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Old 05-26-2016, 08:10 PM
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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I like his style. He can probably even distinguish between "need" and "want" unlike a lot of people raised in the developed world.

Reminds me of Phil Collins who never got into spending his money on things unless they were Alamo-related collectibles.
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:47 AM
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Penny wise and pound foolish... Doubtful.

I think most sensible folks realize that if it functions , in good shape, why buy new or because it's in style?

Clothing maybe a necessity . This gent realized how to spend on a necessity.

A lost skill is sewing.. Yet so many flea markets can be a Mecca for re-design !
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by KaaBoom View Post
In this article it says he also gets his hair cut in developing countries to save money. So he spends a thousand dollars to fly to a third world country, just so he can save $10 on a hair cut? I call him a BS artist. I donít buy any of it.

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad admits to buying clothes in car markets
Sorry, but that's a dumb conclusion. If you're a billionaire business owner with stores in multiple countries, you likely travel a lot, which gives you the opportunity to get your hair cut in 3rd world countries when traveling.

I did the same thing when I took a vacation to Peru. No, of course, I didn't go there just to get a haircut, but I took advantage of the opportunity when it presented itself. Sheesh.
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:08 PM
Location: Central IL
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To me it's a matter of the cost of time. I buy thrift store stuff - clothes, sometimes furniture...but it takes time and patience. I'd assume his time is pretty valuable - why not shop online for that stuff? Unless it's his hobby and he REALLY enjoys it, doesn't makes sense. But, since when do people do what makes sense - usually do what we want and figure out a way to justify it after the fact. <shrug>
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