what is the most expensive material gift you have ever bought for yourself?

United States
April 14, 2008 3:29pm CST
Do you still have it? if not anymore...what's the reason? I will start the sharing, it was my gold bracelet, I acquired it after 3 years in my job and unfortunately, I don't have it right now since when we need to fix my parent's house, I tried to help them and I don't have any cash so I just sold it!
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@jairgirl (2879)
• United States
14 Apr 08
i was in college then when i save all my training salary to buy myself a tv and cd set, that was 9yrs ago. i dont have it right now coz i am no longer living with my mom, m y mom still have my cd player but my tv, i gave it to my sis-in-law's mom. she dont have a good tv so when my sis-in-law returned it (after they stole it - said stole coz i did not allow them to have it) i just told her to give it to her mom as my present coz my mom already have a good one so no need for her to have another one. after that, i no longer buy anything for my self., mostly i give it to mom or to my younger sister. i am not into material thing but my husband do love to buy me stuff and that is ok with me too. thanks for reading my story :) takecare!
• United States
14 Apr 08
Thanks also for sharing jairgirl! When I was single, I was just buying things every now and then and when I'm bored of it, give it to my sis or cousins and that's one thing that I will never do now! hahahaha...I value every cents now, very hard to earn this time.....
@jairgirl (2879)
• United States
14 Apr 08
you're very much welcome! i am like you too but in a different manner, whatever i earned back then is given to my mom and to help support my sister's education. i dont saved for myself and just keep whatever is needed for me to survive the whole month. i dont regret it though and i am still doing the same thing till now though it is limited coz i dont work anymore and just a simple housewife now. btw, it is true that any cents matter now coz it is important. takecare!
• United States
15 Apr 08
yea, it matters really! wow..you have that giving heart too, that's great! As of this time, I am also a full time wife and I am really happy I was introduced to this site, it helps me in a way especially when I will alone when my husband will go to his work! I will just forget the time and senjoy participating here! It's a great outlet indeed for me plus I am earning, so great deal! have a great day jairgirl...and enjoy posting too!
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
14 Apr 08
A playstation 2 years back. We had one but I wanted to play online with my then hubby and so I bought a 2nd one. Good thing cause he took his when he left.
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• United States
14 Apr 08
good decision then! wow..I wish I will learn how to play it, when I will look at it, its kinda hard for me!
• United States
29 May 08
Thanks for best response
• United States
1 Jun 08
You're welcome minnie, Happy posting!
@gemini_rose (16194)
14 Apr 08
Mine was a gorgeous pair of knee high black leather boots, and I had always wanted a pair for as long as I could remember and I finally treated myself to a pair last year. They were dear, but as long as I look after them they will last me a long while.
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• United States
14 Apr 08
wow...Actually, when I got here, the first thing that I was not comfortable to wear is the boots since I was not used to have it!But, I just saw some gorgeous boots in the mall..wow! I wish i can buy for myself soon! It was very lovely!
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
14 Apr 08
When it comes to buying things for myself I am pretty cheap. The most expensive thing I can think of that I bought myself as a treat probably my treadmill, I paid about $300 for it. But I saved for a few months for it before I bought it.
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• United States
14 Apr 08
wow..that's for me a big amount already! hahahaha...I paid also my bracelet for 10 months and it was just like $80 in our Country!
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
14 Apr 08
The most expensive thing I have bought for myself is a stereo. My uncle brought me my 1st stereo. When it finally quit I bought myself another. As for jewlery, my hubby bought me my anniversary band recently. I don't usually by anything like that for myself.
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• United States
14 Apr 08
wow! thats cool! when I was single, I really love jewelry since no one will give me..hahahaha! and of all those things that I have bought, I left nothing for myself, My sis got it all! but, I love also sharing!
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
15 Apr 08
hmmmm My car i dont have it now as i sold it to buy new one Or Rado watch, it worth me almost US$700 i still got it Take care
• United States
15 Apr 08
you're rich cupid! hahhaha... I can't afford a car right now..I wish I could! hahahha..anyway, have a great day posting cupid!
