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by shepherd
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: The Music
Topic: /6th World War// MEAT KATIE & JANETTE SLACK 22/4 Brown Alley
Replies: 37
Views: 1864

Re: /6th World War// MEAT KATIE & JANETTE SLACK 22/4 Brown A

one for the oldies (nick thayer you know what i mean)

Watch the posted video on YouTube.

by shepherd
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

i meant the goods in the house - plant ie fixtures, fittings etc.

http://www.investorwords.com/3712/plant ... t_PPE.html

apologies if i came across in a way that offended you
by shepherd
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

lizkins how do you work out what a house is 'worth' - because it's never been about the actual cost of goods/plant etc ... land prices are the major component and they are based on supply/demand i do think australians want to buy property - they aspire to be home owners - is the dominant driver. it ...
by shepherd
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

lizkins my feeling is the primary cause of housing inflation is Australian societies higher than normal value placed on 'the great Australian dream'. We can read all the articles in the world but take this factor away and you can bet housing prices would be nowhere near they are. People want to own ...
by shepherd
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

what's the issue with gearing? cops a bad wrap as far as i am concerned. nothing illegal about it - gives people a pretty minor tax upside that is very small in the scheme of things. can't see how negative gearing is the cause of housing inflation. the cause of housing inflation is more people want ...
by shepherd
Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

GK what are you wanting to achieve from the advisor. Personally, any investment is worthwhile if it can make you what you paid + compensation for your time. So if the FA can make you $1500 and you pay him/her $1000 then the return is pretty good. So it all comes down to what you want to do. If you w...
by shepherd
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

big up upgrade to business class LAX-SYD
by shepherd
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aussie Farmers: direct delivery service
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

Re: Aussie Farmers: direct delivery service

we had a fortnightly delivery for preloaded vegies and fruit ... canned it about 2 months in. Produce was decent and reliable but range wasn't really what we wanted. always had loads of red onions, lebanese cucumbers and iceberg lettuce ... which we couldn't get through.
by shepherd
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Wedding Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 2304

Re: The Wedding Thread

We are using Bernard Morey - don't let the website put you off, he is a really nice guy who emanates calm and assurance: m We got our rings made at some place on Smith St - I can't quite remember the name - atelier? The lady there is really nice, and makes the rings on site. Congrats and good luck!...
by shepherd
Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: The Music
Topic: GORILLAZ!!
Replies: 51
Views: 1751

Re: GORILLAZ!!

I'm going this Thursday in Sydney. Is Mos Def on the tour still?
by shepherd
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 2628
Views: 147914

Re: The Travel Thread

lol at quick

I've been to SF 4x in the past 2 years and have never noticed the weed thing. Cali is generally big for weed though.
by shepherd
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

CIA I'm not saying I don't agree with the factors you outline ... but housing has been increasing price wise more than median salary for a long time ... personally I don't understand the logic but the reality is for most buying a house probably isn't a solely logical decision so logic plays a limite...
by shepherd
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

Houses are only worth what people are willing to pay ie, if you think the house is worth for example $500,000 because you paid $300,000 a few years ago but no one is willing to pay for it then you will loose money on your return that's the same with everything. stocks, forex, cars, consumer goods. ...
by shepherd
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

if Au was USA we'd have these bad boys

Image
by shepherd
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

GK - no disrespect to your sources, but people who predict wild property crashes are generally idiots who have no idea who have read some sort of doomsday novel and consider themselves to be experts on the intricacies of the global economy.

Ignore them. Australia is not America.
by shepherd
Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

GK there are places in Melb that are obtainable. One thing I'd say is 'buy an area you understand' ... which for me cancels out basically anywhere but Melbourne. Thing with property is people expect these crazy gains from it. If making serious money was easy, everyone would make serious money. If yo...
by shepherd
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Buying Property.
Replies: 155
Views: 8351

Re: Buying Property.

