What's been going on lately...

Okay, so as you might know I got engaged a couple weeks back.

We got our budget (which is about an 8th of what our house will cost us). For me as an economist it's an extremely difficult thing to comprehend, throwing so much money away on 1 afternoon/night instead of using it for a 65" LED and every freaking console ever created.

I got a couple of games recently and will update this post later today with the latest editions to my collection. I also completed my final fantasy XIII-2 collection, until I read about the new dual pack coming out later this month... So I'll get that, the Crystal Edition for the 360 and two standard editions, one for PS3 and one for X360. But I'll do this over a couple of months. I must say I was very lucky to pick up the PS3 Crystal Edition for R450/$53 [Just for future reference, all the prices I'll list here will be in my local currency ZAR and converted to USD, also our sales tax is automatically added to the prices of goods. So if you think I paid too much let me know, I'd love to hear what bargains you guys get every now and then...]

My Games budget for this month has taken a serious knock since I paid for some laser therapy for the fiance. She wants to get rid of all the veins that show on her legs before the wedding in February... But because of that she guaranteed me a white Vita for Christmas. Which I can't wait for. That's another thing, lately I've been trying to get each console I own in a black and a white variant. One of these days I'll be flat broke with zero cash left for electricity, but at least I'll be able to look at all my pretty consoles.

Well that's enough of a ramble for now. I'll update a bit later and hope you guys enjoyed this. Feedback is appreciated and you are more than welcome to send me a private message.

P.S. Since house prices differ a lot and I can't measure it absolutely I'm going to do a little comparison for what else I could buy. This does exclude the honeymoon to Bali.

What the wedding money can be used for:

  • My Amazon wishlist 4 times.
  • 880 Sealed Copies of Final Fantasy X
  • 220 PS3 Games (at RRP)
  • 44 Xbox 360's
  • 36 3G Vita's
  • 14 Samsung Smart Plasma TV's 55"
13 Comments
14 Comments
Posted by Verrayne

Okay, so as you might know I got engaged a couple weeks back.

We got our budget (which is about an 8th of what our house will cost us). For me as an economist it's an extremely difficult thing to comprehend, throwing so much money away on 1 afternoon/night instead of using it for a 65" LED and every freaking console ever created.

I got a couple of games recently and will update this post later today with the latest editions to my collection. I also completed my final fantasy XIII-2 collection, until I read about the new dual pack coming out later this month... So I'll get that, the Crystal Edition for the 360 and two standard editions, one for PS3 and one for X360. But I'll do this over a couple of months. I must say I was very lucky to pick up the PS3 Crystal Edition for R450/$53 [Just for future reference, all the prices I'll list here will be in my local currency ZAR and converted to USD, also our sales tax is automatically added to the prices of goods. So if you think I paid too much let me know, I'd love to hear what bargains you guys get every now and then...]

My Games budget for this month has taken a serious knock since I paid for some laser therapy for the fiance. She wants to get rid of all the veins that show on her legs before the wedding in February... But because of that she guaranteed me a white Vita for Christmas. Which I can't wait for. That's another thing, lately I've been trying to get each console I own in a black and a white variant. One of these days I'll be flat broke with zero cash left for electricity, but at least I'll be able to look at all my pretty consoles.

Well that's enough of a ramble for now. I'll update a bit later and hope you guys enjoyed this. Feedback is appreciated and you are more than welcome to send me a private message.

P.S. Since house prices differ a lot and I can't measure it absolutely I'm going to do a little comparison for what else I could buy. This does exclude the honeymoon to Bali.

What the wedding money can be used for:

  • My Amazon wishlist 4 times.
  • 880 Sealed Copies of Final Fantasy X
  • 220 PS3 Games (at RRP)
  • 44 Xbox 360's
  • 36 3G Vita's
  • 14 Samsung Smart Plasma TV's 55"
Posted by DJJoeJoe

I stopped reading when you starting talking about the things the money could be spent on, a whole bunch of bullshit hardware. Check your head man, your reasoning for owning things seems incredibly frivolousness.

It's ok to put money into things you care about... just don't think you 'care' that validly about having all the colors of the things you like. Excessive.

Edited by Chop

My dream girl is the one who says "fuck that, lets just get married at city hall."

Posted by CL60

Is it weird that I thought this topic was going to be complaining about the lack of content on the site?

Posted by falserelic

@CL60 said:

Is it weird that I thought this topic was going to be complaining about the lack of content on the site?

I thought the samething..

Posted by Freshbandito

@falserelic said:

@CL60 said:

Is it weird that I thought this topic was going to be complaining about the lack of content on the site?

I thought the samething..

put me down for this also.

Posted by Verrayne

@DJJoeJoe said:

I stopped reading when you starting talking about the things the money could be spent on, a whole bunch of bullshit hardware. Check your head man, your reasoning for owning things seems incredibly frivolousness.

It's ok to put money into things you care about... just don't think you 'care' that validly about having all the colors of the things you like. Excessive.

Hah, I'd rather have every console I enjoy in black and white. build an awesome display and marvel at my handywork every day for the rest of my life than spend $10 000 for a dinner on 120 people when I actually just like 10 of them.

The point I was trying to make is that I would rather take the money that is being spent on 1 day, on stuff that the two of us enjoy and have that for ever.

Also, lack of content on the site!?

Posted by ThePaleKing

I have a clear orange N64. I'll let you have it for $600.

Posted by FlarePhoenix

@Verrayne said:

The point I was trying to make is that I would rather take the money that is being spent on 1 day, on stuff that the two of us enjoy and have that for ever.

Have you tried expressing this feeling to your fiancee?

Posted by Ravenlight

@Chop said:

My dream girl is the one who says "fuck that, lets just get married at city hall."

QFT

Posted by Verrayne

@FlarePhoenix:

We feel the same way, it's the 6 parents that are getting their wedding..

Posted by FlarePhoenix

@Verrayne said:

@FlarePhoenix:

We feel the same way, it's the 6 parents that are getting their wedding..

Well then tell the parents to either pay for the wedding themselves, or you'll do it the way you want.

Edited by Hunter5024

@ThePaleKing said:

I have a clear orange N64. I'll let you have it for $600.

I will give you 20 dollars, and shipping.

Posted by CosmicBatman

If I get married it's gonna be in Vegas because I hate weddings.