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Why Do I Only Like the EXPENSIVE things?

post #1 of 27
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You know how in magazines they'll have a page of purses or a page of shoes that are all similar? The one I like the best is ALWAYS the most expensive one, without fail!!! So frustrating!

I've been looking for a new pair of black ankle boots, and I wanted a rounder toe, a heel that's not too thin, not too chunky, and some sort of unique detailing on it so that it doesn't look like all the other boots everyone wears.

I found my dream boots on Zappos.com-- can't afford them. $185!!! I just paid off all my credit cards and can't bring myself to charge them. I could pay it off in a month, probably...but that's why credit cards are evil and created by satan himself.

So, either I need to somehow develop "cheaper" taste, or find myself a sugar daddy!! Heck, my husband probably wouldn't care: then he wouldn't have to support my expensive taste! LOL!!
post #2 of 27
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05 View Post
You know how in magazines they'll have a page of purses or a page of shoes that are all similar? The one I like the best is ALWAYS the most expensive one, without fail!!! So frustrating!

I've been looking for a new pair of black ankle boots, and I wanted a rounder toe, a heel that's not too thin, not too chunky, and some sort of unique detailing on it so that it doesn't look like all the other boots everyone wears.

I found my dream boots on Zappos.com-- can't afford them. $185!!! I just paid off all my credit cards and can't bring myself to charge them. I could pay it off in a month, probably...but that's why credit cards are evil and created by satan himself.

So, either I need to somehow develop "cheaper" taste, or find myself a sugar daddy!! Heck, my husband probably wouldn't care: then he wouldn't have to support my expensive taste! LOL!!
Ebay, Grasshopper, Ebay!
post #3 of 27
I agree. Ebay. Ebay Ebay. I got myself a $500 dress for 9.99
post #4 of 27
I just bought my $218 retail price coach checkbook wallet for $73!!
Did you go to DSW or TJ Maxx to see what they have!!
I agree on picking out the pricy stuff-We have been wanting a tripod grill for the firepit-a sturdy one We checked locally and then on the internet-I did find one yesterday and bought it but it was twice the cost of any that I had seen!! But its hand forged in Wisconsin so that's ok!!
post #5 of 27
I seem to pick the most expensive stuff too! I think the being women we are born to pick the expensive things!! I find great shoes on ebay! I got a cute pair for like 6 buck with shipping!
post #6 of 27
I too am the same way . Just last night i was looking through the catalog from The Lily Garden. As I want to add some Oriental and Trumpet Lillys to my new garden this fall. And of course everyone that caught my eye would be one that was $25.00 per bulb .. The cheaper ones Just didn't do it for me! When I told hubby the price he said your nuts . I'm so glad I have that rainy day money stashed away .
post #7 of 27
I am the exact same way. Right now I am wanting $98 boots and a $48 sweater from Victoria's Secret...I guess that's not TOO bad but it's a lot when you add shipping. So I'm going to sit here thinking about them for a few days/weeks until I finally give in and order them! I also have a very bad thing for Coach purses...I've bought a few at their outlet stores but it still puts you back a few. My savings account could be so much higher!
post #8 of 27
I shop at Ross. I've gotten Steve Madden shoes, for $12 and a $200 designer suit, for $20. Can't beat that place!
post #9 of 27
Welcome to my WORLD

P.S. I LOVE COACH BAGS!!!
post #10 of 27
I have the same problem I've always wanted a Coach bag, or a Dooney and Burke - I found my DREAM Dooney & Burke bag the other day.... looked @ the price tag - $235!! I wouldn't dare spend that on one, I'm searching online for a cheaper one

My friend just bought a new Coach bag.... $650! I was like OMG, thats 2 car payments!
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
I have the same problem I've always wanted a Coach bag, or a Dooney and Burke - I found my DREAM Dooney & Burke bag the other day.... looked @ the price tag - $235!! I wouldn't dare spend that on one, I'm searching online for a cheaper one

