Buying stuff for the sake of buying stuff?

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  1. WorldofWarcraft

    WorldofWarcraft Holy Paladin Banned

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    Anyone else buying stuff you don't need? Seems like I've run out of things to want, so I've been buying random stuff or researching what to buy. Every weekend, I feel like I have to go out and look for something to spend money on. Not good for the wallet..
     
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  3. Magumbo

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    Whenever I have a day off from work I almost always go out and get stuff, I just can't stay home and sit still. This ranges from grocery shopping when my fridge is mostly full to buying tools that I may or may not need. Bought a pair of $200 sunglasses last week while I already have 2 pair of oakleys that are still in ok shape, I ended up returning them though
     
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    I have the same problem,buying things i dont need.Checking things out constantly,ordering stuff online.We might be manic dude.If you notice it's a compulsive thing.
     
  5. dAfTiE

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    Steam games here too. And books on the kindle. Almost bought a tablet the other day but someone called me on the phone and saved me.
    Most of the time I get stuff into some online shopping cart and I look at it, shake my head and close the browser tab though.

    But yeah. Closing in on 300 games on steam now. Fucking sales.
     
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    A few hundred years ago.We had to go hunting just for a meal.Now we sit and order stuff all day.It's good but sad at the same time.
     
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    Books on kindle are my weakness. I tend to read 2 books a week. Before I use to buy like 8 books on kindle then read 2, then want new ones.

    Now I only allow myself 3 books a month to download.

    I think this is a issue when your bored and when you have cash. During my broke days I couldnt go out and buy so i would browse online a lot. When I starting making money from my business I ended up clicking buy on those previous browsing items. Often times I remind myself remember when you were broke you didnt buy that because you didnt need it, well dont buy it cause you dont need it.
     
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    I have a policy that I don't buy a new book until I finish the one I'm currently reading.

    The books I want probably aren't going anywhere so there's no rush, I figure.

    I feel you though TS. I just bought a $200 watch and now I'm wondering what the hell is wrong with me.
     
  10. dAfTiE

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    My big dumb thing recently has been buying books I already own in hardcover or paperback on the kindle. Even stuff I know I probably won't read again, at least not any time soon.
     
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    I head to Walgreens at least once a week to buy a whole lot of useless nothings
    imo it's the best place to go to buy that kinda of stuff
     
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    I went through a stage like that after high school. Relatively good paying job with almost no expenses. Yeah i musta spent thousands on useless crap
     
  13. jackietreehorn8

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    I'm the opposite...can't remember the last thing I really bought for myself. Every purchase is something for the house (decorative or repair/maintenance-ish), something for kids, or a necessity like pants. As far as just buying random shit, pretty much never. I actually can't bring myself to buy stuff that's spur of the moment. Nearly everything I buy is fairly well thought out and planned ahead of time. Even at the grocery store, I'll go in with a list and won't buy a single thing that's not on the list. This isn't necessarily a frugal thing either as I do spend a good amount of money...it's just that I think I've been through the buyers remorse one too many times years ago and now I know to do a little research and get stuff I actually need/want rather than seeing something that looks cool and just buying it.
     
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    World of Warcraft, I feel like you buy stuff just to kill people.

    Bear traps

    Evil dogs that kill people

    Guns, many guns

    Barbed wire for your fortress/home.

    lol/jk

    -- I personally don't buy stuff just to buy stuff. I spend a ton of money on eating out and not cooking and then I buy things I really want, and thats how I spend my money.
     
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    This.

    I used to buy a shitload of comic collectables including action figures, statues about 5 years ago. I moved and realized most of the shit I bought were just there. Luckily for me, statues tend to hold up in value so I just sold it to a good friend for a small profit. Action figures, I lost money on for the most part.

    I also bought DVD's every week that I don't even watch once a year. Now my rule is to only buy movies that I'll watch at least once a year. DVD's are shitty in the secondary market. I should just give them to goodwill instead of selling on ebay, shit is not worth it.
     
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    It's called impulse buying and I am a repeat offender.
     
  18. feedmelies

    feedmelies You done goof'd

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    I'm addicted to surfing Amazon and looking at positive reviews. I have a whole bunch of things I don't need in my Wish List. I don't buy a whole lot because I'm poor, though.
     
  19. CrazyJHL

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    Been holding myself back. Recently I have been contemplating picking up The Dresden Files in hardcover, I love that series.

    Amazon wise...I am addicted to sending samples of books to my kindle. If I don't like it I don't buy it.

    I impulse buy out in the real world all the time. "Hey, this blu-ray looks cool," and then I never watch it...
     
  20. Dinkin_Flicka

    Dinkin_Flicka So easy it's hard

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    I tried to use Amazon's DVD buy back program. You enter in the UPC codes of movies and their condition. When all is said and done they give you a giftcard for all of the movies you send them. 2 hours and and 50 movies later I think my grand total was roughly $15 due to a mojority of them were worth < $1 or they had such a large stock they wern't even taking them. I ended up just giving them to my mom who sends stuff like that back to the Philipines.
     

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