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Self-control failing - Corrosive Shame
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kneeshooter
kneeshooter
Self-control failing
The day before yesterday, partly inspired by my relationship with amazon I decided to do some phoning around about cameras. I discovered there was stock at a shop in my parent's home town - where I was due to visit.

I had half-a-notion about getting there before the shop shut, and just going to look. Fortunately I was saved by having a late meeting called which meant that I didn't get there until 7pm.

Now today I'm in London. Around the corner is a camera shop. They have the camera I want. The downside is it is £80 more expensive than amazon. I could wait. I should wait. I don't need it today/at all (if you're quondam - as it's not a £300 ski jacket).

So, I need help. And when I need help I talk to my public. Yes - it's poll-time!!!

Poll #265411 Camera-pr0n

Should I buy the camera?

Yes
9(34.6%)
No
17(65.4%)

Current Mood: indecisive

17 lies or Lie to me
Comments
yapman From: yapman Date: March 19th, 2004 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)
and come visit me on your way home so we can play with it.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: March 19th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Be gooood. Save your money. Use it for train fares. ;-)

Besides, the waiting will make the camera all the more enjoyable when it finally does arrive.

On the other hand £80 is negligible when considered against the actual cost of the camera I guess.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 19th, 2004 05:32 am (UTC) (Link)
£80 is still £80. I know I should be strong. I just risk weakening when I walk past it on the way to the tube station.

In my favour I do have a lot of bags today already.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: March 19th, 2004 05:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I just risk weakening when I walk past it on the way to the tube station.

Best look the other way then. ;-)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 19th, 2004 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes. If I get run over I will blame you however.

Should I live that is.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: March 19th, 2004 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't get run over -- I'd miss you. :-p
quondam From: quondam Date: March 19th, 2004 05:58 am (UTC) (Link)
My advice would be to think about it overnight. You'll be in London again tomorrow.

Am still missing that ski jacket that never was.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 19th, 2004 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah - that is true. But fortunately the temptation won't be so bad.

I might pop my head through the door on the way home and if they can do it for £50 off or something then buy it.

If I focus on only purchasing if I get a discount that they won't offer then I can relax.
feistyredhead From: feistyredhead Date: March 19th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Got my camera from Jessops and their catalogue price was about £400 more than Amazon - just printed out the web page and they gave me it for the same price :-)
So I reckon it's worth giving it a go, especially if you can convince them that they will lose the sale if they don't discount. Good luck.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: March 19th, 2004 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.

Unfortunately for my wallet I normally share the British reluctance for anything resembling bargaining... But we shall see...
yapman From: yapman Date: March 19th, 2004 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)
There's bargaining and there's asking if they can beat this price here and showing them a piece of paper.

It's much less stressful, the spotty oik will say yes or no, and you will get out your wallet or leave.
mimeticgel From: mimeticgel Date: March 19th, 2004 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
If you have to ask then the answer is NO
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: March 19th, 2004 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Go on! Buy it!
quondam From: quondam Date: March 19th, 2004 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
He's just turned up with it :)
berrega From: berrega Date: March 19th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
weekness :-)
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: March 21st, 2004 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
But did he get a discount? ;-)
nattydreadi From: nattydreadi Date: March 20th, 2004 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Join the impulse buyer club

Just don't bounce your's off the back of a truck
17 lies or Lie to me