hobbies really poison
buy starter got hooked will keep buying stuff to upgrade the starter or even buy new stuff to replace the starter...
When i first start fish keeping the basic 2ft tank, equipment, fish and chemicals cost abt $200 soon got hooked and spent a few more hundred on a planted tank
My appetite get bigger so move to monster tanks and spent at least 10k on the setup for Arowana, rtc, pacu, silver coin, luohan etc
over the years 5 digits on the fish hobby, starting managed to earn some money on breeding betta till new law appeared cannot sell pets without a license the mini business ended...
2 mtb and 1 road bike about 5k
2k for upgrades, accessories, and protective gears
over the years give and take 6k, did sell away the mtb and roadie left one at home.
Noob but i just keep buying equipment that looks cool.
Tents, inflatable mattresses, backpacks, cookware/stove, tools, headlamp, shoes, walking poles, water purifier($200+ only used once in Malaysia), foldable solar panel, insect repellent, foldable water bottles, and more random stuff
Most of it alr spoiled and the rest was all kept in a bugout bag
end up only using 50% of the stuff on my ubin camping trips, alone don't dare go overseas.
over the years spent abt 3k
Got older then stop lavish spending on hobbies, home only left 1 tank, 1 mtb, and 1 bugout bag.