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    Ever lose your mind and pay waaaaay too much?

    Have you, in an instant of insanity, over zealousness, stupidity or bid frenzy ever paid more for something than it was worth now or 100 years from now? I'll give my answer if this thread has legs.

    Da Worfster

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    I am such a bargain hunter, I really don't think I've ever paid waaaaay too much for anything. In fact, I hardly ever pay even a little too much. I've started to think of it as a bit of a neurosis, actually. I'd rather just loosen up, but it's way deep down in my physiological make-up. I've been this way since childhood.

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    I forgot to mention this on another thread which it would have been appropriate on (I believe Mr.P was involved in the discussion), but I paid 15 bucks for a Coke earlier this summer, in one of Geneva's nightclubs. Just for the hell of it. It sure didn't taste any better than usual... but then I wasn't that thirsty.
    I've promised myself I would never do something so rediculous again.

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    Ya 7 bucks for a Big Mac at the Skydome in Toronto, now called The Rogers Center. Believe me, I had a long shower when I got home...

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    This is sort of like that. Did you ever play those carnival games to try and win stuffed animals. Well at the New Jersey shore on the boardwalk, I got so wrapped up in trying to win a stuffed dog for my girlfriend. I must have spent $50-$60 just being baited by the guy running the game. Now that was just plain stupidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    Have you, in an instant of insanity, over zealousness, stupidity or bid frenzy ever paid more for something than it was worth now or 100 years from now? I'll give my answer if this thread has legs.

    Da Worfster
    You bet.... I'm a big bargain hunter, but every once in a while I do something real stupid. Like I bought this 'new' Jamo center speaker off of e-bay for $50. I didn't do as much research as I should of. What a rip off.

    But, I have to admit I get lots of great bargains, for instance:

    -- Bought my current house directly from the bankruptcy court.
    -- Bought my current Ford Ranger 2009 truck for $7,700 (Considering all incentives and the 'Cash for clunker' trade in on a barely drivable 95 Van.
    --*ALL* my stereo equipment has been bought used or refurbished. Got great deals on them.
    -- Etc.

    But then, every once once in a while do something stupid??? You bet.....


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    Ever lose your mind and pay waaaaay too much?
    yes IMO" we all do even once! big time' even when one assume he's a pro..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    Have you, in an instant of insanity, over zealousness, stupidity or bid frenzy ever paid more for something than it was worth now or 100 years from now? I'll give my answer if this thread has legs.

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    Cool

    I paid 450 bucks for a top off the line pioneer cassette deck, huge sucker,
    in the seventies, about 1800 in todays dollars.
    Snapped to my senses and took it back.
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    Re:

    I am a huge bargain hunter! I pi$$ people off when I tell them the prices I find things for. Just take my audio. I paid $400 for my Marantz SR7001 receiver, used but in perfect condition. $700 for my PSB’s T65 image series towers, new in the box with warranty. Or $230 for my Adcom 870 dvd player, new in the box with warranty. Am I pi$$ing you off yet But every once and a while, for some stupid reason, you get hosed. I let my better judgment take the back seat on this one. I signed up a couple years back to do “online mall sales” it was a pyramid scheme and I was looking to make some quick cash. Never earned a dime, but lost about $500 bucks of my own money. Lesson learned.
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    I say when you pay 7 bucks for a burger at the ballpark or 15 for a cola in a Geneva nightclub you're just paying the going rate...in that context. I think I heard a pizza in the luxury boxes at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium is something like 90 bucks.

    You're paying waaaay too much when you get on eBay, get caught up in the excitement and wind up paying $50 for season 1 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer on VHS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02audionoob
    I say when you pay 7 bucks for a burger at the ballpark or 15 for a cola in a Geneva nightclub you're just paying the going rate...in that context. I think I heard a pizza in the luxury boxes at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium is something like 90 bucks.

    You're paying waaaay too much when you get on eBay, get caught up in the excitement and wind up paying $50 for season 1 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer on VHS.
    ...Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Is that what you do with all your awesome audio gear noob? I agree, you paid way too much as soon as you bid 0.99.

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    Re:

    At Good old Dodger Stadium, here in California, a watered down beer will run you $10 and a dog is like $4.50, but got to have them to enjoy the game
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    A few come to mind..

    1. Purchased a coffee from Artigiano in Vancouver, reputably the best coffee in the world, retails for around $100/lb. I think one serving was around $10-12 at this coffee shop. I guess I don't have a taste for fine coffee, if I didn't know how much it cost I wouldn't have thought any different

    2. Had a $35 kobe beef burger at a fine restaurant. Easily the best burger I've ever had, but of course no where near 3x as good as a $12 burger. No regrets, this one was worth it just once

    3. Watches, I've had a couple of impluse purchases.. figure I spent about $500 too much on one watch (I should have purchased the watch I originally had in mind), and another watch I paid about $1,200 too much as I didn't negotiate what I could have

    4. Back in 1997 I recall spending around $600 on an 8MB Voodoo2 video card for my PC

    5. In Hong Kong back in 2001, I ordered a $50 bowl of shark fin soup (trying to impress some girl hah). Nothing special here, I don't know what the fuss is

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    i've bought alcohol in San Francisco night clubs - so yes - yes i have paid too much for something....

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    Remember the Midas commercial...(I'M not going to pay a lot for this muffler) and also the maintenance shop, that's where we all get jacked up every day. unles you'r a DIY'ER
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    Back in the day, before Dolby Digital (AC3), my first surround system was geared around a Yamaha DSP Pro-100 processor. I wanted more control and DSP programs so I purchased a Lexicon CP1+ for $1295. Big bucks at the time. I still have the CP1+, I don't use the Dolby Pro Logic unit, but hate to sell it. It's worth more to me than it would be to anyone else. It was a well engineered unit, just outdated before its time.

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    Me...a dyed-in-the-wool, true blue, honest-to-goodness, no-holds-barred, all-bets-are-off, no-kidding, betcha-bottom-dollar, holier-than-thou, rockum-sockum, you-bet-your-sweet potato, corn-fed, white-bread, straight-shootin', fire-breathin', darn tootin', snake-charmin', smooth, sophisticated, suave, certainly built for business audeeophile, ever have a moment of momentary monetary madness?

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    Yes I have. I paid for four years at Stanford for one of my twin sons, and four years at USC for the other. When I added up the bill for them both, I fully realized that I lost my damn mind.

    When I finally recovered my mind, I lost it again when I sponsored my nephew for two years when he marched in the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Terrence the Terrible
    Yes I have. I paid for four years at Stanford for one of my twin sons, and four years at USC for the other. When I added up the bill for them both, I fully realized that I lost my damn mind.
    Sounds like you have a case of maltuition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02audionoob
    Sounds like you have a case of maltuition.
    LOL, I guess I was close to edu-ruptcy as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Terrence the Terrible
    Yes I have. I paid for four years at Stanford for one of my twin sons, and four years at USC for the other. When I added up the bill for them both, I fully realized that I lost my damn mind.

    When I finally recovered my mind, I lost it again when I sponsored my nephew for two years when he marched in the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.
    should have gone to Cal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicAdam
    should have gone to Cal!
    Unfortunately Cal is just as expensive, and it has no film school. Stanford has a better business program as well. Cal is WAY over-rated as a college.
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    Hey, Terr, you wanna loan me a cool 80 thou?

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    Wife's engagement ring...I shoulda just knocked her up like my bro did to his...

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