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Amarea 08-26-2010 09:42 PM

Why do I always get buyers remorse?
I've been noticing this a LOT lately. EVERYTHING I buy, I always feel overwhelming guilt/panic for a few days. Tonight I signed the loan papers for a super nice 2003 Titan Avalanche 3-horse slant horse trailer with a tack room. I got a SUPER deal on it ($3800) and we needed one terribly but I seriously have felt sick to my stomach all night tonight.

The same thing happened when I bought Stiffler and again with the auction girls last week. I always weigh the pros and cons before I make these purchases but this is ALWAYS happening. I'm just tired of not fully enjoying my purchases because I am having these mild panic attacks of buyers guilt. I have ZERO reason to feel this way!

Has anyone else dealt with this? What did you do about it?

Thanks :)

Plains Drifter 08-26-2010 09:55 PM

I do the same thing. I did it on all 3 of my calves that I bought. I did it on all of my new foals this year. The buyers remorse thankfully only lasts a few days, then I'm over it and able to enjoy them. Not sure how to make it go away though. :(

I even have sellers remorse. <sigh> I sold Lillie. Knew she was going to a great home, to a lovely little girl who thought the sun rose and set on her...and yet..I still miss her and wish I hadn't sold her.

Amir 08-26-2010 10:14 PM

I agonise over making purchases, even ones as simple as a new pair of boots because my other ones are currently held together by duct tape.
I have to sit there and mull it over and write and re-write my fortnightly budget and fully justify buying something. Even if it's something that I NEED like a month ago.
I feel crap buying stuff for myself after and even worse if something comes up and I should have saved the money for something more important.
I get over it after a few days, but again, no idea how to not have guilt.

By the way, that sounds like an AMAZING deal on the float :D
Now if only I could find a deal like that!

smrobs 08-26-2010 10:15 PM

Me too. I think a big part of it is the fact that the economy is complete crap right now and so forking out a big chunk of change (even for something you really need) is stressful.

Amarea 08-26-2010 10:24 PM

Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way! We have been needing a trailer for various reasons and the deal was too good to pass up! But you are right smrobs. Because of the economy, adding any kind of expense to my budget makes me panic. I guess what I see as the biggest plus is that I can always haul horses for people for a small fee to make my monthly payment if all else fails.

Amir 08-26-2010 10:27 PM

That's not a bad idea to hire yourself out on weekends for local transport. Good way to downsize the payments made by yourself.

smrobs 08-26-2010 10:29 PM

No kidding. That would be a dang good idea. Of course, you would have to factor in wear and tear on your trailer along with gas mileage to the price.

Amarea 08-26-2010 10:34 PM

I agree. We've also put thought into taking the trailer to the auction and just being a hauler for those impulse buyers or the people like Indy and I who go to the auction to buy but have(had) no way to transport them home. Heck I paid $60 just to transport the girls home. That's more than half my monthly payment!

Amir 08-26-2010 10:38 PM

A friend of mine did this for a while to try pay off some of her truck. What she failed to specify in her ads were "no problem floaters".
One horse she picked up took 4 people and half an hour. One trying to coax him in with feed and pulling on the rope, one standing on each side of the tailgate so he couldn't run out to the sides and the 4th manually moving his feet forward step by step.
Coming home took 3 BIG men, a 20 foot heavy rope and a 15 foot truck down one side of the float and 2 hours...
It can be a really good way to make some extra cash, but just be careful about how you word your ads.

Amarea 08-26-2010 10:40 PM

Wow Amir! Thanks for that! I wouldn't have thought of it!

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