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MetrickMetal
04-17-2008, 05:11 PM
Well I figure the only real way to help out our economy with the $600 stimulus I am suppossed to receive is to use it to buy american made products, which is not easy to do now days.

So I have 3 items for my 1250S that I was planning on buying anyway this year, and they are all made in the US, and will use up pretty close to exactly the $600, and they are,

A new seat from Sargent $260
A set of Race Tech Gold Valve Emulators for my forks $180
A Pit Bull Newfront Stand motorcycle lift $160

:eat: :rider:

wonder91178
04-17-2008, 05:14 PM
The check John and I get is going towards the item in John's signature :trust:

Sadly, it is not American made...

Tourmeister
04-17-2008, 05:19 PM
IF we get one, I am sure something will happen that will have a final bill for just about the same amount of the "stimulus" check... That seems to be the pattern of our lives the last few years :doh:

wonder91178
04-17-2008, 05:20 PM
BTW, here's when you can expect yours (http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=180247,00.html), in case you didn't know yet :mrgreen:

John and I are in the direct deposit/May 2 category.

Squeaky
04-17-2008, 05:21 PM
IF we get one, I am sure something will happen that will have a final bill for just about the same amount of the "stimulus" check... That seems to be the pattern of our lives the last few years :doh:

Yeah, like American-made BABIES! :mrgreen:

scar04
04-17-2008, 05:23 PM
Yeah, like American-made BABIES! :mrgreen:

I thought the import models were more popular these days, being more fuel-efficient and all. ;-)

Jack Giesecke
04-17-2008, 07:12 PM
Think I'm going to buy a small sit on top style kayak at Academy, 230 with the oars and I'll save the rest to spend later. I'd thought about getting a P3AT Kel Tec, but not just yet. I want the kayak for duck hunting those boggy as heck pot holes so I won't have to swim out of 'em anymore. :giveup: I'll have to buy a rattle can camo kit for it.

RedPill
04-17-2008, 07:27 PM
Think I'm going to buy a small sit on top style kayak at Academy, 230 with the oars and I'll save the rest to spend later. I'd thought about getting a P3AT Kel Tec, but not just yet. I want the kayak for duck hunting those boggy as heck pot holes so I won't have to swim out of 'em anymore. :giveup: I'll have to buy a rattle can camo kit for it.

Just remember to shoot ahead, but not too far to the side, or you'll be swimming anyway.:lol2:

DaveC
04-17-2008, 08:53 PM
Think I'm going to buy a small sit on top style kayak at Academy, 230 with the oars and I'll save the rest to spend later. I'd thought about getting a P3AT Kel Tec, but not just yet. I want the kayak for duck hunting those boggy as heck pot holes so I won't have to swim out of 'em anymore. :giveup: I'll have to buy a rattle can camo kit for it.
Like this?
http://www.oldtowncanoe.com/images/kayaks/huntingFishing/predator_k111_angl_sm.jpg

A lightweight, extremely stable kayak designed to make life easier and more enjoyable for serious hunters and fishermen. Features include accessory tray with cup/can holder, shotgun shell holders, gun butt holder; quiet "Clothesline" cockpit anchor stowage; paddle and rod holders; and work deck.

Accessory tray with cup/can holder, shotgun shell holders, gun butt holder
Quiet "Clothesline" cockpit anchor stowage
Sliding adjustable high-back folding seat
Stern deck bungees
Adjustable foot braces
Paddle holder
Rod holder
Work deck
Colors Camo Materials PolyLink3

PhilS
04-17-2008, 10:01 PM
A new seat from Sargent $260
:eat: :rider:

Where are you getting the $260 for the Sargent seat? The comparable versions on the website seem to run $400?? I pre registered as well. Does this knock off that much money?

MetrickMetal
04-17-2008, 10:37 PM
Where are you getting the $260 for the Sargent seat? The comparable versions on the website seem to run $400?? I pre registered as well. Does this knock off that much money?

