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  1. pearaffair
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    by pearaffair » Jun 18, 2019
    I do. I spend within my means but it’s still ridiculous. I’m looking into making some changes!

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  2. jaysonsmom
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    by jaysonsmom » Jun 18, 2019
    I have a SEVERE shopping problem, and I'm impulsive to boot. Last weekend, I decided to buy a whole new patio set, BBQ, fire pit etc to spruce up our backyard, so that my teenage kids can hangout with friends at our place over summer break. Then on Thursday, I decided to book a spontaneous family vacation to Oahu in a few weeks, because we've never been to Hawaii as a family. I spent over 10K in one week....but in all fairness, these things were for the whole family, and not myself.
     
  3. Madam Bijoux
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    by Madam Bijoux » Jun 18, 2019
    I absolutely do! But I try not to think of it as a problem- I like to think of it as an inborn craving for beautiful things.
     
  4. lyra
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    by lyra » Jun 18, 2019
    Yes, but it's definitely usually sub $100, and only useful practical items, usually bought vintage. Or books. Are books considered a shopping addiction? If our library actually ever had anything it would be a viable solution. I don't like e-books these days. :confused2:
     
    


    


  5. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Jun 18, 2019
    Like my DH says, I can’t do anything in moderation.
     
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  6. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Jun 18, 2019
    41834DC4-49BE-429C-937A-024FEEB26451.jpeg 04E4CF1A-87AB-4D34-889F-FD82B1BCC1F2.jpeg Most definately.
    I’m a collector and a forager. My thing is to seek out bargains and/or complete or increase my various “collections”. Some collections have been a work in progress for 40 years.
    I set myself certain challenges and work on fulfilling them. My most recent, and long standing completed challenge was a big aquamarine ring under $1,000. That took 15 years. Another completed challenge was larger size opal earrings under $500. That also took about 10 years.
    I have no “outstanding jewellery” acquisition challenges. If you saw just how much stuff I have you’d agree no more is necessary.
    My ceramic collections include Clarice Cliff, Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre, Lalique, Carlton Ware Moonlit Cameo, and any Rouge background vases from 1920s to 1940s. I collect vintage watches, I collect vintage compacts with watches or music boxes. I collect small size travel clocks. I collect Japanese Puzzle boxes, I collect gem / mineral specimens, I collect way way too much.
    My current search is for a white gold or platinum diamond brooch. I bought a diamond bracelet that is too short so I want to extend it by placing a brooch into it. My budget is $500 and it has to look impressive.
     
  7. kayla17
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    by kayla17 » Jun 18, 2019
    My husband seems to think I do! :roll2:
     
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  8. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Jun 18, 2019
    (Sheepishly raises hand) :oops2:

    To be fair though I mainly shop vintage so I consider my efforts my obligation at reducing waste and being environmentally conscious.
     
  9. ringo865
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  10. OreoRosies86
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    by OreoRosies86 » Jun 18, 2019
    I am pretty frugal actually! I would love to be able to afford a shopping problem :cry2::lol:
     
    


    


  11. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jun 18, 2019
    I don't think I have a retail shopping problem. New stuff does not excite me.
    However, I love thrift and/or discount stores.
    Like @StephanieLynn, I refuse to contribute to the landfills :lol:
    However, I do have a pre-loved jewelry problem.........
     
  12. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Jun 18, 2019
    Is it really a problem though? Someone has to keep the haul thread going :twisted2:
     
  13. GliderPoss
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    by GliderPoss » Jun 18, 2019
    @Bron357 OMG that Aqua ring is to die for! :love:

    This is literally me - I love shopping, I just can't afford to frequently so I buy little things or enjoy charity/thrift shopping. Think overall I'm pretty restrained...
     
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  14. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Jun 18, 2019
    Wait, @lyra turned me on to this new phrase, practical vintage. Clearly you can't have a shopping problem with practical in the title so I subscribe to that practice ;)2
     
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  15. jordyonbass
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    by jordyonbass » Jun 18, 2019
    Or rough Opals for business stock...

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  16. Queenie60
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    by Queenie60 » Jun 19, 2019
    The way I see it - I have about 30 to 40 years left on this planet and I'm going to enjoy each and every year. And since my budget allows me to have nice things, If I don't, my kids will when I'm gone!!!!:dance:
     
  17. nala
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    by nala » Jun 19, 2019
    Same. Lol. So it’s definitely not a problem. Lol.
     
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    by cflutist » Jun 19, 2019
    No, pretty frugal.
    I like to browse but rarely buy.
     
