One reason I love “saved items” area of online shopping carts is that it takes me a long time to decide to spring for something. Well, or else it doesn’t, like when someone mentions something and I have it on its way within 2 minutes. But MOSTLY I have to think for awhile. Here are the things I’m currently thinking about:
I am on a bit of a break with Postcrossing, but I suspect I’ll be going back to it. I already have way more postcards than I can possibly send—but Pantone color-chip postcards (photo from Amazon.com) are making me very tempted.
I ordered a new swimming suit this summer. The bottom is like a black miniskirt, and the top is also black and has bunched-fabric sides that tie in bows at the hip. I like the skirt, but the top is a lot of fabric and the bunched-up sides make me look thicker in the waist. I’m looking for replacement tops. I like this one (photo from LandsEnd.com), but would the grey trim look okay with a black skirt? Or should I buy the matching skirt? But then I see the skirt is available in green, and I wish the top were, too. Maybe I should mix colors? But WHICH colors? Pink and green? Green and blue? Pink and black? I wish there was an option to see how a top and bottom would look together on the same model. And it’s expensive to buy both pieces—maybe I should just buy the top, since I already have an acceptable skirt. Indecision keeps this in the cart.
I’d like to get Elizabeth a lovey for her tonsillectomy recovery. Her favorite is this black-and-white cat (photo from Amazon.com). But it’s $19, and this same-size cat by the same company is $12. And other same-size cats by the same company are $9, or $10. The price difference perplexes me and it feels unfair, so I keep not-buying the cat.
I think I might like coffee syrups (photo from Amazon.com). But that’s a lot of money to drop on something I don’t know if I’ll like. I keep thinking I should buy just one bottle and try it, but the per-bottle price is so much higher, and trying one flavor won’t tell me if I’d like the other flavors. I wish they had a sampler pack, like in miniature-liquor-bottles size.
One of our 10-year-old carbon monoxide detectors started flashing the “replace unit” light, so we need a new one. So why has the replacement (photo from Amazon.com) been sitting in my cart for two weeks? Because it is so boring. Well. That is a silly reason. I’m ordering it right now.
Do you do this save-in-cart-for-later dithering, too? What things are you dithering about right now?