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Posted: 3/15/2006 4:17:52 PM EDT
Assuming you are debt free and are well stocked with hookers and blow, what would you do with $3k?

Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:19:54 PM EDT
.50 bmg rifle.
M16
New gun safe
maybe a uhh something im out of ideas.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:20:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 4:20:44 PM EDT by chips]
savings/investing


ETA: where can you find an m-16 for $3,000?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:21:18 PM EDT
-ACOG
-new safe
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:21:32 PM EDT
savings
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:21:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing



... Yup

... Why is it some people feel the must immediately spend every dime that falls into their possession?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:22:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing


ETA: where can you find an m-16 for $3,000?



How would you invest it?

And yeah, I want to know where the $3000 M16's are... I'll take 10 of 'em!
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:22:50 PM EDT
Home ent. set up
32" LCD monitor = $900
comp I would build = $1000
sound system = $500
new couch for me and the hookers = $600

Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:23:06 PM EDT
Really? Probably save most of it. Or buy a better used car.

But if I had 3K to spend on firearms I would probably get an FAL plus plenty of magazines, some spare parts and a bunch of ammo.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:23:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing


ETA: where can you find an m-16 for $3,000?



There is that guy who had a friend give him one, remember? He probably knows where to get lots of them for $3,000


I would spend the money on a new snowmobile trailer. The one I have now sucks.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:24:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing


ETA: where can you find an m-16 for $3,000?



Why do you say they are so expensive? Model1sales.com.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:25:20 PM EDT
IRA/Mutual fund
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:26:59 PM EDT
you really wanna know what I did with 3K?

came to about 3k for the rifle. then the nightforce of course kicks your ass afterwards.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:27:30 PM EDT
Barrett 50 cal
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:27:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nickforney:
you really wanna know what I did with 3K?
i2.tinypic.com/r0edcp.jpg
came to about 3k for the rifle. then the nightforce of course kicks your ass afterwards.



Does everyone else shit there pants when u fire that?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:32:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing



... Yup

... Why is it some people feel the must immediately spend every dime that falls into their possession?



That's mainly what I'm trying to get ideas for.

I want to invest/save the money in a way that will give me the best return.

Believe me, I have plenty of ideas about how to spend it...
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:32:54 PM EDT
normally yea. but last weekend I parked ass next to a really cool old grizzly bear of a man. There wasn't any more benchs open next to my squad who was all out shooting. The guy was shooting his 300wm and I warned him that it was pretty damn loud and that I would just wait untill he had to get back into his truck for something...he had been up and down the entire time. he said. naw sonny I can't hear shit anyway go ahead. Sat in like the worst spot for the rifle. Later he busted out his 500sw and let me fire a couple rounds. Cool guy.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:33:03 PM EDT
Toss it in the safe.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:34:07 PM EDT
S&B Short Dot
invest with the rest
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:34:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing



... Yup

... Why is it some people feel the must immediately spend every dime that falls into their possession?



That's mainly what I'm trying to get ideas for.

I want to invest/save the money in a way that will give me the best return.

Believe me, I have plenty of ideas about how to spend it...

A lot of it depends where you have other money saved/invested. Buy gold futures, energy stocks and companies that are involved in container shipping are probably good investments.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:34:35 PM EDT
M11/9
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:35:12 PM EDT
invest in oakley. our brigade was all just issued some...they are probably making a fortune right about now.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:35:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nickforney:
you really wanna know what I did with 3K?
i2.tinypic.com/r0edcp.jpg
came to about 3k for the rifle. then the nightforce of course kicks your ass afterwards.



Thats one heluvan expensive hat!!!
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:35:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing



... Yup

... Why is it some people feel the must immediately spend every dime that falls into their possession?



Because if I were to die tommorrow, and I had a substantial amount of money into savings, I would have failed at life.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:36:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing



... Yup

... Why is it some people feel the must immediately spend every dime that falls into their possession?



That's mainly what I'm trying to get ideas for.

I want to invest/save the money in a way that will give me the best return.

Believe me, I have plenty of ideas about how to spend it...

A lot of it depends where you have other money saved/invested. Buy gold futures, energy stocks and companies that are involved in container shipping are probably good investments.



That's the thing. I don't have anything invested right now. I'm new to investing. I'm a pro at spending, though.

Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:37:08 PM EDT
Put it into the Roth IRA
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:38:25 PM EDT
spending money for the next month or so.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:39:19 PM EDT
Legal stuff?

Shotgun, 2 new vidcards and RAM, a few games, and a beater car with what's left.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:39:39 PM EDT
I'm just going to hang onto it.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:40:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gus:
M11/9



Best answer yet. Fun little toy and will appreciate in value. Mine however, only made me want an M16.

Bob
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:40:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Assuming you are debt free and are well stocked with hookers and blow, what would you do with $3k?




Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:42:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Yossarian:

Originally Posted By nickforney:
you really wanna know what I did with 3K?
i2.tinypic.com/r0edcp.jpg
came to about 3k for the rifle. then the nightforce of course kicks your ass afterwards.



Thats one heluvan expensive hat!!!


har har.

