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    Thread: The what have you bought today thread (for Way)

    1. 07-15-2012 04:46 AM #2731
      yeah it was a little bit more that we were originally planning on spending, but it needs NOTHING done, and we both loved it as soon as we walked in. Going to sell seaford and dump all the $$ into the mortgage on the new place, with the exception of some we'll keep aside to replace all of our furniture with stuff that suits the new place. Most importantly, I've got a reasonable budget for a good audio system for that front room (with the fireplace).

    2. 07-15-2012 04:50 AM #2732
      Mick, go check out my mate's website krsipykables.com
      He stocks some very good stuff and will do you close to wholesale prices as you're a mate.

    3. 07-15-2012 04:52 AM #2733
      will do, thanks for the headsup
      (though settlement's not until November - got a few months to research )
      Last edited by MickyD; 07-15-2012 at 04:55 AM.

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      07-15-2012 05:13 AM #2734
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      yoinked all the pics of the house onto my Smugmug:

      http://mpd.smugmug.com/Architecture/...4123544_LGZDzb

      there's also some pics from the last time it was up for sale, so before it was refurbished a bit (though they've kept the character of the house really well)

      http://mpd.smugmug.com/Architecture/...4123547_xLT8kX
      Thanks for the links Micky. It's a shame they painted the timber in that skylight thingy and the old orange splashback mosaics in the kitchen were very cool.


    5. 07-15-2012 05:34 AM #2735
      I thought the same on both counts - though I don't know that I could have lived with an orange kitchen. I like the fact that they've kept things like the pelmet lighting, and the wood panelling on some of the walls.

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      07-15-2012 05:58 AM #2736
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      yoinked all the pics of the house onto my Smugmug:

      http://mpd.smugmug.com/Architecture/...4123544_LGZDzb

      there's also some pics from the last time it was up for sale, so before it was refurbished a bit (though they've kept the character of the house really well)

      http://mpd.smugmug.com/Architecture/...4123547_xLT8kX
      Is it bad that I like the before pics better than the after pics?

      Oh and I looked on a map to see the locations of the old and new suburbs. Fark, your life will change dramatically moving so much closer to the city

    7. 07-15-2012 06:06 AM #2737
      yeah, current trip to work is about 50km's or so, and can take 90 minutes on a **** day. The trip home is 45ish minutes in clear traffic, but we had one night a couple of weeks ago when it was nearly 3 hours

      New trip is ~17k each way.

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      07-15-2012 06:06 AM #2738
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      Most importantly, I've got a reasonable budget for a good audio system for that front room (with the fireplace).
      I can't recommend this guys work enough: http://www.lenehanaudio.com.au/

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      07-15-2012 06:34 AM #2739
      I hear B&O makes good audio.

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      07-15-2012 06:48 AM #2740
      Looks great inside Micky.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    11. 07-15-2012 06:54 AM #2741
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      I hear B&O makes good audio.
      I'm just going to keep an eye out for one of these:




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      07-15-2012 07:31 AM #2742
      Wow MickyD, that is just completely awesome! I am very envious! I would so totally settle for something like that if I ever move back to the burbs. I don't like big places so that is ideal! Maybe next time you want to upgrade i will buy it from you. Well done mate, very well done.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      07-15-2012 07:36 AM #2743
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      yeah, current trip to work is about 50km's or so, and can take 90 minutes on a **** day. The trip home is 45ish minutes in clear traffic, but we had one night a couple of weeks ago when it was nearly 3 hours

      New trip is ~17k each way.
      Which part of North Balwyn is it? Only problem is that Eastern can be a real pain in the mornings, and if you go through Kew/Richmond it's a pain as well.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    14. 07-16-2012 01:32 AM #2744
      nice character in that place; good warmth

      another vote for krispykables, cameron is a top bloke and goes well out of his way to help.
      what are your requirements in a system?
      cd's?
      vinyl?
      streaming?

    15. 07-16-2012 01:44 AM #2745
      probably 90% streaming, 5% CD's, 5% radio.
      Airplay capability would be a bonus, or at the least, an optical input for an AppleTV/AirportExpress. I've got a reasonable collection of 24/96 FLAC's, so compatibility with that is important.
      I've been looking at the Pro-Ject Box stuff, which looks interesting.

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      07-16-2012 01:53 AM #2746
      I grew up in North Boredom, don't do it!

      Congrats.
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I am planning to keep this for awhile. I am deadly serious too.

