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Feb 06, 2015, 08:46 PM
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Does anybody else have this problem? Aviation Anomnymous


Am I the only person that have this problem? Have you ever bought something thinking you might need it later? Later on you feel stupid or even mad at yourself that you bought it thinking through regrets. You see things that you like and you buy them b/c you want to have them. Do you really need it? Maybe but probably not. This addiction and unhealthy habit of money spending will eventually catch up with you later on but your inner child cried out, "I want this & I want it now." Your inner adult voice is telling you, "Be patient and save your money". Your inner child voice says, "it won't be here later." The internal struggle keeps you fighting yourself til you grow tired and weak knowing something gotta give. Lol. Damn it! Why do I have to be a man child at heart? This is wonderful community to have and even though it supports my bad habits I still can't resist the temptation. Please posts you thoughts but be nice about it. Lol. Just need a little support as I'm suffering from my addiction through this community. Haha.

Not me but for some of us: is getting married, have kids, getting a divorce, owe money to the governments tax system...Or even worse is scared to tell our spouse/partner of what we've just bought.... And have to sell everything you own! God help us!
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Feb 06, 2015, 08:53 PM
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I've had that problem with anything money can buy, lol. It's no good.
But, when you're poor like I am right now, you can't buy things anymore haha
Feb 06, 2015, 08:54 PM
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Wise words my friend. Glad I don't feel alone in this. Haha
Feb 06, 2015, 09:00 PM
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Yes our INNER child still thinks we can just write a check for anything and its like money!!
But in reality we stay broke because of our inner child, but hey i can think of a lot worse things to be addicted to to spend my money on!!
Feb 06, 2015, 09:03 PM
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That is very true and wise Scaler. Indeed we're man child with a little sense of pride. Lol
Feb 06, 2015, 09:12 PM
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At least this addiction doesn't cause mayhem on roads when the bars close, or cost you the whole paycheck with nothing but empty booze bottles for your wages, or 1/2 torn lottery tickets that were no good. It's better than drug abuse. The good part about over spending in the hobby, is having the classifieds to undo the damage and let the next addict decide when he spent too much on a good thing. This crime has no victim.
Feb 06, 2015, 09:18 PM
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For some reason this addiction seems different than drugs use, this gives you a sense of bonding or brotherhood in relation to electronics. A sense of creativity maybe? In any case, you have to give a little(in some cases a lot)in order to gain a little bit of knowledge. It sucks but that's how the system works.
Feb 06, 2015, 09:21 PM
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Hopefully, "Dr. Phil" won't have to be involve in this problem. Everybody cries and feel ashamed when they go on his tv shows every afternoon. Lol.
Feb 06, 2015, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by wingman112
Am I the only person that have this problem? Have you ever bought something thinking you might need it later? Later on you feel stupid or even mad at yourself that you bought it thinking through regrets. You see things that you like and you buy them b/c you want to have them. Do you really need it? Maybe but probably not. This addiction and unhealthy habit of money spending will eventually catch up with you later on but your inner child cried out, "I want this & I want it now." Your inner adult voice is telling you, "Be patient and save your money". Your inner child voice says, "it won't be here later." The internal struggle keeps you fighting yourself til you grow tired and weak knowing something gotta give. Lol. Damn it! Why do I have to be a man child at heart? This is wonderful community to have and even though it supports my bad habits I still can't resist the temptation. Please posts you thoughts but be nice about it. Lol. Just need a little support as I'm suffering from my addiction through this community. Haha.

Not me but for some of us: is getting married, have kids, getting a divorce, owe money to the governments tax system...Or even worse is scared to tell our spouse/partner of what we've just bought.... And have to sell everything you own! God help us!
Of course not! never over the past 30+ yrs of it
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Feb 06, 2015, 09:28 PM
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Good for you, Gliders! I'm gonna start to listen to Dave Ramsey's rants on tape again. Lol
Feb 06, 2015, 09:35 PM
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IT'S NOSE HEAVY!!!!
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I guess my only problem would be getting planes that similarly fill a niche, but are different enough to "justify" a purchase. For example, a Silhouette, SOS42, Mini-SR, Mariah...they're all about the same size, roughly the same performance, yet have very different "appeal" versus the others. THAT could be classified as addictive. But with 15 other planes fulfilling very different roles, it just makes sense to have a plane for every condition.
Feb 06, 2015, 09:43 PM
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Damn right, Cityevader! See the complexity of the problem? It gets difficult to judge and your judgement gets the best of you. Lol
Feb 06, 2015, 09:46 PM
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BTW, You people are awesome! You make this unique community fun and interesting.
Feb 06, 2015, 09:47 PM
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just my 2 cents but I learned to justify some of my big purchases as money in the bank. heres a for instance; my wants to go to the casino (I hate the damn places) she goes a few times, comes back broke, money lost. I buy a nice plane, fly good enough not to lose to many. she complains about a purchase, I just say at least I didn't lose it at slots. worse comes worse I can sell it. money in the bank.
Feb 06, 2015, 09:51 PM
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Thanks, Joseph! That's a very good strategy and a good gamble indeed, if it doesn't just fly away like a bird. Lol


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