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Never said I was offended...I just have different manners I guess.
manners has nothing to do with it. Why is talking about salary or how much you paid for something taboo? Maybe he was just making conversation. Maybe he wondered how much Jeep’s go for these days. Maybe he liked it and thought of getting one.
 

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I answer with another question: “Are you familiar with cryptocurrencies?”

99 out of 100 times they aren’t and I say I paid a few Ethereum below a Bitcoin but would need to lookup the exact time and date to know the price. If they are that 1% of people who know about cryptocurrency, I start asking advice about currencies so I can better understand them and the price of the Jeep never comes up again.
 
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manners has nothing to do with it. Why is talking about salary or how much you paid for something taboo? Maybe he was just making conversation. Maybe he wondered how much Jeep’s go for these days. Maybe he liked it and thought of getting one.
That's a hat trick of wrongs there.😎
 

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just say you won in from a slot machine in Las Vegas you put in 5 nickels and hit the red white and blue 7's and won it.
 

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OK I decided what should have been my answer: "I don't know.. ask your wife she bought it". 😅🗽🧨
 

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I had people ask me in traffic a couple of times. It catches you off guard. If your Jeep is obviously modified you can say "Well, you can't buy one like this. It takes a lot of time and work to build it." Then I start talking about all the stuff I did to it which is what I want to talk about. Keep talking till their head spins. The purchase price will not come up again.
 

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“Enough - btw, how much do you have in your 401(k)?”
 
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I look at it similar to when someone asks about how much you paid for your house ... only that is literally public knowledge lol

it’s not a big deal, I don’t go around asking people what they paid for stuff but I also don’t get offended when someone asks ...
Not offended by the ask....but he clearly wasn't in the market...so why ask?
His wife admired it yesterday....he went back and said "go marry him" lol
 

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manners has nothing to do with it. Why is talking about salary or how much you paid for something taboo? Maybe he was just making conversation. Maybe he wondered how much Jeep’s go for these days. Maybe he liked it and thought of getting one.
I have to agree with Andrew. Especially the last sentence. It could be the OP’s Jeep is so nice the guy might wanna see if one is in his budget. If my neighbor has something I like or I may want to buy I’d definitely ask what are they going for.
 

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Many people don’t have a clue what a nice wrangler costs....so the question could be legit. I have a nicely built Recon and a Tesla Model3...neither is extravagant. One neighbor stated to me in front of others that it must be nice to be rich...I simply said “it sure is”. Sometimes people are jealous or feel the need to justify their frugality (or criticize others perceived lack of frugality). A close friend was diagnosed with likely terminal cancer yesterday. It just reminds me of the importance of seizing and embracing life...doing the things you enjoy while loving others along the way. No time for trivial mind games with small thinking nosey people.
 

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