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What is your next planned purchase that will be near or over $1000?

I think it's time for a new TV. The one I'm looking at gonna set me back approx $1500.

What about you?

3 years ago by aj0690 with 47 comments

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  • Teakay
    +12

    I just placed an order yesterday for hardware to build myself a new computer to replace my dying laptop. I think it ended up totaling around $1200, quite a bit more than I initially planned to spend...

    • folkrav
      +8

      Have fun with that! Can't wait to finish school and start working, saving up for that sweet sweet new build... Been rocking the same frankenstein PC since the last 7 years, upgrading a bit at a time... It started to show its age in the last year or so...

      • Bastou
        +3

        I've had mine for 9 years now, and haven't upgraded it much, if at all. The thing is, even if I work and could probably afford it, I also have so many other things to pay for and not much time to play much anymore anyway. Kids sure didn't help with both of those things. ;-)

      • Teakay (edited 3 years ago)
        +3

        Thanks! As much as I hate to part with that much money (especially since it feels like I didn't have it for long, as I just earned it working this summer), I can't deny that I'm excited to be building another computer. This new one is for my college apartment and is roughly equivalent to the gaming computer I built at my parents' house a few years ago (my time is split between the two places, and this is one of the few negatives of my living situation that I've found so far), but with a few upgrades that will let me use it for my CAD assignments for school.

        I'm glad to hear that you've gotten seven years of use out of your computer! I hope to get between seven and ten years out of mine (goodness knows I don't want to be spending this much on a computer any more often than that), so that's encouraging. I'd guess that your motherboard is beginning to be the main problem at this point?

    • ClassyCritic
      +3

      I wish I could do something like this. I've been stuck on a crappy laptop for too long.

      • Teakay (edited 3 years ago)
        +4

        If you get the chance, you can actually build a pretty decent computer for ~$600 if you can spare/save that much up over time. The one I'm building is by no means the minimum cost (assuming you don't feel like you need 5.25TB of storage space to begin with... there's something wrong with me). I noticed a few very inexpensive"console-killer" builds (~$400-500) over on Reddit while I was examining other people's builds to help plan out mine, you might take a look around and see what you can find.

        • spaceghoti
          +3

          There's a specific sub for this in reddit called /r/buildapc and they have a useful FAQ for beginners.

          • Teakay
            +3

            Yep, I can't recommend that subreddit and PC Part Picker enough. There's also a /t/buildapc, though it is not as active yet, but I just realized I had not yet joined it and I will try to help out there whenever I can.

      • PensiveApe
        +3

        Take a look at logical increments for some example builds.

  • slandy
    +8

    The Sinn 356 SA Flieger II as a graduation present for myself. I have been in love with the watch since I first laid eyes on it. Gotta have it with the leather band and days of week in German. More info

    • NipplePuree (edited 3 years ago)
      +5

      Thats a beautiful piece. I have my eye on the Nomos Tangomat at the moment. I am planning to pick one up in Germany next month.

      • slandy
        +1

        Nomos make such gorgeous watches!

    • shadow1515
      +4

      Oh thanks, now I also want an expensive watch.

  • voicesinmyhead
    +6

    I know it sounds boring, but... remove a load-bearing wall in my unfinished basement and replace it with a beam. Our basement structure was not exactly laid out very well when the house was built, so we want to remove this wall to be able to have a nice big family room.

    And especially at this time of year (hot!), a nice cool basement family room would be fantastic. :)

    • drunkenninja
      +2

      That's actually a good idea. We used to have a nice cool basement and it was the best place to chill during the summer if you wanted to get away from the heat. I miss that place!

    • Bastou
      +1

      I for one find that exciting! Maybe because I'm also a home owner and have my own big plans to better it.

  • Boudicca
    +6

    I would like to buy a drone for some aerial photography- not for spying on 16 year old girls

    • Bastou (edited 3 years ago)
      +5

      I have a friend who recently started a business for drone driven photography and videos. He hopes to appeal to people maintaining bridges, event organizers and the likes. He built 3 or 4 drones yet. He used to be an aerial photographer (mostly maps and geographic surveys). The guy has a cool job.

