View Full Version : GAS - how do you do it? Save first?
How do you do your GAS?
Get the money first and then spend?
Or spend first, and then work to restore the dent?
If there's something I want I try to get the funds together, either by selling other gear or saving, and then buy when the right camera/lens/whatever comes along.
But sometimes something comes along that I just have to have, and then the credit card takes a knock, and it has to be paid for ass about face.
The way I do it is by removing my discomfort with the idea of dealing with the hassle of selling.
Most people love the idea of buying low and selling high, but not all are prepared mentally for what it takes to it consistently enough to actually yield something significant.
I'm not a dealer, not in it purely for the profit either, but I choose to familiarize myself with the ins and outs of used camera sale, because that's the only way I know how to be able to afford what I want and still come up ahead in the end.
And after doing it several years, I managed to pretty much balance my GAS spending and strange thing is, now that I've put photography in the forefront, I own way less cameras than when I started a few years ago :)
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