I've checked the prices for every seat they offer for Suzuki motorcycles including all of the GSX series as well as all of the SV series bikes, and the prices on their website range from $280 to $300 for a standard seat so I would feel that around $260 sounds like a very realistic price for the Bandit seat if in fact it will be offered to everyone who has pre-regestered like you and I have at what they say will be a "below-retail" introductory price. :rider:

jhansen
04-18-2008, 08:07 AM
2007 tax bill - $1502
2008 "economic stimulus check"- $1500

Why couldn't I just send them $2 and call it even?:giveup:

The Colonel
04-18-2008, 08:18 AM
Those of you who are getting a "Stumulus" check, enjoy my tax dollars (cause I ain't gettin' one) :shrug: .... this is actually just another wealth redistribuiton scheme from your government..... :deal:

RedPill
04-18-2008, 08:26 AM
Ours is likely going to pay off my bike - whether or not I get a new one.

D'artagnan
04-18-2008, 09:22 AM
Those of you who are getting a "Stumulus" check, enjoy my tax dollars (cause I ain't gettin' one) :shrug: .... this is actually just another wealth redistribuiton scheme from your government..... :deal:


+1

Hood Ornament
04-18-2008, 09:57 AM
Those of you who are getting a "Stumulus" check, enjoy my tax dollars (cause I ain't gettin' one) :shrug: .... this is actually just another wealth redistribuiton scheme from your government..... :deal:

Well, I'm not getting one and I'm not wealthy. The IRS managed to figure out a way to screw me out of my check. :angryfire

mikeofcontex
04-18-2008, 10:06 AM
I guess I could refuse to take it... tick, tock, tick, tock... nope, I'll put it to good use.

No doubt it's a gov't scheme!!!

dukey33
04-18-2008, 10:21 AM
IF we get one, I am sure something will happen that will have a final bill for just about the same amount of the "stimulus" check... That seems to be the pattern of our lives the last few years :doh:

My Pastor expressed a similar experience.
He and his family found themselves in need of X dollars to fund a community project. They didn't know where they would get the money but prayed. That same week the mortgage company sent a refund check on their escrow for almost the exact amount they needed.

"Give thanks and expect a miracle"

GregH
04-18-2008, 01:38 PM
I'll be buying engine guards and a new rear tire.

Jack Giesecke
04-18-2008, 01:48 PM
Like this?
http://www.oldtowncanoe.com/images/kayaks/huntingFishing/predator_k111_angl_sm.jpg

A lay down boat is more than I need. I just want something to put out and pick up deeks with and go after downed birds on. I hunt from the cover of the grass on the WMAs down here, but some of the stupid pot holes down here have really boggy, near quick sand, bottoms. I had to swim out of one going after a teal in September and I started thinking about cures to that problem. I found a really need lay down from otter boats, but it's 560 bucks with shipping and 75 lbs. It does have little wheels in the rear, set up to take a 2hp motor, but paddling it would be a pain. I think a a kayak would paddle easier and this one I looked at is only 30 lbs, easy to drag in the marsh behind me. It's always wet enough to float such a boat down there and I have this chunk of plastic I use to drag game out of my place I could use with it on a dry trail to keep from wearing the plastic on the hull.

I've been thinking about this problem for a while and I think this is the best option. I might also build myself a marsh stool and strap it to the kayak to haul down to the pothole I'm hunting. That way I don't have to stand all the time. But, I'm thinkin' I can sit on the boat if, like normal, I'm knee deep in water, anyway. On the few spots where I can hunt from dry ground, I can just take my dove hunting stool.

Besides, I'm just getting too danged old to hunt the way I used to, standing up the whole time, wading in the muck. :lol2: I can't give up the sport, but I can adapt my tools for the job.

Lost Yankee
04-21-2008, 11:03 PM
My stimulus check will buy 15 gallons of Wilmington's Finest 87 octane.
(Wilmington, the exhaust pipe of Los Angeles)

bones
04-22-2008, 10:26 AM
Sargent makes the bandit seats? I am on the email list and have not heard anything.

It's that or a canoe for me I think.

leekellerking
04-22-2008, 10:48 AM
I'm looking for a $1,000 bike to spend mine one (gotta save $200 for gear).

Lee

Grover
04-22-2008, 11:28 AM
Now Im feeling sick to my stomach... :puke:

One min. I dont mind taxation.... then I find out we dont qualify for the Stimulus package and too boot, just had to write Uncle Sam a check for an additional $8,450.

