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TickTock 12-03-2007 09:11 PM

I agree. DW and I typically do research and know the 'look' that we want for furniture and home decorations.

Once we were looking for a piece for a room for several months. Wandering through a Hobby Lobby while DW was buying her craft stuff, I happened to wander by the perfect piece. I went to DW and told her I'd found the right one. She was sceptical - until she saw it.

We bought it and took it home.

DW does NOT do redecorating - she thinks long and hard beforehand on what she really wants! :angel:

retiringby50 12-05-2007 01:45 AM

Friends invited us to FAO Schwartz, the expensive toy store, because they were having a fundraiser/silent auction and our NFL team were going to have players there. We left with a framed jersey for $450. It's in our living room wall, probably too prominent, but it's the most expensive "art work" we own. You folks have some great stories. Most of my impulsive buys are like Starbucks frappuchino or sashimi at the grocery store.

saluki9 12-05-2007 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cube_rat (Post 583681)
although I am looking at a 2007 BMW 335i as I type this. Someone help me please.

Sorry CR, it's worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY

This car is simply amazing.

free4now 12-13-2007 07:57 PM

On Black Friday this year I wasn't planning on doing any shopping, but happenned to be driving past an outlet mall and decided to check and see what was going on. There were some amazing deals and I ended up shopping 5 hours and spending about $400. I purchased lots of things that I needed anyway at great prices. I did notice a trend though: the items purchased towards the end of the shopping marathon were much less useful than the ones purchased at the beginning. One of the last items I purchased were some good looking italian style shoes. At $40 they seemed like a great deal, until I got them home and realized I hadn't even looked at the soles. The soles are house-slipper-style nubs, completely unsuitable for wearing outside the house. So now I have a pair of shoes that are way too stylish and tight fitting to wear comfortably around the house but that's the only place I can wear them. Considering it would take 2.5 hours roundtrip to return them plus gas, I think they're going to end up sitting in the closet for a while before I resign myself to giving them away to Salvation Army. My only solace is that I feel like I understand women a little better now.


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