I donít mind looking at a photo of eBay of, say, a gorgeous $50,000 Patek Philippe. Iíll never afford it, and I simply admire it like a painting in a museum. I forget about it as soon as Iím off their website.
But itís the watches you think are fantastic and beautiful and you CAN afford, really, but know in your gut are too expensive, that hurt. You keep looking at the eBay ad and thinking, it wonít affect my lifestyle at all...but itís really money that should go into an IRA, or the rainy day fund, and someone on your salary really shouldnít spend that much. But God, that would look nice on my wrist. Those are the ones that hurt.
Strategies for getting over that feeling? Asking for a friend.