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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2001, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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How do you convince a spouse that auto parts....

I want to know if I am the only one here with a significant other that thinks I am insane for asking for "upgrade material" for the Jeep , in my stocking. Who wouldnt like a warn winch accessory bag, or a new set of KC daylighters, or a High lift jack mount....

So how do you convince them that these are GOOD gifts?

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Re: How do you convince a spouse that auto parts....

Go out and get stuck on a trail, without those nifty gadgets, and have her help dig you out. She'll get the message.

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I make it easy for everybody. I just ask for $$$ to help support my hobby. It's a lot easier than trying to explain that I want Ford hubs to go on my Waggie axle that is going on the CJ.

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I think if they ask you what you want. There asking you what you want lol. I think they should just get us all what we want Jeep parts or not!!!! Dammit i want Jeep parts.
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Re: How do you convince a spouse that auto parts....

Ummmmm, I thought that gifts are what you "want" and not eligable for scurtiny by your spouse (unless maybe it has to do with moral or ethical issues)

Tell her thats what you want & you'd enjoy it just as much as perfume, candles or whatever she wants in her stocking.

BTW - I wouldn't mind a set of daylighters in MY stocking either.

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Does she get what she wants for her passions and interests? My wife is very tolerant of my Jeep spending, but I make sure she get her share of things too. In fact, she gets more that her share and I am going to keep it that way. It takes less explaining why some of these things are necessary.

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Re: How do you convince a spouse that auto parts....

One thing that I learned was to ask for money, or go to Sears, get that registry thing, pick out all the tools that I wanted, and gave that list to everybody.
Thats one thing I have learned since getting married, that registry can let you get what you actually want.
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Re: How do you convince a spouse that auto parts....

You're not the only one, I'm getting lots of Jeep parts for christmas.

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Im getting a whole jeep....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Re: How do you convince a spouse that auto parts....

THe guys are right. I'm sure your jeepchick has her hobbies. As ridiculous as they might seem, or as much of a waste of hard earned cash you might think it is, you gotta give in. Example: I asked for a winch, she asks for a $100 bottle of perfume(Among other things). She's starting to drop hints that she wants her engagement ring upgraded....Wonder what I could get for that?

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