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    Where does every one of you MGTOWs like to shop around for things that are awesome and can just browse around for a long time at? I like Best Buy because I love tech and I like their customer service. I usually shop for 4K movies. I bought my 4K TV there 5 years ago. I wish I had money for an OLED TV, but my 49" LED is good enough for my budget. I even got my 4K Dolby Atmos receiver and HDMI 4K cables there. I also ask for gift cards from Best Buy for Christmas every year, so I can get a discount on tech. When my next $25 gift card to Best Buy comes in from Sony Rewards, I'm going to take it, along with the other gift cards plus the $5 store rewards and buy some cool stuff: pre-order Resident Evil Welcome To Raccoon City 4K, Roger Rabbit 4K, HDMI 4K cables so I can get Dolby Atmos on my 4K movies instead of just 7.1, Sony speakers for the rear Atmos of my room, and Apple TV 4K. My gift cards and rewards will cover about $100 of it.

    The next computer I get after the one I have now (HP 3500 series, Windows 7 Pro), I think I'll build it and make it strong, fast and colorful lights. I build and sold a gaming rig 5+ years ago (even though I took a major money loss) and I would love to do it again in the future. I love building PC desktops and programming it.

    I would love to work at my town's Best Buy store, starting off unloading trucks and stocking shelves, then work my up to a management position in the following 5 years. Good thing, my store location isn't managed by females. However, the females there are pretty friendly and professional.



    So where does everyone like to go and spend time drooling over cool stuff?
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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    I used to like Best Buy, but my local one became a ghost town, miniscule inventory, minimal staff. Anymore, I just rely on online shopping. Honestly, I hardly shop at all outside of necessities. Minimalism suits me.

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    I don't like shopping at all. Perhaps it's an age thing: there is very little I need in life.

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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    I like browsing big box stores, but they seem to be mostly empty these days do to supply chain issues and everything being online now.

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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    dude, if you have an xbox, we could be buddies. I have an Xbox One X, but I don't have a 4k UHD tv. I only have a 1080 screen sony bravia. Those sony bravia are usually good quality, but this tv is the only older Sony Bravia that I have. I'm looking to upgrade to a 4k UHD tv.

    Also, I'm a fan of 4k dvds. My Xbox One X does have the option for 4k UHD, but I only have a 1080pi HD TV. So, I could only play blu-ray and regular dvds. So I will need to upgrades to a 4k UHD smart tv. And they have some really great looking 4k UHD tv. Walmart has some walmart brands tv, and especially Roku brands.

    Just a questions, in getting a tv. Does Walmart tv brands like ONN, are better than other tv, or there are other better tvs? I'm seeking to get a 65'' tv. Don't get me wrong here. I'm grateful for having a 32" tv, but I want to have a bigger tv, that mirrors a theater room.

    Right now, I'm living in a studio apartment.

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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by UnKnownSurviving View Post
    dude, if you have an xbox, we could be buddies. I have an Xbox One X, but I don't have a 4k UHD tv. I only have a 1080 screen sony bravia. Those sony bravia are usually good quality, but this tv is the only older Sony Bravia that I have. I'm looking to upgrade to a 4k UHD tv.

    Also, I'm a fan of 4k dvds. My Xbox One X does have the option for 4k UHD, but I only have a 1080pi HD TV. So, I could only play blu-ray and regular dvds. So I will need to upgrades to a 4k UHD smart tv. And they have some really great looking 4k UHD tv. Walmart has some walmart brands tv, and especially Roku brands.

    Just a questions, in getting a tv. Does Walmart tv brands like ONN, are better than other tv, or there are other better tvs? I'm seeking to get a 65'' tv. Don't get me wrong here. I'm grateful for having a 32" tv, but I want to have a bigger tv, that mirrors a theater room.

    Right now, I'm living in a studio apartment.
    No, I don't have any XBOX game system. I've always been a PlayStation fan and I haven't played it in about a year, because games today aren't as appealing to me as they used to be. Too much screen movement in the game makes my stomach feel sick. I liked the games I had from 1985 - 2010 back when games weren't too fast, but they were relaxing and fun.

