If you could justify the expense...

what would you buy?

I would outfit a very nice man cave, with cherry wood accents, fireplace, wall to wall bookshelves (so I would finally have a place for all my books :-), theater, sitting area with leather furniture and a very nice wet bar. Oh yeah, and a walk-in humidor with some good stogies, of course!
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  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    Well how do you determine "justifying the expense"? As in, money is no object? If that's the case, then there's many a thing I would buy.

    1961 Ferrari 250gt California Spyder
    Bentley Arnage Final Series
    Penthouse apartment in San Francisco (found one I really liked recently for only $1mil)
    And probably build one or two of the homes I've designed over the years.

    At least one of which would be outfitted with a man-cave exactly in line with what you already specified ;-)
    ¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

    ¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨
  • lilwing88lilwing88 ChitownPosts: 2,812 ✭✭✭
    BStayer:
    what would you buy?

    I would outfit a very nice man cave, with cherry wood accents, fireplace, wall to wall bookshelves (so I would finally have a place for all my books :-), theater, sitting area with leather furniture and a very nice wet bar. Oh yeah, and a walk-in humidor with some good stogies, of course!
    If I could justify the expense I'd also go with a wet-bar. Something with nice dark wood and clear glass display shelves. A walk-in humidor may be a bit over-the-top for me. Probably a lot of work to maintain. But definitely a nice glass case to hold a couple hundred stogies. Mounted flat screen with at least four leather recliners and a separate smoking lounge. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh to dream......
    Guns don't kill people, Daddies with pretty daughters do…..
  • I'd buy like 100 squares miles of land and hunt off it.

    Yeah, that'd be the life.
  • denniskingdennisking Posts: 3,703 ✭✭✭
    2003 M5, 1991 M3 EVO 2.5rs, 1997 Skyline GTR specV and a ton of others ( i'm a car guy, don't make me narrow this down, it's like choosing a favorite child) all displayed in my 5,000sqft garage/man cave with 20ft exposed beam tongue and groove ceilings, hardwood and stamped and dyed concrete floors, a ceiling height river rock fireplace the is in the middle of the room with seating all around it acting as a bar with a large myrtlewood mantle above. There would be leather chairs with footstools, leather couches, and bookcases with old books. the temp and humidity would be all controlled and there would be a duct system like in a casino to evacuate all the smoke and odor. It would have a covered deck attached with powered windows for inclimate weather. of course there would be a large cabinet humidor
    I haven't thought about this much
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    The best education imaginable for my daughter.
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    clearlysuspect:
    The best education imaginable for my daughter.
    Now that is a solid idea....and thoroughly makes the rest of us look like ****! lol

    Only thing is, that's a pretty "justifiable" expense in any circumstance.
    ¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

    ¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    Hays:
    clearlysuspect:
    The best education imaginable for my daughter.
    Now that is a solid idea....and thoroughly makes the rest of us look like ****! lol

    Only thing is, that's a pretty "justifiable" expense in any circumstance.
    No, I'm talking seriously the best "Imaginable" education! When we're talking about world history, we don't just talk about the world, we get up and go! We don't just talk about science, we engulf ourselves in it. We don't just take a foreign language for 3 years, we live in Florence for 3 years!
  • Garen BGaren B Posts: 977
    clearlysuspect:
    Hays:
    clearlysuspect:
    The best education imaginable for my daughter.
    Now that is a solid idea....and thoroughly makes the rest of us look like ****! lol

    Only thing is, that's a pretty "justifiable" expense in any circumstance.
    No, I'm talking seriously the best "Imaginable" education! When we're talking about world history, we don't just talk about the world, we get up and go! We don't just talk about science, we engulf ourselves in it. We don't just take a foreign language for 3 years, we live in Florence for 3 years!
    Anyone else feel like they just jumped on the Magic School Bus with Suspect at the wheel in a Willy Wonka outfit?

    That'd actually be a pretty cool trip to take your family on suspect. Can't beat actually touching a castle wall instead of reading about it in a book.
  • Garen B:
    clearlysuspect:
    Hays:
    clearlysuspect:
    The best education imaginable for my daughter.
    Now that is a solid idea....and thoroughly makes the rest of us look like ****! lol

    Only thing is, that's a pretty "justifiable" expense in any circumstance.
    No, I'm talking seriously the best "Imaginable" education! When we're talking about world history, we don't just talk about the world, we get up and go! We don't just talk about science, we engulf ourselves in it. We don't just take a foreign language for 3 years, we live in Florence for 3 years!
    Anyone else feel like they just jumped on the Magic School Bus with Suspect at the wheel in a Willy Wonka outfit?

