Day 17 – Persuasive Sales / Advertising

Tell us about the last thing a person or advertisement convinced you to buy.

Allow me to just state for the record that I’m rather reckless with my money. Instead of saving it for a rainy day, or putting it towards something important, like an overseas holiday, or a mortgage, or even something as simple as paying off a credit card… I just don’t do it.

I see something and shout out in my head SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!! Just shhh... stop talking... JUST TAKE MY MONEY...

Needless to say I’m quite an impulse shopper. I have a plethora of stuff that I don’t need, but at the time, felt compelled to own it immediately. EB games, Amazon, Ebay and the Apple Store are all quite close friends of mine. Paypal and I have a bit of a love / hate relationship going on.

Strangely enough, I’ve never bought anything from an infomercial. I see them all the time. Sometimes, if there’s nothing on and I’m too lazy to move from the couch, I’ll sit there watching them for a couple of hours, half zoned-out, asking myself how I manage to live my life without this fancy product, or how much better it’s going to make my life.

Conveniently, my phone and my wallet are never within reach, otherwise there would be a few problems.

However, I do still have my eye on the Shark Steam Wand, and the stone cookware. They’re always in the back of my mind…

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