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Best money you ever spent?(15 posts)

Best money you ever spent?128
Sep 19, 2003 7:28 AM
Education but beyond that;

My main retro-ride: $10, 1986 Specialized Allez with Shimano 600sis. Found at a yardsale. It fit prefectly and got me back into serious fitness cycling.
re: Best money you ever spent?MR_GRUMPY
Sep 19, 2003 7:37 AM
A bunch of GL330 and Wolber rims, dirt cheap. Enough rims to keep me racing until I'm dead.
$1 to make an extra key to my apartmentContinental
Sep 19, 2003 8:43 AM
Gave it to my girlfriend at the time. Now she's my wife with 3 kids, happy marriage.
the food that I cooked for my future wife...dr hoo
Sep 19, 2003 8:56 AM
... on an early date. $10 or so of food. That turned out to be a VERY good buy!

Lemon chicken and green salad.
re: Rolling shell game on the AC transit 51 Busjrm
Sep 19, 2003 9:19 AM
last tuesday on the way home from work. I bet 5 bucks and won 15.
My car...The Walrus
Sep 19, 2003 10:37 AM
Bought an '84 Civic S new 19 years and 283,000 miles ago and it's still dependable and good to drive--a little slower, a little harder to start, a bit creakier, all of which applies to me, too. I'll keep driving it until it finally dies, and then I'll have it bronzed and put it in my living room. I've more than gotten my money's worth out of it.
$2000 down payment on a house ...Humma Hah
Sep 19, 2003 1:10 PM
About 1981 I made a down payment on a house while interest rates were sky-high. That depressed the prices. The $2000 down payment locked the price in, but the interest rate would be whatever was the going rate at settlement, and I figured it would drop. In the two months it took to build the house, the interest rate dropped about 2.5% and the asking price went up about $11,000. We refinanced later to a MUCH lower rate, saving even more.

Ten years earlier, in 1971, I made the purchase I'm fonder of. For about $90 I bought my beloved Schwinn cruiser, still my favorite ride.
$4.95ea. for ...Live Steam
Sep 19, 2003 2:29 PM
a Wippermann Connex Link for each of my bikes. I love being able to remove the chain at will, to keep the drive train clean.
$7.49 For this....asphalt assault
Sep 20, 2003 6:31 PM
Six pack of Road Dog Scottish Porter ale (Flying Dog Brewing Co. Denver) that I just busted into...MMMMMM, love that muddy dark stuff!!!
$25.00 deductiblemickey-mac
Sep 20, 2003 6:42 PM
for hospital and physician charges for the birth of each of my kids.
More like a $25.00 "introductible"Matno
Sep 28, 2003 1:19 PM
When my wife saw the copay for our first child's delivery (C-section no less), she asked the hospital clerk "Is that all?!"

"Oh no honey," she replied, "this is just the beginning..."

I'll agree that it's the best money I've spent too, but it's the most expensive "investment" ("infestment"?) I've made as well. :^)
$800.00 for my dog.firstrax
Sep 22, 2003 10:10 AM
The kids love the dog, the dog loves the kids. My newborn has yet to cry if the dog is in view.
medical insurance nmJS Haiku Shop
Sep 22, 2003 11:04 AM
$800.00 for my dog.firstrax
Sep 22, 2003 11:17 AM
The kids love the dog, the dog loves the kids. My newborn has yet to cry if the dog is in view.
A 300 dollar, 72 mile ride4bykn
Sep 22, 2003 3:55 PM
My share(after insurance) of an ambulance ride so I could be treated in my home town. I can't imagine spending 10 weeks in a town where I know nobody.