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Pike
04-09-2012, 06:00 AM
I'll start: Bottled water. Good word I'm addicted to this stuff lately. Apparently my taste buds decided that the stuff out of the tap is not as good. Oof.

GhandiOwnsYou
04-09-2012, 06:34 AM
I'll start: Bottled water. Good word I'm addicted to this stuff lately. Apparently my taste buds decided that the stuff out of the tap is not as good. Oof.

At least you haven't gone brand loyal yet. I get irritated anytime I can't find SmartWater. No, I have no idea why. It just tastes better.

I smoke, so theres that. Tools. I will use almost any excuse to get a new tool, or preferably set of tools. I recently bought a Dremel 8200, a Tap and Die set, a set of metal files and a set of extra cutting wheels for the dremel so I could fix a $35 folding chair.
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Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
04-09-2012, 06:56 AM
I too buy bottled water.

I also have a habit of buying too much food or candy than I can eat myself. I usually end up throwing or giving most of it away. I just want a little bit of it all, you know?

Mirage
04-09-2012, 07:03 AM
I only buy carbonated bottled water, becuase I can't get that from my kitchen. I probably don't need it, but then again, I don't really need more than one set of clothes either, right?

Shiny
04-09-2012, 07:03 AM
I buy bottled water because for some reason, my dad doesn't want to buy a filter for the faucet. I honestly think it's stupid to have to pay for water though. It's like paying for air. That would be just as dumb.

I also tend to purchase office supplies that I don't really need, or hardly ever use. I like being surrounded by organized stationery items in my study. :shiny:

GhandiOwnsYou
04-09-2012, 08:00 AM
I also tend to purchase office supplies that I don't really need, or hardly ever use. I like being surrounded by organized stationery items in my study. :shiny:

This. Except... Not organized. Ever. Also, Notebooks. I'm in the process of a major move right now (like, moving my wife three states, then myself like 12 time zones) and in the process of packing I think I've chucked 20 notebooks with 5-15 pages used out of them. Don't know why, but I feel compelled to buy or otherwise obtain notebooks all the time. I guess in my head every time I buy a new notebook, that's going to be the one that I finally fill with brilliant schematics for amazing devices and knowledge to share with future generations. Then it gets a doodle and a grocery list and goes in a drawer.

Rantz
04-09-2012, 10:13 AM
Moroccan slaves. They're not as hard workers as Latvians or durable like Inuits, but I just like the variety.

Værn
04-09-2012, 12:29 PM
Among various other things in my room that I probably won't ever use, I accumulated a large quantity of misc. school supplies while I was in high school. I now have more notebooks than I know what to do with. I should use all of them to teach myself how to draw, until I can doodle something other than stick figures.

Pike
04-09-2012, 03:43 PM
Re: office/school supplies-- I think I have about ten thousand pens.

Clo
04-09-2012, 03:50 PM
DudeIWantThat.com - A Gift Guide of Gadgets, Gear, Novelties and Zombies (http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/)

Everything on this website.

Pike
04-09-2012, 03:53 PM
DudeIWantThat.com - A Gift Guide of Gadgets, Gear, Novelties and Zombies (http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/)

Everything on this website.

"Working Nintendo Controller Coffee Table"

Kind of need

Old Manus
04-09-2012, 03:53 PM
But I need those puerto rican hookers, damn it! They please me in ways Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool never could.

Roto13
04-09-2012, 04:00 PM
I was going to type "Everything I enjoy, I guess?" but then reread the "Ridiculous" in the title.

Uhm. I bought a Skrull Mighty Mugg because it was on sale for like a dollar, I guess?

Hollycat
04-09-2012, 04:28 PM
Video Games

Pike
04-09-2012, 05:07 PM
Video games count as a "need", HC

Jinx
04-09-2012, 05:32 PM
Not an item, but probably like, pedicures.

Peegee
04-09-2012, 07:52 PM
PG STOP BUYING ELECTRONICS YOU ARE GOING TO NOT AFFORD YOUR VACATION TO PARADISE T_____________________T

waaaah but I need another 1.5 TiB hard drive!

Sephex
04-09-2012, 08:24 PM
This answer is going to relate to your other thread, Pike. Whenever I decide to buy something like a digital copy of a game I already own, especially if it it through Steam just because I want the convenience of playing games on the go with my laptop.

Also, plastic dishes when I am too lazy to do real dishes, and plastic cups when I feel like throwing urine out of the third story window.

krissy
04-09-2012, 08:58 PM
can all of you just buy filters please

i think video games still count. especially if you keep buying with no time to ever play them. what'sup steam and ebay.

Laddy
04-10-2012, 03:00 AM
Jolly Rancher Soda. The stuff is awful and makes me feel terrible. But I simply cannot live without that novelty in my life.

Pike
04-10-2012, 04:58 AM
Jolly Rancher Soda.

This... exists?

Where may I acquire some, good sir?

Laddy
04-10-2012, 05:00 AM
At the minimart by the Gamestop.

Necronopticous
04-13-2012, 07:23 PM
https://p.twimg.com/AodgYMECQAA7b4f.jpg:large

Madame Adequate
04-13-2012, 09:42 PM
Lucky Monda~ :jess:

CimminyCricket
04-15-2012, 12:59 AM
I buy large amounts of journals and sketchbooks I don't fill and way too many MtG cards. xD

Miss_Lulu
04-15-2012, 03:37 AM
Underwear. I have a highly unnecessary amount of underwear. It's like, every time I go out, if I see a cute pair, I buy it. I probably own like 100+ pair of underwear, that I really just don't wear. They just sit all nice in my underwear drawer. xD

Pike
04-15-2012, 06:54 AM
I have a lot of underwear and socks, but only because it lets me put off doing the laundry longer :shobon:

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
04-15-2012, 03:41 PM
Toe shoes.

Fonzie
04-15-2012, 07:45 PM
I probably could stop buying so much yogurt. But it's greek yogurt and we have to help that country out somehow. :cry:

escobert
04-16-2012, 03:05 AM
Fish. I can't EVER stop buying new fish for my tanks ><

Hollycat
04-16-2012, 03:24 AM
buy a candira asu for your tank.

escobert
04-16-2012, 04:10 AM
Heck no!

Shattered Dreamer
04-16-2012, 11:55 PM
I know it is a necessary purchase but I absolutely hate buying it! Toilet paper! That is money you literally wipe your ass with!

Roto13
04-16-2012, 11:59 PM
Holistic kitten food that counts for a quarter of my grocery bill.

krissy
04-17-2012, 03:47 AM
I know it is a necessary purchase but I absolutely hate buying it! Toilet paper! That is money you literally wipe your ass with!

you should use washable cloth! down with the man and his attempts to take your money through every hole he can!

Bubba
04-17-2012, 11:39 AM
I bought every issue of Super Play (independent SNES magazine) from the 90's recenty when I had the need for a massive nostalgia fix. Some of the later, rarer issues I shelled out over £40 (about $65) each.

I don't regret it either. Some of the later ones had brilliant articles previewing FFVII for the N64.

It was definitely an extravagance though... I clearly didn't need to spend over £300 on some old magazines.