I did it... mwuahahah...

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  1. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was buying some frames for a showing I'm doing and I was like "You knowwwwwww... while I'm heeeeeere... I could just slip in that 50mm 1.8 I've been wanting..."

    *calls up the wife*
    "Yes?"
    "Hi. I wanna buy a lens."
    "Oh god no... no! N.."
    "It's $117."
    "What? Why is it so cheap???"
    "Because I'm a smart shopper!!!!"
    "Oh... fine!!!"

    I really need to talk to the wife about breaking money from the photo business out of the family account. Getting a little tired about bickering over photo stuff I want(cough)need.

    :lol:

    Anyway...

    WOOT! :boogie:
     
  2. Yemme

    Yemme No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Aren't you lucky...
     
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    Cute story. Question is if you are taking money from the family account to use on the business side are you running your business correctly? Also if you are bickering over photo stuff then that could be a problem as well. Point is a good business model needs to be devised so that these problems do not a rise.

    Love & Bass
     
  4. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :confused:

    Just something that has yet to be worked out. Up until about 6 months ago the side-business was helping the family dig itself out of crushing debt. We're out now, but not swimming in cash yet. My wife knows we need to make a more clear and formal arrangement, she's just weirded out by it. It's complicated.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ahh she is just trying to protect the money - we all know a photographer will never become rich if allowed to buy their own kit (especaily if they have an interest in long lenses!) ;)

    That said have fun with your new toy!:D
     
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    digital flower No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's a funny story. The 50mm price tag was an easy sell at my house too.

    Exactly, she is there to put the brakes on and provide a counterpoint. My wife always makes me think the photo purchases through.
     
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    This is why Im single. I can spend my money on what I want. Congrats on the new lens.
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    heheh... yeah... I have to say it may not be THAT bad a thing to have the business money going into the family account first. I'd probably blow through it in seconds on all my various experiments. :lol:
     
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    Congrats on the lens. I would going to buy to 70 - 200 yesterday without consulting. Neddless to say just before the purchase, I came back to reality and ended buying my wife some new headphones for her work. Gotta keep momma happy.
     
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    Yemme No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You are lucky to get the lens you wanted.
     
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    Funny how women work. I had to buy the gf a tiffany bracelet before I could confront her about buying myself the 50mm f/1.4. An eye for an eye, but life goes on. Congrats on the lens though,

    Nick
     
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    ^^Shoot, I'd rather have camera equipment than jewelry any day!!!
    hmmmmm, Me thinks I'm not the normal female! I'll definately have to bring this up to the hubby next time I want a new lens though! "Would you rather buy me diamonds, or lenses?" We wont tell him that some lenses cost the same as some diamonds!!

    Congrats on the new lens! Have fun!
     

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