100xOdds
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September 29th, 2012 at 7:07:47 PM permalink
my fridge is leaking. the drain hose is clogged but it's not ice thats clogging it. i defrosted it and water still wont go down.
the quick fix is take everything out of the freezer and chip out all the ice before it melts in the defrost cycle.

takes 15min to do and i have to do it every 2weeks.

a cheap 10 cu ft fridge is $500 on sale at Lowes/Sears/Home Depot.
a nice stainless steel one is like $1000.

so why wont i buy it?
yet i have no problem losing $1000 at the casino? (i've lost my bankroll twice this month, but also doubled up twice so i'm break even.)
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EvenBob
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September 29th, 2012 at 7:38:40 PM permalink
My big fridge broke last year and I bought one
half the size and love it. Most fridges are full
of junk we'll never eat, condiments we'll throw
away one day. A smaller one is more efficient,
keeps things colder and is cheaper to run. It
also makes you police it for junk you know
you'll never use.
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sodawater
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September 29th, 2012 at 7:39:15 PM permalink
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September 29th, 2012 at 7:41:27 PM permalink
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EvenBob
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September 29th, 2012 at 7:46:42 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

The biggest reason is that before you gamble it in the casino, you're not GUARANTEED to lose it.



Thats it. My wife, who would never spend $400 a
new TV, thinks nothing of putting it the slots. Its
because there's a remote chance she'll win.
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buzzpaff
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September 29th, 2012 at 7:47:03 PM permalink
Unfortunately, too many gamblers can always find cash for a game, but not for child support payments.
100xOdds
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September 29th, 2012 at 7:50:15 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

The biggest reason is that before you gamble it in the casino, you're not GUARANTEED to lose it.

However when you buy a fridge for $1000, you are guaranteed to have 1000 fewer dollars afterwards.

So in many ways, if you are cash-strapped, it's a big indulgence to make a purchase that costs $1000, but not as much an indulgence to gamble $1000 -- because you might win or at least not lose.

If you put $1000 on the pass line in craps, your expected loss is 14 bucks. Your expected loss when buying a fridge is $1000 although you do get to keep the fridge.



wow on expected loss of gambling vs guarenteed loss when buying. never thought of it in those terms.

here's the kicker: i'm not cash strapped. i have no debt except mortgage (and this Jan is my last mortgage payment!)
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EvenBob
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September 29th, 2012 at 7:53:59 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds



here's the kicker: i'm not cash strapped. i have no debt except mortgage



Gambling is based on greed. What you're describing is
classic greed; you squeeze nickles till they scream when
it comes to your personal budget, but if there's a chance
to make an 'investment' at a gaming table and increase
your holdings, thats a different story.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
rainman
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September 29th, 2012 at 7:56:14 PM permalink
You are addicted to gambling as am I. You are not addicted to your fridge/freezer.
sodawater
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September 29th, 2012 at 8:10:52 PM permalink
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