Monday, 1 August 2011

impulse buys

Recently, I splurged on a magazine.  Now generally one would not put the words 'splurge' and 'magazine' in a sentence together, particularly when the former is referring to the latter.  But I did.

It was Mollie Makes.  A lady at my Brown Owls got issue one from a friend in England and brought it to share and we all ooh-ed and ahh-ed over it.  So much pretty, lovely stuff.  So I looked online at how much a subscription would cost.  And it was $222.69 for a year.  This seemed a bit astronomical to me so I decided that maybe I would just treat myself to one.  The cost of one magazine didn't seem like much compared to $222 so I hit buy and processed my credit card before I sat back and really thought it through. 

One magazine cost $20.95.

Ridiculous amount to spend on a magazine when you think of it.  I could have bought a new book for that and had 8+ hours of quality reading time instead of just 1 hour. 

It arrived the other day and I was excited in suitable proportions to the price I paid for it and it was a good one hour read but really, when you can't buy half the stuff in it without having to pay almost $222 in postage from England to get it to Australia, I don't know if it's really worth it.

I will take it to the next Brown Owls for everyone else to drool over though.

What was your most recent impulse buy?


2paw said...

The cost of magazines from overseas is totally ridiculous, but I am glad you gave in and treated yourself. I always think that a magazine can be forever and for the same cost, four pots of tea is for a few hours!! I've seen this about on the internet and it looks good. You never know, it might be in your local newsagency one day. My last impulse buy was a book, last in a trilogy, saw it in the bookshop and bought it this morning.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I have been checking out that magazine but couldn't justify the postage, I do get Inside Crochet as an emag from Yudu and its pretty good, same for all the lovely items you might be tempted to purchase in it, its an English magazine :-(

Sally said...

$20.95!!! Goodness that is a slurge... can't wait to have a peep at it. The cover looks pretty :)