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Gear mentioned in this thread:post #32 of 1125/10/11 at 4:45am
In reality, some people just have the means to do it. I do it for fun, so I don't have anything that costs more then 200 USD. However, I'm 17 and I work at a mom and pop store for spending money. It also helps being this young that I don't have much of a social life (my closest friends are all too busy to visit or even chat unless we use something like skype or AIM) and my parents are willing to subsidize my food costs..or else I would long ago be under.
Others may have 20 or so years worth of audio under their belt because they started small. We may also have 60-70 year old people who actually have nothing to expect for the rest of their lives get into this hobby. It all depends on when you start. If you start young, start small, keep what you like, sell what you don't like. Just, once you've found what you like, keep it. It'll serve you well for long. It's the same idea with some other things.
I'm actually using a hand-me-down laptop from 2002. It works fine for all the applications and work I do. Even though better and more advanced technology has already arrived, I'm still content using my laptop. It's because it does what I need to. Nothing more, Nothing less.
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It also depends on what else your priorities are. If you have 3 kids, in debt, living on government loans, subsidized housing, and have an unused 5k USD amp in your garage, then it's better to be ready to let go of the kids or the amp to make sure that you have a future (no contest there.)..
That's about all I can think of.post #33 of 1125/10/11 at 5:06ampost #34 of 1125/10/11 at 8:22amThread Starterpost #35 of 1125/10/11 at 9:15ampost #36 of 1125/10/11 at 1:40pm
Well, my financial situation has been pretty interesting throughout my whole life.
I actually went on a time-traveling adventure in a highly modified Delorean DMC-12 to the year 2015 where I acquired a copy of a sports almanac containing the outcomes of 50 years worth of sporting events before returning to 1985 and becoming a professional gambler. While betting on the 1993 Kentucky Derby at Ceasers Palace, I was framed by the owners of the the Bellagio, The Mirage, and the MGM Grand. I served four years in federal prison and plotted my revenge the whole time. When I got out, I assembled a team of 10 others and pulled off the biggest heist in the history of Las Vegas (which involved pulling a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever), and walked away with $150 million. This is when I bought most of my audio equipment, which I refuse to sell (except for other gear) because of sentimental reasons. Any way, through poor investments (AOL, Lycos and Enron), I ended up moving back in with my parents in West Philadelphia, spending most of my days on the playground just chilling out, maxin', relaxin' all cool, when a couple of guys, they were up to no good, started making trouble in my neighbourhood. Well, I got in one little fight and my mom got scared and said "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-air".
I live there now and work for a telemarketing agency.
Edited by unchain - 5/10/11 at 1:42pmpost #37 of 1125/10/11 at 1:47pmpost #38 of 1125/10/11 at 3:11pmpost #39 of 1125/10/11 at 3:25pm
Software Engineer, my wife is an elementary school teacher... we have two boys (a 2 year old and a 7 week old). I split the small amount of extra money we have between several hobbies. I don't tend to buy a lot, and tend to buy things I know I'll use for extended periods of time and also stuff that doesn't lose value very quickly (in the case of my HF-1 and HF2 GAIN value).
Most people on here build up by selling something and buying something better with some extra money. Sure some just buy stuff constantly, but I'd say most are fairly strategic about it. Buy something at $100, sell it, move up to $200, sell it, etc. Before you know it you've tried 10 different sets of headphones and have something that costs a grand 5 years later :).post #40 of 1125/10/11 at 3:41pmThread Starterpost #41 of 1125/10/11 at 9:35pmpost #42 of 1125/10/11 at 10:17pmpost #43 of 1125/10/11 at 11:15pmpost #44 of 1125/10/11 at 11:23pmQuote:
I know right. Card-counting FTWpost #45 of 1125/11/11 at 12:04am
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