Originally Posted by Patek
What is wrong with you? You take home $15k and you buy your clothes at thrift shops? You must have a problem.
His "problem" is that he's a saver, that's all. He likes to optimize his purchases. Some people on SF are simply too poor to buy article X at retail. Others may prefer to thrift article X b/c it's more bang for the buck (2 used ties vs. 1 new tie)
Originally Posted by crinklecut
You know, Reevolving, you're kinda like one of the aliens from 3rd Rock, unsure of yourself and always trying to figure out what's technically correct or socially acceptable or whatever. I wonder where you are on the autism spectrum.
As per my comment above, I know what I can afford. Personally, I wouldn't spend $500 on shoes with anything less than $250k in the bank. Don't really care what anyone here thinks about that. But, it's fascinating to see so many people answer the question with "$500.01". It's a great insight into statistics like "70% of boomers haven't saved for retirement, etc" I definitely might have some sort of SF autism. I used to be a regular guy. Now, after coming here for the last 1.5 years, I'm buying $500 shoes that I don't even need.
Originally Posted by jrd617
1-star threak! Reev delivers again!
Like Geraldo, I ask the hard hitting questions that no one else can. Another 100+ thread, delving into the deeper issues at play. Now, you can go back to bashing Hugo Boss and critiquing suit fits.