Originally Posted by SoloCamo
As I said, materialism is rampant in the 'phone' community. Status symbol and all that. Unlike many areas, you can get plenty of phone for a cheap price in the phone realm. If you enjoy feeling good paying $700 bucks for a phone every year good on you. I'll put my money into things that actually make a difference.
I wear a pair of comfortable rockports because it actually matters to have a decent pair of shoes that are comfortable. I also drive a new, efficient vehicle because I do commute. Sorry if I'm a smart consumer and prefer to not blow my money on materialistic things but prefer looking to see what offers me a good balance of performance/value.
But hey, you live in Nebraska man, I can understand there's not much to do out there so having expensive things makes you feel good.
Again, it's like you can have a different opinion on something that someone else. I haven't seen a single person in this post say they spend $700 on a new phone every year. I'm using my Nexus 6P that I don't plan to upgrade any time soon, but hell, we disagree, so I obviously throw money away on crap every year.
Cool shoes, I love my Keens, especially in the snow and rain. Different than yours for different reasons, I must also be wrong here.
I drive a F150 because I do need the towing capacity and bed space for the woodworking I do on the side. Crap, it's not a energy efficient car like yours. I must be the devil.
To you a $5 phone is all you need. To me, I love the power, size, speed of charge, clarity of my screen, on the Nexus 6P. Again, crazy that two different people like two different things. Mind = blown.
Lived in Florida for 18 years until I joined the Army. Now that I'm retired from the military, no chance in hell I'll go back to Florida. But hey, if you want a more expensive cost of living in Florida than I have in Nebraska, I can understand that paying more for everyday things is important for you to feel good.