Buying a milking machine and the value of things, some personal thoughts. Bought: 20 odd firearms and shoot 1 or 2 of them a year during hunting season.. Investment: about $8,000 - $12,000 Bought: Â½ dozen guitars, amplifiers, speakers, microphones, and bagpipes to play once in a blue moon. Investment: about $12,000 Bought: 1 Harley-Davidson Wideglide to ride a couple hours a year. Investment: $17,000; not counting the $1,000 for saddlebags still in the box after 3 years. Bought: 1 travel trailer; used 2 days and 2 nights in 3 years. Investment: $14,500 or there about; plus a never installed towing package for another several hundred dollars. Want to buy a milking machine for $1299 delivered. I’m milking one short teated cow with another cow due soon. My current milker is due to re-freshen in April, another heifer due to freshen in May or early June, and the prospects of a couple of Milking Shorthorns coming home in June; not to mention frozen hands while milking at 40 below zero. I got to thinking that the insurance on the stuff I don’t even use costs me more each year than a new Â¾ horse milker and bucket from the Parts Department and that I would use twice everyday. Herself has been trying to get me to buy one for some time, and as she is the one who is going to clean it, I think today is the day to call in the order. Tomorrow will be the day for buyer’s remorse.