Welcome to my little game that I hope will partially fill the hole left behind in many of our formerly shopping-oriented lives. I believe you may find this exercise to be superior to mere window shopping. And if you fall off the wagon and literally buy something, not to worry. Tell us about that too, so others can catch a bit of the thrill while you were at it. And remember, you’re helping the economy!
To play, please grab the What I’m Not Buying this Weekend badge, located in my sidebar, or just use this link. Then leave a link to your post about a recent shopping experience with Mr. Linky, or tell us all about it in the comments.
I’ve always considered myself impervious to advertising. Perfectly reasonable, I base all shopping decisions on research relative to the importance of purchase. For instance, when deciding between Mabelline Great Lash or DiorShow Mascara, I will spend days perusing customer reviews on the internet. And when choosing a Kenmore or Maytag washer and dryer, I’ve been known to spend minutes skimming Consumer Reports.
I never allow my emotions to get involved. Unless I am actually am in a store, that is. Or something I want comes in periwinkle.
Or I am visiting a virtual car lot.
Since I planned for this weekend to be the weekend I’m not buying a car, as soon as I saw this beauty, I knew it was exactly NOT the car for me. I didn’t even need to take time away from my busy schedule of researching mascaras to NOT test drive my new ride.
Total price to NOT buy this 2009 Mercedes GLK: $51,000.
Virtually Superior Because: Gas, insurance, and nausea- inducing analysis of every detail not required. No galling friends who think you should buy American, or a Camry. Actually, these things are frowned upon and unnecessary. I am American, GREEN and proud of it, people.
Virtually Saved: Once I don’t pay the taxes and all, $43,000, because I did an awe-inspiring job NOT negotiating. Harvard Business School should NOT study me.
What about you? What are you NOT buying this weekend?