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#1 10 years ago

It seems people seem to become more and more hardcore shoppers these days, it's scary that people just seem to spend their days busting their ass, just so they can spend spend spend on unnecessary belongings. What are your thoughts on this (yeah I know open-ended quesiton, but I'm still interested) Do you consider yourself a materialist? do you find you have a lot of belongings, you've either never used or don't intend to use?

I myself do have my fair share of crap, but for the last couple of months I've been selling a lot of my own unnecessary items, I had 4 guitars (:uhoh:). I've thought that if I were to have so few things that I could live out of a couple of suitcases, that'd be ideal (don't ask why, just a rule). So I sell a lot of my old things on eBay, this is like watches, wallets, dvd's, instruments eventually even clothes; though I'm lucky in that I don't harvest clothes at all, I very rarely buy clothes, though I have some that I don't wear.

Discuss please.




ItsChip

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#2 10 years ago

I love what i have becuase i work hard for it.I earn what i have.I dont get money from my parents so If i want something that will take me a while to get I work overtime and extra shifts and save it all up.Like right now im saving for a Laptop worth 1000 euro.I already have a ps3 and an Xbox 360 and around 20 games for each console.But I worked hard for them.I only have 1 guitar because I sold my old one.Im very into materialism,Im very happy when I work for something and I get it in the end,It gives me something to look forward to.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#3 10 years ago

Pretty much everything I have bought I use on a regular basis (at least once a week), with the exception of clothes and books, and some decorations (though, I guess I "use" them anyway).

However, I tend to be a hoarder at heart, and I keep things that would ordinarily be thrown away. But I do it because I will find a use for it again.




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#4 10 years ago

Shopping never really appealed to me, but I don't think many people living in a western society can honestly claim that they are not materialistic.




Flash525

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#5 10 years ago

Gernally, I'm quite good in this respect. I rarely buy things that I don't actually need. Games that I buy, I play (unless my PC can't handle them, as it is with Supreme Commander), Clothes I buy I wear, I don't have no models as such (except for a few w40k Space Marines, that have been stuck on a shelf for the best part of three years, half painted). Sometimes I'll go out and buy things in advance. An example would be a pair of Trainers, or a pair of Trousers, that I know, at some point (when older pairs wear and tear) I shall use. I rarely buy for the sake of buying though. Occasionally I'll buy an odd DVD, but that isn't a problem for me.




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#6 10 years ago

Come to America and see our broad/bland corporate landscape. For miles it's nothing but fast food, shopping malls, stores, auto repair shops, and gas stations. Materialism is instilled in the fabric of this nation.




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#7 10 years ago

I probably am a materialist.

I have 3 Mustangs (two are collectible and dont get driven) and a Ford Probe

I have a house but its a small one in a moderate to poor neighborhood, nothing fancy at all. One bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room and garage.

I have two computers, one at home and one I keep at work to game on after close. I have two I-Paq PDA's.

I dont have alot of clothes or other possessions.




Ruley

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#8 10 years ago

I'm in the same boat as tycoon. i save money most of the time and even though i go to town every saturday i dont end up buying anything except a drink and a sandwich. The occational game or two never hurt, same with DVD's. Even though their is a new shopping centre in Liverpool, i hardly see anyone impulse buying. Maybe the Credit Crunch scare has got to them?




Karst

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#9 10 years ago
MrFancypants;4386017Shopping never really appealed to me, but I don't think many people living in a western society can honestly claim that they are not materialistic.

Agree, though there are huge differences within the Western world, even the most staunch anti-consumerism activists possess huge amounts of "stuff" that a lot of the world can only dream of. Although I have quite a collection of china and clothes, I bought almost none of it. The only large amount of stuff I'm "guilty" of hoarding is CDs, but I really listen to a lot of music. The only things I regularly spend money on are food and alcohol.




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#10 10 years ago

I freely give things away such as DVD's and games so that others do not have to pay for something when I no longer have a use for and so that companies aren't making any more money off them either, especially if it's a crap movie or game.




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