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Is the last 20% worth it, or alternately, is the juice worth the squeeze?

CivicCanuck

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A theoretical question to everyone here on their take. If it would take more money and say 60% more effort to go 'all in' would you?

I will weigh in on this later, just want to hear from other people's perspectives. :D
 

Monk

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What are you referring to?
 

andre12dbsi

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I guess it depends on what's at stake. I handle some situations more conservatively than others. Me being north of 40 may have something to do with that answer.
 

Nix

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Always worth it to do it properly. Well if its something I'm into anyway. For example I hate washing the cars if I know I cant get a full detail, short of polishing, done in the time I have. Id rather put in the work and get to a full wax job and hit the tires and trim or just leave it dirty. I cant stand to half *** it.
 

Monk

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I'd say, I'm a do it right type person, and if it takes all my effort then so be it. Same goes with the money, which has to be taken into account before even starting.
 

Bulkybear

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I basically assess how much time I want to invest in the given situation and do the best I can with that time. For example, I like fixing computers (it is my job). If I need to spend 8 hours on a laptop to do it perfectly thats what ill do. I hate yard work. When my grass needs mowed ill spend a couple of hours on it and do the best I can but I wont spend all day on it. And as far as more money, to me its only money. If its worth it to me then ill do it. If not I wont.
 
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KennyGS

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It depends on the its value, and how everything else compares to it. Prioritization dictates what I do every day.

I usually have several opportunities. Some will get maximum attention, and others will get less.

I take my best guess and run with it.
 

NoMoreNissans

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It just doesnt make sense economically to take everything to 100% if theres diminished returns for the work/money you put in.

I'm not gonna buy a car for 30k, and then spend 15k to make it 30% better at the track. I'd need another 50% to justify that extra cost. But i'm poor and young, so I'm probably biased
 
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