I don't think we need to go hog wild. Consumables, as well as some items like tools are nice with warranties. Everything else is way cheaper used... I've bought some tools, and two CDs new this year. Everything else has been used.
Originally Posted by FormulaTwo
I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
I already do that to a fault, but not to an obsession. I buy very few new things if there's a way to make the old one work. Failing that, I try to get things used. I repair and nurse things along well beyond anyone I know. I also pass things onto others that are still servicible but no longer of interest to me.
I didn't think of joining a group just to keep on doing that, but I'm glad there are more venues out there for trading things among like minded skin flints.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
I got my big screen tv out of a dumpster, brought it home and the power supply was broken , so I put it in storage.
About a month later I found another similar model with a blown out tuner section, so i swapped parts.
Now I have a free big tv that works perfectly.
PS , and now I have a dumpster pc (that just needed a hard drive) that I now use for a server.
Lots of office buildings throwing out perfectly good computers. It makes me angry, especially since often times, the dumpsters are padlocked to keep people from digging the contents out and saving them from the landfill!