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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    Bought $5,000 of DELL in 1995. Sold it right before the bubble to buy a new house. Grew to around 100K.
    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).

    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 Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    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).

    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.
    Yeah.....the one that got away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    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...
    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 Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    It's the Hampur...

    When the hell do we ever stay on point?
    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 Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    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 Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    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).

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

    Seems fair.






    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.





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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 Originally Posted by Yankeejet22 View Post
    $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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    I have a CB worth bazillions, but I won't sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejet22 View Post
    $15 to a chick on the West Side highway in 1985, in my 1974 Buick Regal. Haven't seen her since...Solid investment.
    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    CHick prolly had two teeth then...and has prolly been dead for 27 years.


    Hope he's been tested.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    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.
    I got mine for a margarita at St. Mark's Ale House. Where'd you find yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    CHick prolly had two teeth then...

    ...and an Adam's Apple

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    ...and an Adam's Apple
    Oh, Is that why I got a $5 discount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejet22 View Post
    Oh, Is that why I got a $5 discount?
    lol

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    gunny sack full of 'shrooms for 20$

    true story.










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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    I got mine for a margarita at St. Mark's Ale House. Where'd you find yours?
    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 Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    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.
    +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 Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    +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.
    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 Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    I actually laughed out loud.

    My life is sad.
    You weren't the only one.

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