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New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:57 pm

For no apparent reason it turned out that, I have not been spending a single cent for fireworks this year. Staying at home tonight (as usual), there will be no fireworks around, as also the neighbours are either out or too old to take care of any fireworks.
This year's 0€ is contrast to spending around 100 € last year.

Question is: How much have you been spending on fireworks for the upcoming New Year's Eve ?
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:49 pm

€ 65 million.

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Not one cent of that is mine.
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:04 pm



Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 1):
Recession? What recession?

Hehe, but seriously that is a lot of money.

I havent spent a single cent actually. But my neighbor has bought a lot.
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:22 pm



Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 1):
€ 65 million.

Signed,

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Sales forecast for Germany was € 100 million - about the same as last year.
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:54 pm



Quoting HT (Reply 3):
Sales forecast for Germany was € 100 million - about the same as last year.

Amazing how much money people can spend on something that you burn away in few minutes!
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:10 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):
Amazing how much money people can spend on something that you burn away in few minutes!

That's one reason why, since years / decades organizations try to persuade people to give money for charity instead of spending it for fireworks ...
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:29 am



Quoting HT (Reply 3):
Sales forecast for Germany was € 100 million - about the same as last year.

16.4 million population in NL.

82.5 million in D.

65/16.4 = € 3.96 p.p. in NL
100/82.5 = € 1.21 p.p. in D

Sensible folk in Germany.

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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:32 am

exactly 0, there are enough fireworks around
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:43 am



Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 6):
Sensible folk in Germany.

Still the firework in my village was on par with last year.
And unlike some other places, views were not obstructed by fog.
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Most of the fireworks that has been sold in The Netherlands in recent days actually has been in storage in Germany ...
After the terrible accident in Enschede a few years ago, many NL-retailers are using the old ammuniation bunkers loacted along the DE/NL-border to store their merchandise, which gets trucked to shops only shortly before going onto sale.

A prosperous 2009 to everyone !
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:16 am



Quoting HT (Reply 8):
After the terrible accident in Enschede a few years ago, many NL-retailers are using the old ammuniation bunkers loacted along the DE/NL-border to store their merchandise, which gets trucked to shops only shortly before going onto sale.

What actually happened?? What do you mean by this?
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:28 am

Just some food and drinks, nothing much... happy new year? Not so fast... outlook for 2009 is bad!
 
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:09 am

$0. My neighbor has some fireworks. Not as much as last year but you can still hear them, and my New Years horn.
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:44 am



Quoting HT (Thread starter):
Question is: How much have you been spending on fireworks for the upcoming New Year's Eve ?

€0 nothing. I just enjoyed all the fireworks everybody else paid for Big grin

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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:51 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 12):
nothing. I just enjoyed all the fireworks everybody else paid for Big grin WILCO737 (MD11F)

I was looking forward to free fireworks over the Long Beach harbor this evening, but a very thick fog rolled in tonite and most fireworks displays were canceled. I am quite depressed over that turn of events.  sorry 
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:58 am



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 13):
I was looking forward to free fireworks over the Long Beach harbor this evening, but a very thick fog rolled in tonite and most fireworks displays were canceled. I am quite depressed over that turn of events. sorry

That sucks indeed. The harbour in Hamburg was full with about 3 trillion people and everybody sent their rockets into the sky. Was a lovely sight. It was friggin cold, but I enjoyed it.

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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:13 am

0€ this year opposed to 50€ each the last 5 years. I did not want to spend any money as I was directly in the city and no open area too fire them. I have done such stupid things before endangering me and the whole area. Big grin Big grin
 
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:47 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
What actually happened?? What do you mean by this?

Information about the desaster in Enschede I mentioned can be found in the following two links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enschede_fireworks_disaster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S52p2AMISFk
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RE: New Year's Eve Fireworks 09/09: Your Spending?

Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:44 am

$50 USD, and that doesn't get you much.

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