Today while me and the bf were at the local Sunday market, I met this new artist. I could see she had some potental(I am a trained painter) and I saw this painting I thought would be perfect for a xmas gift for him, he saw me chatting to her and handing money over. [she is remaking a painting in blues and yellows for me]
ok long story short. My bf thinks I am an impulse buyer. I really don't buy too much.
I guess its the xmas bug. I saw this painting and was like wow, $24 for a painting. It has meaning for us. It was a painting of a butterfly and we have very cute pet names for eachother - well the Butterfly ties into that.
I'm really a spendthrif. I buy second hand, local, on sale! But I am an impulse buyer? I don't know, I just thought 25 for a lovely painting. Great gift.
But he is all worried about his loans and credit cards.
I never had a credit card, I have loans- I pay them. But its my money...I worked for it. and I wanted to get something special for him.
but what makes an impluse buyer? arn't we all impulse.
we go to the store and right at the cash is the candy and soda, magazines and papers. IMPULSE. Those alise bins, all those sales.
You go in for one item and come out with more...
does it make you an impulse buyer?
I can see both sides. I agree with the candy and soda and bargin bins, because those aren't always on your list when you go in the store. I kinda see something I buy that wasn't something I was looking for as an impulse since it hadn't crossed my mind until right then and I jumped on it. there's nothing wrong with that if it's something you love when you see it and definitely if it's a great deal. it sounds like such a negative term because you automatically think of that home gym that never gets used, that pair of pants that still has the tags on it, or that kitchen gadget that you only used once. if you are an impulse buyer, you could argue that it's in a good way since you're impulsively buying good things
if money is tight and he's not wanting to spend much for Christmas and he sees you buying left and right, it might make him feel bad like he has to get you a lot of things, too. last year I had the same problem with my husband. I kept finding things here and there and he was hoping to cut back on gifts so I told him right away I didn't care what he got me, but I was still going to give him all the stuff I found for him (I used money I'd been personally saving all year). I'm also a very thrifty shopper, so I can usually stretch a dollar further anyway, but I think it made him feel bad that he didn't have as good of amount of gifts to give me as I did him. so... maybe that impulse shopper comment came from feeeling he needs to save instead of spend but because of the holidays he can't? I feel for both sides. I've had to budget on gifts and it irritated me when someone would just buy something willy-nilly and I had to think about something long and hard to make sure it was worth it. Christmas can be a tough time... maybe you should just hide your buying from him until after the holidays ;)
yeah, I believe thats the problem. But I told him, I'm very careful with my money.
everything I got on sale, or dollar store and thrift store. I spent $30 in all
wow - I couldn't do it on that. it takes a lot to wow my husband, which I know I don't have to do, but I like to get him what he really wants. got him a wii last year :/ his birthday is a few days before Christmas so that really makes it harder unless I lump them together.
It is hard not to buy things on Impulse...so many stores try and bribe you and suddenly put those delicious candies infront of you...or they put the sales racks in certain spots...like walmart now puts them in the doorway...WHICH I FIND UTTERLY ANNOYING...can't even walk into a store without feeling like i'm being bombarded with sales and people all over. It's not easy...but it helps to know that you do those things, because it is easier to control
I think that the average person definatley has a little impulse on them.
But if you found something that is so perfect, and it was cheap for a good painting, and its YOUR money, I don't really see the problem.
Its impulse... but its perfect. There is nothing really BAD with impulse buys, as long as you arn't spending 500 dollars on them. And it seems that you have got your spending COMPLETELY under control.
Though, in the other thread, I saw you bought him like 2034203948 gifts, lol. Its very cute, but appaerntly very inexpesive as well.
I LOVE second hand and thrift stores. The best
god no, I wouldn't spend that much.
I'm sort of an impulse buyer when I see things I know will come in useful one day, even though it usually takes ages for that day to come . I'm usually always short of money though, but that's only because I have to spend quite a bit each week on things I need, like food and train tickets and college stuff. And because I have to spend so much it feels like I don't really get to spend much on myself, when I see something I like I'll usually buy it if it's not too expensive.
I'm tempted to get a credit card because it'll mean I can buy things over the internet, but then I really really don't want to end up in debt (but starting from next year I'll be in debt for the next forever because of my student loan aaaahhhh!), so I'd rather not have a card. It's the same kind of thing with a debit card, I'd lose track of how much I was spending so I'd spend more money than I had and end up overdrawn. I think that most of the time if you don't have the money then you shouldn't spend it... say if it was a £200 pair of shoes and you didn't have £200 in your bank account then you shouldn't use credit to buy the shoes, but if it's something bigger like a house then you're obviously not going to have the money to buy it so it's okay to take out a loan. Shoes are more of an impulse short-term purchase as well, whereas a house is more of a long-term way to spend money.
say no to credit cards! not right now when the economy is bad
I'm weird with money. I'm rather bad at spending money i should really save, I can be very very very good for a while and then i go 'oh ill just get this' and that turns into like 3 things. I love buying things, but I don't like spending money and I hate waiting for things I want, and work is full of nice girl things that i like, things i will spend a lot on because they make me feel good.
I will never ever get a credit card...I've only just got a debit card! You aren't an impulse buyer at all, I don't think so anyway, maybe say it was a xmas present to him
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