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Featured buying/owning things

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by AwkwardSilence, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. AwkwardSilence

    AwkwardSilence Active Member

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    How much satisfaction do you get from buying something you want? I guess it's commonly thought that things don't give you friendship or love, but I disagree. Sometimes they can seem like very good, loyal friends.
    I admit that my favorite part of ordering something is the anticipation of opening the box. I've been known to keep the box sealed and wait until a day or two before the return deadline, because the anticipation is almost always greater than the reality.
     
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  2. Wolf Prince

    Wolf Prince My future job title.

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    You must like Amazon mail order then. I love the thrill of something coming threw the mail.
     
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  3. AwkwardSilence

    AwkwardSilence Active Member

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    Love Amazon. And no people to deal with. If a place makes you beg for an RMA, it’s not for me.
     
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    I love ordering new music (cds or vinyl records) and opening it up and listening to it, having something new to my collection. I hate having to wait for things in the post, though. Music has always been a very good companion and friend to me :)
     
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    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Juliettaa Black Sheep. Society of One. V.I.P Member

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    I definitely couldn't do that! I open all parcels as soon as they arrive, even when they're not for me!!!!!

    You have excellent restraint :)
     
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    I must say, I do enjoy using my biggest ticket item. Driving my car...even if there really isn't somewhere I need to be. Now if those gas prices would just drop a little more.

    Ok, a lot more. :p
     
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    I enjoy the ritual of opening new packages. I particularly enjoyed opening boxes that contain electric and electronic devices, all neatly wrapped with styrofoam to keep the item securely in place, then the clear plastic, and the warrantees and instruction booklets stacked together neatly. All of it seemingly untouched and totally perfect. I always appreciated and respected my toys.
     
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    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Just yesterday, UPS dropped this off at my home:
    8-71 supercharger housing.jpg
     
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  10. AwkwardSilence

    AwkwardSilence Active Member

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    As a child I wanted to open presents right away. But once my mother said to me, “The longer you wait, the longer you can look forward to it.” That comment must have permanently engraved itself on a few of my brain cells.
     
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  11. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Post #9 could either enhance that fuel mileage, or drag it all the way down to a number that could either disappoint or delight you :p
     
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    Looks like a whopping intake manifold. :eek: :cool:

    Besides, everyone should have a highrise intake manifold!

    MPF_0551.JPG
     
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  13. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    A little better than a simple intake manifold, it is a Detroit Diesel 8-71 supercharger for forced induction :p
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    It is fun and enjoyable and all that, but I don't see how that makes them "friends," any more than it makes them clouds.
     
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    I used to get scolded by husband because I was always too anxious to open mail. So one day I brought the mail in and there was a envelope addressed to me from his mother. He's back in the office so I quietly sneak and open the envelope, making sure he doesn't see or hear me. It was a card. I open the card and it was one of those musical cards - for a second I thought for sure it was an alarm going off. lol Ill never forget that.
    I do enjoy buying things and ordering things I want - it makes me happy. As far as waiting - I'm thinking the opposite. The sooner I open it the longer I get to enjoy it. :)
     
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    I love buying stuff. Like I've been wanting to get a coffee carafe for weeks and I found one for super cheap at a thrift store today and it made me so happy.
     
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    Love getting stuff, love opening packages, hate waiting.
     
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    I understand why people hate the “random mystery boxes” that are now pretty much against ebay sales rules, because people get rid of their garbage stuff... I , however, love ❤️
    Mystery boxes.... especially when I buy stuff from Hungary Harvest or one of the food boxes that company send. That exhilaration of getting something new! :rolleyes::D:confused:

    Then I get to plan food recipes YaY!

    Also silver and Gold Boxes, but many are scams now :eek:
     
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    Did anyone pick up on it being Ron Howard that got the new cornet at the end of this video?
     
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    oregano is on I-5 btwn Calif and Jefferson

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    I love getting things from foreign countries, I love the different designs that other countries use for their stamps and customs forms. Israel has a postage strip that features an ancient style menorah, it is very cool, and it has the word ISRAEL in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Also, Israel's mail customs form is in English right alongside the Hebrew. Russia features famous Russian cathedrals on some stamps, and the art is very lovely. Before the transatlantic shipping trade between Hong Kong and the US was standardized, if you ordered something from Hong Kong it came in an official "HongKong Post" envelope with a half dozen very colorful stamps. I tend to keep all these envelopes because they are so nice.
     
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