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who ends up spending more than their original budget?

mug51 Avatar
9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
ill start it off

less than 23" tv for £200, spent £610 for a 32"
electric toothbrush for £40, spent £75
earphones for £30-£40, spent £60

so for 3 items i should have spent £280 max, but spent £745 instead.
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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#1
You really need a financial advisor.
#2
:shock:
#3
I can't believe you fell for sy ducky....
#4
I've discovered that I'm prone to pressure purchases - impulse buys to deflect the pressures of life as a student. I'll name a few...

I wanted headphones for listening to music and I spent £180 on a pair of Sennheiser HD650s (and spent another £90 buying a cardas cable to replace the stock cable)

I then wanted a headphone amplifier to drive the headphones because the impedence rating was 300 ohms - I was looking at ones between £40-£75, but spent £690 on a Sugden Bijou amp - I'll type that again incase it looks like a typo - £690!:shock:

I then convinced myself that my DVD player was no good at playing cds and decided to upgrade. I spent £520 on a Sugdeb Bijou cd player.

All of these purchases occurred when I either had essays to write or exams to prepare for. Oh, and they also coincide when I get my student loan, I'm not loaded.

The pressure just gets to me and I panic buy. I think I need professional help:?
#5
thats just crazy, i do a very good service to help people like you, it's £20 per hour but you're more than welcome to pay more.

im a student too but at least i know where the limits are when it comes to buying things, i spend months thinking about buying before i actually do.

i do love buyin things and waitin for them to come through the post, postal delivery has dried up now tho :(
#6
Everytime I think I'll get a bit a shoping in I trawl through here for deals and find £10 off £50 codes. So instead of spending £10 or £20 I always bump it up with useless stuff that I dont really need so I can get the thing I want at a bargain price :giggle:

Nowhere near as bad as you lot though - I'm glad students are so affluent! Maybe they should make the workers bars cheaper instead of the student ones - lol.
#7
mug51
thats just crazy, i do a very good service to help people like you, it's £20 per hour but you're more than welcome to pay more.

im a student too but at least i know where the limits are when it comes to buying things, i spend months thinking about buying before i actually do.

i do love buyin things and waitin for them to come through the post, postal delivery has dried up now tho :(


Don't use my name in your rant, your name suits you MUG :giggle:

I do tend to agree a bit with you but I am a very hands on person, I like to see what I am buying then will find the cheapest or even better model before buying. If I get any sort of pressure I back away quickly, I will not be pressurised into buying anything.

My next look out thing is a wifi internet radio and there are only about 3 models available so I am waiting for the next generation to hit the shelves, the wait is killing me :whistling:

It is good you spend months thinking about it though at least you are not resorting to getting any old crap just for the sake of it and when you do buy it you must be very happy with it otherwise you lose all interest in, well I do anyway.
#8
Nope, I don't spend more than I've actually set aside.
#9
When I say I'm prone to pressure purchases, I don't mean that I bend to the will of sales staff, but rather, I tend to blow my student loan as a form of escapism - reality (if there is such a thing) can be tough at times.

Apart from shopping in supermarkets and eating out, I almost always attempt to negotiate discounts on anythiing I buy from a shop - HUKD has trained me well to expect Champagne for the price of Lemonade! :-D
#10
mug51
thats just crazy, i do a very good service to help people like you, it's £20 per hour but you're more than welcome to pay more.

im a student too but at least i know where the limits are when it comes to buying things, i spend months thinking about buying before i actually do.

i do love buyin things and waitin for them to come through the post, postal delivery has dried up now tho :(


I'm up for it, but I can only pay you £2 per hour :-D
#11
Crazy1
Don't use my name in your rant

sorry:-(

Crazy1
your name suits you MUG

cheers :thumbsup:

[quote=windhoek I'm up for it, but I can only pay you £2 per hour :-D[/quote]
pffft my knowledge plus magic is not that cheap
#12
mug51
sorry:-(


cheers :thumbsup:


pffft my knowledge plus magic is not that cheap


It's all good fun, make sure you get your expensive stuff insured :thumbsup:
banned#13
mug51
ill start it off

less than 23" tv for £200, spent £610 for a 32"
electric toothbrush for £40, spent £75
earphones for £30-£40, spent £60

so for 3 items i should have spent £280 max, but spent £745 instead.

yeah but you ended up with better quality products rather then the cheaper stuff so its all good
banned#14
windhoek
I've discovered that I'm prone to pressure purchases - impulse buys to deflect the pressures of life as a student. I'll name a few...

I wanted headphones for listening to music and I spent £180 on a pair of Sennheiser HD650s (and spent another £90 buying a cardas cable to replace the stock cable)

I then wanted a headphone amplifier to drive the headphones because the impedence rating was 300 ohms - I was looking at ones between £40-£75, but spent £690 on a Sugden Bijou amp - I'll type that again incase it looks like a typo - £690!:shock:

I then convinced myself that my DVD player was no good at playing cds and decided to upgrade. I spent £520 on a Sugdeb Bijou cd player.

All of these purchases occurred when I either had essays to write or exams to prepare for. Oh, and they also coincide when I get my student loan, I'm not loaded.

The pressure just gets to me and I panic buy. I think I need professional help:?

More money than sense springs to mind. Just what are you doing at university? media studies? ;)
#15
csiman
More money than sense springs to mind. Just what are you doing at university? media studies? ;)


Well I hope it's not Economics :giggle:
#16
Have none of you figured it out yet??

Don't set a budget, and then you'll never go over it :D

I impulse buy - it gets worse when im bored in work & order stuff over the net lol

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