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What do you spend $2 on? Answered

So what with all the fuss about paying less than $2 a month for pro, it really is a fair question - what's something else you spend less than two dollars on? What incidentals (coffee, music, gum, those purple fuzzy socks...) do you drop $2 or more on every month? Every week? Every day? I know people who spend more than $1.95 on their morning coffee.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

11 years ago

I spent $2 on a faux Rolex at a yard sale this morning. The other day I purchased a flat brim "k2 Skis" cap for $2.00 and resold it on ebay for $10.00.

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UltraMagnus
UltraMagnus

11 years ago

My objection is nothing to do with the amount, it is the principal of paying for proper access to user generated, mostly open source information.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Ah, and there is your problem - just why should you have free "proper access" when the staff has to pay to put it up? Yes, it's freely shared information, but nobody owes you access to it on instructables.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

11 years ago

something from deal extreme?

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

11 years ago

Fun fact! The median income for men working full time in 2007 was $45,113. Going pro costs about $24 a year. That means for the average male, going pro would consume 0.053% of their annual income. If you spend one hour on instructables every day, then you spend 4.16% of your time here. It seems to me like it's more than worth it to go pro.

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ReCreate
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

*facepalm* are you hired by someone to tell us this?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

What makes it so hard for people to realise that this site is worth the effort and the money?

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ReCreate
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

It is, But the featured being removed are not.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Just a thought - how many members seem unhappy about pro-ness at the moment? I count just three.

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Derin
Derin

Reply 11 years ago

4

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Not I. :-D

No seriously, even before I was, I mean...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Fortunately, most of us are intelligent enough to realise that posting a comment lots does not mean lots are posting that comment.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

No, we aren't hired. In fact, both W'burg and Kiteman are paying for the privilege, unlike some people (including myself). Some people enjoy learning new facts and information, others...

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thematthatter
thematthatter

Reply 11 years ago

how about the median income for instructable users? I would say most instructablians are only 18-25 and that (from my experience) is only 20K

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

According to Quantcast, The two largest groups are $0-30K and $30-60K. Good call, there!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Check Eric's forum topic from a few months ago, with very detailed demographics. It's kind of scary what information can be collected.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

I remember that, but can't seem to find it. Any idea what it was called?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Wups. My fault. It actually wasn't Eric, it was Lemonie! I resorted to putting "quantcast" into the I'ble search box and toggling to Forum Topics.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

factor in that many MANY of them live at home with parents......and the cost of living suddenly drops too ;-)

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

I have no way of knowing what the median instructables age group is. If it were 20K, a pro account would still only cost .12% of your yearly income.

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

11 years ago

i could have donated it to charity!! now you look like a bad guy

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

"...could have donated it..."

But you didn't - now you are the bad guy.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

I donate 4 hours + a week to charity for the last 5 years. Now who's the good guy :D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

I have helped raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity. But that wasn't the point of my post.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

The word charity should be love (in modern English)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Indeed, the translations I use most often render it love, I just liked this translation' s phrasing better this time for some reason ;)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

LOL.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

moeny shmoney, gettin your hands dirty and doin' it is the way to roll :D

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

Kiteman said he helped raised it, that requires a lot of time and effort ;) I agree with you though, I find it most satisfying when I'm actually working for charity, doing the work that directly benefits people. My two favorite places to volunteer have been the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen (plating food, serving, etc) and Habitat for Humanity (You can barely call it work if you get to use power tools).

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 11 years ago

well i cant now, its in my pickle that im using to save up for pro :O

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ReCreate
ReCreate

Reply 11 years ago

Its in a pickle O_o
Wow how to you put money in a pickle?
SHOW ME HOW!!111one lol

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

in a pickle? Or the jar?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

:-D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

$2 wouldn't even buy a bottle of beer over here. Not one I'd consider drinking, anyway.

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thematthatter
thematthatter

Reply 11 years ago

You need to lower your standards kiteman, Not everyone can afford the ultra premium beer like Budweiser.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Budweiser? LOL

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thematthatter
thematthatter

Reply 11 years ago

I went to olive garden once and they had Budweiser, bud lite, Corona and Coors listed as "premium" beers. But I really like Shiner bock but that's hard to find in a restaurant outside of Hooters.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Ah well, this is probably the only country in the world that takes beer, waters it down, makes it sweeter, and calls it premium (I hate Lite beers).

A young nephew went to Germany as an exchange student a few years ago.....surprised he could drink over there, he found out he didn't LIKE German beer (too bitter for him). But, he brought me home a bottle of the cheapest thing he could find (and he said that was almost out of his budget LOL), and it was a very nice change from the carbonated bread water we serve over here *sigh* Even the Stout they import has been altered from what I remembered years ago *shakes head*

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

I'm not sure what "German beer" is, exactly :-) Anything from a hoppy lager to a thick Bavarian ale, almost any of which are likely to be better than American mass-produced horse pee :-/

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Well, I was just quoting him, realizing that there is obviously quite a variety there. The one he brought me, that he didn't care for, was very heavily flavored with the bitter hops, and if you didn't drink it like a dehydrated camel, it was really decent. :-)

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

Not a personal fan of beers (I am 14) but dad brews his own and he says it's "A nice reprieve from the muddy river water you can buy."

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Oh and BTW, what I meant by bread water is that it smells like they use bread yeasts (they don't but it smells like it) and it always seems watered down. The difference between a good Bock (that you can't see light through) and what is normal here is amazing.

Back when I was much younger, I made one batch of beer at home. But, it wasn't the best tasting (first try and all). But it rivaled the wine I made LOL

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Really? We have Shiner Bock at the supermarket here (Safeway in Northern California).

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thematthatter
thematthatter

Reply 11 years ago

Maybe they went more commercial, but a couple years ago if you Did not live in the Greatest State in the Union (that would be Texas) you could not find Shiner Bock. (California is a different State, A state of confusion) :)

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

The interest in microbrewing has meant that a number of formlerly regional beers have been able to get national distribution contracts. New Belgium ("Fat Tire") is one of the more prominent, but Shiner, Rogue, and others are all stepping up. If your state has them, check out the domestic beer aisles at Beverages and More (BevMo).

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

The only thing they carry in our supermarkets in PA is fermented Skunk Urine with the alcohol removed.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Budweiser is my lowered-standards beer.

I usually prefer a decent ale or bitter.