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    Default what do you have destroyed/lost working/trading on betfair?

    here are some things that I destroyed/lost working/trading on betfair since 4 years:

    1) 2 relationships with woman, damage: indefinitly
    2) 1 laptop, totally, damage: 300e
    3) 1 laptop, partially (hard disk drive), damage: 60e
    4) 1 laptop old, totally (screen), damage: 100e
    5) 1 tivoli pal radio, damage: 229e
    6) 1 social life, completly, damage: endless
    7) 1 hand (right), damage: hardly sprained
    8) part of colour coat on a door of metal with head (foto available), over some weeks, damage: some points of intelligence quotient
    9) 1 arm (right), biting in it, several times for several weeks, damage: heavy black and blue marks
    10) 1 remote control tv (flying at the wall), damage: 22e
    11) freetime, nearly totally, damage: invaluable

    there are other things that I dont remember or dont want to remember.

    what do YOU have destroyed/lost working/trading on betfair?

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    Good post -fortunately for me it has only been inanimate objects and way back in he early days of the exchanges, when software locked up regularly and Betfair crashed every Saturday afternoon.

    1 Telephone battered to death
    x number of mice have been annihilated, ripped from the PC and smashed on the wall.

    Felt good at the time I must admit.
    Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

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    Ive lost a lot of pride and most importantly MONEY.

    Oh and the ex wife's solicitor did pass a comment about me been a "addicted gambler" Which of course i totally disagree with as i make only one massive deposit once every year (tax return) thanks as always Mr Osborne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Pearce View Post
    Good post -fortunately for me it has only been inanimate objects and way back in he early days of the exchanges, when software locked up regularly and Betfair crashed every Saturday afternoon.

    1 Telephone battered to death
    x number of mice have been annihilated, ripped from the PC and smashed on the wall.

    Felt good at the time I must admit.
    I never thought to take a mice and never to rip it off from the PC to use it in my way. easy simple idea, very good to know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecrush View Post
    Ive lost a lot of pride and most importantly MONEY.

    Oh and the ex wife's solicitor did pass a comment about me been a "addicted gambler" Which of course i totally disagree with as i make only one massive deposit once every year (tax return) thanks as always Mr Osborne
    money! of course! that was one of the things that I didnt want to remember.. (but seriously I must admit that I earned a lot on betfair).

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    You have managed to make money off betfair?

    I need some serious tips

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    Only my social life has suffered but it's worth it in the long run I feel. I don't get angry and smash things up. I just turn the light off in the locked cellar so my victims can't see for an hour or two.

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    Laptop....when I double clicked on a backed selection (Laylas dream ?) changing it to a lay for nearly all my bank and I just sat there watching in disbelief as it clocked over a grand when crossing the line Laptop-wall/floor.... 3 week later same thing happened again for about £200 but I just went into some body spasm all tensed up growling..

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    unknown number of mice......and remote control for my TV

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    Quote Originally Posted by marra View Post
    Laptop....when I double clicked on a backed selection (Laylas dream ?) changing it to a lay for nearly all my bank and I just sat there watching in disbelief as it clocked over a grand when crossing the line Laptop-wall/floor.... 3 week later same thing happened again for about £200 but I just went into some body spasm all tensed up growling..
    I thought always it happened the last time. but after that
    I thought always it happened the last time. but after that
    I thought always it happened the last time. but after that..
    hahaha..

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    My neighbours cat has learnt to run fast when I lose.

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    Just clarify it's not necessarily betfair, I can easily find another company to take my money.

    What have I lost through gambling ?

    1 circle of friends
    2 self respect
    3 thousands and thousands.
    4 positive outlook on life
    5 the ability to care about others.
    6 anything that is good about myself.
    7 the will to live.

    I lost all these things and probably many more but am too self obsessed to realize it.

    I am glad to say that just because I lost them doesn't mean in haven't found some of them again and am in a lifelong period of rebuilding.

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    I got pretty isolated this 2 and half years since I started working. But it will pay off. Because I've made a lot of money and I will continue making the money till I get 250 000 (the PC 2 border)I will reach it in 3-4-5 years. Than I will quit, in the meantime I would start a business, invest in stocks, buy an appartment take a rent from it and hopefuly after 15 years max( I sincerely hope less) become a millionaire. Oh I will find a wife in the meantime (my real goal is to find a wife, but for I would need the money right?).
    Thats the plan, but until that plan starts to run smooth and I quit betfair it will be a long fcking lonely nights, self isolated and anti social. Which really hurts if I have to honest. And It hurts a lot

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    Btw we have to honest - we are all addicted, no matter winners or losers - we are all in a similar shit. I have a problems with my hand too (my fingers). I haven't broke anything though, I get in a big rage sometimes but I scream a lot, thats how I deal with it. My neighbours think I am crazy but everythings fine - nothings broken

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    From September last year I went on a slump, and my bank dropped from £4,500 to £4,000. For months it was just up and down, 4200, 3900, 4000, 4100, 3950 etc.. I said my stop loss would be 3,750, if it goes below I'll have to call it a day because I can't afford to lose any more, plus the hours I was putting in for no financial gain.

    Anyway, it dropped to 3,700.

    Did I stop? Did I F--K!

    Yes, I'll admit it, I'm addicted.

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    A monitor, a remote control, a chair...... I think that's about it.

    I think it's worth remembering that you don't necessarily need to let trading take over your life and take other things away from you. The way I see it it's there to serve you rather than making you it's slave.

    I trade roughly 20 hours a week, 5 days that I think will be most profitable to me and I do no more than that. Leaves plenty of time for other things, although I would say that the preparation for trading (which for me means doing nothing strenuous on the morning of a trading session or getting wasted the night before) can limit you but nothing major. Tbh any more than 5 days a week (4 hour sessions) would probably be counter productive as I'd just end up getting more and more tired and making less per race so what's the point. For me, at least, it takes a lot of energy to do full battle with the markets to get the most out of them and I only ever want to trade at 100%, and then when I've finished hopefully be away from trading 100%.

    I think really BF trading is something which, if handled right, should give you more free time to do whatever you want rather than take it away. You don't need to cast people aside at all, although if you want to be a real champion at this or anything then it certainly pays not to be listening to people too much and the (mostly negative) ways that they think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC0845 View Post
    Just clarify it's not necessarily betfair, I can easily find another company to take my money.

    What have I lost through gambling ?

    1 circle of friends
    2 self respect
    3 thousands and thousands.
    4 positive outlook on life
    5 the ability to care about others.
    6 anything that is good about myself.
    7 the will to live.

    I lost all these things and probably many more but am too self obsessed to realize it.

    I am glad to say that just because I lost them doesn't mean in haven't found some of them again and am in a lifelong period of rebuilding.
    "lifelong period of rebuilding" is a fine expression!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazbaz View Post
    I think it's worth remembering that you don't necessarily need to let trading take over your life and take other things away from you. The way I see it it's there to serve you rather than making you it's slave.
    I agree totally. but such a state as a pro as you already have needs some years to reach. and till then - for me and for others, I think - its necessary to work a lot. and so I am a slave and trading has taken over my life..

    I trade roughly 20 hours a week..
    I trade 6-8 hours per day, 7 days a week, 30 days a month, and if I am not trading, I am trying to learn it..

    I think really BF trading is something which, if handled right, should give you more free time to do whatever you want rather than take it away.
    we are all waiting for that "more free time", dont we?

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