Is it worth it?

By eM
@eLsMarie (4148)
Philippines
June 13, 2010 9:26am CST
Isn't it awkward when we feel like wanting something and we save so much money but when we already have the right amount, we tend to think twice if the thing/s is worth every penny? Have you tried this kind of feeling or scenario?
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9 responses
@AmbiePam (50130)
• United States
16 Jun 10
I know exactly what you mean! I have never paid more than 25 dollars for a pair of shoes. But I have been saving up to get a pair of sneakers that are 100 dollars. That amount of money for shoes blows my mind. I just don't have the money to spend for that. But because of my horrible back, the shoes were recommended to me. I could almost "feel" the relief I would have once I was able to buy them. Well, I have enough money now, but I can't bring myself to buy them. I'm like, can I really spend this much money on shoes?!
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
That's kind of weird really but in a good way AmbiePam. I hope you don't mind me asking but are you an suffering from scoliosis? My mom has too. She was required to only wear flats.
@AmbiePam (50130)
• United States
16 Jun 10
No, I don't. But I have a cousin who has scoliosis. She has had to have a couple major back surgeries, and will have another next month. She's only 16 too. Has your mom had to have any surgeries? I injured my back and neck in a car accident about 11 years ago. A man wasn't paying attention, and he ran me off the road. I went through a fence, and my car flipped several times, landing upside down. I had a seatbelt on, so it saved my life. But I had neck and back damage, along with a burn on my upper right arm.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jul 11
That's awful AmbiePam. I lose track of this question. I should have read your response. How are you now?
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@juicekodai (1122)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
yes.. i often feel that way... one time, i wanted to buy a new celphone but i havent really decided what particular unit... i already have the money but my friend told me to think before i buy or i might end up buying the unit i would not love... i told her no, if i wont buy now, im positive i wont be able to buy a new phone all... still i took her advice... and like what ive said i wasnt able to buy a new phone... tsktsktsk... that's one reason i sometimes do impulsive buying or else i wont have it at all.. lol
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
I'm happy that there were a few mylotters who have undergone this experience or feeling. Most of the time, I just ask my relative or friends to buy the thing that I want but using my money because I don't want to waste my time into going to malls and end up going home with nothing. It bothers me because it's like I'm forfeiting the purpose.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
I'm happy that there were a few mylotters who have undergone this experience or feeling. Most of the time, I just ask my relative or friends to buy the thing that I want but using my money because I don't want to waste my time into going to malls and end up going home with nothing. It bothers me because it's like I'm forfeiting the purpose.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
Oops... There has been some technical problems... Sorry for the mistake juicekodai.
• China
13 Jun 10
Sometimes the same feelings like you probably.:) Maybe we just want to enjoy the process when we achieve our target or dream.We fancy the feeling that we get closer and closer to realize our dream .We needn't spend any money or practical cost at all,all we get is just gains instead of loss according to our efforts.But when we have saved the right amount, that means perhaps we would cost all we have got,and that makes us feel reluctant without any doubt.Meanwhile,it is also the end for us to make efforts on something,which exactly makes us fall into the feeling of empty again.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
I love it! I love your explanation smallsaozhou... I can't find the right words to my post until you made a response. Next time, I'll consult you...
• China
14 Jun 10
I am too shy to accept your admiration. Greatly happy for me to hear your affirmation.:)
• Philippines
15 Jul 11
Yes, I got into a point when I was really doing massive saving to buy a new cellphone. I always thought that new cellphone is something that is really necessary and important for me. When I got the money to buy it, my outlook changed and I have thought of a cellphone as just a waste of my money and really not necessary at all since I can still use my old cellphone to do things. It's a good thing though because the money I saved up goes to some other good things!
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
15 Jul 11
That's also my problem AgentGulaman. I save so much money for something and I bought it already, there's some sort of guilty feeling that tries to kill me!
@tiar19 (81)
• Indonesia
13 Jun 10
yes i do too some times our need more than money we have, so its make confuse to spen it . we always think twice to buy somthing thats really importen to use
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
I agree... I hope you don't mind me asking tiar19 but I think that you have a different accent... From what country were you situated?
@meowcow (939)
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
Lol I always feel the same way almost immediately every time after I buy something. I suppose it's because I don't feel like money earned from working or saving, I'd rather spend from something I won from gambling or somewhere else that I got it easy, maybe a lucky one big time deal or something. It doesn't feel as good if the spending budget comes from somewhere I worked so hard or earned for so long. Money won is a lot for me than money saved, I guess. A lot more fun to spend, definitely!
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
You're so much right meowcow... We made so much effort and then when we're ready to spend it, it seems like we were left with nothing. There's an immediate guilt feeling.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
13 Jun 10
Yes, it happens to me all the time! I actually think it is good in a way, it stops you from making purchases that aren't really necessary, so it can't be a bad thing!
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
I have to agree with you puccagirl... I like you username btw... My friends use to call me pucca.
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
Hello eLsMarie, Well, if it's not worth, why buy it. as for me, i have similar stances that i gotta think twice what am buying. but most of the time, i couldn't help it.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
That's really my problem.. Usually when I try to pick the thing that I want to buy and stare at the price, I tend to get sad.
• Jakarta, Indonesia
13 Jun 10
Yes I've been this kind of feeling many times.. Sometimes when I'm finally save enough money to buy the things that I want to but it's not really needed then I use the money for other things.. But sometimes when I really want it I will buy it without thinking twice..
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
I think that's the awkward thing about it permenbow because we give so much effort in saving money for a particular thing but at the end off the day, we spend it for other things and most of the time regret it.