I Feel Crazy

Lounge By TheCakerator Updated 1 Dec 2010 , 4:50pm by TheCakerator

TheCakerator Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 9:41pm
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Ok so I really need a new vacuum but there just isn't money in our budget for one right now. But that doesn't stop me from looking. I stumbled upon a review for the LG Kompressor pet care vacuum and man .. did I ever fall in love! First I saw it on amazon and it was on sale for 198.00. It said save 100.00 and I thought well thats a good price for such a nice vacuum .. then we went to our local sears store and they had one as well, but it was on sale for 424.00 and said save 22.00! I laughed at that price but still heartbroken we can't afford it. Then we saw the same one at our local home depot store for the same price as amazon. My dh got it off the shelf for me (it was boxed at sears) and I was able to push it around and play with the hoses and retractable cord. I just fell in love with it .. I can't stop thinking about it .. I mean, I think about this vacuum more then I think about cakes! icon_redface.gif I asked my dh if he wanted to go look at it again today, but he said no, he did not want to go to home depot just to stare at a vacuum we can't afford icon_cry.gif I feel crazy for being so obsessed over a vacuum but .. it was just so nice and I just want it so bad .... ok that's it ...

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Kiddiekakes Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 9:57pm
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I totally understand and I think it is a female thing..We see something we like and want it really bad and can't stop thinking about it!

I am spoiled that way to and when I get it in my mind that I want something and I obsess about it until I get it..I know....LOL..Spoiled me...

Unless it is something expensive that we really can't afford and then it is Too bad!! Gotta wait!!

All4Show Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 10:33pm
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My Husband got me the Dyson Animal for our anniversary. I know. How romantic, but I love it.

Elcee Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 12:36am
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There's nothing like a good vacuum cleaner to make life easier! It's definitely money well spent for a good quality one. I have an Electrolux tank that is 25 years old. We bought it when I was pregnant with my daughter. We've replaced a few parts and get it a tune up every now and then but I love it! I'll be heartbroken when it finally dies. I know people who are on their 5th vacuum to my one!

KittyPTerror Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 12:52pm
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I'm the same way...but I would be constantly cooking up schemes to find a way to buy it! Put in on layaway? If you can stash away $20 a week, you can take that baby home in 10 weeks...Good luck!

TheCakerator Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 4:05pm
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I knew someone on here would understand! I know we could afford to put 20.00 away each week for it, but I also have a gut feeling at that point, it would no longer be on sale icon_cry.gif but to have some money saved for it is better then no money saved for it .. my friends mom told me to put it on a credit card at home depot, and pay off the payments each month but that isn't how me and my husband work. We pay cash for everything because we don't like owing anyone any money, ESPECIALLY credit card companies .. no way, no how, no thank you! I don't think home depot does a lay away does it?

paulstonia Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 6:24pm
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Sears does lay away but it was more expensive there. I think amazon does the installment plan thing.

paulstonia Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 6:24pm
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Sears does lay away but it was more expensive there. I think amazon does the installment plan thing.

TheCakerator Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 12:04am
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thank you!

softwarespecialist Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 5:27pm
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Are they having any offers right now? Like take a year to pay with no payments or interest. You could take that $20.00 you can "sock away" and pay it off quickly. Sounds like you would be disciplined and pay it off within the year.

TheCakerator Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 5:43pm
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The only deal I know of right now is at home depot on their credit card. 18 months no interest but you still have to make payments. Doesn't sound bad, but I always prethink over things and it always comes back to the idea of something happening, anything, that would cause us not to be able to make that payment then got walloped with huge interest rates and bad credit. I just feel much safer paying cash at once. I'm really hoping at income tax time they will have somewhat of the same price going on. Until then ... off to home depot every once and awhile for a fix icon_lol.gif

softwarespecialist Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 9:42pm
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Never know, Santa's Elves may be listening!!

costumeczar Posted 25 Nov 2010 , 1:21am
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That's understandable that you'd want a new one...Vacuums that don't suck really suck!

People have studied shopping habits, and have shown that if you pick something up in the store, you're more likely to buy it. There's something about touching something that makes you feel more of an ownership toward it, so it makes you more likely to want it. When you were playing with the vacuum in the store you were cursing yourself! I agree, maybe if you put it on your Christmas list it will end up under the tree.

TheCakerator Posted 25 Nov 2010 , 5:21pm
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I could put it on my Christmas list .. what would it hurt ... in the meant time theres always home depot ... and best buy ... and sears to check them out icon_lol.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 25 Nov 2010 , 5:29pm
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Home Depot's credit card interest rates suck. If you pay the minimum, your balance only goes down by two or three dollars a month. Of course if it's something urgent like a fridge or a stove, then it's worth getting their credit card...but only for something like that.

While you wait to get your vacuum, if you end up waiting, if you take the roller off yours and clean off the strings and hairs, and clean out any filters it has, it will help it work better. I haven't ever had a new vacuum cleaner...the one I have now which I love, I found beside a dumpster. I took it apart, cleaned it up and I've been using it for five years. It's easy enough to push that my small 5 year old can use it, and when I was in a wheelchair I was still able to vacuum with it. If it broke, I'd probably have to go buy the exact same thing for $400 at Sears and I'd be obsessed (I'd call it focused though) until I got it.

TheCakerator Posted 25 Nov 2010 , 11:12pm
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texasrose, thanks for that idea ... in the mean time I really should clean mine up .. I got it as a bridal shower present about 7 1/2 years ago and I use it daily so it has taken a beating. Plus the cord was cut once because for whatever reason I had exposed wires showing through and they started smoking so I wrapped them up in tape but the tape unwound and made a big sticky mess so DH cut the cord even short to get rid of the exposed wires. It wasn't the cheapest vacuum out there at the time but it was not the most expensive either but it's done the job and will continue to do so until I can figure out a way to get that new one icon_rolleyes.gif

cakelady2266 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 5:30am
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I thought I was the only one who obsessed over items. I once dated a purse, no lie. I had been on the hunt for a new purse for a couple years. I saw my dream purse on day passing through Belk's. It was all I could think about. I would find excuses to go to that store, 25 miles from my home. It was more than just a purse it was THE purse, the purse that cost way more than I had to spend. So after agonizing over it for some time knowing my husband would have a cow if I bought a $250 purse, I FOUND my answer in the coin jar, yep you heard me, the jar we throw the spare change in. I trotted to the closest coinstar and cashed in the change and headed off to buy THE purse.

I don't know if you have a jar of spare change, but if you do well that may be you answer to the vacuum cleaner situation. I bought a computer desk this summer with the spare change. Oh and I'm still carrying the purse three years later.

TheCakerator Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 1:53pm
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icon_lol.gif That is to funny .. and yes, we do have a change jar and I even told DH as I was dropping in change the other day, maybe THIS is how I will get my vacuum and he said yeah, maybe ... I'm sure I have a long ways to go to get it, but at least it's a start!

cakeythings1961 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:53pm
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Vacuum lust? Oh, I totally get that. I have one for upstairs and one downstairs, to save my back from lugging one around. Now I want the little Dyson model just for the stairs. icon_lol.gif We'll see if Santa brings me one... but 3 vacs?? That would be a little ridiculous, wouldn't it?!!

TheCakerator Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 4:50pm
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3 vacs? Ridiculous? Never! icon_lol.gif

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