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    Default ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    so im on fragranceshop.com and have 15 frags in my shopping cart and i really want to buy them! damn it! im getting the urge to click that "place order" button but need to resist. i can afford it but im trying to save for a house next year so every little helps. trying to save 1k a month and i can easily use that for frags but nah....


    anyone else ever been in this spot before? when you had frags all lined up in your shopping cart but knew it wasnt the smart thing to do?

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Empty the cart, my friend.

    Or just pick one favorite.

    Unless that site is disreputable, in which case ... empty the cart.
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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Don't be a wimp! DO IT!


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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    I've learned to spread out my purchases, it helps. I don't bother about the more economical sense of multiple items per shipping. Having a nice home you have planned to move into, is more important than smelling nice, IMO.
    Last edited by MFJ; 4th March 2010 at 04:25 AM.

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    I try to do it by seasons. Unless something is reduced, if I know I'm not really going to get much wear out of it since spring/summer is (hopefully) fast approaching then I pass and try to save my money.

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Do it!

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Not in any of the shopping carts, but hardly-avoiding the turn in to the perfume shops when i pass by.

    Me too, having some targets to archive which mostly involves 'money' to do-all, this year and next year..

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    15 is a bit of overkill, how about getting samples of all of them from Luckyscent or The Perfumed Court & then deciding which ones you love?
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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    ill check out luckyscent, but perfume court is freakin expensive. besides mosy of the frags i want are cheapies(under 30 bucks).

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    LOL, I've been there! Most of the time I'd review the list and whittle it down to my absolute favorite/obsession. The following weeks, I'd be repeating this process until I'm left with one of two I can't seem to do without. That's when I pull the trigger.

    Re: cheapies. You might actually end up with a much more expensive purchase if some of these cheapies turn out to be something you won't want to wear. Sampling is the sensible option here. But if you love the thrill of buying blind, just get a couple of them. And like Matt suggested, spread the rest out over the year.

    I'm curious, mind sharing with us the names of these 15 on your list?

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Armor King View Post
    ill check out luckyscent, but perfume court is freakin expensive. besides mosy of the frags i want are cheapies(under 30 bucks).
    Scented monkey has samples of just about any mainstream designer fragrance you'd ever want to try.


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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    That's a weird website check out their prices for GIT

    http://fragranceshop.com/discount-pe...ray-40-oz.html

    A 4oz is $112.95 which is cheaper than most testers online, it's either ancient or fake?

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    15 fragrances at once is a bit daunting, no? You're a brave soul.
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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by actiasluna View Post
    Empty the cart, my friend.

    Or just pick one favorite.

    Unless that site is disreputable, in which case ... empty the cart.
    +1 this.

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    15 bottles, none on sale??
    and you want to buy a house?

    IMO- DON"T do it.
    Get used to not having disposable income NOW before you buy the house because once you close escrow everything will go into the house.
    Even if you really want to splurge before buying a home; at $25 a pop, the chances of adoring more than 50% of them is small- which means that you could have bought one awesome frag and some cheapies.

    Edited to add: I think the fact that you even posted the question is showing that you know it's not in your best interest to hit submit
    Last edited by knit at nite; 4th March 2010 at 08:54 PM. Reason: adding
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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Metalica77 View Post
    That's a weird website check out their prices for GIT

    http://fragranceshop.com/discount-pe...ray-40-oz.html

    A 4oz is $112.95 which is cheaper than most testers online, it's either ancient or fake?

    its legit, ive bought from them before. some of the ones im eyeing:

    armani code
    fahrenheight
    paco rabanne xs pour homme
    joop
    GIT
    millesime imperial
    un jardin sur de nil
    jazz
    opium
    tommy(to remind me of the high school days)
    bulgari aqua
    chanel allure sport
    zino davidoff
    and a few others...

    and its actually a condo not really a house. trying to get to 20k for a downpayment by next year. i have 6k now+3k in bonus+income taxes coming in march. to to mention the 12k i will have by dec saved ill have 22k by jan 2011. also my mortage will actually be lower then what im paying in rent now.

    so what's a measly 600-700 dollars right? RIGHT!?

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I would not do it
    used bottles are so hard to sell, I wish I never bought blind

    but they are easy to decant for swaps as i have recently just started doing!

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Most of those would be easy to swap if you don't like them.

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Prioritize.

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    if only the bottles were brick shaped .. oh well I can only advise you to empty the cart my friend...
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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    I would buy 20%, or three of them. Pick out your favorite 3, and go for it. At least you'll feel good about getting 3 at the standard shipping rate. If you really want all of them, then buy three more from them every other month and you'll have all of them a year from now (you will probably change your mind on a few of them over the year from sampling, finding others you want more, etc.). A lot would depend on how much you spend on other 'fluff'/entertainment items, such as dining out and CDs/DVDs. If fragrance is your only vice, you can figure out how much you can safely spend. Enjoy!

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Armor King View Post


    anyone else ever been in this spot before? when you had frags all lined up in your shopping cart but knew it wasnt the smart thing to do?
    ...oh yeah. I have dumped scores of shopping carted frags from dozens of online sites when common sense finally won out. But , oh the thrill of toying with the 'send' key...
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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    If you know that you're saving for something, buy 1 or 2 and let go of the rest. You can buy it later when you've settled nicely. Fragrances are not going to go anywhere.

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    I've (on several occasions) spent hours carefully selecting 5 or 6 frags. Narrowing it down, considering the pros-and-cons, reading reviews, considering what spots I need to fill in my wardrobe, etc... . After hours, when I've selected the "perfect cart," better minds prevail and I dump the whole thing. I've also fallen prey and hit the "submit" button a time or two. I usually don't regret [I]not[I] hitting the submit button - but there have been times when I definitely regretted hitting the submit button. Bottom line - dump the cart. Maybe buy 1 or 2, but 15? You'll regret it. Especially a year on down the road when a pipe bursts and you're left kicking yourself because that $600-700 sure will come in handy. Anyway, your call - I'd dump it, though. Cheers.

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    There's no way you will like them all. Plus, it's more fulfilling to get one or two at a time, and thoroughly analyze those, than to suddenly have 15 more bottles. None of them would really be special.
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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    if you can afford it and there is nothing more important on line go for it , the most that I bought at once was 4 fragrances. I think the chase is as much as fun as the purchase , if I were you I would do it gradually. Like one per week or something in those lines.
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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    You dont actually sound like you need advice or talking out of it - I think you're more looking for someone to approve it!

    And that aint gonna be me. Don't do it!

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    I wouldnt buy 15 fragrances at once even if I had milion dollars to spent on fragrances . (ok maybe then I would ). As many people above me posted, just pick few that you love most and know you will use on daily/weekly basis. You will enjoy them much more.

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    Default Re: ive got 15 frags in my online shopping cart, so tempted to buy?

    Pick three from this list. I imagine many of these would be redundant, and several would quickly be relegated to the back of the shelf or on your swap list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armor King View Post
    its legit, ive bought from them before. some of the ones im eyeing:

    armani code
    fahrenheight
    paco rabanne xs pour homme
    joop
    GIT
    millesime imperial
    un jardin sur de nil
    jazz
    opium
    tommy(to remind me of the high school days)
    bulgari aqua
    chanel allure sport
    zino davidoff
    and a few others...

    and its actually a condo not really a house. trying to get to 20k for a downpayment by next year. i have 6k now+3k in bonus+income taxes coming in march. to to mention the 12k i will have by dec saved ill have 22k by jan 2011. also my mortage will actually be lower then what im paying in rent now.

    so what's a measly 600-700 dollars right? RIGHT!?
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