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Cheap Hobbies?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Rugger, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. skywalker

    skywalker Senior member

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    Learn to cook. You have to eat so you need to spend the money regardless.

    +1.
    Cooking is a terrific hobby, and you'll hopefully appreciate the results.
     
  2. Reevolving

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    Well, Rugger, do any of these suggestions strike your fancy?
     
  3. Steve Smith

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    Thrifting. I thrift once a week, and it's always an adventure. I'm a broke college student so it's fun to find pieces I can incorporate into my wardrobe, practice sewing on, give to friends, and trade with other thrifters.

    +1

    You are a member of a men's clothing forum so I presume you have some interest and knowledge in the area. It doesn't cost much to get started. You can upgrade your own wardrobe and sell good stuff which isn't your size for a profit.
     
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    Writing.

    Maybe you can get published.
     
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    +1, plus women love it when a guy cooks.

    Agreed, I think my GF was on the fence about me until I cooked tenderloin for her.

    All of my hobbies end up being expensive: Race cars (that was forseeable), Clothing, building furniture. Comparably I think i've spent less than my friends who are into watches, scotches, cigars, guns, motorcycles, ect.
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Stay away from vintage guitars [​IMG]
     
  8. DerekS

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    masturbation? theres billions of free pics and videos on the internet that range from typical nekkid wimmyn to the strangest fetish you can imagine....theres something for everyone. its cheap too...you already have internet connection....a bottle of jergens is like 2 bucks.....


    thank me later.
     
  9. Rummage

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    Most sports are relatively cheap...basketball, golf, tennis.

    buying and selling is also pretty fun...
     
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    Learn to play a musical instrument. After reading this article, I am tempted to pick up the ukulele.
     
  11. otc

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    Learn to play a musical instrument. After reading this article, I am tempted to pick up the ukulele.

    God damn

    I was so ready to make fun of you with a snarky comment...and then I read the article and thought "hey that sounds like a good idea"
     
  12. DerekS

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    God damn

    I was so ready to make fun of you with a snarky comment...and then I read the article and thought "hey that sounds like a good idea"


    Shimabukuro played in nashville last year....mind blowing what that kid can do with one of those.
     
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    God damn

    I was so ready to make fun of you with a snarky comment...and then I read the article and thought "hey that sounds like a good idea"

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  14. GusW

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    Learn to play a musical instrument. After reading this article, I am tempted to pick up the ukulele.

    Stay away from Vintage ukuleles [​IMG]

    (They can easily run you 3-5 grand)
     
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    saw a few suggestions for MMORPG's .. but they can be crazy time consuming if you get heavily involved. I prefer RPG's (not online) as they have an actual end. You can finish the game which helps. The Elder Scrolls games are crazy fun.
     
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    Why do I recommend golf? Because if you play and you're semi-decent, you will get invited to go play golf. You will also play rounds at prestige courses. FOR FREE.

    You will get the respect of your managers/higher-ups if they are playing with you and you may get that promotion faster. Playing golf is a great way to schmooze (really the only life skill one needs)


    That's good advice. I don't play golf, but I think it is good to keep these additional benefits in mind. Try going for at least one hobby that has the potential to expand your social circle in a positive way. From that perspective, it should be clear why playing golf is better than playing MMORPGs.

    Also, I support the idea of learning some useful skills. Languages and instruments come to mind.
     
  17. Bane

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    MMORPGs thank me later!
    -1 If you value celibacy, have at it. +1 for cooking. You gotta eat. Eat well.
     
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    Learn to play a musical instrument. After reading this article, I am tempted to pick up the ukulele.

    I always assumed that the flute would be your favorite instrument.
     
  20. robbie

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    junking/thrifting

    I didn't really consider it a hobby until recently. I can't call myself a 'picker', but that is the principle I apply. If you see something you know is worth money selling for less than what its worth, buy it and pocket the difference.

    I've made around 700$ on maybe 85-100$ worth of purchases.

    Obviously there is no reason to spend that much, but you can find cameras for 3-4 bucks and often times the lenses alone on them are worth 30-40 on ebay.

    I enjoy it personally because I get a lot more out of it than I have to put into it.


    Reading is the least expensive hobby, most library cards require proof of a permanent address and nothing more. Also, just about every library has 'friends of the library sales' at least once or twice a year. They work sort of like a thrift store, people give their old books and music to the library to sell as a charitable donation. I've picked up tons of good stuff for DIRT cheap. I bought 9 boxes of national geographics ranging from the 30's to the 90's for a buck a box.

    Reading through the classifieds/craigslist a person can make a killing too.

    Again its how much time you are willing to spend, and judging from your OP it seems like you've got plenty of time to make an extra 50-60$ a week.

    -rF
     

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