    17. 07-16-2012 09:43 PM #2747
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      probably 90% streaming, 5% CD's, 5% radio.
      Airplay capability would be a bonus, or at the least, an optical input for an AppleTV/AirportExpress. I've got a reasonable collection of 24/96 FLAC's, so compatibility with that is important.
      I've been looking at the Pro-Ject Box stuff, which looks interesting.
      Squeezebox touch is a great way to get started on good quality 24/96 streaming.
      You can pay a lot more and Cameron has gone down the same path as well, so will be able to impart great advice along those lines.

    18. 07-16-2012 11:19 PM #2748
      agreed - he got digital knowledge and experience.
      he also stock esoteric who do some great universal players.

    19. 07-17-2012 06:00 AM #2749
      I should move this to the H.E.A.T. thread, but this looks interesting (and I like the way it looks too)

      http://www.peachtreeaudio.com/nova-a...-with-dac.html

    20. 07-17-2012 07:40 AM #2750
      Bit late here but bloody nice.
      I have a mate in that Burb - great area!
      iPad Certified.

    21. 08-29-2012 12:42 AM #2751
      Bought Cathy a new camera for her b'day today as the Fuji x100 has proved to be a point and shoot flop.

      1x Sony Cyber-shot (DSC-HX20V)

      Super duper zoom point and shoot. She's been moaning about the lack of zoom so I went for the longest, decent compact zoom i could find. Tossed a coin between this and the panny. Will see how it works for her in Oct. As she's off for a fortnight in New York with the girls.. All media presenters too.. I suspect what happens in new York should stay in New York.


    22. 09-04-2012 05:24 AM #2752
      Bought a new Mitsubishi ASX 2WD 2.0 manual, Silver, optioned with the Luxury pack (Leather, heated seats, reverse camera/sensors, bluetooth voice activation etc etc..)

      Really nice car for the money, managed to haggle the dealers down to 28k OTR and got a $1000 eftpos card thrown in for good measure.

      Looks like this


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      09-04-2012 06:35 AM #2753
      I was going to ask what you were smoking, but geez, for $27k driveaway that seems like a bargain!

    24. 09-04-2012 07:05 AM #2754
      is the ASX same platform as the pug4008?
      WOT and Compression braking around CBD

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      09-04-2012 07:09 AM #2755
      Quote Originally Posted by CliceKing View Post
      is the ASX same platform as the pug4008?
      Yes, a Japanese Peugeot.

      Engine sharing too as the TDI is from Peugeot.

      Drove a loan 4008 for 10,000km - was ok but wouldn't buy one for the money.

    26. 09-04-2012 10:43 PM #2756
      Quote Originally Posted by mikinoz View Post
      Yes, a Japanese Peugeot.

      Engine sharing too as the TDI is from Peugeot.

      Drove a loan 4008 for 10,000km - was ok but wouldn't buy one for the money.
      I think that given the ASX is 26k driveaway for the base model, and the Pug is a fair bit more than that (admittedly with more fruit), the value proposition for the Pug is a bit of a stretch.

      From my first few drives, the ASX is a surprisingly good piece of kit. Whether this continues into the future is unknown, but it feels good at the moment.

      The luxo pack helps to make it a nice car, esp. the leather. It really improves the interior ambience. I had a loan base model for a few days for a test drive, and the interior felt very cheap.


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      09-10-2012 01:02 AM #2758
      Next purchase should be a remote meat thermometer and a roasting trivet. There are even thermos that work with iPhones now.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
      buy both, save time.

    28. 09-10-2012 01:05 AM #2759
      actually I probably should get a full gas bottle first

      at the moment it's effectively decoration for the patio area while we're trying to sell the house

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      09-10-2012 01:11 AM #2760
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      new BBQ:

      Careful it has got flat spotted tyres.
      a V8 and N/A

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      09-13-2012 08:40 AM #2761
      Bought this Adidas Greece Olympic Speedsuit on Ebay:





      Im sure the comedy value will pay off one day either at a Halloween party or just randomly turning up to work in it

    31. 09-13-2012 09:37 AM #2762
      Go to a meeting of the ECB - that'll get your money's worth. :-)
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      09-13-2012 11:01 PM #2763
      Quote Originally Posted by Tank Engine View Post
      Go to a meeting of the ECB - that'll get your money's worth. :-)
      Hahaha!

      Greece still sponsored by Adidas who are German

    33. 09-18-2012 11:57 PM #2764
      Just bought a SqueezeBox Touch. Was about to get one from Amazon last night ($250+$15 shipping), but JB had them for $277.
      Wanted to grab one before they disappear, since Logitech has dropped the SB line now.

    34. 09-19-2012 12:21 AM #2765

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