What the heck am I doing!

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  1. Scott Hayes

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    Last year I spent one third of my yearly income on getting my home theater going. Now that it is up and running I will probably spend the same on DVD and movie paraphanalia (posters, movie props-I want a Bobba Fett helmet, etc.). If I had saved the money and saw one movie every night at the theater a couple of towns over (really nice theater, best in the state) I would have saved four thousand dollars which I could have bought a new car with.
    Ahhhh, to hell with it, who needs a car anyway, I wonder how many DVDs I can by today![​IMG]
     
  2. Scott_G

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    Only 1/3 .... I though you were committed to this.
    What else could do you need money for. Food clothing.
    Come on where are your priorities.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Scott it's cheaper than a serious heroin habit.
    If you look around a find a good deal. Err..umm not for heroin, does anyone know wher I can get free shipping for heroin. My ummm cousin wants to know....
    ENJOY IT NOW THAT YOU BOUGHT IT!!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Scott Hayes

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    I have found that I can live quite well on generic cornflakes, pasta shells with butter, and water. Oops its raining got to stick the water jug outside, hey town water is expensive![​IMG]
     
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    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast
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    Yeah, at least you're not smoking crack. [​IMG]
    Since being laid off last year, I've had to seriously cut back on my HT purchases.
     
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    What the heck are you doing?

    Sounds like you're enjoying a hobby!
     
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    Once you get everything, you can sit back and think, "Now that I have everything, look at all the money Im saving." [​IMG]
    -ikiru
     
  8. MickeS

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    Unless you watch every movie at the theater alone, don't pay for gas, don't pay for any snacks, and always watch movies at home alone too, your math is faulty...
    Plus... some things are just priceless! [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
  9. Scott Hayes

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    I based it on one person 10$ to get in 10$ for food=20.
    20X7 days a week is 140$ X 52 weeks is 7280$.
    Granted gas should be a consideration but the theater is not far away, and although I do not have a steady girlfriend (except for the HT:b ) more than likely often it would be two people, unless they pay for themselves.
     
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    OK, so your math is sound... BUT that was only for one year, and hopefully you'll enjoy your equipment for longer than that. look, I'm trying to help you out here! [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
  11. Bruce Hedtke

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    You can still afford noodles and butter? You better up that percentage to something like 50%...and sell off the water jugs if you need to. [​IMG]
    Bruce
     
  12. Tony_Faville

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    My friends wife gives my wife grief constantly about all the money I spend on my home theater and movies. My wifes canned response is always, "It's not booze, it's not drugs or women and it keeps him at home, who am I to complain?"
     
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    I'm so ashamed :b , but I cannot eat generic cornflakes, I have tried, but no go. I have to have Kellogg's Honey Nut Crunch Corn Flakes....and 2% Parmalat milk.....and real Nutrasweet.
    It's no wonder that I have no money, and that my belly is almost as big as my TV.
     
  14. Scott Hayes

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    Generic food is awful, but while you eat it you have to keep repeating new dvd-new dvd-new dvd over and over then it isnt to bad.[​IMG]
     

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