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Buyers remorse mixed with glee

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Have you ever brought a piece of clothing so perfect you were just enchanted by it, but so expensive, you couldn't believe you were actually buying it?

It happened to me today at lunch. I've been hunting tirelessly everywhere I could think of for a sportcoat and wandered into a local store. I saw a Canali sportcoat that looked OK on the rack. I tried it on just for the heck of it, but when I looked in the mirror, I was so captivated by it, I couldn't stop staring at it.

I was really on the fence about it, because it was full price, and I've never paid that much for a piece of clothing in my life and it was 3x my budget. On the one hand I feel sick about how much I paid for it, but on the other hand I'm really excited about it. It's the weirdest feeling.
 

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Usually the glee part don't last as long as the remorse part.
 

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Originally Posted by FidelCashflow
Have you ever brought a piece of clothing so perfect you were just enchanted by it, but so expensive, you couldn't believe you were actually buying it?

It happened to me today at lunch. I've been hunting tirelessly everywhere I could think of for a sportcoat and wandered into a local store. I saw a Canali sportcoat that looked OK on the rack. I tried it on just for the heck of it, but when I looked in the mirror, I was so captivated by it, I couldn't stop staring at it.

I was really on the fence about it, because it was full price, and I've never paid that much for a piece of clothing in my life and it was 3x my budget. On the one hand I feel sick about how much I paid for it, but on the other hand I'm really excited about it. It's the weirdest feeling.


I've done it a few times, though the more you see and experience, the less you tend to do it.

What attracted you to it? Cut? Fabric? SPARKLY ADVERTISING?

First time for me was an Armani sweater a long time ago. It's been downhill ever since
 

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Originally Posted by danyllau
Usually the glee part don't last as long as the remorse part.


Actually, while the glee part does wear off, the remorse part goes away even quicker. Even if I think I overpaid, I still can't imagine being better off without it. I still have dreams about the various items I turned my back on over the years... :'(
 

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Saver's remorse is worse than buyer's remorse. If you hadn't bought it you would have regretted not getting it.

Congratulations on your new Canali.

Post a picture.
 

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It's a wonderful experience and you should revel in it. The remorse part is soon forgotten, but the pleasure will be repeated every time you put the jacket on. And don't forget the story of the Irish dowager whose dying words were "I only regret my economies."
 

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The scary thing is that the buyer's remorse usually goes away AND your level of remorse going forward will be that much higher.

It's truly an addiction.
 

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If you're love for the piece lives on, it shouldn't be a problem. If you start noticing flaws or have trouble incorporating it in your wardrobe, then there could be risks.
 

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Originally Posted by yfyf
Actually, while the glee part does wear off, the remorse part goes away even quicker. Even if I think I overpaid, I still can't imagine being better off without it. I still have dreams about the various items I turned my back on over the years... :'(

Well for a few times, i think trying to justified the buying AFTER did work for me if it's really "perfect" as described. Haha.
 

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I have done it too many times. One time I chased down a sport coat in the F/S section here and offered the person who bought it over 50% or something more than they paid for it. I just know that if I didn't buy it, I would always think of how I should have. Its just monies anyway
 

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Originally Posted by Hans
Saver's remorse is worse than buyer's remorse. If you hadn't bought it you would have regretted not getting it.


+1
 

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If you want to keep the sense of glee don't post a picture here. Someone will killjoy it for you in an instant.
 

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Originally Posted by yfyf
Though it does bring the killjoy joy so .... net joy?

Most definitely, particularly when you take into account the joy achieved by schadenfreude-filled third parties.

Still, just wanted FCF to know what he was getting into.
 

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