Intermission – Reflecting on impulse buying

I have been doing a lot of impulse buying lately, leading me to reflect on it this morning. I feel impulse buying is fueled more by the fear that a particular model kit will not be available anymore like Eduard’s 1/48 scale Hawker Tempest V I would have liked to add to my stash.

Well it won’t happen again…

I feel it does not matter anymore if I build all my model kits stashed away since the 1980s or those I recently bought. Every time I look at what I have, I am always reflecting on why I keep buying more and more especially when the price is right like the two Focke-Wulfs…

It’s all about fear.

And the two WWII German bombers…

Did I say two WWII German bombers…?

4 thoughts on “Intermission – Reflecting on impulse buying

  1. Jeff Groves January 23, 2020 / 7:14 am

    A kit can be enjoyed and appreciated even if it is never built. At least that is what I tell myself.


    • Pierre Lagacé January 23, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Exacty Jeff! This is where I am right now… sort of an epiphany.

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  2. ModelAirplaneMaker January 24, 2020 / 11:21 am

    Fear that it won’t be available and fear that the only one available is triple the original price plus ebays global shipping!

    I’m with you. It’s just plastic, there will always be more of it. And you never know, by the time you would have built that impulse buy, there might be an even better one on the market


    • Pierre Lagacé January 24, 2020 / 11:51 am

      Thanks for commenting. That’s exactly the point I was trying to make.


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