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to think spending 600 on a new phone that is only slightly better than current working one is vulgar

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dhdjdbrjrkbr Sat 31-Jan-15 15:32:57

Dp and I can afford it, but I just find it quite wastful and is actually a huge amount of disposable income.

Aibu to veto this until the current one brakes?

EatShitDerek Sat 31-Jan-15 15:36:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ilovesooty Sat 31-Jan-15 15:36:44


For fuck's sake- how inane.

Spend your money how you want and let him get on with doing the same if he can afford it.

partialderivative Sat 31-Jan-15 15:37:49

Would this be considered 'his' money, or 'your' money.

I would consider it quite vulgar, but then a lot of people would consider tha amount of money on beer to be quite vulgar (given that the last pint is pretty much the same as the next)


FightOrFlight Sat 31-Jan-15 15:38:45

Vulgar hmm

Not vulgar and also none of your business how anyone spends their money.

ILovePud Sat 31-Jan-15 15:40:05

I'd only consider it vulgar if someone was constantly bragging about it. I think that's separate to the point about it being wasteful but only really your business if you have joint finances or if it will mean that you will miss out on something.

FightOrFlight Sat 31-Jan-15 15:40:58

Ah, I read it as your child, not partner spending the money.

Spend £600 on a 'vulgar' item for yourself to even up the score.

ilovesooty Sat 31-Jan-15 15:41:14

I suppose one could argue that the stealth posting of this thread is vulgar...

Armpitt Sat 31-Jan-15 15:49:29

i would learn how to spell breaks first


Cabrinha Sat 31-Jan-15 15:56:08

Yeah - stealth posting is vulgar.

It's also vulgar to show the phone to anyone you come across saying "it's the latest one, you know, look at me, look at how much money I have!"

I personally think it's wasteful if you then just stick the perfectly working one in a drawer with a pile of others. Keep the last one as a back up. All others - sell if you like, donate to charity if you can afford to.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 31-Jan-15 16:06:18

Not stealth, just a silly boastful thread OP.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 31-Jan-15 16:08:09

At least you're not worrying about tinned tomatoes anymore. smile

SistersOfPercy Sat 31-Jan-15 16:14:33

Exceptionally wasteful!
Take the tins from your tomatoes and a length of string instead!

partialderivative Sat 31-Jan-15 16:15:52

How can you stop worrying about tinned tomatoes

wobblyweebles Sat 31-Jan-15 16:29:37

DH spent about that on his new phone. At first I resented it somewhat but I got over it.

He's on it about 7 hours a day for work. It has a really long battery life. He loves the camera. He finds the bigger screen easier to read.

Really not in the least bit vulgar.

AliceinWinterWonderland Sat 31-Jan-15 16:51:32

I wouldn't do it. But I suppose others would. I guess it all comes down to how much money you have and whether or not you might need that money for something else.

WeAllHaveWings Sat 31-Jan-15 16:56:51

I would consider it extravagant, perhaps wasteful, but not vulgar.

Summerisle1 Sat 31-Jan-15 16:57:05

What a wonderful expression is "vulgar". I haven't heard it drop from the lips (or keyboard) of anyone since boarding school days back in the late 60s when it was the HT's favourite word.

But to answer your OP, it isn't "vulgar", as such. Unless you behave in a fearfully vulgar manner and remind everyone else that you have this phone because you are Considerably Richer than Yow.

It might be materialistic to spend £600 on something you don't need. It might also be unsustainable from an environmental perspective. It would be reckless if buying this phone left your little children short of food and needing to be sent out to beg. But ultimately, it is up to you. We cannot easily salve your conscience.

Fabulassie Sat 31-Jan-15 17:01:20

This post is not a stealth post. I am openly boasting about my beeeeeyoootiful new phone and I don't care who knows it!

I just did this very thing. I had a perfectly good Moto G that I loved, but the battery was wearing down and can't be replaced (soldered in.) I had the idea that I would replace "sometime this summer." I then began to research phones. And then I went and looked at some. "Just for research. So I'll be ready in a few months and will know what I want."

I saw this phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4) and fell in love. I lusted after it. I started saving for it. And then I had a bit of a windfall/a very good month at work for which I worked bloody hard. I decided that I deserved this treat and I bought it.

It is my precioussssss. I adore it. I am learning how to use all the bells and whistles and I am going to buy a lovely case for it and I will hug it and pet it and squeeze it and name it George.

My Moto G, which used to be my personal phone will now replace my work phone until that battery finally wears down too far to be of any use (at which point I will replace it with something nice but not glorious). My current work phone, which cost less than £100 will be downgraded to my secondary work phone (with which I test different advertising methods and venues). The secondary phone, which cost less than £50 will go into a drawer to be used for "spare".

Dawndonnaagain Sat 31-Jan-15 17:22:17

In light of the other thread, the only thing I have to say is: breaks.

LineRunner Sat 31-Jan-15 17:24:40

Them's the brakes.

dhdjdbrjrkbr Sat 31-Jan-15 17:28:05

Typical MN a typo due to my dyslexia and not giving w fuck on my spelling on here gets the most comments.

LineRunner Sat 31-Jan-15 17:33:03

Oh I think you got the most comments about using 'vulgar' in the context of your opining post, having read the whole thread.

LineRunner Sat 31-Jan-15 17:33:39

Ha! Opening

Viviennemary Sat 31-Jan-15 17:35:37

It's not something I'd do but I think spending £900 on a designer bag is worse. So it's all really a matter of opinion and what's important to you. But on the question of vulgarity. It's probably not so much vulgar as to own a phone that cost £600 but to go on about how much it cost.

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