King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat

Sticker shock

How much money does it take before the price of an item scares you away from an immediate purchase?

A couple of years ago, anything over $100 would trigger my i have to think about this reaction. I went to Bed Bath and Beyond needing a mixer. I ended up getting a hand mixer because the decent counter-top ones were all around $100. I could afford one, and I needed one, but not wasting money is so ingrained in me that spending the money made me pause. And I procrastinated on buying a painting to go with Scorpio cause the artist was asking for $700.

This only applied to spending on myself. Had no problem spending money on gifts or donations for others. But somewhere in me I have worth issues I guess.

I just realized that my limit has increased dramatically though. I've been financially secure for a number of years now, but it's only been in the last year where I felt comfortable dropping a couple hundred on myself. But there is still a limit. I noted before that I want to buy one of Pauline Lim's works. But most of the works of hers that I like are in the $1000 to $2000 range. And so I pause again…


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