“How can YOU afford THAT”??

“How can YOU afford THAT”??

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CaineIsCarter

Original Poster:

78 posts

10 months

Thursday 22nd February
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After chasing after a used Boxster for a few weeks, I’ve now bought a new 718 Cayman. I pick it up on March 1st.

I’m astonished at the response from colleagues and friends. Nobody has said anything complimentary; it’s all a variation on the same theme.

Like it’s anybody’s business...

The Selfish Gene

5,090 posts

146 months

Thursday 22nd February
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tell them to fck off - or simply don't tell them at all.

Or surround yourself with better people biggrin

CaineIsCarter

Original Poster:

78 posts

10 months

Thursday 22nd February
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That’s exactly how I’m feeling. It’s hard to change my colleagues, but I’m shocked at the reaction from some friends.

I have a pal in Dubai who has a stable of beautiful cars, and I’ve never felt anything but happiness for him. It would never in a million years occur to me to question anybody’s personal financial matters.

Some people just have no class.

alan718s

175 posts

35 months

Thursday 22nd February
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A banana , a bag , and a mask. oh and a bank nearby!

StevenRugg

89 posts

55 months

Thursday 22nd February
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I was quite nervous about talking about it when I first got my Cayman S last year... Still not mentioned it to anyone at work as it feels a bit embarrassing, and I didn't put anything on Facebook, etc. Naturally it slowly came out in conversation and I found most people at best seem quite disinterested, rather than overtly rude.

However the day after I got my GTS the neighbours were having some scaffolding put up. When I went out and got in the car one of the scaffolders shouted, "is that yours, or Daddy's?". So rude and patronising! I felt really awkward and just said "no, it's mine..." in a very unamused tone.
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TDT

1,060 posts

55 months

Thursday 22nd February
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As long as you're happy, not breaking any laws or causing anybody actual harm....carry on with your life.
People talk if you do, people talk if you don't .... so be happy - get out and drive the wheels off it!
Maybe you'll inspire them to upgrade their lives!

CaineIsCarter

Original Poster:

78 posts

10 months

Thursday 22nd February
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I’ve only told a couple of people at work so far, but after next Thursday it’ll be in the car park every day. I’m feeling apprehensive, and I should not have to.

First World problems and all that, but in this country, we do not like it when other people appear to be doing “better” than us.

pidsy

4,528 posts

93 months

Thursday 22nd February
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Just goes to show how many aholes there are in the world.

Enjoy what’s yours OP. fk everybody else.

The Selfish Gene

5,090 posts

146 months

Thursday 22nd February
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the facebook thing is right though.

My life was going reasonably well and I was enjoying FB etc. I got several haters, some privately emailing me, other people that I thought were mates.

I just cut them off FB, and then stopped posting really.

Moved to Insta - and literally it's nearly all complete strangers.......(don't use my real name)

It's much more pleasant!

The Selfish Gene

5,090 posts

146 months

Thursday 22nd February
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there is a noisy American..........Gary' Vandcher'jsakghaags' something that posts all over Social Media.

I quite like him - his basic premise is, ditch the losers that aren't supporting you and move on.

His rants get a bit samey - but have a look

paul789

1,568 posts

40 months

Thursday 22nd February
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Just say, 'I moonlight as a stuntcock, it pays well. If you need corroboration, ask mama and wifey'. Or, maybe don't.

CaineIsCarter

Original Poster:

78 posts

10 months

Thursday 22nd February
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I’m thinking of telling people I’m a meth dealer. I thought I’d share a few pics of the car with like-minded folk. Hope you like them; it makes me insanely happy, and this next week is going to take forever!

tcs0tm

176 posts

25 months

Thursday 22nd February
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I have only had positive comments , I did have one guy ask how I afforded it but I just said I buy my clothes on ASOS and don’t piss money up the wall I don’t think he was being a prick.

Oh and the security guard when I went to a customer meeting asked me who I thought I was ragging a car around the car park. I was doing 5mph tops.

I haven’t put it on facebook because I kind of feel like some would think it’s showing off even those I have recently come to the conclusion that Facebook is full of narcissism anyway.

Other people’s views are irrelevant as said above disconnect them from your life and daily thoughts and you’ll be much better off.

The Selfish Gene

5,090 posts

146 months

Thursday 22nd February
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beautiful colour - congrats to you - well earned I'm sure.

SkinnyPete

1,052 posts

85 months

Thursday 22nd February
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Too many positive and negative comments to remember, but just the other day I had an 8 year old school kid ask me as I got out of the car whether it was mine or rented. I was actually a little bit impressed.

ags11

350 posts

76 months

Thursday 22nd February
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Nice... Manual and sensible sized wheels- a driver's spec,enjoy.

marksx

3,281 posts

126 months

Thursday 22nd February
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CaineIsCarter said:
First World problems and all that, but in this country, we do not like it when other people appear to be doing “better” than us.
This is the crux. Anyone successful is looked down upon by many people less successful.

Marley71

26 posts

11 months

Thursday 22nd February
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Looks excellent. I have had no negativity, all positive, although I have just posted today on FB for the first time as I purchased Carcoon. See how that goes.

dbr84

12 posts

10 months

Thursday 22nd February
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Tell them to run all questions and complaints through your personal assistant ;-)

Caymanwhite

65 posts

66 months

Thursday 22nd February
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Feel for you. As many have said on here. Easier said than done, but ignore them!
Love the colour you've chosen.
Another angle on this is that to the uninformed they see a Porsche (any Porsche) as something beyond their reach. And for some that maybe the case. However Porsche represent exceedingly good value for money. Particularly from the depreciation angle and servicing costs.
The ignorance of those who don't do their homwork and buy a brand new "popular" car don't understand that they too could have a very good used Porsche and run it for half the cost of what they have just bought.
You carry on and enjoy your wise investment.