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Marco, I like you, but every other post you make is about something you just bought or you are considering buying. So this is hard to take, coming from you.
You have a point, but I don’t feel it’s in the same league:
I only buy things I can afford. The only debt I’ve ever taken on was financing for a car, which I paid off after 18 months.
I never buy anything at retail if I can reasonably get it online.
I know better than to assume that anything at retail is ever a “good deal”.
I’ve never killed anyone trying to get into a Wal-Mart at 5 AM.
Fair enough. I didn’t mean to imply that you were irresponsible or homicidal. I think it’s good that you avoid debt. Here’s to not trampling people!
I must chime in. Dalasverdugo’s point is right on the money Marco, because u have made ‘over-consumption’ the basis for your argument, not shopping online vs shopping in store, or the IQ of a particular consumer. Anyone can and most do over-consume, whether they can afford it or not is another issue. I’m willing to bet that most compulsive sprees are being conducted by the debt-free upper classes. Obsessive tendencies towards materialism is at the root of this mostly western pandemic. And we all should take an honest inventory of our actions, especially in the light of Obama’s upcoming reign, and the sacrifices he will be demanding of us.