November 8, 2008

Impulse that Cost Me

Posted in ADHD, Posts by Renee at 5:04 pm by bloggingawayadhd

I do have ADHD, but I don’t think I have the ‘impulsive’ type of it. I usually thoroughly research things before buying them to make sure I’m not purchasing something that will break or I won’t use.

So, yesterday I made the first ‘impulse gamble’ that cost me money, $20 to be exact. I won’t go into details, but basically, I tried out a website that could have gotten me something nice for cheap, but there was a gamble that I might not get anything at all. The website is not a scam, I checked it out thoroughly, and you can legitimately get an expensive item for a few dollars if you’re lucky/patient, but it is a money-making machine that could definitely make someone impulsive lose a lot of cash, that’s why I capped my potential losses at $20 – and it’s a good thing I did, because I did spend it all and got nothing in return.

Anyway, just wanted to share. It did make me feel really guilty because I’m not one to gamble, and I’m not one to waste money – I like to give extra cash to charity. I rationalized this expenditure by saying anything I got would be a gift to someone else, and I wouldn’t keep anything, but I ended up with no gifts to give, and my Christmas shopping fund is now down 20 bucks. So, I’ll write it off as a $20 game (it was fun) or a $20 lesson learned, and remember not to give into my impulses like that again!


1 Comment »

  1. ingri81 said,

    I did the same thing on a site. It was a website where they auction off gift cards, but you have to pay $3 per auction you bid in, and you may end up with nothing. Yep, that one cost me $10.

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