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what things did you decide to pay a bit more for that were a significant improvement from before? what's worth the premium?

 

better towels? expensive sheets? a specific computer keyboard?

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Higher thread count sheets. Not to be confused with getting high and counting sheeps.

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There really isn't such a thing as a good cheap paint brush.  You can see how much better the good ones work.

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Good kitchen equipment. Vitamix, good blender, knives, good gas range, meat grinder, etc.

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Weber grill.  Paid close to $900 for it 6 years ago.  Still rock solid and cooks as even as the day I bought it with no more maintenance than cleaning it.

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$5/month for the ad free, limitless skips Pandora

Good TP

A good mattress and pillows

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Yikes.  Been pondering this for a few minutes and honestly I can't think of anything.  I don't think we really own anything that great.  Was late to the ballgame for buying an HDTV, still drive a 2004 Toyota, and have pretty much cheap everything else.   :sadbanana:

Maybe going with a Criquet polo over stuff from Target or whatever?  That's probably the best I got here.  

But yeah.... :blackdot:  

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Just now, -OZ- said:

$5/month for the ad free, limitless skips Pandora

Good TP

I'm considering the first just so I don't have to hear that one Tide commercial.

And the second, yeah... I thought of adding this too.

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12 minutes ago, nirad3 said:

I'm considering the first just so I don't have to hear that one Tide commercial.

I waited for a long time before getting it, but I run a lot with Pandora playing and all of our long drives have it on. 

Commercials are bad enough but I really like being able to skip songs.

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Just now, -OZ- said:

I waited for a long time before getting it, but I run a lot with Pandora playing and all of our long drives have it on. 

Commercials are bad enough but I really like being able to skip songs.

I listen from 9am-4pm M-F while at work.  It's really just background noise for me but sometimes I "get into it".

I can skip songs... sometimes skipping initiates a commercial, sometimes it doesn't.

I may just bite the bullet and get the upgraded version.  

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Our house.. Went from in town, less then 1/4 acre and roughly 1,000 sq. ft. 

To just outside city limits(about 1 mile), almost 3 acres and about double the square footage.. with not having to pay city taxes our monthly payments are roughly the same. :bowtie:

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weed

coffee maker

shoes

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33 minutes ago, Quint said:

Scotty Cameron Newport II putter

 

:goodposting: this won't get the attention it deserves. i don't own one and would never spend the money, but know three people who got one whom I play with regularly and their putting skills for some reason has gone up noticeably. it's all mental, right?

1 hour ago, Leroy Hoard said:

Higher thread count sheets.

:goodposting:

Charmins toilet paper. You don't realize it's more expensive because price wise looks the same as other brands but you actually get less squares per roll because it's plush. nice and plush and thick.

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54 minutes ago, top dog said:

Weber grill.  Paid close to $900 for it 6 years ago.  Still rock solid and cooks as even as the day I bought it with no more maintenance than cleaning it.

This one for sure.  After a couple cheap grills, this is a no brainer and worth every penny.

Some others:

Google WiFi Mesh router

Breville toaster oven

SSD drive on our last computer for boot up

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Does Lasik over contacts count?   Best money I've ever spent.    Certainly my mountain bike if we're comparing it to something you'd get from walmart.   My lawn tractor without a doubt over a push mower if they're both in the same category.   

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42 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

Slightly crazy girlfriend -> stable wife

Ended up saving money in the long run...

same chick?

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1 hour ago, urbanhack said:

weed

coffee maker

shoes

I'd rank them shoes, coffee maker, weed, but in any order it's a good list.

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9 minutes ago, Brony said:

Heated seats

yeah, i can't go back.

toss in remote start as well.

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1 hour ago, NutterButter said:

Does Lasik over contacts count?   Best money I've ever spent.    Certainly my mountain bike if we're comparing it to something you'd get from walmart.   My lawn tractor without a doubt over a push mower if they're both in the same category.   

Lasik for sure. Don’t know why I waited it is such an amazing quality of life jump. 

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3 minutes ago, cheese said:

Lasik for sure. Don’t know why I waited it is such an amazing quality of life jump. 

Says literally everyone that's had it done.   What an amazing medical technology.   

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every travel upgrade has been worth it.

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I will third shoes.

also Spotify premium

have been thinking about a remote start for years but have a hard time because I would mainly only use it for about 4 months of the year.

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57 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

I will third shoes.

also Spotify premium

have been thinking about a remote start for years but have a hard time because I would mainly only use it for about 4 months of the year.

totally worth it. even in summer when you get in your car and it's 130 for the first 5 minutes.

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3 hours ago, Sand said:

There really isn't such a thing as a good cheap paint brush.  You can see how much better the good ones work.

Damn right. If you don’t use a Purdy, your painting looks turdy.

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Almost all sporting equipment (especially golf clubs and balls). 

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4 hours ago, NewlyRetired said:

Slightly crazy girlfriend -> stable wife

Ended up saving money in the long run...

Second wife better than first.

Also a cost savings.

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Already mentioned that I'll agree with:

Weber Grill - went through a few 2-300 "disposable" grills before i finally decided to get one.

Paint brushes - a quality brush like Purdy makes the job easier.

I'll add:

Tools - Power tools (I prefer Milwaukee) and hand tools. Having the right tools makes home projects so much easier and enjoyable.

Underwear - Exofficio >>> Hanes

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Natural gas grill over propane. Extra cost for a gas guy to add a line to the grill. Absolutely worth it to me.

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2 hours ago, Long Ball Larry said:

 

Spotify premium

THIS

I’ve lived through vinyl, cassettes, CD, MP3s...Columbia House, Sam Goodie, Napster, Limewire...etc.

Lord love .33 a day to replace all of that.

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Without a doubt - first class/business on a flight. 

Domestically, its anywhere from $200-400 more per flight. Its worth it. So much easier to work. Depending on what you do, can definitely make it up in the air by working.

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3 minutes ago, whoknew said:

Without a doubt - first class/business on a flight. 

Domestically, its anywhere from $200-400 more per flight. Its worth it. So much easier to work. Depending on what you do, can definitely make it up in the air by working.

Agree 100%.  If I'm on a flight longer than an hour, there's no way I'm sitting in coach anymore.  Especially being 6'5" and broad shouldered, coach is practically torture.

I will also say.....  underwear.  I started buying premium drawers about 2 years ago and I'll never go back to a Hanes/Fruit of the Loom type brand again.

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I'm not sure if this counts as an upgrade, but the difference between a Holiday Inn and a W is immense. 

I'm definitely spoiled but I would not enjoy staying below a 3.5* hotel.

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3 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Good champagne

a real cigar cutter

higher quality tailored suit

 

Gucci monocle and cashmere smoking jacket too 

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My British butler is WAY better than my American one was. 

Costs a little more, but the attention to detail + the pride in the job makes the extra expense worthwhile. 

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11 hours ago, Drunken knight said:

every travel upgrade has been worth it.

Agreed. I never regret it if I pay extra for first or business class,

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It is meaningless today, but back in the late 90's, when I upgraded my old VCR to the first progressive scan DVD player, it was such a huge jump in quality to my eyes.

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1 hour ago, CletiusMaximus said:

Good champagne

a real cigar cutter

higher quality tailored suit

 

Don't know about the other two but I can vouch for this.

Just bought a new suit by Hart Schaffner Marx and it makes one feel like a million bucks. Throw in the $160 shirt and $160 tie and now you're really feeling it!

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