There is something about me and $10. It seems to hold me back on buying certain things. Last weekend I was at the mall with my wife, well she was off shopping, I poked around a few stores. First up I headed over to a local hobby store to check out the modelling supplies. Well I was there I had a look at the models and they had a Klingon K’tinga Battle Cruiser model. I really want to get one of these to make up for the one I built in my teens which I did a completely horrible job on. The price was $50, and for some reason, if it was $40 I would have grabbed it in a heart beat, but $50 it made me leave it at the store. For some reason I feel I can get it cheaper, but logically if I think it through, I will not, as once I pay for shipping I will probably pay the same or a bit more. But that $10 was holding me back, like an invisible hand. After that I was strolling down the mall and went to the Seen on TV store, in there I saw a miniature humidifier. I really want to get one for my desk at work and this would probably fill the need. It is small and simple and would be pretty much what I am looking for. But the price tag on it was $40. If it was $30 I would not have thought about it and picked it up, but again, that $10 dollars was putting up a wall between me and the item.
Just felt it was interesting to talk about. This is not the first time I have passed on something that was $10 more then I wanted to pay, I guess I just get something set in my mind on what it is worth, and $10 dollars is the magical number for me where if it hits that number, I hold back. for the past few days I have been thinking of that Model, so the irony is I will probably either go back and buy it if it is still there, or spend more to get one down the road. $10 just seems to be enough to make me stop and pause on things, maybe that is not such a bad thing.