Tuesday, October 7, 2008

SPT- top 100

This month we are doing the things from our top 100 list. You can see the whole list here if you are up for it. This week is #7 ... My number 7 said that I was an impulse buyer. This is too true. That's why I scrapbook- I love to buy all the cool stuff! Oh, yeah, this is only part of my "stuff!" I have learned not to impulse buy big stuff. When we first got married I was trying to buy it all with the $10,000 we had. Some of it really lasted- like the the washer and dryer. The dryer is still kicking over 15 years later. I did however buy a cheap couch, so I could get the really nice dinette and bedroom set- which are both also doing well. I hated the couch within a year and I had to have that thing for 10! The couches I have now took me over a year to find. I have had them for over 5 years now and still love them.
The main reason I impulse buy isn't so much that I fall in love with something and want it so bad that I buy it, it is more of a patience problem. The other day my waffle iron broke and so off I went to buy another one. Who knew finding a waffle iron would be so hard. We don't like Belgium waffles, we like the thin, crispy kind. Well everyone only had Belgium waffle irons. I went to Wal-mart, Costco, Target, JC Penny's, our local PX (post exchange), Marshall's, Bed, bath and beyond. It was crazy. I couldn't stand it anymore, so I bought 2 different ones and had to return both of them, because of course when they say Belgium waffle iron, that's what they mean, but I wanted some waffles so bad that I just had to try them out! I finally found one on-line that is really cool. It also turns into a regular grill and the plates come off so they are easy to wash. I would waste so much less time, if I would just wait and buy what I really want, instead of just trying it out, just to see if it will work! One of the many reasons I really don't like to shop.

10 comments:

lelly said...

i am in impulse shopper as well. actually, more of an impulse "window" shopper. i can lie in bed at night and "buy" $1,000 worth of stuff that i saw throughout the day online or in a catalog. thank goodness, i'm only buying it in my head. the feeling is usually gone by morning!

hope you are all doing well! thinking of you today, with all of the violence around the green zone.

Jeanette said...

Impulse buyer or not, that waffle iron looks awesome! Removable plates? Perfect!

Dacia said...

It depends on what I'm buying on whether or not I'm impulsive. If it's something expensive, then I research. If it's inexpensive, then I buy it without thinking too much.

So glad that you found the waffle iron that you wanted. I always have to take things back too, because they're not exactly what I wanted. :)

Courtney said...

If only we had the money to spend and not have to worry about a thing...then we'd really be in trouble, eh? Love that waffle iron and what a bonus that you can use it as a griddle too!

Janna said...

If I had the $$$ I'd do it too!

Lene said...

that's why I love shopping online. I fill that cart as full as I can --then delete it all.

MaryRC said...

ooh i need me some f that waffle iron cleaning action!!

i used to be an impulse buyer, but overwhelming debt cured me of that. now i plan my impulse buying. :) im not in debt anymore and never want to be again.

Great post!

meg said...

Debbie - our old e-mail fried and we had to start another one. We didn't get any of our contancts, so I can't e-mail. What a pain!! Mine is meg(last name) at gmail. See if that works.

crystal said...

Come over and organize my craft room! I am seriously impressed by that shelf.

Bren's Life said...

Yummy that looks so good! I want some waffles now...
You can organize my house anyday.