Thursday, March 24, 2011

Time is Worth More than Money

You are at a grocery store.  You see those M&Ms you really want.  Cause, let's face it, who doesn't really want those M&Ms?  Back to your shopping.  The candy costs $4.  You know it is on sale at the store five minutes away for $2.  But you buy the $4 bag. Why?  You realize, with the extra 20 minutes a trip to that store and back home will cost, plus the gas, it just isn't worth it.

Now, you are shopping online at Nordstrom's.  You see a pretty purple vintage-style wool coat that you must have.  Doesn't everyone need a pretty purple coat?  The cost is the same as in the store, plus $9 for shipping.  You order online.  You realize the extra 30-45 minutes it takes to go to the store, sort through the coats, and find yours just isn't worth saving the $9.

Are you this person?  I've become this person (who apparently lives in a purple coat eating exclusively M&Ms).  I never thought I'd see the day.  I used to be the girl who would do almost anything to save a buck. My parents used to have to lecture me to spend money on myself once in awhile. But my free time has become so valuable and that extra $5 so meaningless.  I do still utilize coupons at all opportunities, but...yeah.

Do any of you still do anything to save a buck, or have you all turned over to the philosophy that time is worth more than money?


Kristie said...

That's why Amazon is my favorite. No shipping for orders over $25. Perfect. Although I get impatient and sometimes just want to go to Target to get whatever it is (and some sunglasses). If it's between Amazon and Walmart it's always Amazon. Walmart on 1300S is G.H.E.T.T.O. :)

Amy said...

This is why I hate coupons and also why I am a bad non thrifty homemaker. ;-)