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Old 01-11-2013, 12:45 PM
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SpringerLover View Post
My pets in general. It's super hard for me to justify buying "big things" for myself (I haven't shopped at a regular store for clothes in a long, long time) but spend $70 on a new winter jacket for Buzz, sure!

I'm seriously bad.
This. I do this so bad. Both dogs and horses. I'm super bad about buying home decorations, picture frames and craft supplies as well!

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ~Jessie~ View Post
One thing? Eeek I have a good handful :yikes
Yeah, this. I've definitely had to cut back on some things since starting college, but I still have several...
1) Dog stuff - this one's probably a little obvious.
2) Photography stuff. It's not a cheap hobby...I'm saving up for a new lens right now
3) Good food, and good coffee and tea
4) Hiking/backpacking gear. EMS is a really dangerous store to go into.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:13 PM
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I kind of don't splurge on anything, really. There has to be something, but I can't think of it.

I get my eyebrows waxed at a salon. It costs $7. And I get it done about once every three months. Yes, I could do it at home, but my eyebrows are feisty and it's a lot easier for me to spend the money.

I buy pretty expensive $18, but those cheap drug store eyeliners NEVER stay on for me. So again, worth it. And I buy it once, maybe twice, a year.

Everything expensive that I own has been a gift.

I buy tons, and tons, and TONS of books, but they're always used and typically cost under $1, sometimes maybe $5 or $6 but that's a book I need for book club or school. I have a ton (way, way, way too many) craft/sewing/scrapbook supplies, but I get them all super cheap or free.

I wouldn't mind paying extra for nice stuff if I thought it was worth it, like I find expensive clothes WAY more appealing than cheap clothing, but I get it secondhand for almost nothing, so I'm not going to pay a lot for it if I don't have to.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:26 PM
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My number one splurge would have to be coffee, either a starbucks OR biggby. Second would be books. But with those I go through spurts. Third would be my dog shows. I love doing those, I just wish I had unlimited funds and time to do more of them.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:33 PM
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I still splurge on the critters once in a while but for the most part I get a LOT of stuff from work free. Especially dog and cat treats and toys. I really do not need to purchase them. I splurge on bird toys and food like twice a year, but these are necessities. I was doing a lot of fish stuff but since I'm moving I'm keeping them as is for a little while.

I don't buy unnecessary things for the most part. I'm definitely not one to spend on myself much but I do go clothes shopping when the jeans get shabby, or I need shoes for work. I have a ton of dress shoes I don't wear really so even though I looove shoes, I try not to buy more. I do go for camera stuff every so often.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:38 PM
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Dog stuff. I rarely buy anything that isn't somehow for Izzie too.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:46 PM
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Default know what..I forgot I splurge on lush products. I really do not need $20 bottles of shampoos . I've cut back on it though.

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:24 PM
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Purses-if I see a purse I love I'll think nothing of spending a few hundred on it. Animal stuff too, but the big expenses are dog classes and bird stuff. The dogs don't go through toys as rapidly as the birds do, and I can drop an obscene amount of money in fun perches, foraging toys, destruction toys, etc.

Oh, and books of all kinds. I can always justify spending money on books.

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:31 PM
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I'd have to say good food. I buy locally roasted fair trade coffee that I grind myself and fair trade chocolate, locally ground flour, and most of my other foods are local. I balance it by buying cheap stuff from the bulk bins, and buying meat maybe 2-3 times a year (and I don't mean a huge amount - I mean one pound of ground beef or one whole chicken). I guess meat would be my technical splurge, but that's almost always thought out and planned.
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