GK - i'm not an expert, but can speak from my experience. we bought a house in preston 3 years ago for about $460k ... right now estimates are it's probably worth around $650k maybe. Our plan is we hold onto it for ideally 10 years and hopefully see a 130% uplift over that time. Now we live in Sydne...
by shepherd
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First rave .....Clubbing experience ...
Replies: 140
Views: 8240

Re: First rave .....Clubbing experience ...

thread makes me feel old. which is probably how i should feel. first real rave/clubbing experience was in year 11 ... the school held a talent show and a bunch of raver chicks did a full melb shuffle dance demonstration to the school to the prodigy's voodoo people which was pretty out there from a p...
by shepherd
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pets
Replies: 1724
Views: 156855

Re: Pets

Does anyone on here have a King Charles? http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTG_gaHWbiSR0bKk5wr9OGTn__lfsu2s7UO0Is9fDO2WJWgHd8&t=1&usg=__jzWc14eFdXAwX-OhdJUClVgY7NU= aww we've got 2 - they're amazing http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs302.snc3/28692_396628816955_680291955_46...
by shepherd
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: The Music
Topic: November 26th = Krafty Kuts(UK), Adsorb(UK) + SOT(UK)
Replies: 77
Views: 2068

Re: November 26th = Krafty Kuts(UK), Adsorb(UK) + SOT(UK)

That krafty gig at room (side room) was off the chain. i remember the 2004 gig at Metro - it was massive. Then I think there was a Summadayze gig with A-Skillz (actually that might have also been 2004) plus 2 at QBH. All pretty fun. Not sure what Krafty is playing now but he's doing a thing at Chine...
by shepherd
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: The Music
Topic: Current music marketing methods - your opinions.
Replies: 202
Views: 3999

Re: Current music marketing methods - your opinions.

interesting thread. re street press ... the reality is ppl under 25 don't read it generally. If you want ppl over 25 at your events it's an okay medium but it skews older than most. I'm 32 and I find most ppl my age who grew up with street press still like it, however most people under 25 find it no...
by shepherd
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gripe thread
Replies: 32042
Views: 1047255

Re: Gripe thread

But what about negative gearing, we get the money back off tax anyways. The return on an investment property mainly comes from the increase in the value of the property rather than rental return surely? 10-20% increase a year you say... I say that's greedy, glad you're not my landlord. the return f...
by shepherd
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

deviant wrote:yes Jamesss, it's like being a DJ and the environment is the dance floor


heh 8)
by shepherd
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gripe thread
Replies: 32042
Views: 1047255

Re: Gripe thread

best thing to do is buy a property, rent it out to someone gullible and do the same thing to them. Only way to get justice imo. I reckon just depends on how greedy the landlord is and how much they listen to the agent. The agent who looks after our investment property was trying to get us to raise ...
by shepherd
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 2628
Views: 147914

Re: The Travel Thread

looking fwd to business trip to US in Sept - NYC/PHI/LAX/SFO - 16 days. 9 of those in NYC boom plus stays at the ACE in NYC, Roosevelt in LA and Intercontinental in SFO. Feet up!
by shepherd
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Melbourne Beats Stuff for Sale Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 116462

Re: Melbourne Beats Stuff for Sale Thread

Selling a bit of stuff due to relocation 3 seater couch - m - 5 years old, couch has been in spare room for 2.5 years without use 1 seat sofa - m - 4 years old, same as above Fridge - m - 5 years old All in good condition, all cash on pick up (located in Preston). Any questions shoot me an email she...
by shepherd
Sat May 08, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

about to head to (b)rickhouse too

thanks retzie!
by shepherd
Sat May 08, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

BU San Francisco. Only been here 7 hours but it's been a good 7 hours.

And another 7 days to go. So much to see.
by shepherd
Fri May 07, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

BU day of wine tasting in Napa Valley ... some seriously good Cab Sav here.
by shepherd
Mon May 03, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

BU California - amazing place. Santa Barbara, Pismo, San Luis Obispo - wow. Monterey and Big Sur next 2 days then Napa for 3 for lots of wiiine.
by shepherd
Mon May 03, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad
Replies: 163
Views: 8734

Re: iPad

retzie - not entirely sure but entered in my CC details and address and it wouldn't accept it ... can't enter a fake as then my cc billing address won't match and it probab;y won't work. am using for wifi now and it's magic ... really amazing device but probably a luxury more than a necessity for an...
by shepherd
Sat May 01, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad
Replies: 163
Views: 8734

Re: iPad

got a 3g one today ... nice device but can't access 3g over here without a US credit card :(
by shepherd
Sat May 01, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

BU Santa Barbara - this place is heaven and the hotel we're in (the Canary) is plush. Sitting on rooftop pool deck overlooking the ocean and the mountains, sunny ... don't wanna leave! Saw the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam on Wednesday... did the skywalk which is pretty intense (4,500ft in the air, gl...
by shepherd
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

Big up driving from LA to Vegas tomorrow in a convertible Mustang. Pumped!

