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Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Rockwise, May 27, 2011.

  1. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Great sign!

    Those decades will pass faster than you think. As we age, each day is a progressively smaller fraction of our total experience. It can get going 'scary fast' if you don't have a plan.

    The time to set up for retirement comes early in life. By way of advice, buy Life Insurance early when the rates are low. Even before you have a 'wife and family' to protect. Real insurance, not 'term', Whole Life or 65 Life or something that builds value. When the opportunity to buy my first house came along, I was able to cash in my modest savings, borrow all I could from my insurance (which you can do at low rates on a signature ('bad credit' not withstanding) and borrow what I could from friends and family for a down payment. Mortgage and impound (taxes and insurance) was almost 3 times the rent I was paying, I needed a room mate again (or rather house mate) at first. But 'rent' never went up. 10 years later it was a joke. Everyone I knew paid more for rent than I did for my house! I was no longer giving my hard earned money to a landlord (who in my case didn't even read English.....), but rather building equity of my own.

    Why pay someone else, when you can pay yourself?

    Then, while the interest part of the payment is high, and the principle low, pay extra principle (which cuts the loan time down a LOT). I paid that loan off in 16 not 28 years and suddenly went 'rent free' (only taxes and insurance). Think about that, what could you do with the money you're now spending on rent?

    I never sold that house, rather used it as collateral on the one we live in now. A property management company gets $83/month ($1000 a year) to handle everything and sends me $1500 a month and has for some time now. This house is also paid off (a 'requirement' for retirement) so it's now very cheap to live in a nice house of my choice.

    Once retired lots of other savings happen. I 'tank up' about once a month, not once a week. And no longer pay $15 or so a day for 'work lunches' with my workmates. Car insurance is less, too. I own the car, too, of course.

    I retired almost on schedule, at 56 not 55 as I'd hoped, but plenty early. And with a secure and comfortable lifestyle (in the bag). Because I had a plan. Other plans work well for others, the idea is to invest in yourself as much as you can, not enriching others?

    Sorry to rant, but it is Thanksgiving.......and boy am I thankful I got some good advice (buy Life Insurance early, even before you have a need for it) that eventually made my future secure. "Pay yourself first" is a good rule.

    Remember what the Real Estate guys advise, "Get lots while you're young" (also a great sign.....). You don't really want to work until you drop dead. Make a plan and stick with it, you'll thank yourself I can assure you.

    For your consideration. Thanks for listening.

    Best Holiday wishes for you and yours. Life is sweet, and the blessings many.

    OF
     
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  2. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    Honestly that advice was perfectly timed! I’m working my way out of some stupid decisions currently but I’m on the up&up! I recently moved from home and into an expensive city with expensive rent, now it’s time to OWN instead of rent. But it’s all in a process!

    Thank you!

    And aren’t we all thankful for @ataxian as well?

    Can’t forget the sometimes-patient @Stu for holding it down and keeping us all in check.

    Fuck it, straight stem in honor of all of you while I wait for the mrs, on this beautiful thanksgiving day. :peace:
     
  3. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for that. Advice is only useful if considered.

    Having a plan in place is much more important that fussing over the next vape. Those issues will take care of themselves if the money pressure is 'let up'. Best of luck with sorting it out, but since you're thinking/planning I'm sure that will happen.

    Spot on about Stu, he deserves a raise for sure. Maybe even a bonus.

    Also @ataxian, his enthusiasm is infectious. I sure missed him when he was wherever he was.

    Happy Thanksgiving. Get ready to overeat.......it's your duty you know.

    OF
     
  4. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    @OF your the inspiration 2 stay alive! Sorry 4 my bad behavior @Stu !
    TAKE a GonG & fill it how U want ?
     
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  5. Dr. Soxhlet

    Dr. Soxhlet SOLO Vaporized Cannabis is my Best Medicine

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    I've been lurking and not posting much lately. Yes it is harvest time. A time of plenty.
    Have been enjoying my Solo and Solo II. My Extreme Q finally gave up the ghost after 7 years. The main board is toast. Don't know why Arizer won't repair it as it is probably just the main board. Cost me over $20 to get it there and back. Now I'm just waiting for the funds to replace it. $109.99 for replacement.
     
  6. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Get a cheap used Q 2 save $?

    My SOLO refused death!
    My wife won’t let me get a new one until it dies?

    I’m building a GREENHOUSE this spring! (That’s da plan?)
    Too many seeds that need popping!
     
  7. Dr. Soxhlet

    Dr. Soxhlet SOLO Vaporized Cannabis is my Best Medicine

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    A greenhouse is a great idea. Here in Washington, it is a necessity. More to keep the rain off and the mold at bay. I started plants out in the greenhouse last March. Nice to get a head start.
     
