Almost Bought An iPod, But Decided To Save The Money Instead.

Canada
May 20, 2009 10:20pm CST
Is there anything out there that you have been saving for, but decided not to buy at the last minute, because you would rather have the money for savings? I've wanted an iPod for a long time, but ended up buying a small CD player, because I wanted music before I could afford the iPod. I have really super sensitive hearing, and need music to block out the city noise. The CD player is OK, and having CDs means that all my music is backed up anyway. LOL Maybe I'll let the money sit in the bank for a few months, and see how much interest I have, or wait to win the lottery, or something. When I do decide to buy one, I think I want a red one with my name engraved on it.
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21 responses
• United States
22 May 09
Well, speaking past tense, I wanted a house. And ended up buying a trailer for $2000. So we got what we wanted. We had been saving money for years and just doing without a lot of things. We'll need to put about $1000 in repairs into it. But it's going to end up saving us around $6000 yearly over what we were paying for rent before. So, I guess what I really want (and got) was a home of my own that didn't cost a fortune. Just the other day my daughter said, "Mom, I love this home!" Plus, we got to move to another state where the weather is so much better; not so hot and dry. It rains a lot here and that is lovely, compared to the scorching drought of Florida!
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• United States
21 May 09
It has happend to me too that I wanted something but at the end I will not buy because it might be expensive. Well it happend to me a month ago I wanted to get a vacume that cleand carpets with steam and the point is that it seamd really good at a good price. But I went to see it two times to compare prises at another store but at the end I did not get it because I told my self there are other things I should get like dippers for my baby. And don't know why when it comes to buying things for me or my use its hard but when it's about getting it for my family is not.
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@yoyozhou (356)
• China
21 May 09
Great!I also want an iPod . When I got my salary last month, I had an idea to buy an iPod. But if I did that,I would have no money to support my daily life. The life would be in low water. So I decided to save money little by little .Then I can not only support myself, but in the future I can buy an iPod.
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@RedDiary (138)
• United States
21 May 09
wow that's a good idea.. better save at the moment.. haha.. and also when you buy it,RED? wow so cute.. wish you all the best.. and enjoy ^^
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
21 May 09
I don't have any money to save up for I am behind in my bills, so that has to be cleared up.
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• Canada
21 May 09
I have done that with quite a few things and "put it off" until later. I did that with my new truck I finally purchased in March after "almost buying" for over a year, and for quite a while I almost bought a Nintendo DS, and my hubby ended up getting it for me for my birthday last year because he didn't think I'd ever do it .
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
21 May 09
I want to get a Macbook Pro and I have almost the money saved up for it in my tax free account, but I also have money in my regular high interest savings account and money saved in my basic account. But I also have the HBC Credit Card so I went to check the on line points catalog and I found they are offering the Ipod there. Of course, I do not have the points for it yet, but I figure since I have to get a small filing cabinet, bookcase, some vitamins, some herbal medicine,etc. a smaller frying pan, plus another pair of sheets, that if I go to Home Outfitters and Zellers, it will not be long before I get it. Or I could use my Airmiles, since it looks as if we will not be going on that trip any time soon. I really do not want to take any money out of my account right now.
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@ElicBxn (61069)
• United States
21 May 09
OKAYYYYYY... As someone who lives with someone who used to take the dispatch calls on ipods, I will say that unless you are afraid it will be stolen, getting the name engraved makes getting them back with repairs a longer time. when they are not engraved, they can "drop ship" you another ipod, but when they are engraved, they have to send back the same ipod, or atleast the same "skin." I would skip the engraving myself. Of course, you are talking to someone who was given an ipod and has NEVER used it. The only time it was ever used was to check to see if it was still working. I might ought to charge it up and take it with me to play solitire, but I waste enough time as it is....
• Canada
21 May 09
Hmmmmmmmm I didn't know that their were that many problems with iPods! Weird! I guess engraving it would make it harder to get a faster replacement ... makes sense!
