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    Quick! You have 10 days to spend $2600!

    Let's play a game:

    You signed up for a travel rewards card that will give you a 100,000 point sign-on bonus (worth $6500 in travel) for spending X amount. You have 10 days left and need to spend $2,600. What would you buy?


    I would say NBD but I purchased 2 bikes in the last 4 months, so that's "out" (plus too easy). Curious what suggestions come up.

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    I would most likely buy a Trek Farley 7 fat bike. Other options would be a 9mm pistol, a used carbon hardtail for xc racing, or build a new gaming computer. A new 70" 4k television would also not be out of the question.
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    I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?

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    Does any of your cars need tires? Or any other kind of work?

    Do you need any kind of power tools? Home improvements?
    2600 would do
    A nice bathroom remodel


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    Few nights at a nice hotel in Paris, plus dinner at a great resto for Baby Mama and I. Can get the flights on already-existing points.

    Either that, or hookers and blow, then waste the rest.
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    I would use the credit card to load my Amazon account with $1,500 and then slowly use that over the course of a year, or months. I would use the remaining $1,100 and load it onto my Costco gift card. Cheap gas, and select goodies for the next few months (I don't shop there often).

    Oh yeah, or SONOS your house. Play 1's in the bathroom, a 5 for your kitchen and a three for the bedroom. You'll probably want a family Spotify subscription.
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    Hmmm..........no way to convert this to cash to pay down the mortgage somehow?

    Maybe a venti mochachocafrappalatte at Starbucks?

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    Quick getaway to South Australia or New Zealand?

    Somewhere warm and relativity dry would be nice!



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    Quote Originally Posted by crossracer01 View Post
    Does any of your cars need tires? Or any other kind of work?

    Do you need any kind of power tools? Home improvements?
    2600 would do
    A nice bathroom remodel


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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W9W View Post
    I would use the credit card to load my Amazon account with $1,500 and then slowly use that over the course of a year, or months. I would use the remaining $1,100 and load it onto my Costco gift card. Cheap gas, and select goodies for the next few months (I don't shop there often).

    Oh yeah, or SONOS your house. Play 1's in the bathroom, a 5 for your kitchen and a three for the bedroom. You'll probably want a family Spotify subscription.
    Look at you guys, being all practical and responsible.

    But yes, I'm looking at it from the point of view that I came into some extra money, not that I was simply trying to run up a credit card...
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    Power meters and a kayak?

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    $2600 in ebay gift cards could buy a ton of vintage campy.
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    I'd probably buy some more equipment that I'd like to have for my hobby/small home-based side business I've been working at. But that would help you not at all and it's not really a fun way to spend it anyway.
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    A set of good snow tires and rims for my Outback.

    Upgrade my carbon bike with a basic Ultegra Di2 component set.

    Spare cassettes, chains, tires, tubes.

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    Exactly $2,600 worth of booze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drussell View Post
    Either that, or hookers and blow, then waste the rest.
    Most pimps and dealers don't accept credit cards

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    Most pimps and dealers don't accept credit cards
    Hmmm...too bad. I could use the extra reward points.
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    For an extra couple hundred, you could buy a Colnago C-59 frame from Bellatisport. You don't have one, and someday, you will want one.

    Or toss in another $5k and buy a M11/9 machine gun. I bought mine for $1700 15 years ago. They never go down in value. Or an extra $10k and get an uzi.

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    No hesitation. I'd take my wife to Italy. Cinque Terre, Rome, Amalfi.
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    This is easy; a watch. If you're not already a collector, I'd recommend starting off with the do-everything Omega Seamaster Professional. Has a ceramic bezel and comes in your choice of blue or black. It's on sale at Jomashop for $95 more than what you're looking to spend.


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    If you want practicality you could pay your bills ahead with the credit card such as the house payment etc. if you don't already. Maybe write a credit card check and put it into the Roth or something.
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    Just because you won't listen to reason does not mean I have to listen to idiocy.

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    Come on guys ... mortgage companies don't take credit cards, and you can't even get two plane tickets to Italy for $2600. Machine gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    Come on guys ... mortgage companies don't take credit cards, and you can't even get two plane tickets to Italy for $2600. Machine gun.
    The booze will help me forget my problems. If I use a machine gun to deal with my problems I'll end up in prison.

    Get the booze dude!
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    A 9100 mechanical groupset, along with two rear clincher wheels for training, and two tubular rear wheels for racing on. (and 12-25 cassettes for the wheels)
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    Quote Originally Posted by craiger_ny View Post
    Exactly $2,600 worth of booze.
    So like 10 bottles of XO Cognac? Man, I wish rappers hadn't caused the price of that stuff to go from $100 a bottle to $250.

    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    No hesitation. I'd take my wife to Italy. Cinque Terre, Rome, Amalfi.
    My wife and I did Cinque Terre > Florence > Rome > Amalfi Coast ... it was a great trip but even on a budget I'm pretty sure we ended up way over $2600. But how about a short trip to Ireland?

    You could get into the DSLR camera thing perhaps?

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