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No Purchase Club (January -AND- February 2011)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MyOtherLife, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Senior member

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    Want to report that I am still hanging in there.
     
  2. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Senior member

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    Despite saying "Fuck it, I'm out". I've done alright. Bought 4 pairs of Mabitex with some proceeds from B&S/eBay sales. My only real "purchase" was turning my Darlton wingtips into a size 11.5 from a 10.5.

    I've passed up some great stuff in the last couple days. Hopefully I'm not kicking myself later on!
     
  3. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    I've passed up some great stuff in the last couple days. Hopefully I'm not kicking myself later on!

    I've found I rarely kick myself over internet bargains. Often times what I find myself regretting is the full retail item I really really wanted, because I thought I would get an internet bargain... only to find out I couldn't. [​IMG]
     
  4. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Senior member

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    I passed on some EG Chelseas in Dark Oak, which is a shoe I've wanted for quite a while. It may be a while before I see a similar price again. That's the only one I can think of that may haunt me.

    Overall though, I think I end up kicking myself most over the stupid purchases I make because at the time, I think its a great deal.
     
  5. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Senior member

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    Well, I broke for real... NWT PRL sportcoat and NWT PRL cashmere sweater.


    OOOOOPS [​IMG]
     
  6. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    picked up 2 mabitex on sale today.
    and got this amazing pratesi case (more on that in a few days).

    in my defense, the case was (mostly) purchased with gains from SF sales.


    w.o.e.is.me.
    Well I had to take an extra 24 hours just to deliberate on this, I was so taken back.
    The defendant may rise.
    'cough*nice case*cough.'
    '2 Mabitex + 1 amazing pratesi case = 3 violations. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I did take into consideration the case was purchased with funds generated from SF sales.
    That is rather like 'trading' rather than spending, right? Well I suppose your new case can be given a pass, which removes 1 violation. Congratulations, you found a loophole.
    I am also aware of this...
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=219562
    (I haven't even checked WAYWRN yet but won't be suprised if it appears there as well)
    For this flagrant flaunting of weakness you should receive on of these [​IMG] ,
    but I will pass that, on the grounds that the afore-mentioned case is just too cool [​IMG]

    Now to the matter of the 2 Mabitex...
    For this, you have no way out, and must accept 2 of these [​IMG][​IMG] one for each violation.
    You are officially now in the Dog House but still in the challenge.
    You also now take the lead as weakest player, but take heart..the challenge is still young;
    plenty of time yet for someone else to be even weaker.
    It would be inappropriate within the context of this thread to congratulate you on your purchases,
    but I do hope you enjoy them in good health. At least they were practical items.
    Hope you got it out of your system now, so keep trying.
    Trusting you find my assesment to be fair,
    -MOL
     
  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Raoul Duke,
    As you are not a member of this challenge, I would kindly ask you refrain from cluttering up this thread with weakness.
    We have many other threads for you to discuss new purchases so please feel free to list them elsewhere, thank you.
    Should you wish to join the challenge, say so, but you will have to continue to mid March. If you agree, say 'aye'.
     
  8. poissa

    poissa Senior member

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    heh you guys are awesome, I commend you for your hardwork. All these post-holiday sales can only encourage consumerism lol.
     
  9. TTO

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    When I receive my items I'll post them,Now there will be little chance of straying out of the non purchasing brigade for the next 6 weeks, so the dog house is home for the remainder of the challenge! The keys to the chastity wallet have been hidden by my bank manager!
    -TTO
     
  10. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Senior member

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    Raoul Duke,
    As you are not a member of this challenge, I would kindly ask you refrain from cluttering up this thread with weakness.
    We have many other threads for you to discuss new purchases so please feel free to list them elsewhere, thank you.
    Should you wish to join the challenge, say so, but you will have to continue to mid March. If you agree, say 'aye'.


    AYE.

    I was in originally, then I backed out. I would like to rejoin. I promise to be strong!
     
  11. Geoff Gander

    Geoff Gander Senior member

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    My toilet bleach drop tablets ran out and I decided to scrub with ajax that I had laying around instead of buying more toilet bleach drops. Have not bought anything except food, gas, and rent for about 3 weeks now. No rented movies either. I'm starting to like this.

