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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #600 on: 16 Apr 2008, 04:03 »

I put my faith in Doc Martens because the last pair I bought (In 2002, as an impressionable semi-goth youth, with my first paycheck) lasted six years of me wearing (and beating the shit out of) them for five to seven days a week, every week. They are still extremely comfortable and the leather is lovely but the soles are completely worn out and there is a big split in one. I could have had them resoled but I am a lady who likes shoes and buying new things.

Also I purchased cherry red 10-holes, originally hand-made in England in 2001 (and Quality Control checked by Sue, they proudly proclaim), which are quite a bit more expensive than the basic black 8-hole boot.

Please remember as well that I am Australian, and our money is supposedly worthless.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #601 on: 16 Apr 2008, 04:34 »

Lunchy, pay attention to your finance news!

It is their money that is worthless now!

I bought a Trenchcoat/peacoat dealie (it says it's a trenchcoat on the label but it only comes down to just below my waist) for $120 the other. That's maybe the most I've ever spent on a single item of clothing that wasn't a suit.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #602 on: 16 Apr 2008, 06:59 »

Doc Martens
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This is like some sort of post-feminist poetry.

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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #603 on: 16 Apr 2008, 07:18 »

Wow Joe Hocking you are totally making it with the awesome, relevant comments tonight.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #604 on: 16 Apr 2008, 08:05 »

Poetry is decadent.

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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #605 on: 16 Apr 2008, 09:27 »

Lunchy, pay attention to your finance news!

It is their money that is worthless now!

This is true.

And, yet, Aussie money is still worth less.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #606 on: 16 Apr 2008, 10:25 »

I'm going to go use the contents of my wallet to wipe my ass now.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #607 on: 16 Apr 2008, 14:38 »

Whats the deal with Doc Martens? I can get a pair of combat boots that look the same and will last just as long for a lot less. Hell the boots I have now are almost 30 years old and still in great condition, they just need to be resoled.
I dunno, I have a pair of their non-combat boot boots, for when wearing combat boots isn't appropriate. They aren't better than the others, really, they are horribly uncomfortable without new insoles, worse than my usual boots were.

My boots would have been $200, but I got them half off because they were surplus. You can get current-issue boots for less than that at a surplus store, rated for extreme temperatures, but they don't have the zippers, and I like not having to lace and tie the shoes every time.
Magnum makes a pair of current issue boots with a zipper for around $80, and kudos for not paying full price.
Huh, I didn't know that, the closest place I could find that had any kind of jump boots was a denver army/navy store, and the cheapest they had were the Rockys. Did you get yours at a chain surplus store? I think the cheaper ones I saw in an ad for my local store were $75 or something like that, could have been the magnums, but of course, I saw them a few months after I had gotten the boots, and the day after I had bought my docs.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #608 on: 17 Apr 2008, 14:08 »

I got mine from my dad, I dunno where he got them from, but I also live right outside of an army base so I have more access to uniforms than most.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #609 on: 17 Apr 2008, 16:49 »

I bought new shoes today! One of them is a new pair of converse sneakers (not Chuck Taylors, just some sneakers that they had that I liked), and I got a pair of denim Rocketdog shoes that after the buy one get one 1/2 off, were only $7.50.

It was a good day for me.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #610 on: 17 Apr 2008, 18:15 »

Wow.

My parents haven't bought me squat in the last 5 years, and today, as they're leaving to go to Boston to visit my sister at her college for the weekend, they just leave me $100, "for whatever."

Decadence will surely follow.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #611 on: 19 Apr 2008, 05:14 »

Since I was a wee lad, my favorite hockey player was Cam Neely, and I always wanted his jersey.

So yesterday I shelled out $25 on a t-shirt with his name and number on it. Sad part: nhl.com sells the same shirt for $22.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #612 on: 19 Apr 2008, 06:24 »

Oh noes, you paid $3 extra for the shirt! An amount that is probably less than the shipping if you bought it at the other place! ridiculous decadence

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« Reply #613 on: 19 Apr 2008, 07:05 »

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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #614 on: 19 Apr 2008, 07:31 »

Oh noes, you paid $3 extra for the shirt! An amount that is probably less than the shipping if you bought it at the other place! ridiculous decadence

$25 is a pretty ridiculous amount to spend on a t-shirt when one is unemployed and generally broke.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #615 on: 19 Apr 2008, 10:31 »

Didn't you buy like $20 worth of socks the last time you were here?  Silly socks... that is ridiculous.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #616 on: 19 Apr 2008, 10:49 »

No what's ridiculous is how seldom I get new socks.  I don't know why, I work literally on the same block as multiple clothing stores.  It's seriously a problem.

