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Old 05-26-2020, 01:30 PM   #1
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break it? I won't buy expensive sunglasses or knives for this very reason. As a matter of fact, I have a couple of expensive knives that I won't leave the house with for fear of losing them.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:36 PM   #2
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No I finally got over losing stuff.......
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:38 PM   #3
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That's what I need to do.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:38 PM   #4
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I wont buy a high gloss fancy rifle. I shoot my stuff and I tend to not be gentle. I highly appericate the beauty of a fancy wood stocked rifle but just cant make myself buy one to scratch up.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:38 PM   #5
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I am the same way with sunglasses. 40 bucks for polarized is about my limit.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:47 PM   #6
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Sunglasses...fancy new phones...probably several more items too
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:49 PM   #7
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:51 PM   #8
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:56 PM   #10
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Nope. I have learned good stuff ainít cheap and cheap stuff ainít good. Iím blessed enough that I can spend the money on better stuff. And if I lose it then Iíll replace it with the same if it lived up to expectations.


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Old 05-26-2020, 01:59 PM   #11
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Rule 67. If you buy a new work flashlight your odds of loosing it in the first few days is high.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:00 PM   #12
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I'm pretty good about not losing stuff. As far as buying nice things- I like the look of a quality item that has a used - well worn look. Also, Like my guitars - I buy nice ones that play well and sound good - if they have some patina and some dings, so what - that means they are used and appreciated. When this stuff gets passed down to my son, it will have evidence of my love worn into it for him to appreciate and carry on.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:00 PM   #13
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I am the same way with sunglasses. 40 bucks for polarized is about my limit.
I've had the same pair of $40 RayBans for at least 6 years.
Before that, I'd lost a bunch of more expensive glasses.

My best man would buy a new pair of Oakleys every time we went tubing. He lost them EVERY time. It became a ritual for him, and he accepted it.

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What are you considering expensive? I've fell in love with Whistle Pig. It's the most expensive whiskey I've bought, but still a lot less than a bunch that I pass.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:02 PM   #14
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Nope. I have learned good stuff ainít cheap and cheap stuff ainít good. Iím blessed enough that I can spend the money on better stuff. And if I lose it then Iíll replace it with the same if it lived up to expectations.


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My thoughts exactly. I carry a Pena custom and wear maui jims. They both work like there supposed to and worth every penny to me.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:07 PM   #15
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I have some nice knives I keep locked up, but my EDC knives tend to disappear and sometimes mysteriously reappear months later. As a result I have a cigar box full of pocket knives I either paid $25 or less for or cheapos that were give-aways. (eg: got'em in a SWAG bag at a charity clay shoot.) They work fine for EDC and I don't worry about losing them.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:10 PM   #16
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Lmao! ... I’m pretty rough on hunting equipment so I won’t buy a super nice rifle either. Love em, but see no need for a safe queen
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:36 PM   #17
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I used to go cheap on everything, but learned having something that works the way I want it to, when I want it to is worth it to me. If I lose em, that’s on me.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:38 PM   #18
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Sunglasses. I love Oakley, couldn't bring myself to buy a pair. Wife got it for my wedding gift... Haven't lost them in 3 years. Whew.

In retrospect, I think I fear telling her I lost them more than I fear losing them.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:39 PM   #19
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:41 PM   #20
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I've had the same pair of $40 RayBans for at least 6 years.
Before that, I'd lost a bunch of more expensive glasses.

My best man would buy a new pair of Oakleys every time we went tubing. He lost them EVERY time. It became a ritual for him, and he accepted it.



What are you considering expensive? I've fell in love with Whistle Pig. It's the most expensive whiskey I've bought, but still a lot less than a bunch that I pass.
I don't typically go above Makers Mark, and more often than not it's CB Jackson. I used to buy Blantons when I found it, but it's pretty over rated...I found Garrison Bros wasn't as great as advertised also. I like Michters, but rarely pay for it.

Never had a bottle that didn't leak yet!



I spend money on sunglasses, pocket knives, and boots....I've found those to be worth it, and I keep up with them/take better care of them.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:55 PM   #21
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Sunglasses. Always break them or lose them.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:06 PM   #22
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Sunglasses are worth every penny. I just get Cablez and keep them around my neck if I'm not wearing them. I'm with you on knives though. I wish I could justify carrying around a nice pocket knife, but I'll either loose it or break it if I carry it.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:10 PM   #23
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Sunglasses. I bought a pair of academy polarized for $27 about once a year forever.

Finally broke down and bought some Costas. One week later they fell off my head and I stepped on them and broke them. Back to academy.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:12 PM   #24
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Tennis shoes. I will ruin shoes. Work boots I will spend money on but you can't get near as much use from the same priced tennis shoes.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:12 PM   #25
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I find when I spend more on something I take much better care of it. When its cheap, I break them or lose them. So I chose my battles when deciding. Sunglasses and hunting/fishing equipment are always top notch....Deer lease tools?... gimme some harbor freight!


And I like my whiskey and vodka cheap...I mix with DS or DC or water/mio so I don't give a **** about a dude's
weenie growing by how the oak or peat tickles his pallete while swishing in his mouth.. ...
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:17 PM   #26
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And I like my whiskey and vodka cheap...I mix with DS or DC or water/mio so I don't give a **** about a dude's
weenie growing by how the oak or peat tickles his pallete while swishing in his mouth.. ...
Bahahahaha

For me, it's pocket knives. Those suckers disappear on me bad.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:23 PM   #27
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I don't typically go above Makers Mark, and more often than not it's CB Jackson. I used to buy Blantons when I found it, but it's pretty over rated...I found Garrison Bros wasn't as great as advertised also. I like Michters, but rarely pay for it.

