One-Year Purchase Review: February 2016
I'm on a seafoam diet
I sea foam, I eat it
I sea foam, I eat it
Here's what I bought for myself in February 2016.
Stuff I Still HaveHeadphones - $70
This is more than I'd normally pay for a pair of headphones, but I knew I liked them because my wife had the same pair and I'd tried them when she wasn't using them. I was also, I'll admit, swayed by the colors, as they came in white and pink. I still love these. They're comfortable, the sound quality is good, and they can be used as a mic headset.
Layering tanks - $35
Utilitarian and good.
Misc Used Clothes - $18
This includes some items I didn't specify (probably sweaters). I'll assume there were OK.
Pencil bag - $14
I don't remember why I got this and it's not strictly necessary, but it's cute and occasionally one has to transport pencils. Sure, it's fine.
Stuff I Don't Have AnymoreLight Aqua Clothes - $83
For some reason, I really thought aqua was on my color palette, even though it turns out to be more Light Summer than True Summer. I still love it as an accent with navy or dark teal, but for large items of clothing (like, in this case, a used jacket, used T-shirt, and brand-new expensive flannel shirt) it looks suboptimal for reasons I couldn't quite pin down. In the year since I got these, I've one by one redonated them after finding similar items I preferred in darker colors (dark wash denim jacket, navy T-shirt, substantial flannel shirts in blackwatch and green/pink).
Jeans - $58
I was trying to find a pair of jeans that I liked, and I thought I had but I ended up not liking them in the long term. FASCINATING I KNOW.
eBay Clothes - $38
Although I didn't take great notes, it's my recollection that these didn't work out, mainly because of difficulties pinning down the color and size in an eBay order. When you buy, like, a $2 tank top with $5 shipping, it's not worth it to return.
Misc Audio Equipment - $34
Since I recently donated my bass, it turns out this audio equipment (a mixer and some cords) aren't necessary either.
SummaryTotal Spend: $350
Percent Spend on Things I Still Have: $137 (39%)
Percent Spend on Things I No Longer Have: $213 (61%)
The total is remarkably low this month, compared to previous months, but the success rate is abysmal.