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Chambers
Posted - 09 January 2017 19:16
A guitar in America. The music shop asked me what amount I would like on the card receipt, knowing I was bringing it back here. The rest in cash obviously.
King Canute the Great
Posted - 09 January 2017 19:42
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I bought a year's supply of Venapro for my wife and me. I had it imported from Australia and the shipping and import duty alone was over 13,000 pounds sterling. I also had to refurbish and insulate the garden shed (as well as to hook it up to the cebtral heating) so that I could store it and preserve it in accordance with the prescribed conditions.
Siegfreid
Posted - 09 January 2017 19:48
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I spent a lot on an engagement ring

That was the most hmongen thing I have ever done, tho I don't regret it. A plumber's O ring would have done the job just as well.
Chambers
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:13
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Actually that (maybe somewhat dubious) guitar receipt helped in two ways. Firstly import duty. They had a sale on guv, the Heathrow people didn't really have a clue.

Secondly I avoided a WTF incicident from the Missus.

She found out eventually, hence my current blanket ban on buying any more.
Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:27
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In terms of absolute cost, or wastefulness? Former: law school; latter: I bought a packet of tissue once when I could have just nicked some napkins from Starbucks.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:38
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Apart from homes and cars? Probably a holiday or the wedding. Siggy it helps with eng ring woe if you recall how much woolfie spent on his
FondantFancies
Posted - 09 January 2017 20:47
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A watch as Mr FF's wedding present.

On myself probably a handbag, so not massively extravagant.
rogermellie
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:04
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Watches
Holidays
Flights
SumoKing
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:05
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Emily Blunt's silence
The Darce
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:09
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Probably tom ford cologne
minkie
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:12
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Made to measure long shearling coat
Elphi
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:13
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Yacht
Keef_
Posted - 09 January 2017 21:43
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Art probably. I remember spaffing £50k on a painting I thought Mrs K would like as an anniversary present.

Tbf she still pretends to like it.
GHF
Posted - 10 January 2017 07:14
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My horse. And he continues to be an extravagance.
Siegfreid
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:05
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Tell me about Woolfie, Wanger. If our car dies I may rue that ring

Anna, still not closed the deal with the recipient.
strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:07
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The THIRD cheapest bottle of wine on the list.

I was foolish and trying to impress someone.
Siegfreid
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:07
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extension to what, student?
Siegfreid
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:08
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polished copper looks better than gold or that stainless steel they pass off as platinum
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:35
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I bought a "coffee" at Starbucks once.

I know, I know. I was young and foolish and flush with cash. Look, say what you like, you can't condemn me more than I condemn myself.
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:43
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Buzz: Strutter has never been to a Starbucks - they're too edgy for him.

Much as I regret my lapse in going to one once, at least I'll be able to tell my grandchildren that I've lived a little.
strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 08:53
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He's right you know - assuming that 'edgy' means an affront to every parsimonious bone in my body
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:01
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You've had a parsimonious bone in your body?

My God, you little trollop you. I hope he was at least High Church.
strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:10
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Well obviously.

I may be an atheist but by god I'm a high church Anglican atheist
Fosco
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:15
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This has made me realise that I am actually not very extravagant at all \ /

I just buy things that, while not obscenely expensive, most would consider fvcking retarded. Like embroidered velvet slippers.
Thos. Pink
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:21
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A pushbike. Mrs Pink thinks it cost significantly less than it did. Then again, I have really really enjoyed it and done thousands of miles on it, so perhaps not too extravagant,
☠ Rufus Youngblood
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:26
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I was about to say my watch - but then, I guess, on the basis that we're excluding essentials such as houses and cars, I guess watches don't count?

In rational terms - probably the frequent flyer cards in my wallet - or rather, the travel which has earned them.
☠ Rufus Youngblood
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:28
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Although tbf my gak and high class hooker habit has been expensive to acquire and maintain.
Brother Mouzone
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:41
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Probably a Rolex, bought the year I got my largest ever bonus while in PP. Wasn’t one of the most spenny ones, but still expensive and still extravagant. It doesn’t even keep particularly good time, but it still looks lovely and they’re said to hold their value well. I’m not by my nature extravagant or into expensive things so that one stands out.
Fosco
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:53
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Buy a decent vintage Rolex and you can sell it at any time at no loss or even a small profit if you acquire a desirable model.

It's basically free.
aviator
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:58
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This summer's holiday in Africa for six of us.
Sigh of the Oppressed
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:58
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strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 09:10
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Well obviously.

I may be an atheist but by god I'm a high church Anglican atheist

In an ever-changing world, the one certainty I've always been able to cling to is that you are a sound chap.

You've proved it yet again.

Did the two of you have tea at Fortnum's afterwards?
Testarossa
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:02
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His watch
Montagueh
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:11
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Most expensive - wedding, engagement ring, honeymoon, in that order...

