That urge to buy stuff (I know I don't need) Page 3

  • Tonka 6 Feb 2017 14:18:05 29,526 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    Tonka wrote:
    Alastair wrote:
    Le Creuset cookware is indeed great. Will last you a lifetime!
    Which is why you should buy it second hand.
    Ugh, dead people omelettes
    How your didn't become funniest forumite 2016 is beyond me.
  • Alastair 6 Feb 2017 14:21:26 23,556 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    I'm still guilty of buying stuff I know I don't need. Mostly clothes these days. And yeah, I mostly do it to pick myself up a bit.
    This is where my impulse spending seems to have got to as well.
    Not necessarily as a pick me up either. Just an effort to dress a bit better. :)
  • quadfather 6 Feb 2017 14:23:11 34,451 posts
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    chrisp wrote:
    @quadfather :) Nice to be in similar company!
    I did it the other week - I bought a 3DS XL because I wanted to game on the sofa now and again. So I immediately bought all of the Zelda's! Like I'm gonna get through them.

    Records are just as bad. If I hear a decent tune in the car or on internet radio, I write down what it is. Then I youtube it and see what else they've done. If 2-3 tracks sound good to me, I buy all of their fucking albums!!
  • Tonka 6 Feb 2017 14:23:56 29,526 posts
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    I just takes a conversation I had with a neighbor who admitted to buying more boardgames than he was able to play.

    "It sucks that nowadays I have the money to buy them but no time to play them"

    As opposed to the good old uni days
  • Trowel 6 Feb 2017 14:29:15 22,531 posts
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    Amazon's one click button has a lot to answer for.
  • monkehhh 6 Feb 2017 14:30:34 5,092 posts
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    @quadfather Spotify? :)
  • quadfather 6 Feb 2017 14:31:47 34,451 posts
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    @monkehhh

    Um, I like vinyl :)
  • THFourteen 6 Feb 2017 14:31:55 51,943 posts
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    This thread reminds me of that scene from Love Actually

    " I don't want something I need. I want something I want - something pretty. "
  • Not-a-reviewer 6 Feb 2017 14:38:32 5,700 posts
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    It's taken ages but recently I've started only buying things I'll use. No more stockpiling of books, games, laptops unless I'll use them and with tech if there's a meaningful improvement over what I already have.

    I'll still spend 350 on a pair of earphones but at least they get thousands of hours of use.

    I've enough unplayed Steam games to last me a lifetime.
  • Tryhard 6 Feb 2017 14:38:49 12,014 posts
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    Keep it up guys, only stop when you can't open the front door anymore. 😎
  • brokenkey 6 Feb 2017 14:41:14 10,234 posts
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    Tonka wrote:

    It just speaks to me. And as You-can-call-me-complicatedusername said. I'm increasingly aware of how buying some shit gives me a small, momentary, endorphine boost.
    True fact - you can get the same boost of endorphines by helping other people out. Rather than spending money, go and volunteer somewhere.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 6 Feb 2017 14:41:49 19,735 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    This thread reminds me of that scene from Love Actually

    " I don't want something I need. I want something I want - something pretty. "
    Nothing should ever remind you of a scene in Love Actually.
  • Dougs 6 Feb 2017 14:45:30 89,132 posts
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    I've never seen it. /polishes man-badge.
  • Alastair 6 Feb 2017 15:07:33 23,556 posts
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    I only fast forward to the bits with Joanna Page's tits
    /polishes perv badge
  • Deleted user 6 February 2017 15:08:55
    I'm not so bad with this anymore. I live in a modest studio flat on my own, all I have in there is a fairly large but old flat screen tv which I've got a PC I built plugged into it for games, probably about 50-60 books, which is about it really apart from kitchen stuff and a small tv which is in the bedroom (came with the flat).

    Sold all my DVDS ages ago, don't have a console, pretty much just watch stuff on my chromecast, which are worth every penny.

