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2009 non-clothing plans & purchases

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by von Rothbart, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    What non-clothing items you're planning on purchasing in 2009?

    I am building up my home theater, just bought a Sammy LCD, looking into buying an AV preamp, power amp, satelite speakers, and a Blu Ray player or recorder.

    Start a Blu Ray collection, first title definitely will be Paris Opera's Jewels.

    Will move the living room seatings into the home theater. I am thinking of the Krefeld sofa, love seat, and benches with or without contrasting piping for the living room replacement.
     
  2. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Well-Known Member

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    new furnace, insulate the crawlspace under my kitchen, and the walls of my unfinished basement, blow in more insulation into my attic tomorrow morning
     
  3. SField

    SField Well-Known Member

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    Try to own my condo.

    Find a small vacation property in the south.
     
  4. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    refinish basement

    put a new bathroom in upstairs

    new floor in my oldest son's room

    upgrade 37" tv to 47" and put the old one in the game room in the basement

    new fence for the house
     
  5. turboman808

    turboman808 Well-Known Member

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    Finish the build on my porsche.

    Other then that buy plane tickets and travel more.
     
  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Definite

    - New Brunswick pool table
    - Ballet season tix, as always
    - Vacation to Florence, Maranello and Rome

    Possible
    - Replace NYC apartment with larger one
    - Eames chair
     
  7. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    Definite

    - Ballet season tix, as always


    Mine starts tonite.
     
  8. dirk diggler

    dirk diggler Well-Known Member

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    invest more (already max 401k) but want to start building up my IRA and do additional renovation work at my new house and save more for kids' college fund
     
  9. visionology

    visionology Well-Known Member

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    - Buy first home with the girl

    - All kinds of crap that comes with buying a home and having nothing, furniture, pots, pans, lawn mower, TVs, etc

    - Maybe a new car towards the end of the year

    - Trip to Europe, most likely Spain, Italy, or Greece
     
  10. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Mine starts tonite.

    Cool, our first is Saturday
     
  11. Artisan Fan

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    Trip to Paris and Naples with my wife.

    Possibly a new sportcoat.

    New cartridge for turntable, maybe a Dynavector.
     
  12. A Y

    A Y Well-Known Member

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    - Ballet season tix, as always

    Mine starts tonite.

    Which companies?

    --Andre
     
  13. oceans11

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    Payoff our HELOC
    Go back to Maui, hopefully revisit this whole in the wall K-BBQ place where I had the best Kalbi!!
    Go to a Laker Playoff game
     
  14. DocHolliday

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    I was going to buy a Blu Ray shortly, but what I've read has convinced me to wait. Thought about a PS3, but am pretty happy with my Wii.

    Am browsing about for a new desk chair, but no firm ideas.

    May visit London while the pound is weak. Some other travel in the works too.
     
  15. kakemono

    kakemono Well-Known Member

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    I am really looking forward to spending a bit of money this year. It is my first year out of college and I got a pretty decent paying job. I grew up with tight-wad parents in a tight-wad environment...

    Macbook (for mom)
    Frog Terrarium (estimating the build to be around $400)
    Desk+Chair (sister is interior designer and gets 90% off Herman Miller)
    2 season tickets for Predators Hockey (usually get 1)
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    and I would like to try and knock out a large percentage of my school loans
     
  16. ratboycom

    ratboycom Well-Known Member

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    Need to finish getting crap for my kitchen
    Eames Chair (probably just a DSR, no room for the lounger)
    More little pieces for the living room/bedroom
     
  17. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Which companies?

    --Andre


    NYCB
     
  18. Flambeur

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    Finish the build on my porsche.


    details/pictures?
     
  19. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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    ps3 and wii are apples and oranges. if you're a gamer, get the ps3. the kids have the wii, but we're converting from xbox360 to ps3.


    I was going to buy a Blu Ray shortly, but what I've read has convinced me to wait. Thought about a PS3, but am pretty happy with my Wii.

    Am browsing about for a new desk chair, but no firm ideas.

    May visit London while the pound is weak. Some other travel in the works too.
     
  20. turboman808

    turboman808 Well-Known Member

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    details/pictures?
    The builder sent me some pictures last night. Few more months from being finished.

    71 914
    911rs motor built by Chris Mustane with haltek ecu running TWM ITBs-about 240 whp at 9000 rpm
    factory 916 gearbox out of 917
    930 turbo suspension and brakes.

    everything is custom made so kinda hard to know where to start and end.

    still tyring to get the rear wing to look right. Tried 4 sets of end plates. The wing is very contriversial but I need down force!!! There is also a front air dam and splitter not on the car in the picture.
    [​IMG]


    Haven't got wheels for it yet. Didn't know the exact demesions the car would be in the end so I had to wait. Probably get some classic CCWs to go with it.
    [​IMG]

    My 2 toys together.
    [​IMG]
     

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