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Old 10-23-05, 08:02 PM
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Vintage Martin guitars,it's a lot to pay for an old piece of wood.
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Old 10-23-05, 08:22 PM
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Cycling is not a hobby, its part of life!!!

Paintball is too expensive though.
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Old 10-23-05, 09:28 PM
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Hasn't been mentioned yet.

Drugs and gamble can be two of the most expensive hobbies, considering the number of people go bankrupt because of it.
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Old 10-23-05, 11:17 PM
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Old 10-25-05, 03:07 PM
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Horses have to be one of the most expensive hobbies! Upwards of 10,000 for a decent one with nothing wrong that is capable of competing to any sort of level. (I paid 1,000 each for mine but + hours of TLC ). Then all the bits and pieces that are essentials (a decent saddle that isnt gunna fall apart in a years time can easily push the 3,000 mark)..then theres the upkeep..100 every 4 weeks for farrier...40 every 6 for worming..150 every 6 months for dentist..then if ur serious competing fees are astronomical and youll probably want a float and something strong enought to pull it..and THEN if something goes wrong..vets fees..well i wont even mention them!!!

Im not complaining mind..i wouldnt change it for the world..theres something immensely satisfying about going out in the morning to a happy, fit and healthy animal, capable of giving u hours of fun and companionship
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Old 10-25-05, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by bjarni1
theres something immensely satisfying about going out in the morning to a happy, fit and healthy animal, capable of giving u hours of fun and companionship
I agree, and it's fun to go out at night, clean the stalls, bed them down in nice fresh straw and listen to them contentedly eat their evening meal. I get a huge sense of satisfaction in the basic act of keeping them happy, and the stresses of my day magically melt away.

And, in addition to my expensive horse-habit, an addiction to even more expensive auto racing:

Auto racing:


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Old 10-28-05, 07:51 PM
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Dirt Late Model racing.

$15,000 for the rolling chassis, another $20,000 for the engine (and that's on the cheap side). Never mind a truck & trailer to haul the car(s), $$$$$ in parts, and what not. Top that off with $150-200 a night in entry fees and fuel. That quickly makes for a lot of cash after 60+ nights a year.
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Old 10-29-05, 06:18 AM
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I agree that horses are an expensive hobby. Food, utilities, vets, ferriers, barn fees for boarding and, if you are eventing, you need several fit horses. . . and the trainer fees, etc. It never ends. And, if you are trying to train with your horse, $60 a week for an hour of jumping lessons.

Tennis . . . seems inexpensive, but when you are learning the game, weekly lessons, $40 - $80, weekly clinics, $10 - $20, court fees each time you play, and club memberships if you have to do that.

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Piano . . .
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Old 10-29-05, 10:04 AM
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Yeah, but you recoup your costs on horses by selling glue!
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