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I'm looking for a projector for the office, so I phoned up our usual supplier. They're a small firm who specialise in projectors and plasmas, for both business and home cinema fans. While he was waiting for some specs to come up, I did the usual small talk, and asked "how's business these days?"

The gist of the answer was, not bad, all things considered, what with this and that and all the worries about a house price crash, not many people are wanting to spend money on home cinemas.

I nearly fell off my chair :D . Has the MEW gravy train finally hit the buffers? It certainly looks like the HPC message is getting around.

It does make me sad though, if people like him suffer because of a crash, because they're a great firm with low prices (if anyone happens to be after home cinema kit PM me for a link!)

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I'm after a home first!! :(

heh, touché!

One of the cases where renting does have some serious disadvantages over owning - try asking a landlord if it's ok to cut a 6ft slot in the ceiling for a motorised screen!

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It's not going to be pretty, but that's because we haven't saved as a nation or individually.

I blame the marketing media.

Fight Club - 'making us buy things we don't really want'. is how I see much of todays society - or is that the impression I get from the media.

I went to belize over Xmas / New Year and was 5 miles from the nearest shop!

Why do we have to buy shite we really don't need anyway, it's a false economy for a start with lots of waste.

A friend has probably 50 pairs of shoes and she blew a £70K inheritence on consumer goods.

I am not yet a FTB. Silly really.

Edited by music man

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Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of materiel possessions.

Tyler Durden

:)

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It's not going to be pretty, but that's because we haven't saved as a nation or individually.

I blame the marketing media.

Fight Club - 'making us buy things we don't really want'. is how I see much of todays society - or is that the impression I get from the media.

I went to belize over Xmas / New Year and was 5 miles from the nearest shop!

Why do we have to buy shite we really don't need anyway, it's a false economy for a start with lots of waste.

A friend has probably 50 pairs of shoes and she blew a £70K inheritence on consumer goods.

I am not yet a FTB. Silly really.

Sorry about that. I spend all day helping persuade people to buy things they 'want', but it's a living.

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Sorry about that. I spend all day helping persuade people to buy things they 'want', but it's a living.

to what extent would you say that you/your employer manufactures need where there was none before?

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Over on one of the digital photography forums, someone was sharply corrected after he asked if he should make an "investment" in new DSLR and lenses, rather than spend money on his house, kids etc. He got a lecture on the difference between wants and needs, then told to sort his priorities and call a spade a spade - ie new camera = expensive toy, NOT an investment!

On a semi-related topic, I know people on good money, with no savings, no pension, no house, clapped out car, living with parents and paying negligible 'rent'. Their wages disappear every month on beer, music and junk :blink: .

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On a semi-related topic, I know people on good money, with no savings, no pension, no house, clapped out car, living with parents and paying negligible 'rent'. Their wages disappear every month on beer, music and junk :blink: .

I didn't realise we knew each other...!?!? :lol:

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On a semi-related topic, I know people on good money, with no savings, no pension, no house, clapped out car, living with parents and paying negligible 'rent'. Their wages disappear every month on beer, music and junk :blink: .

I find myself behaving in exactly the opposite way. I'm now questioning every purchase I make. Do I NEED this? Is it replacing something that is in working order? Why do I want it?

If I can convince myself to buy it, I wait a week before actually buying it, just in case i don't want it anymore. Consequently, I'm rarely buying any consumer shite these days. It's amazing how little you need the stuff anyway.

Plus, even when you buy that thing that you wanted so much, rarely does it meet your expectations, and never makes your life happier after you own it (at least not for more than 6 months).

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Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of materiel possessions.

Tyler Durden

:)

Enough of this bart, you know what the first rule of project mayhem is..

Edited by RobertPaulson

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