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Q: What's the most expensive piece of technology you own (excluding TV)?

  • 33%
    Desktop PC

  • 31%
    Laptop

  • 6%
    Smartphone

  • 4%
    Tablet

  • 0%
    Mobile media player

  • 1%
    DVD/Blu-Ray player

  • 5%
    Other

  • 7%
    Audio equipment

  • 13%
    Photography equipment


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PC Advisor

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Desktop PC's and Laptops were traditionally the most expensive technological items people spent money on; but times are a-changing.

We want to know what yours is.

Let us know in our poll: What's the most expensive piece of technology you own (excluding TV)?

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Joseph Kerr

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Speakers, then my Yamaha soundbar, then my PC.

Then my washing machine and fridge though I'm not sure the order is right.

I have a car but do not own it.

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Strawballs

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Like a lot of people it has to be the car full of computers for this and that with built in sat nav etc etc.

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Quickbeam

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'...expensive guitars don't make you play any better.'

Luckily I had taken my common sense card out out with me when I tried this one out last Monday! Of course that doesn't mean that I don't still want it.

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Forum Editor

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"I'm surprised the FE has not disclosed the spec., or the cost of his Guitars..perhaps he is not happy for his wife to find out?"

She knows, and she's fine about it. I'm not interested in knowing what every item of her clothing costs, and I don't think she cares much about the cost of my guitars. They're my indulgence, and I think she's happy that they make me happy. We haven't really talked about it much.

What did they cost? One of them cost quite a lot. The others didn't cost as much. Something I learnt very early on is that expensive guitars don't make you play any better. I just like handling them.

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denlong

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It's true that cars are bocoming High Tech what with blue tooth and electronic gear change.Spart from that my most expensive item has been the top Yamaha keyboard which I keep up to date every two years by trading in the previous version. The latest one is the TYROS4 which is retailing at roughly £3,500 with stand and speakers. Check it out on You Tube by looking for 'TELMO3190', or 'robbiedoes'.

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Bingalau

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I'm surprised the FE has not disclosed the spec., or the cost of his Guitars..perhaps he is not happy for his wife to find out?

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hssutton

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Without doubt my camera/s plus associated equipment. Selling two of my lenses at secondhand prices would allow me to purchase several large screen TVs

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Aitchbee

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fourm member, picking up on:-

"I'm surprised no-one's talked about the difference between new price and current value"

I also purchased a 20mb external hard-disk (A590) for my Amiga 1000.

It cost me £250. (back in 1986).

20mb is not a misprint!

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HondaMan

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My most expensive item was my camera plus lenses, just short of £5000 and I'm an amateur!

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interzone55

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badgery

Is 'liberated' simply a euphemism for stealing?

Nope, they were given to me by the guy who's responsible for WEEE disposal - it actually costs us money to safely dispose of electrical waste, so if staff take some home it saves us money.

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Quickbeam

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I bought a new Sony DVD player just after the verboten holiday period and that was just £39.99, the one it replaced cost £350 8 years ago.

Modern high spec cameras have to be traded up yearly of will lose more than 3/4s of their value very quickly after that. Phones devalue even quicker, 6 monthly. Film cameras that used to hold a good value from the pro user to the amateur are now worthless.

I no longer upgrade or regularly replace a computer, I just buy what's needed at the time and keep it until it breaks or the OS becomes antiquated. They now keep up with the times for longer.

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badgery

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alan14 "the CCTV kit I just installed... although much of it was liberated from the repairs department at work..."

Is 'liberated' simply a euphemism for stealing?

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Quickbeam

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HTC smartphone that I don't use as a phone, but tells me where I am, a Fuji camera that tells me to get out more, and a jazz bass that keeps saying, try harder & don't give up the day job anytime soon.

I thought it would be a computer, but all of the above each cost more than that did.

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rdave13

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fourm member Sorry to read of your hearing problem.

Nice to learn, though, of the good service Bingalau has had off the NHS. Surely that's why we pay in to the coffers? For every one.

