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Old 10-09-2010, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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Well, I have some great news for you!

If you go to the WalMart or Payless on Talbert Ave, or the Target on Adams Ave, you can pick up a pair for less than $12.00.
Just don't get it wet, else they'll fall apart.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I was joking about the flip flops, I would never pay that much for any shoe. When I picked them up and saw the price tag, down they went. I just don't understand why everyone is thinking I would have bought them. They were cute though...........
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I was joking about the flip flops, I would never pay that much for any shoe. When I picked them up and saw the price tag, down they went. I just don't understand why everyone is thinking I would have bought them. They were cute though...........
Same reason people pay $2 (and circle for a parking space and park their car and walk inside and wait in line) for a $0.50 cup of coffee.

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Old 10-09-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I was joking about the flip flops, I would never pay that much for any shoe. When I picked them up and saw the price tag, down they went. I just don't understand why everyone is thinking I would have bought them. They were cute though...........
I just didn't want you to leave, and then find out later that you had alternatives.

Actually, I knew you were kidding, just using it as a comment.

However, a lot of folks who don't post at all read this forum for insights about various areas they may be contemplating, and I wanted to just get out the comment that "normal" prices for items are available here too.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:51 AM
 
Location: Orange County, California
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yup!

here's some for under $5
Clothes for women, men, kids and baby | Old Navy
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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but when I pick up a pair of flip flops that cost $94, I say, it's time to go home.
Isnt flip flop just a fancy name for a pair of beefed up shower shoes? Could grab a pair of the latter at any 99 Cents Only store.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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Oh come on. Unless they're deep in debt, I'm sure they could afford a home somewhere inland like Brea or Placentia. What they're probably upset about is they can't afford one in Laguna or Newport.
Sure you can afford a home in OC if you don't mind living in a gang land, or a drug turf. Otherwise, it's going to cost you money. Check out the cost of homes in Irvine (not Laguna Beach or Newport Beach). They require pretty high incomes and cash outlays.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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Yep, the people who say its not that expensive either make tons of money, brought equity with them, don't mind living paycheck to paycheck, or are too young to care about having a house and family.
Well I bought in the late 90s before "creative financing" became really popular and I think homes were priced somewhat well back then.

Now days, I'm honestly surprised when I see homes closing at $325/square foot, and buyers think that's a "good deal".
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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But I am going to move back to AZ in a couple of months. People told me how expensive it was here, but until you live here, you just can't imagine. I live close to the Ocean so there is not a lot of sun and boy I sure miss the sun.
i hear you on the cost, i didn't know how expensive CA was until I visited TX, boy oh boy, for what i pay in rent in CA I could live in a brand new, state of the art living complex with its own private movie theater, gourmet restaurants inside the complex. And be about a stone's throw away from Downtown Austin.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of the Aux Arcs
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Same reason people pay $2 (and circle for a parking space and park their car and walk inside and wait in line) for a $0.50 cup of coffee.
Ya mean in CA they now charge ya ta tour a parkin' lot? Next up they'll be chargin' for an' taxin' the polluted air ya breathe -- the more the pollution the higher the tax!

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i hear you on the cost, i didn't know how expensive CA was until I visited TX, boy oh boy, for what i pay in rent in CA I could live in a brand new, state of the art living complex with its own private movie theater, gourmet restaurants inside the complex. And be about a stone's throw away from Downtown Austin.
But would you be earning enough there to live like that back there? Wages usually seem to ebb and flow with housing prices.
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