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Your Worst Purchase?

Postby Guinness Fan » Fri May 25, 2012 6:36 pm

We've all blown money on stuff that we don't need...

What's the most useless thing(s) you've purchased?

Me; I bought 3 "vintage", circa late 1950's TV sets, simply because I liked the "vintage" look of them... Talk about a complete waste of $20.00.. None of them worked and all of them ended up in the trash.

And your worst purchase?
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Re: Your Worst Purchase?

Postby DeckApe » Sun May 27, 2012 10:06 am

Well, there's that scoreboard in the garage... it works, though... :lol:

Those TVs weren't Philco Predictas*, were they? Even non-functional they can command a decent price for parts.


*Philco Predictas were the TVS with the casing around the CRT, and the rest of the technical jiggery-pokery was in a separate cabinet.
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Re: Your Worst Purchase?

Postby nimby » Sun May 27, 2012 7:59 pm

$20.00 constitutes your worst purchase? Really? Add a few decimal places to that and you come close to what I spent on my honeymoon (which I don't regret at all, by the way).
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Re: Your Worst Purchase?

Postby matinee » Tue May 29, 2012 4:46 am

A large, 14 ft chestnut tree marginally suited to our climate. It lasted 2 years. $1100 down the drain. This year I am buying a large, 16 ft Linden tree to replace the chestnut. I made sure that Lindens grow here :D
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Re: Your Worst Purchase?

Postby Rico » Tue May 29, 2012 5:07 pm

Has to be some stock and/or mutual funds that were sold to me many years ago by a friend/broker. Can't blame it all on him. I was an absentee owner. I neglected it. For me it was like playing "Let it Ride" in the casino. I managed to turn about $8,000 into $500 over a period of 10 years. Cashed it in last month. Good riddance.
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Re: Your Worst Purchase?

Postby Earl Butz » Wed May 30, 2012 6:06 am

I was kinda disappointed I went back to Las Vegas a second time. I took my brother and wanted to impress him, but it just seemed boring the second time around. The first time was amazing, though. And I only had three days, so I thought a second trip was in order. The hotel I liked was being renovated, which kinda pissed me off. They don't advertise bad news like that.

But we did see the Grand Canyon, so it wasn't a total dead loss. :?
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