Could You Go a Year Without Buying Anything New? How About Five Years?

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stanstan30 Jul 27, 2012
Ah no way.
boricua1 Jul 27, 2012
I could go a month maybe, but no longer.. :)
austin38 Jul 26, 2012
no way! that's so hard man
arsiel Jul 26, 2012
I could probably buy less new things. I don't mind thrift stores too much or buying off craigslist at all. It does take more time to find things that you like or are worth buying though
tpark6283 Jul 26, 2012
I don't think I could go past 3 days :-). Lol!!
shimisi Jul 26, 2012
I think I can somehow handle one year, granted that my computers work fine and don't break before the year's over :) But 5 years would be a stretch!
YesBoss Jul 26, 2012
Its very Hard To Stop Buying New Electronic Gadgets.
preppykid Jul 26, 2012
With this site? I can't last a week
derwood Jul 26, 2012
I don't think so :)
solid44nt Jul 26, 2012
If i ll get $$ for the challenge then yes!
dddsss Jul 26, 2012
i'd go for that too, but who'd foot the bill?
Sundevil Jul 26, 2012
Anyone who wants to try this would not come here.
deal Jul 26, 2012
Yeah I am in the same boat.. I don't think I can go more then a month without getting something new. =[
maven3 Jul 26, 2012
"I came up with a list of personal exceptions of stuff I was allowed to buy new. Like underwear, toothbrushes, bras, socks and of course, consumables and personal care items. (No used tampons for me!)"
drewskidooo Jul 26, 2012
Does that inclusion food? Lol
Swanky007 Jul 26, 2012
shopange08 Jul 26, 2012
No way... Maybe a week..maybe.. I have a problem and Dealsplus is my enabler! But no complaints here.. :)
gangstabarbie Jul 26, 2012
its impossible! i cant forever be shopping at a yard sale for use items!
mnvikings11 Jul 26, 2012
I know I could go over a week, but not much past that.
wannabecool Jul 26, 2012
Interesting read... I could save a lot of money but it would definitely take a lot of time to pull off. Plus I am not a used person... I'd rather buy new at used prices.
FibroMom Jul 26, 2012
Ummmm - based on the title - "NO!" (I'm lucky to go a week... I think I may have a shopping problem!) ;)
rockinnrolla Jul 26, 2012
No.... not you! (I am right there with you) LOL
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dvinegrace83 Jul 26, 2012
if the cavemen could do it, i believe it's physically possible..just really REALLY challenging for us so used to everything being quick access and disposable!
zoneric Jul 26, 2012
well, not a year, it's too long. but I think at least 6 months I can manage :D
zoneric Jul 26, 2012
it depends a lot on what "anything" means...let's take fruits for example. if you plant your own trees, in how many years will you be able to eat their, no fruits for 5-10 years? I don't think so...
krmills1 Jul 26, 2012
I think they mean just ordinary things like clothing, household items, etc. not food or actual daily necessities.
hemalaa Jul 26, 2012
it is very difficult. Probably a month or two would work.
fabrizzio Jul 26, 2012
not even a day
ancagavs Jul 26, 2012
1 year? I don't think I'd last a month :)
rd995 Jul 25, 2012
lets see who is the first one to try to do this i know i wont
ArtemisDeals Jul 25, 2012
I agree with the lilywow and rockinnrolla I doubt I could go a full year without buying something new :)
rockinnrolla Jul 25, 2012
OMG It would be way hard for me..... ;P
lilywow Jul 25, 2012
I can't go a week without buying anything. =)