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How Do You finance This hobby?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jorge, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Jorge

    Jorge Active Member

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    By being such a good "provider" to The Family that they allow you to "waste" family money? Or You are The Boss in your family? No and No in my case :(
    A year or two ago I found another way: sell something and use PayPal funds to buy more toys! Selling part is painful!!!!!!!!!!!! But since The Boss does not know the difference, its soooo much fun!
    Try it! :)
     
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    image.jpg This is me, listening to some techno-garbage (Apoptygma Berserk, once recorded from Wadia onto cassette on Nak LX-3 it sounds almost human!) plus Goose Island IPA adds extra appreciation of the recycled poop... My Day Off is Good!!!
    Anyone plays Mum's "Yesterday Was Dramatic. Today is OK"? Must-have if you dig Sigur Ross, KS, PF, SW, KC, KS, David Sylvian, Gong, Magma,.. and all those other crazies out there:)
    My recent discovery is ECM label, but you have to have hi-end to play it. N-P Molvaer's "Khmer" will take you out there if you already listen to Miles...
     
  3. Boodokhan

    Boodokhan Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    Well, think about it: when it comes to finances these vintage electronics are still considered a cheap hobby. What is the most expensive item that we can buy (routinely)? Maybe a boxes TPS-L2? maybe a M90? Some of us get items from flea market for few dollars.
    Have you thought about a different scenario of what if we were collecting watches or vintage cars ? Imagine instead of paying for a walkman you decide to pay for a "A Lange & Sohne" or a "Rolex Daytona" :banghead:.
     
  4. T-ster

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    Yup, if you think about it like that its a cheap hobby!
     
  5. Longman

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    I think for many of us it is more a case of "How do you find room for this hobby ?".
    Of course things like Walkmans take up far less room than cars, but more room than watches.

    I admire you guys with your fancy Hi-Fis all stacked on dedicated stands. My current project is
    restoring a Sony Front Loading Turntable as I think I can sneak it onto the bookshelf under my Stereo
    without taking up much room.

    90% of my Boomboxes, Keyboards etc is stacked up in the loft (attic). There isn't much room left there now.

    A friend and fellow Radio Amateur said he had an agreement with his wife that he could buy anything he liked
    "Providing it was smaller than the item it was replacing"

    I don't if that was how he managed to change his Land Rover Discovery to a brand new Land Rover Defender .

    Finally I just remembered a great tagline on one of the repair forums

    "I hope that when I die my Wife doesn't sell my collection for what I said I paid for it".
     
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  6. Northerner

    Northerner Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    Yeh it's a relatively cheap hobby compared to many I reckon. Still spend a fair amount on boxes and other retro stuff. I fund it out of salary and eBay selling of vintage stuff I pick up cheap
     
  7. Jorge

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    Good call! My tip is not that much about financing, once hobby becomes self-sustainable it is not much of a hobby any more... it is my way of keeping myself in check, otherwise I tend to buy everything and then pay the price

    Plastic modeling hobby is even cheaper, but takes too much space no matter how thorough I am trying to be (one model in a year is my speed, and they still pile up!!)
     
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    I found all of my boxes and other retro tech a for very low price, so there was nothing to "finance" :wink:
     

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