Policy of not buying stuff – update

It’s been about a week now and I haven’t bought anything except food. So how’s it going?

Not to bad at all… this worries me, surely this should be harder?

Have I had any withdrawal symptoms? Not yet, but then I haven’t exposed myself to temptation, no ebaying, no amazon-ing, no wondering though town on my way to buy lunch – this week it might be time to see just how good I can be.

I can’t find my round hair brush at the moment, it must be somewhere but I have no idea where. It is highly probiably that had this been two weeks again I would have bought another one when I passed though boots yesterday but I didn’t and you know something amazing? My world haven’t fallen apart – ok my hair looks crazy but when doesn’t it?

All in all, it’s not going too badly

Things I thought I wanted this week but I don’t really want or need:

  • A round hair brush – I have one somewhere, it’ll turn up, I have other brushes
  • Rockband instruments – where would I keep them and when would I play them?
  • A tripod – I still really want this, if I still want one after this is over then maybe I might get on
  • A Nexus One – you’re just being silly now

Lets see how it goes….

2 thoughts on “Policy of not buying stuff – update

  1. Well isn’t what Money Saving Export Martin says, if you still want something (in this case the tripod) a week/month/year later then you really do want it (may still not need it of course 😉 ) so probably worth seriously considering after lent.

    And you can challenge yourself to use it to make it a worthwhile purchase. I’d like to upgrade my camera which is part of why I’m forcing myself to use the old one and doing project365. So I can prove the new one would get use, and I’d need to keep using it once the first month new gadget glow goes, and I get to hopefully improve in photographic terms in the meanwhile!

  2. I’d buy a round hair brush. They can’t be expensive as the other things right?

    With regards to you going into town to buy lunch, have you ever tried just making all your lunches instead? You will find you save a hell of a lot of money doing so in a month that you may even have the spare cash to reward yourself with a gadget.

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