^ You could do that, or you could spend it intelligently on eBay and B&S. I've bided my time expanding my wardrobe; I started almost from scratch about two years ago (while in university) and I've spent a little under $15K at this point. My closet is worth more than $80K because I got good deals by NOT rushing into Hermes and dropping 500 bucks on two ties. It's worth 15K or more likely less then 15K. Why would it be worth more then you paid? The best thing the OP can do is make a list of what he needs. Then keep an eye open for the things on the list. If you need this for work then you have a deadline I guess. That limits how much discount shopping you can do. Unless you work for free the time spent looking on Ebay etc aren't free. It's time you could be doing something else. I guess if your hobby is Ebay that's great but otherwise the time spent on Ebay is money.