Do you keep a wish list on Amazon? I started mine about two years ago. I’m not even sure why I started it, but it’s become a sort of “do I really need this?” holding area.
See, here’s the thing: I am really bad about buying things for myself. Even if I have the money and it’s something I really want I’ll talk myself out of it. (Clothes and shoes being a need, those aren’t usually the issue. I am still pretty insistent on getting great deals on things so I can more easily justify those purchases.)
What’s turned out to be really cool about this list is I’m actually starting to get some things for myself. The first example would be when I finally bought myself my KitchenAid Mixer. The mixer had been in the wish list holding area forever. I went back to clear that off and see what was still there. I realized I had also purchased the XBox and Kinect from my list on Black Friday.
So what’s currently holding a place on my “do I really need this?” list?
I really want a pretty cake stand. I love that you can change the ribbon on this stand. (I’d like to use a black and white dot ribbon to match my kitchen.) I have had this in my cart more than once but I would really like to see it in person before I buy. (The one drawback of online shopping!)
This 3M Mobile Projector is bordering into the category of need. It’s definitely a want. It’s compatible with Apple products and can be used with PCs if you add the optional VGA cable. Not only would it be fun for projecting movies and photos for family and friends I would actually get to use this the most at work. I do a ton of training and I love the idea of having a portable projector to use when sharing PowerPoint presentations.
This Samsung 26″ LCD is calling out for a place in my guest bedroom. This bedroom is where I keep my bike and pilates machine, and now that I’m in there every night I’ve become acutely aware of how old and sad the TV in that room really is. I’m still thinking of making a deal with myself after Lent. Perhaps I’ll give myself permission to buy if I make another daily workout promise.