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In recent years, I've just liked having the ability to buy either A of B depending on what amount of coin of the realm I wanted to commit.

By keeping it thusly simple, I could take other monies I had or with which I had been entrusted and do whatever apparently smart or actually dumb things I wanted.

Once a number of years back I bought from a guy in England an old Alfa TZ that my wife positively hated and so I sold it to a guy who sent a truck from Texas to NY to pick it up for a profit of $6k. I took the $11K and used it to buy new kitchen cabinets. A year later I was in Houston and saw it in a dealer's showroom. When I got to the hotel, I called the dealer and was told I could own if for $425K. (He had fixed it p a bit.)

I really never liked the kitchen cabinets.

On the other hand, I like either A or B and am not tempted to trade them.

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