Last night, I started to think about spending $8,000 on a particular Hermes bag and wonder how much time I should take to carefully consider the possible purchase. Although I have not saved up for it, I would willingly part with a couple of Hermes bags which would more than cover the cost. If I take too much time to make my decision, I may miss out on this bag. However, if I act impulsively I may regret this purchase. I resisted the urge to buy it last night, just because I thought I should give an $8,000 item more than a few minutes thought. I should add that I also passed up buying a $5,000 Chanel jacket at Saks on Thursday (bonus card day) that was lovely but not classic enough to justify adding it to my wardrobe. Oh, and one last concern. I'm increasingly worried about the massive increase in production at Hermes due to their opening so many new stores and the potential drop in quality. The bag in question was made in 2006 and the workmanship is superb. If I pass this one up and place a special order, it might take two to three years, cost more and be of lesser quality. What to do?