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OT-What are you buying right now?

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,852
    Eoin said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Just dropped $1200 at the dentist on a crown. Good stuff 
    That’s TWO Roccboxes
    How the f**k does a crown cost the same as 2 x Roccboxes?
    Because we don’t pay 40-45% fed income tax. 
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,310
    Eoin said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Just dropped $1200 at the dentist on a crown. Good stuff 
    That’s TWO Roccboxes
    How the f**k does a crown cost the same as 2 x Roccboxes?
    'Merica, that's how. It's sad

    The bigger question is how in the hell did I crack a tooth eating a boneless NY strip last night?
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,892
    Eoin said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Just dropped $1200 at the dentist on a crown. Good stuff 
    That’s TWO Roccboxes
    How the f**k does a crown cost the same as 2 x Roccboxes?
    thats cheap, earlier this year i was quoted 3 roccboxes $1733.00 for a crown. im sticking with what the dentist did over 40 years ago
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,673
    edited September 2018
    Eoin said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Just dropped $1200 at the dentist on a crown. Good stuff 
    That’s TWO Roccboxes
    How the f**k does a crown cost the same as 2 x Roccboxes?

    Because dental work is one of the often overlooked healthcare areas where dentists are sitting here making out like bank robbers and nobody says anything. It doesn't bring the same anger and reactions as say "Cancer drug company screws patients with overpriced drugs"


    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,979
    Eoin said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Just dropped $1200 at the dentist on a crown. Good stuff 
    That’s TWO Roccboxes
    How the f**k does a crown cost the same as 2 x Roccboxes?
    Insurance drives inflation. 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,892
    i would really like to know how the dental insurance scam works. pay them 600 bucks for insurance and they pay up to 2000 to the dentist for insanely little work. is there a kickback someplace
  • i would really like to know how the dental insurance scam works. pay them 600 bucks for insurance and they pay up to 2000 to the dentist for insanely little work. is there a kickback someplace

    If insurance is involved someone is getting a kickback somewhere. Insurance has the potential to become the biggest Ponzi scheme in the world. 


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  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,673
    edited September 2018
    But back to what am I buying right now. I just bought a new turn signal housing for my 2005 4Runner. I'm sick of every time I drive through a puddle, water gets in there and blows up my turn signal bulbs. $15 bucks for an aftermarket one aint a bad deal. 30min of work and I won't have to mess with it again for 10 years.


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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,935
    i would really like to know how the dental insurance scam works. pay them 600 bucks for insurance and they pay up to 2000 to the dentist for insanely little work. is there a kickback someplace
    The best (and cheapest) dental insurance is a toothbrush and dental floss and using them properly a few times a day.



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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,151
    edited September 2018
    Eoin said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Just dropped $1200 at the dentist on a crown. Good stuff 
    That’s TWO Roccboxes
    How the f**k does a crown cost the same as 2 x Roccboxes?
    Because we don’t pay 40-45% fed income tax. 
    Nope.  People think that though. You're not alone.


    The U.S. is a very rich country, but even so, it devotes far more of its economy — 17.6 percent of GDP in 2010 — to health than any other country. The Netherlands is the next highest, at 12 percent of GDP, and the average among OECD countries was almost half that of the U.S., at 9.5 percent of GDP.



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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,892
    HeavyG said:
    i would really like to know how the dental insurance scam works. pay them 600 bucks for insurance and they pay up to 2000 to the dentist for insanely little work. is there a kickback someplace
    The best (and cheapest) dental insurance is a toothbrush and dental floss and using them properly a few times a day.



    after nearly 30 years of that routine and no dentist, i had a pinhole cavity filled, a cracked cavity repaired, and a 1500 dollar super cleaning. 1963.00 dollars of insurance coverage used to date this year =) would really like to know how this scam works
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,979
    i would really like to know how the dental insurance scam works. pay them 600 bucks for insurance and they pay up to 2000 to the dentist for insanely little work. is there a kickback someplace
    No it removes normal market
    forces. It’s simple. Just like financing lends to inflation.  Just like the housing bubble. When money is easily (sometimes too easily) available to pay for something, the demand increases (artificially) and cost increases. 