    I have a 49" Sony Bravia 4K LED TV, hoping to get one of the OLED types in the future, but OLED TVs are twice as expensive as LED. If you want a 65" Sony LED, you can get a good one at Best Buy for less than $800 at this website: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65...?skuId=6455578

    One of my next Best Buy purchases soon will be new Dolby Atmos speakers, because the ones I have now are like 25-30 years old and one of them I accidentally snapped the wired clamp on the back and I can't reattach it. Another thing will be the new Resident Evil movie that came out a few months ago; Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 4K, 4K HDMI cables so I can get Atmos on my movies, and later, when we get more serious about streaming, Apple TV.

    As far as Walmart goes, I don't shop there for tech. So I can't tell you about this ONN thing you speak of.
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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by ResidentEvil7 View Post
    No, I don't have any XBOX game system. I've always been a PlayStation fan and I haven't played it in about a year, because games today aren't as appealing to me as they used to be. Too much screen movement in the game makes my stomach feel sick. I liked the games I had from 1985 - 2010 back when games weren't too fast, but they were relaxing and fun.

    I have a 49" Sony Bravia 4K LED TV, hoping to get one of the OLED types in the future, but OLED TVs are twice as expensive as LED. If you want a 65" Sony LED, you can get a good one at Best Buy for less than $800 at this website: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65...?skuId=6455578

    One of my next Best Buy purchases soon will be new Dolby Atmos speakers, because the ones I have now are like 25-30 years old and one of them I accidentally snapped the wired clamp on the back and I can't reattach it. Another thing will be the new Resident Evil movie that came out a few months ago; Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 4K, 4K HDMI cables so I can get Atmos on my movies, and later, when we get more serious about streaming, Apple TV.

    As far as Walmart goes, I don't shop there for tech. So I can't tell you about this ONN thing you speak of.

    I just not only have an Xbox, I also have a PS4. So since you're a fan of playstation, we could hit up and connect on games. But that's depend on you if you want to connect on Playstation. I used to have a PS3, and that was a very good piece of playstation. I would play UnCHarted 3, and that was my favorite game, beside the Xbox exclusive Halo reach.

    Here's the ONN walmart Tv brand: https://www.walmart.com/ip/onn-65-Cl...2587/476550098

    It's a 65" Roku tv, with 4k UHD tv. It's a very good price. It's $448.

    Right now, I'm working on my goals, so I can not only achieve my short terms goals like with 4k UHD TV, but also achieve my bigger goals, which are not completed yet.

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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by ResidentEvil7 View Post
    No, I don't have any XBOX game system. I've always been a PlayStation fan and I haven't played it in about a year, because games today aren't as appealing to me as they used to be. Too much screen movement in the game makes my stomach feel sick. I liked the games I had from 1985 - 2010 back when games weren't too fast, but they were relaxing and fun.



    I have a 49" Sony Bravia 4K LED TV, hoping to get one of the OLED types in the future, but OLED TVs are twice as expensive as LED. If you want a 65" Sony LED, you can get a good one at Best Buy for less than $800 at this website: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65...?skuId=6455578

    One of my next Best Buy purchases soon will be new Dolby Atmos speakers, because the ones I have now are like 25-30 years old and one of them I accidentally snapped the wired clamp on the back and I can't reattach it. Another thing will be the new Resident Evil movie that came out a few months ago; Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 4K, 4K HDMI cables so I can get Atmos on my movies, and later, when we get more serious about streaming, Apple TV.

    As far as Walmart goes, I don't shop there for tech. So I can't tell you about this ONN thing you speak of.
    What's the difference between OLED and LED? Is it higher in technology wise with OLED? IF that's so, that's why they're so expensive. The LED Roku Walmart tv brand I recommended was from Walmart, and that's very cheap.

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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    Thrift stores. They sometimes have great items for cheap. I have found most of my current stuff 2nd hand.
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    I go to flea markets when the weather is nice and rummage through all that stuff. Sometimes you end up finding some great stuff for a very good price.

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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by ResidentEvil7 View Post
    No, I don't have any XBOX game system. I've always been a PlayStation fan and I haven't played it in about a year, because games today aren't as appealing to me as they used to be. Too much screen movement in the game makes my stomach feel sick. I liked the games I had from 1985 - 2010 back when games weren't too fast, but they were relaxing and fun.


