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    ~♥~ Just Married ~♥~ daisydeadpetals's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin_ View Post
    Heck, if you can't really afford it and you're choosing handbags over nice food and are existing on canned tuna & ramen, I don't even think that's wrong. Just not a very healthy choice.
    That so cracked me up!

    Someone said that my purchasing habits were "unusual" so that's why I asked, lol. I'm not all that into tuna anyways

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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    I only think its fine if you dont go around and do chargebacks on everything especially if you already have been charged with mail fraud, credit card fraud, and wire fraud...because then that DOES look unusual, and its illegal...no since in buying all of that because you cant take it to jail with you!

    But for ladies who dont do those horrible things, then its fine to spend whatever you want on bags and accessories.

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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    Quote Originally Posted by loveguinness View Post
    I only think its fine if you dont go around and do chargebacks on everything especially if you already have been charged with mail fraud, credit card fraud, and wire fraud...because then that DOES look unusual, and its illegal...no since in buying all of that because you cant take it to jail with you!

    But for ladies who dont do those horrible things, then its fine to spend whatever you want on bags and accessories.
    And what are you insinuating?

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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    Quote Originally Posted by loveguinness View Post
    I only think its fine if you dont go around and do chargebacks on everything especially if you already have been charged with mail fraud, credit card fraud, and wire fraud...because then that DOES look unusual, and its illegal...no since in buying all of that because you cant take it to jail with you!

    But for ladies who dont do those horrible things, then its fine to spend whatever you want on bags and accessories.
    huh?...

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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    if you can afford it and it's something that you want, i would say go for it!!! you are spending the same amount of money if you buy 1 bag or 10 bags, that won't change. if i loved loved loved a bag and really really wanted it, i would buy it.

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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    How do you define what you can afford?

    If you think that because you have $10,000 in the bank, that you can afford $10,000 worth of bags, that's wrong - if you are living paycheck to paycheck and have no other savings.

    If you think that because you have $5,000 available credit line on a Visa Card, and so you can afford $5,000 of bags or any other consumer goods.... You need to have your IQ tested because it is quite possible that you are developmentally delayed

    However, if you are saving for retirement, your childs education if you so choose, comfortably pay your bills and make generally wise financial decisions and you come in to an extra $10,000 and you don't think you could benefit more from investing the money (which at 10% market rates over time would amount to nearly $537,000 in savings after 40 years - which would be age 65 if you are currently 25) - then you could probably afford it.
    Last edited by NashvilleDiva_83; July 23rd, 2008 at 04:32 PM. Reason: Put back in correct context

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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    Quote Originally Posted by daisydeadpetals View Post
    Would it be wrong if someone were to spend a large sum of money over a short period of time, on bags and "high end" accessories, being they can afford it and all? Would that be considered "strange" if they simply wanted to get accessories to match their handbags? (Which sometimes the accessories can cost almost as much as the handbag!)

    If so, what would be the difference between that and purchasing, let's say, a Hermes for $10,000 in one shot?

    I'm just wondering what your opinions would be on something like this.
    Well, myself personally, I feel guilty when I purchase something outrageously expensive. Even though I can afford it. So I tend to go with lesser priced items but then spend the same amount. It's a vicious cycle I suppose. Example, do I purchase the Linea croc satchel for $600 or the Bal caramel twiggy for $1,000...
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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    Quote Originally Posted by NashvilleDiva_83 View Post
    How do you define what you can afford?

    If you think that because you have $10,000 in the bank, that you can afford $10,000 worth of bags, that's wrong - if you are living paycheck to paycheck and have no other savings.

    If you think that because you have $5,000 available credit line on a Visa Card, and so you can afford $5,000 of bags or any other consumer goods....

    However, if you are saving for retirement, your childs education if you so choose, comfortably pay your bills and make generally wise financial decisions and you come in to an extra $10,000 and you don't think you could benefit more from investing the money (which at 10% market rates over time would amount to nearly $537,000 in savings after 40 years - which would be age 65 if you are currently 25) - then you could probably afford it.
    I agree. Moderation is good.
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    Even if I would have 10,000 $ as an extra cash for spending I don't think that I would spend it for just one bag. Actually I would not spend this extra cash at all.

    Did I really say that?

    But seriously: I would buy another LV for appr. 2,000 $ and would save the rest. Perhaps I would do some charity work with a bit of the money.

    The rest would be for hard times.
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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    Originally Posted by Maeveyblue
    Apparently this post is a reason not to do cxxxk cxxxxxe?


    That cracked me up!
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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    I don't think it is wrong, how can it be wrong to spend your own money? As long as spending it doesn't put you into massive debt, there shouldn't be any problems at all.

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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    I find this question (and others like this one) a bit odd because of the concept of "right" and "wrong." I mean, there's no absolute right or wrong. Circumstances dictate what's right or wrong for you and for those directly affected by your decision. If you spend $10K on bag accessories but can't feed your kids, well, that wouldn't work well, would it? If you want things and you have the means to get them, as long as you don't hurt yourself or anyone else in the process, I see no "wrong" here.
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    Default Re: Hypothetically speaking...

    If you can afford it, why not. Frankly for me $10.000 is too steep for one bag.

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