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10-12-2010 01:46 AM  8 years agoPost 21
PBusch

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I agree, why not just save up?

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10-12-2010 02:07 AM  8 years agoPost 22
whattheheli

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Cuz we don't want the women to have a chance to find the savings. lol
They like to hijack those things.

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10-12-2010 02:19 AM  8 years agoPost 23
JJMAN (RIP)

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I'm not even going to comment on the previous post other than to say, why do you guys even marry these women? Surely you knew they where like that beforehand? I just dont understand and I hear this type of comment alot.

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10-12-2010 03:06 AM  8 years agoPost 24
Brad_B

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If you can't afford it, put a little money away each paycheck and save for it. Be your own layaway. Then if you have an emergency come up you will still have access to the cash. You never know just when Murphy is going to show up.

Also don't use credit cards for this hobby. I've seen people pay $1500 on something with a credit card, crash it and then are paying for 6 months on something they can't even fly any more.

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10-12-2010 04:13 AM  8 years agoPost 25
rchelichop

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Or the other way to think about it, if it takes that long to save up just to buy it, how can you afford to operate it, let alone crash it? It can only take a minute to destroy it and regardless how meticulous you are at putting it together, there is still a number of things that can go wrong besides the dumb thumbs syndrome.

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10-12-2010 04:34 AM  8 years agoPost 26
Rick_H

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"I lay away my money for myself and at the end of a year, the interest alone will pay for more than half of a set up."

Where are you banking these days. If you buy a $3,000.00 Heli Package at the going savings interest rate say about 2% right now you get a whopping $60.00 at the end of the year. If your getting $1,500 in interest I'm moving my accounts over to your bank.

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10-12-2010 04:38 AM  8 years agoPost 27
AltecLansing

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Everytime I have a little extra money, the girlfriend picks out somewhere expensive to go out. I don't even tell her I have the money. She just senses it.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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10-12-2010 04:54 AM  8 years agoPost 28
whattheheli

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I have just never been good at putting money away. There always seems to be something that comes up that burns that money up. If I used a layaway I cant get to the money to burn it on other items. lol Just a point of view.

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10-12-2010 07:55 AM  8 years agoPost 29
rchelichop

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Not every 90 is $3k and in your analogy, $60 earned in interest is still making $60 off your money. I'm not going into my financials with you, but I can say its not the interest rate making the money, but rather the sum the interest rate is working off of

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10-12-2010 08:14 AM  8 years agoPost 30
Aaron29

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10-12-2010 08:20 AM  8 years agoPost 31
philip 01

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first fund your ira/401k and set back a minimum of 6 months of living expenses. preferably more but point is, get your financial house in order. do this first before blowing money on toys. handle the debt to equity ratio first.

not doing this will domino into a lot of bad decisions.

keep it simple. you'll be far better off in the long run.

and if you aren't working then it gets really simple.

one would think.

saw a guy once with a fleet of very nice heli's and no teeth.

try to figure that one out.

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10-12-2010 09:01 AM  8 years agoPost 32
rchelichop

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saw a guy once with a fleet of very nice heli's and no teeth.

try to figure that one out.
Maybe he just doesn't like the dentist

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10-12-2010 10:34 AM  8 years agoPost 33
dialarotor

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Save, get a 2nd job, pick-up pop cans, good grief
It's a hobby, you can either afford it or you can't. Save for it, there is no free lunch unless you have a democratic congressman that is going to slip in a provision into OBAMACARE or STIMULUS II to fund your heli addiction. OBAMA BLADES good grief, if you dig deep enough it is probably in there. NITRO STAMPS, for crack-ho heli pilots. I can see the TV ads from the mobility center folks, "If you have been denied lipo batteries, we'll help you apply for new lipos or we'll give them to you free". Next ad will be from J.G. Wentworth, "Have you received a structured settlement from your last helicopter crash? Need more heli cash? Then call us, "It's your money", we buy structured settlements". So call today and keep on flying, "It's your money".

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10-12-2010 11:42 AM  8 years agoPost 34
FenwayRick

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dialarotor
I love it, you made my day

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10-12-2010 01:24 PM  8 years agoPost 35
Paul Woodcock

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Guys

Just stay within your budget.

If you have a nice new 90 and crash, and can't afford the parts, etc...... you should have been flying a 50 or a 450!!!!!

It is much like buying a fancy car and then not having cash for the big gas bill, spun up tyres or big insurance payments.

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10-12-2010 01:54 PM  8 years agoPost 36
T-Rex-Flyer

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The way I look at it, this is a Hobby. All bills, investments, and rainy day funds come first, then If there's extra expendable cash go for it.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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10-12-2010 05:19 PM  8 years agoPost 37
philip 01

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i like the commercial that says:

"are you over your head in credit card debt? it's not your fault. call us, we can help"

how could it be not 'your' fault?

wild stuff.

america, what a country.

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10-12-2010 05:23 PM  8 years agoPost 38
whattheheli

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Wow when I started this thread I never thought it would be opening a door for people to pass judgment. Wow.

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10-12-2010 05:24 PM  8 years agoPost 39
philip 01

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10-12-2010 05:36 PM  8 years agoPost 40
rich m

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I dont think it would always be a winning proposition for the hobby shop.

1) If you have it on layaway and someone wants it today, if they cant get a replacement fast they lose a sale.

2) You say "If we don't make the payments they just keep our money" until it happens. Then they are the worst shop ever.

I am sure there are other reasons also but I just thought that I would name a few.

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