£150 to spend... on what?

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  1. BigJimmy

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    Hello all.

    I have just turned 40 and my nice family in law gave me £150 cash.

    Now.. being old and lacking any enthusiasm for life now, I cant think of anything to buy with it.

    Please could you suggest some ideas for things I didn't know I needed so I can have some fun with the cash, rather than use it on something useful like petrol(boring)?

    (I have a wheel and Playseat so I'm good there)
     
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    Tools. Surely everytime you go to try and fix something (car,house,yard ) you wish you had this or that so fixing it would be much easier. A nice combo battery starter set that you can add onto later on. Power tools are the best. Weedeater you know you always needed one or a better one.
     
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    Butt Kicker for your Playseat. :tup: You're welcome. :sly:
     
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  4. TexRex

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    Yes.

    And by that I mean the works of the band Yes.
     
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  5. MatskiMonk

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    15,000 penny sweets.
     
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  6. kikie

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    Something for your wife maybe? :D
     
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  7. barryf1fan

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    ^^ 1 week ban. :mischievous:

    :lol:
     
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  8. BigJimmy

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    I'm so bad at DIY that buying tools and using then will just compound the issue. I'm 40 but I'm Not a grown up yet.
     
  9. Roo

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    Pressure washer. No need to be a grown up for that.
     
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  10. Rallywagon

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    A cheap stick welder. Even if you have no skills. Melting metal with more metal and electricity is really fun. Or, if you're of the mind, checkout rpi robots, or maybe throw in a few extra quid and get a 3d printer. Smaller ones can be found for under 200.
     
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    Track day experience?
     
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  12. BigJimmy

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    The robot idea is really good. I never would have thought of that. Would be great to do with my boy. :tup:
     
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  13. Xavier2342

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    Here are a few ideas in no particular order
    • Purchase some new clothes for yourself that you will actually wear
    • Purchase a decent pair of shoes that you will actually wear
    • Purchase a nice watch you will actually wear
    • Keep the money in a savings account until you figure out what you want to purchase for yourself
     
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    Beer. Obviously.
     
  15. kikie

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    Yes, as @W3HS said. Beer! But beer for the wife of course.
     
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  16. TB

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    A nice pair of headphones.

    Or Venmo the money to me so I can get another sub for the theater room. :p
     
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    There is that "Venmo" thing again.
     
  18. MSZ

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    Retirement fund.
     
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  19. Touring Mars

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    Yeh, a nice Spa weekend for her and a friend would be a very nice gesture.

    The fact that you could then have a lad's weekend with your son playing GT Sport and eating takeaway pizza is purely coincidental.
     
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  20. BigJimmy

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    It might increase my success rate. Good idea.

    You do sound like you are in desperate need of the cash. :lol:
     
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    Im sure TB will give it right back....
     
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  23. MrCrynox

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    I second a nice pair of headphones.
     
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    A pair of Piloti Endurance shoes (sneakers) for drivers:

    https://piloti.com/products/endurance-navy

    They cost 199 $, but with a coupon code you get from different car Youtubers like TheStraightPipes you can get them cheaper.
     
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  25. TexRex

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    My first instinct was that the above was spam, but upon investigation it occurred to me that that would constitute an incredibly slow play.

    :p
     
  26. Michael88

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    40, eh? How about a couple value packs of grown up diapers?

    Trust me.
     
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  27. CLowndes888

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    You can buy a few model cars for that money.
     
  28. BigJimmy

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    Nice idea but I have load of Polish lego tanks on display and if I add cars to my collections the Mrs will lose it.

    Im sooooo cool. :O

    @RouWa They are very nice shoes. Slight overkill for my Honda Jazz though.
     
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    ~15 grams of perfectly legal alternative smoking herbs?
     
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