I know I have been going on and on about refinancing my home and the need to save money for the past month or so. I am pretty good about not over spending and with Christmas right around the corner I think I have been really good up until Friday of last week....
I went into good old Target and broke my own rules. I have yet to learn how to go into this place and just buy what is on my list and nothing else! It rarely happens. In my own defense, the extra things that I usually throw in my cart are things that I need but may have forgotten to add to my list. My son always tries to convince me to buy him something when we go but he has not been too successful lately since it is almost Christmas.
I had been eyeballing the Target ad all week and debating about whether or not I should buy a certain item. The item was not on sale but since I have a Target credit card, I get 5% off all of my purchases so it saves me a heck of lot of money even though it is only a small percentage. I had a very impulsive moment and I bought an iPad with Retina display.
It has the same connector as the iPhone 5 and I have also been considering upgrading my phone since I am eligible to upgrade at a discounted price. I got 5% off of the $499 and I also got a $40 Target gift card on top of that so I thought it was a pretty good deal. Apple rarely offers any type of discount on their products except on Black Friday but why wait in a long line when you can get the same discount now? I did not buy the iPad with Wi Fi because my phone plan allows me to use my iPhone as a hotspot so it's not really necessary.
I did have buyers remorse the next day and I still haven't opened it. I am pretty sure that I am going to keep it but I just have to let it sink in first.
So tell me, are you able to go into Target and purchase only those items on your list?
I rarely do :(
Do you get buyer's remorse when you purchase a high ticketed item?
I usually do, with the exception of my car and my house.