Reducing ones daily habit spending could help to get more gear :-)

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  1. Jazzandmore

    Jazzandmore Gold Supporting Member

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    Obviously most of us have limited funds after we take care of necessities. But some of those funds dribble out a little at a time, without really being noticed, and reducing our gear buying potential :confused:

    Daily spending examples:
    Coffee/Starbucks
    Energy drinks
    Breakfast fast food
    Lunch (not made at home)
    Snacks/junk food
    Cigarettes

    Weekly spending examples: bar/club

    Sure it may just be $1-5 per day for the daily spending, but that's $365-1825 a year. And hitting the bar/club weekly certainly isn't cheap.

    So many times threads focus on gear cost. But compared to money spent on daily habits, maybe that new pedal, those pickups you've been wanting, or those cables you are curious about really aren't such a big expense. And gear you really like brings joy for years to come.

    People should enjoy what they want to of course, but I think people often don't realize how much is spent on those daily habits and how quickly it adds up. And none of those things lasts more than a few hours. That money could be getting you some great gear instead!

    That's just my philosophy of course ;)
     
  2. bobbyatomic

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    I just eat my old gear.
     
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    Marris Otter Member

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    Ooooh, look at Mr. Fancy man eating out of a big fancy dumpster. Too good to chase your own food through the sewers like the rest of us?
     
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    Marris Otter Member

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    Fine, you, your sweet dumpster breath, and your damned boutique gear win this time. If you need me I'll be skulking down in the sewer with my Line 6 combo. But I'll have you know, it sounds as good as any Dumble amp.
     
  5. 0018g

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    Last year, my ticker went to hell and I had to modify everything I did as far as eating.

    After I got back to work, I bought a 4003S bass, some nice pedals, some other gear-amazing how much money I had after I quit buying crap and shoving it down my gaping maw. As a bonus I lost 70 lbs. Thankfully, I had good insurance so I didn't get crucified on the medical bills.
     
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  6. Jazzandmore

    Jazzandmore Gold Supporting Member

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    Well I got no wife, no kids, drive a beater, and eat oatmeal everyday....have a Dimble though...or is it a Bumble?
     
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  7. Jazzandmore

    Jazzandmore Gold Supporting Member

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    Most important thing is you made some changes that made your health better, that is great! And as a bonus you can have some things you enjoy, and hopefully have healthy days ahead to enjoy playing it. :)
     

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