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Old 09-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Can't stop spending!

And I'm not talking about the big expenses (air, hotel, etc.) - I'm talking about all the other stuff draining my bank account - the new "shoes for Disney," the "new purse for Disney", the "new pajamas, bathing suits, etc." All the extra "stuff I need for my trip"...lol

DH thinks I'm crazy. Anyone else aboard the spending train??
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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And I'm not talking about the big expenses (air, hotel, etc.) - I'm talking about all the other stuff draining my bank account - the new "shoes for Disney," the "new purse for Disney", the "new pajamas, bathing suits, etc." All the extra "stuff I need for my trip"...lol

DH thinks I'm crazy. Anyone else aboard the spending train??


Lets see new shoes, clothing, luggage for kids, things to do in the car, new dvd player, ummmm it keeps adding up!!!! LOL I am right there with you!!!

O and we bought a new van too......so I think I have over done it
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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Wow! You have me beat with the new vehicle! lol I've been saving like a mad person up until 3-4 months ago, so it's nice to buy things, but I think this train is out of control!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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I always spend a lot getting ready for the trip. We always get new clothes to wear. Wouldn't want to be wearing the same outfits as last year in the photos, lol. My DH is okay with it to a certain point. Last year he bought DVD players for the car ride so the kids would be entertained so he can't say much. Right after our last trip I started shopping sales for next years trip. I just buy up a size for the kids and it works out okay and I'm not spending alot right before the trip if I'm buying a little here and there along the way. DH and I wait to buy ours because of weight gain or loss.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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OMG I know!!!! "The kids need all Disney jammies to wear there and since it's winter here when we go, they need the next size up in short jammies" "I need a Disney tote bag to use there...oh, and a new shirt or three" "I need a new..." "We have to have..." It never ends!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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We always get new clothes to wear. Wouldn't want to be wearing the same outfits as last year in the photos, lol.
LOL! Glad I am not alone in this thinking!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:43 AM   #7
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I am totally suffering from the "gotta get it for Disney" syndrome. On my way to Target in just a bit...hoping to stick to my list but not sure that will happen

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, I'm out of control already. DH thinks I've lost it...especially since it seems like I work all the angles so hard to get every plausible discount or deal.... then I spend that + on clothings, supplies & accessories to get us ready to go.

I've been hitting clearance sales for 2 weeks & plan on hitting our local Disney store this weekend along with the outlets. I've only just begun!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:24 PM   #9
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LOL! Glad I am not alone in this thinking!
This is funny! I just looked at my mom & dad's last pic that we brought them in front of the castle. I wanted to make sure I didn't wear the same thing again this year for that pic (LOL).
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #10
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Can't stop spending

I talked my husband into a new, better camera a couple months ago. Ya know we need an awesome camera that will take fantastic pictures of this magical place! And, I love our new canon HD .... Anybody thinking about buying one, do it. I'm very happy with it!
It isn't too bulky and big either. The zoom is amazing! Totally worth the price. Then, About a month ago, I talked him into one of those new Sony handheld Hd video camcorders too. . We love that too! It's tiny, but boy does this take crisp, clear video. It's small enough to fit in my hubby's fanny pack with room still for other stuff he carries.
Oh, and we bought extra batteries for both... Just to be safe. I plan on taking lots, and lots of pictures and video.
So, anyone on the fence about buying either or both -- I suggest you buy. You want good quality pictures and video!!!
I do think we are done with buying-- finally! I still have a few small, misc items to buy yet. But, I'm almost there
BUT -- buying before trip and having it all booked, bought, and paid before the vacation makes vacation much more enjoyable
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:23 AM   #11
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DH and I wait to buy ours because of weight gain or loss.


I feel you on that one!
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #12
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We will pay off our June 2013 trip with our annual bonus which comes in March, the trip is always paid in full before we leave. I pick up things for the trip starting as soon as we book, I already bought pin packs from Ebay for trading. I also put some things on my Amazon wishlist since our family uses this for Christmas shopping for each other (a new Bagellini and the travel locker for TL). We all have lots of Disney shirts from prior trips, DH is designing 3 new matching shirts that he will order soon. By spreading purchases, it is easier to pay for everything as we go.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #13
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I think my DH was convinced I had gone completely mad when I spent $15 on a blank, empty, 5x8" binder to store my Disney Planning materials! lol.. I use these boards as my source for all that I need. I just showed him the pics of others' binders and he understood my insanity..lol
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #14
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Is there any site on line to buy inexpensive disney stuff besides the disney store/outlet?
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:12 PM   #15
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You can check out Etsy. It has neat stuff on it. I'm in Canada, so we have the Disney Store online and that's it. We are renting a car, so we plan on stopping at the WalMart near WDW on our way to buy snacks/water, etc and some cheap Disney souvenirs.
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