My friend just bought a new Coach bag.... $650! I was like OMG, thats 2 car payments!
WOW! I have 4 Coach bags and the most expensive one was $169. That one was medium-sized and the others are small. They are all from their outlet stores. I would love a larger bag though.
post #12 of 27
I never buy expensive stuff because I know I can't afford it. I have a bag from Saks Fifth Avenue that I got a few years ago but it was only $20 (somehow). The most expensive thing I own is a bell expressvu pvr (satellite receiver). They cost $600, but I got it for free.
post #13 of 27
I am the exact. same. way.
post #14 of 27
I agree - Ebay ROCKS! That's were I got most of my decorations for my house...mostly all Pottery Barn stuff too.
post #15 of 27
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WOW! I have 4 Coach bags and the most expensive one was $169. That one was medium-sized and the others are small. They are all from their outlet stores. I would love a larger bag though.
I know - her's is huge I want a Coach or Dooney & Burke SO bad! I shouldn't even go look at them - I always get sad
post #16 of 27
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I know - her's is huge I want a Coach or Dooney & Burke SO bad! I shouldn't even go look at them - I always get sad
Maybe you can save up...or get your bf (John right?) to get you one for the holidays
post #17 of 27
my addiction is Birkenstocks... sadly, i have 6 pairs of birkenstock sandals plus a pair of birkenstock clogs... & i want more! they say admitting you have a problem is the first step...
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05 View Post
I found my dream boots on Zappos.com-- can't afford them. $185!!! I just paid off all my credit cards and can't bring myself to charge them. I could pay it off in a month, probably...but that's why credit cards are evil and created by satan himself.
did you know you can 'save' the boots on a favorites list, & keep checking back to see when/if they go on sale?
post #19 of 27
I've never gone for expensive things, I think growing up money was so tight and my parents struggled, and I think it's been passed onto me to be careful with money, and not only that I'm also one of those who buy when needed, I love to buy and give to people, but feel guilty to spend on myself...I'm just odd
post #20 of 27
My fav shoes are Cole-Haan!! A couple weeks ago I picked up yet another pair (not worn yet) at TJ Maxx!! I would like a pair of Todd's though-my sis picked up a pair at Sak's off 5th or Neiman marcus outlet(?) but they were still pretty $$$, but oh so comfy!!! I think I'm to the point I wld have have less but betther quality!! (though I did but 2 pairs of shoes at TJ Maxx)
I would check Dooney and Burke purses on ebay though!!
post #21 of 27
Talking about expensive purses, just be glad you don't live in L.A. Last time I was looking for a new one hubby and I went down to the nearest outdoor mall and went in Nordstrom (our first mistake) and I picked up the prettiest bag I've seen in a while. $1,200.00!!!

It's just a purse. It's not jewel encrusted or anything. SHEESH. Needless to say we left it there. That purse was a whole month's rent. I bought a cheapie knock off at a kiosk.
post #22 of 27
I have EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY expensive taste, but very little money. Over the years I managed to develop some mental exercises for myself that train my eyes to only look at bright red 75% off clearance signs, and emotionally/ psychologically ignore everything else.

It is not easy, but nowadays I won't even look at things that are not on clearance. I am that strict.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Jenny82 View Post
Maybe you can save up...or get your bf (John right?) to get you one for the holidays
Me & a friend are actually going to an outlet store today where they sell them MUCH cheaper!
If I can't find anything there, I'm going to put it on my wish list for Christmas
post #24 of 27
I certainly don't have this problem. I'm so unmaterialistic it's not funny. Expensive things just do not impress me at all. Well okay, maybe when I was much, much younger they did. Give me a $20 purse at Target anyday and I'm one happy girl! It saves me lots of money too.
post #25 of 27
I want a Louie V purse. I can't afford one of those, even on ebay prices. I have Tiffany taste on a K-Mart budget.
post #26 of 27
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I have Tiffany taste on a K-Mart budget.
Thats definately me
(Although KMart does have some super cute stuff! )
post #27 of 27
I think buying expensive shoes are worth it. I have a pair of Ralph Lauren shoes that lasted more than three years, and I wear them everyday (even though I got them 90% off, LOL).

However, I cannot buy stuff like expensive furniture or expensive purses. Even if they last forever, I cannot buy them. The theft problem in my neighborhood is problematic.....Practically they steal anything that is not nailed down.

Also, I visit my mother in Chinatown, Houston. I try to limit myself to once a month because her neighborhood is horrible. Practically anyone I know there had been robbed at gunpoint at least once. No expensive purses for me.
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