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carver

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Definitely camera, must have bought same body as Blackhat. I hate to think how much it's all worth, if wife finds out I may never be around long enough to post here again

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rdave13

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Has to be the car, though, it is now next to worthless unless I part exchange. That is another con open to debate I think.

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WhiteTruckMan

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My great grandfathers gold pocket watch.

Beyond price.

WTM

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Bingalau

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About four years ago, when my doctor told me he thought I was deaf, I agreed and he sent me to the audiology department of my local hospital in Southport, for a hearing test. The appointment took about two weeks to materialise and the actual test took about three quarters of an hour at a guess. I walked out about 90 minutes after walking in, with a brand new hearing aid in my right ear and was due back a week later to have the left ear fitted.(a mould had to be made for that ear because I was deafer in that one than the right ear). My hearing improved about 70% I would think and it never cost me a penny. I go back for free batteries when ever I require them. Once after being caught in a deluge and therefore having the gadget give up the ghost because it had got rather wet. I was given a free replacement. Then a few months later I accidentally dropped the same one in to the washing up water. This time I told the audiologist that I must pay for it as it was my fault for being so stupid. So a new one cost me £70. Then about two weeks ago I went for a checkup and they told me that the model of hearing aid I was using had been superseded by a new model and that if I could come back for a test I would be supplied with the new model. So I now have two brand spanking new hearing aids fitted and working a treat. At no stage has it cost me any money other than when I volunteered to buy a new replacement for the one I had damaged. So I can't understand why people are paying exorbitant prices for hearing aids. Is it a postcode lottery thing I wonder? (By the way it is a shock when you first start wearing them because the least sound is multiplied so much. Having a widdle in the toilet sounds like the Niagara Falls). (TM Info I suppose.)

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Aitchbee

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fm - hope you've got a BBC TV Liscence...hee hee.

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OTT_B

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I'm not sure it's about how much technology / widgets cost, but rather how much it's used, and if it's used to its full potential. I'd think my top two expensive widgets are my telescope (£1500) and camera kit (dare not say how much in case the wife reads this thread!). I'm no where near using either to their full potential.....yet. But they both get used a lot, and commonly in conjunction with one another.

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Bingalau

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My car, followed by my camera. But my favourite at the moment has to be my Kindle.

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shellship

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I am with Pine Man as over the past two months my car has cost me a fortune, despite significant help from both the manufacturer and my garage. Electrics and electronics in a modern all singing, all dancing motor are a real problem when they go wrong.

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bjh

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Two Olympus microscopes. So, "other" was my vote. I think they are probably worth more than all the technology in the house combined. Mind you, most of my tech is decidedly "low"

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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GSM-R radio pack worth about £8000

Press the wrong button and I can bring every train within a 20 mile radius to a stand and probably end my career and busisess at the same time :0)

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tullie

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My wife

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interzone55

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I can't remember just how much each cost, but I'd say it's a tie between my desktop PC, Laptop & camera.

Group together though, the CCTV kit I just installed after the guy three doors down was attacked and killed in his own home probably tops the league, although much of it was liberated from the repairs department at work...

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Pine Man

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Having researched the definition of technology I would say that my car is the most expensive bit of technology I own.

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ams4127

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Probably my desktop computer.

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caccy

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My "ears" (hearing aids) that I bought about 4Years ago.Since they are audio equipment, guess what I voted!!

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wee eddie

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a bronze Roman Oil Lamp, circa 150BC

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Blackhat

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Having just spent £900 on an upgrading my camera body, my full kit bags is worth more than my car and desktop put together.

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Aitchbee

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I bought an Amiga 1000 in 1986 - it cost me about £1100.

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QuizMan

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I have speant more than I care to think about on desktop PC's, but my current one is not worth much.

I did however buy a handheld GPS retailing at £450 the other week so I have voted "Other". Thankfully, I paid a lot less than that for it.

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