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View Poll Results: Your priority purchases post lockdown?
Car/ Bike/ Scooter 28 5.25%
Electronic gadgets (TV, cellphone, laptop etc) 71 13.32%
Clothes, footwear etc 36 6.75%
Lifestyle products (Home Gym, etc) 19 3.56%
Household items (Refrigerator, Furniture, kitchen items etc) 64 12.01%
Others (please do mention) 74 13.88%
Not planning on buying anything 241 45.22%
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Old 30th April 2020, 15:27   #121
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With a 2 year old tyrannosaurus in the house,.................

4. Minimum ten hot wheels cars which I'll release in a staggered manner over the year. I've realized that they are the only ones which have life expectancy of more than 2 weeks under normal playing conditions.
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I concur. Have been using this strategy. Any time when the need for a new car arises, one will get released from the small collection.

I hate it when kids comes in and escapes with my hot wheels cars - showing their puppy faces. Wife brands me as a wicked self fish "kid". For her and my daughters its just a very small car with which dad plays while listening to conference calls/work calls. With lock down, my hot wheels are staying home finally - at least till the lock down is lifted!
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Old 30th April 2020, 15:40   #122
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For me :-

1)Solar panels - Power is a necessity when you work from home and your house is the last one in the distribution line.
2)Solar Charge controller - To linkup with the current UPS/Home Inverter
3)May be new high capacity UPS/Inverter + Batteries
4)Home Automation - Stuff from China - Sensors, electronic components and boards.
5)Bee hives - As a hobby to keep some bees. Less maintenance than dogs and fish. Don't want to cage a living being, but help them with shelter (and may be steal some honey as rent! )
6)New spark plugs, air filter and oil for my car - i do routine service after i saw the state of the air filter that was claimed to have been getting replaced at every alternate service!
7)A car with even number - May be - Who knows about how it will go with odd-even rules.
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Old 30th April 2020, 16:13   #123
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Depends on whats on sale with heavy discounts

Having said that I might try hard to contain my expenses as this lock down made me realize that my monthly expenses could look much slimmer unlike what it used to be so far.
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Old 30th April 2020, 16:30   #124
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Top priority: getting my sandals repaired by FNM. Distilled water for the UPS batteries.
Sanity restorer : Matar Karanji, Irani Veg Samosa & Bakharwadi
1st item: 1 ream A4 paper
2nd item: Ballpen refill
3rd item: New motherboard, cpu & memory for my computer.
Also need to complete the overhaul of my Grand Vitara rear suspension bushes.
Have pre-ordered an external DAC for my phone. Fingers crossed.
All expenses to be tamped down for a few months.

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Old 30th April 2020, 16:42   #125
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5)Bee hives - As a hobby to keep some bees. Less maintenance than dogs and fish. Don't want to cage a living being, but help them with shelter (and may be steal some honey as rent! )
What do you plan to name your pet? or rather pets?
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Old 30th April 2020, 16:57   #126
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I had plans to start my own venture starting April, but covid 19 deferred all plans.

Once the lockdown gets over, I will need to invest in machinery

(a) down draft paint booth
(b) two post lift
(c) two stage reciprocating compressor
(d) Hydraulic press
(e) CC cameras, DVR
and more

To conserve cash, I shall opt for refurbished machinery wherever possible..

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Old 30th April 2020, 17:07   #127
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In the 3rd day of lockdown, my TV just stopped working. It was the sole entertainment for my retired parents. I had made a temporary arrangement with a spare laptop and wifi but they are struggling with the small screen.

So the first thing after this lockdown is to check if can be repaired or to buy a new one.
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Old 30th April 2020, 17:57   #128
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My essential items post lockdown are:
i) Replacing the inverter battery- I am barely able to get by with recent refill of distilled water. But the battery is really due.
ii) Taking care of my Polo GT-calling up towing for repair and servicing
iii) Purchasing a larger fridge. The limitations are apparent in this lockdown phase.
Finally, if my conscience permits, I may continue and close the pursuit of a motorcycle.
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Old 30th April 2020, 19:33   #129
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Some of the important things I've planned:
- My iPhone X speakers have gone Kaput so would be repairing it ASAP
- Servicing of my XUV5OO
- Setting up a home office as the WFH will continue in near future
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Old 30th April 2020, 20:03   #130
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I am one of those, realising how less we need to live and most of my online purchases so far were just impulse buy.

Buying nothing as such. Though my car is 10 years old and was supposed to book a new one in Feb-Mar, but the situation changed and now I postponed the plan for some time (till next year may be), as even after lockdown is over, it won't be possible for long drives as hotel and tourist spots would not be open with full capacity. My current one sufficient for city drives.

I expected lot of us here would mention about dishwasher. But I guess the concept is not convincing for us or already have one. Or most of us did not need to take the pain to do dishes in lockdown or it became mundane after month of doing it . Using one for last 5 years, something everyone in cities should get, saves a lot of water, reduce dependency on maid.
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Old 30th April 2020, 20:40   #131
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Voted 'Others.' I'm gonna buy a few dozen crates of beer and stock-up for good. Everything else can wait

If the discounts are mouth watering, might get tempted to consider the car upgrade but the head is saying to hold off now since there are too many mentions about an upcoming recession
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Old 30th April 2020, 21:03   #132
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Voted for Other.

The first thing I am going to buy after the lock down ends, is a portable tyre inflator and a puncture repair kit. This lock down has tought me the importance of keeping all my assets operational at all times.

Two weeks ago, nearly after the same amount of time the car was last used, I noticed to my horror, that the FR tyre on my car was losing pressure. It was at half strength by the time I noticed. With everything closed, the thought of not having the car at my disposal for the essential supply runs just sent chills down my spine. By the end of last week pressure had dropped to undriveable levels. The spare has been pressed into service for now. But what if another one gives in?

So hasn't the thought of having this equipment never crossed my mind before? It absolutely has. I have researched a lot online but haven't been able to lock onto any brand/model since every one of them had widely varying customer reviews. So at this juncture, I'll summon the wisdom of the good folks on this forum, to suggest any brand/model they have used thoroughly and swear by. Much appreciate the help.
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Old 30th April 2020, 21:26   #133
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I need to buy lots of small things starting with
A comfortable office chair and a large monitor to connect my laptop.

Take my kids out shopping and car for a spa
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Old 30th April 2020, 21:53   #134
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No purchases planned, but I have decided to take apart some of the decorative greenery on the sides and behind my house, and also use some part of the terrace to grow veggies. This lockdown has been ok for the most part in North Bangalore. Day to day essentials have been available, though, strangely, is has been easier to buy chicken and eggs than fresh veggies. Waiting for a few more weeks till just before the rains arrive to start this project.
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Old 30th April 2020, 22:04   #135
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Mods, request to allow multiple choices in the votes. My list includes items and I guess it will be the same for many others.

Like a lot of people, I've also been preparing a list of items to purchase when the lockdown opens up. Some are immediate and some can wait maybe a few months. So here goes:

Small ones
Mobile screen guard
TV Remote (it is acting up)
Some charger cables as all the existing ones have gone bad

Big ones
Home Flour Mill (Aata chakki)
Laptop for home
Printer for home
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