do you splurge on tools for your hobbies sometimes?

Singapore
December 21, 2007 1:54am CST
I have a confession to make. I bought a honeybee recently. It retails for S$29.90. Or US$19.90 usually. What's a honeybee? It's a precision scissors by EK Success, a brand that makes cutters and tools. They honeybee is thus named because it has very sharp blades and a tip for cutting intricate designs out. Also it has a non-stick surface, so you can cut through sticky stickers and it will not make the scissors sticky. I got it at a steal online for US$6 before shipping, and even after shipping it was much cheaper than what I could have gotten from my local store. About half price. Nonetheless, it's quite expensive for a scissors. most people would not pay more than US$1-2 for a pair of scissors! However, I've started using it and it's really great for cutting out intricate nooks and corners. How about you? Do you tend to splurge on things to do with your hobby that others who do not share your hobby will find extremely extravagant for that item?
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I try not to buy things for my scrapbooking hobby that often unless I really think I'll use it a lot. That way when I do see something I really like, I don't feel bad about splurging. Having new tools does make it more fun! but I like to make sure I will actually use the tool more than once before I'll shell out for it. Like I always wanted a paper cutter (just to slice paper, nothing fancy) but those are like 60$ and up for a good one. I waited and waited, then when my wedding came around I decided it was time to splurge! I made all my own invites, programs and favors so that paper cutter got tons of use. Now I still use it often, and I know it was worth the price.
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• Singapore
24 Dec 07
oh yes, a cutter is one of the most well-used tools I have.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
oh yes and sometimes after splurging i will stop in the middle of the process and finish nothing. hahaha.
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• Singapore
24 Dec 07
we must remind ourselves to make good use of our investments!!
@cher913 (25889)
• Canada
30 Jan 08
i am making tags and i am hoping to sell them and most of the stuff i have been lucky to buy either at a dollar store or on sale...we have a scrapbooking store that is going out of business and i bought this really cool alphabet metal punching tool for half price, that is the most expensive thing i bought (it was $20-).
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
26 Dec 07
I guess I would if the interest in the hobby is really that great. Back when I was learning to cook, teflon pans were just restricted to a few brands. It is really expensive to own one. But my love for cooking is so great, I went out to get one regardless of the price. Trust me, I never burnt another sunny side egg after that! Now, in my later years, a teflon, non-stick pan is a must in my arsenal of pots and pans!
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
24 Dec 07
If I can afford it, I may splurge. If it costs a lot to have a hobby, I would rather give up the hobby. I do not even go for expensive hobbies as it may eat up whatever I need to feed my stomach. LOL.