How much do you spend on hobbies?

bowers2

Winger
Following on from the other “look at me” threads. Got me thinking what do I spend most of my money on.

Fishing is the answer.
At least £50 a week in bait and Comp fees.

The biggest single item being £3k fishing pole.
Rods for £500
Reels £200 ish
I may even have a count up later of stuff I have (they have their own house)

So may rainy day question is what’s your hobby and how much does it cost. I think a lot of people will get a shock when they start adding it up.
3k on a rod? Fook me pink.

I once spent that on a pair of wheels. It can be a very very expensive hobby.

General rule of thumb with the missus is I tell her everything was half the actual cost - 10%.
Half cost? Are you mad?
 

Dun Scathach

Goalkeeper
3k on a rod? Fook me pink.



Half cost? Are you mad?
That’s just phase one of the deception. I then say something like “Well think how many miles I get out of them or how much time I’m now going to spend on my bike because of said shiny new purchase... now equate that to pounds per mile, it’s a bargain”

I’ll then be very subservient for a few days and just waltz straight back in there as though it never happened.

My wife puts up with a lot of shit really.
 

bowers2

Winger
That’s just phase one of the deception. I then say something like “Well think how many miles I get out of them or how much time I’m now going to spend on my bike because of said shiny new purchase... now equate that to pounds per mile, it’s a bargain”

I’ll then be very subservient for a few days and just waltz straight back in there as though it never happened.

My wife puts up with a lot of shit really.
So does mine. I have vespa scooters. They are a money pit.

3k on a rod though. Bloody hell.
 

Dun Scathach

Goalkeeper
So does mine. I have vespa scooters. They are a money pit.

3k on a rod though. Bloody hell.
I’ve always fancied one of those for pootling around on. Can you soup them up a bit so they are a bit quicker.

Yeah, 3k on a length of what I’d guess is carbon could be seen as a bit excessive like!
 

wilma56

Central Defender
No matter what your hobby is be it a stupid amount of money on wheels, a new rod for fishing or new golf gear you don't need if you get enjoyment from it its worth it.
Thats how I justify it anyway.
 

the boot

Midfield
I once spent that on a pair of wheels. It can be a very very expensive hobby.

General rule of thumb with the missus is I tell her everything was half the actual cost - 10%.
Aye that about right. I once told her that a fishing holiday to Africa was paid for by my sponsors.

3k on a rod? Fook me pink.



Half cost? Are you mad?
Pole..... pole are expensive.
£95 a top kit on top of a 3k pole I have 14 top kits.
 
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raindog

Winger
65 pounds 10 years ago on a set of Crown Green Bowls and a jack ...£30 a full year since for my membership.
 

Lambchops

Striker
No matter what your hobby is be it a stupid amount of money on wheels, a new rod for fishing or new golf gear you don't need if you get enjoyment from it its worth it.
Thats how I justify it anyway.
I remember paying 160quid for 2 pairs of footy boots 20odd year ago - what I spend on golf gear now is similar in the fact that it is spent so that i enjoy my free time
 

lager chimp

Midfield
Me Vespa, T5 Classic, 125cc with malossi exhaust.
£5 to fill up, £1.97 a month to tax. Bout £150 on mot, spares and service per year
£300 on helmet, riding gear / safety gear already bought)
£200+ on digs, beer money, bait & petrol when going to Kelso for the rally
Could easy spend another £1000 on a new paint job, tyres, wheels & exhaust
Would also have to spend up to £450 to pass full test
 

the boot

Midfield
Me Vespa, T5 Classic, 125cc with malossi exhaust.
£5 to fill up, £1.97 a month to tax. Bout £150 on mot, spares and service per year
£300 on helmet, riding gear / safety gear already bought)
£200+ on digs, beer money, bait & petrol when going to Kelso for the rally
Could easy spend another £1000 on a new paint job, tyres, wheels & exhaust
Would also have to spend up to £450 to pass full test
I fancy my bike license like
 

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