    I have a 49" Sony Bravia 4K LED TV, hoping to get one of the OLED types in the future, but OLED TVs are twice as expensive as LED. If you want a 65" Sony LED, you can get a good one at Best Buy for less than $800 at this website: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65...?skuId=6455578

    One of my next Best Buy purchases soon will be new Dolby Atmos speakers, because the ones I have now are like 25-30 years old and one of them I accidentally snapped the wired clamp on the back and I can't reattach it. Another thing will be the new Resident Evil movie that came out a few months ago; Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 4K, 4K HDMI cables so I can get Atmos on my movies, and later, when we get more serious about streaming, Apple TV.

    As far as Walmart goes, I don't shop there for tech. So I can't tell you about this ONN thing you speak of.


    To be honest, I actually wanted a better quality tv and that's OLED. But from Sony Bravia. Sony Bravia OLED. But they can range from $3, 000 to $5,000 for 65"- 85" Sony Bravia.

    But if you wanted to have 100" Sony Bravia, all 4k UHD pay up to $16,000. HERE: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-10...?skuId=6463312


    Now, I would love to have a 100" Sony Bravia, but I don't have much room for it in my apartment. I measured the space, and I can only get a 65" tv. Which is just fine for me. it's big enough for me, and I could have friends over and watch movies with me.

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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    I don't game at all. I got a 36" TV hanging from my wall, Amazon Prime, Youtube and Shudder for entertainment. I mostly just sleep and work, work and sleep. When I do spend spare cash, it's mostly on survival equipment/preps. Been trying to get back into miniature gaming though... got a proper Necron army for Warhammer 40k.

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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by ScrewJita View Post
    I don't game at all. I got a 36" TV hanging from my wall, Amazon Prime, Youtube and Shudder for entertainment. I mostly just sleep and work, work and sleep. When I do spend spare cash, it's mostly on survival equipment/preps. Been trying to get back into miniature gaming though... got a proper Necron army for Warhammer 40k.
    Whoa, you got survival gear stuff?? Do you build your own house? If you have land, you could live off grid. Plant your own food, and other vegetables. Do you hunt as well? You would need a permit for that. That's still a government invasion in who you are. Like they need to know what the hell you're doing with your life.

    Your personal life is none of their business.

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    Re: Everyone's Favorite Place To Shop For Cool Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by ScrewJita View Post
    I don't game at all. I got a 36" TV hanging from my wall, Amazon Prime, Youtube and Shudder for entertainment. I mostly just sleep and work, work and sleep. When I do spend spare cash, it's mostly on survival equipment/preps. Been trying to get back into miniature gaming though... got a proper Necron army for Warhammer 40k.


    Well, I do less gaming now, that I'm much older. But I do want the latest Xbox console which is the Xbox Series X. Because I game, I'll do some gaming and get some 4k dvds. But currently I have the Xbox One X which is the last generation xbox console. Even though, it's last generation, This Xbox One X does play 4k movies and 4k dvds. But I only have a 1080pi HD Sony Bravia. I need to upgrades my tv, so I can play 4k dvds on my Xbox One X.

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    Technology became boring to me maybe 10 years ago. There’s always new processors, better graphics this or that, thinner/bigger/clearer TVs, smart this or that, new phones, yada, yada, yada. Just seems like a huge money grab for everyone to be convinced they need the latest and greatest crap.

    I could watch tv on an old tube style tv and be perfectly content. My phone is a 5 year old model. I haven’t been into gaming since the 90s when I was a kid. My internet speed is the lowest “high speed” available which is 3Mb at $20/month and works perfectly fine for everything I do….including streaming TV service that replaced cable tv (youtubeTV).

    New tech just doesn’t give me that tingly feeling that it did when I was say a teenager or 20 something.

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    I go to Amazon to find the product I want, read some of the reviews, try to figure out if it's legit, which can be very hard to do, and then go to Google Shopping to figure out who has the best price on that particular item. Most of the time, that's Amazon, but sometimes, I get better deals elsewhere. By using their cards, I get cash back from both Walmart and Amazon for my purchases. I get 3% cashback from Walmart just for using their grocery pickup service.

    Digital Combat Simulator (DCS World) gets some of my money. These days, I live to flight sim. HP was recently selling whole computers for the price of one GTX3090 ($3800), so they got a good chunk of change from me, too. But other than flight simming or true needs, I really don't like to shop. When I walk into a store, I almost always know exactly what I need, I don't browse and I'm in and out like a flash. Where I'm an introvert and recluse, I don't really care about fashion or stylish living, so I spend as little as possible on clothes and furnishings. Also, it bothers me to have things lying around and taking up space, so I internally question every purchase I make to ensure I'm not buying something I don't really need or won't really use.

