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Old 12-31-2007, 11:07 AM   #11
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ED--- you are the King of restraint. Can I be your Court Jester?? I'm with you, Boomer!!!


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Old 12-31-2007, 11:51 AM   #12
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Ed is fine...

Gee, sorry guys, but I am in the same group as Ed: Christmas is over, and I have no residual debts.

Rich man's hobby??? Wow, obviously this guy hasn't priced out golf, fishing, shooting, hunting... need I go on? If one can go out and buy a fully-operational radio controlled model for thirty bucks, that ain't exactly extravagance, is it? A buddy is pulling one of these things apart and using the guts for a stick & tissue model; for his $30, he gets to fool around for a few hours, then do some serious model building for a month, ending up with a truly unique product!

Aaah! I haven't even got to how much cash these guys are losing in credit card interest, bank charges, etc, enough to keep them in the hobby quite nicely for the rest of the year!

Mind you, we live in a small house, drive economical cars, and don't buy every neat gadget advertised as a must-have item. Restraint is not the same as poverty!
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:13 PM   #13
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Mind you, we live in a small house, drive economical cars, and don't buy every neat gadget advertised as a must-have item. Restraint is not the same as poverty!
Now is'nt that the truth?

At last a fellow traveller.

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Old 12-31-2007, 01:06 PM   #14
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Actually i do play golf,in fact i build and re-finish clubs as well.And i do fish also.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:19 PM   #15
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short fall

Robin, if there's something you really want or need on this sight just email the guy and ask if you could make two installments or take a couple of weeks to pay. Most guys on here are really good that way and I have done it several times with out any problems. Helping out fellow modelers is half the hobby in my opinion. I have found many friends that I can count on simply by doing business with them. Happy New Year
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:57 PM   #16
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Re: Doncha just hate it!

Originally Posted by Dave Holmes
Originally Posted by Sonic Boomer
Makes me crazy when something comes available on RCC that I am interested in buying when I don't have any hobby cash
Boomer, why do you think these items became available just now? Possibly some other guys are trying to pay off the Christmas bills!
Actually......don't have any bills after christmas Looking at investing in a 100cc Carden 330 so might as well get rid of some of the smaller R/C stuff i have kicking around! The time of year has nothing to do with it!

Just want that Carden is all! and they aren't cheap!

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Old 12-31-2007, 10:15 PM   #17
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I try to keep ahead of the game but the unexpected always crops up all at once. Two months ago, I was confident that Christmas would be without incident. One month ago, things happened and I found that I had to dig into some of the savings I swore never to use. Still... I have a roof over my head, my family is healthy and I don't owe my kidneys to the credit card companys.
I always get some of the bigger Christmas gifts early. The secret of hiding them is to consider the recipient. I've hidden gifts for my teenage son in his closet and under his bed for years. Ask me what the chances are that a teenage boy will notice something under his bed. My wife never looks among my toys so I can hide anything with my RC stuff and she will never find it.

Cheers and hope you have a better year in '08
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #18
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People are different when it comes to money. Some want things now and are prepared to pay more to have it. Some wait and save to prevent interest charges. Some do without things they may like to have because they are not comfortable spending. There are people on here who manage their money well and buy anything they want to. It's a personal choice and thats how it should be viewed.

Having been self diagnosed with a spending disorder I understand what it is like to make impulse buys. Can't think of any that ruined my life.

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Old 01-01-2008, 02:24 PM   #19
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Most of us are willing to deal, trading can be a source of fun. One man's trash is another's treasure and all that. Post what you want and/or what you have to trade and we'll try to hook you up. I'm a sucker for old kits, especially biplanes.... right now I have a couple spare transmitters.... and that's not because I need to pay off some debts.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:09 AM   #20
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Thanks, everyone for your replies, insights, etc. The main idea/frustration I was attempting to convey was that of timing. My wife and I do a lot of things right with our resources, we plan ahead to a certain extent - my daughter starts a hairdressing course tomorrow and we are happy to enable her to do that because we put funds into an RESP for the last 18 yrs. Not to say we don't have room to improve, as is the case for most people. Over the years, I have tried to play R/C on a shoestring budget, especially when the kids were younger, even quit altogether for 5yrs while devoting major time to establishing a small business. These days, I have a bit more 'mad money' but still keep my eye open for reasonably priced used equipment here on RCC, and bide my time until it shows up. Even at that, as I stated in my first post there are other things which sometimes can be planned for and sometimes not that take priority over my own (sometimes selfish) interests.
A couple of things of interest came out of this little exercise - one friend PM'd me to let me know he had upgraded his electronics and would part with an item I am interested in when the time ($) suits me, and someone else suggested the possibility of multiple payment flexibility - I had never really thought about that before.

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