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    Bear with me, I hope to get there!!
    Retirement, boredom, frustrations, all are minor causes of assorted buying syndromes. I look at the buying power of money over the 15 years of retirement. The rate of inflation is about 1% per year..that seems low and it is. The true cost of necessities is not really evaluated by inflation data. Cost of a meal out is double. Tacos..49˘ now 99˘. Cost of groceries is double +. Gasoline cost is triple the $1.15 per gallon when I retired..
    So I have to spend a lot to meet daily needs. I still have a little left...........
    Ok how does this affect buying? I am accumulating stuff of value to leave something to the kids. They know the value of my stuff and can sell it when i go to a home, the marbles roll to a low spot on the floor, or croak. If money is in the bank over the basic living expenses, it is losing buying power.
    And, even if it drops in the pot, There will be folks with money that will buy stuff!
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    Richard, I understand your logic! I am a JNat person and am trying to modestly add to my collection (occasionally immodestly as stone offerings and fortune allows). One reason is that nearly all the mines near Kyoto closed long ago, and according to Alex Gilmore (alx), we are looking at the last 10% of material and a lot of it has been picked over. Good material in a regular form is becoming more rare and expensive, so I'd like to put some resources into feeding my HAD in a reasonable way.

    Cheers, Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Maybe!!!!!
    The way I see it, the whole stone game, it is like marriage. Trying different stones is like dating. How often do people get married to the first person they date? It takes many dates to find the right girl to get married. In turn trying out many stones is like dating and once you find the right one or ones you get "married" in a sense to it or them as I'm a bit of a polygamist when it comes to stones. I have few that I truly love and use often. For me the search is over, I'll leave the searching to you and the others

    Have fun guys.
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    Correct me if I,m wrong , but after your married do you still get to keep all them girlfriends in the shave den? Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by S0LITARYS0LDIER View Post
    The way I see it, the whole stone game, it is like marriage. Trying different stones is like dating. How often do people get married to the first person they date? It takes many dates to find the right girl to get married. In turn trying out many stones is like dating and once you find the right one or ones you get "married" in a sense to it or them as I'm a bit of a polygamist when it comes to stones. I have few that I truly love and use often. For me the search is over, I'll leave the searching to you and the others

    Have fun guys.
    You obviously only have been married once!!!

    I on the other hand have a lot more stones.
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