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    What do I look like, a mind reader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    Now you see why people hate shopping with me...I take all day to make simple decisions!
    Yes, but they are probably good decisions.

    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairdoug View Post
    What do I look like, a mind reader?
    Nah, that's OK.

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    I'd describe myself as a minimalist. I wouldn't say I'm frugal. I spend money where I need to spend it. My road bike cost me a grand and I didn't bat an eye at spending that money. I spent $250 (on sale from $500) on a silk lined, black wool trench coat that I adore that will last a lifetime of winters. I don't regret that at all. I've paid $250 for my leather boots that I wear all the time. I beat those suckers up. I will pay for quality and craftsmanship. Items that I either use regularly or have a distinct purpose are worth investing in. The rest can be tweaked with. I won't pay more than $20 for sunglasses. (I break or lose them too easily) I don't buy real jewelry (who can tell?) and I won't buy name brand just because it's name brand.

    The fact is, I just don't need that much to be happy. In fact, the less I have the happier I seem to be so I'll stick with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intricate Mystic View Post


    Well, I have actually managed to repair a few things over the years, I'm glad to say, but I'm sure my efforts in that department pale in comparison to what you ISTPs can do! I also once built a table to put between a counter and a dryer to make a space for my first painting easel. I used a rectangular piece of plywood and attached four approximately 1" square lengths of wood for the legs. Guess how I attached the legs? I hammered in a ton of nails from the top of the plywood directly into the stick of wood placed below each corner of the plywood. Each corner probably had 10-12 nails in it. It looked a little strange but the table held together.
    Well as long as it holds its all good!
    And I usually spend more money when I know I'm getting a good deal.I bought a great long leather coat out of a charity shop for £23. Its in perfect condition and will last for ages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP2525 View Post
    I'd describe myself as a minimalist. I wouldn't say I'm frugal. I spend money where I need to spend it. My road bike cost me a grand and I didn't bat an eye at spending that money. I spent $250 (on sale from $500) on a silk lined, black wool trench coat that I adore that will last a lifetime of winters. I don't regret that at all. I've paid $250 for my leather boots that I wear all the time. I beat those suckers up. I will pay for quality and craftsmanship. Items that I either use regularly or have a distinct purpose are worth investing in. The rest can be tweaked with. I won't pay more than $20 for sunglasses. (I break or lose them too easily) I don't buy real jewelry (who can tell?) and I won't buy name brand just because it's name brand.

    The fact is, I just don't need that much to be happy. In fact, the less I have the happier I seem to be so I'll stick with that.
    That's really nice! I think INFJ's can be that way, too. I get happy over the simplest things sometimes, like discovering there's another Jolly Rancher left in a bag that appeared to be empty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bev View Post
    Well as long as it holds its all good!
    And I usually spend more money when I know I'm getting a good deal.I bought a great long leather coat out of a charity shop for £23. Its in perfect condition and will last for ages!
    Yay for improvised construction projects!

    The coat sounds like a great find. That reminds me of something.... my dad wants to live to be 100 yrs. old, and he was recently trying to figure out how many pairs of shoes he would need to buy now to last him until then, haha. He's quite a character.

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    uh, I have a "bang for the buck" mentality. Conjunct with a strong desire for conservation of energy/resources.

    More stuff = more time applied to maintaining. So, I keep it simple...as humanly possible.

    Think it has more to do with what I value in life? Stuff isn't important, although I enjoy my few toys of choice.

    I'd rather spend money sharing life experiences with people I enjoy vs. accumulating stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP2525 View Post
    I will pay for quality and craftsmanship.
    This.
    I will not pay for crap, and I'd rather not own something than own something of inferior quality, if I am to use it a lot. And quality isn't measured by looks. My pickup truck is 20 years old, rolled with black color and would probably survive Armageddon. The only improvement I could imagine would be to switch the engine for a diesel-powered one.
    I'm all for not buying stuff that'll end up on the landfill when it breaks. Stuff should a) not break easily and b) be fixable when it does.

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    Most of the time I am value oriented, when it comes to most thing. Though when it comes to hobbies and interests, I may stretch a bit and lean towards quality more than value. I do this with hi-fi audio a lot. I don't mind splurging on high end products if I know I can appreciate the difference in quality and the enhanced experience from that quality.

    But for most things, I find that going the value approach is most satisfying in terms of quality vs price. It's a balanced and well though out approach (since I do a lot of research before I buy most things).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Same. I'll only buy something if it's of a high enough quality for me. I kind of hate cheap shit, so I'd sooner wait and save for the better stuff.

    To answer the OP directly, I know a couple of ISTJs who do things exactly as you've described.

    I am like that...I'd rather spend the money once on an expensive joint that will last long, than have to buy multiples of a cheaper version for immediate satisfaction.

    I don't think I'm frugal. I spend money on things that matter (to me). Fi Fi Fi Fi Fi Fi Fi Fi Fi

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    hahah yeah I would say I save my money to buy bigger things than smaller things as well.

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