If she finds out beforehand they may be a contributing factor in your early departure... >
With me, it's mostly books. I've got books I paid $4 or $5 for, and last I checked, several years ago, most of them are now selling, used, in at least the $100 range, with some going in the $200s, or even $300s, ranges. I made my son promise to not just dump them at a used book store. Last I checked they had jumped up to around $4-5000, probably more now.
I'm the same. I always tell John what I'm thinking about and he always says 'get it', doesn't matter what it is. I feel guilty when I spend £3.00 on some magnets or knurled nuts!!!I usually mention, a few times, how I'd like the item, to soften it's purchase. The remark always is "why do you keep talking about it. If you want it, get it. You'll know in time if it was a good choice." Strange thing is after all these years I still feel uncomfortable when buying something for myself. ................
I'm the same way with my wife's desired purchases. I consider that part of the marriage deal, no, make that the HAPPY marriage deal.I'm the same. I always tell John what I'm thinking about and he always says 'get it', doesn't matter what it is. I feel guilty when I spend £3.00 on some magnets or knurled nuts!!!
I can't shoot anymore because of my health so my wife ask me to sell most of my guns. In the past several months I have sold around $12,000 worth of guns and still have some. She never knew what I paid for them but she knows what I sold them for and I think she was surprised. I mostly had Smith & Wesson hand guns and old 22 rifles from the CMP. Yes I miss them. :crying: