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2014-04-06 06:17:43 PM  
9 votes:

TinyFist: " A screwdriver is a screwdriver. It's simple and no single one is really better than the other."

I will stab the author in the dick with one of my Klein flatheads or one of my Wiha's.

I'm not even joking.


Oh get off it, MOST people have no need for specialized or expensive tools. You do, that's great but you can't possibly think that it's anywhere near common.

I was a carpenter for many years and I have no idea what those brands are...sounds a tad hipsterish to me.
2014-04-06 06:58:20 PM  
3 votes:

Ambivalence


I am going to disagree on the cars. Used cars are not "a fraction of its original sticker price" at 2-3 years of age, not if they're any good.


FYI: 4/5, 5/7, and 2/3 are fractions.

"Fraction" does not necessarily mean "less than 50%".
2014-04-06 06:36:21 PM  
3 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Buy all your tools new and do not skimp on them in any way.  Buy the best and it will last a lifetime.

Cars, on the other hand, are disposable.  A check for $25k will get you a nice 3 year old ride you can beat the ever loving crap out of, and then get a new one five years later.


Jesus, who in the hell pays $25k for a car?  Not a truck or an SUV, mind you, a car.
2014-04-06 06:34:41 PM  
3 votes:
I am going to disagree on the cars.  Used cars are not "a fraction of its original sticker price" at 2-3 years of age, not if they're any good.  I buy new cars from quality manufacturers and I drive it for 10 years or more until I am literally sick of dealing with whatever issues arise. MY car.  MY butt groove on the seat.  broken in to MY driving style.
2014-04-06 06:34:32 PM  
3 votes:
Buy all your tools new and do not skimp on them in any way.  Buy the best and it will last a lifetime.

Cars, on the other hand, are disposable.  A check for $25k will get you a nice 3 year old ride you can beat the ever loving crap out of, and then get a new one five years later.
2014-04-06 05:25:28 PM  
3 votes:
Umm, no

"a screwdriver is a screwdriver"

no

Writer is a dumbass who probably doesn't even know "righty tighty, lefty loosy"
2014-04-06 09:40:50 PM  
2 votes:
You should only buy "used" if you know what it is you are buying.
2014-04-06 07:09:45 PM  
2 votes:

Five things you should always buy used. Sorry, Pervy McPervyson, but panties aren't on the list


I was a little surprised not to see 'houses' on the list. Not sure if a house counts as a "thing" though.
2014-04-06 07:09:12 PM  
2 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Buy all your tools new and do not skimp on them in any way.  Buy the best and it will last a lifetime.


Horse crap.

If you're an auto mechanic who puts your tools through high stress use on a daily basis, then maybe it's worth paying extra for snap-on or Craftsman, mostly because they will replace them for free if they ever break. But your average do-it-yourselfer is wasting their money on them.

I'm 50 and I've spent my whole life doing most of my own car repair and home improvement projects. Most of my tools are bought from Harbor Freight and they've lasted me for years and years. The only exception to that would be power tools. However even with that in mind there is no need to spend $250 on a Mikita or Dewalt circular saw when a $40 Black & Decker or Skil will do the job just fine.
2014-04-06 07:06:50 PM  
2 votes:

chitownmike: Barfmaker: TinyFist: " A screwdriver is a screwdriver. It's simple and no single one is really better than the other."

I will stab the author in the dick with one of my Klein flatheads or one of my Wiha's.

I'm not even joking.

Oh get off it, MOST people have no need for specialized or expensive tools. You do, that's great but you can't possibly think that it's anywhere near common.

I was a carpenter for many years and I have no idea what those brands are...sounds a tad hipsterish to me.

I understand why you are having a problem understanding this, carpenters are dumb, but don't worry about it you can keep buying shiat tools from harbor freight, if you want to


I'm a builder, and have been for 25 years. I've had the same set of Craftsman hand tools for twenty of those years, (the occasional replaced socket notwithstanding), which is a mid-range brand bought when I couldn't afford better.

I don't believe you have to buy the most expensive tools in order to get ones that will last.

But yes, stay out of Harbor Freight except to buy tools for over hire to borrow.
2014-04-06 06:59:02 PM  
2 votes:

Ambivalence: I am going to disagree on the cars.  Used cars are not "a fraction of its original sticker price" at 2-3 years of age, not if they're any good.  I buy new cars from quality manufacturers and I drive it for 10 years or more until I am literally sick of dealing with whatever issues arise. MY car.  MY butt groove on the seat.  broken in to MY driving style.


