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#1 Equilox

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:13 PM

Nerf is a hobby (or for some an obsession) that can be expensive at times. Most of us will do something to earn or save an extra buck so you can by that next gem and add it to your ever growing arsenal. Or perhaps buy that spring, foam, hot glue, paint, pipe, ect. So without further to do, what have you given up for nerf?
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#2 slowguitarman

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:23 PM

This is a very, very stupid topic. One of the big draws of NERFing is the cost. You can get a good gun and lots of dart-making stuff for less than $30 and be able to war for a while before buying anything more. Nerf is very far from expensive. Even if you consider the Xbow to be the holy grail, that's still no more than $250. My airsoft guns are worth ~$1000. My paintball gun is ~$500. That doesn't include ammo, batteries or gas.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:26 PM

Huh? <_<

Nerf is very cheap. At least for some people. I started working on nerf guns because it was so cheap. Of course if you bulf up a collection it can be expensive, but airsoft (at least high quality) is much much more expensive. I have spent more on airsoft than anything else in my life (recreation-wise). Unless I'm misunderstanding your post.

Nerf is a great hobby IMO. This topic is pointless IMO.

Edit: I agree with guitarman. I had a post awhile back talking about Nerf, Airsoft, and paintball in which I do all three. I suppose SGM does too.

Edited by AJ.Z, 05 March 2009 - 10:28 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:36 PM

This is a very, very stupid topic. One of the big draws of NERFing is the cost. You can get a good gun and lots of dart-making stuff for less than $30 and be able to war for a while before buying anything more. Nerf is very far from expensive. Even if you consider the Xbow to be the holy grail, that's still no more than $250. My airsoft guns are worth ~$1000. My paintball gun is ~$500. That doesn't include ammo, batteries or gas.



Okay, Okay! Your point has been made! You're right maybe this is a stupid topic. I just figured that not everyone that visits this site is loaded, a guy that never screws up a mod, or has a paying full time job.($60 isn't exactly easy money for most people) Yes nerf is cheap. I understand this much. However this doesn't change the fact that sometimes I have to choose between Taco Bell and a Night Finder. So sue me! I put this under the Off Topic forum so if anyone had a story to put up that they would do so. Pleas do not bomb me for wanting to see if anyone had a story to tell (Obviously you don't! Congratulations on the $1000 airsoft gun [round of applause] I don't see other than rubbing salt in the wound what purpose that served.) (Also, maybe for you your materials last a long time, but I nerf with buddies quite often and many of my supplies need regular replacement.)(The admins can delete this if they want because obviously no one has anything good to say)

Edited by Equilox, 05 March 2009 - 10:41 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:42 PM

Nah, I like a thread like this. Every so often you'll get an interesting story worth hearing. As for me, the worst I've given up is a month without any sort of recreation after I spent a hundy on ST9K. Definitely worth it though.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:15 AM

I'm with CROW on this, these threads are like watching TBS. Sometimes you get a good show, or in this case, story. My most is my collection of miscalenneous(sp?) crap, which had some valuable stff in it. At least to me it did. Empty deodorant sticks are valuable to me, as are bits of brass pipe. And lunch for a LS. God I love thrift stores, Nerf's CostCo.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:12 PM

I thought for sure this topic was going to be about what you are giving up for lent, because all you see on the main page is "what have you given up..."
I give up lunches at school sometimes, so I can use the extra money. It adds up.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:54 PM

This is a very, very stupid topic. One of the big draws of NERFing is the cost. You can get a good gun and lots of dart-making stuff for less than $30 and be able to war for a while before buying anything more. Nerf is very far from expensive. Even if you consider the Xbow to be the holy grail, that's still no more than $250. My airsoft guns are worth ~$1000. My paintball gun is ~$500. That doesn't include ammo, batteries or gas.



