Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm BUY Polar

I spec out and purchase most of the tooling and equipment at work. If a power plant has an emergency shutdown we have to be able to respond quickly. Because what we use has to work, I tend to buy premium tooling and supplies. It’s a pretty simple chore and I have no trouble.

Fast forward to personal life. I’m standing in the air tool aisle in Northern Tool. I ask for one thing this Christmas, an air impact wrench for faster removal of lug nuts on the wheels of the cars when I am servicing them. I didn’t get it because the wife didn’t know which one to get. Big A brought her car over for me to change the oil and asked me to rotate her tires while I was at it. I thought cool, I'll go get the Air Wrench myself. Well, they have 12 models priced from $39.95 to $299.95, 230 ft lbs to 600 ft lbs of torque and 4 different brands.

Air Impact Wrench. Yea I know y'all are drooling too!!

I read info and price tags for about 45 minutes and after being overcome by Option Paralysis I Simply walked out empty handed.

Do you have problems making purchase decisions?


J.J. in L.A. said...

I hate having too many options. All it ends up doing is confusing me. I'm confused enough already. ; )

When we were little, my mom put 2 outfits out for us and told us to choose one. Years later, I asked her why she only gave us 2 choices. She replied, "Are you kidding? We would've been there all day."

bunny said... problem here. I don't have any problems making ANY decision...unlike the rest of my family...which is why we NEVER go shopping together...

I could be a personal that would be a dream job.


JamericanSpice said...

I felt that way about buying cheese the other day. I almost walked out!

Now I understand the wife.

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Most of time I have no problem IF my hubby isn't with me. If I ask his opinion, we usually end up leaving empty handed - not because we disagree, but usually because we decide to wait.

Pearl said...

I only like the options when I know what I'm talking about and I have the money.

You know which one you want!! Go back there and get the biggest one they have!



Not So Simply Single said...

No, I don't have a problem with purchase decisions....I just buy EVERYTHING and that settles that!

Retail therapy rocks!



Laughing Vault said...

i have pursache problems, maybe im too cheap