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Dancing Fire

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#1-a new diamond...what shape?
#2-a vacation...where would you go?
#3-a new or used car...what type of car?
#4-cash
 

princesss

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Cash! Then I can save most of it and still have a little to spend on #1 AND #2.
 

Lady_Disdain

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Cash, some of it to be spent on a 3 months artist retreat.
 

wakingdreams53

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Cash then split it between a new car: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Manual (19-20k), "vacation" :taking my little sister to Disney World, and the sapphire and setting I'm dreaming of :))
 

IdLikeToBuyAVal

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#3-a new or used car...what type of car?

A 2008/2009 Saturn Sky Redline or a 2009 Nissan 370Z.

I would normally say cash but I have new car fever right now and REALLY want something cute, sporty, and red. And maybe some bling if I have any money left over. :naughty:
 

Cozystitches

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CASH!!!! Save some, get the BIG sparklie I want (ok smallish by PS standards, but HUGE for me), and another sparklie, AND a vacation... :D Yeah, I can make the $$$ scream w/how far I'll stretch it.... ;-)

Edit to add: So I've just played the shopping game...for slightly under 11k, I "got" 1.2 legato solitaire and huggies from WF, bezel band from BGD, and 2cttw bezel tennis bracelet from IDJ....not bad for a day of window shopping...with the remaining funds, take kids to Disney for vacation (earmark $5k-6k) then the rest to savings... :D
 

Haven

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Cash, please! It will go towards my savings for opening up The Haven. Thanks, DFire!
 

shihtzulover

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Normally I would say cash, but I'm not really sure this time, because I would really like a new car. I'm not sure which make/model yet, though!

The vacation also sounds nice, because I've been really wanting to try one of those Sandals resorts lately - but I don't think that my dream vacation would come even close to that amount, so it seems like a big waste for a $25k gift!
 

somethingshiny

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cash. With 25 K I could buy a new-to-me car (12000), a nice diamond ring (3000), a cruise (7000), and pay off some debts and have a bit leftover.
 

Blackpaw

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vacation for suresies :love: oh im getting giddy just thinking about it :bigsmile: i reckon for my SO and I for 25k we could do the 6 weeks in nepal ive been lusting after, and another 6 or so weeks in central america...or maybe just do 6 weeks in peru/bolivia/ecuador.

my feet are soooooooo itchy lately :(sad
 

Tacori E-ring

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A porch on my house :sun:
 

Haven

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Tacori E-ring|1308941659|2954195 said:
A porch on my house :sun:
This is on my dream list.
 

AmeliaG

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This.

I couldn't justify spending this amount of money on something like this unless it were a gift but I've always dreamed of a riviere necklace.
 

lbbaber

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shihtzulover|1308937886|2954139 said:
Normally I would say cash, but I'm not really sure this time, because I would really like a new car. I'm not sure which make/model yet, though!

The vacation also sounds nice, because I've been really wanting to try one of those Sandals resorts lately - but I don't think that my dream vacation would come even close to that amount, so it seems like a big waste for a $25k gift!
The Sandals resorts are a great vacation. I like the Royal Bohemian (in the bahamas) the best :) Money well spent, great food, beautiful facilities, unlimited booze, plenty of activities to do!
 

Tacori E-ring

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Haven|1308944258|2954226 said:
Tacori E-ring|1308941659|2954195 said:
A porch on my house :sun:
This is on my dream list.

One day. I can almost see it when I pull in my driveway. It will wrap around one side of my house, have comfy rockers, and several ceiling fans.
 

Amys Bling

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Amys Bling|1308948213|2954278 said:
princesss|1308932143|2954053 said:
Cash! Then I can save most of it and still have a little to spend on #1 AND #2.
Ditto!!!
More specifically, an asscher cut Stinson the range of 1.0 to 1.5 carats and a trip for two to Spain. :)
 

packrat

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Cash, no doubt about it. That would take care of just under 1/2 our outstanding debt and we'd be sitting a whole lot better.
 

Amber St. Clare

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Cash to apply directly to the principal of the mortgage, thank you.
 

Amber St. Clare

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Jennifer W|1308943939|2954224 said:
Am I the only one who wants the (emerald cut) diamond? :bigsmile:


No, I'm jonsesing for one, but I really want to pay off the mortgage........................
 

yssie

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Cash, no question. Straight into the One Day Downpayment fund.
 

zoebartlett

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Dancing Fire|1308931092|2954032 said:
#1-a new diamond...what shape?
#2-a vacation...where would you go?
#3-a new or used car...what type of car?
#4-cash

Only one? Not fair!

I'd probably choose #4 because then I could either use it to add to our house fund or I could buy one of the other things on the list.

If I chose #2, I'd go to Hawaii, hands down. We'd fly first class, too.

If I chose #3, I'd get a Rav-4.
 

zoebartlett

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Tacori E-ring|1308947566|2954270 said:
Haven|1308944258|2954226 said:
Tacori E-ring|1308941659|2954195 said:
A porch on my house :sun:
This is on my dream list.

One day. I can almost see it when I pull in my driveway. It will wrap around one side of my house, have comfy rockers, and several ceiling fans.
That would look really nice!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Cash....to buy an AVC and setting for up to $20k and use $5000 or so for a vacation!!! Not sure where I'd go on vacation...perhaps a cruise or Scotland or Hawaii???
 
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