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post #91 of 105
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post
While I won't likely boast about the cost of something I bought, I am more likely to boast about having scored a great deal. However, "HAY GUISE I GOT THIS FOR 80% OFF!!!" is a great deal more significant when the retail price is $400 as opposed to $40.

this is considered an artform/performance art for Jews and AZNs.
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post #93 of 105
Because they haven't grown up.
post #94 of 105
Quality is subjective. That and most people will never use an item so often or in such a manner that a "quality" item will perform better than a less expensive option. There are exceptions, of course.
post #95 of 105
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Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Sorry, but this is more specious reasoning. First, you are conflating number and kind as if they were identical. My decision to spend $400 on goods for myself may draw on the resources I could be spending elsewhere, but whether I spent it on Vass or on Ed Hardy is a choice which is indistinguishable from the point of view of balancing financial priorities. It also has nothing to do with claims about good taste made in this thread. Second, the idea that all choices are of equal import in either revealing or determining character is purely conjecture and laughable on the face of it. Feel free to demonstrate that my decision to tie my shoes with a double or single knot is as important as where I choose to live. Thirdly, we are far from the subject of appreciation, which is only tangentally related to one's own purchases. I don't own a great many things that I can nevertheless appreciate others buying, even if I have no intention of buying them myself. I suspect this is the case for most people and I stated earlier, the problem is not the stymied worldview of the people around the OP and others, its the egocentric posturing that accompanies the inflated sense of self-worth they derive from their own purchases. I haven't inferred anything about you from your purchases, merely from your posts in this thread.
post #96 of 105
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
You clearly didn't read me carefully. I didn't say that buying choices tell more than other kinds of choices. I said that choices--in general--are the best indicators of character.

lol classic mafoolfan equivocation
post #97 of 105
Because we all make easy targets for those who have nothing better to do than to project their dark baggage on other people.
post #98 of 105
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post #99 of 105
with people starving to death in every city u can see why some people might resent the rich wasting their money on designer products raher than helping the less fortunate.
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with people starving to death in every city u can see why some people might resent the rich wasting their money on designer products raher than helping the less fortunate.
Tell you what, I'll spread the wealth and buy you a Hooked on Phonics set.
post #101 of 105
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Originally Posted by ArnoldBlack View Post
with people starving to death in every city u can see why some people might resent the rich wasting their money on designer products raher than helping the less fortunate.

Got to love the ignorant bleeding hearts that just truly don't have a clue.

Give ya a hint. Dirt bag hippies playing the guitar don't save the world. It's people with power and money that can truly change the world.

So if some guy thats helping the world wants to buy a million dollar car, stop being a dick and thank him for buying that car and putting food on the tables of those who built it.

Really people just don't have a fucking clue how the world works.


post #102 of 105
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Originally Posted by turboman808 View Post
Got to love the ignorant bleeding hearts that just truly don't have a clue.

Give ya a hint. Dirt bag hippies playing the guitar don't save the world. It's people with power and money that can truly change the world.

So if some guy thats helping the world wants to buy a million dollar car, stop being a dick and thank him for buying that car and putting food on the tables of those who built it.

Politically incorrect, but true.

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Really people just don't have a fucking clue how the world works.
Isent that how the powers that be want it?
post #103 of 105
This is a 5 star thread.

I know this because I have spent years here on Styleforum carefully cultivating the proper sensibilities to make this determination.
post #104 of 105
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Come to America, nobody knows what value is, unless it is coming from the dollar menu at McDonald's.

What?? You criticizing Americans? Never thought I'd see the day :-)
post #105 of 105
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
What?? You criticizing Americans? Never thought I'd see the day :-)

We are not perfect. Just really facking close.
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