Inspired by this thread:
I said that I thought everybody had that thing that they’d spend what most “sane” people would think is an excessive amount of money on. Some people love expensive shoes or handbags, fine wine or liquor, a piece of high-end sports equipment…so what’s yours?
It can either be something you have spent a lot of money on and had to put up with your friends looking at you funny, or something you would buy if you had the money. Note I’m not talking about wild-fantasy stuff like Ferraris or such, but rather something that you would realistically spend a lot of money on because you love it, it would help you be better at your hobby, you think you’d look great wearing it, etc.
I’ll start: I have two.
#1. I play World of Warcraft, and one of the rare trading-card based mounts in that game is called the Spectral Tiger. It’s basically a ghostly cat mount. At the time I bought it it was unique (since then they’ve added a couple of other “spectral” type mounts to the game) and one of only two cat mounts available to the Horde (the other one was a non-spectral tiger that was an extremely rare drop from a raid). I preordered the card and spent $600 for it. In the four or so years I’ve had it I have never regretted this purchase, and I still use the tiger every day I play the game.
#2. I fell in love with a particular leather bag (unisex messenger bag thing with a dragon on it from Mark Nason) a year or so ago and spent $800 on it. If my friends knew what I spent on that thing, they’d think I was insane.
Normally I’m pretty frugal–I don’t spend a lot on clothes, fancy food, etc. But every once in a while I’ll find something I really want, and if I have the money at the time I buy it.
So tell us about your weak spot.