Weird Rich

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  1. eric/ Guest

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    What is something weird you would spend money on if you were instantly rich tomorrow?

    For me, it would be an actual swimming coach. Having never swam competitively or anything, I have poor form that I'm currently working on. It would be really great to have somebody who knows what they are doing and could really help me out.
     
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    I would spend about £20000 on a kees van der westen espresso machine and a stupidly expensive coffee grinder. Thats pretty weird for most people.
     
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    Weird? Don't know if it'd qualify as weird. But it'd be an eye surgery to correct my farsightedness. But if it comes down to it, export Starbucks and Pinkberry franchises to Honduras.
     
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    Sounds quite sensible to me really.
     
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    Never had swimming lessons growing up? haha jk
     
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    I don't think hiring a swimming coach would be weird.
     
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    No :(

    I just stared USMS and it sucks getting blown out of the water. :eek:

    It's probably not the weirdest thing in the world, but I can't recall anybody I have met telling me that's something they would spend their money on.
     
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    I would likely do the boring things of paying off my own and my immediate families debt/mortgages. I might buy a few expensive random things for fun, but I dunno. I'm pretty content.
     
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    I would buy property in the Rocky Mountains, somewhere. Build a smallish, self sufficient house, with an observatory. I would buy the best visual wavelength reflector telescope that I could feasibly own as a private individual, and gaze into the heavens.

    Probably buy a maxxed out 27" iMac to go along with it, too. :p


    Wow, awesome thread. Thanks for the escape!
     
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    A few head of sheep, goats, cows, and a small vineyard. I'd love to be a hobbyist cheesemonger and viniculturist.

    Is that weird?

    Of course I would have to be able to support myself entirely on my sudden wealth.
     
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    I'm guessing a new Lamborghini Aventador isn't weird, at least not for the purposes of this thread.
     
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    I'd set up a ministry/foundation office in a mountain town with good broadband, fresh with new Macs and Av Equipment ...oh and a fireplace. Always wanted an office with a fireplace.

    Then I'd give the rest away.
     
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    2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP740-4 :)
     
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    A Falcon 7x. Had the chance to be on one flying across the world. Its nearly silent in flight and no air pressure. Its only $60 million and $4 million up keep per year.
     

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    You still have to find a pilot and co-pilot; otherwise, I love this idea.
     
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    Thats included in the $4 million. :p
     
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    Oh! Gas as well?! Cause this sounds like a great idea. No more TSA dealings! No more draconian/medieval baggage fees.... 1st Class all around.
     
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    I would buy Schloss island and build a log mansion with the native tress ... google it ... this island is in the most awesome spot. :D
     

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    Not weird...
     
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    Its about $1800/hr for fuel. Landing fee between $5000-$10000. Hanger fee is included in the $4.

    Customs depends on airport. Most cities have private terminals and they come in the plane to check. Its a quick 2 minutes depending on where you came from. One time they didn't even bother and we just took off with the car waiting beside the plane. How I wish to be a billionaire, taking commercial sucks big time now.
     
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    Private customs I don't mind. $5k per landing? Uhm, well... cant be helped... gotta land somewhere.
     

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