I Can Haz $500 Plz?
March 9, 2010 12 Comments
I really want to spend money. Like seriously bad. Not on stupid stuff (I don’t think), but I have things I want… nah need?… to buy.
For instance, I’ve finally worn through the soles of all of my casual shoes. I’m still wearing them because I have nothing else to wear, but you can see my sock from the bottom on the shoe. This is bad. The shoes I want to replace them with (okay fine, the exact same pair) cost $80. I can’t seem to find any better deals online. And I know I won’t find them cheaper in local stores.
I also really desperately want to get my car detailed. I’m sick of the inside looking like it has been occupied by mice and pigeons for the last 3 years. I cleaned everything out, and now I want to make it look good. I know I can’t make it look as good as I want on my own. So I really want professional detailing to make it look brand spanking new. I don’t need this. But I want it. So bad, so very, very bad.
I’m still aching for a new netbook, and the slowness of my computer the past few weeks has been ramping up that desire.
So these are my wants at the moment.
I’ll probably wait until April’s payday to buy the shoes. And just get a basic car wash and vacuum instead of detailing.
When I pay off this debt and have a little bit more leeway in my budget – do you think I’ll be able to afford auto detailing? Or do you think I’ll be so used to not spending money that I won’t do it?
Right now it is nice to have the excuse of “paying off debt” to convince myself not to buy things. What will happen when that is gone?
Also, I made $150 this weekend by selling two free textbooks that I received from a book publisher. They were complimentary copies sent to me to convince me to use the text book in my class (which I have no control over, btw). So I listed them on Amazon and both sold within an hour. I probably should have listed them for more since they went so fast. However, I’d rather have the money now and not have an open listing for a few weeks.