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Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined  
User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

What is the most expensive/valuable object that you've ruined or broken (permanently)?

36 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Back in the day when I played golf, around 13 or 14, my teacher let me use his titanium driver, and since I sucked really bad, I managed to hit the ball at the point where the shaft joins the head...the resulting impact sent the head flying out onto the range about 25 yards or so, but the ball went about 10 feet...it was a pretty expensive driver too, worth about $400-500 or so, but I think he got it repaired...needless to say I quit golf shortly after that (had another ugly incident where I accidentally ran over one of my clubs with the cart which snapped it in two, but thankfully those clubs were cheap second-hand ones that a family friend had given to me)...

Greg



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User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

I accedently ruined a very nice and expensive oriental carpet about a year ago by spilling some red wine on it. My parents really liked me after that...
I tried to put salt on it and to take it to a special dry cleaning shop, but none of that worked. The stain was about 30 cm in diameter.


User currently offlineRg828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1979 times:
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I kind of mindlessly tore up one of my mom's gold bracelets, into tens of pieces.
I was around 15 yrs old, up to today I have no idea why I did it!

Well, this may not count, but I once lost control of a waverunner and ran into a place that until a few minutes earlier was full of people. I would have definitely have caused a disaster, besides damaging the machine!



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User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Years ago when I was a trainee at a repair shop of high end audio/video systems I ruined a tweeter of 450 Euro.

Aviationfreak



I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7319 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

$15,000 car and a wall!


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User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

I got mad at my dads new laptop cos it was being an arse, so i hit it as hard as i could thus corrupting the hard drive and err browking it. Ma bad.




One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineDigitalone From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

We were smoking a "shisha" or an "aguiler" (sp??), which is a Middle Eastern smoking devide for smoking scented tobacco. It is kind of like a bong, except that it had a hot coal on top of it. Anyway, while smoking it and watching tv, one of my friends moved and accidently tipped the device, causing the hot coal to drop on a AUD45,000 persian carpet. Everyone became hysterical, while I ran into the kitchen to grab a utensil to remove the coal. Miraculously, the carpet was totally undamaged. We then joked that at least we knew the carpet was a genuine Persian carpet and not some knock off rug made in someone's suburban Sydney backyard home.

Sorry if this was posted twice, my laptop malfuntioned the first time.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3649 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

About 4 computers at my old school but don't tell anybody.

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

We were smoking a "shisha" or an "aguiler" (sp??), which is a Middle Eastern smoking devide for smoking scented tobacco.

I am guessing that you had put some other stuff in there aswell, not only tobacco...  Big grin


User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

What about "The most expensive Thing You have seen ruined"?


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User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

  • Some guy's Honda Civic - $3000
  • Five laptops at my old job (don't ever try carrying more than two) - $2500
  • An air conditioning compressor - $1200



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    User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

    An airline career, by falling asleep in the galley.

    Signed, Airlinelover



    "Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
    User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1899 times:

    And LHMark lands a HARD right hand to knock Airlinelover to the ground.

    As for the most expensive thing I have ruined, that would be my brand new (at the time) 2000 Chevy Camaro.


    User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1891 times:

    LHMark just hit a grandslam....

    Most expensive thing I have ruined? My parents life by being born
    Signed,
    JCS17



    Go big or go home
    User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1890 times:

    And another knockout punch, this time its Aa61hvy knocking Jcs face first to the floor.

    User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1877 times:

    My limited investment in tech stocks! By not selling before the bubble burst in 2000....about 10K worth!


    COBOL - Not a dead language yet!
    User currently offlineBhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1023 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1860 times:

    A $22,000 3 layer control board in a HP diagnostic ultrasound machine...not following proper anti-static procedures..don't know if it was ruined, but my District Manager was billed for it....I was required to get refresher training on ESD procedures....

    Cheers...

