On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:06:40 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
did not have to spend to have a trade with that tool come in and use
it for you.
When I buy an expensive tool it is usually based on what it would cost
to have someone with it do something for me. In most cases, after one
or two uses, the tool pays for itself and covers a reasonable price
for my labor.
One example is the $100 (or less) computer disk and cable for a new
outboard. You will spend more than that for one trip to the dealer to
have your ECU logged out and you can do it wherever your boat is.
On Friday, November 27, 2015 at 1:03:43 AM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I hear what you are saying, but saving money is not really the same thing
as investing. There is no increase in monetary value of the object
purchased. It is not worth $100 before you use it then $200 afterwards.
Now, if someone pays you to have their ECU logged out, then it's an income
That kind of reminds me of a discussion in this group many years ago. A few
people were insisting that every time they mowed their own lawn or painted
they own house, they *earned* the amount they would have paid someone else
to do it. (I know you didn't use the word "earn" so this discussion is different)
I eventually pointed out to them that if they had zero dollars in the bank
before they mowed the lawn, and zero dollars in the bank after they mowed the
lawn, they must not have earned anything. They quietly went away. :-)
In our locality, all lawns must be cut/maintained below a certain height.
If you fail to keep your lawn cut, the local municipality will cut it for you (at charge of course).
Obviously, for me, mowing the lawn is not optional.
The municipality's mowing fee is roughly 150% above market rate and is the most expensive option.
The second option is to hire it done but that is expensive as well.
Keep in mind that when hiring a service, most people have to pay for the service with after-tax dollars.
In my case, I have to earn $100 pre-tax dollars to pay for a $75 mow-job.
The third and most economical option is to buy a mower and DIY.
Aside from the one-time purchase of the mower, DIY mowing is the cheapest option and is also good for your health.
So, for us wage-slave taxpayers, buying a lawn mowing tool is an investment that pays huge dividends every time we use it.
On Friday, November 27, 2015 at 12:17:58 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
Benny met a Genie who would grant him 3 wishes with the stipulation that
Benny could never shave his beard again. If he did, the Genie would stuff
him into a clay pot for the rest of eternity.
Benny agreed and became a very rich and happy man. However, after a few
years, he grew tired of the long beard. Since he hadn't heard from the
Genie in all that time, he figured he could get away with shaving it off.
As soon as he finished shaving - POOF - he found himself crammed inside
a clay pot.
The moral of the story:
A Benny shaved is a Benny urned.
I did forward that to some people who would
appreciate it. Thank you for brighten the days
of a couple of my friend. As with mine.
There was a young man who read usenet
Whose lights went off due to a fusenet
He said call the maker
And switch to a breaker
Sadly, I just ran out of rhymes.
On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:10:02 AM UTC-8, bob_villain wrote:
A widow down the street was cleaning out a shed with loads of "useless" tools n other junk.
Mostly drills, sanders, saws, w/o working batteries. Included in the trash was a Hitachi corded 1/2 drive I recovered.
Haven't needed it yet.
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