Compared to previous years.
|Paul Marsh||06/08/2020 10:32:16|
4090 forum posts
As question. As there has been no shows, less income, etc.
|SR 71||06/08/2020 10:37:27|
463 forum posts
They dare not say in case the wife reads it
|Barrie Lever||06/08/2020 10:46:45|
325 forum posts
I never keep a record of the spend.
|Jon - Laser Engines||06/08/2020 11:00:35|
|5621 forum posts|
I have spend £2000 ish on toys this year. Only one was a model, a 90 inch P51. The others were an OS320 pegasus engine (2nd hand) and 2 guitars.
I have also been selling off surplus equipment, things i will never use etc and i think i have more or less broken even.
|Callsign Tarnish||06/08/2020 11:07:04|
112 forum posts
I plead the 5th.
|Robin Colbourne||06/08/2020 11:48:22|
640 forum posts
Its a trick! Our wives and girlfriends are either holding Paul hostage and have hijacked his account, or else they've discovered what he has spent and are going to tell his significant other if he doesn't get us to spill the beans.
As the saying goes, I pray when i die my girlfriend doesn't sell my model stuff for what I told her I paid for it.
|Brian Cooper||06/08/2020 11:52:12|
588 forum posts
Hey, it's a hobby. . . Who keeps exact records of the expense?
631 forum posts
You can't value happiness......... and that's what aero-modellying gives me (and because swmbo may see this!)
|Stephen Smith 14||06/08/2020 12:26:29|
|236 forum posts|
To much but only about 2 grand this year but the previous 2 years about 5 grand each
|Bob Cotsford||06/08/2020 12:43:06|
8746 forum posts
Less this year, and that will be effectively reduced as I'm selling off a few models that haven't been flown for a couple of years. That this also makes room to store more new builds is purely malicious gossip
Edited By Bob Cotsford on 06/08/2020 12:43:51
|Jon - Laser Engines||06/08/2020 13:47:26|
|5621 forum posts|
Me, otherwise i risk spending beyond my means!
|Nigel R||06/08/2020 13:57:33|
4082 forum posts
Twenty quid a week would cover my normal outgoings, fuel & build costs, etc. I keep track of the major outgoings, big lumps like a TX or engine, because, household budget and all that - there have been none this year.
Bought a couple of second hand four strokes and sold some two strokes that I am unlikely to use (with more to sell yet) as the writing's now sadly on the wall for the two strokes at our club site * probably a net zero there.
* PS still looking for a second 40 surpass if anyone is selling.
|721 forum posts|
with the lack of swap meets I have spent very little !! The fund pot is still fairly healthy !!
but built/re-built a fair few !!
|6646 forum posts|
Surely if any thread is to be closed by the Mods it should be this one! This thread could cause divorce, loss of subscribers to RCME, loss of hot dinners, more closures of modelshops,demand for more expenditure on the house, buying of more new clothes ( for her ) clothes not laundered, new curtains, scrutiny of credit card statements, inventory of how many models you have, confiscation of credit cards, more and more new shoes,..........and endless undesirable repercussions!
However chaps in all honesty I have spent far far less than you have .........I am doing this for you not for me!
Sorry Paul .....if only you had started a thread saying how much money have you SAVED.........or how much cheaper is the model club subs than the local golf course fee......or have you saved more money on haircuts than you spent on model aircraft.....
|kevin b||06/08/2020 19:09:55|
1895 forum posts
Who cares how much you spend ? You can't take it with you and if there is any left, others will spend what the tax man doesn't take.
As long as you can afford it and don't have to sell the children for medical experimentation (not always a bad idea).
In the scheme of things these days, our hobby is not particularly expensive compared with what a lot of people spend on theirs (and I don't just mean football tickets). Vanity is an extremely expensive pass time for instance !
It isn't "how much" you spend. It's whether or not you get "value for money".
Just as long as you get your priorities right (The mortgage is paid, as is the TV license. There's enough fuel in the car and plenty of beer in the fridge.).
kevinb Yorkshire and proud of it.
|kevin b||06/08/2020 19:21:18|
1895 forum posts
Talking of haircuts. My next door neighbor (don't you just hate American spell-checks) told me today that she was looking forward to going to the hair salon now it has re-opened. She then told me how much it was going to cost her. I haven't spent that much on haircuts in over 10 years. (I added it up).
There are 2 things in life I have never been able to figure out how they work. The Universe and a woman's mind. I leave these matters to those who have more time to waste, while I continue with the important things like making sure batteries are charged and that I have enough glow fuel to last me until the next trip to the LMS..
Edited By kevin b on 06/08/2020 19:23:09
|Eric Robson||06/08/2020 19:42:42|
|331 forum posts|
I have spent a lot of money this year on my hobby, even when my wife was alive I told her what I spent. I gave up smoking in 1976 to buy my first Futaba radio set. I was smoking 30 cigs. a day which now would cost over £100 pound per week. The big bonus is I am in my mid 80's and still enjoying good health, have a great hobby in the fresh air when I am not building or repairing .
|Geoff Copping||07/08/2020 08:58:18|
|39 forum posts|
Don't drink, don't smoke, don't......................well, at my age I've got to do something to keep my mind active.
|Neil James||07/08/2020 09:33:38|
|55 forum posts|
Posted by kevin b on 06/08/2020 19:21:18:
Talking of haircuts. My next door neighbor (don't you just hate American spell-checks)
Don’t cast any spells and you’ll be fine! 🤣
Edited By Neil James on 07/08/2020 09:38:39
1496 forum posts
No divorce needed money spent but none wasted..
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