On an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer for my photography. It has an ultra cool pigment inkset that is archival quality, with some ink and paper combinations lasting well over 100 years. In particular, the inkset itself has several levels of black and grey inks to produce truly neutral black and white prints which I am particularly excited for. Best of all, there is a rebate right now, bringing it down to an "economical" $650 instead of $799. Check out the promo video because they make it look like some military specced printer. Oh yeah.
With an extra set of ink, some paper, the total came out to just shy of a grand. It was either this or a new camera body which I am in no hurry about since my badass lenses are giving my relatively basic camera an incredibly lengthy life span.
So SE++, what are some awesome/expensive things you recently bought? Share with me your budget burning buys!