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What is an item that you saved up to buy/splurged on?

Asked by global_nomad (1906points) September 13th, 2010

What is something that you either saved up to buy or blew all your hard earned cash on? How much did it cost? Was it something silly or useful?

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Ben_Dover's avatar

My first car!

‘64 Ford Galaxie with a 390 engine I bought for $300 from the old lady living next door. The car was 8 years old and I was 17.

tinyfaery's avatar

I routinely save money for large purchases. I’ve purchased a couch, vacations, a washer and dryer, a fridge, computers…

How else would I buy expensive things?

global_nomad's avatar

@tinyfaery I meant things that you don’t necessarily need. Plus, some people don’t have to save up for those items.

TexasDude's avatar

My Mauser C96 Broomhandle.

$700 and well worth every penny.

I’m currently saving up for an Artillery Luger or an Israeli FAL.

Both of these are significantly more expensive than the Broomhandle was, and will take a bit more time to get.

JilltheTooth's avatar

My first car, a 1976 AMC Hornet yes, it was green. I loved that car!

Aster's avatar

This amazing computer desk with hutch on top. It has 3 glass cabinet doors up there w/glass shelving and lights. Each door has metalwork over the glass and a “C” shaped topper; it isn’t flat on top. The front is slightly curved and has 4 drawers with dividers and felt. I paid over 2K for this sucker and it’s so heavy and huge I’ll never get to change either the wall color or carpeting. If I had it to do over again, I would have painted the walls before getting it.

NaturallyMe's avatar

I think the only big thing i ever saved up for was our house, we tried to put away as much of our money as we could to build up a big a deposit as possible by the time we found a house we wanted to buy.
Fortunately i’ve always had money available to buy anything else we wanted (within reason), and didn’t have to specifically save money for it over a few months.

Skyrail's avatar

My Macbook Pro, I didn’t need a Mac, a laptop half the price would have been fine. But I wanted to try one, I quite enjoy messing with computers and thought it’d be the only time I’d be able to purchase one for a while so I may as well splurge out on one! Worth it? Yes. Better than a PC? No better, no worse :) Worth it for the learning experience and the build quality though :D

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Certain clothes and I wouldn’t mind a painting by a friend who is no longer with us.
His paintings are beautiful and make me happy :)

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

As a splurge, an Australian opal ring that Frank Lloyd Wright had designed for his wife purchased on eBay. I had to have it. $1700 later, it was mine.

The ring arrived. It weighs about 5 pounds and barely fits on my pinkie finger. The opal is the size of a Texan’s belt buckle. If it were ever to be worn, I’d have to put my arm in a sling. It is unbelievably gaudy.

The only upside is that a certified authenticity document came with it, and an appraisal values it at $5000…not for the opal, but for the gold.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I have spent so much money on concert merchandise over the years. I think the most I ever spent at a merchandise stand was £200 at a Cher concert! I’m not ashamed.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

A money clip for my bf’s Valentine’s Day gift.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

A cherry wood, king-size poster bed. Had it for 10 years and I still adore it.

MacBean's avatar

My Kindle! (That shit’s expensive when you have no regular income and your savings comes from things like payphone coin returns and between the couch cushions.)

AmWiser's avatar

Like @MacBean I just saved up for my Nook eReaded and glad I did. It’s fantastic.

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