I only do when it’s a matter of locating my size. IH manages to get packages 1/2 way around the world in 2-3 days. A certain shop in CA can’t get them out the door in 3. I told them I’m leaving town at the end of the week. I don’t want the jacket sitting on the porch waiting to be pirated. Ifyou can’t get it here by then I will just wait to order it Monday says I. We’ll get it there says they. Not....even....close.

I’m the opposite. Given how fast new releases sell out on the IHUK site I simply can’t be bothered to try ordering something, so I wait till whichever vendor gets what I want and then buy.

I get it though. I had a less than stellar buying experience from an online retailer that sells IH and won’t be buying from them again. I’ve had good experiences with SE and R&H though. Ymmv


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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10242 on: February 07, 2020, 03:52:36 am »
I loathe buying IH from online retailers other than IH direct. I only do when it’s a matter of locating my size. IH manages to get packages 1/2 way around the world in 2-3 days. A certain shop in CA can’t get them out the door in 3. I told them I’m leaving town at the end of the week. I don’t want the jacket sitting on the porch waiting to be pirated. Ifyou can’t get it here by then I will just wait to order it Monday says I. We’ll get it there says they. Not....even....close.

I feel the same way. I also had a poor experience with a shop located in CA when buying IH gear (and will never buy from the again). I wonder if it's the same place...

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10243 on: February 07, 2020, 04:08:49 am »
I loathe buying IH from online retailers other than IH direct. I only do when it’s a matter of locating my size. IH manages to get packages 1/2 way around the world in 2-3 days. A certain shop in CA can’t get them out the door in 3. I told them I’m leaving town at the end of the week. I don’t want the jacket sitting on the porch waiting to be pirated. Ifyou can’t get it here by then I will just wait to order it Monday says I. We’ll get it there says they. Not....even....close.

I’m the opposite. Given how fast new releases sell out on the IHUK site I simply can’t be bothered to try ordering something, so I wait till whichever vendor gets what I want and then buy.

I get it though. I had a less than stellar buying experience from an online retailer that sells IH and won’t be buying from them again. I’ve had good experiences with SE and R&H though. Ymmv


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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #10244 on: February 07, 2020, 05:49:55 am »
Weird weather today in Charlotte. Around noon a storm came through hitting the back of my house with sustained winds of 41 MPH, the windows looked like a waterfall and lasted about 30 minutes. It was a horizontal rain, I looked at the house across the street, the rain was hitting the roof and went up and over instead of down. The airport shut down for 3 hours, evacuating the control tower due to tornado warnings, which did hit in the area, but not the airport. I've dealt with heavy rain before, but I don't think anything like this.