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Old 12-13-2007, 10:57 AM
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Default So with all this 80 lust happening...

All the posts, everybody wants an 80... I just had to ask:
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As with other addictions, "shopaholism" can do a real number on a person's life — from destroying their finances to destroying relationships.
"They feel guilty about what they've done," said Ablow. "They lie to others just like an addict or an alcoholic would lie to family members about the use of a substance and they spend a lot of time thinking about shopping and how they will feel when they get it."

So, what causes someone to compulsively shop?
"The root cause of all addictions is to anesthetize one self from inner pain," said Ablow. "People who fall victim to shopping are using it like a drug because they are feeling impoverished emotionally or as though they don't have enough love, confidence or self-esteem."


Signs of Addiction
If you're concerned a family member or friend may be a shopping addict, Ablow said there are several tell tale signs to look for.
— People who express excitement about their purchases or great anxiety
— Anyone who is juggling finances to try to cover expenses that seem like needless ones
— History is our best guide: People who have gotten into trouble with their credit cards in the past but can't stop using them
— Someone that seems in great conflict with family members or friends
— If a person is making big purchases to feel wealthy or well-liked
— Someone who lies about their purchases or hides them
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Hmmm... meant as a joke, but now *I'm* concerned...

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Old 12-13-2007, 11:02 AM
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Whew. They have cures:
Making Changes

- Reduce temptations, esp. 4x4 boards

- Cut up those credit cards, close charge accounts and throw away credit card offers (and links to autobuyer.com and Craigslist)

- Make lists before going to the store and buy what you need only (hmmm...)

- Wait so many hours before purchase (or days, or years...)

- Ask yourself if you need something or do you just want it? (obviously NOT a *need*...)

- Develop other ways to handle emotions (like, complaining about club shirts or something)

- Find other fun ways to spend your time (like, overhauling your front axle)

- Learn to ride through urges (is that the same as wheeling through urges?)
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:06 AM
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Yup, I'm a shopalcoholic, combining my two great weaknesses often ends up in drunken Internet spending binges.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:02 PM
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I waited about 4 years or so before actually buying the 80.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:02 PM
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Sooooo, how much did it cost putting Red Chile back together.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:04 PM
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Me?
Or the insurance company? hehehehe.....
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:35 PM
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I am a Shopaholic..................and a big one at that. Now I just need to cure myself, easier said than done.
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:27 PM
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No comment...I'm in total denial of any problems I don't have
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:30 PM
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If you really want make yourself feel bad, look up what defines a "cult".

I've made it to the first step to curing my addiction to Cruisers. I've admitted that I'm addicted to them. I'll never get off the first step because it contradicts being addicted.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:42 PM
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Hmmm...what do you think of this winch bumper idea, everything on top of the frame rails, cutting the rails at 45 degrees and boxing them? I just refinanced and have a short window of opportunity. Got the rate down 1.5% on my second, paid off a huge credit card and the 80 without any increase in my monthly payment on the line due the rate decrease, and it's time for a xmas present for daddy. My wife said we had to do the hoop to balance out the look
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