    That'd actually be a pretty cool trip to take your family on suspect. Can't beat actually touching a castle wall instead of reading about it in a book.


    Carlos!!!

  • smbrinksmbrink Posts: 406
    I'd buy a ton of HMRs and hand them out to hobos!
  • denniskingdennisking Posts: 3,703 ✭✭✭
    smbrink:
    I'd buy a ton of HMRs and hand them out to hobos!
    depending on how some people feel about gurkhas, this could be good or bad
  • I agree on the mancave ideas. Thing is, I don't think it is that hard to justify the expense IF you plan on living in your home for a god long time. I figure you could build a nice one for $10-15k. Not chump change, but if you are going to be living in the house for 30 years it isn't an exorbitant outlay when you factor the enjoyment you will get out of it.
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    Garen B:
    clearlysuspect:
    Hays:
    clearlysuspect:
    The best education imaginable for my daughter.
    Now that is a solid idea....and thoroughly makes the rest of us look like ****! lol

    Only thing is, that's a pretty "justifiable" expense in any circumstance.
    No, I'm talking seriously the best "Imaginable" education! When we're talking about world history, we don't just talk about the world, we get up and go! We don't just talk about science, we engulf ourselves in it. We don't just take a foreign language for 3 years, we live in Florence for 3 years!
    Anyone else feel like they just jumped on the Magic School Bus with Suspect at the wheel in a Willy Wonka outfit?

    That'd actually be a pretty cool trip to take your family on suspect. Can't beat actually touching a castle wall instead of reading about it in a book.
    No no no.... I only where the Willy Wonka jumpsuit while driving my majik carpet!!!!
  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    dennisking:
    smbrink:
    I'd buy a ton of HMRs and hand them out to hobos!
    depending on how some people feel about gurkhas, this could be good or bad
    I say poor hobos...but at least they can turn around and sell them to some idio-...I mean Gurkha fan and get some folding money for food and whatnot.
  • SmokeeeSmokeee Posts: 221
    clearlysuspect:
    Garen B:
    clearlysuspect:
    Hays:
    clearlysuspect:
    The best education imaginable for my daughter.
    Now that is a solid idea....and thoroughly makes the rest of us look like ****! lol

    Only thing is, that's a pretty "justifiable" expense in any circumstance.
    No, I'm talking seriously the best "Imaginable" education! When we're talking about world history, we don't just talk about the world, we get up and go! We don't just talk about science, we engulf ourselves in it. We don't just take a foreign language for 3 years, we live in Florence for 3 years!
    Anyone else feel like they just jumped on the Magic School Bus with Suspect at the wheel in a Willy Wonka outfit?

    That'd actually be a pretty cool trip to take your family on suspect. Can't beat actually touching a castle wall instead of reading about it in a book.
    No no no.... I only where the Willy Wonka jumpsuit while driving my majik carpet!!!!
    Com'on man! Dont let him fool you like that! Suspect NEVER takes his Willy Wonka suite off!!... I don't think we want him to either! lol :)
  • bigharpoonbigharpoon Posts: 2,963 ✭✭✭
    I'd buy a 50' schooner, sail around the tropics with my family and smoke a cigar in the cockpit looking at the sunset through my glass of tequila every night before chasing the wife around the forecastle.
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    a fully kick a-s-s walk in humi for sure, but what I would really want is to get flower tucci, gianna micheals, trina micheals and my wife in a hot weekend!
  • VulchorVulchor FloridaPosts: 4,806 ✭✭✭
    My own personal ball washer????(I hijaked this from Lewis Black, but it still sounds like a good idea)
  • KamelyonKamelyon Posts: 109
    A bomb shelter with enough food and supplies to last five years, with a fully stocked armory and a walk in humidor. Yes, I will be protecting my cigars from nuclear fallout.
  • bigbgballzbigbgballz Posts: 283
    if money was not an issue my man cave would look like that with the big walking humidor somewhere in those pictures image
    or like that

    image
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    Actually if money were no object, I'd probably just go ahead and buy this! I'm sure I could find just about anything I need in here.

    image
  • bibbybibby Posts: 152
    Vulchor:
    My own personal ball washer????(I hijaked this from Lewis Black, but it still sounds like a good idea)
    Classic!!!
    That's an outstanding sketch and one of my favorites!
  • PuroFreakPuroFreak Posts: 4,132
    I would simply buy a house for my family. Nothing too big and fancy, just a nice 3 bedroom house in a nice safe area with a nice back yard for my son and our dog to run around and play in. I'm just getting tired of apartment life and am ready to get something better for my family... Maybe someday.
  • I would purchase all three Rosetta Stone Japanese courses.

