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Posted: 6/19/2014 8:43:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 8:46:30 PM EST by Erevis]
The vaping and smoking threads today got me to thinking.

In pure financial terms, what has been the cost of the habit/vice that you most wish you didn't have over the life of the habit/vice?


For instance....

I smoked for 19 years. Over that period of time, I can estimate that the average price of a pack was around $3.00 (only adjusting for price increases, not real-cost of dollars.)

Over that period of time, I spent approximately $22,000 dollars on the habit. For real impact, that is around the cost of a RR M-16-- and close to the price of a RDIAS.

What has your habits cost you in terms of dollars, and what you COULD have gotten with those dollars?

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:44:56 PM EST
In before the "still living at home with mom" pot heads
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:47:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 9:09:59 PM EST by thewildman]
my habit cost me about a dozen friends, about 10k in a year and it almost cost me my life.

i havent touched that shit in three years, and in some ways i am still picking up the pieces.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:49:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 8:50:40 PM EST by Badseed]
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Originally Posted By thewildman:
my habit cost me about a dozen friends, about 10k in a year and it almost cost me my life.

i havent touched coke in three years, and in some ways i am still picking up the pieces.
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I was going to come in and post something whimsical about video games or firearms. This is heavy stuff though, so I will let this thread remain somber.
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Originally Posted By thewildman:
my habit cost me about a dozen friends, about 10k in a year and it almost cost me my life.

i havent touched coke in three years, and in some ways i am still picking up the pieces.
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That is far more than just dollars.

I am sorry for what you are going through. Stay strong, and keep pushing forward. You owe it to yourself and those that love you.
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Which one?

Ferraris?
Living on boats?
Dressing in pastels and Tony Bahama with sandals?
Coke?
Or Black Side-Kicks?

Details man!

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:56:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Erevis:



That is far more than just dollars.

I am sorry for what you are going through. Stay strong, and keep pushing forward. You owe it to yourself and those that love you.
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Originally Posted By Erevis:
Originally Posted By thewildman:
my habit cost me about a dozen friends, about 10k in a year and it almost cost me my life.

i havent touched coke in three years, and in some ways i am still picking up the pieces.



That is far more than just dollars.

I am sorry for what you are going through. Stay strong, and keep pushing forward. You owe it to yourself and those that love you.


dont be sorry, it was my own stupidity that caused my short term memory to be gone.

every day is a struggle, and ever day is a victory. three years ago i promised my best friend that i wouldn't touch that shit again, and i WILL NOT dissapoint her.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:57:14 PM EST
My ability to own firearms.





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I'm a simple man, I only have guns and video games..Wanting a PS4 cost me a new rifle back in March. The money I saw my Father spend on smoking as a kid, along with what he still spends on it, is a major reason why I never started smoking.
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Originally Posted By GrahamD:
My ability to own firearms.





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Oh man....
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A kit car?
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A kit car?



did your vices cost you some anchovies?
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Link Posted: 6/19/2014 9:08:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Erevis:



Which one?

Ferraris?
Living on boats?
Dressing in pastels and Tony Bahama with sandals?
Coke?
Or Black Side-Kicks?

Details man!

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Originally Posted By Erevis:



Which one?

Ferraris?
Living on boats?
Dressing in pastels and Tony Bahama with sandals?
Coke?
Or Black Side-Kicks?

Details man!

There is a funny story about me buying Tommy Bahama wardrobe from the show 'Burn Notice'.

I would tell you more, but we are out of hot pockets and.. MOOOOMMMM!!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 9:08:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thewildman:


dont be sorry, it was my own stupidity that caused my short term memory to be gone.

every day is a struggle, and ever day is a victory. three years ago i promised my best friend that i wouldn't touch that shit again, and i WILL NOT dissapoint her.
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Originally Posted By thewildman:
Originally Posted By Erevis:
Originally Posted By thewildman:
my habit cost me about a dozen friends, about 10k in a year and it almost cost me my life.

i havent touched coke in three years, and in some ways i am still picking up the pieces.



