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post #1 of 62
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This is kind of nitpicking, but does anybody else get slightly bothered by the users who post the dollar values of how much money they spend on audio gear in their signatures? I am perfectly fine with people who show off the equipment they have, but I think that stating the exact dollar amount of every little thing audio-related you've bought is pretentious to say the least. You wouldn't wave your money around in public, so why do it here?

To me, it doesn't matter if you've spent 100 dollars or 100,000 dollars - I just think that such things are really best kept to yourself. Does anybody else agree with me? If I'm out of line, then I'll shut up...
post #2 of 62
It doesn't come off to me as pretension, more as an ode to "sorry about your wallet," a damage inventory if you will. Though I can understand your point that it is perhaps a bit more personal info than I care to know.
post #3 of 62
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Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer View Post
It doesn't come off to me as pretension, more as an ode to "sorry about your wallet," a damage inventory if you will. Though I can understand your point that it is perhaps a bit more personal info than I care to know.
I tried to see it this way too, but when some members are posting figures within the tens of thousands and are also showing the amount of money they've "earned back", it just seems that this type of purpose has been defeated.
post #4 of 62
those sig's make me want to post what I spent since headfi, but then I get sad cause i know if I ever seen half the total price I would have a heart attack.

I like those sigs, nothing says newbie better..lol
post #5 of 62
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those sig's make me want to post what I spent since headfi, but then I get sad cause i know if I ever seen half the total price I would have a heart attack.

I like those sigs, nothing says newbie better..lol
Haha, when I see those sigs I always think about just changing my own sig to something like "I like music." Then I just forget about it
post #6 of 62
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Originally Posted by Aman View Post
I tried to see it this way too, but when some members are posting figures within the tens of thousands and are also showing the amount of money they've "earned back", it just seems that this type of purpose has been defeated.
Hmm, I hadn't noticed that; assuming that's the case, I can see your original point being a bit more cogent.
post #7 of 62
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I tried to see it this way too, but when some members are posting figures within the tens of thousands and are also showing the amount of money they've "earned back", it just seems that this type of purpose has been defeated.
Well no. If you spent a thousand without reselling as a result of this place, then a thousand dollars would be how much this place has caused you to spend. If you spent a thousand, but out of that thousand comes maybe, 500 from reselling as used, then this place has only depleted your accounts of 500, not a thousand.
post #8 of 62
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Originally Posted by Aman View Post
I tried to see it this way too, but when some members are posting figures within the tens of thousands and are also showing the amount of money they've "earned back", it just seems that this type of purpose has been defeated.
I think like Iron_Dreamer said most of them are new users, trying to do something along the lines of "curse you Headfi" or "sorry about your wallet". I haven't seen anyone list any absurd amount of money in their sigs.

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I like those sigs, nothing says newbie better..lol
Hehe, first thing I think when I see that $ amount.

I keep a running total of bought/sold in a text file on Google documents...I don't think I'd ever let anyone see it
post #9 of 62
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Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer View Post
It doesn't come off to me as pretension, more as an ode to "sorry about your wallet," a damage inventory if you will. Though I can understand your point that it is perhaps a bit more personal info than I care to know.
i think so too, i guess for the people who have that, they'll realise how much money they've actually spent for this hobby and, i dont know, a revelation perhaps? it truly is a testament of how much time and money we actually put for great listening, so to speak...

i have $$ progress for stuff about to bought; does this fall in the same category?
post #10 of 62
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I could name names... but I'm not that kind of guy...

There's a couple of well-respected, long time members here with absurdly large numbers in their sigs.

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Well no. If you spent a thousand without reselling as a result of this place, then a thousand dollars would be how much this place has caused you to spend. If you spent a thousand, but out of that thousand comes maybe, 500 from reselling as used, then this place has only depleted your accounts of 500, not a thousand.
What's your point?
post #11 of 62
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Originally Posted by Aman View Post
What's your point?
Means that the purpose ISNT defeated. I mean it would be pretentious if you boasted that you've spent a hundred grand in audio equipment, when in fact that even though all the equipment you've owned does add up to that amount, that isn't how much you've really spent because you've made back a lot by selling used.
post #12 of 62
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Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
Means that the purpose ISNT defeated. I mean it would be pretentious if you boasted that you've spent a hundred grand in audio equipment, when in fact that even though all the equipment you've owned does add up to that amount, that isn't how much you've really spent because you've made back a lot by selling used.
Nobody spends 20,000 dollars on audio equipment and resells 19,000 dollars of it unless they had the means to purchase all of that to begin with. Even if done in small intervals, it still means somebody has the cash to frivolously spend money on audio products.

And, to begin with, my statement was that the dollar values, and the depth at which they detail these values, cancels out the possibility of it being simply some "newbie" whose wallet is in pain. What you're saying has nothing to do with anything at the moment.
post #13 of 62
i dont really care about what is on one's sig and profile too much. i care more about what and how he/she posts on thread..
post #14 of 62
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i dont really care about what is on one's sig and profile too much. i care more about what and how he/she posts on thread..
The signatures are there in every post.
post #15 of 62
I took out my money counter tonight (which, now that I look at it, was more than a little pretentious). Happy?
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