Never had a bottle that didn't leak yet!



I spend money on sunglasses, pocket knives, and boots....I've found those to be worth it, and I keep up with them/take better care of them.
Buffalo Trace for a dang good cheap bourbon. I drank Weller 107 like a fish for a while until this craze started drying it up, then prices doubled.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:24 PM   #28
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Most items I’d rather buy quality. I tend to actually keep up with quality gear, but I’ll lose cheap crap if I deem it replaceable.
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:26 PM   #29
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Most items Iíd rather buy quality. I tend to actually keep up with quality gear, but Iíll lose cheap crap if I deem it replaceable.
This for me.
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:53 PM   #30
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I wont buy a high gloss fancy rifle. I shoot my stuff and I tend to not be gentle. I highly appericate the beauty of a fancy wood stocked rifle but just cant make myself buy one to scratch up.
Same here now. I spent a good chunk of money on a real nice rifle and hunted with it once, scratched it and now it's been in the safe 3 years wish I had my money back.
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:02 PM   #31
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Nope. I have learned good stuff ainít cheap and cheap stuff ainít good. Iím blessed enough that I can spend the money on better stuff. And if I lose it then Iíll replace it with the same if it lived up to expectations.


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This.

I still have first pair of oakley's I bought in.2001. They're now range glasses.

Also still carrying the same auto benchmade since 2005. every day

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Old 05-26-2020, 09:10 PM   #32
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Uni-bits
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Pens
Camo
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:11 PM   #33
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Iím gonna die one day and leave a lot of nice crap for my grandkids. My shiny guns will have scratches, my Costa sunglasses will have scratches and my whiskey bottles will be empty. I have enough knives to lose half of them and still have too many. I buy the best I can afford and use the hell out of it. I hate cheap gear that breaks on me when I need it, more than I hate losing more expensive stuff.


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Old 05-26-2020, 09:17 PM   #34
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Not really. Iíve bought 4 pairs of ray bans over the years and have yet to lose one. Granted, they were all pawn shop/second hand buys, but I have them.

Never lost a pocket knife. Never lost a set of keys. Never lost a wallet.


Iíll probably loose my knife, keys, and wallet tomorrow, and slam my glasses in a truck door
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:18 PM   #35
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Pens. I just Huy the insert I want and buy a cheap pen.


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Old 05-26-2020, 09:57 PM   #36
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Sunglasses and pocket knives. I would love to buy high end of both but cant justify the cost as I know I will either break them or lose them
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:18 PM   #37
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Sunglasses are 3.50 each.
Knives a little more
Most stuff I buy is well used and don’t hurt my
Feelings if it disappears in a year or two
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:32 PM   #38
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More power to those that can wear the cheap sunglasses. They give me a raging headache because the lenses are so crappy.


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Old 05-26-2020, 10:42 PM   #39
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Yep! Bonafide cheapskate here, pretty much quit wearing sunglasses, I abuse everything else, can't see paying for a bright shiny new firearm then throwing it into the rack on the ranger to get dusty/muddy/wet or whatever happens to come along from day to day.
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Sunglasses!!! Walmart specials for me. It doesnít hurt near as bad when I sit on them in the truck!!!!!

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Old 05-26-2020, 11:11 PM   #41
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I don't mind spending the money on higher end stuff, I have some expensive for me guns and optics. The one thing I said I would never buy is expensive sunglasses, but three years ago, I spent $180 on a pair of Costas. A few months ago the nose piece fell off and they sent me a new pair under warranty for $12, sometimes buying better pays off.
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Old 05-26-2020, 11:32 PM   #42
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I always buy quality if I can afford it. I use it, I take care of it, and I keep up with it. If I can’t afford it at the quality I want it, I simply do without.

By the way, if you happen to be hunting sage grouse in the high plains of Wyoming and you stumble across a pair of women’s Ray-Bans, they’re mine. Reward if found.
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Old 05-26-2020, 11:37 PM   #43
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I don't buy sunglasses. Because I don't like them. Don't lose knives,wallets or anything really. I keep track of stuff I buy because it either serves a purpose or it's something I really like.
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Iíd also like to add wedding rings.

I lost mine at the beginning of corona virus after 12 years and kept thinking I would find it but havenít found it yet. Probably going with the rubber one when I have time to get one.


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Old 05-27-2020, 12:17 AM   #45
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I solved this problem years ago, just buy 4 of everything. It really improves my odds of being able to find 1 of them when Iím looking for it and if it doesnít work, odds are still in my favor of finding one that does.
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:32 AM   #46
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When it comes to hunting or fishing I usually try to get the best. When it comes to tools I buy harbor freight.

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Old 05-27-2020, 06:38 AM   #47
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:52 AM   #48
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I have learned that sometimes the cheap stuff is worse than no stuff
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:53 AM   #49
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Iím gonna die one day and leave a lot of nice crap for my grandkids. My shiny guns will have scratches, my Costa sunglasses will have scratches and my whiskey bottles will be empty. I have enough knives to lose half of them and still have too many. I buy the best I can afford and use the hell out of it. I hate cheap gear that breaks on me when I need it, more than I hate losing more expensive stuff.


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Same for me Curt but I'll leave more empty rum and tequila bottles than whiskey.
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