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Impulse purchase

Post by abbby » Fri, 04 Jun 2021 9:29 am

Are you guilty of impulse purchases? I am one of them...especially buying clothes and shoes and not even wearing them.

What have you stopped buying or bought less in 2020/2021? I have bought less clothes and shoes and only spent more on cutlery and food. What about you? Went out much less so clothes and shoes was less important..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 04 Jun 2021 2:31 pm

Hardware store purchases!!!!!!!
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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by the observer » Fri, 04 Jun 2021 10:35 pm

Ear spatula attached to an endoscope.

Bloody brilliant

https://shopee.sg/product/140392891/323 ... 22817296.9

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Post by PNGMK » Sat, 05 Jun 2021 5:33 pm

I've dropped a few credit cards and disabled others which helps.
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Post by abbby » Sat, 05 Jun 2021 9:34 pm

the observer wrote:
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 10:35 pm
Ear spatula attached to an endoscope.

Bloody brilliant

https://shopee.sg/product/140392891/323 ... 22817296.9
Did you buy it...does it work?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 05 Jun 2021 11:17 pm

:lol: Glad I'm not the only one who was intrigued by that little item. Still thinking about it as well. :-k
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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by the observer » Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:30 am

abbby wrote:
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 9:34 pm
the observer wrote:
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 10:35 pm
Ear spatula attached to an endoscope.

Bloody brilliant

https://shopee.sg/product/140392891/323 ... 22817296.9
Did you buy it...does it work?
Yes I did, bloody brilliant it is.

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Post by abbby » Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:26 pm

I remembered I saw it before on shopee or lazada...wanted to get it too...Saw the reviews on the link, some shared the video of the process...haha so effective! And i watched it right after my lunch.. =D>
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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Wd40 » Sun, 06 Jun 2021 4:36 pm

I am exactly opposite. Ultra frugal. I maintain very high cost control standards. To give you an example, there are 2 minimarts one exactly below my block and one few blocks away.

In minimart 1; yoghurt costs $2.80 and egg costs $2.20
In minimart 2; yoghurt costs $3 and egg costs $2.

If I need to buy both egg and yoghurt, I go to minimart 1 and buy yoghurt and minimart 2 to buy egg. My wife thinks I am silly, and there is no way she would make 2 trips if the same stuff is available in single shop. But that is how frugal and cost conscious I am. Every $ saved means that much less you need to work for ego maniac bosses and you can retire early and chill.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by abbby » Sun, 06 Jun 2021 6:09 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 4:36 pm
I am exactly opposite. Ultra frugal. I maintain very high cost control standards. To give you an example, there are 2 minimarts one exactly below my block and one few blocks away.

In minimart 1; yoghurt costs $2.80 and egg costs $2.20
In minimart 2; yoghurt costs $3 and egg costs $2.

If I need to buy both egg and yoghurt, I go to minimart 1 and buy yoghurt and minimart 2 to buy egg. My wife thinks I am silly, and there is no way she would make 2 trips if the same stuff is available in single shop. But that is how frugal and cost conscious I am. Every $ saved means that much less you need to work for ego maniac bosses and you can retire early and chill.
Wow that's really frugal...in a good way, at least you won't have problems like I face 'Oh..i didn't realise shop 1 sells it at $1 less.'..and I probably bought 10 packs of it which I would have saved $10.

One thing for sure, is for supermarkets, I hate going to Cold Storage because almost everything is more expensive than most other supermarkets.
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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:33 am

Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 4:36 pm
I am exactly opposite. Ultra frugal. I maintain very high cost control standards. To give you an example, there are 2 minimarts one exactly below my block and one few blocks away.

In minimart 1; yoghurt costs $2.80 and egg costs $2.20
In minimart 2; yoghurt costs $3 and egg costs $2.

If I need to buy both egg and yoghurt, I go to minimart 1 and buy yoghurt and minimart 2 to buy egg. My wife thinks I am silly, and there is no way she would make 2 trips if the same stuff is available in single shop. But that is how frugal and cost conscious I am. Every $ saved means that much less you need to work for ego maniac bosses and you can retire early and chill.
Some might think its crazy, but the savings add up.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:36 am

abbby wrote:
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 9:29 am
Are you guilty of impulse purchases? I am one of them...especially buying clothes and shoes and not even wearing them.

What have you stopped buying or bought less in 2020/2021? I have bought less clothes and shoes and only spent more on cutlery and food. What about you? Went out much less so clothes and shoes was less important..

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.co ... g-14924232
Shoes and bags for me! Since the pandemic I’ve been stopping myself with the excuse that I don’t have anywhere to wear them to anyway, so far, its been working!

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:38 am

PNGMK wrote:
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 5:33 pm
I've dropped a few credit cards and disabled others which helps.
Exactly what my father did. Used to have 5 or 6 credit cards, but got fed up with having to bother with so many different payments. Dropped all but 1, and seems happy with his decision.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Lisafuller » Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:39 am

the observer wrote:
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 12:30 am
abbby wrote:
Sat, 05 Jun 2021 9:34 pm
the observer wrote:
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 10:35 pm
Ear spatula attached to an endoscope.

Bloody brilliant

https://shopee.sg/product/140392891/323 ... 22817296.9
Did you buy it...does it work?
Yes I did, bloody brilliant it is.
Really? I’ve been quite tempted but heard from my ENT that trying to do earwax removal without the proper training and tools can push the wax further rather than removing it.

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Re: Impulse purchase

Post by Wd40 » Wed, 09 Jun 2021 8:50 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 1:33 am

Some might think its crazy, but the savings add up.
Yes, we became extra frugal after coming to SG. When we were in India, we were frugal, but not this much. Here we see great opportunity to be frugal, yet we dont compromise on quality of life. There is a lot of stuff we get for "free" from the state, clean drinking water, pollution free air to breathe, awesome parks( there is jurong lake garden just outside my block), awesome public transport, biggest thing is the public safety. So all of this is an uplift in our quality of life. So, we try to enjoy and appreciate the free stuff. We make it point not to buy stuff that seems wasteful and since we never know when we will go back to India, we try not to acquire any bulky stuff. Our house is fully furnished, so most of the stuff is provided by landlord.

We have been living like this like long term tourists in SG since 12 years now. It has been great for my networth. We could go back to India now and will never have to work again, if we dont want to. And I really hate my job, so I dont see myself working beyond the age of 45 for sure. I am 41 right now.

When we go back to India, it will be a major downgrade in quality of life, so to make up for it, we will have increase our spending, buying our own car, buying a nice house in a gated community, we will have to create our own bubble there by spending money to make up for what the state doesn't provide.

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