Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Current Wants

I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that this pandemic has caused many to go on an online shopping binge. I do not know why that is but with all the anxiety that this period in our lives has been I could not help but keep clicking the "add to cart" button on several online shopping sites. I do not necessarily end up buying everything though. I try to weed out my cart to make sure that my purchases are needs and not wants. Sadly, that means that most of the things that I really, badly want end up waiting in my cart for the day when I can afford to buy them.

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

It's all a matter of needs versus wants. I want some things because I would love to own them, and I can probably afford to buy them one by one over the course of months (or maybe years) but it is just not practical to do so during these times. A want is not a need and there are always needs that have to take priority over these wants. Maybe someday I can purchase some of these things...just not today. Maybe if I win the lottery I can buy all of these wants but for now, I will just keep on looking at my cart and wishing one day I can finally click check out. 

What are the items that are on my wants list? Here are some examples:

  • Canon M50 Mark II - I have the original M50 and I have been frustrated that I have not been able to get it repaired. While I can still use it, the LCD screen no longer works and I have had people tell me it may be better to buy a new one than get it repaired so this newer version is something that I have always wanted to have. I have been loyal to Canon since I first started taking photos and I cannot imagine using another brand. Maybe one day I can afford to buy this one since my niece now uses the first one more than I do. 

  • Oculus Quest - This is something I have always wanted to own but because of the high price tag, I have never gotten around to buying it. Out of all the types of gaming options out there, this is what interests me the most since I do not have to sit for prolonged periods of time. I want to play Beat Saber using BTS songs on it so bad! This is a definite wish list item for me!

  • Samsung Frame - I have been in love with this TV since I first saw it. The price point and the size of the TV (while Samsung says they have a 32-inch model, the smallest available in stores is usually the 55-inch one) is the thing that turns me off. I cannot afford it and it is too large for my tiny room. The fact that the frame itself is bought separately is another factor. It is a beautiful TV though and it would be nice to own it. 

  • Comfort Living Hybrid Mattress - I have been using a 6-inch mattress for my bed for the past 10 years. It was something I bought on my own and now I am thinking I need an upgrade. I have been eyeing a 12-inch mattress from Comfort Living for some time now. My back has been asking for more comfort when I sleep and this mix of a spring and memory foam mattress is just the thing that I need. I am still on the fence about buying this because of the price but I think that when my current mattress gives out, I would have no choice but to buy this. 

  • Massage Chair - With all the stressful things going on, I would love one of these to sit down on at the end of a long day. Again, this is something that I cannot afford but if I could have one, I would love to own one for sure. 

  • Coffee/Espresso Machine -  As most of my friends and family know, I am a big coffee drinker. Owning one of these has been a dream for me. I saw that a friend of mine recently bought a DeLonghi one and I am wishing that I can have one for myself one day. I saw a more affordable version from Asahi but at this point, I want to find out more before I take the plunge on that one. 

  • Adidas Mint Green Sneakers - I have been wearing flats to work daily and I find that my ballet flats do not cut it anymore so these would be perfect for me. These mint green sneakers from Adidas are something I have been in love with since I first saw them online. I have been hesitant about buying them since I tend to have different sizes depending on brands so I am scared of getting the wrong size. I really want this pair...I wonder how I can be sure that I get the right size?

There was actually one more item on my list that I just deleted: a 100L electric oven from Kyowa. It was on my cart for so long and when it finally became available at a price I could afford, I decided to take the plunge and buy it. I'm looking forward to using it to cook some of my favorite recipes soon!

What about you? What is on your cart or wishlist? 


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