Planned vs impulse buy

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  1. Silvertree

    Silvertree I love the smell of a PRS case in the morning.

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    I was planning on moving to Michigan at the end of the month but maybe I should reconsider.
     
  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Even when I plan, it feels like an impulse at the moment things transition from ‘plan’ to ‘take the money’. o_O

    I feel pretty much the same way whether I plan or not - a combination of excitement, guilt and buyer’s angst all rolled into one neurotic package!
     
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  3. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I suspect several of mine were planned by BrianG.
     
  4. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Usually planned. The wallet hasn't allowed for much impulse purchasing...although the McCarty was a planned impulse buy...:D
     
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  5. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    Both. Once my plan to get the credit card paid down is completed, I get the impulse to buy again. Especially if it's "Purdy"!!!!
     
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  6. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    Every purchase is an "impulse buy."
    First, you are not buying.
    And then, in a instant, you are. ;)
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    So...suppose I find something I really like and can afford to buy right now, but the dealer suggests some variations that would make it even more fantastic. Or more correctly a custom build that has all the features of what I can touch and feel along with some compelling options I would appreciate.

    If I commission the better version, is it still an impulse buy? If I wait until morning to decide, is it still an impulse buy?

    For the record. True story. Two candidates with the same scenario.
     
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  8. Silvertree

    Silvertree I love the smell of a PRS case in the morning.

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    I don't really have a hard and fast rule. I have been flipping through Reverb/forums or walking through a guitar store, saw a guitar, and went "wow, I gotta have that." I would consider that an impulse buy. Regardless of how you define it, I just like reading other people's stories.
     
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  9. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Yeah, that’s impulse x2 really. Only no instant gratification, which makes it torturous impulse buying...maybe the best/worst of both worlds?
     
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  10. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Neither. Mine are all Serendipity buys.
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That's not impulse...
    That's implus!
     
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  12. tiboy

    tiboy New Member

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    Another point of commonality between us.

    I’m more in the impulse category. Usually something rattles around in the back of my brain until I wake up and have to have it now. Unfortunately for me there is a new custom bicycle causing brain rattle. Worse yet is I have a wife who’s philosophy is, “If you want it, get it”.
     
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  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Back when I was a young guy I was really into racing bicycles; the big deal then was “all Campagnolo” equipment. I had to have the then-state-of-the-art double butted tubing, all the Campy stuff, etc. I was still single, so I got it, and rode that bike for 35 years. It was one of my best all-time moves. Gave it to my son when he moved to LA because he likes to ride and dug the bike, and...it was stolen. Sigh.

    But having a wife who says to get something you want is great.

    When I want something, I get an argument. ;)
     
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  14. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I’ve had three impulse buys, a Mira X that had good bones but needed some love, a SE ZM, and an SECU24 25th. Others are semi-impulse buys, where I go to the shop and see something, play it, and then it works on my brain for a while until I give in. The Akesson, S2 Studio are prime examples of that. And then a few that I wanted and sought out, S2 CU22 Semi and Satin Standard, Mira 25th. Long term, I find myself loving the ones I plan to buy, or can’t get out of my head, the most.
     
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  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That damn Impulse dude is knockin' at my door again!
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    I dare you.
     
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  17. Silvertree

    Silvertree I love the smell of a PRS case in the morning.

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    I triple dog dare you.
     
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  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I AM NOT sticking my tongue on that pole!!!!!

    But, my knees are buckling, and that little red dude on my shoulder ain't helpin'!!!!!!!!
     
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  19. Silvertree

    Silvertree I love the smell of a PRS case in the morning.

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    All the cool kids are doing it.
     
  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Why stick your tongue on a pole when you can put it in an f-hole?
     

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