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Jul 11, 2013 19:20 |  #76

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I showed the neighbor my 6D with the 24-105. He stated.. I can't understand spending that kind of money on a camera. I said, I can't understand why people spend so much money on golf....Oh well, to each their own

LOL. Exactly! :)

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My neighbor spent a bunch of money updating and adding 1,000sq. ft. to his house and has 5 various vehicles even though its just him and his wife. And I see guys riding around who probably aren't making that much money but yet they bought a $20,000 harley and put another $5,000 in chrome accessories on it. Many times they are just renting some dumpy place and that harley is there only nice possession. Its just depends on where people want to put there money.

Yep. Just depends on what floats your boat.




  
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Jul 11, 2013 19:26 |  #77

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Depending on the state, nurses can make very good money. Especially with overtime.
But then just because someone owns something expensive, doesn't mean they can truly 'afford' it since they may have compromised other things to get it - like a retirement fund, etc. Those without kids generally have the most disposable income too.

Dude, without kids, I'd roll up in a classic vette, jump out wearing a cowboy holster with a pair of 1DX's with 70-200 2.8 II's mounted on them, and start spayin' and prayin' without a care in the world!


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Jul 11, 2013 19:28 |  #78

If I could afford one, on my wages, I'd give up photography and buy a suit, a car and some golf clubs:)

Luckily I can't so I keep my day job and a great hobby, don't play golf, don't drive and wear a t shirt and jeans a lot.


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Jul 11, 2013 19:33 |  #79

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Dude, without kids, I'd roll up in a classic vette, jump out wearing a cowboy holster with a pair of 1DX's with 70-200 2.8 II's mounted on them, and start spayin' and prayin' without a care in the world!

and there would go 98% of your subject matter ;).


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Jul 11, 2013 19:36 |  #80

ed rader wrote in post #16112242 (external link)
and there would go 98% of your subject matter ;).

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Jul 11, 2013 19:42 |  #81

I think as others have already stated, some people just have more disposable income. As part of my job, I work in peoples homes, some really nice ones on the beach with a lots of expensive things. I was in one house where I spotted a 5D Mark III in the box with the 24-105 kit Lens.( my dream camera) So I had to ask the homeowner if he was into photography. He said no, he just bought it for his wife when they vacationed in Italy last year to get some nice pictures and hadn't used it since.
It's a bit frustrating to see that, but hey he made some better choices to get where he is, so more power to him. I just do what I can such as picking up some overtime and giving up drinking or smoking to get myself what I want. Just how bad you want it sometimes.


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Jul 11, 2013 19:59 as a reply to  @ Jemhead's post |  #82

The Dow and S&P closed at record levels today--Nasdaq nearly got there too.

If you have money in the market this is chump change.;)


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Jul 11, 2013 20:01 |  #83

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The Dow and S&P closed at record levels today--Nasdaq nearly got there too.

If you have money in the market this is chump change.;)

or if you print your own money ;).


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Jul 11, 2013 20:05 |  #84

ed rader wrote in post #16112310 (external link)
or if you print your own money ;).

The hardest part of playing chicken is knowing when to flinch!


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Jul 11, 2013 20:10 |  #85

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I don't care about the 1DX all I wanna know is how my neighbor can afford a BMW M3 with her nursing job???

Are you going to pay the monthly bills when she missed payments? My wife is a nurse.




  
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Jul 11, 2013 20:13 |  #86

when i first got into photography i couldn't fathom spending that much money on lenses. last week i dropped $800 on a lens without blinking.

photography is the only thing i really spend my disposable income on, its the thing that gives me the most utility. i love to play golf and i wont spend $100 on a round of golf, i can play a cheap course and get the same amount of fun.

i cheap out on other stuff that other people splurge on so i can afford my passion. every does. that said i cant see paying $7000 for that body, of course i have no need for what its capable of, but i realize some people do.


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Jul 11, 2013 20:18 |  #87

I kinda like 'trickle down economics'. Just bought my first 1D4 off a guy who just bought his second 1DX. Glad he stepped up...and cut loose of his 4. :-) Still can't believe what I paid for a 'used' body...but it was a nice upgrade to my 7D's.

Anyone want to buy a used 30D and 50D? :D lol


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Jul 11, 2013 20:26 |  #88

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I kinda like 'trickle down economics'. Just bought my first 1D4 off a guy who just bought his second 1DX. Glad he stepped up...and cut loose of his 4. :-) Still can't believe what I paid for a 'used' body...but it was a nice upgrade to my 7D's.

Anyone want to buy a used 30D and 50D? :D lol

Agreed, I paid $3550 for a 1D4 w/5K clicks and an extra battery almost 3 years ago for almost the same reason, somebody moved around some equipment in their collection. Just have to be patient and watch diligently.


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Jul 11, 2013 20:32 |  #89

aliengin wrote in post #16110662 (external link)
I don't care about the 1DX all I wanna know is how my neighbor can afford a BMW M3 with her nursing job???

My sister is a nurse - she makes $150K a year (this was 5 years ago when I last saw her W2). My wife's brothers and sisters are all nurses and they all make 6 figures. The "funny" thing is, they all married fellow nurses, so double those 6 figures.




  
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Jul 11, 2013 20:43 |  #90

Investement... Spend as much on food and necessities as you need, consune the rest.


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