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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #617 on: 19 Apr 2008, 12:52 »

I love clothes shopping! Being a girl is bad for my budget. On the plus side, I bought what is probably the second cutest skirt ever today. This was decadency seeing how I got a half paycheck because of spring break and still have to manage two weeks on half the pay.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #618 on: 19 Apr 2008, 15:12 »

After posting that, I reassessed my finances for the next 2 weeks and realized I am pretty much fucked, because I forgot that the netflix bill and my greenpeace donation both go through on this paycheck. I am pretty much screwed and will have to take money out of savings just to pay these obligations, even if I buy NOTHING at all otherwise.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #619 on: 19 Apr 2008, 16:19 »

I spent 140$ on earbuds for my mp3 today. Holy goddamn, I just realized how much fucking money that is. I shouldn't have done that.

But they sound so gooood

edit: SO not to seem like a complete idiot, the earbuds I'm talking about are Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket, and they cost more than twice as much in Norway as in the US, given how undeservedly filthy rich we are.

The $20 Smokin' Buds work brilliantly for me. I can't see spending 7 times as much. *shrug*


It was 3 pairs of socks, Rachel. maybe $15?
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #620 on: 19 Apr 2008, 16:35 »

Smokin' Buds cost like $50 here, I think, and I'd consider that fairly cheap for decent ear buds. I don't think I'd spend $140 on earbuds, but I spent about $90 on my headphones, and it was totally worth it (Koss Porta Pro - they might not be awesome, but better than what I've had before). I hadn't realized how crap the iPod earbuds were until I got those.


Today I spent almost $45 on dinner for just myself (and some leftovers). It feels ridiculous, but I was craving that exact pizza, so I just had to get some. I wish I could actually get take-out once in a while, other than burgers/sandwiches, that didn't cost me a fortune.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #621 on: 19 Apr 2008, 16:54 »

$45 pizza must be pretty damn awesome.


I went to Newbury Comics and spent $50 on vinyl and CDs. Though, it was National Record Store Day, and I got SO MUCH free stuff (a bunch of random 7"s, a few comps, stickers, etc)
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #622 on: 19 Apr 2008, 17:26 »

What is on a pizza like that?  I imagine very good cheese.

I finally worked up to $30 earbuds today.  I usually can't justify spending even that much, because my ears are apparently really fucked up.  Usually I just get crappy ones in the $8 range, and I typically have to buy a couple of pairs before I find some that even fit my stupid ears.  I got tired of utter shit sound quality though, so I studied packages intensely for a pair that looked pretty similar to buds that have fit me, and thankfully, I lucked out and now have pretty good, comfy earbuds.  Now I just have to make sure my cat doesn't eat them, which is how my last okay pair met their end.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #623 on: 19 Apr 2008, 18:08 »

I do not like earbuds. Maybe I'm just don't take enough care of them, but whenever I have earbuds, they always get the shit beaten out of them. I've had a 50 dollar pair for about a year now and I don't see them lasting much longer. It's really quite anoying.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #624 on: 19 Apr 2008, 18:45 »

I have crazy midget ears, which means I have literally never found a pair of earbuds that are small enough to actually fit. It is frustrating.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #625 on: 19 Apr 2008, 18:59 »

I was positive doing a GIS for "crazy midget ears" would turn up something good, but no go.

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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #626 on: 20 Apr 2008, 07:26 »

I probably wouldn't have hesitated to get them if I were in your situation. Luckily, my PortaPros have been treating me fairly well over the last couple of years. I am, however, living off of a student loan and a tiny bit of summer job-money, sooo..yeah. Probably shouldn't have spent those $45 on the pizza (which, in response to Shane and Darkbluerabbit, was gooood, but not like..super special or anything. Expensive/rich country and all that jazz) yesterday, and probably shouldn't have bought Pepsi Max as the freakin' gas station today, paying over $6 for 1,5L. Goddamnit, I don't like Sundays and everything else being closed.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #627 on: 20 Apr 2008, 07:45 »

Wow, I guess it is an expensive country. I rarely ever drink soda, nevermind buy it, but I think a 2L bottle here is about $2-3.
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« Reply #628 on: 20 Apr 2008, 07:53 »

I drink it way too often :/ $6 is not the norm, though, it's just the gas station-norm.. At regular grocery stores, it's usually around $3,5 for a 1,5L bottle. So not that bad.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #629 on: 20 Apr 2008, 08:22 »

In other news: a 2L bottle here goes for $1
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #630 on: 20 Apr 2008, 10:26 »

Yesterday i was tryng to get back home but i didn't have any change on me at all. So I bought a pair of trousers to get it!
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« Reply #631 on: 20 Apr 2008, 11:15 »

For like ten seconds at least I was thinking 'why would new trousers have change in them?'
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #632 on: 20 Apr 2008, 11:39 »

I'm glad I'm not the only one.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #633 on: 20 Apr 2008, 11:42 »

Thats a pretty cool value-added product then!

