Originally Posted by vickilynn
"It's an investment
I actually like this one. Obviously if your "investing" has a higher priority than your bills something is screwed up, but if you can afford the initial investment then go for it. We've bought firearms strictly because we knew they were going to go up in value. Last year for example there was talks on the atf banning a semi auto shotgun, we stumbled across a guy who had 4 of them and bought them all at $600 each. We sold 3 of them a month later for almost $2k each. The ban talk was lifted and now they are valued at about $1000, so the one we kept is still worth more than what we paid and the other people who were scrambling to find one got screwed. We have more guns than I care to admit, but every single one of them is worth more than what we paid for it. I call it the White Trash Stock Market, and it's far more predictable than the wall street version haha
Originally Posted by ChickyHip
IMO if someone can afford something they want, they don't have to justify their purchase to me. If I can afford something I want, I'm not going to justify it to anyone else. If I'm trying to justify it, that means something is wrong, so hopefully I can step back and figure that out before I do buy something.
This just about sums up my feelings on the subject.