July 29, 2009 7 Comments
The past few weeks I’ve just been thinking about all of the things I would buy it I had the money. (Or what I would buy on credit if it was 10 months ago)
I really, really, really want this bike. I think it is fantastic.
It is unfortunately around $650, and with the accessories that I would want (saddlebags) it would bump it up to over $700. I OBVIOUSLY don’t have the money for this, but I want to so badly. The salesman at the store made a point of noting that it was 0% interest for 6 months. And the old me would have gone for it. But I’m not going to do it. I don’t NEED the bike – I WANT the bike. If I find that I NEED a hybrid bike there are plenty of $50-100 options that I can get in the short term until I’ve saved enough money for the nicer one.
The other thing I’ve been lusting after and really, really wanting is a Netbook. I don’t even want a super fancy one. Just one that is around $250. I’d like to be able to leave my computer at work and have the Netbook at home and just carry a jump drive back and forth if I need to work at home. However, all I use my computer for at home (typically) is websurfing and MAYBE editing photos. I can totally do this on a Netbook.
This would have been fantastic to take on my trip with me to Europe and I definitely will budget the purchase of one of these into my next vacation savings.
The last thing I want is just a variation of something that I need to get. And that is a new vacuum. Mine died two months after I moved here. And one of my labmates gave me his after that happened since he and his wife bought a new (nicer) one. Well, the “new to me” one up and died 3 weeks ago. And I need to vacuum – and I need a vacuum to do so. Part of me doesn’t want to spend $150 of a vacuum that I’m just going to feel “okay” with – and wants that $150 to go to something AWESOME – like part of the money for a new DYSON ANIMAL!!!
So… consider this my buying lust confessional. If I had an unlimited amount of money or if this were 1-2 years ago – I would be buying these things. Because I want them. But want isn’t need, and needing AN object doesn’t mean you need the high end object. I mean, I can get myself a decent used bike and vacuum on Craigslist for significantly less. And a Netbook? Well, I don’t NEED it now, I just WANT it now. In fact, I don’t ever NEED it, I would just like it a WHOLE LOT!