  8. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    @soxhlet
    I need 2 go home or go big?
    HAWAIIAN flower’s, palm’s from seed, fruit trees!
    Some MEDICAL CANNABIS here & there.

    SOLO fuel = CIVILIZATION
    I have many vaporizer’s however only a few I use most!

    Da SOLO is one of them!
     
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  9. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    @OF seriously I respect your honesty!
    2019 the year of truth! (U can start now if U want?)
    My SOLO won’t die? @Stu can U fit my mess?
     
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  10. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    FUCk is just a word to express da function of SOLO with CALIFORNIA KUSH in a STRAIGHT STEM DRY!
    This KUSH is AMAZING! REAL = OUTDOOR my da SEA of CALIFORNIA (irrigated desert) at least it’s
    Cheap?)
    LARRY OCEAN GROWN + 3.0 dry straight STEM = MEDICATED & CIVILIZED
     
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  11. Mr.Kite

    Mr.Kite Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me but do you folks see a face on the solo front as well?
    The up/down buttons are rhe eyes.
    The heat-letters are the mouth.
    And the heating led is the nose.

    Looks nice to me.
    A familiar face.

    Reminds me of the old radiohead logo.

    Oh, and he/she wears a 7step tie :D
     
  12. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    @Mr. Me2 I use the SOLO a lot & love it!
     
  13. arb

    arb Semi shaved ape

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    Especially the silver units.........r2me2.
     
  14. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I had a Wp + SOLO + PROPERLY CURED CANNABIS = CIVILIZATION on da PALE BLUE DOT!

    I have had: BLACK, SILVER, PINK like BARBIE?
    2-day = light purple
     
  15. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    I need a northern lights edition.. I just need to pull the trigger.. dunno why I didn’t for Black Friday :doh:
     
  16. Dr. Soxhlet

    Dr. Soxhlet SOLO Vaporized Cannabis is my Best Medicine

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    Yes, a Northern Lights edition would be nice. Besides the cool white finish and green lights, it has the bigger battery for 1 1/2 times more sessions per charge and of course the redesigned bowl for easier draws.
    The weird part is I use both the Solo and Solo II and don't notice much of a difference between the two. They both work great!! I added a larger capacity battery to the Solo, so the run time is very similar to the Solo II. I love both models. I like having 2 Solos as I charge one while the other is in use. Never have to wait that way.
    Lately I have been loading up 5 bowls at a time. Nice to have a several ready in case I feel the need in the middle of the night.
    Need to sell something so I can order another EQ, It stopped working after 7 years.
     
  17. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Resourceful is U!
    My SOLO will not die?
    Like U I changed my battery pack 2 more better?
    My wife is my idolize female of our species!
    She is my guide.
    Da SOLO has her approval!

    I love da SOLO and her.

    I bought lite purple spray paint to change it’s color 4 my liking.
    We all have our POV?

    Da “Q” is fun as well!
     
  18. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I picked one up and haven't gotten to use it yet but for the current price and getting the extra stem and charging base made it worth picking up for me. . . I'd never heard it had better battery life or airflow before so that's a happy bonus. . .
     
  19. arb

    arb Semi shaved ape

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    I don't see any difference between the nle and black or silver units performance wise at all.
    Slight differences between units sure but nothing outside production tolerances.
    Seems to be purely aesthetic to me but I think they all look as good as they perform......I love 'em.
     
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  20. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Just think?
    Already white?
    BLING without effort?

    I will paint my black one light purple if I have da COURAGE?

    Function wise da old SOLO is fine!
    BLING is important 4 many.
     
  21. arb

    arb Semi shaved ape

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    I really want to see your painted solo damnit!!!!I
    I tried to paint mine but it rubbed off........:ugh:
     
  22. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I love 2 paint stuff!

    I saw some stickers or skins 4 da SOLO one time?

    Should have bought one?
    Didn’t respond fast enough?

    I paint my stuff since I procrastinate!

    Snooze ya loose!
    You know da rules?
    Da white control panel on the white SOLO is so cool if you like style?

    Sand before you paint and use decent paint!
    Color was cool back in da day!
    They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Joni MITCHELL!
     
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  23. arb

    arb Semi shaved ape

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    R2me2 through aqua today @ataxian...........not letting it bring me down at all brother hope you are well.
     
  24. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    My wife is away so now I play!

    Making a new GonG 2-B INLIGHTEND FOR VAPING IN REAM OF Scientific reality!

    Q 2 get & B MEDICATED/STONED = CIVILIZED BEHAVIOR


    I have the same BonG in pink!
    My 22year old thinks I vape 2 much?
    She is wrong!
    Sun up until sun down! (Not 4 me?)
    24/7 = 420
    24/7 = I do it my way!
     
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  25. hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

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    Do the currant Solos have the machined air openings in the oven as the NLE in the Arizer site? If so, I will own one today!
    What about current Air models, not Air II?
     

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