As I posted a few months back, one of my weaknesses is electronics. I don't care about a shopping for clothes, shoes, sports equipment, etc. The one thing I like is electronics and cool electronic gadgets. This was the cause of a big portion of the credit card debt I accumulated through the years. I bought TVs, DVD players, cellphones, GPS, satellite radio, etc like they only cost a dollar. If I wanted it, I just whipped out the credit card and it was mine.

One of my co-workers came into work yesterday and showed me his cool new Blackberry phone. This is one of the phones I have wanted for awhile. I played with the phone for a minute and those old feelings came back again. My plan was to go out at lunch and get me one too!


Luckily, I came to my senses and realized what I was about to do was crazy and I don't want do that anymore. I also thought about the responses I would get once I posted about it here on my blog!! Why should I go out and drop $200-300 for a new phone when I can apply that money to my debt? Why do I need a new phone when I have a perfectly good one already?


I'm ok now and the feeling has passed.

5 comments

  1. debtdieter // November 3, 2007 at 4:15 PM  

    I feel you on this one, I've been lusting after the Blackberry Curve for months now. I've managed to resist for a while now, but every time I see one the desire comes straight back.

  2. Pinyo // November 3, 2007 at 5:29 PM  

    I've got one of those Blackberry phone from work, and I can tell you that you are not missing much. It's like being on-call 24/7.

  3. SingleGuyMoney // November 4, 2007 at 6:58 PM  

    @ debtdieter - I think the feeling has passed. I'm ok now.

    @ pinyo - Thanks for the headsup.

  4. Mya. // November 5, 2007 at 11:02 AM  

    I second Pinyo. The jobby just got me one and I find myself reading e-mail at 2:13am on a Saturday morning. pitiful.

    the plus side is they're springing for such a bomb voice plan, that I was able to cut that out of my own budget.

    but yeah, if you don't have to have one just skip it. and this coming from a self-professed gadget freak.

  5. SingleGuyMoney // November 5, 2007 at 1:15 PM  

    @ mya - Thanks. I really don't want to be working 24/7. I work enough as it is.