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    How much over planned budget are you?

    I think everyone who starts out plans out how much they want to buy. Some buy all their equipment, and end up going about 100-200 over as they forgot that they needed a box, wiring, or they realize that they are inept at doing anything other than spending money and decide to get someone else to do it (who ends up being just as inept, and you have to fix it anyway.....). Lets face it, not many people don't have a budget to just buy whatever they want!


    Anyway, my first goal was to spend $750 on my system, which doesn't include my HU, which I got for my birthday. And $750 can actually get you a pretty nice system as well. I was busy dreaming about getting the best possible system money could buy, but I still knew what I could actually buy. I was planning on getting a couple new Orion amps, which are marked down a tonne on the internet, so you can get good deals. A set of Infinity Perfect components and a couple Type R's, and im already pushing my budget. At this point, I decided to say screw it and bump my budget up to around $1000, not a big increase as I just got some more money in.


    And then it happened..... A set of Arc Audio Amps came up for sale for a deal that I couldn't resist. Of course these ARE top quality, so it was sure not cheaper than what I had planned in the first place. There went a lot of money, and about 80% of my budget on TWO AMPS!!!! This is when things got out of hand, and I bumped my budget up to $1600.

    I just finished buying my last part of my system. A grand total of $1800 spent so far. Two Arc Audio amps, a Rainbow pro 3-way set, and a JL W6v2. As my first system. That, my friends, is a grand total of 140% over my original budget.

    Forunately for me, I had always planned for the box and the wiring to be ontop of the $750, so even though I don't even have my wiring or anything yet, that isn't goign to inflate my budget even more.


    I think its fair to say that im offically addicted, and I haven't even hooked anything up!!! (I just have the 2 amps here right now, sub and speakers should be in next week).

    Someone please me with their overbudget story, so I don't feel ashamed.... stratch that, im not ashamed, Ive never been happier!!! So, someone please me with their overbudget story so we can bask in the glory of it for eternity!







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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    I've learned.......I've given up on "budgets" cause I just feel bad after I exceed them (which happens everytime). My original "plan" was to spend ~$750-$1000 on everything; bumped that up to $1700.......and eventually just said screw it and bought what I wanted.




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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    What's a budget?




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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    I had planned for around $1500 but I keep upgrading my amps. over and over..




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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ANeonRider
    What's a budget?
    You work for the government, don't you?

    Actually, the government knows what a budget is, they just totally disregard it...
    bastards....




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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    lol, you don't pay much attention to the financial status of our government do you? lol

    7 straight years of balanced budgets, lol.




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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    Well, Ontario had a deficit of like $5B.

    Though im from Alberta, and we are out of debt.

    Though Both the Alberta and the Federal government have purposefully underestimated their budget, and found LOTS of money to spend on paying down the debts.




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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ANeonRider
    What's a budget?
    X2 i started off at $500-$750 total stereo budget for my car well since i stole the head unit out of my gf's car i have to replace that then i didn't realize what a strain it would put on my cars electrical system--throw in an new alt, big 3, and optima yellow top--then i wanted to upgrade from 1 cube per sub to 2 cubes--so throw in sheet of mdf and couple hours labor--then i sold the amps i had at a profit--little extra to spend now--then i decided i need some woofers inside the cabin so all in all i'm gonna have about $2500 in it so what the hell hapened to that budget?



    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u want some thing that looks pretty why don't u find a black guy with a big d*ck.

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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    tough to go over budget when you don't have one to begin with




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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    Went over by a lot. Was out to buy a new system for my explorer and ended up biuying a car with a system in it. Was a good deal but went over my budget but I am happy




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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    anything I can get my hands on, I pretty much get - LEGAL, I do pay!




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    Re: How much over planned budget are you?

    this is an uncomfortable subject for me





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