Worst or Best Excuses!


Why do 'Men' feel the need to use an excuse to justify audio/video purchase or even low ball your gear? IMHO, you don't have to make any excuses to pursue your passion and love for the music. 

The one excuse I hear a lot,  That's the best I can do without risking divorce.

Happy Listening! 
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My wife knows the price of my entire system which is not cheap and tells me to enjoy she never gives me any problem i know I'm a lucky man.

Laughing...

yes, ebm, you are a lucky man. I wish more women were audiophiles!

Happy Listening!

" The one excuse I hear a lot, That’s the best I can do without risking divorce." 

My answer would be,

Then that’s a decision you’ll have to make if you want what I’m selling.


The answer is simple: guilt.  Most women cannot understand why a guy needs an expensive 'stereo', especially since an iPhone can play music.  Most men cannot understand why a gal needs so many pairs of expensive shoes, especially those costing over $400 a pair.  If you tell a gal the real cost of your stereo, she will be bound to match it in her shoe wardrobe. If you were smart, you would insisted that one of her wedding vows would be to never question your spending on your 'stereo'.
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coolhunter,

Where were you 11 years ago? I can hardly wait to renew my vows on our 12th anniversary :-)

I've been married for over 35 years, I guess she's used to me by now.

No questions about the audio gear and it's cost, LOTS of questions about all those bass traps on the walls & ceilings!
My girlfriend doesn't know midrange from a gas range but she does know that some equipment is better than than others simply by listening.  In her house I've provided two setups...downstairs living room sports a Marantz 2250b stereo receiver, a simple Pro Ject belt drive turntable, and a pair of Meadowlark Kestrels.  In the bedroom for lazy Sunday mornings we listen to a Pioneer SX850 receiver through a pair of Usher bookshelves.  (Yeah I have a soft spot for some of the old stuff.)

She's never commented on the cost of the stuff in my house except for some of the cables which she simply finds ludicrous.
 " $300 for a PLUG? "  Or, "and what's that supposed to do?"  When she first saw my Maggie 1.7's she asked "those are speakers?"   

She he has more handbags of dubious (IMHO) cost, more shoes than anyone will ever need, more stuff that would require an aircraft hangar to hold the garage sale she's mentioned but has yet to schedule.  I cycle through my stuff, she compiles her's. I don't ask, she doesn't ask.  It's worked out. 


Don't ask, don't tell -works every time.
LOL! this is fast turning into that thread in "Misc" called "Girlfriends and wives, how do YOU cope?"

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/girlfriends-and-wifes-how-do-you-cope
I find this interesting. 
I don't tell my wife what any piece of my equipment cost, not even the cost of the $50 vinyl LPs I have. But I am afraid of one thing:
That If I die today she would not know what to do with my equipment or how much to sell them for. So I came up with a solution:
I have a large folder with all my receipts, sealed. I told her to open the folder when I die, and I told her who to help her with the sale. She thinks I am crazy. But it's the truth. I don't want her to give the stuff away for pennies, or have family fighting over it.
What have you done to prepare for liquidate of your audio stuff when the time comes? Lets be real about this; the time will come. That's why I drive an old car so that I can enjoy my other toys.
 
Not to be too morbid...
Several years ago I had an illness which could of punched my ticket.
A good audiophile friend generously agreed to help my wife liquidate my equipment (which she has some hint of its overall value).

More problematic is 3500+ vinyl library which has a good selection of valuable LPs. (Ex. 2 Ry Cooder - Jazz MFI). I'm not inclined to go through the whole collection and research their individual values, although selling some of them individually will yield much more return than as a whole to a retailer. And my organization is limited, pulling albums out nightly, but not refiling...
How to handle that???

almandog " ... I don't tell my wife what any piece of my equipment cost ... But I am afraid of one thing:
That If I die today she would not know what to do with my equipment or how much to sell them for. So I came up with a solution:
I have a large folder with all my receipts, sealed. I told her to open the folder when I die, and I told her who to help her with the sale ...
What have you done to prepare for liquidate of your audio stuff when the time comes? Lets be real about this; the time will come."


I have a simple plan. My wife knows what everything costs and receipts for everything are in a file.

The last time I had friends over for a listening session she over herd a conversation, but not the full story about a new mono block amps I bought a couple weeks before. That conversation cost me a $1045.66 Lois Viton handbag. Thats no joke. But I was happy to lay it out. I had no idea that a handbag could cost so much. I am sure she said the same about my amps.
My wife told me that if I bought one more piece of audio equipment she'd leave me.   I kinda miss her sometimes. 

OP
I always buy my wife something expensive...first.