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Re: IRC

Post by Merk » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:04 pm

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Jon	lol did u srsly spend 130 on a skin
Riot	i play enough
Riot	like 30 hours a week lol
Riot	and i had lots in paypal already
Jon	but its a skin
Jon	it doesnt do anything
Jon	lol money in paypal is still money
Jon	thats like saying it doesnt matter if i spent 100 on this crack rock i already had 100 in my wallet
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Re: IRC

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:57 pm

I guess people spend that much on clothes. Skins are just digital clothes, and Riot is a fashionista. Can't he just express himself?
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Re: IRC

Post by Riot » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:12 pm

It's not like the money is GONE though, the market fluctuates and I can always just sell it for Steam games if I want.

And I treat Paypal like fake money! I got it from internet items so gobba spend on it on other internets!
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Re: IRC

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:34 am

Does this belong in the investments thread?
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Re: IRC

Post by Merk » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:55 am

Throwing your money away is not an investment
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Re: IRC

Post by Ho » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:58 am

I'm feeling like Riot might actually be retarded.
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Re: IRC

Post by Amp Divorax » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:18 am

Ho wrote:I'm feeling like Riot might actually be retarded.
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Re: IRC

Post by Riot » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:20 am

Do you guys realize the amount of money you have wasted on frivolous things that nevertheless bring you enjoyment?
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Re: IRC

Post by Merk » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:25 am

You know..... Riot has a point, we've all bought dumb bullshit before.

But seriously $130 for a KNIFE skin in a game where you shoot badmans with GUNS -- that's pretty up there on the dumb bullshit list.
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Re: IRC

Post by Ho » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:30 am

I'm not taking issue with the purchase itself, just the cost.

I'm not sure I own a single piece of *real* clothing that cost me that much.
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Re: IRC

Post by Riot » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:36 am

Merk wrote:You know..... Riot has a point, we've all bought dumb bullshit before.

But seriously $130 for a KNIFE skin in a game where you shoot badmans with GUNS -- that's pretty up there on the dumb bullshit list.
Well I have gun skins too, but nothing nearly as expensive! I play in two leagues which often times have streamed matches and we play all the time, so having a cool knife to see as I run around the maps for hours a day is cool (and other people can see too)! Like I said, I can sell it on market any minute I want and get money back and probably even more since knife prices always fluctuate. There are a lot of the upper end knives that sell for $300-$1000. I'm not nearly as crazy as some people.

As for the cost, like I said, it's not like a "purchase and done" thing. I can sell it for a lot whenever and always use that money for Steam games. I haven't bought myself new clothes in like 4 years lol.
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Re: IRC

Post by Ho » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:39 am

Absolutely I've bought dumb shit. And I've bought a lot of expensive shit. But hopefully when I do, it's something that I can use or share.

This stems from a desire to stop collecting things that don't have any real utility. For instance, I used to buy a lot of Bemani merchandise. But I found that I wasn't "using" them...I wasn't playing with them or displaying them. I had them and I thought they were neat, but they were just there...in a box somewhere or whatever.

So now when I see merch for something that I like, I have to make a case for it for myself before I buy it. Like, what am I going to do with it? And "putting it in a box on a shelf" is not acceptable.

I also don't like to invest in things that are not just "pure" investments...stuff like stocks or bonds. If I'm buying a "thing," I expect to use it. Whatever value I get out of it is the use I get out of it. I do not consider my home an investment. I do not consider art an investment. I don't want to invest in anything that I can get attached to, have sentimental value for, or otherwise have any pause in selling to make a profit.

If I buy a piece of art, I want to hang it on the wall and enjoy it. I don't want someone to offer to pay me more than I paid to take it away from me.

As another example, I absolutely HATE the idea of buying things like toys and keeping them in boxes with the idea that they'll be worth more later.
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Re: IRC

Post by Merk » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:39 am

Do you feel adequately shamed, Riot?
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Re: IRC

Post by Riot » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:41 am

How is it any different than buying art to enjoy?
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Re: IRC

Post by Fluffyumpkins » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:47 am

I think the art rationale is pretty ridiculous. You could say the same of any purchase of anything for any reason.

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Riot spent $130 on some digital jewelry for a video game he likes which was a waste of money at worst and an extremely unconventional investment at best, but it makes him happy and nobody got hurt so who cares.
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