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  1. #1
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    PSA.Earthroamer the ultime skiers fortress now affordable at least to the lawyers

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    2006 Earthroamer 64000miles

    only $80000

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...WAX%3AIT#v4-32
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    That thing's cool. But there is a gross public misperception regarding what most lawyers make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiski View Post
    That thing's cool. But there is a gross public misperception regarding what most lawyers make.
    Well stated

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    Oh cool. A lawyer pity party.

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    80000/500 = 160 billable hours (90 hours of actual work)=2 weeks
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    Sweet set up. What is the circular area in the back with what appears to be a hitch in the middle of it used for?
    Silent....but shredly.

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    It is for a centrifugal nuclear reactor, duh.
    Talk about off the grid.
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moeghoul View Post
    Sweet set up. What is the circular area in the back with what appears to be a hitch in the middle of it used for?
    fold out hot tub

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    For the avg price of a Sportsmobile I predict that thing doesn't last long at that price. The circular well in the back is the spare tire mount...I'm guessing the spare went missing as part of the theft that resulted in the salvage title.

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    Boo-hoo, lawyers are only the third highest paid non-doctor/dentist or CEO job in the country.

    1. Surgeons, $206,770
    2. Anesthesiologists, $197,570
    3. Orthodontists, $194,930
    4. OB GYNs, $192,780
    5. Oral Surgeons, $190,420
    6. Internists $176,740
    7. Prosthodontists $169,810
    8. Physicians, Other Doctors $165,00
    9. General Practitioner Doctors, $161,490
    10. CEOs, $160,440
    11. Dentists, General $154,270
    12. Psychiatrists $154,050
    13. Pediatricians $153,370
    14. Dentists, Specialists$142,070
    15. Podiatrists $125,760
    16. Lawyers $124,750
    17. Natural Science Managers $123,140
    18. Engineering Managers $120,580
    19. Pilots $119,750
    20. Petroleum Engineers $119,140

    Bureau of Labor Statistics data for 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon gaper View Post
    80000/500 = 160 billable hours (90 hours of actual work)=2 weeks
    Sorry jon, I dont' agree with your math. You mixed pre and post tax numbers and I don't think 56% productivity (90/160) is right.

    (80,000/(1-.45))/500 = 291 billable hours.

    Assume 80% utilization, so billing 8 out of every 10 hours worked. 290/.80 = 364 hours.

    Assume 60 hour workweek = 6 weeks of work if you don't buy food, pay rent, pay for gas, electricity in your cardboard box, blah blah blah.


    Or you can do it this way:

    assume well paid lawyers make 250,000 pre tax. That's 250,000(1-.45) = 137,500 after tax. 80/137.5 = 60% = 7.2 months to pay for this thing.

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    I have never really understood the value/ appeal of these things. The fit and finish looks good, but it seems to me a badass f-350 and a top of the line cabover does the same thing at half the price. Having it all in one piece probably helps with the off road capacity, but you could always go with a four wheel camper or other pop up. Cool, but not a good value from what I can tell.
    Sportsmobiles are the same story. Usually way overpriced. I waited 10 years to finally get one for what I thought it was worth. Of course, when it's time to sell it is definitely worth top dollar.

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    I just can't let this one go.

    I'll take a HMMWV and a tent any day of the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboLT View Post
    I just can't let this one go.

    I'll take a HMMWV and a tent any day of the week.
    I'll take a hummer in the tent instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stikki View Post
    Boo-hoo, lawyers are only the third highest paid non-doctor/dentist or CEO job in the country.

    1. Surgeons, $206,770
    2. Anesthesiologists, $197,570
    3. Orthodontists, $194,930
    4. OB GYNs, $192,780
    5. Oral Surgeons, $190,420
    6. Internists $176,740
    7. Prosthodontists $169,810
    8. Physicians, Other Doctors $165,00
    9. General Practitioner Doctors, $161,490
    10. CEOs, $160,440
    11. Dentists, General $154,270
    12. Psychiatrists $154,050
    13. Pediatricians $153,370
    14. Dentists, Specialists$142,070
    15. Podiatrists $125,760
    16. Lawyers $124,750
    17. Natural Science Managers $123,140
    18. Engineering Managers $120,580
    19. Pilots $119,750
    20. Petroleum Engineers $119,140

    Bureau of Labor Statistics data for 2009
    That "pilots" number is scewed waaaay outta proportion. They must not have taken Regional pilot's pay into consideration when coming up this those numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeypunch View Post
    That "pilots" number is scewed waaaay outta proportion. They must not have taken Regional pilot's pay into consideration when coming up this those numbers.
    The pilots number is probably skewed by the most senior pilots who fly big planes in internation trips.

    The lawyer number is definitely skewed by the partners at big firms in NY, DC, LA and a few other cities. There are a sizeable number of them and they make close to a million or more per year. But the vast majority don't make anywhere near that much.

    I'm a lawyer. I'm not claiming poverty or anything, but I work pretty hard in a lot of difficult situations and don't make that much. It's a fine living, but I don't think lawyers should be cited as the proverbial rich guys who can afford anything that suits their fancy.

    Anyway, if you look at the avg lawyer salary in that chart (which I think is skewed high), the number is $124k before taxes. So, the avg makes about $75k after taxes. That does not get one the earthroamer, unfortunately.

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    this thing is freakin sick, somebody pony up and buy this thing.

    To the Thingmajigger!

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    I'm out . . . no auto pilot!



    But will take the blowjob to go!
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    On the lawyer subject

    I wear crocs for the style, not the comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiski View Post
    I'm a lawyer. I'm not claiming poverty or anything, but I work pretty hard in a lot of difficult situations and don't make that much. It's a fine living, but I don't think lawyers should be cited as the proverbial rich guys who can afford anything that suits their fancy.

    Anyway, if you look at the avg lawyer salary in that chart (which I think is skewed high), the number is $124k before taxes. So, the avg makes about $75k after taxes. That does not get one the earthroamer, unfortunately.
    If you're paying 50k in income and payroll taxes on 124k AGI, I'm guessing that tax law isn't your area of expertise ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moeghoul View Post
    Sweet set up. What is the circular area in the back with what appears to be a hitch in the middle of it used for?
    $80k and the spare tire isn't even included. what a rip.

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    Words cannot describe the awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirshredalot View Post
    If you're paying 50k in income and payroll taxes on 124k AGI, I'm guessing that tax law isn't your area of expertise ...
    Actually, math isn't my area of expertise. That's why I went to lawschool. (And no, I don't do tax law either). Someone making $124k would bring home what, $88k or so per year? Still doesn't get the earthroamer, unless you live in it. That gives me an idea . . .


    And holy shit, those numbers on the obscene amounts made by partners at big firms have me questioning my decision to choose a career path that actually gives me a life. That's a lot of cabbage. Those fuckers certainly could afford an earthroamer.

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    My buddy killed himself to make partner and never did. Bummer.

    I'm surprised no banking jobs were listed in the top 20.

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    All the bankers get paid in stock options, bonus's and as capital gains that's why they're not number 1 they hide that shit as much as they can.

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