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Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/22/22 4:59 p.m.

Think of this kind of like a mini-Brewster's Millions, you have $1.8 million to burn. You can only buy one thing. You can never sell it, so speculative investment items are pointless. Let's say maintenance,  housing, etc... are not to be figured into it, so we don't suck the fun out of this game.  Let's call multiple small piece things like a complete HO scale layout as one thing, but not one of every year ZR-1 Corvette.

What's the one thing you buy?

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/22/22 5:02 p.m.

lifetime membership to the jolly of the month club?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
6/22/22 5:06 p.m.

 

Seriously though some land near me to build a small guest house for family to stay plus a big shop with room for machining equipment and a full size lift and in separate part an indoor halfpipe.

RX Reven'
RX Reven' GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/22/22 5:06 p.m.

Observatory

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/22/22 5:14 p.m.

In reply to RX Reven' :

If not something like that, then a cool piece of art.

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/22/22 5:15 p.m.

A ride on one of the space tourism thingeys that are popping up.  Blue Origin, SpaceX Dragon, whatever I can get.

 

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/22/22 5:22 p.m.

Do hookers & blow count as a combo meal?

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/22/22 5:22 p.m.

In reply to secretariata (Forum Supporter) :

I'll  allow it.

RX Reven'
RX Reven' GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/22/22 5:27 p.m.
alfadriver said:

In reply to RX Reven' :

If not something like that, then a cool piece of art.

How about a little museum dedicated to fossils, meteorites, etc..

Driven5
Driven5 UberDork
6/22/22 5:34 p.m.

A professional racing team.

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
6/22/22 5:35 p.m.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/22/22 5:36 p.m.

A free maserati biturbo (or the cheapest one to be found on marketplace) 

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/22/22 8:32 p.m.

a big ass statue of myself in a park

People will be like

"Who is that? Why does he get a statue?"

"Must be an awesome guy, he's got a statue of himself as a centaur."

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/22/22 8:41 p.m.

NIO EP9, I should have a decent shot at being able to afford "fuel" and maintenance.

93gsxturbo
93gsxturbo UltraDork
6/22/22 9:01 p.m.

Just one thing?  Baller house in Marquette, MI on Lake Superior.  

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
6/22/22 9:17 p.m.

House  on a race track with a pick of cars to practice with , 

but nice weather like Monterey , not like the one that's in Palm Springs

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/22/22 9:25 p.m.

$1.8M may buy me a house somewhere within this picture. 

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/22/22 9:35 p.m.
RX Reven' said:
alfadriver said:

In reply to RX Reven' :

If not something like that, then a cool piece of art.

How about a little museum dedicated to fossils, meteorites, etc..

Seems to be more than one thing.  

I can consider an observatory as one thing.  But not really a museum... 

But would be a cool thing to have.  Heck $1.8M of stuff that is interesting enough to have a museum that people could enjoy seeing it.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
6/22/22 9:45 p.m.

Civic Type R - that lightweight yeller one 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/23/22 2:16 a.m.

In reply to alfadriver :

I see it the opposite.  If you have a museum with nothing in it, it's a building, thus not a museum. Unless it's a building museum, in which case the semantics get even more obtuse. laugh

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
6/23/22 7:07 a.m.

I recall doing this exercise in High School, but he added a couple rules...

- We weren't allowed to "Throw it away". Buying 50 Corvettes counted as throwing it away. 
 

- We weren't allowed to give it away. 
 

- We weren't allowed to buy anything that would reasonably be expected to grow in value. Expensive cars, houses, mink coats, fancy jewelry, etc were all ruled out. 
 

The point was to show how hard it is to lose money when you start with a million dollars in net worth. 
 

That was 1979, so the numbers were different. But the concept is the same. It's actually kinda hard to waste huge chunks of money. 

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/23/22 7:14 a.m.

Land, cause 1.8 million doesn't buy you as much these days

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/23/22 8:29 a.m.

Well, between this and the other 1.8 thread, this one is by far the more interesting.  But it seems people are confused by the word "wasting."

Buying real estate is the no-brainer, but it's hardly wasting.  In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better store of value, with a potential for considerable upside.  If your aim was to waste 1.8 million, I would choose to buy one or two or maybe three insane supercars and the petrol to drive them.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/23/22 8:33 a.m.
SV reX said:It's actually kinda hard to waste huge chunks of money. 

I suspect there are some bankrupt NBA and NFL players and lottery winners that would choose to differ.  At any rate, it's a problem not many of us will ever have, well, unless we choose to go work for the government.  angry

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
6/23/22 8:35 a.m.

A senator.

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