Im a Highroad JUNKIE


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mrcooper
July 13, 2009, 02:15 PM
I just joined about a Month ago and have already spent over $1300.00 I need to stop so I can squander my money on food rent and clothing and such, can any one help me????

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CoRoMo
July 13, 2009, 03:13 PM
What makes you think you need help? Food, rent, and clothing are all overrated.

danprkr
July 13, 2009, 03:25 PM
What makes you think you need help? Food, rent, and clothing are all overrated.

Exactly man, get your priorities straight or give up your man card right now! :fire:

crebralfix
July 13, 2009, 03:29 PM
Nope.

BTW, there's this new gun they just released....

hso
July 13, 2009, 03:30 PM
If you have money left and room for ammo why do you have money left and room for ammo??? :scrutiny: ;)

If you can pay the bills and make the various savings account schedules why not spend your extra money on this hobby like any other. :D

On the other hand, you should be looking up schools to learn the skills needed to make that new gear run. That will eat through whatever you have left in a hurry. :evil:

TOTC
July 13, 2009, 05:05 PM
PBJ, mac & cheese, bologna, hot dogs, all will sustain you. Burn a candle and sleep in a tent. :)

JImbothefiveth
July 13, 2009, 05:08 PM
If you're serious try setting a strict budget for guns. I can only spend about $500 a year

DRYHUMOR
July 13, 2009, 05:11 PM
mmm mmm mmm... :rolleyes:

I think the term is Gunaholic. :cool:

Welcome to the club. :p

CoRoMo
July 13, 2009, 05:31 PM
I've tried a couple different methods to keep my purchases under control. They all were intended to smooth the news of a firearms purchase and its expense, to the wife. I'm happy to share them here.

I began by limiting my buys to one firearm per year, but that one firearm could range in price from $200 - $2,000. If I buy a $200 pistol that year, it's bad for me/good for wife. If it is the $2,000 rifle that year, good for me/bad for wife.

Then I settled on a dollar amount. $1,000 per year was pretty good, but I was able to buy three and four guns that year on that budget. The wife didn't like that too much either. Don't ask me why.

I then decided that the problem wasn't the quantity or budget limit, but was the source of the money. The wife and I decided that I could buy all the guns I want, as long as I only use money from recycling scrap metal. Okay then. This has worked out great! I don't use the family/household income, and the sky is the limit. This year I'll likely spend close to $3,000 on two firearms. I already bought/have one, and the next will happen before November.

Bonus: It interested the wife enough that she's got her own stack of gun money stashed away for her first sidearm. She sells junk on craigslist and saves that cash.

Finding little ways to make spare cash is addicting I tell ya!

Artic
July 13, 2009, 06:15 PM
I just joined the club :D

BP Hunter
July 13, 2009, 06:17 PM
Hey, it's not an addiction....they are investments, right?:rolleyes::D;)

Georgia Gunner
July 13, 2009, 06:22 PM
RENT! Don't got no rent I lives in the woods. CLOTHES! Don't need no stinkin clothes traded mine for ammo years ago. FOOD! I just eat the things that are smaller than me.

Now you might think I'm a crazy naked man that lives in the woods because I don't got a house,clothes,or food. But what I do have is a nice little collection of lead slingers and a bunch of lead. So we will see how well your food, clothes and shelter help you when the zombies come because I can tell you this even zombies won't mess with a naked wildman carrying a sks and a 12 gauge. :D

cyclopsshooter
July 13, 2009, 06:56 PM
I started working at a gun store five months ago... you think you have it bad??? there have been weeks where i lived off of saltines so i could get that one extra box of ammo for that new gun that came in... which i just happened to buy:D

John Parker
July 13, 2009, 06:58 PM
PBJ, mac & cheese, bologna, hot dogs, all will sustain you.

I don't have your fancy tastes. Ramen! In COLD water, nonetheless! ;-)

Lumpy76
July 13, 2009, 07:01 PM
I always look at them as an investnent. I tell the wife that they are a very liquid investment.