      • Boudicca
        +3

        I expect that a lot of pilots whose business included taking photographers up in the air for aerial photography will be experiencing a downturn in business

        • Bastou
          +1

          I think this business industry was already on the decline for a good time, with costs never falling and people ever less inclined to pay for such services.

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  • Inconceivable
    +6

    It won't be in one large sum, but I want to get my old truck on the road.

    I've got an 84 Jeep J10 pickup thta came with a 258 inline six. That old engine was tired and simply can't hold its own in the modern world (with 8 miles per gallon), so I'm replacing it with a 4.0 out of a Cherokee I got for free from my uncle. But a swap isn't enough for me! Turns out that you can take the crankshaft and connecting rods out of the 258 and drop them into the 4.0 to get a stroked out 4.6 litre engine. Theres no replacement for displacement, so the engine will have more power and torque. This will help, as the J10 is considerably heavier than a Cherokee, at about 3000 pounds. People will say, shoulda had a V8! To them I say, teach me how to weld. The 4.0 mounts up to the transmission, fits the motor mounts, and has the brownie points of being the engine I've been driving for the last 10 years. And, like I said, I got it for free.

    Up next I need to get the engines pulled and taken to a guy that's done this before. I'm not confident enough to do this on my own, I lack tools and know how. After the internals transplant, I have to figure out fuel lines, electronics, hydroboost brake mounting, and who knows what else I'll find along the way. It'll be an interesting few months.

  • greengabe
    +5

    A new camping trailer once it's the off season.

  • Qukatt
    +5

    Hopefully flights to see hubby's family and get some good weather

  • shadow1515
    +4

    No time soon, but I imagine the next expensive thing I buy will be a car when mine dies someday.

  • Bastou
    +3

    A vacation in another province. But if you're talking about physical possessions, then a road bike to get myself to work everyday in the summer months.

  • Realworld
    +3

    Just purchased custom 17" CAD/gaming laptop from @Xi for well over $1000. I keep them a long time; previous one was 9 years old.

    Technically, that's in the past. My next over $1000 purchase will be a PowerTIG 200DV welder and tanks. Completed a 2-year welding course and it's time to add it to my home shop.

  • BooCocky
    +3

    I would LIKE to get a cockatoo (with cage and care). I am not sure when I will have that chance. That being said, I NEED a house. So, I might buy one of those first.

  • HappyApple
    +3

    I'm going to put a french drain in my backyard. After that I'm going to put up a second fence for my dogs because right now I can't use my carport without opening the gate and I can't open the gate without dealing with the dogs. I considered an invisible fence, but both dogs like to chew on the other dog's collar, so that seems like a good way to waste some money. Plus I'm not entirely comfortable shocking them.

  • GeniusIComeAnon
    +2

    I'm trying to get a condo right now. So, that'll be $140,000! Assuming the escrow ever ends...

  • massani
    +2

    Definitely a gaming PC. I've been meaning to build one, but picking parts and requirements can seem so daunting. Hopefully I can have one by the end of the year!

  • NotWearingPants
    +2

    Probably a new gaming computer, but not for another year or so.

  • Nerdeiro
    +1

    One of these electrical mono-wheels. Because of taxes and tarifs they cost about $1000 here in Brazil.

    Oh, and before anyone mentions Solowheel, Airwheel is the only brand that has an official importer, warranty and technical support in my country. Considering the price, this is a no-brainer.

  • CuppaMatt
    +1

    My Honeymoon :)

    We're hoping to go somewhere where we can go Scuba Diving and generally have beach and sun fun times :)

  • AllanT44
    +1

    Some new Enkei rims and some new tires.

  • Francopoli
    +1

    I'm going to purchase a few new eyepieces that are $300 each. The total should be about $1200 or so.

  • cunt
    +1

    A property either in Spain, Ireland or Rural Scotland