When it comes to buying stuff, I often question if it is really worth paying a few extra dollars. After all, does it really matter if the brand, functions, or extra bells and whistles are the reasons for the price increase?
I buy stuff all the time and realize that I have my own reasons for making a purchase
- Can I afford to pay the few extra dollars.
I want to make a purchase and will realize later that I cannot afford it. Therefore, if I cannot afford it, I will wait until later. Good things come to those who wait.
- Will I regret my decision.
What is the point of purchasing an item if I will regret buying the item in the first place at a later date? I buy computers that cost more than the mass-produced models, but I rarely regret my decision.
I enjoy buying custom-built computers; therefore, I am willing to pay more to choose exactly what I want. There is the odd case where I have built a lemon, but I usually know what needs to be fixed and/or replaced to fix a lemon.
I have also purchased cheap throwaway items such as toasters and coffee makers. For these items, I do not see the point of spending more for something that has functions that I may never use or been built with better material. If it works, it’s good.
- Can I sleep at night.
I will stay up and dream about the item that I want. I will research the item. I will stare at pictures of the item on the Internet and on my wall. In this case, not getting the item is a health hazard.
Making a purchase is no easy task for me. I have to part with my hard earned money to get what I want.
I have looked at pictures of the Google Nexus Tablet for months on end, but I still refuse to buy it. I know I will regret purchasing it later since I have a total of two computers, two laptops and a tablet.
In any case, price, name, prestige and quality do play a part in my decisions.
I must have my items to be happy, but more importantly, I must be sure that I will not regret my decisions, have sleepless nights, lose my sanity. Therefore, it is a delicate balance.