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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2019, 12:26:12 PM »
Shoved it in a fruit machine. A lot of it.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2019, 12:37:11 PM »
I'm normally quite the skinflint, but I wasted 800-odd quid on a drone last year.
It said £750 but I didn't pay attention to the shipping info, which said it was coming from abroad, so I ended up having to pay the import duty. Then, once it arrived, I found out that it didn't work with my phone - and only my kind of phone - so I had to spend more money on a tablet to use it. I had some fun flying it around the nearby field - and only the nearby field, since a (disused) airport in the area means it wont work at all elsewhere. I looked into using it for professional video making purposes, only to find out that getting a licence is pisstakingly expensive and, even with one, using it for sports events, which is mostly what I get paid to shoot, is pretty much forbidden. Then the USB port on the tablet stopped working. I thought about getting a replacement, but decided it would be throwing good money after bad. Then all that guff happened at the airport last Christmas and the government now requires you to pay 20 quid a year to use one.
The drone has sat unused in its box ever since. I should really attempt to flog it on ebay and recoup at least some of the money.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2019, 12:37:54 PM »
Shoved it in a fruit machine. A lot of it.

How many inches are we talking here?

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2019, 12:40:46 PM »
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.

I feel the same about my freemium game. Enjoyed it immensely but considering I probably could have bought a crappy second hand car, paid for a lovely Michelin star meal or supported a small African family for a few weeks it just seems like a waste. Also you rarely if ever get anything good from spending small amounts of money on those games anyway.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2019, 12:41:07 PM »
I once jumped off what some are calling a cliff, others are calling a slope clutching Eighty quid, while shouting 'Who is the big man now eh. WHO IS THE BIG MAN NOW''

The foolish element to this was that it was in Shropshire.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2019, 12:42:53 PM »
five grand on Switch digital games since it launched

Oooofff!! That's eye watering. Thank you for making my stupidity seem less raging. Thank you, thank you.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2019, 12:46:12 PM »
Women.

How much? Come on, spill the tea beans.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2019, 01:08:45 PM »
I'm normally quite the skinflint, but I wasted 800-odd quid on a drone last year.
It said £750 but I didn't pay attention to the shipping info, which said it was coming from abroad, so I ended up having to pay the import duty. Then, once it arrived, I found out that it didn't work with my phone - and only my kind of phone - so I had to spend more money on a tablet to use it. I had some fun flying it around the nearby field - and only the nearby field, since a (disused) airport in the area means it wont work at all elsewhere. I looked into using it for professional video making purposes, only to find out that getting a licence is pisstakingly expensive and, even with one, using it for sports events, which is mostly what I get paid to shoot, is pretty much forbidden. Then the USB port on the tablet stopped working. I thought about getting a replacement, but decided it would be throwing good money after bad. Then all that guff happened at the airport last Christmas and the government now requires you to pay 20 quid a year to use one.
The drone has sat unused in its box ever since. I should really attempt to flog it on ebay and recoup at least some of the money.

That's a corker of a waste of money. The weird thing is I remember a couple of years ago there was a Southpark episode where everyone suddenly had drones flying about the place but I've never seen a drone in action in situ.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2019, 01:24:54 PM »
I’ve got mountains of books I haven’t read, films I haven’t watched, and games I haven’t played. Too many clothes, far too many pairs of trainers, many of which are almost identical. I’ve got about ten potential winter coats, again all very similar.

Spent loads on a (admittedly very nice) pair of brogues that are incredibly uncomfortable and therefore mostly unwearable.

As a teen I got given shares in my building society as a longtime customer (my Grandparents set up the account when I was born) and immediately sold them to buy a guitar I never really bothered to learn to play.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2019, 01:33:08 PM »
Spent £800 on a VW Golf, about £600 on new water pump and cam belt, probably £300 on various repairs/tyres think it died within the year.

Oh wait this happens every two years AHAHAHAHAHAH christ

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2019, 01:45:29 PM »
I'm still bitter about buying a Commodore CDTV twenty eight odd years on. They promised us amazing games with graphics which would be virtually impossible to tell apart from real life, but instead we got this:



And that was one of the more impressive efforts.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2019, 01:53:25 PM »
That's got to be made into someone's avatar.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2019, 01:59:04 PM »
What game was that, Abraham Lincoln's Massive Nose and Mouth Calamity?

