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Holy crap! My RC spending hit super nova this year!

Old 11-23-2009, 10:36 AM
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Default Holy crap! My RC spending hit super nova this year!

Now that I began utilizing my categorical spending function on my banks website, I now see that my RC spending shames my beloved country's annual war budget. I am thinking I may need to get China involved to back my spending.
Not that its a surprise, but when I see an actual dollar amount down to the pennies, it makes me realize I need to throw the kill switch. Starting with the racing at $60 a month, which in reality is more like $200 because I buy lunch and other crap in the hobby shop. Then goes the Heli flying. I can't take the
($150 per crash) risk of turning my 50 into a smoking hole of nitro and carbon fiber.
I am down to playing with my rock crawler and my 1/16 Revo, if either of those break the cost is minor.
I will resume my RC spending habit when I pay off my motorcycle.

I am curious how many other people have come to the point in RC spending as me and have decided to cut back?
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:56 AM
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$4K last year... Thats what happens when you compete.

DHC8...? Dog House Computer?
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:26 AM
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I wasted lots of money in the past...... in beginning 2009 I decided to cut back my rc spending .... I quit buying new cars, hop up parts, spare parts. I think I did it quite well .

These days I spend around $160-200 bucks per month,... mainly for fuel, glow plug and tires. Just like quit smoking..... the desire to shop will fall after 3 months.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:34 AM
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I tried to cut back spending on hop ups by buying either Factory Team cars or top of the line cars like the new Xray T3. But I found those cars only point the ugly finger at what's not top of the line ... electronics etc.!

I pulled way back on spending by buying the Tmaxx and bashing ... soo much cheaper and easier to maintain !

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Old 11-23-2009, 12:28 PM
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I cut back by getting back into rc racing it is soo much less than racing motorcycles.
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Originally Posted by Brandon_oma#692 View Post
I cut back by getting back into rc racing it is soo much less than racing motorcycles.
I'm with you there. I raced road and mountain bikes for years before I got in this hobby. Having and maintaining five $7,000 bicycles gets a little expensive, not to mention all the necessary accessories, race fee's, club dues, gas, hotels, etc. I realize this isn't the cheapest hobby in the world but it is cheap in comparison.

As for motorcycles, I'm keeping my MV Agusta.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:56 PM
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10000 euros for a full racing year with nationals and international events, like neobuggy and euros in Austria. hurts a bit
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Just think, if you are a smoker and you crush a pack and a half a day thats $3,000+ a year. If you are a drinker and go to the bar once a week and spend $50 thats $2600 a year. If you do both then your just pissin way to much $ away. And all you have to show is charred lungs and a punished liver. Suddenly rc aint all that bad

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My wife says spending a few hundred bucks a month is really not that big of a deal if its for something that keeps me happy. I am not going hog wild and killing everything off, just want to keep things in better check. I agree that there are a lot more expensive hobbies and we can all justify how we spend our money. Then their is the "what if" factor...as in "what if I loose my job". You can't get back what is already spent. I hate a poor economy, it breeds fear.
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Originally Posted by ChillinVillain View Post
$4K last year... Thats what happens when you compete.

DHC8...? Dog House Computer?
Dog house Computer, LOL! Actually its stands for DeHavilland DHC-8 (Dash-8) An airplane I use to fly before US Airways went on a pilot hack and slash. Good times, good times.
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I've just started - was furloughed for the 2nd time this year - no work coming in. I'll have to make do with what I've got on hand, at least for a while.
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Originally Posted by WIITA View Post
Just think, if you are a smoker and you crush a pack and a half a day thats $3,000+ a year. If you are a drinker and go to the bar once a week and spend $50 thats $2600 a year. If you do both then your just pissin way to much $ away. And all you have to show is charred lungs and a punished liver. Suddenly rc aint all that bad
If I could only spend only $50 a night at a bar I would still be going .
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:10 AM
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There are only 2 reasons i'll spend on r/c apart from the race fees.

1) Something is broken and needs replacing.

2) Im slower than someone else because of my equipment.

I don't impulse buy and do my research carefully

This year, i've purchased a brushless system, 3 hex drivers, tyres, additive, some thrust races, differential balls, diff grease and a spur gear.

I don't consider it to be much over the course of a year
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Originally Posted by dhc8guru View Post
Dog house Computer, LOL! Actually its stands for DeHavilland DHC-8 (Dash-8) An airplane I use to fly before US Airways went on a pilot hack and slash. Good times, good times.
I had to make sure. Your from Tx... We send our DHC's to the drilling rigs all over down there.

Sucks you got cut, travel isnt going to increase anytime soon either...
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this was a bad thread to start man I looked at my spending
at just A main and had to stop at page 5 we will just say that
I have at lest 14 T-shirts and leave it at that and not munching
5 new cars,motors and things I think that I will stop thinking about
how much I spend because you can't put a price on being
happy and having fun with friends
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