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Postby agp » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:59 am

PlatinumAMEX94 wrote:The last time I cashed in my MR points was when I wanted a really, REALLY nice pen. Yes a pen. While you all have had free plane tickets, ten years later I still have my really nice gold pen. I like to use MR points to treat myself to a luxury item I normally wouldn't buy. Sure I can afford such items, but it's more like a nice thank you gift from American Express to me.


Ahhh the finer things... Pens, cigars, and scotch. I personally am not too familiar with any of those, but I do love watches - real watches, not Rolexes.

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Postby Cyberius » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:30 pm

agp wrote:Ahhh the finer things... Pens, cigars, and scotch. I personally am not too familiar with any of those, but I do love watches - real watches, not Rolexes.


I have a weakness for Waterman pens and scotch. :)

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Postby danpass » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:59 pm

I wonder if I should get an Omega Seamaster (always wanted one) and write it off as a business expense.

"Employee performance gift'?

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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:05 pm

agp wrote:Ahhh the finer things... Pens, cigars, and scotch. I personally am not too familiar with any of those, but I do love watches - real watches, not Rolexes.


For something 'affordable', look at Panerai... then if you want to spend big $ look at Patek
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Postby Grupet » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:35 pm

agp wrote:Ahhh the finer things... Pens, cigars, and scotch. I personally am not too familiar with any of those, but I do love watches - real watches, not Rolexes.


Why is Rolex not a real watch and what is a real watch then?
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Postby PlatinumAMEX94 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:03 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:For something 'affordable', look at Panerai... then if you want to spend big $ look at Patek


I saw a beautiful Piaget when I was in Switzerland last year. Of course they accept American Express. Who else gives you a $250k credit line so you can buy a watch?
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Postby 2percentPlus » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:42 am

danpass wrote:I wonder if I should get an Omega Seamaster (always wanted one) and write it off as a business expense.

"Employee performance gift'?


I would look into that with your accountant, I'm pretty sure there is something along the lines of one time or annual type gifts over $50 or $200, and I think I have heard watches specifically mentioned. It might also say that it cannot be tied to performance. If performance related or over the $$ threshold, then it has to be included in compensation, ie. taxed.

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Postby tinninches » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:03 am

Crashem wrote:I find Thailand slightly better deal for custom made clothes.


The two cashmere suits I had customed maid while in Kuwait, REALLY changed the way I view clothing.

I have broad shoulders and 30 in waist. Anything off the rack makes me look like a hanger and like I have a beer gut, despite being 5'11" and 170lbs (not body builder, but certainly no beer gut)
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:02 am

tinninches wrote:The two cashmere suits I had customed maid while in Kuwait, REALLY changed the way I view clothing.

I have broad shoulders and 30 in waist. Anything off the rack makes me look like a hanger and like I have a beer gut, despite being 5'11" and 170lbs (not body builder, but certainly no beer gut)


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Postby NYC_Dweller » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:56 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Once you go tailored... you don't look back.


amen to that!



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