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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Ace in the Hole, 7th Dec, 2015.

  1. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    What's the most expensive thing you've ever bought, or spent money on, without prior approval from your significant other?

    Did it end well, or not so well...:eek:
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    It's the phone call that's difficult. ..." hello dear, do you have the cheque book with you? Can you come down to the. ...I have been successful at an auction (again)".
     
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  3. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Shouldn't you be "Scott No Mate" by now?
     
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  4. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Many years go - something like the attached.
     

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  5. Joshwaaaa

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    Not money related, but my other half brought home a cat without telling me knowing full well how much I disapprove of the animals. I didnt speak to her for 3 days. 5 years on with having a cat in the house, I still dont see why anyone would want one in their house



    I dont really spend much money so no exciting answers from me:p
     
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  6. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    A wife or a cat? :p
     
  7. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Bought some diamonds 18ct rings from the public trustee auctions several years ago ,had them cleaned revalued boxed,gave them too my wife on her birthday everything was going great till she asked where i bought them ,and told her they were from a well known brothel
    massage Lady owner that the ATO knocked on her door and everything she had ended up on the police auction floors..
     
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  8. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I have been disowned a couple of times ;)
     
  9. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    I get into trouble for buying kids toys :mad:
     
  10. Rixter

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    I asked an ex what she wanted for a birthday present one year - her reply, "a divorce". :eek:
    I hadn't planned on spending that much! :(




    ;)
     
  11. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I've twice had to make the call to hubby "go to the fax machine and sign the contract that is coming through". His answer "what are we buying?".

    One time I went to an auction with my mother, my dog, one or two of my kids and three of my brothers' kids, just to see how things went. It was going to sell at a good price, so we looked at each other, few winks and nods, and bought a house. I spent a very long afternoon plucking up the courage to tell hubby. I would have told him sooner but he and four mates were lifting a couple of tonnes of metal beams into place over our pool and one slip and someone would have died. I wasn't going to give anybody a fright by blurting out what I'd just done.
     
  12. ellejay

    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    Wish I could get away with it so easily, my hubby needs intensive care every time I buy a property. I'm just getting ICU ready for his next admission :D
     
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  13. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    lol, bet that cost you
     
  14. Teddy

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    He went in to surgery and we were not buying a property, had not even looked at it, while the drugs were wearing off I told him about our latest purchase.

    He came home from work and asked me how my day was, told him about a block of land we had just put in a contract for in the worst part of town.

    Lucky he is a "where do I sign kinda guy" :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Bayview

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    Our first two IP's - bought on the same day :eek:...The wife knew I was going out to do some shopping, and probably put in an offer on one I'd been watching, but wasn't expecting me to come home with anything that day, really.

    Also; not long after the workshop purchase I bought a new set of golf clubs for myself (the old ones were 14 years old).

    The wife said; "About time you spent some money on yourself."...sort of a "telling off" for not doing it sooner.

    I guess it ended well? :p
     
  16. Scott No Mates

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    I'd cop a caning for that - I suppose that I should considering that I don't play golf.
     
  17. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    We have friends who are well off, but not "show off" and he's just bought an Aston Martin because he has always loved them. She gave the "ok" though before he cut the deal.
     
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  18. Lizzie

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    About 17 years ago, rang hubby at work and thanked him for my birthday present ... he asked what he'd bought me but didn't expect it to be a rescue dog ... we've now onto our second and third rescue dogs (first one passed away at the ripe old age of 14) several cats (one at a time) and three horses ... none of which he knew about before they arrived home :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Travelbug

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    Yeah, I've done that. Hubby hid the cheque book for a while. LOL

    I'm not a spender. Hubby is always trying to talk me into buying stuff for myself. I have to say 90% of the time he does talk me into something I regret it. I don't need stuff.
    I'm in the process of getting rid of 90% of our household goods. It feels great.
     
  20. Perthguy

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    Hasn't happened to me. I discuss everything first, not because I need permission to spend my money but because my partner is smart and saves me heaps. I get the same outcome but at a lower cost. :D
     
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