Post the purchase you *didn't* make

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by wordmunger, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    In these tough economic times, a lot of us are cutting back. So I thought it might be neat to have a thread for those of us who have resisted the temptation to buy something. Post a picture of (or just describe) the item you really wanted but decided NOT to buy.

    I'll start:
     

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  2. benflick macrumors 68020

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    The thread title had me thinking of a stolen items thread.
     
  3. Alt10 macrumors newbie

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    Some say it's the best time to buy them, but i don't know.... :rolleyes:
     
  4. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    ATV - want one but don't need one, my iPod with video cable works just as well...
     
  5. DarkHeraldMage macrumors 6502a

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    Just got back from vacation, but before I left I had to resist the urge to buy a new digital camera. Instead, I just borrowed an older model from a friend. I love the new Nikon Coolpix S60. Maybe someday. :(

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  6. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    I didn't exactly "not buy it". I have put it off, though – at least until I feel I can get the accessories too without a bad taste in my mouth:

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  7. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Not really due to the world economy but more my own personal struggle I'm not going for ipod touch. :(

    Still my iriver H300 is still going although it does have the habit of deleting songs :confused:
     
  8. djellison macrumors 68020

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    New MBP. Too many compromises for the price.

    Doug
     
  9. psiachris macrumors member

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    New ski boots, Head Raptors.

    Had unexpected, complicated surgeries (thankfully successful) to pay for for one of my dogs and very sadly the final visit to the vet for our beloved greyhound. She was a sweet little girl.
     
  10. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    Well I guess I'll be the first to start high (well low) rolling...

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    In Silver
     
  11. juanster macrumors 68020

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    just food,, outside of home, i decided to wait an extra hour and eat at home.. lots cheaper
     
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    The same for me on most nights that I don't work. When I do work however it is much cheaper for me to eat there. I can get a steak and all you can eat salad bar for about 5.00!

    I really want a 22" HP monitor, but I just can't seem to put the money up for it. It's one of those Needs vrs Wants things. My 19" is doing just fine for me...
     
  14. PorscheDude macrumors newbie

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    If you cannot afford a new one, step down to a 993 or even a 996 since those are going down in price.

    -Porschedude
     
  15. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    At the begining of the year the HR manager at work was selling her 2002 318i BMW. It was loaded with extras (luxury package, sport package, ...). I was very close to buying it, even drove it a couple of times - but finally came to my senses and realized that there were better ways to spend the money. :rolleyes:

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  16. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta get a less pompous car for everyday driving first.
     
  17. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    My mate just bought a brand new Carrera S with a few accessories for £80,000. He's obviously not feeling the crunch...
     
  18. TomsMacBook macrumors 6502

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    I could purchase one of those from Karama (A district in Dubai) for the equivalent of $20. It'd be an exceedingly good copy, too :p
     
  19. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    He will be when he sees how far car prices are falling!
     
  20. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Wanted, but didn't get an iMac. Instead will pay bills and settle on a larger hard drive for my Macbook. :D
     
  21. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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  22. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Good thread idea!

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    The 5800, but only because I am getting the iPhone 3G instead :D
     

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