simonworden Posted February 12, 2017 Share Posted February 12, 2017 Reading a thread in the on topic section got me thinking how when you are younger, be it your early 20's, Teen's or younger you really do waste your money on certain things. For example when I was a kid a lot of my mates loved all the Warhammer type models, being fairly attractive to a young lad I started buying it and even bought one of the over priced boxed games as well. Problem was I couldn't paint, I couldn't understand the rules and even now when some die hard fan mates have got me to play the board games I find them slow and dull and usually find a reason to get out of them quickly. I was even worse as a kid. The amount I spent on buying the basic packs and cheaper models and making them look like dogshit then sticking them in a cupboard as it was time to have a go on the SNES must have driven my parents up the wall. There was one time a toy shop in the village had some truck for an army my friend was collecting and I was half interested in. We went in on it together and bought it. I glued it together gave it to him for painting and never saw it again as I lost interest. My parents were livid and I was fairly miffed I had basically been conned into giving someone a fiver so they could have a fucking toy! I lost interest in it shortly after I think as that was about when I realized I could talk to girls instead. Moving on to my early 20's when my car clapped in I needed one quick for work but not instantly. I saw an add for a Rover Metro, exactly the same as another I had owned 2 years prior. I went and let a polish man basically run me through the car quickly because of nostalgia, completely ignoring the lack of water in the engine and odd brown patches. Turned out when I got it home that the head- gasket was shot. Luckily a mechanic neighbor sorted it out as best he could as I couldn't get the money back. The seller had moved house literally in the afternoon after selling it and disappeared. So the car cost me 250 quid more than I had paid, If I had just spent that extra on another car I would have been better off. Also the radiator never worked and if you stopped at traffic lights you had to put the wipers on because steam used to come out the bonnet. By the time I scrapped it 5 months later it had tracking problems and no break lights either. I drove it to the scrapping place through forests at about 5AM just to avoid any traffic and didn't look back then I was given my 50 quid scrappage fee. Thankfully these days i'm a lot more vigilant and tight so shit like this doesn't happen So what about your stupid or terrible purchases? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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