|2012-08-21, 03:03 AM||#16|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Selling your uni's is bad, selling your lego's is blasphemy.
UPD's: A testiment to your skill, or your audacity?
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|2012-08-21, 05:46 AM||#17|
Nimbus 26" - 3.0 Duro - 165mm
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Airdrie, AB
I'd have to agree with Mr. Deschain above (Killian). I miss my lego .
Just recently bought a Raspberry Pi (if anyone here knows what I'm talking about) and wanted to make a case out of lego.
Anyways, back on topic. I totally understand wanting to throw some money at it. And take advantage of it while you can. Once you get into the working world, and especially the family world, that disposable income will not be there anymore. Make sure you are responsible with some of it, and try to save some, but enjoy a little bit too while you can.
|2012-08-22, 06:03 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southeast USA
I still have the occassional dream of fixing up a car/truck, BUT the difference between me now and me back then is that I have learned to make wise choices.
My son is the same age as you, he drives a POS Honda CRV, fade red, covered in dents from multiple hail storms, a big fluffy "mustache" on the front, tape player (no disc). His only consolation was the mustache, so how could I say no?
He works on occasion, saves up his spare change, but what he does with the money is go out to the movies, have lunch off campus, buy ITunes, get the occassional t shirt, so spreading his pocket change around and spending time with friends.
Your Miata is a nice little car. It will serve you well as it is. Any money you put into the Miata is the same as driving down the road with the top down and throwing the money up in the air.
A rollbar, that makes sense, tell your family that your life is at risk without a rollbar since a Miata has no roof to protect your head/neck in a rollover. My wife likes convertibles and I insist that she have a rollbar, just like a helmet for riding.
But, there is nothing else you can afford to add to that car that will make it ride better, go faster, or handle nicer.
So I asked my son to define wisdom: "Wisdom is knowledge that comes from experience". With that in mind, there are two ways to become wise:
1) You can become wise by learning from your mistakes OR
2) You can become wise from learning from other people's mistakes.
This is your choice(s).
I dream of hamsters and elderberries
|2012-08-22, 06:35 PM||#19|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Missoula, MT, USA
Ben, I think I need to balance some of your wisdom. I just spent a couple hundred dollars to upgrade a brake on a unicycle that already had a decently functional brake. Will I ever get that money back out of the uni? No way. Do I need a new brake, a brake at all, or even a uni? No. In fact, I even voided any warranty on the uni frame by grinding it to make the upgrade fit. What percentage of the money have you gotten back on the various uni gear you've switched out over the last couple years? There are more people in the world - even old, wise ones - who would argue my money would have been better spent on some bling for my truck, than those who would understand the value of the uni to me.
The resounding response to the original question is No, do not sell unis for money to spend on car stuff, which I absoutely agree with. But if OP has some other money available, car stuff isn't always the wrong choice. Even if some of the purchases lead to regret, they would still have value in the lesson. Not all wisdom can be gained from others' experiences (I think I learned that bit of wisdom from my father ).
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