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Sticker Shock

January 7th, 2007 at 03:57 pm

My Guy went to the mall to do a little shopping; he had a $25 GAP gift card I gave him from cashing in My Points. He came home and was sharing some of the prices ďout there.Ē He saw sweatshirts for $50. Now, I think that a $50 sweatshirt just isnít right. It doesnít matter if Iím earning millions and am debt free, I donít want to wear a $50 sweatshirt.

Maybe I do want to wear a high quality sweatshirt, sure. But it shouldnít coast that much. Between thrift shops, garage sales, clearance rack shopping, and off price stores, I'm sure I can find great sweatshirts for much, much less.

I feel this way about items all the time. I see Coke on sale for $1.99 a six pack, and that seems so weird because I wonít pay more the 99 cents a sic pack for soda. How can $1.99 be cheap? I found out a matinee movie is almost six bucks-that seems like a lot.

Sometimes I see higher priced stuff I might be interested in, and even buy. Organic veggies come to mind, or recycled paper for the printer, or something made by a local craftsman. Iím not always looking to spend the lowest amount no matter what.

But jiminy Christmas, $50 is crazy for a sweatshirt!

I did lose at poker, $9.75. Not bad for a good 5 hours of playing; and I lost $14 my first hand with pocket aces, so I was down within minutes. The house was full and it was fun. Now my poker jar containing my winnings is down to $38.50. (I was up $73.25 but I lost $25 a couple weeks ago.) My only spending this weekend was some groceries for the guests; I should have known better, everybody brought something.

3 Responses to “Sticker Shock”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    I agree completely! Inflation has rose tremendously and by buying used and on sale we not only save money, but buying used clothing is good for the enviroment!
    Poker sounded fun! I play bunko instead!

  2. fern Says:

    Yeah, $50 is a lot...too much...for a sweatshirt.

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    Holy Moly 50 bucks??????????? WAY TOO MUCH!!!

    It's like that $8 banana split! Egads - just think of the families that could use $50 bucks to eat all week on!

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