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What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« on: November 28, 2019, 02:21:16 AM »
The lottery thread makes me think of a housemate from Hong Kong I had during university, who went to the casino most nights during our first year*, until one day the trips stopped and he wouldn't elaborate on why.

We assumed he'd had a big loss, but it wasn't until years later that we managed to get him to spill the tea of how big his loss had been. I can't remember the exact amount, but it was in the millions if not tens of. Sterling.

So what've you farted away the most cash on in a way that you now regret? I once spent US$99 on some photography tutorials which I didn't download before the time limit on them expired.


* He claimed to be a self made man, in that his parents had only ever given him money once, on the proviso that he wouldn't be getting any more if he was reckless with it. The gift was in the hundreds of thousands region.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 04:25:44 AM »
Went to a strip club as a student. Drunk. Only pissed away a few hundred but it was far more than I could afford at the time.

If I'd handed it to a couple of prozzies I could have really had a night to remember.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 04:38:15 AM »
About £350 or so in total on Warhammer over the course of my life. Granted I've enjoyed almost every second of painting it, but still, it's a daft thing to do with money. I know there's reason to say that if it gives me joy, it's a hobby, and it's not out of control then it's all kosher, but it still feels like a waste.

This isn't the art I bang on about on the regular though.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 05:04:19 AM »
Spent it all on this free website when I could have bought an hat.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 05:14:34 AM »
Full price

Fuck's sake

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 05:34:47 AM »
your mum

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2019, 06:40:07 AM »
The boringly honest answer is probably tens of thousands on booze over the years on either bad nights out or dull nights in when it was kind of pointless drinking anyway. In one go though it's taking impulsive trips across the country when I was a student, had my student loan freshly landed in my bank account (which was far more money than I'd ever had access to in my life) and little concept of budgeting or the fact this money had to last 3 months. Worst one was paying for me and a friend to get a taxi halfway across Wales, then the train from Carmarthen to Birmingham to see Smashing Pumpkins. Cost me about £200 when I had about £500 to last me the next 10 weeks.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 06:43:50 AM »
Only thing I genuinely regret is thousands and thousands on digital computer games I'll never play again which I only bought digital because I'm too lazy to change the disc/cart. I've probably spent, I'm gonna say five grand on Switch digital games since it launched.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2019, 07:42:23 AM »
Once bought two Chemical Brothers tickets to the tune of £100, assuming at least one of my mates would be up for going with me. But no. They ummed and ahhed for a couple months and the one person who finally agreed then forgot about it on the actual day - for fucks sake - and I was also really hungover - fucks sake.

They were physical tickets and I could have sold them but they were at my house in Woodford, and the gig was in Hammersmith. I was expecting to ask my friend, who was also my housemate, to bring them out with her and I’d meet her straight from work, but now that wasn’t an option. I’d have to travel an hour home just to get them and then an hour and half back to Hammersmith to sell the cunts, and then I’d have to go home again. That’s about five hours travelling.

I went home, got the tickets and pointedly ripped them up into tiny pieces and chucked them in the bin. At that point I’d had enough and didn't care but it stings now, looking back.

Oh and between the ages of 17–25 I’d spend around £20–60 a week on skunk. At its peak it was closer to £60 most weeks. I’m just glad it didn’t irreparably destroy my brain to the point where I’d become some sort of insufferable wank bleating away on the internet about single episodes of a cartoon from 25 years ago.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2019, 08:30:36 AM »
Saved it and kept it in a bank account for the last 10 years assuming the interest rates may go up one day.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2019, 08:36:58 AM »
Full price

Fuck's sake
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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2019, 08:50:27 AM »
A house - which I'll probably die before paying off.
Actually I'll probably die before paying off some of the furniture...

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2019, 09:55:02 AM »
Every use of money is a waste of money when your entire life is a worthless joke

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2019, 10:02:50 AM »
Racked up 3 grand worth of debt to travel for a few months.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2019, 10:04:44 AM »
Rolled up a twenner nice and tight and fed it into my dickhole

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2019, 10:06:03 AM »
Not spent it.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2019, 10:48:50 AM »
About a week ago I turned up at a gig and found I'd bought tickets twice over because the first time I got tickets and then entirely forgot about it. I've also bought tickets for 2 different gigs in different cities on the same night more than once. And one time I spent $2.4 trillion invading Iraq.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2019, 10:53:22 AM »
20 smackers on virtual doughnuts, the day before discovering a trick to receive near infinite virtual doughnuts for no money at all.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2019, 10:59:33 AM »
Every use of money is a waste of money when your entire life is a worthless joke

U ok hun?

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2019, 11:21:31 AM »
Nice food. It's just poo, isn't it.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2019, 11:24:20 AM »
X  A  N  A  X

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2019, 11:29:44 AM »
My grandparents set up some sort of savings account for me that I got when I was 16. It wasn't much, about £500 but I burnt through it all in a year buying fucking shitty SNES and Megadrive games that I'd play once.

Had I had it two years later a) it would've been more and b) I could've spent it on a lovely guitar.


Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2019, 11:36:22 AM »
vasectomy BY LAZER

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2019, 11:47:18 AM »
Women.


Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2019, 12:15:02 PM »
spill the tea

Spill the beans, shoorley? Spill the tea is when transexuals get into arguments on the internet, isn't it?

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2019, 12:18:44 PM »
Spill the beans, shoorley? Spill the tea is when transexuals get into arguments on the internet, isn't it?

I am a transsexual and you just bought yourself an argument, pal.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2019, 12:19:20 PM »
So what've you farted away the most cash on in a way that you now regret? I once spent US$99 on some photography tutorials which I didn't download before the time limit on them expired.

This year I've spent about €100.00 on various tickets for DJs and a couple of tickets to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I forgot that they don't guarantee seats at Rocky Horror so couldn't be arsed queuing up early. Forgot to go to see a DJ and couldn't be arsed going to another one where I bought two fucking tickets. What a mug. I buy the tickets because traditionally buying tickets gives me the motivation to go to them but that's obviously not working anymore so I should just save my money.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2019, 12:21:12 PM »
I am a transsexual and you just bought yourself an argument, pal.

Maybe it's not transexuals, maybe it's effeminate gay men who somehow make their living from putting on makeup on Youtube. I can't remember, I haven't watched a H3H3 podcast in a couple of months.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2019, 12:25:59 PM »
About £350 or so in total on Warhammer over the course of my life.

Oh shit, that reminds me. I've spent about €350.00 over about 5 years on freemium game Marvel Contest of Champions. What a waste of money. Only ever in dribs and drabs, a fiver here, a tenner there. And only when I'm drunk and my decision making and inhibitions are very low. Some people have spent thousands or even tens of thousands on it so that makes me feel less idiotic by comparison.

I've watched youtube videos of people opening hundreds of quid worth of crystals of essentially valueless in game content and when they get the character they want they practically hit the roof with excitement and glee. It's a brave new world out there.