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  1. #11
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    oh I have shopping regret too, when I used to buy beanie babies I'd regret it and hide them rather than take them back...I'm sure that's some sort of sign that I had an addiction...denial or something.

    I'm still alive with no purse so it was probably a good decision :)

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    sigh. just chiming in with some buyer's remorse... sort of. i just bought a quilt online that i really wanted when i first saw it, and it was $230. i've been looking for a quilt for years. i'll use it every day. and it was on sale for $50. i bought it, though i'm having some regrets. i really try not to accumulate stuff, and here i am, accumulating stuff and torturing myself over it. : (

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    Athos, it's a quilt! And probably a very awesome one! You'll use the hell out of it--it's totally functional! Stop torturing yourself! :)

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    oh thanks mathias!

    this is the quilt:
    http://www.anthropologie.com/shoppin...ProductID=1182

    i think i'm going to finish re-organizing/decorating my room, and put the quilt out, and use it as my reminder to keep the room clean and the way i want it.

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    When I need to unwind, I like to walk around the mall alone with a coffee and just "look". Well, last week my girlfriend wanted to come with me and then we ended up shopping. I took everything back today, realizing I didn't need any of it. Those $19.99 "sale" purchases really add up and it felt liberating to return everything!

    Anyway, I'm moving to Toronto in 3 weeks and I'm going to be unemployed- the first time in 7 years (since I graduated University) and I feel nervous about how I'm going to survive without having the luxury of spending more freely. I have enough finances saved to live 3 months until I find employment but I'm worried about being tempted to buy pretty things, being around friends who can spend freely.... Does anyone have any advice, or been through the same?

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    Oooooh! Purty!!!!

    I have such a sweet tooth for Anthropologie stuff.

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    Athos, don't you DARE beat yourself up for scoring a $50 Anthropologie quilt!!!!!! That's a GREAT deal! :)

    I can always talk myself out of stuff shopping, then later I will kick myself thinking, "I should've bought that." I've learned that if I have a big, viscereal reaction, then it's supposed to be mine. :)

    I like the "negative savings" lines. I will have to remember those in the throes of "but I'm saving..."

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    Athos,that quilt is beautiful.That was a good buy and its true,its an 'investment piece'.

    I just started returning things if I havent used it in the first week.I used to always use emediatly any thing I'd bought...but I think I started shopping for lonliness recently.It makes me feel sort of weak and sick to have bought it(cheep or not) and then return it.

    I know its better than having things I don't need.

    On the flip side I do a bad thing once in awhile and that is buy something just because its cheep,then NOT return it because I'm embaressed to return $2,5,10 of purchases.

    Now the other thing,I ahve no problem laying down the dollars for things for other people but when it's for me....I waver.

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    I suffer buyer's remorse too. But I'm getting better at not buying things I don't need and telling myself I'd rather save up money than piddle it away on things I won't care about in the future when I'll wish I had the money.

    However, I just went to NYC and allowed myself to spend money on things I'd never buy otherwise. I dropped $65 on a gorgeous, sky blue bead necklace that I'd completely pass up if not on vacation. Vacation is a special kind of situation. I never remember the money I spend on a trip, just the experiences I had.

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    God I'm suffering it at the moment. All those little treats like ice cream, beer, and (overpriced) concert tickets added up to $300 on my credit card bill this month! Seeing as how I have a $100 utility bill and $60 for phones, I'm totally kicking myself. No impulse or fun purchases for the summer since I need to save money : ( .


 
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