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  20. BMI
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    by BMI » Jun 19, 2019
    Yes I have a problem ................. I don't like shopping!

    In store, online, doesn't matter. Having too many options is stressful for me. It takes me forever to make a decision for even the smallest of items. And I don't like dealing with returns.

    If my husband didn't buy all our groceries I would likely starve to death. :lol:
     
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  21. Snowdrop13
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    by Snowdrop13 » Jun 19, 2019
    For sure, although I would also call myself a collector; of jewellery, Clarice Cliff and art (mostly paintings). I seem to have stopped buying “stuff”, like clothes and household items as my cupboards are full and I think I have everything I need already!
     
  22. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Jun 19, 2019
    :think:..Really??, So the CBIs you posted are fakes? :bigsmile:
     
  23. SandyinAnaheim
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    by SandyinAnaheim » Jun 19, 2019
    My mother was a shopaholic with drawers and drawers full of jewelry she never wore, and every closet in the house jam-packed with clothing she wouldn't wear. She had to declare bankruptcy twice and lost a house due to her spending and shopping addiction. Because of these experiences, I am the complete opposite. I go shopping only when I absolutely have to or need something in particular. Shopping malls are torturous for me and I'd give a kidney not to have to go in them. The only kind of in-person shopping I really enjoy is food shopping. :oops:

    And I do too....the good thing though is that when I get an item, I don't always love it, so I only buy from those with return policies, and I only keep what I really love.
     
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  24. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Jun 19, 2019
    Yes I'd have a shopping problem but please don't tell my wife. :shhh: This single 1907 $20 gold piece cost as much as the 3.34ct diamond on her finger..:shhh:

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  25. cflutist
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    I am talking about shopping in general when we are on vacation. I may buy a tee-shirt or cap for hubby but that's normally it. I am not into trinkets or fashion. These expedition cruises on Silversea cruises are expensive, more than 50k each. At this point in our lives, it is more about visiting places we haven't seen before.

    All 5 CBIs are real, but Queen Pari was a bargain, lol. So when are you upgrading yours @Dancing Fire? Prices are really good right now. :lol-2::mrgreen2::lol:
     
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  26. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Jun 19, 2019
    I spoke with Wink this afternoon and he said ....you still haven't wired him the money for my upgrade ...;(
     
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  27. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Jun 19, 2019
    Jewels yes. Everything else no!

    Hehe so it depends on what you are referring to! I am positively angelic when it comes to everything else but I will go to Gem Hell for all my jewellery shopping!
     
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  28. missy
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    by missy » Jun 19, 2019
    I don't know.

    For me shopping is a hobby that I enjoy. I don't spend beyond my means but I do buy things I do not need nor will ever use so maybe yes I do have a problem. But it is better than other things done to excess such as drinking, eating or doing drugs.

    I shop as a diversion when I am sad or stressed. I shop when I am happy too though. So do I have a problem? I shop less now than when I was in my twenties and thirties that's for sure so maybe I am exhibiting more self control?

    All I can say with certainty is I shop within my means and never risk our financial stability with spending too much. So if you look at it that way no there is no problem. But buying too much stuff is a problem of sorts. I am much better now but occasionally do lapse. Having 2 homes makes this even more challenging because I like to have double of everything. At least. Some of my backups have backups. :wink2:

    In my heart I am a minimalist. That is the truth.
     
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  29. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Jun 19, 2019
    sounds fabulous
    do i mind if i ask how you display your Carlton ware ?
    i got a bit carried away the last two years ...
    it got very addictive
    but the carlton ware reminds me of my grandma and mum got rid of grandma's because she didn't like it
    i especially like the lettuce and tomatos which i think were an Australian design - but that's what grandma had
    i thought about mounting it on mass on the wall - up and over a door way - maybe the big door way into the kitchen
    of course it got obsessive and i have lots of flower pieces - i love the foxgloves

    along the same lines
    my other half by accident broke a big glass plate i had of the Queen and Duke from their first NZ tour
    i searched out a replacement....
    now in the guest bedroom i have an entire china cabinet of commerative royal cups and saucers
    the other half says 'who is going to drink all these cups of tea in the middle of the night?'

    while i was shopping for the carlton wear and the royal plate i found a whole lot of other little pieces, now there isnt room for my still to be unpacked good china !
    but mum lost a lot of little pretty bits and pieces in the big Christchurch earthquake

    in the end i must almost have to confess i brought way too much stuff and spent a wee bit too much money
     
  30. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Jun 19, 2019
    :lol-2::lol-2::lol-2:
     

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