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
16 Apr 08
Am I thanks for saying it and also thanks for ur best wishes but i think that the trend gas prices are showing , it seems soon it will be cheaper to buy a car and expensive to make it running, LOL
• United States
17 Apr 08
I'm with you! I am even thinking maybe I just need to have a bike this time! Gas is increasing everyday! Very sad!..Happy posting!
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
A Motorola cellphone! That is the most expensive gift I bought so far for myself since I really need it and yes, I still have it and using it. It really feels good to buy something for yourself once in a while. hehe
• United States
15 Apr 08
I agree jes! Its like after all the hard work, we will come up with something for ourselves! anyway, thanks for posting and have a great time!
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
Yup, that is right! It something that we can give to ourself, treat ourself sometime! hehe Cheers!
• United States
15 Apr 08
right on!lol
• United States
15 Apr 08
The most expensive thing I've bought for myself is this laptop I'm using right now. I don't really buy too many expenseve thing for myself. I would buy it for other people but not too much for myself.
• United States
15 Apr 08
wow! that's cool! I can tell you have that good and kind heart! thats great! for me, as I want to buy more expensive for me I just dont have enough resources..hahhahaa..
• United States
15 Apr 08
Yeah I don't really mind having too much expensive things. And thanks I try not to be too stingy and always think about other people. As long as I have my important necessities then I'm good.
• United States
15 Apr 08
exactly right ayumitakashi! We need to prioritize what we think is useful in our daily activity! have a great time!
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
3 Jun 08
A ticket for this years Burning Man $250 . I waited 3 years to get it and now I'm having to try and sell it because the van broke down. If you want it message me.
• United States
3 Jun 08
wow! truly expensive freedomg, I can't afford that right now!LOL! thanks for sharing!
• Indonesia
21 Apr 08
The most expensive gift for myself is a new automatic scooter.. It is quite hard in my place to find a public transportation so people go by motorbike, bicycle or scooter. I already have one as my b'day gift from my parents long time ago, but when my sister went to college, she wil need a scooter too to go to her campus as it is quite far from our house so I gave her my old scooter and bought a new one for myself.. It took me 10 months to finish the payment but when it finished I am so glad.. It cost me about IDR 10 million (about $ 1100) Pheww... That is the most expensive things I bought ever..
• United States
21 Apr 08
wow! truly expensive! but, anyway, you are using it all the time so it's wonderful!
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
I think the most expensive material gift for myself is yet to come. I love to give myself a lap top or some very hightech mobile phone, or a music stereo to use when I wanted to sing. Well so far, I bought myself a degree ring maybe more than 5 years ago, its quite expensive and I am very proud to have it. Though its still with me and I still own it but its left somewhere else.
• United States
19 Apr 08
wow..that's exciting for you ! I wish someday I can afford to gift myself as expensive as that! Cheers! Anyway, thanks for sharing and have a great time!
@ruby222 (4848)
17 Apr 08
The most expensive thing that ive ever treated myself to was a laptop computer....I had one..which my Mum bought for me...then after 3 years something on the motherboard went wrong...and they said that it couldnt be repaired...boy was i mad!!! So after a while of using my old pc..i went and got another laptop...the thing is that its my enjoyment...and its sometihng that i most certainly use well...
• United States
17 Apr 08
wow! thats great of you that you can just purchase right away! hahaha..I can't afford that! anyway, I agree, this is very useful to us nowadays and especially now, we can just work while sitting down and earn! Although not that big but at least better than no earning at all!
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
17 Apr 08
My first computer which I bought years ago. I bought it because I was doing my thesis that time. It was second hand but the brand new was more expensive so I opted for that one. It's still there in my house in the province and accumulating dust. I got a new computer unit that my hubby bought me couple of years back but I left it there too.
• United States
17 Apr 08
I see..that's a great gift to yourself!I know how working with thesis, it is very expensive if no personal computer, I used to just borrow from a friend when I had also my thesis and it's sucks especially if she is also using it!
