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Things that cost more than they should

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trask said:

lunch meat don't bitch

 

Any woman who has ever been treated like a piece of meat by a man, take note.

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iain said:

avalanche transceivers mysteriously $299 for every new model.

 

No Shit! This really pisses me off. Talk about anti-trust! I can see where the Tracker might cost a bit more, but the Pieps and Ortovox are basically just simple transceivers! Wow, what technology! Major research $$$ to be recouped!

 

Good post Iain. madgo_ron.gifmadgo_ron.gif

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allison said:

trask said:

lunch meat don't bitch

 

Any woman who has ever been treated like a piece of meat by a man, take note.

 

and just what the hell's that supposed to mean?

 

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Sometimes money costs too much.

(i know... emerson?)

 

How can a parka cost more than a tent?

Unit sales volume? Doesn't seem likely.

Material costs? rolleyes.gif

Manufacturing costs? confused.gif

 

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Try sewing your own gear sometime. You'll quickly figure out why some gear costs more than others. Gloves, for example. Sewing a expedition down coat will take a HELL of a lot of work due to all the small parts that have to be sewn together correctly.

 

-college

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-computers

-good cameras

-records (seriously, I'm not paying $15 for used zeppelin...12 maybe)

-ice tools

-ice screws....just a tube man

-guidebooks!!! no one has said that! 25 for the new vantage book!? I still bought it damnit... madgo_ron.gif

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1.Cost of housing in the PNW

2.Cost of autos(new is worse than used )

3.Good quality organic food

4.Every sport I took up as a child has become popular and the cost of doing them now is extreme(hummm this explains why I have no bank account just debt. Oh well on my death bed I will not not regret having not lived to the fullest)

5.CD's ( I burn other peoples to save $ for fun)

6.Good quality tea and coffee

The list could go on but why. We have to do what we enjoy and that is that. Like a good friend in Vanderhoof said once of the Canadian economy. Its fucking fucked but ya just have to go on livin' like its yer last day and enjoy it. cool.gif

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- Anything made by BD or LaSportiva, if you buy it in the U.S.

- Software sold by Microsoft or Adobe ($600 for Photoshop?!?!)

- Computer consultants (and I am one)

- Any part for a Toyota

- Health Insurance (anyone else sefl-employed??)

- Climbing Rainier legally

- Climbing Rainier with RMI

- Lift tickets in Washington

- Prescription meds (in the U.S.)

- Broadband Internet access

- Breakfast in Issaquah

- Digital cameras

- Getting elected to public office

 

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Man, organic cashews are WAY too expensive. Over $9 a pound at PCC! Now what's up with that, huh? Cashews. And I have to buy them. $8 on cashews the other day. That just gets me.

 

Shoot dog.

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jkrueger said:

iain said:

ever bought gas in England or France? Gas is dirt cheap here, even at $1.80.

Perhaps you are correct and gas should be more expensive than it is? If the price of gas factored in all of the hell that we must go through to get it, as well as environmental damages involved, it would be significantly more expensive! What monetary price should we put on war, the loss of human life, oil spills, etc...

 

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best bumpersticker I've seen all year

 

on a new volvo sedan:

 

"You don't need a miracle. You need $42.50"

 

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best bumpersticker I've seen all year:

 

actions speak louder than bumperstickers

 

oh and gregw we should keep gas prices unrealistically low in the name of freedom and patriotism right? yellaf.gif

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