Cheap Hobbies?

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  1. VelvetGreen

    VelvetGreen Senior member

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    Chess. Small time electronics Triathlon. Auto mechanics. Buy a junked classic auto and restore it. Volunteering where your professional skills come into use....
     
  2. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    Work out at a gym
    Join a book club
    MMorgs
    cooking
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    MMORPGs shouldn't be considered "good hobbies" because they produce no tangible real value.

    As soon as blizzard/ncsoft/any other video game company decides to shut down their servers you're left with nothing other than a huge time sink.

    I know, I've been there.

    mine are:
    • Golf
    • Reading
    • Workingout

    I'm trying to get into rock climbing as well... I can't just mindlessly work out anymore.
     
  3. Derek92

    Derek92 Senior member

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    Mine are weight lifting and playing bridge (for smart people, not just old people). Both can be cheap, although I personally have put a lot of money into them.
     
  4. Rosenberg

    Rosenberg Senior member

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    Chess.

    Small time electronics

    Triathlon.

    Auto mechanics. Buy a junked classic auto and restore it.

    Volunteering where your professional skills come into use....


    Time consuming? Yes. Inexpensive? Not so much.
     
  5. acidboy

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    running and masturbation comes to mind
     
  6. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    oh, "controlled gambling" once in a while is fun too. Go to a casino with ~$200 bucks then when you're down to your last $25 go all in on other stuff and keep going all in until you break even (if you do).
     
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    running and masturbation comes to mind

    I've mastered both.

    Time for the two combined?
     
  8. Gradstudent78

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    +1 to cooking


    Pool/billiards if you can find a decent place to play that isn't too expensive. Could join a league.

    Martial arts (~$50 a month)

    Learn to play an instrument

    There are about a million games you could spend time learning and playing (Chess, go, scrabble, etc)
     
  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    lol @ whoever said golf was a cheap hobby.
     
  10. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I've mastered both.

    Time for the two combined?


    I did. found out not only that I'm slower this way, but those that run with me tend to go faster.
     
  11. ZhiMingBuFanDe

    ZhiMingBuFanDe Senior member

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    Model kits?
     
  12. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    fitness, cigars and scotch
     
  13. Hombre Secreto

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    I'm building a decent library for not very much. When I have nothing to do I go to thrift shops and buy books. Feels good to find books like War and Peace for like a buck.
     
  14. Pantisocrat

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    bushcraft/survivalist preparation.

    I'm almost done preparing for a nuclear fallout. I have most of the necessary equipments to survive basics like earthquakes, hurricanes, and home invasion. You can spend a ton of time for basics like choosing a tent, a gun, backpack, water purification systems.....and this of course includes all the other suggested hobbies--cooking, fishing, hunting, sewing, first-aid, cabinetry, leatherwork, etc. skills you'll need to survive in the absence of government or steady source of food--which need to be learned individually. If you don't have money right now, then spend time learning. Read up on disaster scenarios and practice how you would go about it when the shit hits the fan.
     
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    MMORPGs

    thank me later!


    Warning: may kill social life.
     

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