Monday, 20 June 2016

Shopping Therapy

I don't know how well-known this is about me but I'm not much of a shopper. Well most of the time I'm not. It comes from not having much money. I have money now but I'm still cautious about it. It's kind of odd though. I'm not bad at spending money on food but I am bad at entertainment and the like. I could spend £15 on food without a second thought but wouldn't spend more than £5 on a CD even though I'd enjoy the CD for longer. Oh well.
Soon Amazon wishlist...soon...Although I've bought some of those CDs elsewhere now. I should update that list
I did quite a lot of shopping yesterday though. Like; a whole fecking lot. A few weeks ago at the shop we had a lot of books by Garth Nix come in. He's one of my all time favourite authors. I think that Eoin Colfier would still be my favourite (author of Artemis Fowl) but Nix is definitely a close second. I couldn't buy them at the time really but this week I gave in and bought them.

I bought nine books.

Then I bought two Simpsons box sets...

Then I bought the Inbetweeners and the South Park movie...

Balls
 Paul offered me a discount on the Inbetweeners because it's been up there a while and he didn't want to just throw it out. There was also the complete collection of Will and Grace but it would have cost about £40 to get them all and it's cheaper than that online.

It looks like an awful lot I know but because it all came from a charity shop it wasn't actually that expensive and the money did go to a good cause. We actually have a lot of stuff in the back (and now in the store) that I want to get my hands on. Which is a shame because I'm earning money, sure, but I'm not quite earning that much money.

10 comments:

  1. Nice finds! Hope all that fits within your spending budget/savings? Pretty good deal then.

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  2. I generally hate shopping but that comes with 100s of shopping expeditions with a wife. I do love a good rummage in a charity shop though. Nice finds.

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  3. Good shopping and finds Mark, love a bargain!

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  4. Shopping is not therapy for me, usually because I have bugga all money and clothes shopping is a nightmare trying to find stuff that fit that I can afford

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  5. I spend a lot of money on music and books, although for the past couple years, it's all been digital, for the most part.

    My music budget is... well, I don't want to know how much I spend, actually, which is ridiculous, because my understanding is that people my age don't pay for music.

    It keeps me sane, so it's worth it.

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  6. Wow that's quite a lot of things Mark, for a much lower amount of money than it should cost, sometimes it's a great idea to just spend a bit and enjoy yourself. You earn that money, so good on you.

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  7. Enjoy all the many hours of entertainment that you've got there!

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  8. sounds like sensible shopping to me! Good for you Mark.

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  9. Psssh, spending money on music and books is NEVER a waste. Food I can live without, but good music and good reading? Forget about it.

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  10. Is there a new South Park movie, and why didn't I hear about it??

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