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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by drg86, 12th Jul, 2015.

  1. drg86

    drg86 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    So for most, if not all of us, property investing is about delaying gratification and holding off on those purchases that we want but don't need. In order to be successful it's just what we have to do. But at what point do you stop and ponder 'is it worth missing a big chunk of my life now and not living to some degree the way I want to'. What are the things (your toys) that you treat yourself to in order to live a bit along the way?

    Now for me I've held off on buying the things I've really wanted for many years to get to where I am today. I'm still in my 20's but know all to well that life can change at any moment. So in order to have a bit more of a balance I've changed my ways recently and have bought some of the things I want, and that make me enjoy life in the present.

    For me it's a nice holden ute, (need one for the reno's anyway).

    So do others balance their life with a nice toy? (On a sensible level of course)
     
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  2. T.C.

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    Numerous dirtbikes. A water ski boat. Numerous kayaks and a canoe. That's about it for toys? Never been much into fast or flash cars.


    See ya's.
     
  3. jim1964

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    Have built several road bicycles from scratch, part by part making them worth anything between $7k and easily $15k+.

    Recently sold most of them either by selling complete bikes or parting them out to buy shares etc. Currently only have one bike but my trip to Hawaii in November and another trip to Chile early 2016 will see me needing a new cyclocross bike for the type of roads I'll be climbing.

    I also decided just this week that I'm definitely going to attempt another WR so that will mean probably buying 2 bikes - one to train on and an identical new bike for the record itself (training bike won't go to waste as it will serve as back up). Fun times.

    pinkboy
     
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  5. drg86

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    Yes understand how the price can quickly escalate with bikes. For me it was mountain bikes. I have a custom built Mountain cycle that was about 4k in parts and is likely the only one of its kind in Aus.
     
  6. Harro

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    Have had boats since my 20's. When I retired 4yrs ago now I had a boat custom made and purchased a new 4WD. I was 50 before owning anything brand new!
     
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    I have a 5 year old set of Titleist golf clubs.
     
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    Bought a new Jeep a couple years ago.First time I've ever bought off the showroom floor. Below is my vice.
     

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    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Outdoor basketball court. Still cant believe my wife let me get away with this :)
     

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    chindonly Well-Known Member

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    My tools are my toys. Tax deductible as well.
    And my golf clubs, but they are getting a bit old now...
     
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  11. Biz

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    That's a nice setup there Jamie. is it concrete underneath and then the court material laid over the top? My first basketball set up back in the day was a piece of form ply for the back board and a black plastic pot with the bottom cut out for a ring!
     
  12. LibGS

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    I have numerous toys. A 284 bottle wine fridge which I'm slowly stocking, the next PPOR will have a proper wine cellar. Astronomy gear, my pride and joy is a 120mm ED refractor. BTW for the astro geeks, I have a hand made doby, I even hand ground the mirrors, signed by John Dobson! My next toy will be art, I'm hoping to buy my 1st of many works by Australian painters starting with a Nolan, I've been attending art auctions, to get a feel of how they work and bidding patterns.
     
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  13. pinkboy

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    My 25m pool in my backyard could also be considered a 'toy'!

    pinkboy
     
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  14. Jamie Moore

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    Don't worry - I grew up playing against the side of the house.

    It's a 65m concrete slab with snap sports flooring from the states placed on top. The hoop system is a Goalrilla - I got in on their first shipment to Australia. It's beautiful.
     
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  15. Harro

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    Is it Saltwater? This is something I regret not having put in to our yard years ago. Does it require a lot of maintenance?
    My wife and I swim regularly. Over winter we use a local heated pool, whilst over summer we prefer to ocean swim.
    Cheers.
     
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    My Makita cordless tools, especially my impact driver. Could spend the day driving bugle screws just for the fun of it.
     
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  17. sanj

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    Small selection of our toys at the office/warehouse!

    In this photo we've got space invaders, daytona Sega rally, the basketball game, a kamado joe and jetski.

    In addition we have air hockey, decks, a restored kombi and a whole lot of arcade games like nba Jam, mortal Kombat etc.

    Recently put in lots of booth seats from our club, might set up a bar
     

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    Nice Sanj, those cabs look to be in excellent condition. I have a couple of Egret II cabs my self. I have been collecting arcade games for years.
     

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    What's the best place to pick up those arcade games? I'd love some!

    My toys are my bikes (the pedal variety).

    I drive a $2000 car, and dress like a daggy dad.

    But, we do travel a lot. My 4 year old has been to nearly 20 countries. He has no idea how different this is to our experience. Maybe this should be another thread?
     
  20. Steven Ryan

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    Never been one for too many toys.

    Gibson Flying V, Microscope and Telescope are the only ones that come to mind.
     
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