Also, on a slightly related note, I BOUGHTED A NEW BED! It was like, €750 (including a fancy matrass and better bottoms and all that), but its going to be so worth it!

I will both have a comfier bed, a new bed (current one is kinda dead) and, if somehow a lady decides im worthy of spending quality time with (however unlikely that may be), turnign around in bed wont be to much of a problem!

Huzzah!
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #634 on: 20 Apr 2008, 16:11 »

For like ten seconds at least I was thinking 'why would new trousers have change in them?'

I was thinking 'why would new trousers help you get into your house?'

Yes, I am going to sleep now.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #635 on: 21 Apr 2008, 17:25 »

I bought my boyfriend a ticket to Kaua'i.  I think it might have been the first time I dropped four digits in one go.

Hooooooo, it tingles.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #636 on: 21 Apr 2008, 17:40 »

This weekend, I got these pretty awesome shoes. 


Today, I bought a couple of outfits to wear them with.  I really shouldn't have, but they were too great.
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« Reply #637 on: 21 Apr 2008, 17:58 »

Those are pretty lovely shoes Rachel!  Super cute.
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« Reply #638 on: 21 Apr 2008, 19:56 »

They are from Payless! I know because I work there and have been considering buying them myself. But I bought these instead:

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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #639 on: 21 Apr 2008, 23:51 »


* morca007 wants a pair of Clarks but has no monies.
Well, I has monies enough, but I would be broke after.
Also, not entirely decided between the boots (^) or the treks.
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #640 on: 22 Apr 2008, 03:42 »

Today, I bought a couple of outfits to wear them with.  I really shouldn't have, but they were too great.

Oh? Awesome!

(the bag, though? Did you go back for the bag?)
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« Reply #641 on: 22 Apr 2008, 14:34 »

On the topic of vans i got a pair of vans slip-ons a month ago for 10 bucks.

It was awesome.
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« Reply #642 on: 22 Apr 2008, 14:51 »

(the bag, though? Did you go back for the bag?)

Nah, Shane.  The bag was too much money and I wasn't 100% sold on it.  Realize I'm still thinking about it more than I should be, but I will not buy it.
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« Reply #643 on: 22 Apr 2008, 14:56 »

i was going to do a ridiculous amount of amazon gift card spending recently.
then i realized my total somehow exceeded $3000 (!!) and didn't.
$3000 on books, movies, and of course music? that's a bit much, even for me.
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« Reply #644 on: 22 Apr 2008, 23:23 »

You know Demonoid's back up, right?
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« Reply #645 on: 22 Apr 2008, 23:27 »

yeah i know. 

and you know some people actually prefer to have legit copies of albums they enjoy, right?
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Re: Ridiculous Decadency
« Reply #646 on: 23 Apr 2008, 04:31 »

Well I can never resist buying more stuff for my animals. More beds! More collars than they will ever need! Millions of water fountains with carbon filters!

Also, I always want to buy shit I'll never use. Such as, the temptation to buy a sexy new left-handed compound bow so I can shoot. Yay, archery is fun but I'm not actually willing to kill anything and I know I won't follow through so what an unbelievable waste of money (have thus far resisted). I also have $2000 Italian leathers (plus lovely gloves I actually bought in Italy) that I don't even fit since I put on weight and since my roadtrip am too scared of the wind to even finish getting my licence. Keep on buying running shoes then destroying them walking without ever running.

I am terrible with money. It would be OK if I enjoyed the things I throw money at
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« Reply #647 on: 23 Apr 2008, 05:03 »

and you know some people actually prefer to have legit copies of albums they enjoy, right?

This is why I troll antique stores for classic rock albums I want, and then download them. $2 for a copy of Zeppelin II? Fuck yes.
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« Reply #648 on: 23 Apr 2008, 21:47 »

Well I guess it's not actually ridiculous or decadent because it's something I actually needed but it IS the most amount of money I've ever spent ever by far, but I just bought my dad's car, a 2001 Holden Astra Sedan, for $12k, minus $2k that I got for my old car. Pretty good deal, it's probably worth more like $14k on the open market.
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