So I've been laying low for the past couple of months, trying to save money for my upcoming vacation. It took a little while, but I finally realized that I needed to totally unplug from the computer in order to keep myself from the temptation to spend...sorry if I didn't answer right away to those people who sent me PM's. Anyway, I've been logging in in spurts lately, just to get a quick fix of the chatter that's going on here...I missed it . And sadly, my will power has folded under the pressure. I was doing really well until my two most recent pick ups! These were too good to pass up...so, in following in the tradition of those here before me, I'm posting something special for my 1000th post. These are two pieces that I've been wanting for a long while... First off...Troy Lee Piston Bone Fuel Cell. My first and only FC to date...being a car guy, I love this design and had to have it! And next...X-Metal XX (X-Metal colorway). Been hoping for a decent deal on these for looooooonnnngggg time, and I finally got my wish! I was window shopping at a local mall when I found these in a showcase in one of the stores (Pipe Dreams). Brand new, but no box or coin. I couldn't believe it! I would have never imagined that I would find these brand new anywhere. But after closer inspection, I found a small scratch on the left lens. Being as anal as I am, I asked the salesperson for a discount b/c of the scratch...I wasn't about to pass these up, even if I didn't get a discount. Luckily, after a phone call to the boss, the price came down 30%! CHA-CHING...SOLD! Grabbed the XX's and some custom microclear bags (they included a X-Squared box, coin and soft vault since the original box and coin was missing) and I was stoked! So now I'm back to saving money again (with a minor setback ). At least these will hold me over for the next few weeks...I hope!