Or longer. My toyota is 12 years, 170k, solid as a rock. Gonna drive that car till the wheels fall off.
2014-04-06 06:57:50 PM  
2 votes:
Prostitutes, the brand new ones are way more expensive.
2014-04-06 06:56:45 PM  
2 votes:

Barfmaker: TinyFist: " A screwdriver is a screwdriver. It's simple and no single one is really better than the other."

I will stab the author in the dick with one of my Klein flatheads or one of my Wiha's.

I'm not even joking.

Oh get off it, MOST people have no need for specialized or expensive tools. You do, that's great but you can't possibly think that it's anywhere near common.

I was a carpenter for many years and I have no idea what those brands are...sounds a tad hipsterish to me.


it's not "specialized" or "expensive". it's cast bullshiat vs forged tools.
I've bent so many cheap-ass screwdrivers, it's really not worth buying the cheap ones.
2014-04-06 10:15:53 PM  
1 votes:

ZzeusS: Picked up a 97 Honda Accord with 80k miles for $3k.  Paid cash.  Still feel pretty good about that one.  Been driving it for about a year and a half now.  Brakes, Rotors and 12k service will be ~$600.


I grabbed an '02 civic with a manual tranny and 140k miles on it for $4600 more than two years ago to commute to college, shop, and take the kids to school. I've put 40k miles on it with no issues aside from scheduled maintenance. It's not glamorous and the clear paint coat is peeling in places, but it's safe, cheap, reliable, and gets 30mpg.
2014-04-06 09:17:56 PM  
1 votes:

baka-san: Umm, no

"a screwdriver is a screwdriver"

no

Writer is a dumbass who probably doesn't even know "righty tighty, lefty loosy"


Thank you, I clicked comments to write the same thing.
I have several dozen screw drivers, and the more expensive they are, the longer they last, the better they work, and the less likely they are to be put on a yard sale.
2014-04-06 08:44:17 PM  
1 votes:
What about jewelry and sterling flatware?  You don't want to pay retail for those items.
2014-04-06 08:36:47 PM  
1 votes:

anuran: The_Original_Roxtar:
enjoy your plebemobile.

many of us like cars and see them as more than simple transit.

And many of us realize there are more productive ways to get status and breeding rights. We aren't racing. We aren't driving off-road. All we care about is an economical, safe way of getting from one place to another.

Of course, if you need a penis extension by all means spend an extra fifty thousand on it.


it always comes down to the implied sexual insecurity with you guys. My vehicles have nothing to do with sex.

My motorcycle is more economical and a lot faster than your shiatmobile elantra.
My project 944 cost me less than $2k and is a blast to drive through the mountains or the race track.
My 3-series has a great balance of reliability, cost, and efficiency to make it a great daily.

yes, all you care about is an economical, safe a-b transportation appliance. why don't you ride the bus? I like cars... and so (like any other hobby) I'm content to spend a few dollars extra to get something nice.
We all have hobbies... surely there is something you spend unnecessary money on for the pure enjoyment of it. if not, why you so poor bro?
2014-04-06 07:53:26 PM  
1 votes:

Bourbonman: Baryogenesis: Jim_Callahan: Ambivalence: Marcus Aurelius: Buy all your tools new and do not skimp on them in any way.  Buy the best and it will last a lifetime.

Cars, on the other hand, are disposable.  A check for $25k will get you a nice 3 year old ride you can beat the ever loving crap out of, and then get a new one five years later.

Jesus, who in the hell pays $25k for a car?  Not a truck or an SUV, mind you, a car.

Yeah, even NEW cars only run like 17k - 24k if you're buying a basic "gets you from A to B" vehicle or a light-duty truck.

If you're paying much more than 10 or maybe 12 for a used vehicle you're getting ripped off.

That's essentially the thought that crossed my mind the last time I bought a car.  15 grand for a 5 year old car with 100k miles on it?  No thanks.  There must have been something wrong with the used car market at the time.

Remember "Cash for Clunkers"? The federal government spent 3 billion dollars to drive up the price of used cars and boost the sales of new cars encourage people to buy newer, more efficient cars, while sending older, less efficient cars to recycling.



That only took ~750,000 cars off the road. What caused the decrease in used cars was car sales going from 16 million to 9 million when the housing bubble blew up Wall Street.  That was 7 million new cars of which most buyers would have traded in a used car for.

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2014-04-06 07:48:59 PM  
1 votes:
The_Original_Roxtar:
enjoy your plebemobile.

many of us like cars and see them as more than simple transit.


And many of us realize there are more productive ways to get status and breeding rights. We aren't racing. We aren't driving off-road. All we care about is an economical, safe way of getting from one place to another.

