What have you bought using your a'ping pot?
Main thing I've spent some of my advantage playing profits on in the 3 and a half years I've been at it is a 12k deposit on a house i bought with my missus just before Xmas this year. Massive thing for us as she was on maternity leave at the time and with our 6 month old baby it was always going to be very difficult to get our own place. Managed to though but it wouldn't have been possible if I wasn't doing this.
Other bits and bobs I've bought are things such as a tv about a year and a half ago for £500 and a couple of Wharfedale front speakers for my cinema set up as well as a centre speaker and an amp to compliment it. Spent about £1,500 on all that.
I also paid £420 for a full Spiderbox satellite set up so now I can watch as much football as I want. Practically every Premiership match and every Liverpool match (big Liverpool fan here!) as I don't get to many games now what with work at weekends and the little one. One of my best ever buys in February this year that. Better than I ever thought it would be and thoroughly recommend anyone in to football to get something similar. Bombing Sky gave me great satisfaction too!
I've loved watching my balance grow over time. Was gutted to see 12k of my float go late last year but I knew it was on something that was a very good investment for both me and my family. I'm currently playing with around 7k float currently so I've managed to bulk the bankroll up reasonably well especially considering I took a break from this game for 5 months when we moved in to our new gaff. Made around 21k from this game now. If someone had told me at the start I would make that much in the time I have I would have said they were mad!
My advice would be to leave your float alone as much as you can but treat yourself/your family to something every once in a while.
Anyone else spent their profits on anything good over time? Perhaps some people use a percentage of their monthly profits to pay bills/mortgages etc?
Holidays plenty (Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican, Mexico, India, Kenya, Tunisia and many European city breaks. Plus geting me through the month on shit wages without going in the red. I love match betting.
Up until very recently I have spent only sports betting profits on laptops for betting , no doubt when i read what everyone else is buying I will spend loads now ! Profits from betting over the years are generally all still there apart from Iphone and a couple of recent purchases of windsurfing gear and mountain bike.
Looking forward to reading what others buy , i can never think about what to buy myself .
Edit - Im already googling this spiderbox thing if its free sky sports it could be added to my list very quickly !
PM for details if required. More than happy to help.
Originally Posted by LFC81Eoin
Just getting me through university in addition to my minimum wage job over summers! Just came to the end of the degree now, and I am only 'just' in the overdraft! A big portion of the winnings ended up paying for my car and insurance, and without AP I would have had to sell it, and possibly work/borrow more! So its set me up very well to move into a 'proper' job (perhaps with a bit of AP on the side where poss...)
Nothing really, am reinvesting it to try and build savings for future (horribly boring entry I know )
Amongst other things:
Samsung series 4 42" Plasma
B&W 685 speakers
Samsung Galaxy S2 Mobile Phone
Several high end replica watches around £300 each
32GB ipod touch 5th Gen
Dell Inspiron N5010
I love my gadgets and buying things is my reward for being so focussed and sticking diligently to the job at hand without straying, bar the occasional £10 on my favourite slot, Gonzo's Quest.
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Just got me through first year university quite easily, so glad I stumbled across it last summer (after looking for betting tips on the world cup lol). Still gutted that I didn't find this all earlier as I feel I missed the hay days, seems to slowed this year.
Anyway beats working in retail all week by a mile. Just recently put away 2k of my profits for a car (just over half). Feeling is, after working at this for so long I don't want to spend it lol. Hopefully this soliciting job next month replenishes my float to take full advantage of the football season unlike last year where I rushed, made so many mistakes and didn't get going till October!
maybe not summat to own up to on a public forum!!!
Originally Posted by deaselnicks
Rent, gas, electricity, council tax, water, phone line, broadband connection, mobile phone, mobile broadband, food, petrol, furniture.
Less boring stuff:
Just bought a car with my OH . 42" 1080p telly 3 years ago - fab stuff Holidays, to visit family in the States and an all inc to Kos, Greece. Laptop (let's face it, for matched betting!), 25" monitor (same).
Other than boring stuff, I do try and keep the bankroll growing. It's been an expensive year this year, furnishing an empty house, moving fees, high rent (North/South thing! ) new car (old rustbucket needed replacing).
Hopefully now it can grow exponentially again whilst paying the bills
I´m still building up my float, just got up to 2k, so no big purchases here yet. Only some new sunglasses and some nice shoes for OH.
I´m going to start on AUS books now, when I´m through and have made more $$ i´m going to go for a nice holiday with OH.