Net worth before you can "afford" $500 shoes?

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  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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  2. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    A friend of mine answered the poll via email.
    His answer: $100,000
     


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    shoes can have a long lifetime if cared for. my current pair are 3 years old and going strong. so that's less than 50c/day, not bad.

    100k LNW is absurd
     


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    How long you think before this becomes a pissing contest? Or, am I too late?
     


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    Do they sell gin on Gilt Groupe? If so, that one.

    - B


    So you're saying stock up on the bicarbonate.

    How long you think before this becomes a pissing contest? Or, am I too late?

    Depends on how much Gilt Group gin you have.
     


  6. Wes Bourne

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    How long you think before this becomes a pissing contest? Or, am I too late?

    Did someone say pissing contest?...

    A: When you can run full stride in them, without worrying about ruining their pristine soles, like so:

    [​IMG]
     


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    I'd like to hear Aportonoy chime in here
     


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    100k LNW is absurd

    Not at all. If anything, it's probably on the low side.
    I'd bet almost everyone I know > $100k liquid net worth would never spend $500 on shoes.
    If their net worth were exponentially higher, they might reconsider.

    Personally, in my early days, there was no way I'd have dropped $500 on shoes with only $100k in the bank.
    I waited much longer after that, but that is also a function of age and interest level.
    Back then, I simply didn't give a shit about shoes, so I didn't spend much on them.
    Makes me wonder if I had gotten bitten by the SF bug all those years ago, if I'd have splurged.
     


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    A friend of mine answered the poll via email.
    His answer: $100,000


    +1 Nice round number to feel like you can spend some of it.
     


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    1-star threak! Reev delivers again!
     


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    Not at all. If anything, it's probably on the low side.
    I'd bet almost everyone I know > $100k liquid net worth would never spend $500 on shoes.


    having money != having good taste
    50c/day is less than most people's soda budget.
     


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    Why? This could lead to an interesting discussion. As a male prostitue, I'd much more readily invest in quality slim fit pants, than expensive shoes.

    But the pants come off and the shoes can stay on. So from a value for money point of view you should be looking at shoes.
     


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    All depends on what a person can afford doesn't it? If buying the $500(USD) shoes means one's family is going to go hungry, or put one behind on HP or rent, or the electricity gets cut off, buying 500 buck shoes is probably not such a great idea. But then I've known people in the UK buy huge expensive plasma TVs on the never-never, and they yet can barely afford to feed and clothe their children, and are behind on the rent. Myself, I could afford to buy $500 shoes, if they where available, and not have to go without essentials. But I don't think they're worth it and are a unnecessary luxury. I think $30-$50 shoes can do the same job, and no one's going to really notice anyway. BTW I've actually received complements on a pair of oxfords I bought at the local market for 90RMB, that's like $15.
     


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