For the longest time I have been a fairly terrible shopper. I’m one of those horrible impulse buyers that make the organized budget obsessed individuals look at me with horror, shunning me as they back peddle away in fear that my impulsive, wild spending might be a deadly contagion! I don’t blame them, it’s been a problem for me over the years and has become something I am trying to remedy. So when shopping for a new camera, I looked up a canon sx260 review rather than just going out and buying the first thing that I saw. In fact, and you’ll be proud of me for this, I looked up several different camera reviews for multiple different types and compared them all! I even went deep, shopping around at different digital outlets before making a decision. Several days were spent doing research on finding the model that was going to best serve me in all my needs. It was exhausting!
Yet, I prevailed. I slugged through the complaints, the five stars and the one stars. I did combat with price shoppers. I even checked consumerist websites to ensure I wasn’t making a fool of myself. I read blogs! In the end, I made a purchase and that purchase felt good. It wasn’t an impulsive, instant gratification seeking type of purchase but a well thought out, purposeful and wise purchase. The feeling was a good feeling, knowing that I had actually saved money and bought a product that I felt, subjectively, would be good for the needs I have. For my fellow impulse spenders, I suggest that you take your habits in hand and attempt to do the same. It’s a challenge at first and you might feel overwhelmed and even tempted to go back to your old habits but in the end, you’ll save more money to buy even more things!