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Gahhhh! Why is apping so addicting?

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Re: Gahhhh! Why is apping so addicting?


techman2008 wrote:

txjohn,

 

Many times where I overpaid for an item on ebay lol.  I bought a lot o stupid things too cause I couldn't stop in trying to always to win.  Though I compare first before I go crazy.   They do the max bid, though you're right in that you don't want to lose.   Of course sometime the one who's putting the item on bid might be using their friend to raise to get you to over bid. 


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Re: Gahhhh! Why is apping so addicting?

What's so addicting about the possibility of aquiring more credit cards? I'm looking to get rid of mine and you folks are collecting them like rookie baseball cards. Smiley Surprised
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Re: Gahhhh! Why is apping so addicting?


MaxPower wrote:
What's so addicting about the possibility of aquiring more credit cards? I'm looking to get rid of mine and you folks are collecting them like rookie baseball cards. Smiley Surprised

 

Isn't the "get rid of" a part of "upgrading" meaning you had certain cards, then got better cards, then would like to get rid of the older or less desirable?

 

That is part of the proposed addiction.  Not just in getting cards, but over time getting better cards, which often means pruning the less desirable.

 

In the beginning many people are "excited" to get their first Orchard or First Premiere.  Then a year or two later they are getting better cards and the love is gone from the relationship of Orchard, etc.  Eventually there does come a time when you look back, are happy with your portfolio in general, but would like to prune a few of the less useful or desirable.  But wasn't that a direct result of the "getting the good 'uns?"

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Re: Gahhhh! Why is apping so addicting?

In addition to a gambling mentality that I think some of our kinda-out-of-control app'ers display, I also think that there's a separate hunter mentality. Learning about your prey, choosing the right weapons, stalking them, picking the right moment, and blam! --or zing, I suppose, for the bowhunters among us. Skillful hunters don't waste their shots, and they hit their targets with a minimum amount of ammo.

So instead of carrying home a deer strapped to the roof, another card gets wedged into the wallet.

I'm of this second group. When I was upgrading my credit profile, I did a lot of research and a lot of waiting, and I got what I wanted. (I also succumbed to buck fever with another card which I have since dumped. Smiley Very Happy )

I enjoyed the hunt, and I enjoyed my "kill", so to speak, especially as I didn't have to sit in a tree, drag heavy corpses back to the truck, or gut anything. Smiley Tongue
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Re: Gahhhh! Why is apping so addicting?

Great analagy Hauling! Now I can't wait for deer season and it isn't even summer yet Smiley Happy
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Re: Gahhhh! Why is apping so addicting?

They pulled effin equifax, 744, I have a repo and they shot me down. I am taking it personal, and moving my checking to a different bank. Screw em..
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Re: Gahhhh! Why is apping so addicting?

if you don't want a report pulled without prior knowledge consider freezing.  with scores that high your repo must be pretty old, and hopefully gone soon. 

 

i wouldn't be psyched about a banking relationship after the denial either.  Alliant is my current CU pick for banking and USAA my favorite bank so far.  gl finding a good one to match your requirements.

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