:twisted:

leekellerking
04-22-2008, 11:36 AM
Now Im feeling sick to my stomach... :puke:

One min. I dont mind taxation.... then I find out we dont qualify for the Stimulus package and too boot, just had to write Uncle Sam a check for an additional $8,450.

:twisted:

Yuck! :thpt: :argh: :huh2:


Alternative Minimum Tax bite you?


Lee

DFW_Warrior
04-22-2008, 11:45 AM
I'm going to be a bad American and spend my solely in a foreign country. It will be gas money for this year's trip to Alaska.

Let's please not turn this into another "I'm not getting my check because I'm successful" thread. Just let us non-achiever, mediocre people have our one little thread. The "I bought a Rolex" thread is on page 2.:lol2:

patricjft
04-22-2008, 03:24 PM
2007 tax bill - $1502
2008 "economic stimulus check"- $1500

Why couldn't I just send them $2 and call it even?:giveup:

That's funny. I had the same exact situation at $1,200. Couldn't we have just netted the two?

Hood Ornament
04-22-2008, 03:35 PM
That's funny. I had the same exact situation at $1,200. Couldn't we have just netted the two?

The sad thing is how much do you think it cost the government to process the paperwork for that zero net gain. :doh:

Prothos
04-23-2008, 09:32 AM
IF we get one, I am sure something will happen that will have a final bill for just about the same amount of the "stimulus" check... That seems to be the pattern of our lives the last few years :doh:
I feel for you. If its not home repairs it auto repairs that seem to eat up my money. I had plans to buy a couple things for my DL650 but i will have to see what happens between now and then.

4734
04-23-2008, 11:02 AM
In 2007, I worked harder and more hours. Grossed more money and got bumped into a higher tax bracket and had to write uncle sam a check. I will get a stimulus check that might buy me a new tire.

After it was all said and done I netted less in 2007 than I did in 2006.
So, this year I'm not working near as much and plan on making more money.
What a system we have.

Jack Giesecke
04-23-2008, 11:43 AM
Now Im feeling sick to my stomach... :puke:

One min. I dont mind taxation.... then I find out we dont qualify for the Stimulus package and too boot, just had to write Uncle Sam a check for an additional $8,450.

:twisted:

You should be happy! You're too rich to qualify!:rofl: Tough when you got too much money, I guess. :rofl: Wonder if Bill Gates is miffed he ain't gettin' a rebate?

bones
04-23-2008, 03:55 PM
No idea if I am getting one or not, the more I think about it. I owed the gub-ment some $$ and my federal return was supposed to cover that, but I got all of it. :ponder:

If I do get it, time to start up another ROTH IRA I think. I spend enough of my own $$, I'll take Uncle Sam's and hope it grows into a little more than nothing.

NUTT
04-23-2008, 04:36 PM
Let's please not turn this into another "I'm not getting my check because I'm successful" thread. Just let us non-achiever, mediocre people have our one little thread. The "I bought a Rolex" thread is on page 2.:lol2:

It was an Omega, not a Rolex. Besides, for 2007 I qualified for the rebate & I'll be blowing it all on something supermoto related.

GregH
04-23-2008, 05:02 PM
...I'll take Uncle Sam's and hope it grows into a little more than nothing.

It's still your money. The government is merely sending a little of it back to you.

whitesands
04-23-2008, 05:55 PM
Hmmmm...An ohlins rear shock would be nice...:ponder:

Jack Giesecke
04-25-2008, 10:37 AM
Hmm, I could fill up the van and have a couplea bucks left over....:doh: :giveup:

Hood Ornament
04-25-2008, 10:50 AM
Hmm, I could fill up the van and have a couplea bucks left over....:doh: :giveup:

Ahhh, go a small tank huh. :rofl:

whitesands
04-25-2008, 03:13 PM
Hmm, I could fill up the van and have a couplea bucks left over....:doh: :giveup:


It's horrible...The gas prices are outrageous..Oil was at 118/barrel today.

poser
04-25-2008, 05:09 PM
ours is going towards having the outside of our house redone. Got the new roof last year, and this summer we're gonna have someone come out and replace all our eaves and sofits with Hardy and have them paint it

I don't feel like doing it myself

Prothos
05-14-2008, 10:19 AM
My spending just got pushed back.
I e-filed my return using turbo tax. I just learned if you picked the option to have them deduct the service fee from your refund that i will not get the money through direct deposit but will get one mailed in late july. :angryfire
It seems that what turbo tax does is open a temp account with 3rd party bank. once that bank receives your refund they deduct thier fee and then send the rest to your bank. So the IRS never recieves your bank account info to direct deposit. i normally pay this fee by credit card but some reason i choose the other option this year. Turbo tax was not aware of this till later either.

