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Matt Trulio 01-24-2020 08:19 AM

I'm embarrassed for whoever wrote this "story."

Private aviation doesn't make the list and skiing does? The whole thing is dopey.

Helmwurst 01-24-2020 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by too stroked (Post 4722852)
probably need to rename the list to something more like: top ten most expensive hobbies for folks who need to get a life

absolutely !!!!

Baja Rooster 01-24-2020 11:18 AM

The boat is the least expensive part of this pic.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.off...91856b81c.jpeg

Interceptor 01-24-2020 11:28 AM

Any activity that has the word "race or racing " associated with the word "engine" is expensive.

RSCHAP1 01-24-2020 11:41 AM

Don't think that there is much on that list to agree with at all.
I would put many of their choices on least expensive hobbies really.

Wildman_grafix 01-24-2020 01:24 PM

Bicycling expensive? Even Micky D employees can buy a bike!

IBJoel 01-24-2020 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by Dave M (Post 4722850)
Sneaker collecting? WTF?

I'm a "sneakerhead" myself and it can get quite expensive if you're serious. I usually just get stuff that I either use for a specific purpose or I think has a nice meaning to it to me(originally from Detroit, I got a pair of shoes that were in Pistons colors and originally came out the year I was born/a year the Pistons won the championship. And they were also on sale, so that was a bonus). I also think all the technology in performance footwear is pretty cool, like Nike's carbon fiber marathon racer and Adidas' all-thermoplastic polyurethane 100% recyclable shoe, so I keep up with that.

But increasingly, high fashion brands are either releasing their own tennis shoes or collaborating with traditional tennis shoe brands for limited releases which can run about $1,000. Then re-sellers snatch them up and can sell them for thousands. I don't really have an issue with those guys, though. The shoes I want and the ones they want rarely crossover and I can't blame them for making a buck on some rubes.

And then another level is if you're super serious about sports memorabilia, where private auctions on game-worn Jordans or somesuch can be tens of thousands. But most people in the "game" are just throwing a few hundred bucks for a pair every now and then. The priciest performance model I'm currently aware of in Nike's aforementioned carbon fiber shoe, at $250 and the Lebron 17, at $200 (although the latter go on sale every season).

IBJoel 01-24-2020 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by Wildman_grafix (Post 4722920)
Bicycling expensive? Even Micky D employees can buy a bike!

I've got some triathlete buddies in Fort Myers and their bikes are mighty pricey. They told me the professional bikes cost more than some cars :faint2:

BUP 01-24-2020 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by Baja Rooster (Post 4722906)
The boat is the least expensive part of this pic.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.off...91856b81c.jpeg

emm but when she turns around and pull the bottoms off - Many men, the money becomes no object at all. They will empty their wallet faster than you can say it. A lot would but not all men.. Prob some women would as well..

benboat 01-24-2020 11:35 PM

Good thing boating isn't on there because I do a lot of trap shooting and that's #1. There are far more expensive things especially boats than most of those listed.


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