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    making big ticket purchases

    how much do you think about it before making a big ticket purchase like a nice mountain bike with 4 digit price tag? i am married, middle aged, have a nice income, house, car pymt, etc etc but still thought long and hard recently before buying an entry level MTB for all of $600. How did you pay for the bike with a 4 digit price? credit card? cash you had saved up?

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    Bike? People in the OC forum don't ride bikes, try the Passion forum for bike related inquiries.

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    Dude! This is the OC, we don't ride bikes.

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    my post was about making big ticket purchases... i cited a bike as example. there are many examples i could cite.

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    Credit card, cash, cash in some stock, take a loan out. What's the difference it all comes out of your pocket in the end. What you need to decide is what your priorities are and what you can,afford. It is a recreational hobby and not a necessity. A cheap bike will get the job done for awhile. But eventually your going to want a better bike. So IMO go for what you can afford and not piss off the wife but will fit your need's to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Bike? People in the OC forum don't ride bikes, try the Passion forum for bike related inquiries.
    If posting there make it a legitimate Passion thread by retitling as "Making Big Ticket Purchases-Passion"
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    I get my concert tickets free... also most of my airline tickets. If I need to fly privately I use air miles. When I lived in London, I used to jump off the bus before the ticket collector came round, and on the train I would hide in the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    . A cheap ____ will get the job done for awhile. But eventually your going to want a better ____.
    The same can be said about a wife, a car or a house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I get my concert tickets free... also most of my airline tickets. If I need to fly privately I use air miles. When I lived in London, I used to jump off the bus before the ticket collector came round, and on the train I would hide in the toilet.
    In the actual toilet?.....that's hardcore Rockerc!

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    You should probably just buy a watch.
    I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.

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    making big ticket purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    You should probably just buy a watch.
    I think he wants to, he just needs to figure out how to pay for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    In the actual toilet?.....that's hardcore Rockerc!
    Only problem was, when they got wise, the ticket collectors flushed and I would end up bouncing down the tracks after the train...
    It's all Here. Now.

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    How come nobody here has mentioned the five-fingered-discount option for large ticket purchase options???
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    I think it would require 10 fingers and 10 toes for large ticket items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I think it would require 10 fingers and 10 toes for large ticket items.
    ...and an escape route, a vehicle, and a lot of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ...and an escape route, a vehicle, and a lot of luck.



    And a lookout guy, an alibi...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    How come nobody here has mentioned the five-fingered-discount option for large ticket purchase options???
    It may have something to do with the 5th Amendment and the statute of limitations.

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    I bought my first full suspension 29 at no more than $600 at a time, most of what I bought was used. $600 for a used frame, $180 for used wheels, new tubes, tires, cranks, chain, cassette, and brakes. Think the frame was the last item I bought, when building my original Niner RIP 9. I was in it for like $1800 back in 2009, and it was built just the way I liked it. Very lucky I never broke that frame at the chain stays standing and mashing. I had most of the parts for the bike before I even found the exact used frame I was looking for.

    I have, in short order, cracked every round tube frame I ever owned, save this Niner RIP V1.1 Yeah, it was that good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    And a lookout guy, an alibi...........
    And some gloves a storage unit.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    And some gloves a storage unit.....
    And some paint/decals
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    And some paint/decals
    And a passport and a one way airline ticket....
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