Latest purchase thread...

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Nov 29, 2018 2:33 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

My soon to be latest purchase will be ~$5,000 in braces for my 13 year old!  Screwed up underbite.  Yay.

I just got dental coverage with orthodontia included, I'm planning on biting the bullet on invisalign in 2019. We should have enough HSA money to cover the rest.

Make sure your kid wears their retainer afterwards. I had braces at 12/13 years old and here we are.

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Thu, Nov 29, 2018 3:19 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

We all spend money of various things... I could never pull the plug on a shirt for that much.  They look really nice and comfortable, though.  What is the noticeable difference from a cotton button down?

Justin hit on most of them, but I'll also throw in my experience.

  • bit of stretch
  • odor resistence
  • temperature control - probably the best benefit. Helps keep cool in the summer, and warmer in the winter.
  • durability - will last a long time
  • its very nice and soft to the touch - better than cotton IMO

Wool is superior to cotton in every way IMO. It's worth the cost to me, but to each their own.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Nov 29, 2018 8:01 PM
posted by Commander of Awesome

Justin hit on most of them, but I'll also throw in my experience.

  • bit of stretch
  • odor resistence
  • temperature control - probably the best benefit. Helps keep cool in the summer, and warmer in the winter.
  • durability - will last a long time
  • its very nice and soft to the touch - better than cotton IMO

Wool is superior to cotton in every way IMO. It's worth the cost to me, but to each their own.

Yep, all of this.

Just bought some brewing equipment. A 15 gallon brew kettle with two welded ports, a ball valve, and a thermometer to put together for a basic hot liquor tank. I've found that the best batch of beer I've made so far included me using a super makeshift HLT that was a total pain in the ass to operate. This will allow me to do the same thing, but with almost zero effort.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Nov 30, 2018 2:36 AM

Bought a new suit.  I've never been a big pattern guy, and I've never owned a navy blue suit before, but the one I got has a nice, subtle plaid pattern to it, and it fits nicely.

You forget how well a suit can look when you're so used to just buying off-the-rack.

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Thu, Mar 28, 2019 9:58 PM

Just bought a house. Fuck, buying a house is scary and a PITA.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 200 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Mar 28, 2019 10:46 PM

Damn, in bay area?  I assume you could buy 5-6x the house in my bumpkin neck of the woods.

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Thu, Mar 28, 2019 11:48 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Damn, in bay area?  I assume you could buy 5-6x the house in my bumpkin neck of the woods.

I tried to talk Mrs. COA into moving back to Cleveland. Pay cash for a house, free child care, retire at 50. Couldn't sell a California girl on it unfortunately. All well, I knew that going into it.

Only reason I'm able to even consider buying a home in the bay area is due to no college debt, a big sum of money from FIL when we got married, and my last company going public and cashing out stock. Bay Area is fucking nuts. We looked for housing for a freaking yr, and were rejected from several options, We were literally outbid by $350k on one house, and we bid $40k over asking.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 12:32 AM

I just bought a Raspberry Pi 3 B+.  Was tired of using a laptop as the entertainment setup in the family room.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 200 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 8:26 AM
posted by Commander of Awesome

We were literally outbid by $350k on one house, and we bid $40k over asking.

Yeah, um.  Fuck that. 

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
4,424 posts 18 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 9:01 AM

Finally grew up. Got a king size bed and frame. Should be here in a week or so.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 9:10 AM
posted by Commander of Awesome

Bay Area is fucking nuts. We looked for housing for a freaking yr, and were rejected from several options, We were literally outbid by $350k on one house, and we bid $40k over asking.


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 9:11 AM

I bought some new shoes recently. Two different pairs of New Balance 574 Sports. Bought a travel golf bag for my upcoming trip to Vegas.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
6,997 posts 64 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 12:04 PM

I bought a dress and a pair of wedges for a wedding in May.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 12:17 PM

Got these last week, attempting to break them in. Not going so well, they are destroying my feet. Thankful for REI's one year return policy!

geeblock Member
1,123 posts 0 reps Joined May 2018
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 12:38 PM
posted by justincredible

I bought some new shoes recently. Two different pairs of New Balance 574 Sports. Bought a travel golf bag for my upcoming trip to Vegas.

 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 12:59 PM
posted by geeblock

 

Close.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 200 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 2:14 PM
posted by justincredible

Close.


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 3:22 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass


LOL. I'm not a dad so I don't think I'm legally allowed to buy white NB's.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 4:07 PM
posted by justincredible


That was the best possible reaction.

Even if I'm living in CA, for those prices, I'm moving down to La Jolla or something.

 

superman Senior Member
4,377 posts 70 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 4:18 PM
posted by justincredible

LOL. I'm not a dad so I don't think I'm legally allowed to buy white NB's.

Dads buy white New Balances because we spend so much on our kid's shoes. Just picked up an ugly ass pair of Adidas Ultraboosts that my 14 year old "had" to have.

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