Impulse Purchase

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    Sep 13, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    Ok spill it! What is your most regrettable impulse buy? What provokes some of us to make ridiculous buys?

    I have a couple, the first being a house and most recently a sofa in another city that needs to be recovered. I'm kicking myself thinking " How are you going to get that couch back home and is it really worth the cost of recovering?". I liked the built in end table and lamp.

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    Sep 13, 2011 4:17 AM GMT
    26mileman saidOk spill it! What is your most regrettable impulse buy? What provokes some of us to make ridiculous buys?

    I have a couple, the first being a house and most recently a sofa in another city that needs to be recovered. I'm kicking myself thinking " How are you going to get that couch back home and is it really worth the cost of recovering?". I liked the built in end table and lamp.

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    I don't know man. That's a pretty sick sofa. Might be worth it.
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    Sep 13, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    26mileman saidOk spill it! What is your most regrettable impulse buy?
    Three helicopters.
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    Sep 13, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    The only regrettable impulse buys are the ones I don't make.
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    Sep 13, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    the couch is interesting.. what's the scoop on it
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    Sep 13, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    My college degree. I should mulled that over a little more.
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    Sep 13, 2011 1:17 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidMy college degree. I should mulled that over a little more.


    How much does that piece of paper cost in Mexico these days? And do they take Paypal?
  • Neurons

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    Sep 13, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    How about impulse piercings? When I was 18, I went to get another ear piercing. (Had two already)

    By the end of that day, I had 4 more piercings on my ears and tragus. Now? Haven't worn an earring since Nov 2010.
  • Latenight30

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    Sep 13, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    when in New Orleans years ago I got a pair of chaps.
    300.00
    Oh well it was fun and got some interesting looks.
  • stratavos

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    Sep 13, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    Mostly anything that I buy that isn't immediately useful (like playing the booster lottery in magic the gathering when I know what cards I'm looking for)
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    Sep 14, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    A $6,000 Gucci Jacket made of African goat skin.
    I never felt comfortable wearing it.
    I've always regretted paying for murder.

    However, my impulse buy of a $28,000 10th Anniversary Mazda Miata back in early 2000 was the best impulse buy I ever made. That car lasted me 10 years! Loved driving her every minute!
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    Sep 14, 2011 6:00 PM GMT

    I don't really make regrettable impulse purchases... but take impulse trips that end up being way too costly. By the end of the year, I've usually raised the debt ceiling on my travel budget a couple of times. icon_redface.gif

  • mizu5

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    Sep 14, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    A Tiffany watch from the 60s lol.

    Moat recentybthough? A montblanc that ended up bruising the bank account more than itbshould have
  • dancedancekj

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    Sep 14, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    Ten of these Emperor Tetras. I won't tell you how much I paid for them...

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  • BCSwimmer

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    Sep 14, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    Impulse... what's that icon_biggrin.gif

    I am one of those guys that never buys anything non-essential that is priced over $200 without sleeping on it first. Some call it being sensible, some call it being cheap.

    Also I only buy what I have saved for. Each month I put money in an "acquistions" account and use that savings to buy items. As a result I have zero consumer debt (other than mortgages) which is fine with me.
  • dancedancekj

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    Sep 14, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    BCSwimmer saidImpulse... what's that icon_biggrin.gif

    I am one of those guys that never buys anything non-essential that is priced over $200 without sleeping on it first. Some call it being sensible, some call it being cheap.

    Also I only buy what I have saved for. Each month I put money in an "acquistions" account and use that savings to buy items. As a result I have zero consumer debt (other than mortgages) which is fine with me.


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    Sep 14, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    A pair of jeans from Gap that I loved but are an inch short for me. They were out of my size but I loved them so much, I ended up buying them and haven't worn them in months.

    By the way love the couch.
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    Sep 14, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    A $20,000 Bang & Olufsen sound system that I bought out of anger and disgust for being a slave to the mega law firm that I was working for at the time. I remember taking a coffee break, running to the nearest B&O, and buying that sucker within 10 minutes of my arrival. I barely use the system and it's just sitting in my formal living room gathering dust.
  • BCSwimmer

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    Sep 14, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    asnextdoor saidA pair of jeans from Gap that I loved but are an inch short for me. They were out of my size but I loved them so much, I ended up buying them and haven't worn them in months...


    Once I had a pair of jeans that I loved but shrank to the point they were too short to wear as pants so I took them to a tailor and had them converted to shorts. Perhaps the pair you have are worth having that done?