Most extravagant - nothing much on myself and, until recently, when we had a ridiculously extravagant hotel stay, probably handbags for Lady ...

Actually, in terms of the implications, the most extravagant (yet misleadingly inexpensive) purchase has to be my marriage licence...
Siegfreid
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:14
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Brendan Behan "sex for free is far more expensive than sex that you pay for."
Montagueh
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:15
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What is this sex of which you write...?
strutter
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:37
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Proper high church Anglican SotO - we got quite drunk on Fino in a nice little Spanish place round the back of the Abbey
Parsnip
Posted - 10 January 2017 10:38
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treasure chest in mahiki is up there - and totes not worth it
not in terms of cost
but in terms of pointlessness
danobo
Posted - 16 January 2017 21:56
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Managed to spend £13.5k on two guitars last year, within 4 months of each other. But I'm figuring it's not that extravagant as I love guitars and they're worth nearly double that. The insurance is a bugger though. Other than that (and audio gear related purchases generally) my financial restraint borders on their weirdly an*l. Not a Starbucks in sight.
Fosco
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:21
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Fosco
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:23
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Hugey you are just too much.

Nice tactalneck tho.
Misshoolie
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:30
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Fosco that's not hugey.

Matty I saw a bazza in that jacket last week
Misshoolie
Posted - 16 January 2017 22:35
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heh!
Briefs
Posted - 17 January 2017 01:41
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Over time it's probably my insistence on only flying Singapore Airlines for trips home.
Mufcsan
Posted - 17 January 2017 02:04
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Apart from hotels, my handbags
Cat on a hot tin ceiling
Posted - 17 January 2017 04:27
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Suite in the George V on our honeymoon. We had an ace time tho...
Fosco
Posted - 17 January 2017 06:54
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Jesus wept where do you find this fvcking stuff?

Do you just get it all in TK Maxx and then find the equivalent page on the original manufacturer's website?
HelmutK
Posted - 17 January 2017 07:37
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What itw said. Wonder if we bought the same jacket. Mine serves its purpose those, I feel like a million bucks ever time I put it on.

Watches don't count.
Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 07:52
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28 grand on a Porsche 997 convertible. TCO (inc. deprectiation) over 18mths was about six grand per year tho, which isn't that extravagant and was well worth it, though on balance the Boxster is probably a better car.
Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 07:54
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Also a pair of super shiny finished oxblood double monk shoes that I will wear three times a year and cost GBP400
Monkeygirkl
Posted - 17 January 2017 07:57
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Holidays staying in 5 star hotels.

*flicks hair* Coz I'm worth it
strutter
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:01
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'Amazing'

uh huh
Fosco
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:15
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As much I would like to dwell on Matty's failings all day, can be please now turn to Laz's post at 07:54.

Laz spent 400 of his well earned pounds on some a.) binder leather b.) oxblood c.) double monk strap shoes.

Where on earth did you get them? The only place I can imagine selling such tat would be Church's Hong Kong shop.
Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:25
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Russell & Bromley. Oxblood shoes are great, I have burgundy oxfords that I wear with my navy suits all the time. Monk strap shoes are also good. The combination of the two with a mega shiny finish is however quite niche - it looks the bollocks with crisp grey trousers and a somewhat dandyish jacket, but it is not something one could pull off more than, say, three times a year. They were actually closer to GBP300.
Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:30
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Tricky, you should have been a balla like Catto and gone for a pub in Gillingham:

http://www.kinggeorgevpub.co.uk/
Fosco
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:31
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I'm just projecting my own shame onto you tbf m7.

I am the happy owner of some similarly heinous tassel loafers in shell cordovan from Alden.

Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:34
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Heh those are truly bogus!
Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:36
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These are they

Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:38
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I quite like those Loake Chelseas matty posted
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:38
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I reqally like those, Laz.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:39
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I once bought a pair of loubies on the basis that Clubbers gave them the seal of approval on RoF and he is a man of taste.
KeithCurle
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:40
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Voted Brexit in the knowledge it would cost me loads of money because I don't like the look of the foreign chap down the street from me.
Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:41
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I've got a pair of these, too, straight out of the era of swing but they cost of GBP25 on Amazon. I've worn them once but I'm going to crack them out next time I go black tie.

Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:42
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Thanks Judez
Siegfreid
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:46
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You are chaps talking about shoes on the thread for extravagant purchases

You might all want to think about that
Many Dark Actors
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:48
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I love shoes. I've got twice as many pairs as my wife has. I've got most colours of Adidas Gazelles that get made, several pairs of Tigers, and loads of smart shoes in all colours and styles browns, black, oxblood, even one dark blue pair, brogues, oxfords, wholecuts, chelseas.
sporting_zucchini
Posted - 17 January 2017 09:51
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Has to be marriage.

The analogy is Russian Roulette, except that the loaded chamber is the humungously extravagant divorce bill. Yet you can never know until too late when the trigger will be pulled.