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name one thing that you totally got your moneys worth.

My HP-48GX calculator.

i cant even remember how much this thing cost new. $199? i got it back in 1992 and i still use it daily. i do remember worrying about how much it cost over the TI-85.

the screen is now starting to fail, but it still works. i use it daily.

i found one on a big highway job across the desert, and bought one for $50 on some toyota tacoma forum..so i have two spares. i put my programs on all of them. i have enough calculator to ride out my career.

i cant believe the value i got out of this thing.

what is your single best purchase?

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I bought it in 2003 with 20K miles on it. Now it has over 200K! And still going. I keep saying I'm going to buy a new truck, but there just isn't one out there that I like more than the one I have.


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I shoot it out to 1000 yds and the friends with AI rifles next to me can't improve on my result.

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Bought a ALFA Milano over the Holidays. Paid 5K. The entire car is rebuilt mechanically, 5K on the motor, rebuilt transmission, clutch, new shifter, all suspension upgrades. It's like a NEW car, but 30 years old. Car is so awesome I'm sending the other $500.00 he was asking for it. Seller had to sell it cause he was moving to Seattle, WA. What a DEAL!!!

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2004 Ford Ranger Paid $6300 in 2006 on Ebay...going on 12 years and I'm sure I could sell it for the same amt.

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Hand pump atop the well head...water during power outages

Hard to choose just one. Guess it would be the wood stove.
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1993 f250 turbo diesel.


Bought it in 2006 for 2k. Drove the hell out of it. Towed a trailer up the alcan. Daily driver for years of hard winters. Sold it for $2500 because my wife didn't like it and we had too many vehicles. Sometimes wish I'd kept her.
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I bought this in 1991. After 26 years of daily driving iit has 352,000 miles. Everything works, cruise control, AC and the rest. It is wort more than I paid for it and I have no plans to sell it. Just keep driving.
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In 1991, I paid $8K for my 73.5 Targa.....Bought with 106,000 miles, just turned over to 130,000. Could probably sell for more?
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My single best purchase woulb be a business bought years ago, milked dry and sold. Followed closely by real estate.

My Porches have dome well, but nothing like real property.

For real 'value' my diesel VW has been pretty darn good. I paid $2k and I've put 200,000 miles on it.
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Every house I've ever owned and just about every Porsche I've ever owned. And a 1998 BMW e39 sport I should have never sold.

and the Ford stock we bought a dollar per share.
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Our 2015 Golf Diesel we paid $31k for and sold back two months ago for 28.5 with the 65k miles on it, we used that car for two years. Then we bought another Golf.
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That is just beautiful. After seeing your 911 in person, in my next life I want to be a car you own.

This thing is the best, most useful tool I have ever owned. We use it everyday on the farm:



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My marriage licence. Cost me $25. Years of "entertainment". Been divorced 30 years now and I'm still being "entertained".
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Wayne does not have enough band width for my list.

My F150 just turned 19, Dryer 30, washing machine 20, Sony TV 31.

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