What do you consider luxuries because everyone has different ideas on this?

United States
July 22, 2009 2:40pm CST
When you consider what is an actual luxury to you or a luxury that you do not consider a nessesity of life, what comes to your mind? Do you feel that you are allowing yourself many luxuries these days? What is a luxury to you?
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• United States
27 Jul 09
I consider my home, telephone, water, electricity, heat, cold, my refrigerator, my coffee maker, my stove, my microwave, my TV, my radio, my iPod, my computer, my laptop, my oven and my car all luxuries. I am blessed to live in a home with a roof and that I am able to make daily purchases for products I want.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
That is so true and so much to be thankful for. I agree with you. Appreciate the response.
@JenInTN (27545)
• United States
25 Jul 09
I guess a luxery to me would be something that I splurged on or something just for me that I didn't need to live. I haven't really been doing the luxery thing lately. I did go to a concert recently. That was a luxury. Take care.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
Many of us have not been having alot of extra luxuries. It is interesting , what all we like and consider luxuries. This is very different according to tastes. Appreciate the response.
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Luxury to me these days is house to myself, quiet, long hot bubble bath - you know where you add more hot water as needed, and dinner out. May not sound like much to some but hey I've always liked the simple things and don't seem to get them enough these days.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
Liking the simple things is a big plus. If we can appreciate the simple things we will fair through this recession much better. It will also be a big advantage as things get worse in the future.
@dpk262006 (56737)
• Delhi, India
23 Jul 09
Hi eaf! I think the definition of luxury will differ from person to person. Anything which may be luxury for me may not be luxury for a person, who is very rich. Going for SPA treatment and spending Rupees 5000/- in a day or going to Five star Hotel and spending Rupees 3000/- on meals or going to some place by air, when the air ticket is Rupees 10,000/- per head, one way will be luxury for me, specially if my earnings for a month are only Rupees 40,000/-.
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• United States
23 Jul 09
We all have our own ideas on what luxuries we want, if and when we can. I think that the status of luxuries and which ones will be more popular as a result of this reecession, are going to be changing.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
23 Jul 09
Unfortunately for me, luxuries are few and far between due to a tight budget but there are things I will not compromise on, like my coffee. I like a brand of coffee that is ridiculously expensive compared to others but it has to be in my pantry; I would rather miss out on some foods than give up my coffee!
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• United States
23 Jul 09
I have to agree with you. I also would rather sacrafice somewhere else than the coffee. I do not have to have the most exspensive brand,but want good coffee to wake up with.
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@GardenGerty (125844)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Eating out is a luxury, we do it within limits. Eating well, we do it all the time. If we were needing to save money, we would eat beans and weiners, and pasta and potatoes. We eat fresh foods, and try new recipes frequently, so that is a luxury. It is a luxury to not have to wait for payday to get a gallon of milk and a luxury to afford the gas to get it. Using a/c, drinking pop, eating cookies and icecream are all luxuries many do not experience. Even in this economy, I believe I live a luxurious life.
• United States
23 Jul 09
Yes, many of us have really cut back on eating out simply because it is more important to buy good food to cook at home then to splurge eating out and lower the quality of your over all nutrition. Many of the snack foods are luxuries now. Appreciate the response.
@jillhill (37377)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I consider a luxury something I can't really afford.....or something that I spend my money on that might make it tight somewhere else in the budget...for the most part I am pretty much a frugal person....in this day and age you have to be with everything costing so much.
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• United States
22 Jul 09
I have been more frugal too. It is important to learn how to be better with money. I am always interested in ideas and tips that help. You have described a luxury in true form, if its not a have to have...,it probably is a luxury.
@Grandmaof2 (7602)
• Canada
22 Jul 09
Right now in the life I have these are things I call luxury. The big one is Money enough to buy food and pay my rent, my van and lastly my computer. I'm wondering what luxury would be to you as well?
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• United States
22 Jul 09
I look at my computer as a luxury. I am thankful to have it. I dont have payments on it. I do not spend as much on luxuries these days. A ppreciate the response.
• United States
22 Jul 09
i would say that i do allow myself a few luxuries, but they make me happy. I could have bought the 24" t.v., but i bought the 32" because i liked it better (and at $500 it was practically a steal!) One major thing i find to be a luxury is credit cards. I have 6 credit cards. They are not necessities, but they sure make things easier on me. They give me the opportunity to not have to have one big chunk of cash come right out of my checking. =]
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• United States
22 Jul 09
Yes, I look at them now as special treats and when you get one, its something you appreciate. I just think we all splurge on different things that are luxuries to us. Appreciate the response.
@thea09 (18314)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi eaforeman, My luxury items are perfume and brand new books, sadly I am rarely able to indulge in either these days but they are the two items I would choose. And even better if the perfume has shower gel and body cream with it. It is a complete waste to me if someone buys me an expensive gift that isn't one of the above.
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• United States
22 Jul 09
Perfume is one of mine too. I mainly read online now. I do not buy as much as I used to. Appreciate the response.
@dawnald (84201)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
many things, cruises and massages and show tickets and pedicures... Actually I can take or leave the pedicure, but the other three sound pretty good!
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• United States
22 Jul 09
Those are nice luxuries. Now would those be your first choices? It is interesting what we all consider the main luxuries and what we would pick if we could. Appreciate the response.