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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:14 PM
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So, when something cool comes out (like a new movie or game), or you can get something (like 16 and driver's license) do you jump at the chance, or wait a while to get it?
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Old January 18th, 2013, 01:33 AM
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I'm 19 and I don't have a drivers license!!! I don't think I've been in the drivers seat of a car for more than 10 minutes and I wasn't even driving!!! Just lying down and reading Les Mis while my mom was at a supermarket, lol. I'm too afraid to drive, because I think I'll kill someone and yeah, I don't want to drive until I think I can get past my fear of being responsible for someone's death while behind the wheel.

I usually try get things as soon as I can, but it's not for bragging rights or whatever. I've never had an interest in obtaining things just so I can show them off to whoever will listen, I just get things when I have the money/interest in getting them. Such as video games! I haven't bought a game in over a year, and I really need to get off my ass and get AC Revelations and III, lol. But I just don't have the money for trivialities such as that when most of my money goes towards supporting my family.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 07:13 AM
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When something cool comes out, I get it straight away if I want it (unless it's between October 1 and December 25, which is my black out period where I don't buy myself anything so that people have things to get me for my birthday and Christmas... otherwise I'm just too hard to buy for lol).

When I can get something like my driver's license, though, I can never be bothered with it and always wait. To use a driver's license as an example, I only got my learner's permit because they were about to change the law to say that I had to do 120 hours of learning instead of 50 so I wanted to get in before the cut-off. Also I've been eligible to upgrade from my provisional to my unrestricted license since July, but I only just got it last Thursday, three days before my license expired lol

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Old January 18th, 2013, 07:46 AM
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If it's something like a video game, I'll try to get it on release day if possible so I can start enjoying it as soon as possible. It depends with other things though. I don't have a driver's license and may never get one because I may not be able to drive safely.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:11 AM
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I'm 20 and can not learn to drive due to health reasons which I don't feel like telling in a public forum.

lf it is a Movie I'd rather wait because of how busy the movies would be, A video game it would dephend on what series it is.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Something like a video game, I usually procrastinate getting. Maybe I can get it cheaper that way. If not, doesn't hurt to wait.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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I'm one of those people that tends to wait a few months (or years) until I get this cool stuff. In terms of life stuff like driver's license, car, moving out, etc...those didn't come to me until later on in life.

Electronics-wise as well as shopping-wise, I wait a few months because I don't want to be the "early adopter" of things. I like getting the cool stuff for cheap. :P

Things like drinking on your 21st birthday...yeah. Those are punctual. :P
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Nope. I have a big backlog of things I think I might get, but haven't gotten around to. Books, movies, music, games, and so on. It's because I have a backlog of things I already have that I need to get through (like all these books and movies I'm borrowing).

I'm also cheap about spending money most of the time.

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Old January 18th, 2013, 02:38 PM
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I have a simple system for buying new stuff, but I didn't feel like typing it out so I made a chart.

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Old January 19th, 2013, 03:08 AM
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Old January 19th, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Typically I wait. Mostly because I'm a bit broke, so I don't want to spend money on stuff I don't see as necessity. If it's not ABSOLUTE NECESSITY (read: Pokemon games) I can hold off until I'm completely able to get what I want. I'm a patient person. :3
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 04:26 PM
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If I can, I do. If I can't, I tend to put it off... for a long amount of time xD... or if I'm nervous, I force myself to impulse it, and do it without thinking about it xD Mainly I put stuff off xD
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Old January 24th, 2013, 06:18 PM
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I always wait until I have enough money to get it myself, or until my parent brings it up/suggests it. I pretty much have everything I'd want anyways (not saying I'm super rich) because I just don't require a lot of things. The new american dream has become a race to see who can own the most expensive stuff..
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So I'll find the thing I really like, and then save up for it. Maybe get it. I dunno.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Depends on what it is.. I like to get things renewed quickly (license, etc) but when it comes to games and things, unless it's a huge wanted thing on my list, I can wait months to actually get it.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 03:32 AM
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It honestly depends on the thing in question. There are some films that I'll want to see as soon as they come out; others I can wait a few weeks. The same goes for TV shows. Music, however, I'm never normally waiting for: I catch up with music in binges throughout the year, so am always slightly behind on that one, but it doesn't massively bother me. In terms of non-entertainment related pursuits, I played the Lottery once when I was 16 (i.e. the legal age in the UK to purchase a ticket) but have never done so again; I got my provisional driving licence as soon as I turned 17 but didn't pass my test until a week before my 18th birthday; I didn't really start drinking until I was well into my 20s so... I guess I'm culturally flaky when it comes to punctuality in these sorts of things. Punctuality in general, however, I'm ridiculously good at. Like, anally good at, it's embarrassing.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 03:52 AM
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Really depends on what it is and how much money I have available at the time. Though usually I watch a movie within a week after being released, while I almost never buy games when they come out. (I rarely buy a game)

As for my driver's license... I think that's gonna have to wait for a while. XD Got more important things to do with my cash atm.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 03:56 AM
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It honestly depends on the thing in question.
Same for me buddy. Some stuff I'm like I MUST HAS THIS NAO but then others, while I still do want to get them I can wait it out for a while.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 04:28 AM
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If, say, a new movie comes out which I & my family really want to see, then we'll probably go to the cinema (or buy it on DVD) - but as for 16 & drivers licenses? I'll get it when I'm ready to. Though I should probably to get it soon-ish 'cause I'll need it when I go off to uni..
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:29 AM
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If it's something like a video game, I'll try to get it on release day if possible so I can start enjoying it as soon as possible. It depends with other things though. I don't have a driver's license and may never get one because I may not be able to drive safely.
Fully agreed with this. I try to get the new Pokemon games or other ones like Assassin's Creed 3 on release if I can manage it but things such as driving are an enormous responsibility and I think it is perfectly ok to not drive until you are ready to take on that responsibility.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Considering I have my driver's license, .....I don't know. Depends on what it is. If it's a CD or a DVD release that I really like, I will buy it at midnight the night it comes out.
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