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#1 csrlice12

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Besides the obvious; I've looked thru the forums and classifieds today and have not had the urge to buy anything....but the day ain't over yet.....there's still hope??????

#2 drbyyz

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Well you could always buy me something...

I've got plenty of ideas. :lol:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Besides the obvious; I've looked thru the forums and classifieds today and have not had the urge to buy anything....but the day ain't over yet.....there's still hope??????


Such things happen... There comes a time when you think:

"That's pretty neat, I would like to have one of those."

Then you remember... "I had one of those, I didn't like it."

A somewhat later step...

"Gee, that's pretty neat, I would like to have one of those."

Then you remember, "Oh wait, I do have one of those... I ought to find it." Or maybe... "Now who did I loan that to?"

:ubetcha:

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#4 John Kuraoka

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

Oh that totally happened to me with photography and camera gear. And backpacking gear. And antique watches. I'm consciously trying to tread the other path with astronomy, so as to lower my stuff owned:stuff used ratio.

#5 edwincjones

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

you must have the flu-it will pass, ads will then look better

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

:funny:

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#7 Dennis_S253

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

Dang, I wish I had that problem.

#8 NeilMac

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

LOL
I just want clear skies.
Maybe start a thread on rituals to appease the sky Gods :)

#9 csrlice12

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Rumour has it, if you give all your equipment away, the skies will clear.....

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

Besides the obvious; I've looked thru the forums and classifieds today and have not had the urge to buy anything....but the day ain't over yet.....there's still hope??????


Sooner or later you reach a point where your happy with what you have, and then you zone in on that one or two odds and ends you still need, everything is non interesting

#11 TAS

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

Try this: We all have other hobbies..Right? So migrate your thoughts into some other "hobby space" for a half day.. Then come back to the astronomy world. You'll see or think of something you need...

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Rumour has it, if you give all your equipment away, the skies will clear.....

LOl, thats what I figured since the clouds came after I bought my Scope :(

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

There was once an item I thought I needed. I went to eBay to do a little research to see how much I would need to spend for it. After a while I found the item and opened up the info on the previous sale. The price was in the ball park of what I thought it should be so I looked for more details on the sale. The shipping cost listed was to my state AND city. OMG, I was the buyer! A couple of years earlier I bought and modified the part for my use. It was a seasonal item and because of the weather I hadn't been able to actually use it yet but there it was in my basement, bought, modified and ready for use. Let's just call it a senior moment.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

Obviously you need to hire a buyer. Pls provide me with your credit card info and I'll buy you cool stuff you didn't realize you absolutely needed. I'll also field test & QA everything to ensure your satisfaction! :rofl5:

I'm sorry, I can't keep a straight face any longer! :slap:

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#15 csrlice12

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

Someone already did that to me earlier this year. Luckily, I checked my bank account online the day of the purchase and the bank gave me my money back. Bank asked me if I lost the card, told them no, I had it in my hand. It was pretty obvious I wasn't in Disneyland that day. A couple of days later, they replaced my money.

But hey, if you'll pay the credit card bill too........

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

There was once an item I thought I needed. I went to eBay to do a little research to see how much I would need to spend for it. After a while I found the item and opened up the info on the previous sale. The price was in the ball park of what I thought it should be so I looked for more details on the sale. The shipping cost listed was to my state AND city. OMG, I was the buyer! A couple of years earlier I bought and modified the part for my use. It was a seasonal item and because of the weather I hadn't been able to actually use it yet but there it was in my basement, bought, modified and ready for use. Let's just call it a senior moment.


I do this with tools all the time. :confused:

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#17 GeneT

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

You are not normal. :grin:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

He's circling the drain....a mini lathe with tooling...stat!

#19 mountain monk

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

Perhaps the first symptom of mental health? :)

Dark skies.

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#20 Mike B

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Perhaps the first symptom of mental health?



Do we have a forum here specifically related to that condition?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

hm, I have been putting all kinds of ep's and other things in shopping carts...then delete, then put them in again. LOTS of things I could get....just need the $$$$ for every thing I would like to have.

hhhmmm....other hobbies, yeah I have one that I have neglected a few weeks ago when I started my quest for the XLT102. Have the scope now but have been spending more time reading up on ep's etc. Really need to get back to the other hobby...and my forum and website...maybe the clouds will then clear.

#22 bluestar

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:38 AM

Materialistic satisfaction is over rated. Don't believe the hype.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

I like the promise that each crafted piece of glass holds. It makes me want to look through every telescope in the world, and sometimes it makes me want to acquire many wonderful scopes. Then I remember that I have a very fine scope already and think that it deserves to be used as much as possible. I must say though after reading that post about carbon fiber mirrors that I'm going to buy a piggy bank and start saving for a big one!






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