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shark tank 2/8/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by newsposter, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Yikes.. You must be LOADED. Get a washing machine.. even if you pay a local kid to do your wash for you, you'd probably be saving money.
     
  2. tiams

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    Wow, that is a lot of money just for laundry. I wish someone would pay me $100 bucks a month to wash their clothes.
     
  3. Grasshopper AZ

    Grasshopper AZ Active Member

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    I don't know- When you figure in the time alone to wash/dry/iron 20-30 shirts it doesn't sound so bad. I know when I am traveling I will gladly pay to have my laundry done rather than do it myself.
     
  4. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    The time the laundry is in the washer and dryer do not count because you aren't doing anything in that time. It takes 2 mins to put the laundry in the washer and turn it on and then another 2 mins to transfer them to the dryer. Figure 5 mins per shirt to iron. Whole thing less than 2 1/2 hours, so paying someone approx. $100 bucks is ridiculous. You have to be pretty lazy to pay that much for something you can do while watching TV.
     
  5. Jebberwocky!

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    it all depends, if I'm having issues paying my obligations the last thing I'm going to do is pay someone to do my laundry. If I'm flush with cash than I would have no issues paying someone to do my laundry.
     
  6. Grasshopper AZ

    Grasshopper AZ Active Member

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    That would depend on what you value your time at. At your #s all you would need to do is value your time at higher than $40 per hour. I know some people that would probaly value their time a lot higher than that. Hell, value my time higher than that. I also despise ironing. any of my dress shirts that have to be ironedget laundered at whatever Hilton family hotel Iam staying at that week. At home I have chosen a wardrobe that does not need ironing.
     
  7. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    I don't regularly wear anything that needs to be ironed.. problem solved.
     
  8. DavidTigerFan

    DavidTigerFan No, not Detroit. TCF Club

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    You guys are nuts. I'd gladly pay $100 a month to have my laundry if my wife didn't do it for me.
     
  9. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I'm not looking to save money if it meant that I had to wash and iron my shirts. I have a washing machine. It washes everything else. Do you wear dress shirts every day? It's not just the washing, but the ironing, starching, etc.

    It's not "for laundry." They're not washing my underwear. It's a dry cleaners.

    Really? I'm supposed to wash and iron and starch my own shirts? The only attorneys I know who don't take their shirts to a dry cleaners have their wives clean their shirts for them.


    I'm not sure if that was a dig at me or not.
     
  10. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    :rolleyes:
     
  11. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Really? Seriously?

    How odd.

    This board can be so weird in how people are judgmental about what other people spend money on and what is important to them.

    I doubt any of my "real life" peers launder their own dress shirts, and believe me, it's not because we're lazy. The rest of the world may have the day off, bu I'm in the office working, as I am on most Saturdays and many Sundays too.

    Paying to have my shirts laundered is worth it to me.

    Why does that bother you? :confused:
     
  12. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Seems pretty clear that tiams has a blood feud with a dry cleaner, regardless of whether they actually do any dry cleaning.
     
  13. Adam1115

    Adam1115 20,000!!! TCF Club

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    If I had to where dress shirts every day, I'd gladly pay to have them laundered. Even if you do it yourself, it never looks as good as a professionally pressed shirt.
     
  14. Hank

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    In addition, there's a HUGE difference between a shirt laundered at home and ironed with an iron can the same shirt laundered and PRESSED at a dry cleaner/laundry.

    Sure, I can wash and iron my own shirts, but it sure looks like it too. There's nothing better (in business) that showing up in a bright white, pressed shirt. You can always tell the guys that have their wives doing it at home.

    If I needed 30 shirts per week, damn right I'd be paying ~$1.25 per shirt.
     
  15. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    I'm sure glad that I can wear T-shirts and shorts to work… and walk around barefoot.
     
  16. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Month. :)
     
  17. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    there's another component here sorta relevant to the shirt thing. there are other things in life that you dont want people doing for you even if you could afford it or it was even cheaper to 'farm out'

    i doubt it's whats going on in this thread but it's another POV regarding work etc in general.

    edit: i thought of an example...even if it was cheaper to let someone else change my oil id never let anyone do it. i like to get under the car and see what is up with everything, especially since installing my new engine last year. and it's good i do! here one new oil line is leaking so i need to fix it. it's not even enough to drip on the floor but by getting under, i saw it.
     
  18. Supfreak26

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    I gladly pay someone to change my oil. I hate working on cars and the $10 I would save is just not worth it.
     
  19. tiams

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    Would you change your own oil if it cost $1,200 per year to have someone else do it? Cause thats the only way you can compare paying someone else to change your oil to paying someone else $100 per month to iron your shirts.

    You can iron while you watch TV for gods sake.
     
  20. Satchel

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    Eh, I buy my dress shirts from Lands End. They have a No Iron style that I really like. If you take the time to hang them when they're dry but before they have a chance to sit in the dryer, they really don't need ironing...ever.
    I figured that would wear off after a year, but no. I wear the collars thin after a year, but they still don't need ironing. Granted they are $60 shirts.
     

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