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Justifying Your New Tool Purchase
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That is a very well written document, Stick. Excellent, really. Long read and at times very entertaining. Ok, I actually laughed out loud a couple of times!

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Stick - that was very well done.
Funny and had some great points!

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Fortunately, I never have to justify anything to anyone except my own conscience. I just go by need or want. But I'm the hardest person to get it past. I always have to consider the amount of use (need) or the act of buying (want). My want says "why not", and the battle is on with my frugality (need). Even after I purchase something I don't use it immediately. Frugality may come back and bite me. I always have to consider if I'm worthy of buying something for just me. Now Freud would have something to say about that.
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I love it! (written like Christmas Story, "you'll shoot your eye out").
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Way too funny.....so that's how non (bachelors or bachelorettes) have to do it.....interesting, totally parallel with car modifications/parts purchases.......

Sure explains why there's rarely a second date.......


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I'm well aware of the persuasion necessary to get accounts to say OK.
I'm sorry that the shots are difficult to read. They show that I was very persuasive with the company accountant.
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What methods have you successfully used to "justify" a tool purchase? What have you tried that did
not work? Let me know.
I just say "Gee honey, since I can't work in the shop without a new xxx, I'll get to be with you all day and night!
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I just say "Gee honey, since I can't work in the shop without a new xxx, I'll get to be with you all day and night!
Here's one: Although I have no restrictions but my own I still casually mention that it would be handy or whatever if I had an xxx which would allow me to do xxx better or more safely.
The reply, something like this" If that's what you think you want then get it. No one's stopping you. It's your hobby. You don't smoke or drink or waste money." Pause.. "then if you realize it's a waste, you've got no one to blame but yourself".
Now is that passive aggressive or what?
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