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You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:54:17 AM »
Interesting question was posed, so I'll repeat it here.  Someone gives you $5,000 with conditions:

You have to spend it all today (before midnight).
You can't give any of it away.
You can't pay off debt or invest it.
You must fully take possession of it today (no layaway, no future services or future delivery).
You can't buy something for someone else.

Make sense?

So what would you buy?
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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 09:21:59 AM »
Well me since I recently purchased land that has no utilities as of yet. And electric power is available Id have my electric pole/service loop dropped on my land. CO OP estimated for me and distance needed from line 3-5k.

Anything left out of the cost of dropping it would buy panel and breakers etc for use when a structure other than portable on it now was in place.

I could use it up no problem.


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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 10:41:03 AM »
As is, probably a snow plow truck.

Wishful thinkin,, Id spend it all on CZ's,,, that I DONT NEED.
But I doubt they have that many in stock anyway.

so back to the plow truck. :bangheadonwall:
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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 11:03:29 AM »
not much money.. I could spend that in 10 minutes on a gun.

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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 02:00:43 PM »
new tires ,shocks, brakes, coolant, oil & filter, pass. side air bag
on/off switch for my truck, an older marlin 444 that i won't sell
this time when hard times hit, and a stockpile of my prescriptions
with whatever i may have left. maybe some new socks and drawers too.  :thinker:
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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 02:25:16 PM »
Your rules did not say you could not take a trip.

With all the medical issues I have had this year, I sure could use a vacation. It would be nice to have an escape.

I would book a trip.

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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 03:29:03 PM »
An extra 5K would make a good Christmas that much better. By the middle of the week Fed Ex and UPS would be tired of walking up the driveway to my house.......
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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 05:17:09 PM »
If I got 5 grand I know the wife would be making plans to have every room in the house repainted and would
be at Home Goods  looking for stuff. :th_thicon_funny:
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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 05:26:54 PM »
I'd buy myself a new (used) vehicle, in cash.

Of course I'd also set aside enough to send my CZ hardware to Cajun Gun Works for a full overhaul of the internals.

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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2018, 06:41:46 AM »
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would go towards remodel of 2 of our bathrooms, ripping out of cabinets in laundry room and a new kitchen sink and electric stove top (would just need to add another 20k to it.....)
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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2018, 04:45:20 PM »
You must fully take possession of it today (no layaway, no future services or future delivery).


Since it looks like most people ignored this part, I'll follow all the rules you posted and say hookers and blow.

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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2018, 06:49:36 PM »
You must fully take possession of it today (no layaway, no future services or future delivery).


Since it looks like most people ignored this part, I'll follow all the rules you posted and say hookers and blow.

I saw a large builder build a house in 24 hours as a publicity stunt 30 years ago.
So remodeling is like on the fringes but acceptable.

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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2018, 07:32:54 PM »
You must fully take possession of it today (no layaway, no future services or future delivery).


Since it looks like most people ignored this part,

No, I was willing to buy the trip tickets and leave the same day  :P :th_thicon_lol:

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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2018, 08:20:00 PM »
OK....Go to Houston Airport and get a plane to Vegas. Go to Bellagio Casino and play Texas Hold'em or craps table and lay 100$ on the pass line for two or three hours. I think I could go through 5k pretty quick.
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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2018, 05:25:08 AM »
Have to spend it today, no future services ect. ....
I'd pay for diagnostics and evaluation on my 115 Evinrude boat motor. The rest would go to Lead, primers and powder.
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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2018, 08:38:51 AM »
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if it was in large bills I could use it to start another trash burning fire and get rid of more of those fallen and unwanted Pecan tree branches
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Re: You have to spend $5000 today. What would you buy?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2018, 04:50:43 PM »
Supercharger set up for the mustang, although 5k wouldn’t cover it all.
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