03-04-2017, 11:49 PM
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I to keep track but don't pay attention. I do know that if I decide to sell everything I could get most of my money back. That's how I justify it. Lol.

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 03-05-2017, 04:50 AM
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(02-27-2017, 06:14 AM)hillbillyreverend Wrote: I do have an excel sheet where I have recorded ALL costs related to this hobby since I first started almost 3 years ago.

As I am not a collector and a true minimalist at heart, it helped me keep a realistic overview of my investment and keep track of costs when trying to sell something.

However this isnt the only time I do this. I also have excel sheets related to my car and motorcycle. Basically anything with an ongoing investment over the amount I would actively carry in my wallet.


Dear reverend, would you offend anyone (or yourself) if you tell us how much? I will perfectly understand if you wont say. :-)


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 03-05-2017, 05:00 AM
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I started out trying to save every penny. About two weeks into it i realize that i was hooked for life and started to see the prices from a different perspective. Since then i dont keep count. I just think that in one way or another i will always shave, so i invest in gear that i think that i will keep for one reason or another. I dont buy, test, sell at all.


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 03-17-2017, 08:52 AM
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I did once and probably I don't do again.

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 03-17-2017, 10:27 AM
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(03-05-2017, 04:50 AM)carlospppena Wrote: Dear reverend, would you offend anyone (or yourself) if you tell us how much? I will perfectly understand if you wont say. :-)


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At last check over 11,000 usd stuff bought.  My investment now is reduced to less than 3000 including stuff consumed or given away.  Actual hardware value is about 2000 and pending to sell a few higher dollar razors to bring that down by a quarter or more.   
Now I have reached a point that is just difficult to decide what to let go of as my brush collection is small and the largest value of my hardware consists now of only less than 10 x de, 6 x se and 5 x SR. 
The journey will continue.

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 03-17-2017, 04:58 PM
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(03-17-2017, 10:27 AM)hillbillyreverend Wrote:
(03-05-2017, 04:50 AM)carlospppena Wrote: Dear reverend, would you offend anyone (or yourself) if you tell us how much? I will perfectly understand if you wont say. :-)


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At last check over 11,000 usd stuff bought.  My investment now is reduced to less than 3000 including stuff consumed or given away.  Actual hardware value is about 2000 and pending to sell a few higher dollar razors to bring that down by a quarter or more.   
Now I have reached a point that is just difficult to decide what to let go of as my brush collection is small and the largest value of my hardware consists now of only less than 10 x de, 6 x se and 5 x SR. 
The journey will continue.


Dear Reverend;

I thank you for your response. Believe me when i tell you that it is a lot of help for me, to keep this marvelous hobby under control. I mean, its 10 DEs, 2 SEs, and 10 straights. 4 badgers, 4 synths. And right now i am pretty sure that i will stay right there. Well, not before i get just a little software that i long for.

Knowing how you handled it give me perspective, and some peace!

Thanx tons,

Pepe Peña


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 03-17-2017, 05:13 PM
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I have a mental tally of everything. Just have a way with remembering numbers and figures. I wouldn't dare leave a paper trail for my wife to find lol

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 03-24-2017, 11:50 AM
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(12-26-2016, 01:03 PM)aerolord Wrote: Had some free time, I went to consolidate how much I have spent in total for both my software and hardware...

One of the worst thing I've chose to do this year...

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NO!  It is better left unknown!

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 03-26-2017, 03:25 PM
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I bought a pair of speakers and a watch that costs ten times what my shaving gear cost me.

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 03-26-2017, 03:27 PM
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(03-26-2017, 03:25 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: I bought a pair of speakers and a watch that costs ten times what my shaving gear cost me.


Yea. Compared to auto racing; sailboats regattas; casino gambling and art collecting, our hobby is not bad at all. Jeje.


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 03-27-2017, 11:11 AM
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(03-26-2017, 03:27 PM)carlospppena Wrote: Yea. Compared to auto racing; sailboats regattas; casino gambling and art collecting, our hobby is not bad at all. Jeje.


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Or farming.  You can make a small fortune in farming......

you just have to start with a large one

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 03-27-2017, 02:51 PM
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(12-26-2016, 01:03 PM)aerolord Wrote: Had some free time, I went to consolidate how much I have spent in total for both my software and hardware...

One of the worst thing I've chose to do this year...

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like I got no better thing to do, check on how much I spend and then cry my self a river?

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 03-27-2017, 03:26 PM
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(03-26-2017, 03:25 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: I bought a pair of speakers and a watch that costs ten times what my shaving gear cost me.


What speakers did you get?


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 03-28-2017, 02:31 PM
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I bought a pair of Salk sound v3 in makore veneer.

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 03-28-2017, 03:23 PM
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(03-28-2017, 02:31 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: I bought a pair of Salk sound v3 in makore veneer.


Look them up... WOOOWWW! Enjoy!!!!

I grew up in a recording studio, so for me its a pair of Yamaha HS-8. :-/


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 04-09-2017, 08:54 AM
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(03-26-2017, 03:27 PM)carlospppena Wrote:
(03-26-2017, 03:25 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: I bought a pair of speakers and a watch that costs ten times what my shaving gear cost me.


Yea. Compared to auto racing; sailboats regattas; casino gambling and art collecting, our hobby is not bad at all. Jeje.


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Hey!

We stopped playing golf, remember ?
Anyway. I'm with the guys that will not count.

Angel

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 04-09-2017, 12:52 PM
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When I started in this hobby 3.5 years ago, I did keep a spreadsheet, but the task quickly became too time consuming. Kinda why I created the "What HAVEN'T You Tried?" thread.

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 04-09-2017, 04:03 PM
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If you found the task of keeping a spreadsheet too time consuming, you are probably spending more time buying than you are shaving, LOL.

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 04-14-2017, 09:09 AM
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(04-09-2017, 08:54 AM)Vocalsman Wrote:
(03-26-2017, 03:27 PM)carlospppena Wrote:
(03-26-2017, 03:25 PM)bkatbamna Wrote: I bought a pair of speakers and a watch that costs ten times what my shaving gear cost me.


Yea. Compared to auto racing; sailboats regattas; casino gambling and art collecting, our hobby is not bad at all. Jeje.


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Hey!

We stopped playing golf, remember ?
Anyway. I'm with the guys that will not count.

Angel

well I used to track my car,  casino gambled, played golf and collected very fancy boots and knives.  yeah shaving is cheaper.  although one brush I could do 2 tracks days if I tried.  spreadsheets require bandwidth and I have little to spare

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 04-14-2017, 09:28 AM
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(12-26-2016, 01:03 PM)aerolord Wrote: Had some free time, I went to consolidate how much I have spent in total for both my software and hardware...

Quare:  Were I to follow your lead — and even though I have the original price (applied by the retail shop) that I paid for an item that I purchased new:
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— what are the rules that govern adjustment for inflation when the item no longer is being manufactured?

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