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    Guys,

    Whenever I think of changing my ride, I keep measuring the depreciation against another watch that I can own. Hence I have constantly scraped the idea of getting a nicer car.

    Do any of you have this dilemma? Example a Merc has around 15-20 k depreciation per year dependent on how long you hold onto it.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Throttle View Post
    Normal lah, we all think of things relative to others especially when closer to our hearts.

    I use to relate everything to cigars.
    For example one Daytona is one full years supply of premium cuban cigars.
    But i soon depart from viewing it that way, especially with valuable luxury watches.

    I differentiate between consumables and durables.

    Car and cigar considered consumables
    Watches considered durables.

    When i buy a car i just hv to decide how much i'm willing to write off
    When i buy cigars, i treat it like food and petrol.
    When i buy watches, i treat it like property.
    First must like and willing to keep, next must be within budget and finally must hv fair value.

    Haha
    Good school of thoughts bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by monstaR View Post
    Guys,

    Whenever I think of changing my ride, I keep measuring the depreciation against another watch that I can own. Hence I have constantly scraped the idea of getting a nicer car.

    Do any of you have this dilemma? Example a Merc has around 15-20 k depreciation per year dependent on how long you hold onto it.

    Thoughts?

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    i used to have the same mentality..after a while, i thought...what the heck...life is short, indulge if u can

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    Quote Originally Posted by satch View Post
    i used to have the same mentality..after a while, i thought...what the heck...life is short, indulge if u can
    Agreed with u provided you hv thick pocket...
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    Have decided to start hunting for another car! Wish me luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monstaR View Post
    Guys,

    Whenever I think of changing my ride, I keep measuring the depreciation against another watch that I can own. Hence I have constantly scraped the idea of getting a nicer car.

    Do any of you have this dilemma? Example a Merc has around 15-20 k depreciation per year dependent on how long you hold onto it.

    Thoughts?

    Ads
    No doubt few of us here have similar dilemma. Depreciation for a nice car is essentially a very good watch each year. Unfortunately still can't get myself to upgrade my car after seeing the depreciation

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    Quote Originally Posted by monstaR View Post
    Have decided to start hunting for another car! Wish me luck!
    Recommend a Lambo bro
    ROLEX.

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    Depreciation asides, I get a lot more joy from owning watches than owning cars. Plus I anyway cannot afford to play cars so no dilemma for me.
    Watches are like potato chips - You never stop at one

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    depreciation is one thing, upkeeping a car is another. car is a major time sucker
    [U]Currently wearing[/U]:
    [SIZE="1"]TT Datejust with diamond dial - sold!
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    Seiko SD-lookalike[/SIZE]
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    Yeah currently working on the goal to get a nice car that the whole family can enjoy and ride in comfort...... Of course within my budget as well.

    List of cars, used and not new include:
    CLS 2006
    X5 2006
    730 2006
    Gs300 2006

    Note that they are very different cars but these are the models that catches my eye and can serve the family

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