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
The most expensive material gift I bought for myself was a Nokia NGage-QD, which I bought in 2004 for about 13,000 Philippine Pesos. Unfortunately, I didn't scout good before I bought the cell phone, for just a month after it gave up on me. The cell phone can be reformatted (by a profession for a hefty price), but just about after a month, it will fail again. I gave it up after the fourth reformatting, but I still have the phone - for sentimental reasons. Although I felt bad that I didn't fully get my money's worth, I feel it's still worth keeping.
• United States
15 Apr 08
wow! that is sad! P13,000 is expensive for me when I was still working in the PHil..hehehehe..that is something I can't afford! well anyway, things also has its own limitations! have a great time and happy posting!
@nengs10 (3189)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
I think, the most expensive gift I have given myself was my laptop. It was years ago when I bought it from my earnings and saving. It was really expensive. That was why I really took care of it. Anyway, I gave it to my father now and he's the one taking care of it.
• United States
15 Apr 08
wow! I am sure he was so happy about it! That is something I can't afford to buy this time if I will just depend on myself..hahhaha..anway, thansk for sharing nengs10
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
Am not a lavish nor a big spender, I only buy what I can and what I need. The last time I bought something big for me was just about last year, I also added some of my savings from what I earned here on mylot. I bought an acoustic guitar, an amplifier for my electric guitar and a pair of clothings. I could also consider one time I bought myself a pair of basketball shoes too, it almost costs what I have spent buying my guitar and the amp.
• United States
15 Apr 08
wow! I can tell that is something also that will last forever, your shoes! anyhow, when we buy expensive stuff, we can also assure that it will really last! but, I believe since we are working hard, we also need to treat ourselves once in a while!
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@jiangsl (377)
• China
15 Apr 08
Yes,I still have it.I bought a pair of glasses one year ago,I am short sight.So I spend much money on it,I have bought 5 pairs of glasses.But it sounds a little sad for you to sell your gold bracelet.It doesn't matter,you can buy a better one when you have money.
• United States
15 Apr 08
wow! 5 glasses! thats cool! but you know I am also looking forward to get me an expensive eyewear, something that that will last until I die! hehehe....yea, thats true about my bracelet, but, I was happy also when we were able to fix my parent's house since they need it to protect themselves inside! anyway, I will just work hard here in mylot..hahhaha..I wish I can afford soon! thanks for dropping jiangsl!
@milkfish (377)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
I would say its my digicam. I used to buy more expensive stuff before but since I became a mother, i feel guilty to buy these stuff now. It's really true that motherhood could change our priorities in life. When I go to the mall and find myself looking at beautiful dresses or other girl stuff, upon looking at the price tag my mind will go crazy, converting the price to the number of cans of milk formula I will be able to buy for my baby for just a single girlie stuff. :)
• United States
15 Apr 08
i agree with that, that's how my mom also to us!and all my friends too! that is also practicality, since in that stage, its better to prioritize their needs rather than our wants I believe!
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
The most expensive give that i bough myself is a sony vaio laptop worth almost $2,000... i was not suppose to buy that brand/model... but when i saw it... i fall instantly in love with it... that was like 5 years ago... i still have it but it is currently broken... and i am still waiting for a friend to fix it...
• United States
15 Apr 08
wow....thats great, Im sure for 5 years, you have made a lot already. I mean, you were able to use it so much!
@skydancer (1716)
• United States
15 Apr 08
The most expensive material thing I bought for myself with my own money was definitely my laptop. I named her Columbia, and I am on her right now, so obviously I still have her! =) It's been really nice being able to get some work done wherever I happen to be, so it was a purchase well worth it for me. I don't splurge easily. In fact, I usually hoard my money. However, if I feel like it is something that would really be useful in my life then I'll make an exception. I can probably count those occasions on one hand, however, and this was one of them.
• United States
15 Apr 08
wow...thats great! say hi to your Columbia! hahahha..I always wish I can afford to buy a laptop for me but as of this time, that is something that is still impossible! haahhaha!anyway, thanks for sharing skydancer and have a great day!