Hmm Shoppers...

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According to Shopaholics Anonymous, there are several different types of shopaholics, and they are as follows:

  • Compulsive shopaholics who shop when they are feeling emotional distress
  • Trophy shopaholics who are always shopping for the perfect item
  • Shopaholics who want the image of being a big spender and love flashy items
  • Bargain seekers who purchase items they don’t need because they are on sale
  • Bulimic shoppers who get caught in a vicious cycle of buying and returning
  • Collectors who don’t feel complete unless they have one item in each color or every piece of a set
 
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If an alcohol addiction is an alcoholic, shouldn't someone addicted to shopping a shopic?
 

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More money than brains used to be an old saying.
Just because you can afford to doesn't mean you should..
 

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Truth you speak, Joe-be-Wan.
Funny, it’s treated as cool when Dudes here call it Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS). We have endless posts from dudes saying “I can’t help myself” … “I hide the true cost from my partner!”
Apparently, they think the Forum is impressed.
 

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Funny, it’s treated as cool when Dudes here call it Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS). We have endless posts from dudes saying “I can’t help myself” … “I hide the true cost from my partner!”
Apparently, they think the Forum is impressed.
This is true. Come to think of it, VB, I don’t even know what kind of drums you own. Yet I enjoy your posts.
 

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In honesty I fall into the bargain seekers category. It's not always served me well but in the long run it has.
 

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gather in the spring chew in the winter
what's the squirrel motto? gather in the fall,
 

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Hmm, 4/6. Should I seek help?

Nah, I'll just keep buying more cymbals.
 

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these won't last long...


gladstone ft brackets, faucet Ts, got a hot rod for life there
orig stick choppers all present
 

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First World Problems, yes. We are inculcated to want MORE STUFF from infancy. That's one of the reasons for the Santa Claus myth. The Beast (manufacturers, distributors, merchants, and even the stock market) needs constant growth, from tooth-picks to high-end sports cars, like sharks that need to keep swimming. BUY BUY BUY! They scream. They seduce. We are inundated with it. Is it any wonder that shopping becomes a real problem for many of us? Self-storage is one of the fastest growing industries in the county. We require more space to put all the stuff we don't need, because we have to feed the beast.
I saw a bumper sticker that said "Less Stuff, More Time." I can get behind that. But not before I finally get that 21" ride cymbal that I've had my eye on...
 

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The goose that lays the golden egg should be encouraged, pampered , flattered and protected . Made to feel intelligent too ( two dots over vowels)

Free range green goose .
 
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