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    Military surplus stores vary greatly in quality, and they seem to be going away. The local one here is kind of lame. There's a nicer one a hundred miles away, but it's not that large.

    I think a lot of this stuff is mail order anymore. Not necessarily a bad thing, no store is big enough to stock everything in military surplus. These places all trade addresses, so if you buy from one, you'll soon hear from their friends. A lot of their stuff you'll have no interest in, but there are worthwhile items available.
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    When it comes to sporting goods, I like to go to Dick's Sporting Goods for weights and gym equipment and my GT Mountain Bike. I also prefer eBay for shopping for health supplements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MannSplainer View Post
    But other than flight simming or true needs, I really don't like to shop. When I walk into a store, I almost always know exactly what I need, I don't browse and I'm in and out like a flash. Where I'm an introvert and recluse, I don't really care about fashion or stylish living, so I spend as little as possible on clothes and furnishings. Also, it bothers me to have things lying around and taking up space, so I internally question every purchase I make to ensure I'm not buying something I don't really need or won't really use.
    I'm a lot like that, too. I encountered the philosophy of "voluntary simplicity" about 25 years ago, and I took to it very naturally (same ideas are now rebranded as minimalism). I felt relief at unburdening myself of the consumerist/materialist "more/better" mindset that gets inculcated into all of us by the culture and its hucksters.

    In a way, that was a step into a MGTOW life, because I was rejecting the definition of "Success" as status and material acquisition. I felt the superficiality of that, and I hated feeling like a rat on a treadmill, trying to "get ahead." As they say, even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat... And, although I did not realize it at the time, that was a gynocentric definition of "success." It is designed to appeal to hypergamy.

    I'm also a big introvert, so I don't find the need for a stylish wardrobe, an impressive house, or a fancy car.

    I have reached the point in my life where I have plenty of spending money, and so I have the opposite "problem." I need to consciously spend money, or else I'll just end up a dead guy with a big bank balance. I don't mind most of it going to charity, but I would like to enjoy the money myself, too. So I try to find things to spend it on, things I will enjoy or which will improve my life. For instance, I spent about a thousand dollars upgrading my wardrobe and about seven thousand on home improvements. I've splurged on a lot of little stuff, too.

    I still have the simplicity mindset, though. I could buy a nicer house or nicer car, but I don't care to. I'd rather have the money in the bank. I often buy things, then return them for refunds, because I've changed my mind. Did that with an Xbox and Oculus Quest recently, as well as a bunch of other stuff.

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    ^^ I’m the same way. I started out in my 20s becoming very frugal because I set this “crazy” goal to retire by like 30 years old. I never made a ton of money working so this obviously meant becoming VERY frugal.

    Becoming very frugal caused me to reassess wants and needs. I bought one new car about 13 years ago that I still drive today! A $22k Toyota Prius that I bought because I calculated that the fuel savings would basically pay for the car. And it has. People probably thought I looked like a fool but looks who’s having the last laugh. Who knows how much some young guys blow on expensive trucks or sports cars trying to impress women.

    Almost all my remaining money went into stocks and RENTAL property bought during the recession. My goal starting out was to clear about the same amount of rent as someone working a full time job at $10/hr (livable wage in the south 10+ years ago). I quickly went above that with my 3rd property that I bought with cash. I continued buying properties and had no idea I’d catch the wave of fast growing real estate prices that would make even the modest homes I bought for $40-50k worth $200k+.

    Anyways…I never really felt like I was doing without that much. I had a car, a home, I ate good, high speed internet, 50 inch TV, gym membership, etc, etc. I could’ve spent A LOT more money if I had expensive hobbies or chased women like most men in their 20s and 30s….but then I wouldn’t be comfortably retired by late 30s. I may have also caught the attention of gold diggers if I really started showing what I could afford.

    The years when you are YOUNG are super important for paving the way for your older years. I know it kinda sucks to feel like you aren’t showing people how wealthy you are by buying stuff….but STARTING saving at 45 or 50 years old is ticket toward having to work until you’re 85 or dead.

    To me being MGTOW and financially prudent go hand in hand. It’s seeing through BS fake stuff in life.


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