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    Default have you ever used "for my retirement" as a reason to buy a mando

    hoping to retire in about 12 years, so I'm thinking I can use this now and consider it as "planning" for my retirement.

    the same mandolin I can buy used right now will probably cost ignormously much higher in 12 years.............................

    I think its a good plan to discuss with the wife.................


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    Buy in bulk. I have over 40 trumpets that might get us a couple years of retirement. Buy and love what you have. Don't think of investment because you will have to get rid of it sometime.

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    I have used "I never expect to retire" as an excuse to buy several!
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    I did in a round about way Told her I wanted to try the guitar after I retired. I had not played in 35 or 40 years. Didn't go too well, so I suggested selling the guitar and trying the mandolin. That was a home run. On my 4th mandolin and I've been retired for 7 years. In fact, my wife actually requests that I play the mandolin for a while. No s---, its true.

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    Nope, but I used money in my retirement fund to buy one and later paid it back

    heck, if you can make the sales pitch go for it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    I have used "I never expect to retire" as an excuse to buy several!
    Yep, life is too short.
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    Default Re: have you ever used "for my retirement" as a reason to buy a m

    I never planned to retire, either, and definitely do not want to, but it's being slowly and relentlessly forced on me, one less job at a time; drip, drip, drip. Thanks to this freakin' lousy economy and what it's done to the self-employed...

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    Yes. I had a mandolin built for me back in 2007 by Bobby Wintringham (San Juan Mandolins). I just retired last summer and moved to Colorado. I wanted to buy a nice mando while I still had a nice paycheck. I am glad I did.

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    As has been stated many times in MC posts, don't buy a mandolin as an investment, expecting quantum leaps in monetary value to boost your retirement funds. On the other hand, investing in a quality instrument that will enhance your enjoyment of retirement is a different thing altogether. When you quit this mortal coil, it can be part of your estate. You can't take it with you, so you might as well get the best instrument you can afford and enjoy it while you are able.

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    Default Re: have you ever used "for my retirement" as a reason to buy a m

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Richardson View Post
    ... wanted to buy a nice mando while I still had a nice paycheck.
    NOW we're gettin' to familiar territory!

    Now that I AM retired, might yet buy a really nice one if, say, the lottery pays off. Top of my personal lust, uhm, list is the used $8K-$9K Altman F that I tried several years ago.
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    Default Re: have you ever used "for my retirement" as a reason to buy a m

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    1. The sooner you start, the happier you will be.

    2. The more mando you buy, the longer it will be before you can retire.

    3. Refer back to #1. Balance that out.

    4. Quality Mando's may be, relatively speaking, cheaper in 12 years then now as all the baby boomers retiring now with their high end retirement mandos will be infirm or kicking off by then.

    5. You may kick off by then too; so, refer back to number 1.

    6. Tell your wife to picture you in 12 years--at home--all day long--every single day--with her--in the same house--learning beginner plucks and stutter tremolos of scales and Old Joe Clark over and over and over again. Better to get the beginner phase over now while she doesn't have to spend all day hearing you.

    Its quite addictive and, refer to number 1.
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    Retirement is not guaranteed and neither is tomorrow for that matter. Buy now and enjoy life

    Play music while you can, buy what you can and enjoy it for as long as you can.
    How many times you have seen ads in the classifieds that someone posted sale due to arthritis, how many forum posts do you read with questions concerning tendinitis?

    Just my .02 retirement is 20 years away at best and I am not married.
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    My inspiration for retirement comes from a 96-year-old guy that I saw playing jazz piano with a combo a couple of months back. That's what I want to be doing in "retirement", not sitting at home complaining about my aches and pains. I have a mandola on order and plan on learning to play that into and through retirement.
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    I like the bulk plan . a few more hurt much.

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    I have already used the retirement excuse. It worked too! Here's another one that I am in the process of using and very few wives will contest this one. I would like to one day get a matching A for the F I now own. The plan I laid out to the wife is I have 2 grandsons and would like to leave each one a mandolin of their Grand Pa's. The wife and I talked it over and it is a go. Old Guy's Rule!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kowboy View Post
    I have already used the retirement excuse. It worked too! Here's another one that I am in the process of using and very few wives will contest this one. I would like to one day get a matching A for the F I now own. The plan I laid out to the wife is I have 2 grandsons and would like to leave each one a mandolin of their Grand Pa's. The wife and I talked it over and it is a go. Old Guy's Rule!
    Wow, you are a master mind !

    And, how many can you have and still qualify for what constitutes "very few wives"...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWS View Post
    Retirement is not guaranteed and neither is tomorrow for that matter. Buy now and enjoy life

    Play music while you can, buy what you can and enjoy it for as long as you can.
    How many times you have seen ads in the classifieds that someone posted sale due to arthritis, how many forum posts do you read with questions concerning tendinitis?

    Just my .02 retirement is 20 years away at best and I am not married.
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    Still with the same wife 43 years and first girl I ever dated. She's a keeper! Thanks for asking!
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    Wow, you are a master mind !

    And, how many can you have and still qualify for what constitutes "very few wives"...?
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    Yes, and it's contributed greatly to the fact that I'm going to have to work until I drop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darylcrisp View Post
    hoping to retire in about 12 years, so I'm thinking I can use this now and consider it as "planning" for my retirement. the same mandolin I can buy used right now will probably cost ignormously much higher in 12 years......
    Yeah, my KM-150 and my Gretsch New Yorker will surely help fund my retirement plans.

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    Default Re: have you ever used "for my retirement" as a reason to buy a m

    okay, you all talked me into it

    oh, not meaning to buy and use for retirement funds as a resale-using the "buy it now while the price is good" concept.

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    Default Re: have you ever used "for my retirement" as a reason to buy a m

    I took retirement 3 years early 7 years ago due to chronic lower back pain & bi-lateral Sciatica. As part of my pension settlement,i was very surprised to find i'd been awarded a reasonable sum of cash as well. I decided that if i was ever going to own a US built mandolin (i had my first Lebeda at the time),now was the time to buy one,so i bought my Weber "Fern". It was lucky i did so. About 3 weeks later,the world wide financial crash happened & the UK crashed against the US $. The price of a Weber "Fern" went up by 800 UK,& a few weeks later by a further 500 - a total increase of 1,300 UK.- that's around $2,025 US right now. Was i ever glad that i'm not a ditherer !.
    Anybody's best plan,is to buy your dream instrument as soon as you can, because the cost of a top quality mandolin (or any other instrument) is going to increase,& in Daryl's case,in 12 years,the cost might simply be prohibitive for him & many others like him. We all have our 'cut-off' point when it comes to how much we're willing to pay,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Kelsall View Post
    ...now was the time to buy one,so i bought my Weber "Fern". It was lucky i did so. About 3 weeks later,the world wide financial crash happened & the UK crashed against the US $. The price of a Weber "Fern" went up by 800 UK,& a few weeks later by a further 500 - a total increase of 1,300 UK.- that's around $2,025 US right now. Was i ever glad that i'm not a ditherer !.
    Looking into Greece, it might be time for that again. So if there is an instrument you always longed for...
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    Not for a Mando, but I’ve told Roger Bucknall I want one of his Ken Nicol Signature acoustic guitars, with which I fell in love in his workshop in 2014, for my retirement present to myself in 2017. (No, I’ll not be 65 either!) This will be when the music will really take off - no job to take up playing time - so I’ll deserve quality instruments..
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    No, impossible, as, even though I unofficially retired from the workaday world 13 years ago, I have been working very hard, the most ever, as a musician. As a result, I can no longer afford to retire.
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