That is far more than just dollars.

I am sorry for what you are going through. Stay strong, and keep pushing forward. You owe it to yourself and those that love you.


dont be sorry, it was my own stupidity that caused my short term memory to be gone.

every day is a struggle, and ever day is a victory. three years ago i promised my best friend that i wouldn't touch that shit again, and i WILL NOT dissapoint her.


Admitting to felonies, but still owning guns...
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 9:13:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 9:20:27 PM EST by Badseed]
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Originally Posted By werepossum:


Admitting to felonies, but still owning guns...
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Originally Posted By thewildman:
Originally Posted By Erevis:
Originally Posted By thewildman:
my habit cost me about a dozen friends, about 10k in a year and it almost cost me my life.

i havent touched coke in three years, and in some ways i am still picking up the pieces.



That is far more than just dollars.

I am sorry for what you are going through. Stay strong, and keep pushing forward. You owe it to yourself and those that love you.


dont be sorry, it was my own stupidity that caused my short term memory to be gone.

every day is a struggle, and ever day is a victory. three years ago i promised my best friend that i wouldn't touch that shit again, and i WILL NOT dissapoint her.


Admitting to felonies, but still owning guns...


For once, in your short stint here... stop being a fucking dick.

Edit: You fucking dick. You don't kick when someone is down.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 9:16:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 9:22:07 PM EST by Noname]
About 70.00 for the Roto-vice

50 for a drillpress vice

About 200ea for 2 mill vices

40 for a fixed vice on a welding table

A few other small ones that I can't remember

And I got this little cutie the other day just because it was a Mini-me to my Roto-vice...





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Originally Posted By werepossum:


Admitting to felonies, but still owning guns...
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Originally Posted By thewildman:
Originally Posted By Erevis:
Originally Posted By thewildman:
my habit cost me about a dozen friends, about 10k in a year and it almost cost me my life.

i havent touched coke in three years, and in some ways i am still picking up the pieces.



That is far more than just dollars.

I am sorry for what you are going through. Stay strong, and keep pushing forward. You owe it to yourself and those that love you.


dont be sorry, it was my own stupidity that caused my short term memory to be gone.

every day is a struggle, and ever day is a victory. three years ago i promised my best friend that i wouldn't touch that shit again, and i WILL NOT dissapoint her.


Admitting to felonies, but still owning guns...



Sigh...


A 14'er AND an anal-orifice --------- who wooda thunk-it...





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Originally Posted By Badseed:



For once, in your short stint here... stop being a fucking dick.

Edit: You fucking dick. You don't kick when someone is down.
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Originally Posted By werepossum:
Originally Posted By thewildman:
Originally Posted By Erevis:
Originally Posted By thewildman:
my habit cost me about a dozen friends, about 10k in a year and it almost cost me my life.

i havent touched coke in three years, and in some ways i am still picking up the pieces.



That is far more than just dollars.

I am sorry for what you are going through. Stay strong, and keep pushing forward. You owe it to yourself and those that love you.


dont be sorry, it was my own stupidity that caused my short term memory to be gone.

every day is a struggle, and ever day is a victory. three years ago i promised my best friend that i wouldn't touch that shit again, and i WILL NOT dissapoint her.


Admitting to felonies, but still owning guns...



For once, in your short stint here... stop being a fucking dick.

Edit: You fucking dick. You don't kick when someone is down.

This comment pretty much nails it.
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Originally Posted By Erevis:



Which one?

Ferraris?
Living on boats?
Dressing in pastels and Tony Bahama with sandals?
Coke?
Or Black Side-Kicks?

Details man!

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Originally Posted By Erevis:



Which one?

Ferraris?
Living on boats?
Dressing in pastels and Tony Bahama with sandals?
Coke?
Or Black Side-Kicks?

Details man!






That "Daytona" is really a tarted up Vette...




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