I was very fortunate to buy my pre-loved small CF during the pandemic when the value of money was lower and got one in very good condition for $3400 USD. My regret was actually not going for the medium CF instead. The small CF is quite small.
I don't really think much about it tbh, only when I read on the TPF and see posts and questions on CF haha.
Also, I rarely ever bring out my CF. I felt that it was more of an item that I ticked off a checklist. Sort of like, something I just wanted to own/have. It was something pre-pandemic that I wanted very much, but for some reason when I got it, I didn't get that "wow" factor. Don't get me wrong, I still like it. But do I love it? Hmm, not sure.
But I also would not part with it now that I have it haha.
There was also a lovely cashmere Dior knit dress 10 years ago that I passed on and also a pair of Burberry shoes last year that I literally missed by 24 hours because I wanted to think about it more.
The Dior dress, I'm okay with, I didn't have that kind of money at the time. But gosh it was only $2000 USD! Such a steal compared to current prices haha.
The Burberry shoes hurt a little more, but that may be because my husband teases me about it now and again.