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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    What was the worst investment you ever made?

    Mine was Nortel. I watched it collapse from over $100 per share down to $30. Steal right? That's when I decided to buy. Little did I know the tech bubble was still inflated. If you don't take into account the reverse split 1:10 they recently did, the stock is now worth approx $1.60

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    I bought a 23" Apple Cinema HD Display a while back. The computer I bought it for croaked a few weeks later. Zing!

    As for the stock market, wouldn't touch it with a 42-foot pie pole.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I guess I've been pretty lucky with what I have been getting into *crosses fingers*
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    I was married. Does that count?

    Oh, and SHE lost $15,000 on the stock market in 6 months - without my knowledge. Was one of 100 things that contributed to our eventual separation.
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    Yahoo.

    The stock went up by a factor of like 10.

    So what's the problem?

    I didn't sell.

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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I guess I've been pretty lucky with what I have been getting into *crosses fingers*
    Hey, I've got some great stock that you could buy for a steal. They're sure to turn around soon

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Sure....but lemme do my homework first.....
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    1981 Mazda RX7

    Stolen, stripped and burned. :-(

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    Foo.
    They told me to wear more lycra, and I said "no, no, no."

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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krink View Post
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    What kind of a return on your investment were you looking for?

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    Love, baby, love.
    They told me to wear more lycra, and I said "no, no, no."

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    A pump'n'dump OTC stock with ticker BBAN. Got a hot tip when it was at $4. Didn't act until it was at $8. Me and my coworkers sunk thousands. It quickly plummeted to a penny stock and the perpetrator fled the country. This was around year 2000 not surprisingly.
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    Well, he said his name was Tatiana and he looked like a woman, that is all I am willing to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Well, he said his name was Tatiana and he looked like a woman, that is all I am willing to say.
    yikes...

    with that said, probably the 2 1/2 years of college that i got nothing for. However I also believe it has helped me get the last two jobs ive applied for, mostly the math/science/engineering skills. I start a new job monday, after 2 months of being unemployed and lazy.

    so i guess my ex girlfriend was the worst investment. I didnt even really buy her anything LOL (current gf I bought a bike for this summer). She was definitely a waste of over a year of on and off...what can ya do?

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    I bought my mom a thing of Starbucks coffee.
    But she didn't drink it.

    Well thats a great waste of $2.90

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    It's a toss up between ex#1 and ex#2.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1 View Post
    I bought my mom a thing of Starbucks coffee.
    But she didn't drink it.

    Well thats a great waste of $2.90
    The thought was nice, Maxi
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    Mr. Maximan1 maximan1's Avatar
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    Thanks Siu

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    Financially most of my old cars

    I'd buy or rescue an interesting old car, spend up to lots of money on it just to get it going/keep it going, then sell it for a similar amount that I paid for it.

    Still I've had lots of fun, and learned (more or less) how to do basic mechanical work.

    The only cars that I have made money were; a 1960s Bedford campervan that got rear ended and I got over double what I paid in insurance proceeds and selling the van, and a very poorly hand painted Nissan Sunny that I paid $280 for, drove for 1200km, and then sold for $300.00.

    Old cars can be very deep money pits, but, when they are working, are quite fun.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    An eightball of meth. I did it up instead of selling it.

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    About 9-10 years ago, I bought a full darkroom kit. Cost the equivalent of US$1200 at the time. I'm not sure, but I think the total number of prints I've made using it is something like 200...
    And now, with digital having taken over completely, it's not worth anything...

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    my last girlfriend. Thank god it's over.

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    My road bike, just don't ride it that much. Really wish I would have gotten a cyclocross bike instead. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    An eightball of meth. I did it up instead of selling it.
    do you know where i can hook some up? everything is dry around here. PM me.

    my worst investment was FuncoLand (anyone remember them?)
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    I wouldn't have a clue. Haven't touched the stuff in over 20 years.

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