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Extravagant purchase

marriedblonde Feb 9, 2008

  1. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I paid for my Plasma and Watch with winnings I got from winning a Poker tournament. :)
     
  2. Just Plain Old

    Just Plain Old Active Member

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    :) This is the internet.....what did you expect!!

    Personally I'm not an extravagant person,,, but I guess some might disagree!
     
  3. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    Too much money? I wish!
    (is there such a thing?)

    I'll admit that it is the baby of the Linn range - the Classik Musik.
    B&W 602 S2s...
    And a BK XLS200 sub underpinning it all.
    Nice sound...

    The music taste is wiiiiiide and varied, I can assure you.


    The loud stuff is in my Cinema Room....
    That's a whole load of SPL generating stuff, right there!
     
  4. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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  5. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    Steady on!
    If I want to watch pub league football, I'd go to the local footy field!
    Premiership only for me, in that regard.
     
  6. recomdos

    recomdos Active Member

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    Nope! I wish also!

    Still - it's Linn!!! Keeping it home territory too ;)

    Good stuff! :)...I'm not at all jealous...not at all! :p

    Rob
     
  7. Les 51

    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

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    Don't wear watches! and not into tv's.
    Last extravegance for me was a house, but I do like my power kites so I have 3 of these and a stunt kite (total value = £700) And a sailing dinghy (2nd hand £4000)
     
  8. R14AYN

    R14AYN Driving like it was stolen

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    I totally second this sort of (you feel better than you look IMO)- I look homeless most of the time but I don't care because I've got 10k worth of swiss engineering on my arm - and only 1% of the population would even notice.

    GF hates this as she would rather I took my trainers off to go out for dinner but I'm paying the bill like everyone else so I'll wear what I want
     
  9. magnus911

    magnus911 R8GGA

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    Bit of a dead thread...but I just bought myself a watch because I've been a good boy and I deserved a present!

    I went in to look at a Tag Formula one, but ended up buying a Carrera Chronograph. What a beautiful watch.

    Never had an expensive watch before, or anything showy really so I hope I don't lose it because I'm not used to wearing it!

    Anyway, very happy and it's a fine piece of engineering. (you can see through the back of it!)
     
  10. unkle

    unkle Beer God

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    I spent £1.49 on a Shell Garage coffee in Warwick this afternoon, I even added an expresso on the top when the woman wasnt looking...
     
  11. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    It's only extravagent if you pay for it...
     
  12. magnus911

    magnus911 R8GGA

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    I suppose coffee is a lot more expensive than fuel then?
     
  13. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    I hear you...
    I absolutely refuse to dress up to please others.
    I go to the Porsche garage looking like a sack of **** to most of their customers (jeans, t-shirt, trainers, tracksuit top etc...). My clothes may look scruffy but i'll be they cost as much as a cheap suit and a pair of plastic shoes that give the image of being 'well off'.

    I enjoy them looking down their noses at me...because I know I choose to dress like that, I know what my watch & car is worth.

    I just don't see the link between dressing 'smart' and being well off.
    I can afford to dress as I like...so shall do.
    As you say...our money is as good as that of a man wearing a suit.
     
  14. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    I might have to come to this thread come October depending on if I win my private plate at the dvla auction.
     
  15. Sohrob

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    Watches for me!!!

    Breitling avenger skyland

    Breitling super ocean chronograph

    Panerai Luminor marina
     
  16. boggysv

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    Sorry guys, I have to disagree about some points on the dressing part.

    It may not be common here, but back where I'm from you do get quite a number of people who do not know how to respect others with their attire at proper venues.

    I've spent quite a sum of money in a proper nice restaurant to enjoy a meal with my lady companion, and the last thing I need is a guy sitting beside with jeans, sneakers and polo t-shirt shouting that his ice-water is too cold. Trust you understand what I mean. Some of the nicer restaurants do not have a formal dress code, expecting customers to respect themselves and others, but sadly, it isnt working that well.

    </rant over>
     
  17. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    ..and I fail to see how wearing something less formal than a pair of slacks and a pressed shirt means your money isn't as good as the next mans when spending good money on a nice meal + wine.

    Don't get me wrong...I do choose to put on a decent pressed shirt when going out somewhere nice...but usually accompanied by jeans and a pair of leather shoes (not trainers). I just don't see why I should be expected to.

    What does it matter what the person sitting next to you is wearing?
    If the clothes are filthy or smelly, fair comment.
    But just because they are jeans? surely not...