    Look at at things not covered by insurance and I would suspect the costs have risen at a dramatically slower pace. LASIK eye surgery for example. I’m not sure it doesn’t cost less today than ten years ago. Why do you suppose that is?
  • EoinEoin Posts: 3,028
    Eoin said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Just dropped $1200 at the dentist on a crown. Good stuff 
    That’s TWO Roccboxes
    How the f**k does a crown cost the same as 2 x Roccboxes?
    Because we don’t pay 40-45% fed income tax. 
    Dentistry costs here (unless you are really poor, but if you are you probably won't find an NHS dentist to take you on), not free at point of use like the rest of the healthcare system. 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,892
    i would really like to know how the dental insurance scam works. pay them 600 bucks for insurance and they pay up to 2000 to the dentist for insanely little work. is there a kickback someplace
    No it removes normal market
    forces. It’s simple. Just like financing lends to inflation.  Just like the housing bubble. When money is easily (sometimes too easily) available to pay for something, the demand increases (artificially) and cost increases. 

    Look at at things not covered by insurance and I would suspect the costs have risen at a dramatically slower pace. LASIK eye surgery for example. I’m not sure it doesn’t cost less today than ten years ago. Why do you suppose that is?
    there has to be more to it, i give you 600 dollars in january and thru the year you give me 2000 dollars back. if i dont need work done next year i dont give you 600 dollars to start the cycle over again. agreed, the dentist gets more
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,979
    i would really like to know how the dental insurance scam works. pay them 600 bucks for insurance and they pay up to 2000 to the dentist for insanely little work. is there a kickback someplace
    No it removes normal market
    forces. It’s simple. Just like financing lends to inflation.  Just like the housing bubble. When money is easily (sometimes too easily) available to pay for something, the demand increases (artificially) and cost increases. 

    Look at at things not covered by insurance and I would suspect the costs have risen at a dramatically slower pace. LASIK eye surgery for example. I’m not sure it doesn’t cost less today than ten years ago. Why do you suppose that is?
    there has to be more to it, i give you 600 dollars in january and thru the year you give me 2000 dollars back. if i dont need work done next year i dont give you 600 dollars to start the cycle over again. agreed, the dentist gets more
    You are an anomaly. You have no copay? Many people pay and use little or no services. The biggest driver of inflation is employer paid insurance. It was started mostly as a means to reward employees without increasing the tax burden for them. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,979
    Eoin said:
    Eoin said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Just dropped $1200 at the dentist on a crown. Good stuff 
    That’s TWO Roccboxes
    How the f**k does a crown cost the same as 2 x Roccboxes?
    Because we don’t pay 40-45% fed income tax. 
    Dentistry costs here (unless you are really poor, but if you are you probably won't find an NHS dentist to take you on), not free at point of use like the rest of the healthcare system. 
    I bet it’s less expensive than our insurance based system. 
  • lkapigian said:

    Great Job !@nolaegghead
    I like your rig but what about superheat and subcooling?
    Joliet, IL
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  • Stocking up for a dove hunt Saturday.
     

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  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,450
    GOLD, SILVER and ammo....

    Oh and I've got a friend who told me to go long in pork bellies....
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,151
    edited September 2018
    lkapigian said:

    Great Job !@nolaegghead
    I like your rig but what about superheat and subcooling?
    That rig tells you exactly what superheat and subcooling you need and measures it.  I just used the micron pressure gauge because this unit was pre-charged.   Just needed to pump down below 800 microns.
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  • Combine parts
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  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,914
    Combine parts
    Tis the season!
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,815
    Stocking up for a dove hunt Saturday.
     

    It’s suppose to be 97 degrees here Saturday. Guess I will have to wait a while longer. 

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  • GrateEggspectationsGrateEggspectations Posts: 4,448
    edited September 2018
    For those of you looking for a gratuitous purchase, look no further.....

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  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,153
    Diapers. Amazon is the best. 
    And it takes the "shame" out of checking out of Krogers with your Depends!
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  • SGH said:
    Stocking up for a dove hunt Saturday.
     

    It’s suppose to be 97 degrees here Saturday. Guess I will have to wait a while longer. 
    Same.... 95 today, forecast Saturday is 95. It is supposed to rain some Friday night, hopefully that will cool it off some! But you know, you can't kill em from the couch!
    LBGE
    SC AL
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 26,815
    Same.... 95 today, forecast Saturday is 95. It is supposed to rain some Friday night, hopefully that will cool it off some! But you know, you can't kill em from the couch!
    I can honestly remember shooting doves in the mid to late 70’s and wearing long sleeves because it was cool weather. Sadly that not the case now. 

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  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,232
    SGH said:
    Same.... 95 today, forecast Saturday is 95. It is supposed to rain some Friday night, hopefully that will cool it off some! But you know, you can't kill em from the couch!
    I can honestly remember shooting doves in the mid to late 70’s and wearing long sleeves because it was cool weather. Sadly that not the case now. 
    It’s almost as if he globe is warming.   =)

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