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Burning A Hole In Your Pocket: Impulse Buys
UnbreakableVowA long time agoWe used to be friendsRegistered Userregular
An impulse purchase or impulse buy is an unplanned or otherwise spontaneous purchase. One who tends to make such purchases is referred to as an impulse purchaser or impulse buyer.
I am an impulse buyer. Unless a high-profile game is coming out and I have it pre-ordered, nearly all my game purchases are impulse. I have money and I have to spend it. It's like chicks with shoes, only I'm a man and games are better than shoes.
So what are your recent impulse buys? Anything that you regret? Anything you totally don't regret because your impulse served you well and the game turned out to be awesome?
I ask because today I fell into some money (tax return), and went to Wal-Mart to blow my cash. I saw a price tag under the PSP that said "PSP 2000", so I called the dude over, he opened the glass case, and I looked on the box to find it was a 3000. Saddened, I put it back.
"Is there anything else I can do for you?"
"Sure...I'll take that Folklore, Devil May Cry 4, and SmackDown vs. Raw 2009."
So now I'm stuck with three games that may not have been smart purchases. I liked the demo of Folklore, already beat DMC4 on 360 and haven't played a SmackDown game since SmackDown 2 on PS1.