Favorite purchases of the year

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Nohr

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5. XM Radio mostly music subscription - enough selection to make both my wife & I happy without paying for extra channels we'd never use.

4. Furminator pet brush - wife loves it for grooming the dog and it keeps the floor clean longer.

3. MSI P45 Neo3-FR mobo - overclocks well and no stupid bios issues like the Gigabyte 965 it replaced.

2. EVGA 9600 GSO - great price and just right for 1280x1024 gaming.

1. eD A2-300 subwoofer - caught it on sale. it's so much better than my old Dayton 12" sub and makes music & movies more enjoyable.
 

rocadelpunk

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Jul 23, 2001
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1.) lenovo x200
2.) akg 701 headphones
3.) keces da-151 DAC
4.) ps3
5.) burr coffee grinder & french press

30% off laptop through alumni program.
25-35% off on 2-5 from cashback.

I also bought a ton of vinyls
 

ggnl

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Jul 2, 2004
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1. New computer, built from scratch except for peripherals. Old computer is now my HTPC.
2. Disgaea DS. I loved it when it was on PS2 years ago. The DS version is just as great, only now I can play it anywhere.

And that's pretty much it. I've been saving like a madman for most of the year. The money will eventually go towards either a) paying off my car loan, or b) downpayment on a house.
 

DainBramaged

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Jun 19, 2003
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Laptop
Condoms
Sin City Collectors Edition
Any one of the many books I bought
Those flowers I got her that sealed my fortune
 

CraKaJaX

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Dec 26, 2004
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1 - Fender Blues Jr all tube amp
2 - Madden 09 (Wii)
3 - 535Q Wah pedal
4 - HD Component cable for Wii (Cheap, but damn does it make a difference... :D)
5 - Hopefully a new 22-24" monitor around Christmas
 

Oyeve

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Oct 18, 1999
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1. an HDTV

2. A third 360, this one has HDMI

3. Saints Row 2

4. Fender Bass Replica for Rockband 1 and 2

5. Rockband 2.
 

cheezy321

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Dec 31, 2003
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1. Paying off ALL debt (By far the most rewarding)
2. Dell XPS M1330
3. New Bed
4. Snowboard gear
5. Trip to Dallas
 

buck

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Dec 11, 2000
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1. Carbon fiber surfboard
2. Left 4 Dead
3. Saints Row 2
4. Mountain Bike
5. Video Card
 

skillyho

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Nov 6, 2005
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1. 2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab

2. Kohlby our Labrador Retriever

3. My cheapo Dynex 42" Plasma

4. BB Curve 8330

5. 25.5" Samsung LCD
 

Martin

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Jan 15, 2000
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1. iphone. its ok, will probably get rid of it once better Android devices come out next year.

I can't recall purchasing anything else this past year. Some new clothes, but I kinda needed those.
 

Kaervak

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Jul 18, 2001
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1) New upper & lower radiator hose, thermostat and coolant for my car.
The upper rad hose was flat when cold, the thermostat was the original at 115k & the coolant had 50k on it.

2) Non working Lite-On Set-top DVD Recorder for $10 from Craigslist.
Had to replace the DVD-RW drive in it which was $15 for a replacement.

3) 500GB Maxtor OneTouch4.
Got it for $67 shipped back in June which was a really good deal.

4) A non working tray loading Sega CD from FS/T.
Bought it for $10 and all that was wrong was a blown pico fuse. Couple bucks later and it's working perfectly.


That's pretty much it, I haven't really bought a whole lot of stuff this year.
 

QurazyQuisp

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Feb 5, 2003
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1. 30" HP LCD Monitor - Sold my MBP and bought this and a computer with the cash, yeah 2560*1600!
2. iPhone 3G - Got this for my birthday
4. 50" 1080p Hitachi Plasma (Yeah CL) $750

3 and 5 are missing. I'm not sure what I'd put in there.
 

flxnimprtmscl

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Jan 30, 2003
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1. 46" Samsung DLP

2. HTPC

3. Q6600 for my desktop

4. Never Summer System snowboard

5. Old ass Peugeot road bike
 

BurnItDwn

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Oct 10, 1999
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"4850" ... yay, now I can play again at my native resolution. (replaced my old x1800xt)
"Fallout 3" ... best game in a long time
"Baconator" ... my favorite sammich
screws, nails, drywall, tools, etc ... Lots of minor purchases, but all going towards refinishing my basement and building a new home theater ...
Currently, the paneling is gone and drywall is up, I was gonna do some wiring on Saturday, but instead I got sick so I was lazy and slept. So that will wait another week ..


 

ultimatebob

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Jul 1, 2001
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1) iPhone 3G
2) match.com subscription, flowers, trip to New England... (various girlfriend stuff)
3) ThinkPad T61
4) Yamaha V2700 7.1 receiver with Epos speakers
5) Garmin Nuvi 360 (Closeout sale: Only $150!)
 

Trey22

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Oct 31, 2003
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In no particular order:

1. Star Wars Miniatures
2. Canon SD1100
3. Week fishing trip to Canada w/ family
4. Motorcycle
5. Scorpion belt buckle
 
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GTX 280: Crysis on ultra high at 1920x1200? Oh baby.
Lucasi 706 pool cue: I find my game improving a great deal now that I have my own personal cue and don't have to continually adjust to the particular idiosyncracies of your average bar cue. It pisses my friends off that I can regularly beat them now. Who could ask for anything more?
80 GB Zune: Because fuck Apple, that's why. That and it's fun to give elderly people a ride (not like that, pervert, I meant in my car... and still not like that. Pervert.) and have Lil Jon start blasting out the stereo (Til the sweat drips down my... Shit, sorry Mrs. Nelson!)
Cell phone. OK, the phone itself is just a phone (with Tetris!), but it's my first cell phone where I'm not sharing a plan with anyone (no family, no girlfriend... freedom!).
Cable. The novelty of this is still fresh, since I just had it installed, but being able to watch sports in high definition, not to mention the On Demand and HBO, is just great. Oh, and my average gaming ping went from 100 to 30. And I can download porn so fast, I'm going to need a bank of hard drives to hold it all. Booyah.
 

AstroManLuca

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Jun 24, 2004
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1. 32" LCD TV
2. Honda Fit
3. Glasses
4. PC (I switched from a PowerBook G4 to a desktop PC in January and I'm very happy)
5. Swarovski Malachite Kingfishers crystal statuette. Gift for my mom. She's gonna flip when she gets it. She loves Swarovski crystal and this is the first time I've bought one for her; usually it's from my dad.
 

krunchykrome

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Dec 28, 2003
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1. 46" Samsung HDTV (35,000:1 and 1080), Blu-ray player, and home theater sound system

2. New house with hard wood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, etc ...the works

3. 2008 Honda CRV EX AWD

4. Blackberry Storm

5. Furniture (honorable mention for my recliner :))

It's been an expensive year.
 

CRXican

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Jun 9, 2004
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Originally posted by: krunchykrome
1. 47" Samsung HDTV (30,000:1 and 1080), Blueray player, and home theater sound system

2. New house with hard wood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, etc ...the works

3. 2008 Honda CRV EX AWD

4. Blackberry Storm

5. Furniture (honorable mention for my recliner :))

It's been an expensive year.

Your job must be quite recession-proof.