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Expensive mistakes - purchases

130 replies

SouthWestmom · 02/07/2019 12:20

So mine is an Apple Watch. Costs an extra £20 for 4G a month and I never use it. I'm not interested in fitness and I can't find any purpose for it my phone doesn't serve.

OTOH, my collection of scarves is such good value on cost per wear basis - Missoni, Westwood etc and I wear them all the time.

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JuneFromBethesda · 02/07/2019 12:22

Hypnobirthing course. 11 years later and I’m still bitter I wasted all that money on it.

Greenteandchives · 02/07/2019 12:25

Juicer. Takes too long to clean and very bulky to store. DH warned me but I knew best. Hmm

SouthWestmom · 02/07/2019 12:46

Oh forgot kitchen appliances. The bread maker, the smoothie maker, the air fryer.../

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userxx · 02/07/2019 12:49

Buying clothes from ASOS etc and forgetting to send them back. Keep bloody doing it! I am now on a self-imposed ban.

Hmmmbop · 02/07/2019 13:09

My days cordless. It's shit.

lemonbalmtea · 02/07/2019 13:32

Pretty much everything I ever bought on my credit card.

I don't like my lounge and dining furniture any more. I wish I'd bought a different design.

400 on two side tables.

I spent 300 seeing a private specialist. No real benefit.

I often buy things I know I won't use all the time (e.g. a juicer) on EBay for about a third of the price.

My current mobile - latest Samsung and I dropped it after two weeks having never smashed a mobile. It costs about 350 to repair so I am now using a shite handset until I get the courage and time to fix it myself, while I pay 36 a month for the contract. I don't even want the phone anymore but it doesn't even turn on for me to get my stuff off it. Sigh.

ProfessorofPerspective · 02/07/2019 13:59

Actually, I wouldn't say I'm the best with money but I can't really think of much that I have spent a lot on and really regretted. I'm quite encouraged by that!

fleshmarketclose · 02/07/2019 14:00

Air fryer and window vac both sitting in the cupboard because it's easier to do the same job without them.

tillytoodles1 · 02/07/2019 14:04

A new build we fell in love with. It was at the top end of our budget and things were tight so I couldn't have it as I wanted it. Then H was made redundant and we sold it at a loss. Worst (and most expensive) purchase ever.

Tadpoletofrog · 02/07/2019 14:06

Breadmaker. Bread texture is weird, too crumbly, and has a huge hole in loads of slices due to the paddle, I find it impossible to cut a decent, even slice, and goes mouldy overnight.

Juicer, as said before, takes an age to clean. The Nutribullet, on the other hand, gets used daily.

Nottobesoldseparately · 02/07/2019 14:09

My car.
I was doing more and more miles for work and DH was concerned about the age of my car and it's reliability.

So we decided to get a new one, so I was safer and we had at least one decent between us.

I got made redundant about 3 months after i took delivery and do about 10 miles a week now.

Yes I use the car, in fact I've upgraded again, but I would have been fine with my old rust bucket.

Once you have an all singing all dancing car, you get used to it and don't go backwards!

Foxyloxy1plus1 · 02/07/2019 14:11

I use the window vac regularly.
I wear my Apple Watch every day and use the fitness tracker.
I love my Dyson cordless

I have way too many scarves

DoYouNeedAWee · 02/07/2019 14:14

Baby sign language course.. pfb 🙈

UserThenLotsOfNumbers · 02/07/2019 14:15

NCT classes - utter gubbins
Yves St Laurent Touche eclat

dudsville · 02/07/2019 14:19

For me it's always going to be clothes. Just yesterday I cleared out a couple of dresses that I bought this year thinking they'd be perfect. Big purchases seem to be ok. I know instantly when I see something I like. Unfortunately our builder is our biggest regret financially. He's lovely and does a fine job but he seriously over estimates his worth.

AhNowTed · 02/07/2019 14:21

Mulberry Bayswater bag.

Far too heavy to be practical.

NoBaggyPants · 02/07/2019 14:23

Chanel perfume. Three lots. I want to like it and waft around like a beautiful Parisian, but I don't like it and it makes me smell like an old woman.

DontCallMeShitley · 02/07/2019 14:23

Buying an expensive item from House of Fraser and returning it for a refund, it was accepted, just as the store went bust so no refund. Never buying from there again, ever.

A tofu press. Still in the box. Not because I don't want to use it but because I just don't have the time.

Soola · 02/07/2019 14:25

A Fiat 124 Spider that on a whim I decided I wanted a sports car as well as my own car and my husbands car. My husband said I wouldn’t use it and he was right. I hadn’t owned a sports car since the 1980s so on reflection it was some kind of mid life madness!

It looked lovely but I drove it for a week and then left it for several months before letting my step son have it for a fraction of the cost and then he sold it a few months later.

squeekywheel · 02/07/2019 14:28

NCT classes.

FrontRowSeat · 02/07/2019 14:32

Baby massage classes
Baby Sensory Classes
Vax handheld hoover

ChihuahuaMummy1 · 02/07/2019 14:36

@NoBaggyPants have u tried chanel mademoiselle? its lovely,definitely not old woman smelling:)

ginghamtablecloths · 02/07/2019 14:37

We bought some very expensive cream textured curtains which were made to measure and were very expensive. They fit the lounge windows of my last house perfectly. When I downsized I brought them with me and they only fit the two bedrooms. They look lovely but I still baulk at the cost.
I'm getting teeth implants to replace those broken after a nasty fall. I'm hoping they'll be worth all the money, inconvenience and discomfort. Dentures would have been a lot cheaper.

driggle · 02/07/2019 14:38

Our sofa. £700 on an interest-free 4 year deal and it's the most uncomfortable sofa I've ever sat on. The one in the shop felt fine! Our old sofa was huge and took up most of our small living room but my god was it comfy. This one looks lovely but I hate sitting on it. still have another year to pay off Angry

Lamentations · 02/07/2019 14:39

Dressmaking course and equipment that I never carried on with and now can't remember how to do.

Various other obsessions that then get forgotten about. I almost bought a piano in the new year, thank goodness I stopped myself.

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