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Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:16 pm

What is the most expensive/valuable object that you've ruined or broken (permanently)?
 
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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:43 pm

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)...

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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:04 pm

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.
 
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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:50 pm

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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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:42 pm

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

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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:52 pm

$15,000 car and a wall!
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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:05 pm

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.

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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:18 pm

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.
 
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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:41 pm

About 4 computers at my old school but don't tell anybody.
 
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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:43 pm

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
 
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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:16 am

What about "The most expensive Thing You have seen ruined"?
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RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:24 am

  • 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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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:29 am

    An airline career, by falling asleep in the galley.

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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:52 am

    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.
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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:02 am

    LHMark just hit a grandslam....

    Most expensive thing I have ruined? My parents life by being born
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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:13 am

    And another knockout punch, this time its Aa61hvy knocking Jcs face first to the floor.
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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:30 am

    My limited investment in tech stocks! By not selling before the bubble burst in 2000....about 10K worth!
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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:11 am

    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....

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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 3:00 am

    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.

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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:54 am

    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.
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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:59 am

    A 42" Flat Screen Plasma TV. $8000
     
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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:10 pm

    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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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:23 pm

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

    Oops?

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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:54 pm

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

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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:39 pm

    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.
     
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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:41 pm

    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 old house. I guess people had a nice surprise when they bought it :-d. Put a hole in a vent with my crossbow that discharged by accident.

    I think that's about it. I'll try to remember more stuff.


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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:42 pm

    your virgin is worth however much the bag cost to put over it's head.
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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Fri Mar 19, 2004 3:14 pm

    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 at the time. Didn't even have it a year.
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    Fri Mar 19, 2004 4:25 pm

    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 2002)
     
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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:51 pm

    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... (5.000.000 $)
    It was insured though.. Lucky for him..
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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:06 pm

    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 about $ 22 000 but I didn't have to pay anything, good insurance.
     
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    Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:47 am

    I saw a screen that Mark McGuire slammed with a homer ball at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. Nice LCD one.
     
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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:50 am

    my lungs with my 5 years of smoking  Sad
    not that i notice anything since i do alot of sports but i still guess that it would be in even better shape without smoking at all.
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    Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:09 pm

    AWspicious -- care to share? im interested in what happend to the laptop and how it got destroyed.
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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:17 pm

    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 making it a pile of junk.
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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:24 pm

    "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 be kidding me...
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    RE: Most Expensive Thing You've Ruined

    Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:22 pm

    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 had no reason to hold back. Incidently, the other day while cleaning, I found a little steel springy do-hickey from one of the keys.
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