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Old 08-01-2016, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I'm trying to sell stuff, Craigslist and eBay. I have too much junk. Not insane like some people I've seen. I dislike shopping so that isn't my problem.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:06 PM
 
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I have never been all that into shopping but am not beyond the once in a decade clothes buying spree.

That said, I am not a stuff person. I also find that accumulating money, while better than accumulating stuff, doesn't bring the thrill it used to, either.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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Anymore I enjoy watching other people spend their money lol

For me a weekend away is alot more fun,
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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I became non materialistic early on (2007 seems like the year). I noted it especially when I had to take care of my parents house, only ever furnished my bedroom with hand me down stuff (ie bed, dresser, desk, bookcase, etc.). I don't particularly enjoy shopping but when I do (ie groceries), I seem to spend a lot of time figuring out what's the best value and what I actually need. I usually come out exhausted though haha.
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:33 AM
 
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Since I moved 3 times last year, there is no thrill in purchasing anything. After cleaning out a 3 bedroom house to downsize, I hope I can go a long while without buying anything.
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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I have to confess I can still get the thrill of SEEING things I like. It's just a bummer to catch myself saying, "But you don't need it. You have 5 of those already." I love nice soaps and scrubs. I was on vacation and saw some handmade soaps that smelled nice. But I've already got five waiting in the wings at home. So I passed on the soap.

Also, I'm less likely to pay a premium price for something I know I don't need anyway. For me, if the soap (for example) is $8.00 a bar or the lotion is 6.00 for a small purse-sized tube -- do I really need to spend $8.00 on soap, or $6 on lotion when I haven't used all I have already. So my price point has gone ridiculously low for impulse purchases, -- which I KNOW are just "I saw it and it's cute." In and of themselves, it's minor money. But $20 is $20. And that can add up over the course of a year, or YEARS! I'm trying to get less wasteful with money.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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A recent move has put a serious damper on my love of shopping. Twenty years worth of ... STUFF! (Seriously, who does all this belong to????)


I've always tried to stick to "the list" when shopping. But most things extra were bought out of boredom with the stuff I already had. Plus, I love a good sale.
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Old 08-05-2016, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The shopping thrill died right alongside the death of the shopping mall culture of the 80s. I caught the last gasp in the early 90s as a teen, but since then, I don't invest too much time into shopping. I'll buy something online on a rare occasion, but I don't get any thrill from seeing my bank account drain with the purchase of a couple blouses and a pair of shoes. I'd much rather hit a thrift store for $20 and buy a bag of clothes.


Honestly, most of my life I've spent on experiences, rather than objects. I splurge on travel and concerts, which manifests itself in funny ways. For example, I'll book a 5-star hotel, but won't pay more than $5 for a cheap breakfast at a café. Or, I won't blink an eye at paying for the top seats at a concert, but will take the trolley and/or walk rather than pay for gas.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:15 PM
 
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I have to confess I can still get the thrill of SEEING things I like. It's just a bummer to catch myself saying, "But you don't need it. You have 5 of those already." I love nice soaps and scrubs. I was on vacation and saw some handmade soaps that smelled nice. But I've already got five waiting in the wings at home. So I passed on the soap.

Also, I'm less likely to pay a premium price for something I know I don't need anyway. For me, if the soap (for example) is $8.00 a bar or the lotion is 6.00 for a small purse-sized tube -- do I really need to spend $8.00 on soap, or $6 on lotion when I haven't used all I have already. So my price point has gone ridiculously low for impulse purchases, -- which I KNOW are just "I saw it and it's cute." In and of themselves, it's minor money. But $20 is $20. And that can add up over the course of a year, or YEARS! I'm trying to get less wasteful with money.
Makes sense. And when that $20 gets saved or invested, it adds up. Ultimately, once a basic standard of living is achieved, how you spend your time is more important. So, especially once you already have a decent amount of extras (as you apparently do), buying more time for yourself has much more potential to bring happiness than buying stuff.
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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Accumulating money and investments is now much more exciting to me than accumulating things.
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