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    Compulsive Buying - Do you buy unusual stuff you don't really need?

    I don't mean knives and kitchen stuff, everyone here does that.
    I mean other things that you bought just because you thought they were cool or unusual.
    Nowadays I try to direct my compulsive purchases toward unusual wood.
    But.......I still give in and buy things I don't need and will probably never use.
    Except to take them out to look at and go oooooooooh!
    (one time I bought 50 alligator teeth)

    My last compulsive purchase was these 3 pieces of rutilated quartz from Turkey.
    They are not really valuable but I like to move them around under a light and look at the gold threads that go through the stones.
    And, yes.....I am easily amused.
    Here is a bad photo of the quartz.



    What kind of unusual but un-needed stuff have you bought compulsively?
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    similar things, Oregon sunstone and labradorite you should check them out.
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    I have a house full of thing I have bought and don't need. Probably even the house itself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajhuff View Post
    I have a house full of thing I have bought and don't need. Probably even the house itself!

    -AJ
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    Alden ultimate Indy boots from leather soul on Rodeo Drive.

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    I think it is fun to collect cool and unusual things just because you like them.
    I get some funny looks from the wife sometimes.
    It usually goes something like;
    "Look what came in the mail today, isn't it cool?"
    What are you going to do with that?
    "S***, I don't know. But isn't it cool?"
    How much did you pay for that?
    "Oh, I got a really good deal"
    That's nice rolls her eyes
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    I bought the movie sword from Lord of the Rings, and a 2000 layer, clay tempered katana.

    wifie is like "watcha gonna do with those? Slice onions?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by PierreRodrigue View Post
    I bought the movie sword from Lord of the Rings, and a 2000 layer, clay tempered katana.

    wifie is like "watcha gonna do with those? Slice onions?"
    Pictures please.

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    A year ago I found myself owning sixtysomething camera lenses, I may have been a bit compulsive there... Down to 20 now. But I am really hard to myself these days, just buying wood and cook books, not much else. And done with wood also. I think. For now.

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    Problem is, I don't find myself buying just one type of thing I don't need. I keep a list of items I need, but consistantly buy stuff I don't need. I have probably $3K worth of woodworking equipment (power tools and hand tools) I have never touched because I never started handles. Also have $400 worth of nice burl wood for handles sitting in my spare room. Don't get me started on coffee stuff, watches, and scuba gear. Sheesh.
    Jason

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