Roy
05-14-2008, 11:25 AM
Got mine yesterday but it will have to go toward a new riding lawn mower since my 15 year old riding mower is about done.:doh:

Oh well the Bandit has had plenty of money spent on it in the last few months.:trust:

cruizer
05-14-2008, 11:41 AM
1) New header as soon as Dale makes it available...

2) gas and motel money for trips planned...

Oh yeah...:rider:

whitesands
05-14-2008, 04:47 PM
The new header is making big HP according to Dale.

leekellerking
05-14-2008, 08:20 PM
My spending just got pushed back.
I e-filed my return using turbo tax. I just learned if you picked the option to have them deduct the service fee from your refund that i will not get the money through direct deposit but will get one mailed in late july. :angryfire
It seems that what turbo tax does is open a temp account with 3rd party bank. once that bank receives your refund they deduct thier fee and then send the rest to your bank. So the IRS never recieves your bank account info to direct deposit. i normally pay this fee by credit card but some reason i choose the other option this year. Turbo tax was not aware of this till later either.

That may be what happened to our stimulus payment/bribe. A friend of ours did our taxes through TurboTax. My wife was concerned that we weren't going to get one, but we got a letter Monday from the IRS informing us it would be cut May 16th. Just in time for a mortgage payment.


Lee

Don Ricardo
05-14-2008, 09:02 PM
1.Metzler 880 for the Strom

2.Tyson the Skateboarding Bulldog for President T-Shirt for me

3.Nephew and Niece get some (Birthday and good grades---they'll be paying it back in taxes in the far future anyway)

4.My property tax fund

Squeaky
05-14-2008, 09:17 PM
FYI - not sure if this is state-wide or not, but the Randalls supermarkets here in Houston have a radio ad going that if you cash your stimulus check with them (no charge for the cashing service) then you get 10% off your grocery purchase same day or next day.

gunzip
05-14-2008, 11:49 PM
Sears and a couple local grocery stores are exchanging your rebate check for instore debit cards and bumping the amount up. One grocer gives you a $660 'gift card' for your $600 check. not bad

Wish I could some Bandit hop up goodies at Sears :doh:

RedPill
05-15-2008, 03:57 PM
And Cabelas is supposedly offering a $25 gift card for cashing your stimulus check there. If they'd only send mine . . .

whitesands
05-15-2008, 05:43 PM
Sears and a couple local grocery stores are exchanging your rebate check for instore debit cards and bumping the amount up. One grocer gives you a $660 'gift card' for your $600 check. not bad

Wish I could some Bandit hop up goodies at Sears :doh:


Sounds like a good deal....

dmerc
05-16-2008, 09:54 AM
I haven't got mine yet, but just got an extended warranty for the Bandit, knowing that it's on the way. $355, and it's good till 2011. A 3 year extension.

whitesands
05-19-2008, 02:10 PM
Heard Tom Thumb is doing some stimulus check specials as well...

MetrickMetal
06-18-2008, 05:46 PM
Well I finally recieved my $600 stimulus check on Tuesday and promptly started buying american made products with it.

The first thing I ordered was Pit Bulls New Front Stand. I used the one my buddy has on my Bandit and it worked great and its suppossed to be here by Saturday. :rider:

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/catalog/NFLG.jpg

Next is a set of Race Tech Gold Valves for my front forks and a Motion Pro SyncPro for adjusting my throttle bodies.

Roy
06-19-2008, 03:35 PM
Ended up putting mine in the savings account. That little bit was not going to turn around the failing economy might as well save it.

Cruzintexas
06-19-2008, 03:56 PM
Pool!

Don Ricardo
06-19-2008, 08:06 PM
This goes into my property tax fund! I don't really own this hovel, I guess.