Im too young to put all my money into an account and save it. I put a percentage of every check into the thrift savings stuff for the army and don't touch that. so what I do touch I generally spend. its kinda hard in my occupation to work hard then save up when you know you are goin to war ya know? anywho knowing how things are going with 50cal stuff these days it will probably get banned and its price will sky rocket. might as well have now while I can afford it than dream about my wife letting me get one someday later...hell no.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:43:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ballisticbill:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Assuming you are debt free and are well stocked with hookers and blow, what would you do with $3k?









I've been here long enough to know what 95% of the answers were going to be so I got it out of the way up front.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:44:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing



... Yup

... Why is it some people feel the must immediately spend every dime that falls into their possession?



That's mainly what I'm trying to get ideas for.

I want to invest/save the money in a way that will give me the best return.

Believe me, I have plenty of ideas about how to spend it...

A lot of it depends where you have other money saved/invested. Buy gold futures, energy stocks and companies that are involved in container shipping are probably good investments.



That's the thing. I don't have anything invested right now. I'm new to investing. I'm a pro at spending, though.


How old are you?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:46:35 PM EDT
Shiloh Sharps rifle.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:48:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing



... Yup

... Why is it some people feel the must immediately spend every dime that falls into their possession?



That's mainly what I'm trying to get ideas for.

I want to invest/save the money in a way that will give me the best return.

Believe me, I have plenty of ideas about how to spend it...

A lot of it depends where you have other money saved/invested. Buy gold futures, energy stocks and companies that are involved in container shipping are probably good investments.



That's the thing. I don't have anything invested right now. I'm new to investing. I'm a pro at spending, though.


How old are you?



22
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:50:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Assuming you are debt free and are well stocked with hookers and blow, what would you do with $3k?




SGP still a little down but not out. Future products, top flite CEO, potential buyout candidate.
BMY same deal maybe not as cheap.
PEC recent IPO, good bet for upcoming hurricane season.
VISGX I'm a sucker for small caps. (Still)
VEIEX risky but the potential is there long term.
VIPSX safe.
VWEHX same maybe slightly more risk.
VUSTX boooooring.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:51:37 PM EDT
I agree 100%. There are so many posts which relflect the "money buring a hole in the pocket" mentality. What's is even more disgusting is when people have debts at high interest rates...get ahold of a bit of cash...and blow it on guns...with the paranoid justification "well...it could be outlawed tomorrow!"

Then again, there is the chance that the person with $3000 to blow is already heavily invested in real estate and equities and just plain wants to treat himself.

I hope the situation is the latter.


Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing



... Yup

... Why is it some people feel the must immediately spend every dime that falls into their possession?

Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:58:36 PM EDT
I'd buy a new Glock, a case of 9mm and a case of 5.56 and put the rest in my savings account.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:59:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:


22

Ok, I am of the opinion that the younger you are the less risk you need to take in order to have enough money for retirement. I would look into possibly buying a 12 month CD though most banks require a minimum of some kind. You may also do well putting the money into a savings account, let it draw interest while continually adding money to it. Make it a habit to stick 10% of your paycheck into the savings account. If you save up $5,000 start looking to stocks or high-yield bonds. As you continue to add wealth you should explore more and more investments. The trick is to remain diversified, keep enough cash on hand while putting money into higher yield stocks.

I can not stress how important it is to keep saving and adding. I have a friend who graduated with me 7 years ago. He started off with $1,000 and now he has a $380,000 in investments (mostly realestate). I also know some of this stuff because both my dad and uncle are financial advisors.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:01:35 PM EDT
I think I want to get into trading stocks...

What's the best way for a beginner to get started? Should I open an ETrade account and go from there?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:08:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 13thWarrior:

Originally Posted By chips:
savings/investing


ETA: where can you find an m-16 for $3,000?



Why do you say they are so expensive? Model1sales.com.




We haven't had a bashing thread for those tards in a while. This should get good.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:08:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher214:
I think I want to get into trading stocks...

What's the best way for a beginner to get started? Should I open an ETrade account and go from there?

The problem is, if you jump into trading stocks without any real experience you are going to loose money, you really need a pro to do it, the bad part about that is, most brokerage firms really don't give a rats ass about you unless you have over $50,000. Stick the money into a savings account and read, read, read, and read. Learn about the market and study the stocks/sectors of interest. As long as you have money in a savings account it will earn compounding interest so it isn't like it is just sitting there. Earning 3.5% is a lot better than loosing 10%.

Also keep in mind that just because the market dips down doesn't mean you can't make money you can short stocks during declines, purchase gold or treasury notes. So don't think that while the stockmarket is up is the time to dive in. Some of the best buys/investments have occured after huge losses (think about if you bought lots of stock a week after 9/11) The worse market is one that is flat. Subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, buy books from where-ever about the stockmarket and investing.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:09:55 PM EDT
Two words... Roth IRA
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:19:59 PM EDT
Invest in a 200 gallon spray rig for my landscaping business.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:22:24 PM EDT
Invest it in silver/gold
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:27:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 5:29:16 PM EDT by Thunderchild]
If you're a homeowner, use the money on home improvement. If you're not a homeowner, start saving for one.

TC

[edited for spelling]

Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:40:05 PM EDT
Pay off my two credit cards that carry about a $2700 balance overall and throw the rest in savings.
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