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I think I might need one. I can get lost in youtube sometimes. I listen to a song and then see another song I like listed then another...
Well I get in the gear section in some forums and I read about something that interests me, then I see something else that looks interesting, then another and so on.
This can be something I don't plan on buying, don't own, or whatever. It just interests me.  
Anyone else do this. Should I worry?  :D
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That's not a 12 step program.  That's ADD.  Or ADHD, or whatever you want to call it.

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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 27 2012, 7:46 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Got you covered, man.

Step 1 .. Open your wallet
Step 2 ... Find the item you want to purchase
Step 3 ...  Select the options you want
Step 4 ... Select how many of said items
Step 5  ... Repeat steps 2-4
Step 6 .... Review your shopping cart
Step 7 .... Enter billing and shipping info
Step 8 .... Enter card number
Step 9 ..... Review shipping options
Step 10 ... Wonder if you have enough credit limit left to order
Step 11 ... Order anyways
Step 12 .. Erase history and cookies so wife doesn't find out (mentally prepare storage in attic)


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SW Mtn backpacker, I like the way you think.

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9 out of 10 doctors recommend gear purchases. So I would not worry about it it's good for you

Don't be like that quitter hikingFF77. You need more gear buy it now.


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Any duplicate items can be sent to OldGuyWalkin.

He's a cheap bastard and hates paying full price.
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Yes you should worry, along with 95% of the rest of us in this forum and on the internet in general.

You're not saying you BUY these items, you're saying you spend a lot of UNINTENDED TIME looking at them. The internet is very enticing to the brain. Every time you click and bring up a new image, the brain reads it as stimulating reward. Just click and get your prize.

Personally I believe that everything you do should be aligned with specific values and goals. "Click and reward" is a mindless way of spending time that is not goal directed.

If I asked you, "Are you willing to give up one full day a week---52 days a year, 520 days every decade---for no good purpose?" you would probably say no. If I tried to STEAL that much time from you you would be mad. But most people probably throw away at least that much time on the internet, as if that time had no value. It works out to more than one full year lost every decade. That's enough to have a significant impact on your finances, health, relationships, career, etc.
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I was going to answer that post but then I clicked on something...

REWARD!

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I'm not a quitter Eggs, I haven't been to a gear meeting in ages.

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Got you covered, man.

Step 1 .. Open your wallet
Step 2 ... Find the item you want to purchase
Step 3 ...  Select the options you want
Step 4 ... Select how many of said items
Step 5  ... Repeat steps 2-4
Step 6 .... Review your shopping cart
Step 7 .... Enter billing and shipping info
Step 8 .... Enter card number
Step 9 ..... Review shipping options
Step 10 ... Wonder if you have enough credit limit left to order
Step 11 ... Order anyways
Step 12 .. Erase history and cookies so wife doesn't find out (mentally prepare storage in attic)

You need to revise Step 7 - enter work address for shipping!

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You need to revise Step 7 - enter work address for shipping!

LOL  I'm happy to see I'm not the only person who does this.  
#13 is practice saying:
Oh that old thing?   I have had that for a long time.
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