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Things that are expensive but worth every penny.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tony Flow MMMM, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Related to my other thread. What are some things you buy that seem expensive yet you find it's totally worth it.

    Example: I only wear underarmour underwear, I own probably 5-6 pairs and there 20$ each I believe. Yet they are worth every penny. I believe I have worn these for 5 years absolutely no change, no rips, tares, fading stretching, shrinking, and most off all so comfortable, no wedgey and they...... Don't stink from sweat so much.

    North face jackets. So thin yet so warm I think there like 150-170$? Make GREAT motorcycle jacket liner. Absolutely blocks all wind.

    Apple products, mainly MacBooks, also on a side note I dropped my iPhone 5 on my motorcycle 80mph (fell out pocket) when I picked it up screen had one crack. No apple care I went to apple today, after being told it would be 239$ they have it to me free. This is the second time apple has given me a free phone for my cracked one!
     
  2. capnjim

    capnjim

    Mar 13, 2008
    Smithwicks, Macgregor happy feet socks, ground beef from a butcher.
     
  3. Satellite radio. Not sure I'd consider it expensive, but it's definitely worth every penny for people looking to find new music across a whole spectrum of genres.
     
  4. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    Shakey's Pizza, and Kahlua.
     
  5. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I buy pretty expensive lightweight waterproof hiking boots for everyday. I figure if they are designed to be comfortable during such rugged use they should hold up well for what I do daily. This has been been confirmed by me time and time again. I usually shop for bargains but still spend well over $100 on each pair. But they are usually my daily shoes for at least a year so it all levels out in the end. I have tried several pairs of cheaper ones but they either fall apart quickly or hurt my feet. So these days it's either Merrell, Keen, Vasque, or some other fairly pricey shoe depending on what I can find on sale online when my last pair starts to play out.
     
  6. Warwick Basses Denim Jackets. Likely more expensive than other denim jackets I could buy, but they come in my size and have pockets that are big enough to actually hold an old ipod, wallet and phone. and two of them zipped ones that are still big enough.

    Once got asked if i do actually play bass and i said yes just don't have a warwick haha.
     
  7. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Taylor guitars.
     
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Properly repairing the BMW.
     
  9. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
  10. Rush-2112

    Rush-2112

    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Unprocessed foods
     
  11. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
  12. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK
  13. Agreed. What's sad is they are becoming harder and harder to find.
     
  14. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Apple products, mainly MacBooks, also on a side note I dropped my iPhone 5 on my motorcycle 80mph (fell out pocket) when I picked it up screen had one crack. No apple care I went to apple today, after being told it would be 239$ they have it to me free. This is the second time apple has given me a free phone for my cracked one!
     
  15. Good hand tools, i.e. Snap-On (and Blue-Point) or Mac. They are worth it. I wish I had the funds to scrap my crappy Craftsman stuff for all Snap-On. There's no comparison between say my 1/2 Snap-On ratchet and my Craftsman one. The divide is even more profound with screwdrivers, IMO.
     
  16. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy

    Mar 8, 2009
    California
    Disclosures:
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    Ribeye steak that has never seen saran wrap or a styrofoam tray.

    Mrs F's engagement ring.

    Good beer.

    Going to see my parents.
     
  17. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Beer and sensible shoes
     
  18. Tense Zombie

    Tense Zombie

    Dec 4, 2012
    Central PA
    This is the funniest string I've seen on here, but I agree with most of it...

    My vote: good coffee, Coleman's mustard.
     
  19. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    A good aphrodisiac.
     
  20. steamthief

    steamthief

    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    Allen Edmonds dress shoes.
     



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