Men seem to just ‘want’ new gadgets it doesn’t really matter what it does or if they need it, they just HAVE to have it – I don’t get it.
What is the difference?
For instance – I will ponder about a particular gadget for a long time –
Do I really need it?
Will I get good use out of it?
Can I afford it?
Research – which manufacturers make is the best?
Finally, where is the best and cheapest place to buy it?
Today was a fine example, that mendo not use this list – Exhibit 1
The guys were sitting around wondering what to do on this lovely Sunday afternoon, when suddenly it seemed crucial that they each buy a remote control helicopter.
They were watching helicopter videos on you tube and within one hour likebats out of hell, they drove to the only shop found (on Google) that was open nearby. Soon they were all proud owners of remote control helicopters. Baring in mind the plan was to go kayaking today and they also had their new remote control planes with them to fly – which, incidentally have only been flown on one or two occasions.
They had no idea what make or model they wanted and were obviously not bothered if the shop in the next town would have the same model cheaper tomorrow – it just had to be bought – right here right now.
I can be impulsive too, yes – it is fun sometimes, but this is an often occurrence. Exhibit 2 ( a b & c )
Also what happens with these guys is that one of them will acquire a tool, a device or a thingamajig, (it doesn’t have to be a gadget but a toy of some sort) and then the others will buy it. I am guilty of also sometimes yearning for an item, (what is it? I want one!) But I will wait until my birthday (thanks Dav) or save up to buy it. (This also gives me the time to see how it performs.) Not the guys, no – they get it the following day or at most the next week! Exhibit 3
The Xbox was a funny story – one of them decided to buy an Xbox 360, he text the guys while he was in the shop and ended up marching out of the shop after purchasing four consoles.
I think perhaps women gadget lovers are just more cautious, we have to more careful with money and gadgets are more aspecial treat. Where as, to men – the gadget is the most important item – its how they get through their day.