For the past few weeks I’ve been suffering the “fish or cut bait” syndrome or so I describe it.
Basically it consists on a difficult to restrain desire of buying another tool, a plane or a saw that if I think about it I do not need.
However, e-bay lures me every day to look for a plane and try to get it at a reasonable price which is difficult because the ones I like are the most sought ones and shipping builds on top of the final price.
E-bay and planes or tools are both addictive and when they work togheter they are hard to resist.
Then my brain tells me: “you don’t need that tool, do you?” “use the money to buy some wood instead” but the temptation is there and it works in very maquiavelic way.
Temptation says: “If you are ready to pay 150$ for a plane plus 45-55$ on shipping forget about it and just get a brand new LN for 300 or 350$ plus 50$ on shipping and you get a very good plane and spare you the hassle of fettling and tuning it.
But concience says: “Yeah right, but you’ll be paying twice as much”
Temptation says: Yeah! But with the favourable exchange rate Euro vs Dollar you are saving almost 40%. Go for it!
Concience says: Yeah! But the savings are used on the shipping so there are no real savings!
And on, and on…
Maybe I’m a conservative tool freak, because if I was a true one I would just buy them.
Maybe I’m so avaricious that I don’t even allow myself some pleasures, funny enough I have no problem in spending the same amount in a present for someone else.
And temptation keeps on luring me, E-bay clock keeps on saying this auction ends in ten hours, BID NOW! And I watch the bids remaining at a low level, to lure me even more. Then on the last two minutes they soar to the ceiling, or sometimes not… and I’m left with the feeling of having lost a chance or the relief of not having bid.
Anyway I just wanted to share this feelings with you, as I guess that I’m not the only one in suffering this disease.