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post #151 of 495
hahah you guys are terrible! Congrats GUEST! I hope to be there soon. Right now I'm at the "poor, but hey it won't be that hard to save for x, and x, and x...."

Does anyone else do that? When I make money I am so stingy, and then when I have no money it's like I can afford anything, it's no biggie.
post #152 of 495
Thread Starter 
I feel the same ^^ Now that I have money, I don't want to part with it, but when my paypal account is empty I'm like "Oh, I'll sell something later."
post #153 of 495
j1n1i14, thanks for the kind words. Actually, everyone in this thread has been really supportive and I've pretty much forgotten about that loser. I honestly don't think I could have done it without the support of all you kind gals. He can text me all he wants, he'll won't get a reply. Ever.

So I managed to go through the Yorkville area today without much damage. Yorkville is like Los Angeles' version of Rodeo Dr. or Chicago's Golden Mile. I passed by this cheap jewelry store named Ardenes and they specialize in disposable fashion accessories. They had a ring that looked somewhat like Louis Vuitton's Inclusion ring and so I couldn't help but look. I ended up buying 3 rings for $10 and then a silk lace tie (I've always wanted to rock one). Total was $20ish damage. Not bad!

Then I went to Tiffany's to return the ex's so-called gifts... I think I've found my perfect right hand ring. It's a lot more than what I wanted to spend, but the ring is gorgeous! It was quoted at $2350.
Channel Set Diamond 1/2 Band 9:27 iw (what does 1/2 Band 9:27 iw mean?)
I think it's this one... but the prices don't match: http://www.tiffany.ca/Shopping/Item....ni+0-x+-pu+-f+

ETA: Okay, I think it actually means it's a half band with 0.27 carat weight...

ETA 2: Oh no..... I completely forgot that I treated my friends to drinks after Tiffany's at a nice hotel bar.
post #154 of 495
Thread Starter 
Annie, I like the ring idea, but you do not need to spend $2350!!!!
post #155 of 495
Annie, you are now going overboard honey!! You don't need a ring!! Patience girl, someday you will find Mr. Right instead of Mr. Snake and he will buy you the RIGHT ring, instead of a snake ring

I've still not bought myself, my BF or my kids anything. I bought a pair of jeans for someone to crystalize them for her, but thats technically not a ban break as she is paying me back and paying me for crystalizing them
post #156 of 495
I still haven't bought anything since 3/22. In a little less than a week I will be one month strong. Yay!
post #157 of 495
^^Thats great, after your post I had to go look at my ebay and figure out the last time I bought something....4/4 was my last date
post #158 of 495
Congrats on dumping the ex Annie!!! My ex started treating me like an ATM machine so I ditched him.

I have been bad and bought a pair of TR Jess shorts, but I don't need anything else now!!
post #159 of 495
i bought... stuff... opps
post #160 of 495
I couldn't help but swoon a little at seeing your ring, but Dian definitely has a point-- leave the diamond buying to Mr. Right

I ordered some more MAC pigment samples today from the HM, but I needed some plum/pinkish shades for a formal I'm going to next Friday, and they were cheaper than the dept. store counters. I'm finding cheaper ways to save, so that's a plus, right?
post #161 of 495
But the whole point of the right hand ring is to declare your independence from any guy or the guy. Know what I mean? In retrospect, $2350 is really expensive and I'm checking out ice.com and their prices are by far more reasonable. I'll try to get the specs of the original Tiffany's ring and see if I can find something similiar on ice.com for 1/4 of the price. But it's Tiffany's y'know... I want the whole Tiffany's fantasy of having beautiful diamonds. And they are beautiful.
post #162 of 495
Thread Starter 
The ring idea is fine, but a $2k price tag is excessive, especially since you're on a ban. Wouldn't it be better to spend $350 on a ring, and put the rest in an emergency savings account so you'll always have a way out if you get into another bad relationship? Price does not equal signifance or sentimental value. A ring is a ring imo.
post #163 of 495
I should know better... May I'll just go to the mall and get a cheapy plain ring and have it engraved with "don't settle" until I can get the real one. (But then I would be settling!) The thing is, I wanted to use his money as a literal token to remind me not to ever settle again.
post #164 of 495
SKIP THE RING ALTOGETHER!

