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Old 03-04-2008, 02:29 AM   #1
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post pic's of whats layin around and other money pit's other than cars, should be fun
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jesus... should i really start?? i have like $15k worth of **** in my apartment (originally) which now is not worth half that :/

and no, im not talking about furniture and such... im talking about car parts and computer parts
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I bought a Trans Am and decided i hated it :(
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Those new Sparco's with the contrasting stiching are sexy as hell.

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I bought an xbox 360 at launch,
And now have 27 games.....
At 65 dollars a pop, u do the math
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I have a kid. They are pretty expensive to maintain.
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ive got a miata that i bought almost 2 years ago that i have doubled what i paid for it, that has never seen the road.
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I have two in daycare right now. I remember when I thought a house was expensive.

I cleared out my garage once and sold ~$3800 in parts on eBay. And the process begins again...
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I have a lot of **** laying around in my garage.
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and a bunch of other stuff. Adds up to about $9500 in camera gear.
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I have at least 50 raw speaker drivers lying around. they range from 5/8" tweeters to 15" subwoofers and everything in between. Plus the working surround system in my house and stereo pair at work.

Also I have 2 working home-built amplifiers, 3 amps in progress, and 2 amps still in the box. oh and a few raw chipamps that I want to build into a test amplifier for testing the above speakers.

not to mention all of the testing and measurement equipment that goes along with that incluidng milk crates full of wires. whee wires! oh and lets not forget the MDF and half-built boxes everywhere.

Really I wouldn't be surprised if there were more than 50 speakers.

sizes on hand: 5/8 (2), 3/4 (2), 1 (8), 2 (10), 3 (8), 4 (1), 5-1/4 (2), 6-1/2 (2), 7 (4), 8 (4), 10 (2), 12 (2), 15 (3). plus the HT (11) and the work system (4), 15 total. so 50 raw and 65 total. not counting speakers that came to my house fully functional. I'm sure I'm missing some too.

no wonder i never have time to work on my car.
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Is it hobby or job? You can't count it if you're writing it off. And that lens cap isn't doing a very job of disguising that monster.
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I have two in daycare right now. I remember when I thought a house was expensive.

I cleared out my garage once and sold ~$3800 in parts on eBay. And the process begins again...
Ain't that the truth. Once #2 arrives I'll be paying more in daycare than I am on my mortgage, insurance and property taxes. We spaced them about 3.5 years apart, so I'll only have to pay the full nut for a while. But still sucks. Tax deductible though. Not that I'm complaining or anything, my 3.5 year old likes to listen to Johnny Cash, the Ramones and the Beastie Boys. He's also showing a lot of interest in cars and spiderman.

Now the big question for everyone here ... of all the stuff you've listed, how much do you own debt free?
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Other money pit/whats laying around thread.-hdx450se.jpg

I've been bitten by the RC Heli bug and have spent more on heli's than I think I actually paid for my Miata and all the upgrades... This is my main 3D heli, it is an HDX-450, all aluminum head and all the works.

Though I do have to say...damn they are fun to fly and are quite relaxing when the weather is nice...

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and turntables and tons of computer parts...
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I've been bitten by the RC Heli bug and have spent more on heli's than I think I actually paid for my Miata and all the upgrades... This is my main 3D heli, it is an HDX-450, all aluminum head and all the works.

Though I do have to say...damn they are fun to fly and are quite relaxing when the weather is nice...

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must be painful when they crash!
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must be painful when they crash!
Yep, it becomes a religious experience when they hit hard. I think that since building this new 450 I've logged all of 4 hours of flight time since I'm scared of it! Sadly any contact with the blades to anything other than air will require ~$100 in parts. (if you’re lucky.)

The key thing I have learned about RC helicopters is that: "It's not if they crash, rather it is when they crash!" So I bought a simulator to get my skills better and then I tackle the real world after a few simulator flights…

(And I do this to myself why?!)

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rc helis are the badass ***** of RC tho
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Computer ****...paintball gear....more carparts than nasa in my bedroom back home.


I'm thinking about doing a mk2 VR6 swap on the GTI if I don't sell it.
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So I bought a simulator to get my skills better and then I tackle the real world after a few simulator flights…
Kind of ironic that you learn on a simulator to fly a model.

Years ago I worked for a guy who owned a Hobby Shop. He'd go out flying model helicopters with his buddies a few times a week, and invariably, one of them would come back with theirs in a brown grocery bag.

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