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  • An expensive “Hobby”

    Can this be anywhere near the truth or just another load of “twaddle”?


    Top ten most expensive hobbies

    Hobby Average cost per year
    Photography £4,596.16
    Scuba diving £3,925.54
    Rock climbing £3,714.10
    Skiing £3,660.90
    Piano £3,529.61
    Cello £3,006.92
    Djing/mixing £2,914.68
    Martial arts £2,911.30
    Clarinet £2,460.80
    Horseriding £2,433.70

    https://www.ephotozine.com/article/p...ve-hobby-20153
    Graham

    We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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    Re: An expensive “Hobby”

    The costs for photography must include a start up cost I reckon.

    If all of the other hobbies included the same, I doubt photography would be anywhere near the most costly.
    Mark Johnson

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    • #3
      Re: An expensive “Hobby”

      No mention of football....I reckon the cost of a Premier League club season ticket plus travel to away matches would put it right at the top of the list and then there are all the International matches.....
      John

      "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there — even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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      • #4
        Re: An expensive “Hobby”

        No mention of Golf or Fishing/Angling.
        I've known people who spend a fortune on equipment, always after the next best thing to 'improve' themselves. And then they have sky high golf club fees and angling permits of various kinds, ie. day waters, water board licence, club fees etc.

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        • #5
          Re: An expensive “Hobby”

          Try flying...….or gliding...…….
          Mark Johnson

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          • #6
            Re: An expensive “Hobby”

            So, we’re all agreed that it’s twaddle!

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            • #7
              Re: An expensive “Hobby”

              .... photography is the most expensive hobby to maintain, if you want to become a pro.
              That qualifies it a bit! As for football, that's not a hobby, it's a religion
              Regards
              Richard

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              • #8
                Re: An expensive “Hobby”

                Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                Can this be anywhere near the truth or just another load of “twaddle”?


                Top ten most expensive hobbies

                Hobby Average cost per year
                Photography £4,596.16
                Scuba diving £3,925.54
                Rock climbing £3,714.10
                Skiing £3,660.90
                Piano £3,529.61
                Cello £3,006.92
                Djing/mixing £2,914.68
                Martial arts £2,911.30
                Clarinet £2,460.80
                Horseriding £2,433.70

                https://www.ephotozine.com/article/p...ve-hobby-20153

                Where do they get those figures from?

                Are these the same people who fabricate, sorry, calculate the cost of capital projects in this country?

                Photography is only expensive if you buy equipment all the time and most of us don't.

                I really don't get why playing the piano should be so expensive either. Once you have the instrument it only needs tuning once a year at a cost of about £50 - £75 and should last for at least 50 years if looked after.

                As in business accounts, capital costs and the value of fixed assets should be written down over the reasonable service life of the asset, and at no more than the 18% per annum currently allowed by HMRC.

                I am also surprised that horse riding costs so little. Assuming the rider purchases a horse, as they would a camera, they would need to stump up the costs of stabling, renting a field or paddock, insurance and feed. Then there are the Vets bills which can be astronomic!
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                • #9
                  Re: An expensive “Hobby”

                  Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
                  Try flying...….or gliding...…….
                  Or sailing for that matter Mark!

                  'Like standing under a cost shower tearing up £50 notes'.
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                  Naughty Nigel


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                  • #10
                    Re: An expensive “Hobby”

                    Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post

                    'Like standing under a cost shower tearing up £50 notes'.
                    A ‘cost shower’.

                    I see what you did there!

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                    • #11
                      Re: An expensive “Hobby”

                      cost as in cold...………...

                      As my sailing costs are still (if in luck) are well below £4500, but on the South Coast that could be challenging...…….
                      Mark Johnson

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                      • #12
                        Re: An expensive “Hobby”

                        I'd put in a bid (bids?) for both Hi-Fi (remember that?) and record collecting. I have spent considerably more than anything on that list on both of these.

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                        • #13
                          Re: An expensive “Hobby”

                          One of my hobbies is restoring vintage mopeds it makes photography seem cheap! And that's before running costs are added.

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                          Ed

                          What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?

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                          • #14
                            Re: An expensive “Hobby”

                            Marriage tops the lot in my book!
                            sigpicDave

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                            • #15
                              Re: An expensive “Hobby”

                              Originally posted by sapper View Post
                              Marriage tops the lot in my book!
                              Is that a hobby or a penance?
                              John

                              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there — even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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