When we're looking to make a purchase, any of us can make a post and have a dozen purse forum friends urging us on. But what about when we choose not to bid on a gorgeous bag, and not to whip out our credit card when we spot the most luxurious leather ever? I had a $2065 bid all primed and ready-to-go in my auctionstealer sniping service last night for the most delightful Judith Leiber bag on eBay. It is made out of a large shell and absolutely just my style. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6859163173&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1 I chose not to bid about an hour before the auction. I rationalized buying it by thinking of all the things I could sell on eBay, but haven't taken the time to do. And I thought about all of the fabulous future income I will have by selling my listings (I'm a real estate agent), but those paychecks are months away. I thought about spending part of the annual bonus my husband got last week, but he wants to invest that money, and he should, he earned it. When I was younger, I could justify buying things just because they were beautiful, but it's harder and harder for me to do that. I'm sad I let this one get away, but I think it was the right thing to do. Can I have a shoulder to cry on?