Your latest purchases, cont.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Goliath, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. An Officer

    An Officer Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Groceries for tomorrow's dinner: new potatoes, garlic stuffed olives, sundried tomatoes.
     
  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Groceries, petrol, and a large chunk of equity in the hope that today's sell-off puts us somewhere near the basement of the market.
     
  3. RandyS

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    What, did all you guys have food coupons too? We bought a week's worth of groceries also.
     
  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    We're all just stocking up so we can weather the looming financial apocalypse.
     
  5. The Entire Bee Movie But

    The Entire Bee Movie But Badass Admiral

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  6. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

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    How much did you make today?
     
  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It was a fucking rollercoaster of a ride, that's for sure! :lol:

    Up & down like a yo-yo, with multi-hundred point swings in the overall indices happening in minutes, and greater percentage swings in my own picks. It didn't help that I've been at home most of the day, so have been hitting refresh on stock quotes more often than is healthy...

    However, in the end, things turned upwards. :)

    I bought UK stocks rather than US ones, so due to the time-difference, only caught about half the upside that the US got by the end of your trading time. However, fingers crossed, the knock-on effect of the Dow's late surge once the initial selling on the FOMC statement wore off (selling by a lot of idiots who thought QE3 was going to be on the cards today; as if) should carry through overnight via the Nikkei to the FTSE - and my shares - tomorrow morning.

    Fingers crossed, anyway... gotta love the ride, either way, don't you? :D

    In the medium term, even if I haven't picked the absolute bottom of the market and things go on to drop a bit further in the short-term, the stocks I picked yesterday should have significanlty more upside than downside over that medium term. Everything is cheap. Markets discounted a fairly significant recession at yesterday's closing prices; they're still discounting a mild one at today's closing prices. Even if you think we'll just stagnate economically rather than an actual recession, there's lots of value out there assuming you're willing to hold for a while and ride out any further short-term storms.
     
  8. Admiral Shran

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    A graphic novel.

    Power Girl: A New Beginning.
     
  9. Yeoman Randi

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    jeez. And yet another final director's cut, it has it all edition of Blade Runner! I bought the last one they put out. I refuse to buy this one! I REFUSE do you hear me people???
     
  10. RandyS

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    Do you have the suitcase from 2007 with all five versions? That's what I have. Three years ago, I spent a week watching all five over a five night period, and got so sick of it that I haven't taken it off the shelf since. Although, I was thinking about watching just the original theatrical version again.
     
  11. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    A TOS book - a Crucible McCoy book.
     
  12. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Cereal, Capri Sun and peanuts---my nephew's requests for his upcoming visit.
     
  13. An Officer

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    A bit of a bounce around on the trampoline and a few table games at Trocadero (unfortunately the upper floors were all closed due to the recent trouble)
    An art case with water colours, pencils, crayons and the works
    Sunglasses
    (We wanted a Swatch watch but the shop closed before we got there)
    Lunch at Nando's
    Two scoops of Haagen Dazs on a cone on the way home

    My little sisters birthday. Very nice and relaxing day.
     
  14. The Entire Bee Movie But

    The Entire Bee Movie But Badass Admiral

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    :lol: I can totally see how you would get fed up with that Blade Runner overload ;)
     
  15. ElBurro

    ElBurro Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I bought a Batmobile!!! :) :techman: :)

    Also recently bought a Captain Kirk mug, Spock and McCoy action figures (from the 2009 film), DVDs of Short Circuit and Cocoon, a copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo book and Ray Bradbury's The Day it Rained Forever.
     
  16. Yeoman Randi

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    Huh. I missed that one! I think im on my third edition of Bladerunner but somehow i didn't get that one. But really, i'm never buying another one again. I hope.:lol:
     
  17. BigFoot

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    I got Portal 2 for PS3 today.
     
  18. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    A cuddly toy for my 1 year old niece who will be visiting later this month.
     
  19. PsychoPere

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    Inside Star Trek - The Real Story
    Star Trek: Ex Machina
    Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi - Ascension
    Star Wars: Outbound Flight

    Man, I wish the five-disc set that I have (not the suitcase, sadly) was as beautiful as this "premium collection" edition of The Final Cut.
     
  20. Holdfast

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    I think all these editions have just become a running gag these days...