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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;4495862]Bought $5,000 of DELL in 1995. Sold it right before the bubble to buy a new house. Grew to around 100K.[/QUOTE]

    I invested $4k in AOL before the dot com craze, sat on it watched it split and soar for a while until it was $1mm! ...that would have been a great story if I had held on to the stock, however I sold it after I made about $3k. Needless to say, this is not my wife's favorite story, but is very indicative of my investment prowess lol (I'll be working forever).:O

    The good news is last weekend I got a $65 beach chair for $40, it had a $29 price tag on it and the store owner was miserable and said he was going to kill the stockboy, I asked why, and he said it was mismarked, so I told him I'd give him $40. He was very appreciative and i got a nice new chair.

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;4495886]I invested $4k in AOL before the dot com craze, sat on it watched it split and soar for a while until it was $1mm! ...that would have been a great story if I had held on to the stock, however I sold it after I made about $3k. Needless to say, this is not my wife's favorite story, but is very indicative of my investment prowess lol (I'll be working forever).:O

    The good news is last weekend I got a $65 beach chair for $40, it had a $29 price tag on it and the store owner was miserable and said he was going to kill the stockboy, I asked why, and he said it was mismarked, so I told him I'd give him $40. He was very appreciative and i got a nice new chair.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah.....the one that got away.:steamin:

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    [QUOTE=AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite;4495700]I once bought every chick at an oriental bath house for one hour for a buddy that was getting married...

    ****er still grins ear to ear whenever someone brings it up.

    I'll check back in when I go back and do the same for myself. I'm sure it'll feel like an even better purchase...[/QUOTE]

    Sounds like Borgo's ultimate dream. When you see him, tell him to log on and check in every once in a while, will ya?

    [QUOTE=crossfire;4495757]It's the Hampur...

    When the hell do we ever stay on point? :dunno:[/QUOTE]

    It's common courtesy in the Hampur to not stay on point.

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    Spent $12 buying a chick 3 shots of Jager in a dive bar a few years back.

    She's now my wife and the mother of my kid. Solid investment.

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4495927]Spent $12 buying a chick 3 shots of Jager in a dive bar a few years back.

    She's now my wife and the mother of my kid. Solid investment.[/QUOTE]

    :D

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;4495886]I invested $4k in AOL before the dot com craze, sat on it watched it split and soar for a while until it was $1mm! ...that would have been a great story if I had held on to the stock, however I sold it after I made about $3k. Needless to say, this is not my wife's favorite story, but is very indicative of my investment prowess lol (I'll be working forever).:O

    The good news is last weekend I got a $65 beach chair for $40, it had a $29 price tag on it and the store owner was miserable and said he was going to kill the stockboy, I asked why, and he said it was mismarked, so I told him I'd give him $40. He was very appreciative and i got a nice new chair.[/QUOTE]

    So...instead of ripping the guy off for $36....you ripped him off for $25.

    Seems fair.


    :eek:



    Btw, I did the same thing with Computer Associates when it first came out...bought about 3G's on the advice of my brothers friend who worked there....when it split I thought (listen to this).....

    "Hey...now each stock is worth half as much, wtf"


    Boom sold.


    :mad:


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    $15 to a chick on the West Side highway in 1985, in my 1974 Buick Regal. Haven't seen her since...Solid investment.

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    [QUOTE=Yankeejet22;4495960]$15 to [B]a chick[/B] on the West Side highway in 1985, in my 1974 Buick Regal. Haven't seen her since...Solid investment.[/QUOTE]

    :erm:

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    I have a CB worth bazillions, but I won't sell.

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    [QUOTE=Yankeejet22;4495960]$15 to a chick on the West Side highway in 1985, in my 1974 Buick Regal. Haven't seen her since...Solid investment.[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=jetswin;4495966]:erm:[/QUOTE]

    CHick prolly had two teeth then...and has prolly been dead for 27 years.


    Hope he's been tested.


    :eek:

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4495927]Spent $12 buying a chick 3 shots of Jager in a dive bar a few years back.

    She's now my wife and the mother of my kid. Solid investment.[/QUOTE]

    I got mine for a margarita at St. Mark's Ale House. Where'd you find yours?

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    [QUOTE=32green;4495972]CHick prolly had two teeth then...

    :eek:[/QUOTE]

    ...and an Adam's Apple

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;4495981]...and an Adam's Apple[/QUOTE]

    Oh, Is that why I got a $5 discount?:D

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    [QUOTE=Yankeejet22;4495991]Oh, Is that why I got a $5 discount?:D[/QUOTE]

    lol :D

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    gunny sack full of 'shrooms for 20$

    true story.










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    [QUOTE=crasherino;4495979]I got mine for a margarita at St. Mark's Ale House. Where'd you find yours?[/QUOTE]

    I had no idea they would serve margaritas at St Mark's Ale House. I used to frequent that place often, even despite the lingering smell of a popcorn and puke mixture.

    I'm keeping my dive bar discreet. It's a treasure trove of quality ass-getting. If my wife wakes up some day and realizes she should walk out on me, I want that place to still to be a little-known secret so I can mourn properly.

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4496012][B]I had no idea they would serve margaritas at St Mark's Ale House.[/B] I used to frequent that place often, even despite the lingering smell of a popcorn and puke mixture.

    I'm keeping my dive bar discreet. It's a treasure trove of quality ass-getting. If my wife wakes up some day and realizes she should walk out on me, I want that place to still to be a little-known secret so I can mourn properly.[/QUOTE]

    +1

    I would have thought they'd be too busy never cleaning the Newcastle tap. St. Mark's Ale House: Home of the Two Beer Hangover.

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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;4496034]+1

    I would have thought they'd be too busy never cleaning the Newcastle tap. St. Mark's Ale House: Home of the Two Beer Hangover.[/QUOTE]

    So true. My wife and swung by there (as well as Blue & Gold and Lucys) on the 10th Anniversary of when we met, not sure she'll ever step foot again in those establishments. Not surprisingly, I felt right at home.

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    [QUOTE=FF2;4495744]I actually laughed out loud.

    My life is sad.[/QUOTE]

    You weren't the only one.

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