You don't need it and available guys might confuse it with the real thing, half the guys out there don't pay that much attention if they are looking at your right hand or left, they see a ring, they run LOL

Or if a good guy comes along and see this really expensive ring on your hand he might think he can't compete with that.....SKIP IT and use it on your CC debt.
post #165 of 495
FINE! I'll wear it on the right hand middle finger... That better?
post #166 of 495
Annie, may I remind you of this?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Annie2venus View Post
No shopping until I fulfill the following:
  • Sell $3000
  • Pay off all credit cards
  • No shopping until after May 31
post #167 of 495
Thread Starter 
The finger is not the issue, the pricetag is!
post #168 of 495
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Originally Posted by Hilarys54 View Post
Annie, may I remind you of this?
Oh.... god.... *hangs head in shame*

I needed that though. Thanks...

Grrrrrrrr


I started doing a new thing... I'm wearing a plastic rubber band on my right wrist. For every dollar I spend, I snap myself once. Considering yesterday's damage, which was $110 (90 drinks, 20 jewelry). I am 105 snaps away. I am really hurting myself with this spending.


post #169 of 495
Thread Starter 
You're welcome We all fall off the bandwagon from time to time.

Incidentally, I think I'm going to get the iPod touch (damage $340). I think I'll really like it, and I promise if I don't 100000000% love it, I'll resell. This is definitely my last big purchase before my vacation. Luckily, I lost my ATM card about 3 weeks ago, so I've made no cash withdrawals from my account AND I no longer feel the compulsion to buy more jeans. The second I get them in the mail, I'll resell. I don't need them after all.
post #170 of 495
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Originally Posted by callire View Post
You're welcome We all fall off the bandwagon from time to time.

Incidentally, I think I'm going to get the iPod touch (damage $340). I think I'll really like it, and I promise if I don't 100000000% love it, I'll resell. This is definitely my last big purchase before my vacation. Luckily, I lost my ATM card about 3 weeks ago, so I've made no cash withdrawals from my account AND I no longer feel the compulsion to buy more jeans. The second I get them in the mail, I'll resell. I don't need them after all.
I am holding you to that.

Speaking of which... I don't think anyone is getting Godiva from me.
post #171 of 495
Tattoo it on your forehead. Just kidding... tattoo "never settle" in a nice script :P
post #172 of 495
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annie2venus View Post
I am holding you to that.

Speaking of which... I don't think anyone is getting Godiva from me.
But... but... I was such excellent support! Please??? Pllllleeease?

Oh, don't worry, I'll be in shock for spending so mcuh money for a good month! I still dread seeing my lovely paypal going back to $0.
post #173 of 495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annie2venus View Post
We're a bunch of fail.

Who hasn't bought anything since joining this "ban"?
I thought I wasn't going to join but I think I will join NOW....just bought an LV and a Chanel Bag.
I'm hiding one of the bags in my closet so my hubbie doesn't see....I have such a weakness for accessories.....but I had to have them...the bags are stunning and 2die4!
post #174 of 495
On the side note: I guess I didn't buy anything. I'm going to admit, I tried bidding on the jeans two sizes too big. I was so certain that I would have won them too because of the high price I put on my snipers.. yet I still got outbid.

I want my insanity blues
post #175 of 495
hahaha izzy you make me laugh. im glad im not alone!!! i hide things all the time as well. i get caught most of the time though. i think he has every article of clothing and accessory i own memorized. i can occasionally sneak in jeans without him noticing!

i must admit, as much as i didnt want to be part of this 'ban,' reading all the posts has REALLY helped me not shop! the only money ive spent lately is my bday money!! all my 'weekly' money from my paycheck has been going straight to the cc's to pay them off! hopefully i can sell everything ive listed......then ill be back to even and ready to shop again!!
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