April 8, 2009

I'm a buyer, not a shopper

 

Disclaimer....this is still practice.  I'm wanting to be proficient at blogging before my trip.

On of my favorite sayings is "success isn't measured by what we have, but by what we can live without"

For  those who don't know me, I would describe myself as a frugal person.  I don't spend a lot of time shopping and usually make a purchase as a buyer, not a shopper. I research what I need, find the best value and when I go to the store, I make a purchase (quick strike and get out with little or no damage)  I very, very rarely buy things on impulse. I buy things for need instead of want; mainly because there isn't a lot I want and very little I need.  I try to make purchases for quality instead of quantity.  I don't buy the cheapest nor the most expensive and I don't shop at Wal Mart. 

Recently I made two purchases which is a lot for me.  Here is an example of what I do for me...

 

motorcycle windshieldthis is an aftermarket windshield for my motorcycle.  It's only 2 inches taller than the stock one, but has a unique design to push more of the wind over my head instead right at my torso.

 

 

 

diet dr. pepper

 

12 8 packs for only 20 dollars.  on sale at save mart for 2 dollars each, plus I grabbed 4 packs that had a dollar coupon for every 3 8 packs. 

 

7 comments:

katherine. said...

nice shopping.

note to self: remember to keep head down below wind level....

Matt-Man said...

Man, does Diet Dr. Pepper have crack in it or something? Cheers Teamster!!

Mel said...

<-- not a shopper

Go in, get it, get out.

<-- trying to figure out how one gets out with 12 8 packs without back injury

The Teamster said...

katherine...i have the handle bars to hold on to...you have me to hold on to....if the wind is an issue.....

matt...actually...diet dr pepper replaces beer....it's been my "crutch" for over 20 years....and it tastes good...

mel...teamsters lift with their legs, not their back..and yes...quick strike...in and out...hey..i should be in charge of our wars....

Bond said...

Strapping those 12-packs onto the bike for your roadtrip?

Travis said...

Money well spent I say. I suspect you'll need a small trailer to lug all that Dr P with you on the trip though.

Desert Songbird said...

Excellent distinction between a shopper and a buyer. I would say that I'm not quite a buyer, but I'm definitely NOT a shopper.