I cried when we had to let our old car go too. Isn’t it funny how sentimental we can be about things all the while knowing intellectually it’s crazy. I think I’m going to cry when we trade in our current car too.What I had spent to keep my beloved car that I had for 14 years on the road was enough to buy another new one with better specifications outright.
I finally let her go when she needed another 2.5k GBP of repairs. Two major faults developed within days of each other. I believe it was her way of telling me to let her go, so I did.
I cried when she was collected to go to the scrapyard.
She was one of my constants since I had her in 2002, and we had some great times together. I still miss her dearly.
YassssssI’m generally very careful with money and don’t overspend on anything. I was quite shocked the other day when talking to my mum, she, a retired teacher has been using a $100 day moisturiser, me, a working professional uses a $20 one! We each choose what to waste money on. I like the car analogy. The depreciation and loss on the 6 cars I’ve owned in my life WAAAY exceeds my jewellery spend.
Anyway, am I going to buy my $1000 red spinel today, or not???
Oh I am so so sorry you went through thisIt can be different for every purchase. When I first started buying jewellery I bought items that would be considered junk by PS standards, on Etsy and from instagram vendors. Real gold and gemstones but low quality. I enjoyed them for a few months or even weeks before selling them at a loss. But this was an introductory learning curve, the items weren’t overly expensive, and it was fun. So mentally/emotionally that money hasn’t bothered me.
A different scenario though which left me slightly furious and has really put me off my budding hobby of online bling purchases, and also buying from smaller businesses: I recently bought a pink spinel from a vendor recommended here. It got stuck at the post office and of course USPS can’t find it even though tracking said “delivered” to this post office. I contacted the seller to let them know, asked what is a reasonable time frame for me to wait for it to be found before asking about next steps or refunds. He immediately jumped down my throat, came to the conclusion that I was scamming them, and sent multiple nasty, personal and accusatory messages. So I have no stone and he wouldn’t even entertain the idea of a partial refund. This experience left me beyond insulted and angry. The cost of the stone was truly not worth my time attempting to scam him! Not was it worth disrupting my inner peace. So mentally and emotionally this one has been a waste. But as for the money...not enough to get truly upset over so I’m telling myself he must need it more than I do and moving on, rather than dragging it out and causing myself more turmoil!
You’re my inspiration!I hate to say this, but i really don’t have any missteps in my bling journey. I only wish I foundsooner than I did! And pricescope too! But, I think it is because I save my money for months and it is all thought out so that when the time comes, I am ready and the bling comes out before than i expected!