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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2018, 08:58:30 AM »
Have I missed anything?

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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2018, 09:47:06 AM »
Holy shit, where did you come from?  Haven't heard from you in ages!  How are you?

And sure, go ahead and blame me.  What's she gonna do to me?  ;)

I agree with your assessment of kids.  Which is why you have to try so hard to be a responsible adult around then because they're much more likely to copy your bad habits than your good ones!

Living the dream, of course! How about you?

I'm a walking bad habit. I fear for their futures.

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Living 'a' dream... not sure about 'the' dream.  My dream has scary shit in it sometimes.  lol

Micah's list is pretty conclusive as for what you missed.

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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2018, 11:42:43 AM »
Still no flying cars.
Robin Williams committed suicide.
Donald Trump is the US President.
They keep making Jurassic Park movies.

I can't decide which one of those pisses me off the most.

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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2018, 03:24:02 PM »
Still no flying cars.
Robin Williams committed suicide.
Donald Trump is the US President.
They keep making Jurassic Park movies.

I can't decide which one of those pisses me off the most.

Donald Trump is the US President.

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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2018, 04:48:38 PM »
Still no flying cars.
Robin Williams committed suicide.
Donald Trump is the US President.
They keep making Jurassic Park movies.

I can't decide which one of those pisses me off the most.

Donald Trump is the US President.
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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2018, 05:28:29 PM »
No way. Never gonna happen.

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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2018, 01:16:19 AM »
Still no flying cars.
Robin Williams committed suicide.
Donald Trump is the US President.
They keep making Jurassic Park movies.

I can't decide which one of those pisses me off the most.

Donald Trump is the US President.
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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2018, 08:05:40 PM »
One of my tips: purchase quality things.

When I was younger, I purchased whatever I could get the best deal on and what looked half way decent. For a while I would not spend more than say $50 on a pair of shoes. They got so cheap at Costco and other stores that I figured I can just get a new pair every few months. That changed a few years ago. I now have fewer shoes, but they are all of high quality (hand made in the USA). Except for my crocs, I have no idea where does are made :p

but back to the point: high quality stuff. When I was a kid my dad would always say that folks like us can't afford cheap things. Now, it is easier then ever to fall into this trap of buying cheaply made things, having them last a few months, and then just buy again and again. What's another $15, right? The walmarts of the world have made this easy and convenient - part of the reason we live in a throw away society.

Well made stuff can last for years - maybe even outlive you! Back to the shoes example: two years ago I purchased Danner Hunting shoes. Made in USA - they were quite a bit of money - but hey, my foot is always dry, super warm, and I know they will last and it is most likely the last pair I will ever buy.

Well made stuff breaks too, sometimes, but often the vendor stands by their product. I got some hand made oxfords from Walk About shoes - hand made in the USA - a few months after the leather in one spot separated at the seem - I contacted the vendor and they gave me an option of sending the shoes in for repair, or a full refund and I get to keep the shoes.

My wife got me a pair of high end binoculars a few years ago made by Vortex. Last hunting season I lost the lens caps, called Vortex and guess what, they sent me replacement covers free of charge. Their lifetime warranty covers such things. It even covers accidental damage, without having to purchased anything extra.

One last example - this fishing trip I broke a very expensive rod made by 13fishing - it wasn't exactly a manufacturer defect that broke it, but more my inexperience. I contacted them and without any questions they replaced it for the cost of shipping.

There are several reasons to buy quality things - they last longer, they are well made, and these manufacturer's typically stand behind their product. You should still learn to maintain whatever you buy - whether these are shoes, rods, or guns. Good maintenance on anything will prolong its lifetime - but I guess that's another tip.

Instead of buying things at a whim, I now take my time to research and if need be, I rather save up for a few months to buy something good.

I have a ton of crap in the garage that I purchased a long time ago because it was cheap that I hate using because it either never worked the way I wanted or broke pretty quickly. Cheap things get expensive over time. Save up, and buy good stuff. And there is nothing wrong with still looking for deals - I do that all the time. If I have something picked out that I don't need right away I wait until there is a deal. This same mentality often makes me buy gifts waaaaay in advance.

This post turned into something much longer than I anticipated - I hope it made sense.
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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2018, 08:59:52 AM »
the above is especially important when purchasing any kind of tools.
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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2018, 09:56:21 AM »
I could not agree more Jake.  My dad had a similar philosophy.  Buy stuff at a higher quality and you spend less over time.  Always think of the end game.

Also, to one of your other points about warranty - don't forget that most credit cards offer extended warranties on many things.  Often 1-2 years beyond the standard warranty.  It's a little known fact that they offer but don't advertise.

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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2018, 06:06:06 AM »
I have pushed the same agenda for years.

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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2018, 08:12:31 AM »
Disagree about quality things when it comes to Sunglasses you plan to use for outside activities. Losing $40 REI Peppers is easier to deal with than a $200 pair of Kaenons.
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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2018, 09:36:00 AM »
I tend to agree about sunglasses.  I drop mine all the time and scratch them constantly.  I am glad I don't have to wear glasses (yet) because they'd likely be a mess.

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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2018, 10:12:05 PM »
I guess I agree on sunglasses as well. I had an expensive pair of oakleys at one point and they lasted me about the same time a $20 pair does. And it is mainly because of the way I treat them.
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Re: ESink Tips Megathread
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2018, 10:47:34 PM »
I guess that means I win the thread
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