Recently I saw a video where the guy recommended the following tip to save on impulse buying.
Create a list of all the things you want, whenever faced with a new product, refer back to your list, do you want this new item more than anything on the list? If yes, consider buying it, if not, put it back on the shelf & continue saving for the items on the list.
Well here is my list, to help me filter all my new purchases through.
Things I Want
Replacement car door handle
Creative 52 link Thanks to my girl friend.
syma x5c InfoOrder (I brought myself one of these for Christmas 2014).
Victorinox 20cm chef knife:
eBay (Another gift thanks to my girl friend!)
Rode SmartLav+ $59 [Factory Sound] [Store DJ] + Adapter for camera $15
Practically any book from this list:
Color Checker (DataColor or X-Rite, the passport one seems popular enough)
Monitor calibrator (DataColor)
Joby Gorillapod Focus Kit – Includes BHX Ball & Socket Head (500086) $168.00 – (this is the big one that can hold a 5kg camera.)
Video Camera Microphone (any from this page on Store DJ would do to begin with)
Studio Monitors – July 14 Ended up with the Presonus Eris E8’s
ProTools – June 14 – Ordered PT 10/11
Emotiv Insight personal EEG $299 USD
Dual Action Orbital Polisher (it makes cars look pretty, justified by including mine and my gf cars in the count)
4-5 Bay NAS
Fujifilm x100s (x100s 2nd hand for around $600 or an x100 for $450).
Vuse VR camera $879 USD
DJI phantom drone
4k xiaomi drone
Gymastics Strength Training package
Canon f/2.8 70-200mm mk II lens (I picked up a Sigma one off eBay)
Canon f/2.8 24-70 mm lens
Canon 7D / 70D / 7D Mk II (not picky) Purchased on a whim from a Camera House sale.
DJI Mavic PRO $2200 (@modelflight)
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 ($1099 USD on release.)
Trip to the Middle East ($5750)
Nice to have things
These are things that are interesting or cool, but I don’t really want to pay retail for.
Leap Motion Controller – Dec 15
40mm pancake lens – June 14 (Thanks to my GF)
Canon 50mm lens 1.8 STM (the new model)
Tread Bracelet More Info
IPad Air – June 14 (Got an iPad Mini 2 on discount at JB Hifi)
Audio Control Surface
Books / Resources to learn from:
understanding exposure – done
The Roll Model – Jill Millar
Free+Style – Carl
Becoming a supple leopard (Black)
Initial List: May 2014.
Updated: August 1 2014.
Updated: January 6 2015.
Updated: May 24 2015.
Updated: Novemeber 19 2015.
Updated: December 2015
Updated: November 2016