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How did you fund your big dollar lens?

 
Jon ­ Foster
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May 08, 2011 11:52 |  #166

There are some interesting responses in this thread. The number of people "hiding" money from their spouses is alarming. At least it is to me. I must have a pretty good wife...

If you "need" something you find a legit way to pay for it. If you "want" something you find a way to buy it at some point. Save money, work more hours, find extra jobs, trade something, sell something etc.

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May 08, 2011 11:56 |  #167

Over time, side jobs, lots of pasta and cup of noodles. haha


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May 08, 2011 12:29 |  #168

Bokehlicious wrote in post #12058777 (external link)
Hooking

That's how I did it.


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May 08, 2011 14:11 |  #169

saved and use any bonuses I get from work




  
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May 08, 2011 14:12 |  #170

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May 08, 2011 16:33 |  #171

For me, the saving is the easy part. It's the pulling of the trigger and parting with the money that I find most difficult. Seems the more money I save, the less I want to part with it.


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May 08, 2011 17:35 |  #172

One of the guys I know spent over 20g's on camera equipment... And hid it all from his wife. Haha.


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May 08, 2011 17:44 |  #173

I always promise myself that I will sell other lenses to help finance/justify a new lens purchase. That helps me pull the trigger, but once the new lens arrives I never actually get around to selling the others....


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May 08, 2011 17:52 |  #174

Look around the house. If theres something which hasn't been used for over 5 years sell it on ebay.


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May 08, 2011 18:04 |  #175

Sold most of my music studio bought the 60d with the 50 1.8 now I just have to pull the trigger and purchase the 70-200 2.8 is mkII


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May 08, 2011 18:58 |  #176

Jon Foster wrote in post #12370405 (external link)
There are some interesting responses in this thread. The number of people "hiding" money from their spouses is alarming. At least it is to me. I must have a pretty good wife...

At least a couple lenses are easier to smuggle into the house than guitars, not to mention amps or 4x12" cabinets :mad:

Jon Foster wrote in post #12370405 (external link)
If you "need" something you find a legit way to pay for it. If you "want" something you find a way to buy it at some point.

What is this "need" thing you speak of?

Jon Foster wrote in post #12370405 (external link)
Save money, work more hours, find extra jobs, trade something, sell something etc.

The money isn't the primary or at least not only objection. I rotate a lot of gear (guitar and otherwise) and sometimes things breathe in more than out for a while. I don't ask my wife for daily results of her stock trading either. What counts is the end result, not the temporary losses (or clutter) that would only make you nuts from selective memory.

The only real money sink is computer stuff but so far I always spent between $300-400 on a "new" notebook.


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May 08, 2011 19:00 |  #177

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May 08, 2011 19:34 |  #178

I play lots of Texas Hold 'em when I travel on business. I happen to be good at it so I fund my addiction that way. If I have a bad night then the next major purchase is "plastic fantastic"!


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May 09, 2011 13:52 as a reply to  @ badfish's post |  #179

My wife has never questioned my lens spending and I never question her bag spending. She's well aware that if a lens is white, it probably cost a lot and she doesn't want to know. Similarly, I know that if a woman's bag comes with another bag/satchel to keep it in, it probably cost a lot and I don't want to know! :)


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May 09, 2011 14:52 |  #180

Remember: It's easier to ask for permission than forgiveness, but I never get what I want that way so I do it the other way around.


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