Did you ever buy something that costs $5000 or more....

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by bird_migration, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. .... and you weren't even sure if it will be worth it?
  2. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

  3. Education should be free. Always.
  4. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    Tuition is free, but you know....books, rent, bills....all that
  5. Yes indeed. I am sure it will be worth it though. If not for the money then at least for the intellectual and personal growth.
  6. Heat

    Heat Smile, it's contagious! :) Lifetime Supporter

    I would not have invested the money if I did not think that I would gain from doing so. :)
  7. You never took a risk?
  8. Heat

    Heat Smile, it's contagious! :) Lifetime Supporter

    Not without considering the risks and deciding that I could beat them. :)
  9. Sometimes I wish I was that calculated.
  10. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Yes, way back when in the stock market. I made a good call when Sketcher's first came out and made $3,000 profit.
  11. Well done. You just proved that sometimes a risk is worth to take.
  12. Let's up the antes. Let's say you bought something that costs $5000 and it could possibly make you $1,000,000 or absolutely nothing. Would you then take that risk?
  13. Jo King

    Jo King wannabe

  14. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I'd have to do alot of research and then count on my intuition, which is really good.
  15. nz male

    nz male Senior Member

    Used over $5000 as a deposit on our house nearly 30 years ago & paid nearly $10,000 on a newer car a few years ago.
  16. AquaLight

    AquaLight Senior Member

    On education, and I am about to spend even twice that for another degree.
    I am glad I didn't take any student loans though, I don't like owing/lending money.
  17. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Something Witty

    college, furniture, cars, houses, appliances... I guess it's hard to say if it was all worth it. Ultimately we all will die and nothing comes with us. That said I am happy with my life. I feel like money spent on education has paid off, and allowed me to do something I love that can help others improve their lives as well. And it let me buy things I wanted that I enjoy to pass the happy times when I am not working. I suppose that it was worth it to me.

    As for the $5000 question, I'd have to know my odds of turning that into $1million. Do I have some level of control of whether or not I get it, or is it basically a lottery? Are you considering making an investment in something?
  18. Manservant Hecubus

    Manservant Hecubus Master of Funk and Evil

    Yeah. I'm on the Education train
  19. deviate

    deviate Senior Member

    Last time I invested 5k I made 80k in less than a year. But let's face it. I have thrown away money plenty of times.
  20. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Houses cost a lot more than 5k... (or at least those worth buying do)

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