    At the end of the day, a Chav/Ned/Tosser/Ill-mannered lout is still a Chav/Ned/Tosser/Ill-mannered lout whether they are in jeans and trainers or a cheap suit and a pair of plastic shoes!
    Surely manners have more to do with it?
     
  18. dsl55

    dsl55 exploring other avenues

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    Watches; Breitling Ocean Colt Chrono & Panerai Luminor Power Reserve
     
  19. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    It's not only casually dressed people who can be rude and arrogant, far from it! Surely theres no need to confuse good manners with dress code as that far from the reserve of the casually dressed!
     
  20. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    DJM 1000 mixer and a pair of Maudio BX8's for my studio. missus is not talking to me now LOL
     
  21. Kontraband

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    any bought one of them £99 burger king burgers?

    ;)
     
  22. magnus911

    magnus911 R8GGA

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    What?

    I had that angus 6 pack the other day. Don't bother!
     
  23. Fast,not furious

    Fast,not furious Dealing with an OCD

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    Well,i've got me one of them there Tag McLarens,limited edition,carbon fibre and titanium. I needed a new strap the other day,'cos the rubber is cracking(guess i should have used tyre trim to make it last longer!) £160 smackers:banghead:...stuff that,i got a new Police watch instead!

    ps...anyone want to buy it? serious offers....
     
  24. Kontraband

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  25. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    £99 for a burger? I don;t paying a few quid for one but draw the line at a £99 burger :)
     
  26. Kontraband

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    exactly... its a complete joke... its extravagant!
     
  27. smitch

    smitch Active Member

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    How much are they then?
     
  28. smitch

    smitch Active Member

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    You lot are making me feel guilty, all i spend my money on is going out with my mates.

    It's actually frightening to think what i could buy each month with the money that i burn. :(
     
  29. boggysv

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    James, ess_three


    Casual dressing is fine by me, as long as it's in the proper environment. It may be superficial, but a lot of people who bring guests to nice fancy places aim to impress, and lets be frank...some dude in a pair of cut jeans and "starfucks" t-shirt would spoil the whole setting wouldnt it?

    I'm just saying a strict dress code will at least filter out people who dress too shabby. This is based on the assumption that people who take the effort to dress up might have a higher chance of behaving well.
    There are always exceptions of course, but hey, at least everybody looks good :)

    It is sad when petty house rules are needed to govern behavior, the days of unspoken expectations are well past imho.

    For example
    http://www.mlkhny.com/houserules/index.html

    *didnt mean to come off as a vain pompous brat. Sorry if anyone feels offended.
     
  30. Bong Water

    Bong Water In two minds

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    I bought a twix for 50P before, remember when they were 30P

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  31. AshA4

    AshA4 Ash

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    Mmmm let me se

    £1000 Panasonic Viera 37" Plasma & Cabinet Stand
    £1400 on 3 family photo's from Venture (wife's idea)
    £1500 on Golf Clubs and equipment

    :)
     
  32. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    Jimmeh Active Member

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    32" Sony LCD screen

    Xbox 360 Elite

    Rock Band for Xbox 360 (for sale.. PM for details)

    £500 bike that I used for a pub bike-crawl and then got garaged.

    heh
     
  34. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    none taken I hear what you're sayiing :beerchug:

    Agreed :applaus:
     
  35. treblesykes

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    does this count as extravagant ?
    [​IMG]
     
  36. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Not if you put it through the business ;)
     
  37. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    LOL
     
  38. sniperlover

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    Well this year so far bought
    1080p 50" plasma for the living room
    ps 3
    iphone
    last year bought 32" lcd for the bedroom
    xbox
    home cinema
    laptop.
     
  39. buckas

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    done the hd tv, pc, 360 etc over a year old now - recently bought a sea kayak for £500 (joint purchase with the missus) most expensive purchases i think i've done is my camera equipment, totally about £3.5/4k.......and yes it's insured :thumbsup:

    drew
     
  40. smitch

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    You're probably one of the blokes in suits that was looking down his nose at me when i rocked up at Chinawhites last friday in my jeans trainers and t shirt.

    I obviously still looked good enough though to talk my way round the 3 door staff and their strict no trainers rule that they have. Probably cos it ain't what you wear but how you wear it and most places in London recognise that. I'd look worse in a £129.00 suit and a cheap pair of shoes from Next.

    And the behaving well cos you're wearing a suit thing is bullshit. I wear a suit to work every day and it in no way affects the way that i would behave, a thugs a thug no matter how they dress.

    I suggest you get out a bit more in the real world my friend.
     

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