Oh no, buyer's remorse! On my lunch hour, I quickly went to an electronics store, in order to buy that USB memory stick I was talking about before.
First I thought 32GB would be fine (to install Linux Mint on it) for like 12€... but hey, the 64GB model is only like 22€... but hey, the 128GB model is only like 48€! So of course I bought the 128GB one, just to be sure that I feel it is big enough.
Ok, but then I figured I want to check some Bluetooth speakers too, I bet my wife would like one because she seems to listen to music with her phone all the time and its speakers are very bad... BT speakers don't cost that much don't they, like 50€ or even less?
Ok checking some options I decided to raise my budget to max 100€ euro or so, and there was e.g. certain JBL Bluetooth speaker which seemed and sounded quite ok... but then I made a mistake to listen to Bose SoundLink Mini II speaker
... I just couldn't wrap my mind around how can such a tiny BT speaker sound so great?!?
Oh no, the price is 200€! So I hurried back to the 99€ JBL speaker, it sounds ok (I tried two JBL models, one costing 99€ and another 119€, the 119€ one was a bit better sounding but also bigger)... but I just couldn't forget how much better the 200€ Bose still sounded than either of the JBLs, even though it was even slightly smaller in size. So I keep running between those two, listening them one after another. After i had done that like dozen times, I said phuck it and took the Bose and went to the cashier with it, alone with the 128GB USB stick.
You know the feeling you have serious doubts of buying a lesser product (99€ JBL speaker), even though you know it would be the sane choice? I know I would have been perfectly happy with the 99€ JBL... as long as I hadn't listened to the Bose.
So, my original plan of going to get a 12€ USB memory stick ended up me spending around 250€ on electronics and stuff. Now I am a bit angry at myself, yet I can't get myself to go back to the store to give the Bose back. And just last week I promised myself I should start saving up money seriously, considering I just learned my secondary apartment (that I am renting away) will get a big renovation (plumbing etc.) in two years or so that will cost maybe up to 30000€... so better start saving up already now!
I should learn to stay away from electronics stores, it is hard to leave without buying something that "I need".