impulse purchases: What's your favorite and worse?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Doozy, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Doozy macrumors regular

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    From time to time I get an itch and just got to go out and buy something and nothing will get in my way. Sometimes you regret your purchase and sometimes it is the smartest thing you've done in a while.

    Favorite: 2002 Chevy Silverado Z71 - did i need a new car NO, but I got one anyway

    Worst: Dell Inspiron | 6000 - by far the worst purchase I have made in a long time.​

    So, I want to hear what is your worst impulse purchase and your favorite impulse purchase.
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Favorite: Shuffle. Open Box. $80. HAAA!
    Least favorite: That box of candy last week. So full.. BLECH!
     
  3. wako macrumors 65816

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    Favorite: Merrel shoes
    Worst: Too much to list...


    My shoes were my favorite of all time is simply because I use to buy sports shoes; basketball, tennis, etc. They were always extremely overpriced and didnt do that much and when stepped in a puddle your feet would be soaking wet. If you were lucky, hopefully it wasnt cold because then your toes would be freezing. Now with my merrel shoes (gortex too!) I can step in ANY puddle and never afraid of getting my little toes wet :D
     
  4. Honortgoat macrumors newbie

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    Best: 23" Cinema Display this spring.
    Worst: That last round of drinks a few weeks back.
     
  5. hookahco macrumors regular

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  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    is that the best or the worst? :confused:
     
  7. Honortgoat macrumors newbie

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    A hooker in Amsterdam could easily be BOTH the best and worst of impulse purchases.
     
  8. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    interesting thread...

    • Best: Lots... iPod Shuffle, plane ticket to London for this weekend, one of my watches, etc.
    • Worst: Again, lots- hahaha... Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speakers, the Jaegermeister shots last night ;) :D , etc.
     
  9. maddav macrumors 6502

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    Favourite: 4GB Black iPod Nano!!

    Worst: Lacie DVD±RW DL Drive, it cost me about £110 and I used it twice :(
     
  10. jpeeters macrumors newbie

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    Best: Powerbook G4 a few months ago
    Worst: a lot of things, but probably my Ipaq
     
  11. brendan67 macrumors member

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    ipod 5g

    hey

    don't know but the 5g ipod is calling me

    regards
     
  12. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    My favorites:

    My refurb Dual 1.8 G5, I dont really need it but I'm really blown away by this machine. My favorite (eMac, close second) computer ever.

    My 2003 Honda Accord, got it used also, but I got a good deal on it. Quick car.

    My worse:

    I regret nothing :cool:
     
  13. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Best: iPod Nano

    Worst: Loads but most recently my currently on eBay PSP


    Shadow
     
  14. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Best: Right now it would have to be a $99 6x8 Wacom Graphics tablet.
    Worst: All of the black matt boards that I have to use to mount my projects on. I just hate to wast paper products, no matter how much of it is recycled. Of course I don't think about wasting papter when I am making books for Book Arts class:rolleyes:
     
  15. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Best: Mac Mini from these boards, powerbook G4 (had to sell for $$ reasons)
    Worst: My last two cars (2004 Golf TDI which traded in for a 2004 Jetta TDI), didn't need them but happy with the mileage. Performa 6400.
     
  16. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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  17. greenguy4 macrumors 6502

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    Best: My iBook. This was a big impulse. Was sick of PCs and didn't put much thought into switching to Apple -- just did it and I have never been happier.
    Worst: ....none...
     
  18. Passante macrumors 6502a

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    best: 20 gig 2nd gen iPod

    Too soon to tell: Epson r-800 ink jet printer (ordered today)


    Worst: Canon G6 digital camera. Very disappointed with the dynamic range. Lots of blown out highlights
     
  19. maddav macrumors 6502

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    Yeah loads of my stuff has been on ebay recently, it's going toward a laptop for next year, though I may buy a 5G iPod now, as I'm tempted to buy an iBook right now!!
     
  20. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    Best: Probally me mac mini.
    Worst: Ps2. I used it for about 2 months. I guess I'm not much of a gamer.
     
  21. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    Favourite - Shuffle

    Worst - Toshiba PDA, never really used.
     
  22. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    Best: Quad G5, I just ordered it once it came out.
    Worst: the iSight I bought a year and a half ago...never use it.
     
  23. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    best/worst: i'm unsure of my new imac on the way, i DEFINITEYLY didn't need it, but i totally blew the bank on it....i hope i'm not disappointed :(

    worst: creative 7.1 speaker system and m-audio sonica theatre usb sound card. the speakers still only churned out 5.1 sound :mad:
     
  24. risc macrumors 68030

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    Best: Sony KLV Series HD LCD TV + Sony HDTV receiver
    Worst: Sony KLV Series HD LCD TV + Sony HDTV receiver (The GF was at home when I tried to sneak it in)
     
  25. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Best: 5th Gen iPod. I knew the second I saw it that I was gonna get it. i didn't even know what it did.

    Worst: $600 Palm Tungsten T3. I think I used it once.
     

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