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Thread: I did a bad, bad thing....

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    Super Member tutt's Avatar
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    My husband lost his job in November, but he's retirement age, so it's working out and I still have a very good job, and we've paid off most of our bills and are preparing the house for my retirement. Then my badness hit.......I really feel awful, but I bought (financed) a Bernina 820 today! I love it, but why did I do this. I didn't need it....I have a Pfaff that I love, but I'm afraid if I don't get it now, I'll never have it! I'm conflicted, I want it but not sure I should keep it!!! Help, make me feel better!!!! Buyer's remorse sucks!

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    Like you said, "if not now, when".... You did the right thing and the little extra you pay on this each month can come from some creative grocery shopping. ;)

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    Awww, I hope you get over the guilt. Sounds like you know your financial situation and you're still working so it sounds good to me! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutt
    My husband lost his job in November, but he's retirement age, so it's working out and I still have a very good job, and we've paid off most of our bills and are preparing the house for my retirement. Then my badness hit.......I really feel awful, but I bought (financed) a Bernina 820 today! I love it, but why did I do this. I didn't need it....I have a Pfaff that I love, but I'm afraid if I don't get it now, I'll never have it! I'm conflicted, I want it but not sure I should keep it!!! Help, make me feel better!!!! Buyer's remorse sucks!
    Ok, here goes!

    If your husband is retired and you are close to retirement and you both worked all your lives, then you deserve your own toys. My husband has his toys in restoring cars and shows them and he is a smoker and buys cartons of cigs each week therefore I don't have buyer's remorse on things that I want to have now while I am working and can pay for them. Lord knows the money will not be there when I retire.

    So, Go for it and while you are at it make sure you get all the attachments too!

    Tcharlie

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    It actually sounds sensible to me because you're still working and can pay it off. I think it's a natural reaction to retiring, too. My DH is a year from early retirement. I've been wondering what things will be like when I'm still working and he's not! I have my eye on a Sweet Sixteen Sitdown system for someday...

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    Spending money on something you love is never a bad thing.
    I have my eye on a sweet sixteen too, maybe for my birthday.

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    Enjoy your 820. I retired about 2 years ago and just recently bought the 830. Didn't really need it but I plan on putting it to good use. DH is still working. Thought I had purchased all my toys before I retired but the 830 kept calling my name.

    mltquilt

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    Who knows what the future holds? Just use it and enjoy it to the fullest. Congrats!

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    REmember, it is a Bernina. It will last you the rest of your life. I have a 440 QE, love it but wish I had the bigger throat. Just enjoy.

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    I did the same thig just before I retired in 06. I had dreamed of owning a Viking SE. My husband told me, If you want it you better be thinking of getting it now. And you had better buy all the goodies to go with it now too as we may not be able to later on. So I bit the bullet. I bought everything I wanted for it and I have never regreted it one little bit. Enjoy it...

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    Please don't let buyers remorse spoil your joy.
    You are still working, pay on that baby and think of the years of enjoyment you will have with your Machine.
    :-D :-D

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    With prices going up, you saved money buying that machine today. Tomorrow it will cost more. Happy Sewing ;)

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    When I lost my job I had my Viking 835 in lay away at Joanns. A friend gave money as a Christmas gift towards it. When I got my severence pay, I paid most of my bills off but kept money out to pay off my new machine and get it out of lay away. I did feel guilty, but thought, I worked for years and I want to spend a little money on myself. I love my machine and do not regret getting it.Intead of guilt feeling, just think of how many beautiful gifts you will be making on your new machine! Hugs!!!!

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    You did not do a bad thing. You are just having buyer's remorse. (I bet you have that after any large purchase.)

    So, just use that machine, enjoy it, you deserve it.

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    You did it, now enjoy it.

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    Good for you!!!!!!!!! We tend to neglect ourselves and take care of everyone else. You have worked all your life and it is time for you to "just do it". I'm proud of you. ENJOY IT!!!!!!!

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    You did not do anything wrong. We work all our lives and can't take it with us we leave. So you enjoy!

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    As you said, you are preparing the house for your retirement...this is for your retirement..

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    Life's too short. Enjoy.

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    As Sharon C said life is too short live and enjoy your new machine. If you have worked your entire life and not had any major purchases for just yourself you deserve it. I plan on buying stuff for myself whether I need it or not, I have to pay for it so I should be able to do what I want with my money. Have my eye on two FW's at the present. If I ever get my sewing room added to the house I plan on buying a long arm. If I had the money right now there was one advertised in Tioga, nD for 1500$. But I don't so couldn't buy it.

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    Congrats!

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    It's something you really wanted and you've worked hard for it. Consider it an early retirement gift. Enjoy it.

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    Life's too short, eat dessert first...or buy the machine you want and enjoy it while you can :!: :!: :!:

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    I always have buyer's remorse for about five minutesm, then I am fine. LOL. Enjoy your new toy.

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    Enjoy it. I tried to get everything fixed and paid off before I retired so that I could enjoy myself. You will be glad you did this.

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