Tom and I always are arguing about one thing, that is money. It is nothing major most of the time, a few times of him overspending by $20 or him buying me something at full price stuff like that. And I have a mini heart attack every.single.time.
I use coupons when I go to the store, I feel naked with out them. Him he can go to the store no coupons at all, swipe the debt card walk out and be ok. Me I have issues when I walk out saving less then 50% on my bill. When it comes to shoes he will go to the store, buy the shoes he wants (which is twice a year) and be done with it. I will find a pair of shoes on sale, and then when I don’t think they are cheap enough I won’t buy them. Doesn’t matter how much I like them, how much I might need them (which the only time I need shoes is sneakers cause I wear them until I can not wear them anymore and then spend weeks finding ones at a price I am willing to pay). If he needs new jeans he will go to the store and buy them, if I need new jeans I will wait until I have credits for one of the clothing sites (that I earn from sharing their sales with you guys) and then I will buy them. If we are out of his razors he will go and spend whatever on them, where as I sit there and get twitchy at the thought of paying full price for the refills when you can get a full razor set with a coupon and sale for soo much cheaper. I could go on and on and on about it, but really we would be here all day.
Our fight though comes from him telling me to stop looking at prices and “just buy something”. I can not do it. Doesn’t matter how hard I try I just can not do it. I can walk into the grocery store for just a gallon of milk and walk out with meat, veggies, bread, yogurt ect all that I found with store coupons on it that will make it so I have saved a good amount (they are things we will use and need not just because they are on sale). He calls it a problem, I call it “just the way I am”.
Tonight I brought up that it had been over a year since I bought a new purse (you all know my love for Coach) and so I was going to look for a sale. His response “why not just buy one”. Yes I know, I about fell over when he said that too.
But it got me thinking, is there to much deal hunting? Is there are point where you can just buy something with no sale and be “ok” with it or does it make you twitchy if you are shopping and not saving at the same time? Maybe its a man thing where they can do this? Or maybe I am just a weirdo?
Where do you fall? Do you think there is such thing as being to deal conscious and always having to buy something when its on sale and never wanting to pay full price?