    Bob



    Carpe Pices
    User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14142 posts, RR: 62
    Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

    A inlet cowl of a B757. For my excuse I´ve got to say that I was dod tired, because we had an unscheduled engine change during overtime after a long day doing routine work, I´ve been working 22 hours straight, then got home to sleep and came back to work 5 hours later again because the boss was bitching about not enough manpower. I just wanted to get over with the shift that I could go back to bed. I was told to remove the intake covers of our 757s and out on the ramp discovered that some @~+$% had nicked the stepladder out of my truck. I didn´t want to go back to search for it and took a baggage trolley instead to step on and remove the outboard pin of the cover. For a moment I lost concentration and banged the baggage trolley with a sharp corner into the composite surface of the inlet cowl, creating a nice hole in the honeycomb of about 5 X 5 inches. The plane was AOG, of course. I saw myself already at the employment office. Instead they told me to go home to sleep and from next day on I was working in the station office for 6 months, which was quite good, because I learned the administrative side of running a maintenace station. The company called in two composite specialists with a hot bonding kit next day and had the damage fixed. On the other hand, if they would have fired me, I would have sued the company for breach of the EU working hours directive.

    Jan


    User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
    Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

    I don't know. What's a virgin worth?

    I sorta poured a beer into a guy's accoustic guitar. That might have been the most expensive. That beer was five bucks.

    I ruined a perfectly good pair of shoes by kicking a wall in Panama. (I missed the rat!) Had to toss the shoes, and the big toe healed kind of funny. Endorphins sure do sober you up quick!

    I stuck a huge permanent magnet salvaged from an Air Force radar set on the side of my mother's first-generation color TV. Pulled the whole image into a thin line down the left side of the screen. When I moved the magnet away the color all stayed there. I had invented black and white TV. Degaussing can only do so much.

    Sorry, I am not going to give the real answer to this one.



    Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
    User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

    A 42" Flat Screen Plasma TV. $8000

    User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3357 posts, RR: 31
    Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
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    Well i think i broke a keyboard at school the damn keys stick so i pounded and now the tab key dont work. I broke the winshield wiper to the back of my dad's van. we never got it replaced! Thats about it.... i think.


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    User currently offlineVaman From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

    I didn't "ruin" it, but i put a knick in my violin teachers 120000usd old italian violin.

    Oops?

    L


    User currently offlineYbacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

    I don't know. What's a virgin worth?

     Big thumbs up



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    User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
    Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

    The first thing that comes to mind is my credit rating....

    I did drop my brother's video camera a few years ago but didn't ruin it, just made it a little less pretty.


    25 An-225 : A computer at South High School. I don't know if it was completely my fault, the thing was a piece of shit anyway. Put a hole in the wall back in the
    26 High_flyr69 : your virgin is worth however much the bag cost to put over it's head. cheers high_flyr69
    27 AWspicious : A three thousand, two hundred dollar ($3200 Cdn.) Toshiba laptop... In a blinding fit of rage. Why? Long story. Sad thing is, it wasn't even paid-off
    28 Sinlock : I ruined my love for water sports............ I had my Sea Doo Isandia stolen because my dumb ass forgot to lock the gate to my yard. (US $24,387 in 2
    29 TWISTEDWHISPER : My colleague just told me when he was working at the annual boat fair, he accidentally reversed with a fork lift into a not so inexpensive boat... (5.
    30 Leviticus : Something similar to "BestWesterns" example... I once crashed a brand new rental car, a Renault Megane that only had run about 400 miles, it was worth
    31 Ozzie : I saw a screen that Mark McGuire slammed with a homer ball at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. Nice LCD one.
    32 Post contains images Zak : my lungs with my 5 years of smoking not that i notice anything since i do alot of sports but i still guess that it would be in even better shape witho
    33 Lfutia : AWspicious -- care to share? im interested in what happend to the laptop and how it got destroyed.
    34 Jcs17 : My friend and I ruined the processor and memory card of my family's "state of the art" $2,000 486 when I was 13 or 14 when we took it apart. Thus maki
    35 Pl4nekr4zy : "I didn't "ruin" it, but i put a knick in my violin teachers 120000usd old italian violin." WTF, 120 thousand bucks for a freakin' violin?! You gotta
    36 AWspicious : Lfutia; In a nutshell, it was a combination of a re-formatting gone wrong and an argument with a female. After the first punch ruined the screen, I ha
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