kellybag's and pampered1's threads (which all of us can relate to - although some of us had so much regret we couldnt bear to post!) elicit a follow up question which is - which do you feel worse over, an improvident buy or an improvident pass? In my case, no question, it is an improvident buy, from a consignment store, over a year ago. I regreted it almost as soon as i got home. I think I feel worse about my bad judgment - I was lonely, husband had been out of town for several days, I was feeling anxious and off kilter, I let myself get talked into something I didnt really want in a vulnerable moment - than I do about the money I lost on reselling it. I try to see it as an experience I learned something from, although it is hard even for me to have this perspective and not beat myself up over it. (Plus, I feel bad over the fact I still feel bad over it). As for the "improvident passes" - I find that you always get a second chance, if you wait long enough.