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2019, 02:10:00 PM »
The boring but true answer is weed, booze and cigs. And, on a very related note, real expensive debt of the payday loans, unarranged overdraft quality. So I suppose the most foolish thing I've done with money is "be clinically depressed and temperamentally impulsive".

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2019, 02:16:45 PM »
I’ve got mountains of books I haven’t read, films I haven’t watched, and games I haven’t played. Too many clothes, far too many pairs of trainers, many of which are almost identical. I’ve got about ten potential winter coats, again all very similar.

You're either a shopaholic or a hoarder.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2019, 02:31:22 PM »
Signing up to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is starting to feel like a foolish move.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #46 on: November 28, 2019, 02:42:20 PM »
What game was that, Abraham Lincoln's Massive Nose and Mouth Calamity?

Whichever game it was, they didn't get the rights to use the name Greggs and had to go for the generic Store instead.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2019, 02:46:23 PM »
I once jumped off what some are calling a cliff, others are calling a slope clutching Eighty quid, while shouting 'Who is the big man now eh. WHO IS THE BIG MAN NOW''

The foolish element to this was that it was in Shropshire.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2019, 02:51:59 PM »
What game was that, Abraham Lincoln's Massive Nose and Mouth Calamity?

If only it had been that exciting.

Whichever game it was, they didn't get the rights to use the name Greggs and had to go for the generic Store instead.

They couldn't even be arsed to name the town - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8CYhfsbX48 - If you fast forward to around five minutes thirty seconds you can discover how they could only afford to buy one gunshot noise as well as the second was clearly produced by a human mouth.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2019, 03:30:05 PM »
I managed to get very addicted to nicotine lozenges several years after giving up smoking. I gave up smoking fine, then back slid a bit and started smoking sometimes when I was pissed. I got the idea in my head that if I had lozenges about then I wouldn't smoke. Ended up spending about £30 a week on lozenges. I regret that more than the money I spent on tobacco even though that still might end up killing me down the line. Getting addicted to lozenges was just so stupid.
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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2019, 05:36:14 PM »
If only it had been that exciting.

They couldn't even be arsed to name the town - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8CYhfsbX48 - If you fast forward to around five minutes thirty seconds you can discover how they could only afford to buy one gunshot noise as well as the second was clearly produced by a human mouth.

I'm sure angry nintendo nerd did a video about that game.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2019, 05:54:54 PM »
Apparently Emu's just gone for 40-45? mil.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2019, 05:57:00 PM »
Gave a man in the street 40 pounds for 4 tiny squares of plain card. I felt the opposite of 'high' afterwards.

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2019, 06:21:57 PM »
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.

No regrets for the failed gaming pub and the 56 CRT TV's or whatever it was though?

Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #54 on: November 28, 2019, 06:36:08 PM »
Worth every penny. I wish I could describe the feeling of a soft launch before the total scumbag customers come in and get their filthy hands on all my top tier shit.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #55 on: November 29, 2019, 03:34:36 AM »
The game that rugby men play with five pences.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #56 on: November 29, 2019, 06:18:45 AM »
Also, booze. Just so much wasted on fuckin' booze, mate. Fucking waste, really. I enjoyed being sloshed but it was money I could've just spent on an Adepta Sororitas squad instead.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #57 on: November 29, 2019, 06:23:28 AM »
wtf jugulator is great except for a few shitty songs. I mean it's not painkiller but old metal bands produced a helluva lot worse mid 90s
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It's not Painkiller? It's not fucking Turbo*

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #58 on: November 29, 2019, 06:34:07 AM »
cocaine, cocaine, and probably coke.

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Re: What's the most foolish thing you've done with money?
« Reply #59 on: November 29, 2019, 08:37:37 AM »
Had a tenner left of my overdraft and the next student loan came in two weeks time so what did I do? I spent £9.50 of it on a mixed kebab meal with chips.