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Hello there,


A young man (20) here, wondering what a few you you experienced guys do to afford your theater. The career path you chose, etc. Any milionaires here? Six figures?


I recenty graduated from a Fire Academy and I am looking into joining the local Fire Department. A good 20 days a month off leaves me ime to run a business on the side, what do you guys think?
 

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In 2006 traded in '05 Mustang (Alloy package, premium sound, etc... oh the memories) for a 2001 Crown Vic. Saved the payment.


From this forum learned as much as I could. When build time came I knew what I wanted, pretty much knew how much it would cost, and knew where to cut a corner if I had too. Theater build was March to Sept 08.
 

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Yes, I did start that, five years ago.


Common sense says there may be different people that have signed up with AVS Forum since then, with different experiences, and people that have posted before might be able to hit me with some information from a different perspective. Gathering information at different times and from different sources is smart. However common sense seems to be lacking here.


The fact that you would actually take the time to reply to something to make a two word comment is quite laughable. You must be bored.


186 answers is great, one more can be the one that makes a difference. But hey, at least you have proved you can count up to 186.
 

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Originally Posted by Zeek /forum/post/15518540


Hello there,


A young man (20) here, wondering what a few you you experienced guys do to afford your theater. The career path you chose, etc. Any milionaires here? Six figures?


I recenty graduated from a Fire Academy and I am looking into joining the local Fire Department. A good 20 days a month off leaves me ime to run a business on the side, what do you guys think?

If I ask a question of people I respect the time and effort given to answer the question. By repeating this topic it shows a lack of respect for those who have answered the question when first asked AND it reflects a lack of seriousness on your part for wanting a "real" answer.


Sorry for being so blunt and tough on you....but maybe a "real" lesson can be found in your posting this question.


Ron


PS (since you posted your comments right before my response): It would have been best to bump the existing thread and add the statement above...at least it would have shown that you may have actually read what had been written.
 

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Actually The last thing I did for money was a little work at the beach:


No wonder you sent me all those PMs from the beach!
 

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If I ask a question of people I respect the time and effort given to answer the question. By repeating this topic it shows a lack of respect for those who have answered the question when first asked AND it reflects a lack of seriousness on your part for wanting a "real" answer.


Sorry for being so blunt and tough on you....but maybe a "real" lesson can be found in your posting this question.


Ron


PS: It would have been best to bump the existing thread and add the statement above...at least it would have shown that you may have actually read what had been written.

By repeating the topic in YOUR opinion, it shows a lack of respect. Perhaps I am starting a new thread for the sake of clarity. If you actually go and read the old thread, you will note that I thanked everyone there and printed out their responses.


I think asking a question again five years later is smart, I would understand if I made a new thread a few months later, but that was five years ago. How often to bumped threads start up again?


The smart thing to do would have been to "take a chill pill" and let a small issue slide, instead of being so anal it start a foolish argument over a simple question. It's not a moral issue man, I don't think anyone would go back to a five year old post and feel disrespected because the question was asked again. Elder people respect young men asking for advice a lot, you would notice that if you would go back and read the old thread. I'm done here.


Feel free to flame :)
 

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Yes, I did start that, five years ago.


But hey, at least you have proved you can count up to 186.

Actually is was started in Feb of 2006 soon it will be three years


Actually no manual counting is involved you click on the last post and the Vbulletin software has done all the counting automatically.


I don't think any of us would have objected to a thread that said:


"three years ago I asked this question. But now as a result of my recent completion of the Fire Academy I am once again pondering my future and wonder if there are any new perspectives on how someone in my position can maximize their income potential."


then a link to the old thread.


Acting like it is a new question is just irritating to those of us who took the time to answer the question back then.
 

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Zeek,


You need to learn how to maximise your cashflow - generally two ways:

(1) Earn more

(2) Spend less


The earning more thing can and does take time. The spend less thing can happen overnight, it depends how bad you want it.


Its taken me 10 years to be in a position to build a house with a theatre (move in, in 3 months, then the real build starts



You can spend less by living in a cheaper area. I live in one of the most expensive cities on the planet (not by choice), so its harder for me. If you can live in a cheaper place (that doesn't mean a hole), you can afford a better, larger house to put a theatre in. To do this you need a job you can do anywhere (this is my problem).


The real money to be made is in your own business, but this is a topic I could talk all day about and its not just being able to manage, sell, count or process something. You need to be able to do it all and do it well - that's why many bad businesses are falling over at the moment. The strong ones will survive and be better for it.


Cant you buy a house in the US for like 2 bucks atm? get a house that you can put a theatre in and take it from there. Again its about priorities (dont smoke, blow money on booze and flashy holiday's, eating out....really how bad do you want it?)


Good luck!
 

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What a weird thread...and to think it's the second one of its kind. How much do you make, what do you do for a living; if I had wanted to be polled like this, I would have gone to the mall.



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Come on guys, give him what he wants.


I go door to door selling roadkill. It's vey lucrative in the south, especially when it's not hunting season. I've earned enough to get this viewmaster home theater:




 
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