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    So the short of it is, I'm getting a check at the end of my contract in September for travelling to Fort Mac. Should be around $5000. This is essentially free money, too, as it's ~5 times more than it costs me to get here.
    I want to splurge on a new (used) toy with it. Never done something like this, and I don't care that I'll be unemployed when I get it. It's toy money.

    Problem: Not sure what to get.
    Been looking at some 4x4 quads.
    Always wanted an old car (pre '72).
    Looking at some older, acreage-type tractors.
    Comtemplating another old truck (to go with the farm truck).
    Looking at Argo's (this is the front runner right now).

    I don't really want something that is useful in some aspect.

    Question is, what?
    Any suggestions/info?
    Thanks.

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    Argos' are a pain in the a$$. The cost S*** loads to fix when they break.
    I also vote old car. Yes these cost lots of $ to fix up too but the more you put into these the more valuable they become in most cases. If you really have a hard time finding something to do with the $ just send it to me for safe keeping

    Lets see I could invest it for you!

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    Invest the money make the money make you more. Cars and toys are a waist of time and $$. At the very least put the money in a TFSA and make tax free interest.
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    Argos are neat, but slow, horrible ride, hard to find parts for, and expensive to fix. Buy a quad on tracks. Or buy a muscle car, at least you shouldn't lose money on that if you take care of it or fix it up right.

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    Yeah, I decided that this money was going to go into the economy somehow when I signed the first contract.

    Argo would be nice, something to go get ducks in the slough with if I make it out hunting this fall as I don't have a dog that will retrieve.
    Always wanted some sort of muscle car. Hard part is finding something in the right price range. Real tempted on a gmc 3/4 ton, 2wd with a 454 though, but I already have a very similar farm truck.
    I'd love to have something on tracks, it's just hard finding something in the price range again.
    Oh well, not getting much of a summer anyhow.
    The search continues....

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    I'd skip the argo unless you've driven in one a fair bit and really love them. The idea is neat, but they really aren't very maneuverable on water, and trying to get close enough to a bird to retrieve it would be a nightmare. Also, you're a prairie boy, and have no business being out on anything larger than a parking-lot puddle without an East or West Coast spotter. Give your head a shake

    Muscle truck. Early to mid 70s half-ton. 350, 383, 454, 400 small block, something like that. 2wd, lower the front a bit. Flat black, dog-dish wheels with red lips. Badass.

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    Thanks Mike. Forgot I need the spotter in water above my ankles. Not sure I'll be making it out for duck this year anyhow without a retrieval system, probably just go for grouse. Not sure about deer this year either, my bro-in-law (only current hunting partner in AB) is shipping to Borden, then Chilliwack for a year or so.

    Still haven't found the right toy. Still thinking on a quad, truck, car, tractor.......

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