Of course, if you need a penis extension by all means spend an extra fifty thousand on it.
2014-04-06 07:47:59 PM  
1 votes:

The_Original_Roxtar: Barfmaker: TinyFist: " A screwdriver is a screwdriver. It's simple and no single one is really better than the other."

I will stab the author in the dick with one of my Klein flatheads or one of my Wiha's.

I'm not even joking.

Oh get off it, MOST people have no need for specialized or expensive tools. You do, that's great but you can't possibly think that it's anywhere near common.

I was a carpenter for many years and I have no idea what those brands are...sounds a tad hipsterish to me.

it's not "specialized" or "expensive". it's cast bullshiat vs forged tools.
I've bent so many cheap-ass screwdrivers, it's really not worth buying the cheap ones.


I'm just an amateur when it comes to tools, but my father was a machinist and I still have many of his tools, some going back to the start of his career in Europe in the early 50s. Even I can tell there is a big difference between a screwdriver that very nearly fits a screw head and one that fits it perfectly. The difference is even greater when working with sockets. There is also the intangible satisfaction that comes with using quality tools that work perfectly.
2014-04-06 07:38:12 PM  
1 votes:

Baryogenesis: Jim_Callahan: Ambivalence: Marcus Aurelius: Buy all your tools new and do not skimp on them in any way.  Buy the best and it will last a lifetime.

Cars, on the other hand, are disposable.  A check for $25k will get you a nice 3 year old ride you can beat the ever loving crap out of, and then get a new one five years later.

Jesus, who in the hell pays $25k for a car?  Not a truck or an SUV, mind you, a car.

Yeah, even NEW cars only run like 17k - 24k if you're buying a basic "gets you from A to B" vehicle or a light-duty truck.

If you're paying much more than 10 or maybe 12 for a used vehicle you're getting ripped off.

That's essentially the thought that crossed my mind the last time I bought a car.  15 grand for a 5 year old car with 100k miles on it?  No thanks.  There must have been something wrong with the used car market at the time.


Remember "Cash for Clunkers"? The federal government spent 3 billion dollars to drive up the price of used cars and boost the sales of new cars encourage people to buy newer, more efficient cars, while sending older, less efficient cars to recycling.
2014-04-06 07:35:28 PM  
1 votes:
No pictures of used panties yet? Fark, you slippin'!

Just no period panties, mmmkay?
2014-04-06 07:35:09 PM  
1 votes:

TheTurtle: skinink: I think people can buy used computers that have been wiped and from offices that have upgraded computers. I think the majority of people do not need to splurge money on the latest and greatest if they only do basic things with their computers (web surf, email, moderate picture editing, streaming video, games that do not need the best CPU and GPU). There's no reason to spend on a new computer. Most people have slow computers because they don't do basic maintenance on their computers so it gets cluttered up and slow.

...but anything over about three years old is basically worthless, except Apple, in which case it's maybe six years.Friends call me and ask if I need their old 2003 Windows XP desktop with a monster power-wasting 15" CRT and a whopping 120Gb hard drive, and I tell them, no, my phone is probably more powerful.

Place I used to work (large federal), used to put all their retired desktops on pallets and give them to churches and schools, until the churches and schools started telling us, "we already have Pentium IIs, why the fark do we want your old 286es?"  They all went to landfills after that.


Well that's a load of horseshiat, especially where a person is going to use the computer for the equivalent of light office work. Anything sold within the last 6-8 years is probably going to be fine. I have a perfectly functional T61 Thinkpad from 2007. I had a Dell Optiplex 620 from 2005 and only got rid of it when some capacitors on the mother board died. My parents use an Optiplex 745 SFF frmo 2008.
2014-04-06 07:34:10 PM  
1 votes:
You tool queens seem to have missed a point. Buy your quality used, if you can. But if you value your time the difference in price might be nil. That's why Snap-On comes to your door.

Of course, in some cases antiques work. Block planes, verneer gauges (provided you can read them). I have a century old Starett micrometer that still works. And I love slide rules and other old things like that. I had to refrain from buying a Gilson on ebay after discovering them in the back of a 1924 PopMech.
2014-04-06 07:32:03 PM  
1 votes:

Ambivalence: I am going to disagree on the cars.  Used cars are not "a fraction of its original sticker price" at 2-3 years of age, not if they're any good.  I buy new cars from quality manufacturers and I drive it for 10 years or more until I am literally sick of dealing with whatever issues arise. MY car.  MY butt groove on the seat.  broken in to MY driving style.


