simply because I can afford one.
Kewl! But I think for most of us, "afford" is a relative term . Take these examples:
1.) My uncle, big house in West Ghills, expensive HT setup with Lazyboys, no Rolex.
My friend, lives in a condo, no HT, 6 rolex(s), 10 more 100k+ watches
2.)Another friend, businessman, uses a cheap b/w display cellphone.
his employee, min. wage, camera phone, top of the line
3.) My Whirlpool stainless steel ref, 34k, will last for 10 yrs or more
My sister's Sony Ericson S700, 32k, will last for 2 yrs at most before next upgrade
4.) Another friend asking me to go w/ them to tour Canada & US with my wife & blow 400k for the whole trip
My response is no
& I saved the money for HT & DVDs
& expenses for our new baby
Unless you just have too much money to burn
, I believe "afford" is a matter of priorities. Passion is a good term for this. If its your passion, you will be willing to spend for it. At first, I couldnt understand my friend with all his expensive watches, nor this min. wage employee with a top of the line cellphone. But neither did people understand me when I spent US400 (Php 25.00 exchange rate) for one
rare Magic the Gathering card many years ago. So it all boils down to passion.
People laugh a lot when I give them comparison # 3. They say, Oo nga ano. Yun nga lang, di naman portable ang ref mo and di mo mapagyayabang
So if DVD collecting is our passion (politically correct or milder term for addiction)...we can afford it, if we prioritize it