Nerding out on internet purchases

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Akratus, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Gnarles Bronson

    Gnarles Bronson regular mutant

    373
    Oct 30, 2011
    Damn, it really is the 21st century isn't it? This sounds just like something you would hear a couple of day traders talking about at lunch...
     
  2. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Well that stands to reason... considering I've returned to schooling to pursue another degree, this time in Business, with a focus on Entrepreneurial Investing, and my almost-2-decades-long passion for business and investing are the reason why I gravitated towards virtual markets. =)
     
  3. Gnarles Bronson

    Gnarles Bronson regular mutant

    373
    Oct 30, 2011
    I think you've found your calling man.
     
  4. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    And I don't even have a PS3. I just got some extra funds, was looking around, spotted the collector's edition for 40 euro's. And I thought, I don't reaaally need it, right? Well when I remembered it has a comic book, no, *the* amazing fantastic comic book, I knew that one second hand copy was to be mine.

    How I feel right now:


    Anyone interested in a second hand New Vegas copy for ps3? Standard edition. ;)
     
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  5. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    I'm confused. You bought not 1, but TWO copies of FONV for PS3 (one Standard, and now one Collector's Edition) yet don't own a PS3, yourself?
     
  6. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    No I bought the Collector's Edition for everything but the game, so if anyone is interested in taking it off my hands. . . (it was a joke)
     
  7. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Oh, gotcha. I'm dumb. >_<
     
  8. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I just spent just over $100 (my average months fun money) just for four t-shirts, but all by hobby artists who put stuff on RedBubble where companies or artists can put there symbols or pictures on shirts and other things. I normally rarely buy clothes and only so I have decent looking clothes that are also functional for weather or work. I've never payed more than $10 for a shirt and it feels extravagant, but I no these aren't mass-produced and the artists get money they'd otherwise never earn.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  9. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Yeah I got all my t-shirts from redbubble too.

     
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  10. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Goon: It's in spanish.

    Me: What?

    Goon: It's in spanish, the whole game and comic book, it's all in spanish.

    Me: I want that son of a bitch dead.

    I want you to get this fuck where he breathes! I want you to find this nancy-boy second-hand seller, I want him DEAD! I want his family DEAD! I want his house burned to the GROUND! I wanna go there in the middle of the night and I wanna PISS ON HIS ASHES!

    So yeah I am now the proud owner of an english new vegas collector's edition with spanish ps3 copy of the game, and a spanish copy of all-roads.

    I don't care how much work this takes I am like taking some stickers or some shit and pasting over every text bubble in this book.

    Son of a bitch.
     
  11. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Spanish? Well, that sucks. :rofl:
     
  12. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Fuck this, it's getting shipped back. Fuckin 40 euro's man. Shoulda gotten it on an online second hand marketplace in the first place. Already found one for at least half the price.
     
  13. Seden

    Seden First time out of the vault

    32
    Aug 31, 2006
    *sifflote*

    As to nerding, hm.
    Culture products ?
    Mkay, but !
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cynaps-mint-hands-free-ears-free-headset-120db

    That being something to stand out, talk about (along with some "vibration speaker, be it @home (fixed) or a portable one (I use one on my pro desk, no hp but music coming from the old, heavy wood & stone desk = surprise for most if not all newcomers (ah, politics).

    As to cultural products, not sure what I would consider, that said, they are more of option over time limited availability so far (out of the one received, for about 1/4 to more of the ratio for years now (communication between social being ..)

    Pas si simple.
     
  14. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    That'll learn ya! >=D
     
  15. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Well I'm still getting a V for Vendetta hardcover copy, and I'm planning on purchasing that big black tome "The Chronicles of Conan." So at least I got that going for me.
     
  16. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Gollancz edition of Conan?
     
  17. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Yes. They also have lovecraft, but I'm less sure whether I'll enjoy lovecraft as much.

    Edit: Just ordered the conan tome.
     
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  18. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Yeah, I have Gollancz's Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales, which is basically 95% of Lovecraft's work (not counting his letters).
    I've seen that Conan book too, and it's pretty much the same take when it comes to format, cover, paper quality etc. If that's the case, you might have fun finding some printing errors here and there - proofreading doesn't seem to be Gollancz's favorite job. Still, great and affordable editions if you're looking for complete works.
     
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  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well. No ones expecting the spanish inquisition!
     
  20. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Just realized, which Akratus' "damn, shouldn'a done that" moment helped remind me, I never followed up on whether my latest buys would cost me or pay for themselves, in that topic of Steam purchases I brought up a few weeks ago.

    Well, turns out I was right, the trend continued and my investment turned into another costly liability. Serves me right for observing predictable, repeated trends and postulating that "this one time" it would go the other way. XD

    So I lost a good $50-75 on these poor decisions, but the last few weeks I've been making back good money on other purchases, which if continued, would net me $30 in a few weeks. Then if I were to just liquidate my failed investments and cut my losses, that would lower my lost money to $10-35, so combined I'd have recouped my losses if I keep this up. Sadly, Valve has decided that RIGHT NOW would be an excellent time to start implementing new rules to "prevent scams", which makes using their Market less and less convenient. Typical. I figure out a way to dig myself out of a hole, and fate decides that a mudslide is in order. ~_~

    But y'know what? In for a penny, in for a pound! I'm mining that fucking mudslide for gold! So even if I'm delayed in digging myself out, I'm not gonna let anything stop me from beating this bitch. =)