Every time one of my favourite shops - MAKE - has a sale, I froth at the mouth, and try to avert my eyes. So many wonderful products that I don't need get reduced by maybe $20, and I think "BARGAIN! Must have! It's so much cheaper than it was! Now it's only $300!". Thankfully MAKE is a nice shop, and they tend to restock their items instead of going through stock madly to follow trends; this means that for the past 3 years, every sale they've had, they've discounted the same products. This is great for me when stocking up on Queen Bee candles, but it means every time they have a sale, I um and ahh as to whether I should spend a small fortune and buy myself this:
Image from MAKE Designed Objects
I know it will be there for at least the next year, and probably go on sale again later this year. What stops me buying it is that I have no need for it, real or IT'S A BARGAIN I'M IN THE HEAT OF THE SALE MOMENT real. I want it though. I have another Marimekko bag, much larger, and it's good stuff. I've mistreated it muchly, and it looks the same as it did the day I bought it; it can carry really heavy loads with less hesitation than myself. I know if I bought this smaller bag, that it would last me a lifetime. I know I'd use it. But I don't need it. I have bags enough. And it's not a fashion bag, as such, and I do like frocking up...
The conundrum is, I won't know how much I would use this bag until I owned it. But even on sale, it's over $150, and I'm...stingy.
What to do? What to do? If only someone would buy it for me! That would solve all my problems. Anyone? Anyone? No? Damn. It was worth a shot.
In the meanwhile, I'm trying to buy myself a pair of knee-high, flat boots. I have been looking for a perfect pair for nearly 3 years now, and whilst the price goes up, the fashions go weird, and I never find what I want. Or if I do, it has no tread on the sole, and what is the point of a shoe with no tread? Really!
So, yes, End of Financial Year sales. You bastards.