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Old 12-03-2018, 08:48 AM
 
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The most outlandish gifts are the ones I see on TV with the couples each getting new cars.

“I love it”

I didn’t know getting a new car was a Xmas gift idea. I’m just a ho hum Midwesterner.
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:45 PM
 
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The most outlandish gifts are the ones I see on TV with the couples each getting new cars.

I love it

I didnt know getting a new car was a Xmas gift idea. Im just a ho hum Midwesterner.
DH and I used to laugh about that. What it really boils down to is that one person committed a very large amount of joint funds without the knowledge of the other person. Doesn't matter if it was a loan or cash taken out of investments, doesn't matter of the person who bought it brings in all the income- it's money that now can't be spent elsewhere. We agreed we'd never "gift" each other a car and never did.

A couple of years ago I was browsing in the nicest jewelry store in gtown while waiting for a repair and bent into a contortion and squinted so I could read the price tag on a huge, sparkly diamond necklace. It was $100,000. I wouldn't have wanted that as a gift, either.
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Old Today, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Gunbarrel/Boulder, Colorado
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Was shopping at the Costco north of Denver (Broomfield, I think). Passing through the wine and liquor section, there was a tall glass case with a bottle of Scotch (I think!) that was priced around $35,000.00 !


That's the cost of a pretty nice basic SUV or something ... sheesh ... over $100 a shot (glass) ?


Edited to add: The glass case had a padlock on it ...
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