impulse purchases: What's your favorite and worse?

Doozy

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 25, 2005
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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.
 

wako

macrumors 65816
Jun 6, 2005
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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
 

gwuMACaddict

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Apr 21, 2003
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washington dc
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.
 

noel4r

macrumors 6502a
Jul 17, 2002
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Los Angeles
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:
 

joepunk

macrumors 68030
Aug 5, 2004
2,557
13
a profane existence
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:
 

jeremy.king

macrumors 603
Jul 23, 2002
5,478
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Fuquay Varina, NC
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.
 

greenguy4

macrumors 6502
Jan 2, 2005
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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...
 

Passante

macrumors 6502a
Apr 16, 2004
861
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on the sofa
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
 

maddav

macrumors 6502
Jul 3, 2004
390
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Manchester, UK
shadowmoses said:
Best: iPod Nano

Worst: Loads but most recently my currently on eBay PSP


Shadow
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!!
 

Aarow

macrumors 6502a
Jun 14, 2005
592
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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.
 

biohazard6969

macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2005
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toronto canada
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:
 

risc

macrumors 68030
Jul 23, 2004
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Melbourne, Australia
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)
 

killuminati

macrumors 68020
Dec 6, 2004
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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.