If there is a purchase I am pondering, but it is something I am not sure I need (or even how much I’ll appreciate it after I buy it), I usually walk away and think about it. If after a few days or weeks I still even remember what I was considering (usually I’ve completely forgotten about it!), then I consider it more, but usually that’s enough to make me realize that I didn’t really want the item all that much in the first place.
[Kacie posted this tip to the Readers’ Tips box. It originally appeared as a comment in The Complete Tightwad Gazette giveaway.]