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Comment: Re:I'm driving a rented Nissan Pathfinder while my (Score 1) 622 622

Here's some stuff that I can remember using my truck for over the past year or so:

Bark dust, gravel, etc.
Dump runs for large items
Goodwill runs
Christmas tree
New BBQ grill

I get that a lot of people have a truck and don't make use of it very often. But I make use of it quite a lot, even while living in a crowded suburban neighborhood. So I wouldn't say that you really only need it if you're a "farmer or ranch hand."

On your last point, depending on the length of the truck, you may stick out less into the parking lot if you park tail-in (generally there's more overhang on the rear end compared to the front.) This makes it easier to get out of parking spots, and makes you less of a hazard to other people using the parking lot.

Comment: Re:Hell *YES*. (Score 1) 192 192

obsolescence is a pretty good indication of what kind of "investing" he was talking about.

This is exactly the crux of the issue with the iWatch - the type of "investing" is totally subjective. So it's not clear. I have no idea what type of return, subjective or not, overpriced electronics that go obsolete within only a few years provide. I'm not being pedantic - It's absolutely not clear. For example, some people buy audio gear as more of a fashion statement than for audio quality (Beats; I'd venture Bose to some extent, too, and others.)

To argue that two things will be better or worse investments in purely subjective terms is an exercise in futility.

We all live in a state of ambitious poverty. -- Decimus Junius Juvenalis