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Maybe It's Me

August 5th, 2013 at 06:57 pm

Many of you have seen and commented on my rant about DW spending and using our debt cards - they certainly aren't credit cards - to do upgrades and changes around the house.

Yesterday, my portable scanner failed. It just doesn't work anymore. I've had it about four years, and I used to use it all the time. Well, about 8 months ago, my portable printer failed. It didn't really fail, but the ink "spilled" (I don't have a better word for it) inside the printer so it leaves a colorful "trail" along one edge of the paper, and that trail is just not going away.

Anyway, I use these a lot when I travel for work, but I haven't been able to use the printer for nearly a year. So, why haven't I bought a new printer? And why did I almost cringe when I thought about buying a new scanner when I decided it was actually broken?

I think the pendulum has gone too far, and I've become too averse to spending money. I think I need to loosen up more and go a bit back toward my old spendy self, just not all the way toward my old self. I'll just have to remember to remove the ink cartridges when I pack up my printer. And that scanner... well, this will be my fourth one in the last 12 years or so. I guess the scanners are just consumable.

There's no "shopping around" over here for anything. Many of the stores have Ramadan sales going on now, so I think I'll go out today and see if any of the electronics stores have printers and scanners on sale. I'm not holding my breath.

4 Responses to “Maybe It's Me”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I definitely have periods of time where I'm more averse to spending. It is a downfall for us savers because sometimes we really do just need to buy what we need!

  2. SecretarySaving Says:

    Printer and scanner aren't company expenses that you can be reimbursed for? You and DW balance each other Smile

  3. Wino Says:

    No, I can't be reimbursed for them, because they are not company equipment. They just let me do my job more easily. I didn't make it to the electronics store today. Tomorrow's the last day of Ramadan, so if I don't make it then, I have to wait until January for the next big Dubai Sale. The Dubai Sales Festival is every January and February, for about 30 days total.

  4. IndianGal Says:

    It's easy to get into a mode where you don't want to spend anything at all if you can help it. I hope you find a good deal!

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