800 Dollar Cell Phone Or 800 Dollar Fish Tank?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Dave125g, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    In looking into a new tank. A 125 gallon with stand will cost me 800 bucks. That's what some people pay for there new cell phone. So I ask new tank or new phone?
     
  2. vikingkirken

    vikingkirken Well Known Member Member

    Go used or wait for Black Friday, that's my plan...

    But if I was gonna choose, tank totally wins. Fancy phones are overrated! And the tank will hold much of its resale should you ever tire of it, unlike the phone which would be worthless in a year or two.
     
  3. OP
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    Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    My son has the new Iphone, and aside from a slightly better camera there's nothing his 800 dollar phone can do that my 80 dollar phone can't .
     




  4. vikingkirken

    vikingkirken Well Known Member Member

    I think my phone (that I am on right now) was about $150 several years ago. And the plan I have is $12/month. It does everything I need it to do, except a bit more storage space would be nice. Why spend more... I just don't get it.

    A 125g tank on the other hand... So many possibilities!!
     
  5. OP
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    Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    I don't get it either . its like these kids that pay 500 bucks for a pair of sneakers that last 4 months . my 20 pair are still going strong after 2 years. Fish tank wins hands down in my book
     
  6. AngelTheGypsy

    AngelTheGypsy Fishlore VIP Member

    Is your phone broken? If not, definitely tank. If so, get the tank and a $50 dumb phone (actually I think the dumb phones cost more than smart phones anymore. You can get a cheap smartphone at Walmart for $40)
     
  7. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    Tank mate, i dont care about my phone its only for taking pics of my tanks anyway lol maybe even try something new like a marine set up thats what i did for my 3rd tank or maybe even a brackish im itching to do another set up with a figure 8 puffer i am already visualising haha
     
  8. oOBlueOo

    oOBlueOo Well Known Member Member

    Tank! I don't care for those expensive phones, anyway. Mine is a cheap boost mobile phone.
     
  9. Nanologist

    Nanologist Well Known Member Member

    How is this question even being asked!? lol

    Glad to see so many "correct" answers. You're all my type of peeps! ;)

    Only way I could agree with the phone is if you need it to install the Fishlore Forum app, but even then if you're fine using a browser then forget the new phone. =P
     
  10. bgclarke

    bgclarke Well Known Member Member

    I got a $900 CDN phone for $50 by getting a carrier subsidized phone (Samsung S7 Edge).
    More money for tanks
     
  11. OP
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    Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    If I asked this question on Instagram I wonder what answer I would get
     
  12. Nanologist

    Nanologist Well Known Member Member

    You'd get comments that make no sense and a headache... lol
     
  13. Books&Fish

    Books&Fish Well Known Member Member

    You can get far more entertainment and education and longevity from an $800 fish tank than you can with an $800 phone that's obsolete in 2 years. Cost-benefit analysis says fish tank all the way. Non-cost-benefit analysis says fish tank all the way. $800 on a phone is insanity (says the girl with $150 smartphone and Cricket service. I don't get this iPhone thing.)
     
  14. B

    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

    Fish tank! All of my phones have been hand-me-downs from my parents, but as long as a phone can take pictures and has a notes feature...it'll be fine for me. :D
     
  15. Culprit

    Culprit Fishlore VIP Member

    Fish tank all the way! I'm talking reef tank!
     
  16. bgclarke

    bgclarke Well Known Member Member

    Whenever I upgrade my phone, I get the previous years flagship or similar.
    Even though I seem to live on my phone, there is no way I can justify spending huge amounts of money on buying a phone outright.
     
  17. Nanologist

    Nanologist Well Known Member Member

    Yeah, for $800 you can really go all out!
     
  18. OP
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    Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    Yea baby. A 125 with all the trimmings
     
  19. A

    AlexandraC New Member Member

    Without a doubt, a fish tank!

    Mind you, I would probably need to buy a bigger house to fit it in, but would definitely still go for the tank.
     
  20. N

    NightShade Well Known Member Member

    Dude.... screw a new phone! Lol
     




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