Consumerism - Are we addicted to spending?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ManagerJosh, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    I'm wondering if today people are addicted to materialistic things. We see the iPods, the iPads, the MacBooks, the PCs, Flat Screen TVs.... and other gizmos and gadgets and it makes me wonder... are we addicted to spending?
  2. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    So long as I have your credit card numbers I have no qualms at all about spending a lot of money on cool stuff! :p
  3. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    I've been using Flamey's credit card this week :D
  4. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    That's nice of him to let you borrow it.
    Why not buy me one of those new Nvidia 580 GTX's that just came out as I've maxed your card out!
  5. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    Flamey! We're spending on your new American Express Centurion Card :p. You're paying!! :p :p
  6. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    I may need a new power supply too something along the lines of a 1000 watt output just to be on the safe side. :D
  7. Flameback777

    Flameback777 Josh's Servant Staff Member

    I don't have a credit card, the most I have is a debit card. :p
    And if I did, no way would I get an American Express! They always have huge surcharges!

    I saw those 580 GTX in store. AUD$699! I just bought my 460 GTX so no more graphic cards for a while.
  8. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    I seen EVGA has 4 new models the cheapest of which is $500 but I do have a 10% discount code I could use too.
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  9. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    share that 100% code with us :p
  10. Flameback777

    Flameback777 Josh's Servant Staff Member

    A 100% code? I would like that! :p
  11. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    Sorry it's only 10 %
    Learn to read! :p
    But if you'd have kept Folding for Bjorn you could have gotten one from there.
  12. Flameback777

    Flameback777 Josh's Servant Staff Member

    I was making fun of Josh. 10% wouldn't help too much. The shipping would probably bring the price higher than here, and now that the Aussie is around parity cheaper prices are starting to filter through.
  13. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    Shipping is free from the EVGA store.
    The one I'm looking at is $499 with 10% knocked off so say $450ish total cost.
  14. Flameback777

    Flameback777 Josh's Servant Staff Member

    Free only if you're in the US. :(

    That same card is USD$688 here. Us Aussies get ripped. :p
  15. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    Unfortunately yes and that price is a load of bull droppings.
  16. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    we'll just use Flamey's wonderful debit card :D
  17. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    Dang I need a new monitor.
    The one I had hooked up to my Windows 7 Folding rig died so I had to shut it down.
    I'm loosing a lot of points from that one.
  18. Flameback777

    Flameback777 Josh's Servant Staff Member

    Sure, it's linked to an account that has about $50 in it. Be my guest. :p

    A monitor Steve? I run three on one rig! You really need more monitors. ;)
  19. Nyx

    Nyx The Ever-Knowing

    I think I'm getting a better Mac computer since I've had this one for 3 years and it's starting to be too slow for the things that I do. We'll see by the end of December.
  20. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    wow.. 3 years old and a mac is considered old? WOW..

    50.00 is more than sufficient.. this way I can run up an overdraft bill :p

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