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What do you buy/consume/collect/own/use that others might think a $$$ waste or extravagance?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Apr 24, 2019.

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  1. GeorgeandTheBear

    GeorgeandTheBear High-Roller

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    I'm collecting $100 bills. I don't have any yet...
     
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  2. Valgal

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    I collect vintage Made in Japan Christmas figurines and decorations. Drives my husband crazy at Christmas.
     
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  3. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas Earthling/retired space nerd

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    I have two Orbis rings and many (many...) of the spherical balls to go into them. The great thing is I have at least one sphere that coordinates perfectly with whatever I happen to be wearing.

    I also have a moderate sized collection of 70s and 80s sheet music.
     
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    Good wine & Kona coffee........
     
  5. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    In wine, truth.
     
  6. kevin853

    kevin853 High-Roller

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    Great thread @ken2v I have never been one too splurge on myself too much. We spend a lot on holidays but apart from that not too much. Memories and good times are worth every penny (cents for the yanks) to us. Just one photograph we have in a place we love whether Vegas or elsewhere means so much to us.
     
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    As a few have already mentioned, consumption of our beloved Las Vegas activities is considered by many of my acquaintances to be a complete waste of $. I am over trying to explain the value let alone the relaxing freedom to the many. Of course these are the same people who continually ask the familiar question of “Vegas again?!” as I go on my merry way 3 – 4 times a year. That is fine, to each their own—mine is Vegas, baby.
     
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    Points...For Travel
     
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    What, no $50’s?
     
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    Yeah, most people think my Vegas trips are a waste. I'm not rude enough to ask them "well what was the last thing you did that made you feel really alive?" because I know I'd be met with crickets...:whistle:

    I do buy a lot of dresses, more than I will ever need. I try not to duplicate colors or styles, but, I have way too many, a collection basically. I always get a great price, the latest being a Hugo Boss for $20! I don't have the same affliction with shoes or bags, so I have that keeping me in the "not insane" column.

    I do have a huge tiki mug collection as well, but most don't consider that a waste - it's art! :nworthy:
     
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    Liquor! Still trying to educate myself as I go along, but I enjoy looking for bottles to add to the lineup. If I have a drink that catches my eye while on vacation, I like to seek out the same ingredients to make at home. So, it's not always the expensive stuff that is on the list.

    The picture has about half of my "collection". Drives the wife crazy, but everyone needs a hobby, right? Cheers!

    Liquor Cabinet.jpg
     
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  12. Hollywood31

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    I was going to post the exact same thing. I collect whiskey and rare liquor, as well.
     
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    This may sound weird as I'm in my early 30s but I collect signed baseball memorabilia. I live in DC and am a Nationals fan (which isn't saying much now) so I have autographed items by the current players, as well as Hall of Fame guys I liked (Mantle, Mays, etc). We're buying a new house soon and I bargained with my wife that if we get the house she wanted, the guest bedroom will be my baseball man cave lol
     
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  14. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    That's cool!!
     
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    A couple of years ago we bought the My Pillows. It’s advertised as buy one get one free- misleading. It came out to about $60 each. I’m a Walmart $5 pillow gal. They advertise it’s the best sleep you’ll ever get. Not really. However, they are machine washable and dry. They plump back up nicely. I think they are supposed to last 10 years. So well worth the money instead of buying new pillows all the time.

    I do spend some money on facial regimen. Chamonix.
     
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    I collect $50 bills . . . .
     
    Well, Canada and Massachusetts are closed, back to Lake Tahoe
    Oh what the heck, I've got vacation and myVegas points to burn. . . .
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    Recently, brand new cars (not used). Many of my friends and family only buy used.
     
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    $2 bills make for easy tipping...
     
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  19. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    I tip with $50s. Or I try. With so many superstitious people in Vegas I always get to keep them!!
     
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    Uh, what are you doing/buying that warrants regular $50 tips?
     
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