I like buying inexpensive things, but spending more than $20 on something makes me really nervous. I really hate spending money. I just like having things. (But I'm kind of minimalistic too.) I'm really thrifty with my money, I think, about as much as I can be without putting a ton of effort into comparison shopping and stuff. I think I buy on intuition. I have criteria, like: how much I like it, whether I'll use it, whether I need it, how much it costs and whether I can afford it, etc. combined with whether my intuition tells me it feels perfect. All of those criteria have to be met in a certain proportion, and I just have like a sense of whether it all fits together and how well. I haven't had a problem with money yet, and I've loved everything I've bought. I do like Southern Kross says and will go back several times before I buy something. My method relies a lot on abstaining from buying things. So then when I do I'll be sure it's right. I'll go and look at things, and see what catches my eye. If things do which I'm not sure about, I'll wait and go back another time, and see if they still feel like something I want; if I'm still not sure I'll repeat the process until I make a decision either way. (This method only applies to things like clothes, as food is an easy choice.) I have to have the perfect thing or nothing.