Shop While You(r Wallet) Bleed(s)

Battle Scar Foot.

In the last month, I’ve been spending money like I have any. Which I will once I get my paycheck from the PNE. But the situation has gone out of the control. I think it has to do with two things: Hong Kong and Craigslist.

Hong Kong is a shopping heaven. Everything is cheaper than Vancouver and, at most times, in the States. There’s no tax, not to mention tons of sales all year round and free gifts with purchase, which makes everyone in Hong Kong a frequent shopper. Under that influence, I bought around 10 shirts and polos which were all on sale. I didn’t buy much of everything else, like shoes, pants or bags, completely different than previous vacations there. I think I caught the shopping bug during my vacation which has translated into my bleeding wallet.

Craigslist is awesome. I don’t care what people say about buying second-hand clothes and things because it’s damn cheap. You can buy jeans that cost $200 retail price for $40. And you can haggle. And sometimes you find free things that people don’t want, such as a digital photo frame. I almost buy everything second-hand. The key is to ask for pictures and when did they buy the item. They can lie, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

I also go to the mall quite often, just because I’m running errands and I find coupons on the internet to use. The more you go to malls and compare the deals, you find them. Such as buy 1 get 1 at Forever XXII that’s happening right now. I got a tee and 3 for my mom for $23.

As of now, I’m finding my wallet bleeding. My feet also because of all the walking. Luckily, my laptop decided to not crap out or else I’d be buying a MacBook Air too. But I’m getting a Google Nexus 7 instead because at $259 for 16GB, it’s a steal.

It’s gone so bad that I have sent my friend a list of things I’m allowed to buy. If I deviate from this list, she can take it and keep it.

  • Nike Vapours or Pegasus
  • Blazer
  • iPhone wallet case bought 24/08/12 for $20
  • Pants – green, chinos
  • Google Nexus 7 – bought 09/08/12 for $290
  • Wallet – bought 9/12 for $10
  • Things for my room – picture frames, posters, drawer, organizers
  • Messenger bag for laptop
  • Water bottle for school – found 9/12
  • Canucks jersey, scarf, tee bought 9/12 for $20
  • Dri fit tees and tennis tees – bought 08/08/12 for $20 and 17/08/12
  • tennis shoes  – bought 07/08/12 for $20
  • White belt
  • Fred perry shoes or equivalents bought 10/12 for $45
  • Swim trunks – bought 08/08/12 for $12
  • Flip flops – bought 08/08/12 for $15
  • Watches (casual) bought 13/08/12 for $20 and (more professional) for $25
  • War Machine Mighty Mugg bought 10/12 for $45 (ouch)
  • Tailor Made Suit

Now if you excuse me, I have to go on teefury and buy the new tee before it sells out at 9PM PST.