i liked it, but why do i feel guilty?

@cuttyrish (2663)
United States
April 25, 2009 11:10am CST
i loved that item, so i bougt it...then why do i feel guilty..... have your bought anything that you liked, but felt guilty afterwards? you went to a store, and saw that your want to get that thing that you like, but by the time you get home, you realize that you don't really need it, and you find yourself comsumed with guilt. This scenario have happen to me, i bought a netgear router, because i have a laptop, and 2 desktop computer at home, but i realized that i do not really need the laptop, because i can't use all of them at once, and if i do, my net connection will suffer. And there also lots of things that i bought, that i felt guilty buying because it is either too expensive, or i am not using the item at all..have you encountered this situation? have your bought anything that you liked, but felt guilty afterwards?
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• Philippines
25 Apr 09
hello. you are not alone, the last time i bought an expensive make up, i felt guilty soon as i paid for the item. well, i am not a 'brand-conscious' person, i usually go for the products comparable to that item with the least price but you see, there are times that i feel confident when i pay or use items like that (my moods should be held accountable for that)
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@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
28 Apr 09
i agree that moods can also affect what we want to buy, that happen to me, a couple of times already..thanks for your response.. happy myLotting.
@060157 (1060)
• Pakistan
25 Apr 09
lol. i felt like that when i was a kid when i bought a board game (pay day i guess). lol and soon after purchasing it, i was like i was making a fuss over buying this thing? i had wanted that game for long but when i bought it, i was thinking is it really worthed? never felt like that lately since i have been very careful with my spending
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@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Panda is animal which related to this country. thanks for your response.. Panda is animal which related to this country... happy mylotting...
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
25 Apr 09
i feel like that everytime i buy i something i don't NEED. i feel so guilty like i should save that money for a rainy day...but i rarely buy anything for myself. when i have extra money it usually goes to the kids and buying them things they don't need lol!
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• United States
25 Apr 09
i have done that pleanty of times infact every time i buy myself something i feel like that , i am not sure why but i do.
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Apr 09
People have an insatiable need to buy and hoard. I can understand the generation coming out of the depression and what they may have gone through. I think when we are in the shops, boutiques and seeing all the cute things available to us now days we just have to have it. It can be intoxicating. Then we come down a bit, or sober up, and realize what we really need and reality hits. Hence the guilty feelings.
@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
Hello cuttyrish. Yes, this happened to me. I couldnt remember when it happened. I was in the mall, I bought a blouse/blouses, couldnt remember. I liked it when I was there, but when I got home, I realized that I dont need it. I wanted to cry and return the item, but there was a policy that you couldnt return the item. So, I gave it to my friend instead or my sister. I'll always remember that I should think twice before I buy any item so that there wont be any regrets.
@junojose (43)
• India
26 Apr 09
ya.i have also felt giulty for making my parents buy a guitar when i was a kid.I was really crazy about guitars then.But i never wanted master it.I just wanted to have it for no reason.Now it occupies my room like a junk.:(
@EmpressM (61)
• China
26 Apr 09
I am not a shopaholic.So such thing never happened on me.I always consider seriously when I am shopping.And I always go shopping with my mom.I believe in her appetite in buying things.
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
Well, it's crisis now who wouldn't feel guilty after buying such an expensive gadget when you know very well that it isn't needed at all. But I too had those moments last year. There was this time, I Was a crazy shopper buying almost all the good stuff in the boutique, with out realizing that my hubby was with me. when i finally got tired, that's where i realize how guilty i am not just knowing that i didn't stop buying but i didn't bought anything for him or eat at the restaurant at least. but that's when i decided to go quickie when he and i got home, even though i was tired, i didn't thin about it too much..
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
26 Apr 09
oh yes... i had felt like that many times and then tell myself to be more careful with my next spending... but again, i failed... :-( nowadays, especially in recession times like this, i try my best to manage my money better and make sure that i didn't spend it foolishly... i try not to buy stuffs that i don't need... take care and have a nice day...
@tabachi (263)
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
this feeling gets into me always..especially when i buy something that's a bit expensive...like one time i bought an expensive shirt..it has a designer brand..and then when i walked out of the mall into he streets i saw a kis asking for alms...i really really felt so bad..of course i gave that kid some cash...and especially now that many are getting laid off and many are having difficulty making both ends meet..all the more that i will feel guilty buying signature clothes or bags or shoes..
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
Well I have my own tough times as that. But I always keep it in mind and take it as a learning situation for next decision making. I don't want to make the same mistakes. So, now I rarely buy on impulse, I have to make up my mind before I step in a mall and focus on what I came for. And when something I really like comes up, I take special notice on it, but I would shop for more and compare with more choices. If I have all the reasons in the world to say, this pick is really is it, then that's the time a purchase it. I don't have any guilt afterwards usually, because I would always say to myself that I've made a good choice this time, yeah there are more good choices in the future but I never regret it. Perhaps just a matter of perspective. Ciao!
@skyejade (16)
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
yeah, i encountered this situation a lot.Specially when I'm hungry and i want to buy all the food on the counter but when i bought those food and ate the half it , i feel guilty why i'm buying those food . also, i had an experienced when buy something not realizing the used of it and when i got home i just then realize that its no use .
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
26 Apr 09
I have done that before.. but also i've been on the other side of it.. seen something i've liked.. and decided in teh store that i dont really need it.. and then felt anxious that i didn't get it and that it wont be there when i go back to teh store. lol. silly. i know.. You could always return the router if you dont really need it.. I have one too.. a wireless one so that i dont have wires running all over the apartment, cause i have small kids and babysit too.
@mira91 (987)
• Singapore
26 Apr 09
Yes i have, alot of times really...So now i think we both must train ourselves to decided carefully, consider these questions that you're asking yourself just after you bought the product BEFORE you buy the product. When you find that it isn't really needed that much that i suggest you just walk away, don't linger or anything cz you will be contemplating to buy it again or not...haha..Good luck. ^_^
@Joppyz (2)
• Canada
26 Apr 09
Especially when I was younger, I felt that some stuff I bought weren't really what I wanted or something I really needed..