    Of course, I suppose I could always start saving up a little bit each month until I have the money for them. I really wonder if those courses are worth the price they are charging for them, but I do know a few people who swear that they really are worth the money.
  • stephen_hannibalstephen_hannibal Posts: 4,317
    Kamelyon:
    A bomb shelter with enough food and supplies to last five years, with a fully stocked armory and a walk in humidor. Yes, I will be protecting my cigars from nuclear fallout.
    ?this is a great idea....

    I'd start a trade school, a school for performing arts, and a seminary...
    I will do it someday, not sure how but I've made up my mind.
  • BStayerBStayer Posts: 318
    One2gofst:
    I agree on the mancave ideas. Thing is, I don't think it is that hard to justify the expense IF you plan on living in your home for a god long time. I figure you could build a nice one for $10-15k. Not chump change, but if you are going to be living in the house for 30 years it isn't an exorbitant outlay when you factor the enjoyment you will get out of it.
    My father-in-law's theatre cost more than this alone. He installed a 10 foot screen with an HD projector, it's very nice. I'm afraid the mancave I want could cost upwards of 80k-100k. Which of course, is needlessly expensive. Which, of course, is why I can't justify the expense. Especially not in this economy.
  • HaysHays Costa del Sol, SpainPosts: 2,338 ✭✭✭
    BStayer:
    One2gofst:
    I agree on the mancave ideas. Thing is, I don't think it is that hard to justify the expense IF you plan on living in your home for a god long time. I figure you could build a nice one for $10-15k. Not chump change, but if you are going to be living in the house for 30 years it isn't an exorbitant outlay when you factor the enjoyment you will get out of it.
    My father-in-law's theatre cost more than this alone. He installed a 10 foot screen with an HD projector, it's very nice. I'm afraid the mancave I want could cost upwards of 80k-100k. Which of course, is needlessly expensive. Which, of course, is why I can't justify the expense. Especially not in this economy.
    Ya know, I've actually designed and priced out a full theater system, and I put it out at $5k. It wasn't top-of-the-line stuff, but it was a happy medium. Mine was a living-room setup though, not a dedicated-room...definitely would be more for all the dedicated-room accoutrements.
    ¨The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea¨ - Isak Dinesen

    ¨Only two people walk around in this world beardless - boys and women - and I am neither one.¨
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    Hays:
    BStayer:
    One2gofst:
    I agree on the mancave ideas. Thing is, I don't think it is that hard to justify the expense IF you plan on living in your home for a god long time. I figure you could build a nice one for $10-15k. Not chump change, but if you are going to be living in the house for 30 years it isn't an exorbitant outlay when you factor the enjoyment you will get out of it.
    My father-in-law's theatre cost more than this alone. He installed a 10 foot screen with an HD projector, it's very nice. I'm afraid the mancave I want could cost upwards of 80k-100k. Which of course, is needlessly expensive. Which, of course, is why I can't justify the expense. Especially not in this economy.
    Ya know, I've actually designed and priced out a full theater system, and I put it out at $5k. It wasn't top-of-the-line stuff, but it was a happy medium. Mine was a living-room setup though, not a dedicated-room...definitely would be more for all the dedicated-room accoutrements.
    When I was in the Navy I had some buddies who set up one stellar living room home theatre with stadium seating, massive projector screen, curtain around screen, surround sound, lighted walkways, all kinds of movie posters on walls. Really felt like a movie theater, except you were chilling on some really comfortable couches. All this for under $2500.
  • ejenne87ejenne87 Posts: 1,925
    After one more deployment I should be able to justify buying a new Camaro. I am pretty excited to get one and I will be in need of a new car by then. Hopefully I can save the money, but if Ccom keeps up with these deals I might have a problem haha
  • Hawk55Hawk55 Posts: 846
    Just to build on this "expense">...THE WHOLE PLACE WOULD BE A MAN CAVE!!!
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