4 nights in a nice room at the Wynn ain't too shabby either.
by shepherd
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

couple of pics http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_p16WCGozJno/S8wPzTi5eCI/AAAAAAAACQA/DS2ayAmE6tc/s400/Blog1102.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_p16WCGozJno/S8wRZjgqlJI/AAAAAAAACQ4/k4qt1TvEBNU/s400/Blog1094.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_p16WCGozJno/S8wQoIL9hFI/AAAAAAAACQQ/FPNmfLBxs_8/s400/Blog1100.jpg
by shepherd
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

big ups being a married man. wow - wedding was just amazing.

next BU - 4 weeks road trip in the US. Starts Thursday
by shepherd
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: The Music
Topic: 2010 Splendour in the Grass- siiick lineup and it's in QLD
Replies: 42
Views: 1424

Re: 2010 Splendour in the Grass- siiick lineup and it's in Q

i don't think it's that expensive ... $450 ... let's say you blow another $1-1.5k on getting there and food etc ... $1.5-2k ... for 3 days it's pretty good considering the entertainment.
by shepherd
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: The Music
Topic: 2010 Splendour in the Grass- siiick lineup and it's in QLD
Replies: 42
Views: 1424

Re: 2010 Splendour in the Grass- siiick lineup and it's in Q

it will sell out literally in seconds - regardless of price.
by shepherd
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: The Music
Topic: 2010 Splendour in the Grass- siiick lineup and it's in QLD
Replies: 42
Views: 1424

Re: 2010 Splendour in the Grass- siiick lineup and it's in Q

epic lineup but will probably see the bands i want to see at sideshows. too old
by shepherd
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: The Music
Topic: 4.5 Million Spotify Plays a month to earn minimum wage
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: 4.5 Million Spotify Plays a month to earn minimum wage

comparing apples with oranges ... makes for a nice pretty graphic but that's about it compares albums/ep revenue with individual track revenue would like to see the revenue of a radio track that is broadcast to say - 1m ears? also question the sources ... none of which are from the providers or the ...
by shepherd
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Camera
Replies: 676
Views: 73453

Re: Camera

after a 4 hour dramatic pause

the answer is yes.
by shepherd
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Camera
Replies: 676
Views: 73453

Re: Camera

JAMESSSS wrote:Have you considered a photo blog?


I think we both know the answer to that James ...
by shepherd
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SuperCoach 2010 > Melbourne Beats League
Replies: 111
Views: 3852

Re: SuperCoach 2010 > Melbourne Beats League

just under $400k increase for me ... took a bath on Waite and a few others.

Have $260k+ in the bank so working out if I bin Natanui and bring in the Sandilandman
by shepherd
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

Big Up getting married on Sunday
by shepherd
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Camera
Replies: 676
Views: 73453

Re: Camera

am slowly getting to Program mode ... currently taking lots of pics of the dogs to master the craft of photography. Feel at this point I am 50% there so should be at pro level by end of week.
by shepherd
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Camera
Replies: 676
Views: 73453

Re: Camera

got my D90 yesterday ... playing around with it ... amazed at the output so far and haven't really gotten past the auto mode!
by shepherd
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Over 30's Crowd.....
Replies: 248
Views: 12618

Re: The Over 30's Crowd.....

32 is the new 23

only downside of the 30's are the hangovers. the rest is good. more money. more life experience. more appreciation of the couch. still can function basically. young people don't respect you but you don't care anymore.
by shepherd
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 2628
Views: 147914

Re: The Travel Thread

we're going to paris in october with a stopover in dubai.

anyone have any dubai recommendations? 3-4 days there and looking for things to do, good accomm etc
by shepherd
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Home Internet
Replies: 211
Views: 10956

Re: Home Internet

i don't believe you need an active landline to effectively 'switch off' to get naked dsl ... i've had it for a year in preston and we didn't have a landline prior. iinet has been my ISP since 2006 and they've always been good. have never had to call customer service so can't comment on that. but 4 y...
by shepherd
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Big Up Thread
Replies: 29742
Views: 887126

Re: The Big Up Thread

wow congrats d ... must be an amazing time for you and the family. enjoy it :)