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Ridiculous extravagances

My partner and I just bought a truffle from our mate who owns a truffle farm. $50 for a tiny bit of food.

What have your extravagantly ridiculous purchases been of late?

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500€ order of essential oils.

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I haven’t really bought anything that extravagant recently. And I generally don’t.
Closest I have come to anything extravagant was buying a $180 “renewed” phone when I probably could have just kept my crappy old $60 phone with the bad camera and speaker.

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Hmm. . .

I Haven’t Read The Word, ‘Extravagant’, In A Really Long Time.

Probably In A Philosophical Text By Timothy Leary.

‘Thou Shalt Not Purchase Anything EXTRAVAGANT Unless It’s Marijuana, A Ritz Cracker, And Cheese’.

Strange Guy I Admit.

And He’s Probably Not Even A Philosopher.

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That sounds like a sensible purchase to me. Perhaps I need some tips from you on conserving money. I’m currently on income protection insurance of 75% of my former salary of 100k, so I’m still spending like I have money. Stupid really and this black truffle had better be amazing!!!

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I purchased today yet another pair of shoes when I already have far too many and never wear most of them. I justified the purchase by them being less than half price, but again I will probably never wear them.

I have never tried Truffle but hope to someday.

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It’s strange the way the idea of a bargain is justification for superfluous purchases. I’m doing it constantly and I have cupboards full of ‘stuff’.

Truffles are pretty amazing even though it is completely over the top. I make mine last by infusing eggs and butter but it is still very far from a bargain.

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Hmm. . .

Why Not A Vintage Shirt Instead?.

Like Some Cool Indie Band Shirt?.

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I bought a house a year ago. But i need somewhere to live.

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That’s a pretty hefty purchase but still practical. I whittle away my money on silly little things while still renting. Kinda dumb

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Funny @Slystic , I am 55 years old, band shirts are not a good look on me.

I love 70’s fashion but am a little too fat for it just now.

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Hmm. . .

Dresses With Flowers Sounds Nifty!.

Endless Gardens Of Hopeful Billie Eilish Sunshine Flowers.

That Get Very Sad After She Turns Into A Vicious Spider.

Be More Hippie Chick BILLIE (!!!).

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An expensive pair of headphones. I don’t want to say how much they cost. :grimacing:

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Headphones are one of the best investment a schizo can make. That combined with music streaming.

I have a pair of Bose earbuds. You wouldn’t believe how good a pair of earbuds can sound…. They’re usually like $179, but I got mine for free.

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Now and then I have gone on spending sprees on Etsy moreso when the lockdowns were in place here. I made a habit of that, but now I have most of what i need. I have too many books. My recent purchase was a $600 purple galaxy laptop to replace the rose gold galaxy laptop I broke by trying to mess with the bios and firmwear I sold the broken laptop on ebay and got $200 and then with the money I won at the casino I bought a new laptop.

Im about to get a refund check from college I didn’t know I had it was sent to an old bank account. Spent hours trying to prove i was who I said I was and finally resorted to twitter. Twitter never fails because u can PM them and its public–so I tagged them and finally the account was closed and the balance is being sent to me by mail. Never underestimate the power of social media!

Its funny, when I was dealing with wells fargo trying to screw me out of the class action lawsuit I just started posting on youtube and twitter until I annoyed them so much they sent me a refund for the ID compromise and the credit card things…I wasn’t doing it to be annoying I was really upset. But I cant afford a lawyer. Twitter is the best resource to direct communication and to make a point. although Im bad at twitter, working on it.

I would love to buy a playstation or something. I love this laptop. Im thinking of getting some headphones…but right now I need to save all that I can long-term for the future.

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I don’t spend a lot on ridiculous stuff,

However,

I am about to get a $400 cut and color from a fancy salon.

Never spend that kind of money, ever.

We call spending money like that “fliff” in my family.

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“Fliff” is when you buy something at an insanely high price or spend like you’ve got more money than you do.

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A 1600$ video card, a 520$ monitor. I do use them but not much.

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Woah that’s a lot. I always feel guilty because my hairdresser charges $85 for a cut, but I’ve never dared to get a colour so my mousy locks remain. I find going to the hairdresser quite relaxing, so hope you get that out of the experience. Ps. I’m totally going to steal fliff!

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Fliff is a great word.

If you want to know it’s origins and feel like wasting five minutes here’s where the saying came from:

It’s got to be my favorite comic.

Everyone here has seen it a million times, but you’re kind of new so here it is!

Fliff Night!!

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Also 500$ of 40mg vape juice bcz the government are limiting nicotine to 20mg in a few days.

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