What's the craziest thing you bought online while browsing an unrelated topic?

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  1. Firebro17

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    #1 Firebro17, Aug 30, 2014
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    Have you ever made a crazy internet purchase while browsing a completely unrelated thread or posting; prompted by a pop-up, link or another member's suggestion? I know I have and I'm certain you probably have too. So don't be shy and post 'em up here!

    For starters, I was looking to buy myself a vintage BMW motorcycle (R75, R90, etc.) a few years back. I somehow wound up buying a Z3M Roadster instead... After all, it had two seats and I guess it's all I'd been looking for in the first place. I later found out my wife would'a never climbed on the back anyhow.
     
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    This could go south very quick! :D

    Nice BMW though.
     
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    I was looking for a t-shirt and ended up with a Russian bride.

    The next day and I found a nice wealthy woman from Nigeria that needed my help when her husband died and left the family fortune to her. All I had to do was pay a few "legal fees" and I receive a ton of money from her. :lol:

    I passed on that deal and paid my car insurance instead. :Thumbsup:
     
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    I'm a tightwad, I don't buy things on impulse.
     
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    I have bought stupid stuff like t-shirts when I was looking for car or bike parts. Once I was channel surfing I bought a cheep radar detector off QVC. Oh the shame yes I stopped on QVC and even worse I bought something. :(
     
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    Do shoes count??? :D
     
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    Of course they do Stefanie!
     
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    I just remembered, I once bought myself a designer crocodile bag while shopping for a gift for someone else...sigh. :eek6:

    I need a red leather bag to match my MINI...
     
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    Yes you do! And while your shopping for the bag perhaps you could get accidentally buy a 15% pulley, cold air intake and a good exhaust! :D
     
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    An "accidental" exhaust purchase had already been "planned"....:D
     
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    Believe it of not...the Mini I rally now. Bid for it, won and had no money to buy it! the rest is history!
     
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    Not sure this counts But, since I started this I can approve it, I bought a 1970 Cooper S while shopping for new brake parts for my '64 Cooper...
     
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    That is not crazy. In fact it makes perfect sense to me. :Thumbsup:
     
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    #14 Firebro17, Sep 2, 2014
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    Well and so here I did it again... I was cruisin' the eBay, for God knows what, I think I was look'n for a putter grip for my Ping Anser.. Anyway, I wound up buying a Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport Beach, a classic Ping JB5 and a new exhaust pipe for my Bonanza mini bike. Geez my wife's gonna be pissed! :frown2:

    Oh and I bought the Ping Man blackout grip too.....

    And I forgot to add, I also had to have the Scotty pivot divot tool too. Yes, I bought that as well. :rolleyes5:

    I'm done... for now... Really, I am!
     

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