Addicted to Sales - Not anymore!

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Post by MrsKnight » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:15 pm
Ive just suddenly noticed (again!) that Im not bothered about the Sales anymore![:)] Saw Debenhams advertise in the paper yesterday that they had a sale starting today. I thought ohhh, did a quick recap in my head wht was in the bank n what was going out n what was needed etc.
N thought Oh well there will always be other sales! N thought nothing of it after.[:)]

Where in my years of store cards Id of been there like a shot[:I] especially at the "card holder" first look preview[:I]
N then when my IVA got underway (I had paid debenhams off prior n canceled card cos of my credit cards balances) I would look n see these adverts n end up nearly crying[:I]
But now - Im I bothered - NO![:D][:D][:D]
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Post by Jan01 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:24 pm
I only buy things if I really need them. I take a private delight in not spending money. My record is 5 days of not spending any money. I now realise that spending didn't really give me any joy or satisfaction and in times before IVA a load of worry.

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Post by Shining » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:38 pm
I don't think I've ever been a fan of sales as I'm far too lazy to look through bargains, I know some people love them queue up for them but I don't have the patience.

My daughter has an eye for a bargain and often gets stuff from sales. x
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Post by artemischild » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:40 pm
i used to go utterly crazy for the Next sale, i was the saddo who used to queue up from 4 am to get to the front and bag all the bargains! Funny thing is now i havnt missed it and realise that most of it i never really needed!

However i do miss being able to buy next home stuff........one day you pretties, you shall be mine :D
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Post by MrsKnight » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:46 pm
I used to be terrible, but I was in my early 20s when it started & was never really into fashion till then. Im lucky that the town we live in, there is never really any haggling or waiting!

Ive always been a monkey for bargains, even when I had my cards I still didnt buy 95% of anything at full price - which makes my debt look like far to many sale sprees!
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Post by kallis3 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:48 pm
I like sales, but have never and would never queue up for them.

Next has never done it for me.
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Post by kallis3 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:00 pm
I wouldn't camp out or get up very early in the morning for anything!

Love Ebay though.

If there is something I really want, then I snipe at about 5 seconds and it usually works.
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Post by flow13 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:04 am
ooh I know what you mean.

And now it doesn't even bother me when I see things like that. In fact, sometimes I don't even think it registers. Which is a good thing, cos when we are finished with the IVA I don't think I will be tempted to go out and SPEND SPEND SPEND!x
Its now time to start living and to make some some wonderful memories!
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Post by kallis3 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:10 am
A few years ago I would have talked myself out of it........then gone back a day or two later and bought it anyway!

Now I can look and even if I really want it, I can walk away and not bother. Even on Ebay I am loathe to spend a lot. I'm watching some winter jackets at the moment but am trying to find the cheapest I can before bidding on one.
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Post by flow13 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:24 am
lol. On ebay I always list from the lowest price and refuse to go higher than a certain amount.
Its now time to start living and to make some some wonderful memories!
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