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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2010, 12:35 AM »

Here's more, Oakley's C-Six sunglasses cost US$1,500 a pair and the new Tron Limited Edition Pit Boss wil set you back US$750  Huh

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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2010, 10:40 AM »

And I thought my golf clubs and various shafts were expensive.....
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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2010, 12:24 PM »

Coast Guard just shelled out $3200 for my newest set of wet weather gear.   Shocked
Wish I hadn't seen the invoice.  I feel bad for thrashing the last set now.
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2010, 01:03 PM »

Custom handmade anything...price is usually worth every penny. 

Custom knives...worth it IMHO.

Custom flashlights...like the Tri V (although that price is the 'MSRP' price when there are only about 30 in existence currently)...totally a one man design, hand made limited production home project...worth it IMHO. 

These things, just like our kites, represent man hours of design, dreaming...prototyping...creation...that's what I pay for in all of them.

Now, a 25K belt buckle is not something I'd ever own, but a Tri-V might be coming my way soon.  I have McGizmo lights, so this is the logical next step for me Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2010, 03:18 PM »

Custom handmade anything...price is usually worth every penny. 

Custom knives...worth it IMHO.

Mmmmm.... Chris Reeves Mnandi....  Undecided

Custom flashlights...like the Tri V (although that price is the 'MSRP' price when there are only about 30 in existence currently)...totally a one man design, hand made limited production home project...worth it IMHO. 

Now, a 25K belt buckle is not something I'd ever own, but a Tri-V might be coming my way soon.  I have McGizmo lights, so this is the logical next step for me Smiley

obi

While a lot of the McGizmo lights are awesome, there's something about the Sapphire 25 that keeps drawing me back... Roll Eyes

Hope you are using the CPF discount to knock about a grand off the Tri-V's MSRP.

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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2010, 05:59 PM »

Next time ask how much the boots cost.  Shocked

The Hat the Boots and the complete outfit.

My Wife and 2 daughters show Quarter horses so John,
Yes I do indeed know the price of the the clothes, now add in the equipment costs (saddles, bridles, blankets, etc, etc) the price of the truck and trailer to haul them, feed, vet bills and such  Cry Cry Cry

And yet I still feel guilty asking for a new kite now and then.  Huh


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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2010, 06:04 PM »

A shotgun from Fabbri



or Purdy perhaps ?



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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2010, 07:58 PM »


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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2010, 05:40 AM »

Don't know what this is ? It's about the same as an awful lot of these pricey items listed here in terms of value for money, usefulness, P-T-Barnum-was-a-visionary-osity.

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« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2010, 08:11 AM »

Don't know what this is ? It's about the same as an awful lot of these pricey items listed here in terms of value for money, usefulness, P-T-Barnum-was-a-visionary-osity.


Aw, c'mon, the iPhone isn't that big a ripoff.   Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2010, 10:14 AM »

It's the app, not the iPhone.

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« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2010, 08:43 AM »

 
Custom handmade anything...price is usually worth every penny. 

Custom knives...worth it IMHO.

Custom flashlights...like the Tri V (although that price is the 'MSRP' price when there are only about 30 in existence currently)...totally a one man design, hand made limited production home project...worth it IMHO. 

These things, just like our kites, represent man hours of design, dreaming...prototyping...creation...that's what I pay for in all of them.

Now, a 25K belt buckle is not something I'd ever own, but a Tri-V might be coming my way soon.  I have McGizmo lights, so this is the logical next step for me Smiley

obi

  Well, when it is justifiable it is one thing, but high tech (and increasingly, hand-made) for its own sake is the mass-man's kitsch, now as ever.  There were always Beatle freaks whose stereos costs 5X more than all the Beatles' equipment combined ever cost them. The problem is the technology in many cases was often more useful when not as efficient, and now e.g. the only people making tubes are grandma bubushkas somewhere in Russia so you are forced to pay the premium for an unused good old Philips 6L6 for your guitar amplifier to sound any good.  Then there is what were original Germanium vs the newer Silicon transistors meant to replace what was historically meant to replace the tube technology. Believe it or not this is crucial to musicians who can tell you exactly what year Hendrix was playing any particular song from the sound of his effects, so now you buy something that was once the 'plain Jane' standard that is now fancy 'boutique' with the correcponding price, and so on, more than you could list.   

 The good news is that it hard to lawn dart a fuzzbox, and there is a small market for some of these things.
 
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