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Old 02-07-2002, 02:23   #1 (permalink)
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Regretted Purchases

Sitting here at the moment, listening to my wife sing to the George Michael DVD I bought her for christmas, got me to thinking, What have I bought that I really regret paying for??

1: Sega Saturn : $400 bucks, threw it in the bin last year

2: Pentium 233MMX : $2500 blew up two years ago

3: 1986 Sigma Sedan Auto : $5000, what a s**tbox

I suppose if I was to think pragmatically I would probably add the XR ute, but I can't do that its tooooo much fun to drive!
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Old 02-07-2002, 03:06   #2 (permalink)
 
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Old 02-07-2002, 03:10   #3 (permalink)
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I bought a pair of FTR boxers on the weekend . They were 1/2 price mabey the people at GBs knew something b4 we did
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That reminds me actually went through heaps of cash on my ex g/f TV VCR even an engagement ring but it was worth it all to get rid of her
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hmmm... good question... most my purchases are thought over repeatedly, but the only one i can think of right now is buying Infest, by Papa Roach. there's one good song on it... everything else is crap!
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This is a hard one, im a gadget person, so basically after the initial play period wears off I regret its purchase, that would account for several in any one week! DOH!
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Old 02-07-2002, 15:35   #9 (permalink)
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This is a hard one, im a gadget person, so basically after the initial play period wears off I regret its purchase, that would account for several in any one week! DOH!
Hehehe... my father was like that. He had to have the best of anything and everything... all the latest gadgets... it actually worked out well for me - cos I would get the stuff he didnt want anymore.
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