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@ElicBxn (61069)
• United States
21 May 09
they might not have that many problems, but sometimes they do need repairs, I always advise going with the fastest repair times The roomie has like 3 of them, one she gave to me, and only one needed a repair and that was only once - of course neither of us use them now.
@mama_bear (1121)
• Canada
31 May 09
mine was engraved when they sent it back because i was very specfic about that as it was of sentimental value. they re-engraved free of charge too
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• United States
21 May 09
An engraved one would be cool. Save your money and get a top of the line iPod, that way you can put all your music on it.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
21 May 09
are you referring to ipod touch or the classic one. i wanted to know which one to buy between these two.
• United States
21 May 09
I would go for the classic, the touch has too many problems from what I've read about it.
• United States
28 Jun 09
hmmmmmm i would buy the ipod
@imsilver (1667)
• Canada
5 Jun 09
I am definatly buying myself an iPod touch as soon as I get a chance. My boyfriend has one and the thing completely rocks. Especially with it's wireless connection. I can be online from anywhere in my house. I use his quite a bit and he's great about it but I can't wait to get one of my very own.
@faraza (159)
• Malaysia
5 Jun 09
Ya! my first handphone. I saved up for 6 month. I did not plan to buy any particular handphone, but i knew i had to buy one. so after my 6 month probation on my first job, i rewarded myself a Nokia handphone! It was well worth saving..
• Philippines
22 May 09
i always have that last minute changing mind buying something i really really like..i work hard to save up just to end up not buying it because i decided to kep the money instead that's why all the time my boyfriend will scold me for not buying what i want
@faisai (1138)
• Hong Kong
21 May 09
Yes, I almost always run into that kind of situation. Save the money and then later on just back off from buying the item I already planned. Most often, it is just the feeling of spending a great deal amount of money feels hurt when I look at the account balance. But these days, I learned to let go. Of course I am not spending so much that all my savings are gone. But then, when I decided something is good and I can afford it, I will just go for it. For instance, I have been using those very cheap wired mouse in the past. Lately, I have purchased a branded wireless mouse which costs nearly 10 times the one I had been using. Yet, I just bought it. Life is short. Why not treat ourselves better? :)
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
21 May 09
I think holding on to the money at this time is a smart thing to do. You'll have plenty of time to buy your iPod.
• Malaysia
21 May 09
i had thinking of to buy an ipod last month as well..but at the end i save the money to buy other thing. i like the new release ipod..its small and i think its cool enough to be displayed..can bring it to anywhere easily..its not heavy at all..can save up to many songs that you wanted to listen..but, i think after i buy the thing i want i will started to save money again to buy this ipod.
21 May 09
LCD TV's are so cheap now compared to when they first came out. I've been meaning to get one, but everytime I have the money ready I can always think of something more useful to spend it on,plus I dont watch that much television anyway so I figure why not use the money for something else. It usually gets spent on a meal in a restauraunt with freinds.
• Philippines
21 May 09
a couple of times before,but now I decided that its much better to buy them (for me)I mean,when I save my money and I didn't do the promise I made for that certain money.And use it for other purposes instead. I would suddenly feel bad starting to regret why I didn't bought it,
@k1tten (2320)
• United States
21 May 09
I actually havne't wanted anything in a while. I've been saving on video games with a trading site and I was going to pitch in with my partner to get a Wii but decided against that at the last moment. Right now there really isn't anything I really want or have put off getting.
• United States
21 May 09
I've wanted a Wii for awhile and I was tempted on several occasions to buy one whenever they were in stock at several different stores. However, each time I ended up saying no, I didn't need to buy it right now because it was more important to save the money for the summer classes that I'm currently taking among other things. So, I ended up holding off on it. However, I did buy myself an iPod after school ended. I ended up with a lot of money after I sold back books and was able to use the Amazon gift cards I had gotten from Swagbucks to save quite a bit of money on a nano so I splurged. The Wii will come at another time.