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#487988 - Sun Aug 02 2009 05:50 AM This week's theme is EXPENSIVE
Copago Offline
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See something through your day that makes your wallet miss a beat?
Well, this is the place to post a photo of it!

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#487989 - Mon Aug 03 2009 05:53 AM Re: This week's theme is EXPENSIVE [Re: Copago]
picqero Offline
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A couple of weeks ago I spotted this yellow Ferrari making a multi-point turn in a narrow road. Apart from the occasional black, I've never seen a Ferrari with such unusual colour, and definitely prefer the tradional Ferrari red.



It's undoubedly worth more than most people's houses!

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#487990 - Tue Aug 04 2009 01:36 AM Re: This week's theme is EXPENSIVE [Re: picqero]
runningbare Offline
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This elegant machine was on show at a American car & hot rod show at Worthing West Sussex, I would guess trips to the fuel station are quite expensive.
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#487991 - Tue Aug 04 2009 02:58 PM Re: This week's theme is EXPENSIVE [Re: picqero]
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Not a patch on the car and boat, but this is the most expensive book I own, at a mere 50. I am very fond of it indeed
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#487992 - Wed Aug 05 2009 11:02 PM Re: This week's theme is EXPENSIVE [Re: JaneMarple]
Copago Offline
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ohhhh nice, Jane. And I'd swap with the ferrari even though it isn't red

not sure how this compares with some parts of the world but I thought it was on the dear side .. it's beef mince at $10.39 a kilo. Although it's not as bad as lamb at the moment but at least we don't ahve to buy that.


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#487993 - Thu Aug 06 2009 03:22 PM Re: This week's theme is EXPENSIVE [Re: Copago]
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Anything with this logo is expensive...


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#487994 - Thu Aug 06 2009 07:32 PM Re: This week's theme is EXPENSIVE [Re: bhs63]
spanishliz Online   FT-cool
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Loc: Ontario Canada
This sign leads me to believe that it would be quite expensive to commit a MISCHIEF, at least if one values one's freedom!


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#487995 - Fri Aug 07 2009 10:23 AM Re: This week's theme is EXPENSIVE [Re: spanishliz]
Santana2002 Offline
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Here's a nicely worked and finely decorated piece of glorified firewood.



No, I don't really mean it's glorified firewood, it's actually part of this and is made from African blackwood, silver engraved slides and ferrules and fake ivory mounts.

The chanter (finger-pipe) alone would set you back several hundred pounds sterling, and a whole set costs several thousand.

This is (one of) my husband's set(s). I myself own three sets, two of which are antiques (still in fine working order), and one of which has solid ivory mounts, ferrules and decorative bits. I have no idea what that would cost nowadays, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it's also in the thousands. Between us we have 6 of these lurking around our home.
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#487996 - Fri Aug 07 2009 06:54 PM Re: This week's theme is EXPENSIVE [Re: Santana2002]
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Great pic, Santana. I had absolutely no idea what it was until I looked at the additional pic. That's how much I know about bagpipes!!

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