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tmmii 01-23-2020 05:55 PM

The 20 most expensive hobbies
 
Saw this on MSN and was curious how they were going to paint us as idiots.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/pers...Bnb7Kz#image=2

A lot of these including a year of whatever and start up costs look cheaper than a bravo drive lol.

Too Stroked 01-23-2020 06:14 PM

Not a fair question. Boating is at least the top 6. (All 6 of them.)

Smoke eater 01-23-2020 08:37 PM

Yesss were not even on there. And the wife says there’s so many cheaper hobby’s out there!!!!

glassdave 01-23-2020 08:51 PM

nine of the first are practically free (or can be done for free) . . . wtf . . . i got bored and didnt make it any further lol

glad boating is not on there it helps me convince my better half that boating is cheap and cost practically nothing :D . . . and now i have proof

lightning jet 01-23-2020 09:20 PM

Some of the hobbies listed are are just accessory's to boating .drones with cameras,folding bikes,golf clubs,scuba gear,I load up the guns and clay shoot at the beach in the fall before duck season.

Dave M 01-24-2020 05:45 AM

Sneaker collecting? WTF?

Too Stroked 01-24-2020 05:58 AM


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

Probably need to rename the list to something more like: Top Ten Most Expensive Hobbies for Folks Who Need to get a Life

seafordguy 01-24-2020 06:03 AM

Would be nice to take the author to the gas station just once considering that's the cheapest part of our hobby. Would buy a lot of clay pigeons

cigrocket 01-24-2020 07:29 AM

Aviation...Boating........Truck Modifying not on list. Obviously they are not Hobbies, they are known as NECESSITIES for some of us.

thirdchildhood 01-24-2020 07:35 AM

I think the only one that belongs on that list is "car collecting." It's just more nonsense to get people to look at ads.

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.

thirdchildhood 01-25-2020 08:29 AM

I tried to come up with my own list but could only think of 11. So in no particular order:

Boating
Car collecting
Car racing
Boat racing
Flying
Art collecting
Watch collecting
High stakes gambling
Travelling
Big game hunting
Real estate

ICDEDPPL 01-25-2020 09:20 AM

Typical clickbait garbage story .

IGetWet 01-25-2020 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by ICDEDPPL (Post 4722991)
Typical clickbait garbage story .

The things that come up in winter... almost as good as the one about peeling old registration sticker off or putting the new one on top.

BlownRat 01-25-2020 12:50 PM


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

Totally agree!

speicher lane 01-25-2020 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by thirdchildhood (Post 4722986)
I tried to come up with my own list but could only think of 11. So in no particular order:

Boating
Car collecting
Car racing
Boat racing
Flying
Art collecting
Watch collecting
High stakes gambling
Travelling
Big game hunting
Real estate

I guess women fall under "High Stakes gambling"... get the wrong one and it definitely effects your ability to partake in the other 10

tmmii 01-25-2020 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by thirdchildhood (Post 4722986)
I tried to come up with my own list but could only think of 11. So in no particular order:

Boating
Car collecting
Car racing
Boat racing
Flying
Art collecting
Watch collecting
High stakes gambling
Travelling
Big game hunting
Real estate


Originally Posted by speicher lane (Post 4723017)
I guess women fall under "High Stakes gambling"... get the wrong one and it definitely effects your ability to partake in the other 10

The 5 of those I have I hide from my girlfriend lol.

Too Stroked 01-26-2020 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by thirdchildhood (Post 4722986)
I tried to come up with my own list but could only think of 11. So in no particular order:

Boating
Car collecting
Car racing
Boat racing
Flying
Art collecting
Watch collecting
High stakes gambling
Travelling
Big game hunting
Real estate


You somehow omitted Knitting. I'm just here to keep you honest.

tlark 01-26-2020 02:51 PM

What a joke, another story from journalism major that is confused about what bathroom they should use.

TURBO JET 01-26-2020 06:11 PM

I would have to say owning and riding Horses they can cost thousands to millions and there’s no such thing as a collector Horse because they Die

speicher lane 01-26-2020 07:45 PM

Didn't Haggen retire from offshore (AMF / Miss Geico) and went back to his horses full time? (puts unlimited/turbine racing into perspective)

muc 01-26-2020 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by TURBO JET (Post 4723123)
I would have to say owning and riding Horses they can cost thousands to millions and there’s no such thing as a collector Horse because they Die

Iv'e had more than a few customers with $1/2 million boats tell me they spend more on horses and planes.

Wobble 01-27-2020 08:18 AM

my experience,
1/ motor racing
2/ competitive show jumping (daughter)
3/ sending kids to college (3)
4/ boating


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