Latest purchase thread...

  • Tue, Feb 13, 2018 2:17 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    Nothing fun. Just got an estimate for a fence $5k, woof. Bought wife a present for having our baby, $400. 

    What kind of fence? How many linear feet? We need to replace ours and I'm not looking forward to it.

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 2:23 PM
    posted by justincredible

    What kind of fence? How many linear feet? We need to replace ours and I'm not looking forward to it.

    The quote was for 190 feet of 4 foot white vinyl picket scalloped fence. We live in a neighborhood that has to be white, and painting a wood fence every year bc it sits in direct 100 degree sunlight sounds terrible. 

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 3:19 PM
    posted by TBone14

    Tell me more. I quick a quick Google...is the Quad split really $600 or am I looking at the wrong verision. I am intrigued by this. I'm trying to figure out my new basement setup and I'm not sure if I want to mount 3 TVs across the wall and then have to run cable to all of them. However, with this...I could do a large projector. 2 cable boxes, an over the air antenna and a fire stick and have 4 screens going quite easily. Are the dimensions customizable or are you stuck with 4 equal screens whether you have 4 things going or not? 

    I got mine for about $300, but there are different versions. You can typically find the Decimator DMOD Quad Split for about that. 

    Now, from there it gets a bit tricky. Because this is used commercially for TV Trucks (mostly), the input is SDI. They have HDMI to SDI cable out there, but not sure how expensive. I took mine from work. So, as you say with the cable box’s and fire stick, you’ll have to go hdmi into the converter and then sdi out and into the quad. For the OTA I went with a tuner, as OTA signals are analog and your tv is digital (most TVs have a digital tuner built in now, but we are bypassing this to get a split).

    Lastly, the operation. You can set it to be many different things. 4-3-2-1. Can program different sizes and can switch the routing or the window that is playing the audio. I fucking love it, and I personally think it’s worth the (slight) hassle of setting up. Using the program you’ll need a laptop or tablet (anything with a USB port, really) and simply toggle through whatever setting you want at that time. I have an old tablet that functions as a “remote” just sitting by my couch. You can switch all that manually, but getting up and down if wanting to swap stuff can be annoying. 

    Ill post some pictures to give you a better sense of what I mean.

    And I can also send you SDI cables if you want and save you the money.

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 5:27 PM

    Just dropped over $1k on a suit, belt, shoes.

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 5:30 PM

    Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40 

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 6:01 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Just dropped over $1k on a suit, belt, shoes.

    😳

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 6:28 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Just dropped over $1k on a suit, belt, shoes.

    Did the belt put you into 4 digits?

    pls b honest 

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 6:35 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    😳

    1k total for all of that is not unreasonable at all for good quality stuff. 

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 7:01 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Just dropped over $1k on a suit, belt, shoes.

    What kind of shoes? I love a good dress shoe.

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 7:02 PM
    posted by superman

    Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40 

    Nice. Is the .40 option relatively new?

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 7:21 PM

    2001 Jeep Wrangler 

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 7:39 PM

    I bought a tile saw. 

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 7:45 PM
    posted by justincredible

    What kind of shoes? I love a good dress shoe.

    I went with some plain toe Allen Edmonds. I think they'll look pretty sharp and was easy to to get the matching belt. I considered some whole cut (I believe they're called) as I like the clean simple asthetic.

     

    Any recs?

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 7:48 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Did the belt put you into 4 digits?

    pls b honest 

    Suit itself was $800 after tailoring. first time in my life I wasn't buying a cheap suit, it's nice to finally have a suit I'm proud of. I wish the US would lift the import taxes on italian wool so it would have been ~$500 but I disgress. (Thanks Trump SMH)

     

    Shoes, belt, and shoe tree were $$400 after taxes.

     

    #treatyoself

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 9:04 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    I went with some plain toe Allen Edmonds. I think they'll look pretty sharp and was easy to to get the matching belt. I considered some whole cut (I believe they're called) as I like the clean simple asthetic.

     

    Any recs?

    I have a pair of Cole Haan's like these. They are extremely comfortable, especially nice when you have to be dressed up but will be on your feet a lot.

     

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 9:30 PM

    T-Bone, here are some pics:

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 9:31 PM

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 9:38 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Nice. Is the .40 option relatively new?

    Not that I know of. I found one online for $249.  

    Tue, Feb 13, 2018 11:19 PM
    posted by justincredible

    I have a pair of Cole Haan's like these. They are extremely comfortable, especially nice when you have to be dressed up but will be on your feet a lot.

     

    Oooo those are nice. I recall someone on here in the old fashion thread metioned that they liked wingtips as well.

     

     

    Wed, Feb 14, 2018 4:50 AM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Shoes, belt, and shoe tree were $$400 after taxes.

    Shoes can be totally worth it.  I have several good pairs that go as well with a suit as they do with dress slacks or jeans.  They last longer than "cheaper" shoes, which is a big plus if you're going to be wearing them a lot more than just occasionally with a suit.

    I don't know what kind of suit you got, but if you do the research a lot of suit snobs will tell you the designer brands, even on sale for $600-$700, are not very good.  At least not as far as durability - won't hold up to more than occasional wear (and much less occasional dry cleaning).  A few online stores have a pretty good reputation in that price range.  I'm trying to lose some weight and then I think I'm going with made-to-measure for a few bucks more.

     

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