I'm going to disagree with your disagreement. Quality cars, in particular, should be bought used. There are large numbers of 2-3 year old lease returns available at the manufacturer's dealership. The key is to deal with the brand's dealer and not one of the used-car mega stores. Manufacturers retain the best lease returns for themselves and sell them as certified pre-owned, the rest go on to those mega-stores. In fact, my M-B dealer has a large showroom with only lease-returns. Every one of them is a car that they leased out when new and which they serviced themselves throughout its short life. They're not exactly giving them away, but the deals are very good.

My 2009 R320 BlueTec with less than 60000km was just over half the price of a new one when I bought it in 2012. And that's with an additional 3 year 80000km warranty.
2014-04-06 07:30:25 PM  
1 votes:
If you think screwdrivers are the same...recall the last time you stripped the head trying to get a rusty screw out...Those were brand name Chinese stamped screwdrivers - I'm looking at you Craftsman. Buy American and get a much better product that will last a lifetime...like the OLD Craftsman tools.
2014-04-06 07:22:27 PM  
1 votes:

Ambivalence


The use of "Fraction" implies a significant savings that does not exist.


According to KBB.com:

new 2014 Audi A4 Premium w/ AWD and automatic: ~$34,000

2011 Audi A4 w/ AWD and automatic, 45K miles: ~$24,000 (from a dealer)

A 30% reduction in price is not "significant"?
2014-04-06 07:16:21 PM  
1 votes:

Barfmaker: TinyFist: " A screwdriver is a screwdriver. It's simple and no single one is really better than the other."

I will stab the author in the dick with one of my Klein flatheads or one of my Wiha's.

I'm not even joking.

Oh get off it, MOST people have no need for specialized or expensive tools. You do, that's great but you can't possibly think that it's anywhere near common.

I was a carpenter for many years and I have no idea what those brands are...sounds a tad hipsterish to me.


Never heard of either brand before and looked them up. Wiha seems reasonably priced, and Klein seems like Gucci for men.  Paying big bucks for specialty tools like dremels and bits are ones thing, but I'm not paying $12 for one farking flathead screwdriver.
2014-04-06 07:08:56 PM  
1 votes:
I buy used Real Dolls, but only if she's well taken care of. Many men get sick of the blonde or brunette and want a change of pace, and that's where I can get one for a fraction of the price, and believe me, they are pricey. I don't change their name, though, out of respect.
2014-04-06 07:05:23 PM  
1 votes:
Or longer. My toyota is 12 years, 170k, solid as a rock. Gonna drive that car till the wheels fall off.
2014-04-06 07:00:47 PM  
1 votes:
Rigid = plumbing
Klein = electrical
Estwing = hammers
Craftsman = tape measures (free lifetime replacement)

Buy em once and you'll have em forever. Don't need to be a pro.
2014-04-06 06:53:37 PM  
1 votes:

Ambivalence: Marcus Aurelius: Buy all your tools new and do not skimp on them in any way.  Buy the best and it will last a lifetime.

Cars, on the other hand, are disposable.  A check for $25k will get you a nice 3 year old ride you can beat the ever loving crap out of, and then get a new one five years later.

Jesus, who in the hell pays $25k for a car?  Not a truck or an SUV, mind you, a car.


Yeah, even NEW cars only run like 17k - 24k if you're buying a basic "gets you from A to B" vehicle or a light-duty truck.

If you're paying much more than 10 or maybe 12 for a used vehicle you're getting ripped off.
2014-04-06 06:53:07 PM  
1 votes:

Rand's lacy underwear: Sorry, Pervy McPervyson, but panties aren't on the list

shiat. Time to find a new name.


Coincidentally, shiat is why I shouldn't-

Y'know what? Nevermind.
2014-04-06 06:53:01 PM  
1 votes:
I think people can buy used computers that have been wiped and from offices that have upgraded computers. I think the majority of people do not need to splurge money on the latest and greatest if they only do basic things with their computers (web surf, email, moderate picture editing, streaming video, games that do not need the best CPU and GPU). There's no reason to spend on a new computer. Most people have slow computers because they don't do basic maintenance on their computers so it gets cluttered up and slow.
2014-04-06 06:52:25 PM  
1 votes:
Trains. Don't buy new trains.
2014-04-06 06:52:02 PM  
1 votes:
Sorry, Pervy McPervyson, but panties aren't on the list

shiat. Time to find a new name.
2014-04-06 05:31:07 PM  
1 votes:
" A screwdriver is a screwdriver. It's simple and no single one is really better than the other."

I will stab the author in the dick with one of my Klein flatheads or one of my Wiha's.

I'm not even joking.
 
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