A while ago I was saving up for a nintendo switch but wound up getting a DSLR, and now I've saved up for a beefy telephoto or macro lens - only to have my focus drift towards getting a drone. Or an e-bike/scooter. Or a new secondhand phone. Or a thousand other things that keep tempting me.. Does it still count as an impulse purchase if I've been lamenting over it for weeks?
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I don't remember ever saving for any particular thing. Does this mean that I don't have shopping urges? Hell, no, I do! But when I have one, I give myself time to test the urge. Little things like asking myself if I truly need the thing do help, but, most importantly, I allow myself time to cool off the urge. If even after it has cooled down I still value the thing for its usefulness, then it gets approved and I buy it. In practice, very few things pass this test though...