Thursday 6 August 2020

Better ways to spend spare money

There is a limited edition, gold plated lens available if you are quick.

There doesn't appear to be any other changes to the offering, for $700 more.

It's made for the Leica camera range, so it's aimed at the correct buyer. They are already expensive, with little justification in my opinion. When you buy into this brand it does seem to be as a way to make a statement, there are other more capable cameras for far less. I see my Nikon as a tool to do a job, it's why I chose it. It's not the latest version, for me, it provides what I need. If my requirements change I will reconsider my choice.

I couldn't justify spending a large sum on aesthetics over function, even if I did have the money.

It's not just cameras of course, many items seem to be priced on the prestige a company has rather than the value.

A higher price can mean better quality, a cheaper alternative may need to be raplaced more often.

It's not hard to find incredible offerings. The main pic is of gold toilet paper. The producer says - “As you use the toilet paper 22 carat gold flakes will fall onto the floor and your behind taking you to another level of sophistication." - impressive I think you will agree!? You then have to pick up the soiled flakes. Or do you have a person for that?

Here are more foolish buys.

It's largely a free world, you can buy whatever you want, but I do think maybe you could be more of a philanthropist and help society rather than buy expensive trinkets.

Very expensive cars, boats, works of art, huge houses; you have to ask. What is the purchaser trying to say, and can't they say it in a better way?