@Eric (McGruff) posted:
... don't buy classic cars unless you can afford to splurge. You'll find better odds at the casino.
I'm reminded of "lottery man" at my local C-store of choice. You know the guy-- male of indeterminate age, arrives on foot or a DUI-bike, stakes his claim at the register. His general MO is to pick out 23 different scratch-off tickets (one at a time) and order several packs of brand-name smokes. He's always short, so he goes about dealing down-- exchanging the name-brand smokes for generics, then dropping packs until his cash will cover everything.
He's scratching off tickets as he does the cigarette shell game, and exchanging them-- not for anything tangible, but for more tickets. All I want to do is pay for my soda and leave, but this man owns the register until he's scratched every ticket and turned the "winners" in for more tickets.
I'd like to step in and tell the guy it'd be more efficient and more rewarding for him to just give me the $23, and I'll give him a five.
Cars are kinda' the same way, only I'm the DUI guy. Even when I "make money", I've lost way more than I'll ever get back-- and a guy has to be good with that, or he's in the wrong hobby.