plain jane Posted July 23, 2008 Share Posted July 23, 2008 Our up-coming move is really hard on me for a great number of reasons so to off-set that a bit dh agreed that we would treat ourselves to a new leather couch and loveseat if we could find one at a price we could afford. We have been shopping around a great deal and finally stumbled across a set that we both love. It's relatively inexpensive for being all leather, the store is very reputable and both the couch and loveseat recline. It's a bit more than I was hoping to spend but definitely a better value in the long run. Lemme first say that this purchase is a BIG DEAL for us. We have been Dave Ramsey folk for a long time and while we don't struggle to make ends meet, we do live on a fairly tight budget. We NEVER splurge on items like this and I know that we never would if it weren't for this move. Anyways, this store doesn't have a lot of sales and the financially minded, Dave Ramsey part of me feels terribly guilty for this purchase so I've been procrastinating. I've been popping into the store every now and then to ooogle over the couch and to convince myself that it is okay to allow myself this splurge. We didn't go last week because of unexpected company (and a bit un-welcome but that is another story) so I popped into the store yesterday for a brief moment. I almost died when I found out that the set we've been eyeing was on sale last week for 10% off!!! :cursing: It was some sort of manufacturers rebate and we simply can't get it at that price this week. Believe me; we tried. I'm devastated. I know it's only a few hundred bucks in the grand scheme of things but to *us* it's a lot of money. I could have bought a lot of other things that we need with the money we could have saved. :glare: In fact, that sale may have made the difference in us getting a couch at all due to the fact that we have had some unexpected expenses come up. I feel so guilty because I did want to go to the store last week on no less than 3 occasions but we had that company & I was reluctant to spend the gas money. All I want to do is this: :banghead: :banghead::banghead: -only 100 more times. If I was reluctant to buy the set before, I'm even more so now, knowing that I could have had it for 10% less had I purchased it 2 days ago. Now I just don't know. Do I buy the set and suck it up? Or do I take it as some sort of "sign" that it wasn't meant to be and move on?? Thanks for letting me vent. I know there are *far* worse problems that each of you face every day. To me this couch was more than just a couch though. It was a rare splurge on something that *I* really wanted and it really was something that was helping me cope with the idea of this move. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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