The "What I Bought Today" Thread

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Mr.K
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Fri May 08, 2015 11:01 am

Both of those cars are as ugly as sin.
I wrote:Fuck off, get free.

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Howyoudoin
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Fri May 08, 2015 11:18 am

I recently ordered a new car for the first time ever. I have to wait until July for it. It's like being a kid again waiting for Christmas.

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maradara
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Fri May 08, 2015 11:29 am

Send me the deeds to the land

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Fri May 08, 2015 12:39 pm

it's up the North dara, no-one needs land that much

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mojo
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Fri May 08, 2015 1:53 pm

can't imagine those two cars driving around strabane

theyre like something youd see in middle america

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Fri May 08, 2015 11:17 pm

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That's several whopper tunes at the end of Silicon Valley episodes at this stage.
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Sat May 09, 2015 12:06 am

I love how they pick these massive hip hop tracks that epitomize glamour and cool when everything in the show contradicts that. Mike Judge surely micromanages.

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Sat May 09, 2015 10:32 am

Oops wrong thread. But yeah.
Although geeky success can be very cool, but yeah.
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Tue May 12, 2015 2:03 pm

I didn't buy it yet but I decided I want to buy a projector and make a home cinema.

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Tue May 12, 2015 2:25 pm

Guy I work with got one a few months ago. He has it projecting to about 100 inches. I've only seen pictures of it but it's very impressive. He has a massive 7.1 surround sound to go with it.
He got it in the north actually think it was in Belfast too

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Tue May 12, 2015 2:34 pm

i was looking at this a little while back. seemed to me that you could get a 2nd hand projector for next to nothing on ebay.

I would only be maybe looking at a very basic set-up to start off - I will actually have the room to do this in a few months- how cheaply could the whole thing be done, do you think?

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Tue May 12, 2015 2:41 pm

I was just reading up some at lunch time, it seems you have to consider the lumens (that seems to be brightness) and the resolution. Obviously you can project a lower resolution to any size but it'll lose clarity etc.

I saw one projector that seemed pretty good with an HDMI connection and all, Epson EB with a resolution of 1280x800 that can do something up to 350" screen was 350 quid

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Tue May 12, 2015 2:47 pm

My mate said he'd considered 2nd hand ones from ebay but was warned off as the bulbs can cost a fortune to replace.

He spent €2k but I'm not sure if that was just the projector or included the brackets and cables that he needed. He needed a load of cables to run it to the power source, HDMI etc so you'd need to factor those in as well. Now he loves his tech and did a lot of research so I dont know how low you can go to still get a good unit but he was going for a fairly decent unit.

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Tue May 12, 2015 2:58 pm

a mate of mine had a decent set-up a few years back and i really doubt he spent much on it. i'm talking a couple of hundred at most. must chat to him about it.

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Howyoudoin
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Mon May 18, 2015 11:01 am

My car arrived to the dealership on Friday. But if I get it, it's going to be a 151 reg. I have to wait till 1st July for a 152 reg. Argh. They shouldn't have told me it was there.

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Mon May 18, 2015 11:38 am

What did you get?

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Howyoudoin
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Mon May 18, 2015 11:43 am

I tried to be sensible in my old age. So I went for a Skoda Octavia Estate. But then I lost the head a little and went for the petrol Vrs version.

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Mon May 18, 2015 12:11 pm

youre officially a middle aged man

i'd just get the car now if it was me

is the 151/152 really going to make that much difference to the resale?

i suppose it depends when you want to sell it on

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Mon May 18, 2015 12:14 pm

Bit of a change from the Jag! Settling nicely into your old age

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Howyoudoin
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Mon May 18, 2015 12:23 pm

I wonder when I'll start to smell like an old man.

The Jag is gone a while. I actually have an older vrs now and liked it so much went for a new one. I need the roof rails and the boot and all that sensible stuff. But still wanted the power.

I'm tempted but I'll sit tight. Give me some time to sell the current car.

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