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Adventures in Buying a Ferrari for $2

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. venessian

    venessian Distinguished Member

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    Years ago I saw a white beater Honda Civic hatchback parked at the Santa Monica, CA DMV, with every single non-glass/non-rubber surface completely covered in glued-on white computer keyboard buttons.

    It was awesome.

    I think that a red 4-seater Ferrari, beater or not, completely covered in glued-on red paper clips, would look even awesomer.
     
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  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thats actually pretty cool.
     

  3. venessian

    venessian Distinguished Member

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    Snob.

    Fine, make it "ADVENTURES IN BUYING A BOEING 747-8 VIP FOR $2", if you insist.

    :nodding:
     

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    venessian Distinguished Member

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    Seriously, it looked amazing. It was extremely well done, very precise, perfect. It was the most fantastic kind of info-age ironic mannequin if I ever saw one. Perfect car for the project, too.

    A red paper clip Ferrari would be Cadillac Ranch iconic.
     

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    I kind of want to see him do it with the least constraints possible. This can become a collection of the most ridiculous thrift finds (because that's how you get to the end in the least steps).

    Spoo is like the Usain Bolt of thrifting. Give him his track and sit back and watch. How ridiculous can it get? Will he spot a Birkin for a tenner (well that'd end the game quickly)?

    Much more fun than watching a slow grind.
     

  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I've always been a grinding, smash mouth, wear-you-out-and-make-you-quit type of fighter, and so that's what I like to see in games like this as well. I mean, the everyone can get lucky, but getting lucking time after time, month after month, year after year? That's skill. That's heart.
     

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    Happy with pre-defeat Rousey personally. But if that's what you want, we should do it as a Spoo vs [other legendary thrifter] race.
     

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    Sorry if I was a cynic in my post yesterday. I genuinely was not aware there were such deals to be found with the right knowledge / eye/ knowhow.

    Having said that the original red paper clip challenge was a bit of a joke. People were making terrible trades with Kyle just to get some publicity and do him a favour. Who would swap a part in a straight to DVD movie for a house?

    Again I wish you luck Spoo. Also why did you not spend more of the profits from the wallet sale on this weeks auction? You still have money left so surely you do not need to wait 10 days to spend it if you find something good to buy.
     

  9. JohnAAG

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    "Paging Linda's Stuff. Linda's Stuff to the Octagon."
     

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    Bump!
     

  11. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    You can bet your bippy you'll see some of these coming up that I just found.

    https://www.styleforum.net/threads/...rt-iii-sept-2018.637155/page-521#post-9616836


    All good! I could have spent them all, but its about finding the right thing. Call me crazy but Im rolling this on intuition. A piece will speak to me and Ill know that its the right one for the job.

    $371.
     

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  13. mrFurly

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    No lie...im just about there.

    Long story short...ive been couch surfing the past month (will be moving into an apt next week) because of a breakup.

    All I will say is that anyone who doesnt think this is possible is crazy.

    Thing is...its a lot of work...and long hours.
     

  14. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    Damn, sorry to hear that. Wish you the best on getting back on your feet. Glad to hear you're getting an apt next week.
     

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    *not to derail*
    Thanks...it may sound worse than how it really is (I dont have any kids).

    Just saying, people in the thread should focus on what Spoo is trying to point out, and not nitpick everything he's doing here.

    I took 2018 off to try and build a business (failed), but ive been reselling since 2012...so I know the money is out there.

    The amount of stuff ive bought the past few weeks while homeless is insane.
     

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