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    Inheritance

    All this talk about buying a watch to leave your kids.
    Would you personally rather inherit say $5,000 and told to buy a watch with that or would you rather get a watch that your dad/mom whomever used to wear worth $5,000?
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    Re: Inheritance

    I think this is the difference between giving someone a gift card for their birthday vs giving them a gift to which they'll have a more sentimental attachment. Sure, with a gift card, they can pick out whatever they want, but they won't have the same connection.
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    Re: Inheritance

    Quote Originally Posted by jester0723 View Post
    I think this is the difference between giving someone a gift card for their birthday vs giving them a gift to which they'll have a more sentimental attachment. Sure, with a gift card, they can pick out whatever they want, but they won't have the same connection.
    I'm super practical. I prefer cash. I bought my gf a stack of memory cards for her birthday. She was chuffed.
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    In a perfect world, I'd rather they take me watch shopping before they passed.

    When my grandfather passed, I got some funds and a Timex. A fair chunk went into the grandkids' college funds, which will go a lot further in the long run. And the 1980's Timex will still be ticking at the kids' graduations.

    That's just my 2 cents.
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    Re: Inheritance

    Quote Originally Posted by odd_and_vintage_fan View Post
    In a perfect world, I'd rather they take me watch shopping before they passed.

    When my grandfather passed, I got some funds and a Timex. A fair chunk went into the grandkids' college funds, which will go a lot further in the long run. And the 1980's Timex will still be ticking at the kids' graduations.

    That's just my 2 cents.
    in that perfect world, they'll also tell you the budget and not blanch if a watch costs more than $500
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    Re: Inheritance

    Quote Originally Posted by chuasam View Post
    in that perfect world, they'll also tell you the budget and not blanch if a watch costs more than $500
    He would have had me spend it on an exercise bike. I was getting heavy and he told my wife as much. Back down to the better end of my belt these days after getting one, so point to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odd_and_vintage_fan View Post
    He would have had me spend it on an exercise bike. I was getting heavy and he told my wife as much. Back down to the better end of my belt these days after getting one, so point to him.
    Never fancied exercise bikes. I dance LindyHop 3 to 4 days a week. And it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.

    My question is because I might be facing the question soon of whether buying a watch to remember a person is a great way to spend money.
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    Re: Inheritance

    I think I would prefer the money. My decision may be influenced by the fact that I know I will inherit a $60 Timex from my dad.
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    Re: Inheritance

    If I liked the watch and it has sentimental value I'd take the watch; $5,000 dollars cash isn't going to change my life much.
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    Re: Inheritance

    Gosh, that's a tough choice and highly depends on the parties involved.

    For instance, in going through things we discovered a cash gift that my grandmother had meant for me that wasn't delivered. She'd wanted me to have some fun and my father said that's too much for a 16 year old, so he hid it. When found, the gift bought me the Bulova Moonwatch when it was just released. She would have wanted it that way, as she would buy herself nice things because, "I'm worth it."

    I had no problem spending money from her on myself, but as far as I can recall everything from my grandfather went towards very practical purposes to help my young family.

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