Surfing While Sleepy = Accidental Purchase (almost)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Relsom, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    I spend far too much time online perusing the many gear sites.... I do this on my phone when I should be going to sleep. It's crazy the things I've downloaded or placed in my shopping cart when I drift off and my thumb comes to rest on the screen.
    I woke up this morning and lo-and-behold I somehow managed to nearly buy a nice Noel Redding Sig. Jazz on Reverb. It's a good thing there's a few steps to committing to a purchase or I'd have some 'splainin' to do. I did give it a second look before pulling the plug on it though.
    Anyone else guilty of this?
    Oddly likes this.
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Not sleepy, but really intoxicated.
    Bought the most expensive instrument I've ever owned while 9 beers deep (6% ABV).

    In retrospect I should have bought the one I tried at the dealer's earlier in the day!
    (I could have traded, which would have been a good idea.)
    Qlanq and Relsom like this.
  3. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    Come to think of it KBD, I can recall a few purchases, among other decisions, that were fueled by alcohol. I'm surprised music stores don't have a bar on site. That should have a positive impact on sales once you figure in losses due to damaged gear.
    A strict "you break it, you bought it" policy would be a must.
    Paula Warren likes this.
  4. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I've often bought cds, books and t-shirts...not yet gone as far as an actual bass, but have definitely added them to a shopping cart.

    Love the avatar, by the way!
    Relsom likes this.
  5. The only instrument I purchased while drinking was an Ashbory, so the financial damage wasn't too bad. That was the extent of my credit card available balance.