Do you ever think of other purchases in terms of "coach dollars"

reigo

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Do you ever find yourself thinking about other things you buy or spend in terms of the "Coach cash equivalent"? For example, you get a speeding ticket or a parking ticket and think "oh s*@t, I could have bought that cute mushroom parker" with that!" Or you go out to dinner to an overpriced restaurant and you think "that wasn't worth it, for that $ I could have bought that ____ I was eying"

I know it's not the best way to think but I do find myself doing that here and there. I don't deprive myself and I love going out to dinner with family and friends and I never let my indulgences like Coach get in the way of living but it's funny when your brain is programmed to think about everything in "coach terms"
 

hunnyplaya

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Err not really but sometimes I go like... "Instead of 2 or 3 Coach wristlets or some Coach accessories, I can get a Coach purse with that total amount of money" :lol:
 

laurenhurtgen

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May 18, 2008
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LOL!!!! I do this a LOT!!!!! OMG, I even did this tonight-and its not even my money that I was thinking about! ROFL! My FIL is moving and needed my help in cancelling his internet service, because he is hard of hearing. The lady told me he still has 5 mos left in the contract, so either he'd have to pay that out ($90/mo-$450 altogether!) or pay the cancellation fee of $300! Both I thought were outrageous, and I was thinking "Man, I could get a cute lil Coach with all of that unneccessary money!" LOL!!!!! Sick I tell you! LOL!!!! :biggrin:

And, I tried justifying the LV I want so badly to my DH, telling him that instead of 2 Coach purses, I can invest in one LV, and that will be IT for a long time! LOL!!!
 

hunnyplaya

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I just recalled doing this after reading Lauren's post... "With the money for 1 LV or Gucci or Chanel, I can buy a few Coach purses so I think I'd rather do that" :roflmfao:
 

christylou

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I used to think like that. At the beginning of the summer, Hubby was planning a hiking trip down the Grand Canyon and mentioned that the gas, hotel, camp site, food, etc. would cost around $350. Of course, my first thought was, do you realize that I can almost buy a small Sabrina for that amount?

Now, my thought process is the complete opposite. When I see a $350 bag, I now think about what I can buy for the house or where we can go for a weekend getaway with that money. This way both hubby and I can benefit. Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to get bags, just not as much as before and not when I want/need something else.
 

crissy11

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I am fairly new to Coach with only 2 purses, and I find I am ALWAYS thinking this way now. I have so much clothes and shoes it's embarrassing and ridiculous, and I've vowed that instead of buying more clothes I am buying more Coach!! I have a million tops, but only 2 Coach purses!

And a nice purse will last a lot longer than a nice meal. :graucho:
 

baglady39

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Err not really but sometimes I go like... "Instead of 2 or 3 Coach wristlets or some Coach accessories, I can get a Coach purse with that total amount of money" :lol:

I agree with this...that's me! I try to get a lot of matching accessories from the outlets, but I have a weakness for matching wallets, and those are insanely overpriced relative to the actual bags!!
 
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You bet your booty I do! LOL... my parents are in Hawaii right now and my dad was going to get me a sweatshirt at quicksilver for about $150 bucks... I was thinking to myself "damn, $150 for a sweatshirt? I can put that towards a Coach bag!" LOL... Needless to say he didn't get me the sweatshirt, WHEW! LOL, I don't think I've ever owned a $150 sweatshirt!
 

fluffy614

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I used to think like that. At the beginning of the summer, Hubby was planning a hiking trip down the Grand Canyon and mentioned that the gas, hotel, camp site, food, etc. would cost around $350. Of course, my first thought was, do you realize that I can almost buy a small Sabrina for that amount?

Now, my thought process is the complete opposite. When I see a $350 bag, I now think about what I can buy for the house or where we can go for a weekend getaway with that money. This way both hubby and I can benefit. Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to get bags, just not as much as before and not when I want/need something else.

I find myself thinking this way lately too. I want to change the flooring and window treatments in my house and I really want to focus on that right now. I have more bags than I will ever need/use!
 

honuhonu

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I have done this too. DH is working in Canada right now and we pay for his airfare to come home every 2 weeks which is about $800 per shot. The first tickets we bought I said to myself "Wow, I could buy 2 bags with that!" But now I appreciate him being able to come home and realize that is more important than new bags.