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Old 01-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
If I'm learning something new then it's worth my time, practical or not. I will pay someone to do something that requires an inordinate amount of time or specialty tools though, but that doesn't mean I won't know what they're doing.
Originally Posted by kuksul08 View Post
It's sometimes hard to draw the line here. How much over the cost of paying someone are you willing to invest in tools to do the job yourself, especially if it's likely going to be a one-time deal?
To each his own. Some people just love to learn for its own sake. There are a lot of things I pay people to do now that I used to do myself, but (for example) when my son gets a little older I will stop paying other people and I will teach him to do them, so that he has the practical skills to decide whether he wants to do them himself during his adult lifetime.
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