Originally Posted by skierzzzzzz
Whoever said they pay $40,000 for a car is nuts, go to the auction and get one a year old for $15,000.
BTW, I did pay $40k for my car (first new car I ever owned) but that's in Australian dollars and I got 15k on my trade-in and was a splurge when I took a redundancy from my old work (therefore, total outlay was $25k).
My ski clothing are still one piece suits ATM, one (SOS) I bought in Val D"Isere in 1985 for $130 Australian after my ski pants were shrunk by a stupid drycleaner, another (Quicksilver) I bought in 1987 for $550. I'm heading over to Canada 27th December and taking the Quicksilver suit which is getting a bit threadbare and stained : as it doesn't take up too much room in the backpack. If it's not sufficient, I'll replace it with a good jacket & pants taking advantage of recouping the GST being a non-resident but I'll look for the best buy at the same. Costs has been low enough when you take into account that suit has lasted me 18 years. In addition, I just replace my thermals 3 weeks ago (at a sale 40% off) after the old ones gave up after 22 years! The elastic finally decomposed and I was getting sick of the crutch of my suit being the only thing that was holding 'em up.