TOTC
July 13, 2009, 07:05 PM
I think the term is Gunaholic.

Me: Hi, my name is TOTC, and..... I'm a gunaholic (sigh)

The Group; Hi TOTC, welcome

Walkalong
July 13, 2009, 08:58 PM
Yes, welcome, you are among good company.............:)

bearmgc
July 13, 2009, 09:07 PM
I got 4 more years to retirement. Then I can become a High Road junky fulltime, sigh....I'm soooo envious.

murph50
July 13, 2009, 09:29 PM
$1300 in your first month--yea--that's the sign of a newby:D
Don't worry--after you've accumulated 30 or 40 guns things will mellow out a little and you'll just start getting only 3 or 4 new ones a year because the rest of your money will be needed for ammo and holsters
Welcome to the club mrcooper

Savage Shooter
July 13, 2009, 09:41 PM
RENT-ha build your house out of sticks and live in the woods.
FOOD-hmf:rolleyes: you have guns USE THEM.:evil:
CLOTHS-skin the animals you shoot and make em yourself.:D

2RCO
July 13, 2009, 09:47 PM
Don't worry--after you've accumulated 30 or 40 guns things will mellow out a little

Yeah I thought that would happen it didn't.. I rarely go a week without buying a gun. I need to stop but I can't nor do I really want to. I'd probably just get another hobby that wouldn't hold any value. At least the guns keep and sometimes gain value.

kirklandkie
July 13, 2009, 10:02 PM
PBJ, mac & cheese, bologna, hot dogs, all will sustain you.
I don't have your fancy tastes. Ramen! In COLD water, nonetheless! ;-)
ramen? you were lucky to have ramen.... i live off of a strict regiment of cold tea which i drink out of a rolled up newspaper.
i'll say i live in a shoebox in the middle of the road...
name the above reference for 2 points
lol

-kirk

starkadder
July 14, 2009, 12:20 AM
Ramen? you were lucky to have ramen....I live off a strict regiment of cold tea, which I drink out of a rolled up newspaper. I'll say I live in a shoebox in the middle of the road.

Luxury!!!! I "live" in a rolled up newspaper in a septic tank.... have to get up at 3:00 am and lick the tank clean with me toungue for sustinance before I go to work my 22 hour shift at the mill. You tell the kids of today that and they won't believe you.:D:D:D:D:D

Do whatever it takes, it's worth it in the end.

Long live M.P.

This is this! It's not something else, it's this!

ALWAYS REMEMBER OUR MEN AND WOMEN OVER THERE.

Artic
July 14, 2009, 11:33 AM
Here's the list...

1. GUNS

2. WOMEN

3. BILLS :D

hso
July 14, 2009, 01:04 PM
Luxury!!!!

I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo).

But! He had a nice gun collection.

HAH! :neener:

statelineblues
July 15, 2009, 06:11 AM
I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.

You were lucky...:neener:

crebralfix
July 16, 2009, 02:20 AM
I'm a Breatharian.

Ramen...extravagent expense! Tea...frivolous. Both of you should be reported to the SEC, FCC, ATF, President and the local union. Sheesh.

scrat
July 16, 2009, 02:25 AM
HI ROAD JUNKIE hahahah look how many post i have hahahahah

Nematocyst
July 16, 2009, 02:30 AM
The wife and I decided that I could buy all the guns I want, as long as I only use money from recycling scrap metal. Ah, so that's what happened to that steel span bridge that disappeared on the other side of town. :scrutiny:

Ky Larry
July 16, 2009, 03:05 PM
My wife and I have worked out a deal. When the gun safe was full and I had guns chained to the bedframe in the spare bedroom and stashed around the house, she said "NO more." Now, when something new comes in, something old has to go. If your wife is like mine, tell her you'll only spend as much anually on guns as she spends on shoes and purses and the same rule applies.

LRaccuracy
July 16, 2009, 07:13 PM
Guns are the only thing I found I wanted to do all my life and not divorce...

like I said before. I lave learned one thing about myself when it comes to guns... I am always one gun short of being happy...

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