    Great stuff! Baking soda is actually the best all-purpose cleaner out there, and it's dirt cheap - I've cleaned toilets, showers, cookware, counters, mirrors, and shirts with it.

    If you've got a movie fix, check out your local library. Ours has an impressive collection.

    EDIT: Still going strong.
     
  12. sonlegoman

    sonlegoman Senior member

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    Let's talk about what you guys plan on buying once NPC period is over. Maybe this will liven this place up?
     
  13. NachoBroadway

    NachoBroadway Senior member

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    If I can't commit to push-ups every morning, I'm definitely not joining this. lol Good Luck guys!
     
  14. paco_deluca

    paco_deluca Senior member

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    i failed. bought 4 ties and AE shoes.
     
  15. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    w.o.e.is.me.
    Well I had to take an extra 24 hours just to deliberate on this, I was so taken back.
    The defendant may rise.
    'cough*nice case*cough.'
    '2 Mabitex + 1 amazing pratesi case = 3 violations. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I did take into consideration the case was purchased with funds generated from SF sales.
    That is rather like 'trading' rather than spending, right? Well I suppose your new case can be given a pass, which removes 1 violation. Congratulations, you found a loophole.
    I am also aware of this...
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=219562
    (I haven't even checked WAYWRN yet but won't be suprised if it appears there as well)
    For this flagrant flaunting of weakness you should receive on of these [​IMG] ,
    but I will pass that, on the grounds that the afore-mentioned case is just too cool [​IMG]

    Now to the matter of the 2 Mabitex...
    For this, you have no way out, and must accept 2 of these [​IMG][​IMG] one for each violation.
    You are officially now in the Dog House but still in the challenge.
    You also now take the lead as weakest player, but take heart..the challenge is still young;
    plenty of time yet for someone else to be even weaker.
    It would be inappropriate within the context of this thread to congratulate you on your purchases,
    but I do hope you enjoy them in good health. At least they were practical items.
    Hope you got it out of your system now, so keep trying.
    Trusting you find my assesment to be fair,
    -MOL


    but...but...THEY WERE ONLY $30 EACH! WHAT MAN COULD RESIST THAT?!
    I wouldn't even have gone in there if not for an SF-Heads Up/Bat Signal.[​IMG]
     
  16. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    Passed on some MT fabrics on sale. Accidentally stumbled upon some ties in the B&S, slapped myself and clicked "back". This is working.
     
  17. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    Passed on some MT fabrics on sale. Accidentally stumbled upon some ties in the B&S, slapped myself and clicked "back". This is working.
    you did the right thing, buying fabric is just buying a liability
    Let's talk about what you guys plan on buying once NPC period is over. Maybe this will liven this place up?
    I'm hoping to save up for a trip to europe for the summer - I've already started formulating a wishlist 1) Some MTO Edward Green shoes or RTW John Lobb shoes (if they still have museum calf by then) 2) Some new sneakers (probably Lanvin/Gucci/Prada) 3) Some new suits from SuitSupply - pretty great bang for the buck at $600 including alterations Of course, I have to keep the beat in the cage until then [​IMG]
     
  18. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    I went to Brooks Brothers today to return a pair of shoes that have been sitting in my closet unworn since purchasing in December. I got there and realized the receipt was not in the box like I thought it was but didn't really care enough to make a second trip - I basically wanted to just get these shoes out of the house and back to the store. So I gladly accepted the merchandise voucher for the amount since I had no receipt...

    As the associate was punching the numbers into the computer I was starting to think to myself that it would be hard to leave the store without buying something since I now had a $300+ credit. I was even already justifying it in my brain because if I figured I'd still be ahead. Luckily there was nothing in the store today that was calling to me.
     
  19. zbelden00

    zbelden00 Member

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    can I be a late addition to the club please? we get our bonus checks in early february and I don't want to spend it all on clothes....
     
  20. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    well i got a call from Italy ... so there goes that.

    it was good for 20 days

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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