Saturday, March 31, 2012

Oops!... I Did It Again

Oops!... I Did It Again... I added more debt to our Best Buy credit card. If you recall the card had a zero balance but remember the TV posts? Well I just had to go out and purchase a new TV and the oops part is that I charged this back to my Best Buy credit card.

The good news is I did not get the 70 inch TV like I had planned. I decided to go with a 60 inch size TV for the living room. Also, the perfectionist in me could not continue looking at the old set with dead pixels on the screen. I am the type that if it works, why not replace it and make it better? The wife hates this, I replace stuff like the coffee maker, dishes and electronics all the time. This is part of the reason I live in debt. And yes... she's always asking if she's going to be replaced soon LOL.

Here is the damage:



Let's see how fast I can bring this balance back down to ZERO!

HS

14 comments:

  1. Because I can't delay gratification ? Lol

    HS

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  2. Yeah, I'm with Rhitter94 on this one. You have a kid with no college fund, you're loaded up with debt, and you're going out drinking and buying $1,500 TVs at Best Buy. I guess we see where your priorities are. I can only be hopeful that I make better choices when I am a parent.

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  3. Better get those excuses in check now that your baby is home. Sounds like a pity purchase to me. Don't mean to be harsh but a baby costs a lot more than you think and a TV is not a necessity.

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  4. That's insane. Don't you realise how serious your situation is? You say it so flippantly but you have a new baby home and you are buying a tv?!

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  5. Aren't you concerned at all about your addiction to stuff?

    Or the damage wreaked on our planet and pollution caused just because you're "a perfectionist" and can't look at a dead pixel?

    I think you need to spend some time investigating where these electronics and products come from and try to reduce your participation in the serious global destruction and exploitation of people that goes into making them. It would make a HUGE difference if you used your stuff up, kept it for longer, bought used, etc. We don't have to withdraw from society entirely but your consumption sometimes makes me sick. It's so out of hand, and it's so horrifically selfish. I don't think you even realize the role you're playing.

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  6. That $1400 would have been far better spent on your hospital bills or an education fund for new baby girl. In a few months the baby gifts will no longer be arriving and you'll have to pay for a whole new wardrobe for little one every 3-4 months. That $1400 would have paid for all her clothing needs for the next 18 months! I find it quite wasteful for someone in debt to spend $1400 on a want. I hate to say it but it is seriously time to grow up and stop thinking about yourself. Sorry HS... this was a bad purchase decision.

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  7. That's right - it's about time you took responsibility for the destruction of the planet on your shoulders - not to mention the exploitation of all people in the world. Better start making your own soap, collecting rainwater, and re-using family toilet cleansing cloths. Forget TV altogether (can it run on a backyard compost-heap generator? Then forget it.) Read books or listen to a crank radio by the light of a soy candle, or better yet - to bed by sunset - up by sunrise, to live in harmony with Mother Earth's rhythms. Get with it - what's wrong with you?

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  8. You just had a period of high stress, and as someone who kind of spend money in response to stress, I get it. Now, if you want to undo or mitigate the damage, you can always bring it back to Best Buy for a refund minus a restocking fee. If not, make a commitment to CUT UP THE CARD so you can't use it any longer. That way at least you won't be continually digging a deeper hole.

    Good luck. I know a lot of the readers can be harsh, but you just had a baby, so... maybe this is the last nice thing you can get for yourself.

    Good luck. And seriously, cut up the card!!

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  9. HS - how can you laugh at this?

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  10. Well keep in mind this is not a live frugal with less blog.. I love stuff!

    HS

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  11. I was hoping it was an April Fool's prank when I read this entry. You sounded really happy only a few weeks ago when you had this card paid off. Maybe, you don't really want to get out of debt?

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  12. no, NO prank, but great idea for next year ;)

    HS

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