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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    Keeping track of how much money you have spent in total so far will help.
    Nope. Doesn't even slow me down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ria View Post
    GAS is like diabetes; there are treatments, but there is no cure. Sooner or later you will have to have another treatment/camera.
    ROFL

    I relate to both!
    I want to take the photograph I think I'm taking

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM Bennett View Post
    Hey, when my GAS becomes unmanageable, I'll move on to step 2! Until then, I will quietly surf ebay at the end of a long day, Jameson's in hand. Ah, look - a Nikon FG and 50mm in great shape for $67 BIN. Click.

    Running a set of negs from a new (to me) camera is not unlike the feeling you get watching an image appear in the tray for the first time. Graham
    I've been in recovery for several years but after reading the above post I poured a heavy shot, maybe two shots, and started surfing for a 6mm Fisheye-Nikkor. Pour...Click...Gulp...repeat....
    Last edited by rternbach; 09-11-2009 at 08:28 AM. Click to view previous post history.
    "Get over it."

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    I don't have GAS... yes, I'm in denial. Just don't stand down wind from me.

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    Denial is not just a river in Egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1234 View Post
    I don't have GAS... yes, I'm in denial. Just don't stand down wind from me.
    Victory!!! Found one!!! Wonder if they'll settle for less than the asking price???

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-2-8-6mm-Fi...d=p3286.c0.m14


    Pour...click...gulp...repeat. Gotta Call paypal for a credit card increase.
    "Get over it."

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    Denial is not just a river in Egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by rternbach View Post
    ... Gotta Call paypal for a credit card increase.

    Damn paypal, it's gonna take a week for them to raise my limit and the auction ends in two days. Thank G-D the kid's tuition fund is in my name--she won't need it until next year anyways.
    "Get over it."

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    SIDE TOPIC: Many years ago when I dealt through PayPal a LOT via eBay sales and purchases they gave me more than $200K credit. I wrote them asking, "WTF? I only make $45K per year with my day job and this eBay thing sure doesn't pay much. Please decrease my credit to $10K so I don't have to worry as much about ID theft!!" They never replied.

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    Another way to get GAS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1234 View Post
    SIDE TOPIC: Many years ago when I dealt through PayPal a LOT via eBay sales and purchases they gave me more than $200K credit. I wrote them asking, "WTF? I only make $45K per year with my day job and this eBay thing sure doesn't pay much. Please decrease my credit to $10K so I don't have to worry as much about ID theft!!" They never replied.
    Sounds to me like paypal (together with ebay) may be engaging in predatory lending. Not unlike casinos which will gladly give you chips in exchange for your car registration or the equity in your home. It's another reason why so many here on Apug have GAS and are in need of a 12-Step program. They make it just too easy to get hooked and stay hooked.
    Last edited by rternbach; 09-11-2009 at 05:56 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    ^^^ No doubt... but I learned a long time ago to avoid such "hooks". OTOH, many people would take advantage and charge that $200K then declare bankruptcy. At the time there were fewer controls and more "easy outs" for such behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1234 View Post
    ^^^ No doubt... but I learned a long time ago to avoid such "hooks". OTOH, many people would take advantage and charge that $200K then declare bankruptcy. At the time there were fewer controls and more "easy outs" for such behavior.

    And when they declare bankruptcy they go on ebay to sell their gear and ebay a.k.a. paypal take their profit again. The credit pushers know how to manipulate their GAS addicts: --just like the cigaret companies or those who deal in China White know how to control their customers.
    Last edited by rternbach; 09-11-2009 at 05:58 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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