Okay, Okay! Your point has been made! You're right maybe this is a stupid topic. I just figured that not everyone that visits this site is loaded, a guy that never screws up a mod, or has a paying full time job.($60 isn't exactly easy money for most people) Yes nerf is cheap. I understand this much. However this doesn't change the fact that sometimes I have to choose between Taco Bell and a Night Finder. So sue me! I put this under the Off Topic forum so if anyone had a story to put up that they would do so. Pleas do not bomb me for wanting to see if anyone had a story to tell (Obviously you don't! Congratulations on the $1000 airsoft gun [round of applause] I don't see other than rubbing salt in the wound what purpose that served.) (Also, maybe for you your materials last a long time, but I nerf with buddies quite often and many of my supplies need regular replacement.)(The admins can delete this if they want because obviously no one has anything good to say)


Apparently you can't read, and you didn't get my point. It isn't a $1000 airsoft gun. It is $1000 worth of stuff (hence guns and not gun). I was making the point that even if you spend a lot of money on nerf, it is still cheaper than airsoft or paintball. Much cheaper. For the price of a mid-range paintball gun like mine, you could get a crossbow and enough ammo-making stuff to last a life time. Or you could get 10 longshots and angel breech all of them. Even after that, you'd still have extra money. If you don't have money, get a job. If you aren't old enough for a job, do odd jobs for people. I have been working summers since I was ten in order to buy my things. It's rewarding. So rather than worrying about what you have to give up, just work. Then you can have Taco Bell and Nerf.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:02 PM

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#10 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:14 PM

Only my soul.

The Devil wears it around his neck.
Sometimes I can hear his blackened heart beating.
Beating harder and stronger.
Echoing through the worlds separating us.
Filled with Hate beating harder and expanding larger.
This Ruby soul a prized possession shaking like a pebble in an earthquake.
Deep war drums in my brain beating harder and faster.
Booming with the rage that has stewed and grown over centuries.
Searing from heat like fire through skin that gently covers boiling blood bolstering with a desire for revenge.
There is a beating in my head and no aspirin can calm it.
The only good thing about this subconscious holy war will be its ending.

What have I sacrificed?
Far too much.


Anyone remember that I am also a writer?

Edited by Forsaken_angel24, 06 March 2009 - 11:15 PM.

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#11 NerfCrazy

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:19 PM

I remember that your a writer. I really haven't given anything up, I just work for my friends dad on some Sundays for 3 or 4 hours and that gets me by for a while. Odd little jobs is the way to go if your to young to get a real job.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:26 PM

My wife, my first born son, and my house. I now survive on a strict diet of stefans, while living in a large hut made out of Longshot boxes. My only companion is my trusty NiteFinder.
(I'm kidding, I'm only 14)

In all seriousness, mostly my math grades.
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#13 Merzlin

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 12:07 AM

None that I know of, other than my old cold hard cash. I'm still new, so I should start facing effects fairly certainly soon
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 10:43 PM

Airsoft. :(
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:17 AM

The Devil wears it around his neck.
Sometimes I can hear his blackened heart beating.
Beating harder and stronger.
Echoing through the worlds separating us.
Filled with Hate beating harder and expanding larger.
This Ruby soul a prized possession shaking like a pebble in an earthquake.
Deep war drums in my brain beating harder and faster.
Booming with the rage that has stewed and grown over centuries.
Searing from heat like fire through skin that gently covers boiling blood bolstering with a desire for revenge.
There is a beating in my head and no aspirin can calm it.
The only good thing about this subconscious holy war will be its ending.

Anyone remember that I am also a writer?


That explains the poem/story thing, I dunno the word. :blush: :rolleyes:
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#16 CoasterDynamix757

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:22 AM

Money and my love of rollercoasters. Rollercoasters were moved down to number two of my favorites list.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 10:46 AM

Nothing, no money (I spend it as I earn it), no grades (I don't nerf THAT much), no love of anything else- oh, wait. I have temporarily given up mind-storms (mechanical legos), for nerf.
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#18 mystefansdontflystraight

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:47 PM

I sold my copy of halo 3 to buy my first xbow, I got a job, sacrificing much free time in order to do so, in order to buy more guns. I have sacrificed more money than I care to count.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:59 PM

This thread is retarded and has been going on for far too long.
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