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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby sproughton » Tue May 15, 2018 6:26 pm

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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby Caller » Tue May 15, 2018 8:03 pm

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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby Bahnstormer_vRS » Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 pm

Don't know...
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I don't buy lottery tickets. :bah humbug:

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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby gaf1958 » Tue May 15, 2018 11:42 pm

DISJT wrote:I'd also space the purchases out over a few months each so as to really appreciate each one.

Sound advice that... :thumbup:
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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby albionphoto » Wed May 16, 2018 3:09 am

Thermexman wrote:I’d treat the family to a fish and chip supper (large portion of chips to share betwixt 4) let’s not go silly! Then I’d probably scour the charity shops for a new flat cap, for walking the dog when it’s cold.

Perchance a Yorkshire man born and bred? Would they be able to order mushy peas to share too?
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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby gaf1958 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:38 am

Thermexman wrote:I’d treat the family to a fish and chip supper (large portion of chips to share betwixt 4) let’s not go silly! Then I’d probably scour the charity shops for a new flat cap, for walking the dog when it’s cold.

albionphoto wrote:Perchance a Yorkshire man born and bred? Would they be able to order mushy peas to share too?

Whoa, don’t go too wild there. I’m sure if they want mushy peas, they can always buy them for themselves... ;)
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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby PaulJS » Wed May 16, 2018 11:13 am

Presuming we are talking a VERY BIG win, then time would become irrelevant living on my own tropical island so I wouldn't need a watch at all!

A miracle would also have occurred as I never buy a lottery ticket :shock:
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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby Thermexman » Wed May 16, 2018 11:21 am

gaf1958 wrote:
Thermexman wrote:I’d treat the family to a fish and chip supper (large portion of chips to share betwixt 4) let’s not go silly! Then I’d probably scour the charity shops for a new flat cap, for walking the dog when it’s cold.

albionphoto wrote:Perchance a Yorkshire man born and bred? Would they be able to order mushy peas to share too?

Whoa, don’t go too wild there. I’m sure if they want mushy peas, they can always buy them for themselves... ;)

Too right Gary, mate! What am I? Made of money? Anyway, moot point, we don’t like mushy peas. Whilst I am from God’s own county of Yorkshire, I don’t hold with ALL the stereotypes! :?
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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby fantasque » Wed May 16, 2018 2:28 pm

[quote="hughesyn"]I don't gamble, but if a relative happened to give me the money...

I would fly under the radar so people didn't realise the sudden increase in wealth.

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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby nbg » Wed May 16, 2018 2:46 pm

DISJT wrote:It seems to me that the silly expensive watches become very marmite and only appeal to the select few, Or are purely designed to brag about your wealth.

Not sure what price point for watches you have in mind for the bragging about their wealth stereotyping? However I imagine that the seriously wealthy don’t buy watches to brag about their wealth - the yacht and other toys would be more visible ways to indicate their wealth.

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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby opettaja » Wed May 16, 2018 5:50 pm

I think I would have to buy a shop as I am always buying new watches that end up in the collection hardly worn.
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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby DISJT » Wed May 16, 2018 7:44 pm

nbg wrote:
DISJT wrote:It seems to me that the silly expensive watches become very marmite and only appeal to the select few, Or are purely designed to brag about your wealth.

Not sure what price point for watches you have in mind for the bragging about their wealth stereotyping? However I imagine that the seriously wealthy don’t buy watches to brag about their wealth - the yacht and other toys would be more visible ways to indicate their wealth.

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? The yacht / other toys aren't very visible when sat in a restaurant or going about your daily business. Evetually you have to hit dry land or get out of the flash car, then there's the diamond encrusted watches of the world to peacock your wealth.
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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby nbg » Wed May 16, 2018 8:09 pm

^^^^ Well I have never quite worked out how a watch is visible when someone goes about their daily business. :shock:

In real life I have never seen a multi millionaire flaunting their wealth, or wearing a loud tasteless watch. But I have seen plenty of people wearing loud watches trying to convey they are wealthy.

As I said stereotyping.

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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby DISJT » Wed May 16, 2018 8:31 pm

Floyd mayweather springs immediately to mind.
There are countless YouTube videos of him flashing his diamond encrusted watch collection and bragging about the cost of each.

Plenty of watches are visible during day to day life. There's a thread dedicated to spotting CW's which aren't particularly big or flashy so to say watches aren't visible when going about your business is clearly nonsense.

You seem to of focused in on a very small portion of what I actually wrote and taken offence.

I could point out that assuming all rich people own yachts is a stereotype.
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Re: If you won the lottery would you.....

Postby nbg » Wed May 16, 2018 9:24 pm

^^^^ Not taking offence at all Chris. :)

And I have never met the chap you are on about. :lol:

Perhaps I just find it strange that any watch would be visible if wearing a long sleeved shirt.

If wearing short sleeves of a T-Shirt that’s different.

It’s just that to me expensive watches are far less an indicator of someone trying too hard to demonstrate wealth than flashy cars. You may take a different view.

I remember a thread on another forum along the lines of “are your watches worth more than your car(s)?”

There did seem to be a high proportion who thought that was the case. As a watch enthusiast I thought that was normal.

And yes I do realise that very few wealthy people own a yacht.

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