Musings: Do I Really Need An Instant Pot?

We’ve survived another “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.”..those post-Thanksgiving events where retailers incite the masses into an insensate buying frenzy. I’ve already groused about disliking “Prime Day” for using similar techniques, but I do have items that I idly watch (in my cart) to see if they’re offered at a can’t-pass-it-up price. Finally, one was: an Instant Pot®. It was a “Deal of the Day” for $69.99 (regularly $139.95 on Amazon).

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Musings: Why I Don’t Like “Prime Day”

You recognize this box, don’t you?

After many years of thoughtlessly buying things without really examining why I bought them (and perhaps engaging in “retail therapy”), I’ve resolved to try to live my life without falling back into the consumerism trap; in short, I try not to buy things I don’t need. Recently, Prime Day tested my discipline – could I resist a deal?

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