    I've had a major itch to buy a PS4 pro and VR just for Resident Evil 7, but I'm over it now I've finished the game on PC. Would be nice but not worth 800-900.
  • richarddavies 6 Feb 2017 15:11:19 6,708 posts
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    I recently ordered an LP of the soundtrack to the game snatcher. A bit of a nieche collectible I think for about 50 quid. Don't even have a record player....
  • UncleLou Moderator 6 Feb 2017 15:49:30 40,158 posts
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    Just stumbled upon an article with this photo. Seemed topical. Also, the guy in the photo is Swedish as well...

  • rice_sandwich 6 Feb 2017 16:11:09 5,475 posts
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    All that and he didn't bother to buy a set of ladders!
  • rice_sandwich 6 Feb 2017 16:15:13 5,475 posts
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    And he spent all his money on records and has none left for shoes.
  • brokenkey 6 Feb 2017 16:20:23 10,234 posts
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    He's left a record lying on the floor?!!?!
  • wuntyphyve 6 Feb 2017 16:21:46 12,233 posts
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    My process:

    1. Wake up and go to work reasonably content
    2. Mid morning become aware of game/book/thing that is on sale that I had never even considered buying
    3. Decide I have to buy it as it's reduced and what if it's never reduced again
    4. Talk myself out of it. I don't need it
    5. Think about it most of the day
    6. And the next day
    7. Think what the hell and add it to my basket
    8. Take it out my basket
    7. Think about it the next day
    9. Decide I've earned it so add to basket
    10. Browse to see how cheap it is elsewhere
    11. Decide I don't need it
    12. Remove from basket
    13. Dont think about it the next day or most of the following day
    14. Just before bed decide I have to have it, add it to basket and buy it.
    15. Feel elated.
    16. Never play/read/use it.
    17. Feel guilty.
    18. Repeat 1-17
  • funkstar 6 Feb 2017 16:46:10 3,280 posts
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    wunty buys pineapple tarts he doesnt need ALL THE FUCKING TIME
  • chrisp 6 Feb 2017 16:50:41 1,141 posts
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    @wuntyphyve Very similar to me except steps 1 to 14 generally occur over the course of one day (maybe 2).
  • wuntyphyve 6 Feb 2017 16:57:15 12,233 posts
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    @funkstar Pffff. There's always a need for pineapple tarts. Always. You tell me of a time when there's not a need, and I'll call you a liar.
  • wuntyphyve 6 Feb 2017 17:00:16 12,233 posts
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    @chrisp There should also be a step in there signalling the over consumption of reviews / gameplay / user reports of said item in the intervening period. To the extent that I now know eveything there is to know about this thing which I previously didn't give a shit about.

    Which in turn builds up in my brain and directly results in me deciding at the last minute that I HAVE to have it and why the hell is it not in my life already?

    Edited by wuntyphyve at 17:00:44 06-02-2017
  • THFourteen 6 Feb 2017 17:04:46 51,943 posts
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    Someone needs to cross reference this thread with the people who posted in the "preordered a Switch" thread
  • DrStrangelove 6 Feb 2017 17:07:11 14,093 posts
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    I used to do it myself. It didn't matter if I need it, if there was something fancy I liked, I had to buy it. Becoming unemployed changed that. When I could barely afford the things I need, my mindset changed accordingly. Whenever I want to have something, I ask myself "do I need it?", and if the answer isn't "yes", I move on and try to forget about it. It doesn't always work, but most of the time. I used to go into the electronics store just to browse and maybe buy something cool. Today when I stand before it, I ask myself "do I need something from there?" and don't even go inside anymore.

    My advice is: lose your job.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 17:11:36 06-02-2017
  • funkstar 6 Feb 2017 17:10:35 3,280 posts
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    @wuntyphyve how many reviews of pineapple tarts did you read
  • quadfather 6 Feb 2017 17:14:46 34,451 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    He's left a record lying on the floor?!!?!
    OUT OF IT'S SLEEVE
  • wuntyphyve 6 Feb 2017 17:26:12 12,233 posts
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    @funkstar Only the ones I agreed with.
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