Stuff You’re Trying To Talk Yourself Out Of Ordering

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  1. Joy Martin

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    Oh Bobby if Axes turn you on, for for it.

    Yep, eventually it all goes in dumps...
     
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    I should get a battery powered weed whacker since the gas powered one has been a pain since day one. It's heavy, dirty and noisy and can be difficult to start, but I'm too stubborn to let the damn thing defeat me.
     
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    Never quite thought of it that way but yeah…..the one I’m gradually talking my way out of buying definitely IS a little sexy.
     
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    So update us, Bobby. Didja buy the axe? :D
     
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    Naw, I figured getting the axe would be kinda like a guy getting a trophy wife.
    They’re both pleasing to a man’s eye but beyond that, they both cost money and are pretty much useless.
     
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  6. Nancy Hart

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    I usually have to talk myself INTO getting something, instead of OUT OF. But it's almost the same thing.

    The latest is a battery powered chain saw (trim saw). One with a top handle has always been easier for me to balance. EGO has one with a top handle, but the battery is on a backpack instead of attached to the rear of the saw.

    The idea of being tied to the saw by a cord seems dangerous. They might quit making it because of that. Lowes only stocks the regular ones.

    I just need it to do simple trims after a tree has fallen. I'll probably regret it if I don't get one.

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  7. John Brunner

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    I want to get a color laser printer. I'm sick of the ink jet printers getting out of alignment and the ink drying out before I've used a fraction of the cartridge...not to mention the cost of a cartridge. My current printer has plenty of ink, but somehow it's at the point that I have to go into Printer Settings and enable Bold Print so it's dark enough to read the printout.

    But the cost of even a refurbished one is more than I want to pay. And it's not something that I would buy used.
     
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    Does anyone else have thoughts of "well, I'm ___ years old so how much use will I get out of this if I buy it?" :D Something new added by the senior years.
     
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    That certainly applies to my printer decision. Then the longer you wait, the more imbalanced that equation becomes.
     
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    Old thread, but get yourself a black and white laser printer. I find most of what I print are documents in black ink anyway, and the laser is much clearer than the ink jet at any setting. I still have an ink jet for pictures and such, and I do have to clean the head periodically, but I don't use it much. Black toner is cheap and lasts forever.
     
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    You and I both have children and grandchildren who can use our "stuff" when we pass, @Beth Gallagher. Think of it as "investing in the future":)
     
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    On the advice of @Faye Fox I got a battery-powered chainsaw a few months back, and it has been soooo handy. She recommended a small Stihl, but no dealers stock those here. All they have is the monster professional ones that cost a fortune and they don't ship to Alaska, so I go a Dewalt since I already have batteries and chargers for that, Wife enjoys using it, while she cannot use the bigger gas-powered ones I already have. Like you said, I don't use it on the big jobs, but for trimming and limited bucking it is great.
     
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    I was just on line looking at refurbished Brother color laser printers. I used to have an Okidata LED B&W printer that I beat the ever loving poop out of when in had my own business and it kept on chugging, but I also had an Epson Stylus Color Printer for the color stuff.

    I agree that I hardly ever print color stuff, but for some reason am having a hard time denying myself that option that I rarely used. I guess I could always go to Staples should I have the need for color. The Brother that was highly recommended in another forum is a business model. I cannot justify that price, although I've not analyzed the per-page toner costs for the various models. Then there are the negative reviews...
     
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    I had a battery weedeater and ended up buying a gas-powered Stihl.
     
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    How long ago was that?

    That's another thing I've been trying to talk myself into.

    My mother had her heart set on a battery powered one when they first came out. She never ever asked for things that cost more than a dollar, so I knew she really wanted one. I knew they weren't very good, but what can you say?

    It was useless. Not enough power. Do you suppose they are a lot better today?
     
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