how sucessful are you at saving up for an expensive toy?

Red Red
Just for fun! Reviewers on EF from time to time accumulate store credit in the forms of gift cards (for writing at Eden Cafe or winning a review rumble) and Affiliate earnings. How successful have YOU been at using those earning to clear off the EXPENSIVE end of your wishlist?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I am very disciplined and always save up towards a specific toy, regardless of how I am paying for it.
Sir , MuffysPinguLove , EffinSara , NuMe , sophie2229 , Kaijah , Kindred , sbon , That Guy , Shellz31 , leatherlover , toxie m , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , lamira , Jobthingy , *HisMrs* , onehotmomma , Respectable Curiosity , namelesschaos , Adam02viper , Darling Jen , sixfootsex , Rainbow Boy , indiglo , null , EndlessFrost , sexygoddess , Novs , Rossie , Pixel , MaryExy , That Man from Mars , ToyGurl , clp , tickle me pink , Oxygen99 , Acom007 , Ryuson , AlaskanBeauty , kokopelli , Ninja Bunny , Callisto , daveysgirl , Beck , mizzmilla , MrWishyWashy , DreamWolf , Flash777 , ohdearashbee , RomanticGoth , FHeemz , giftdgecko , Life's Little Secrets , ghalik , SilverMinxxx , AshMegYo , Azule , Owl , Stinkytofu10 , FriskyInFlorida , humblepie , GONE! , Girly Juice , Incendiaire , xMila , KRD , CaliGirl , LaSchwartz , travelnurse , MR Chickhabit , freshbananas , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , booboo111926 , Robespierrethecat , epiphanyjayne , Feisty , Gunsmoke , anonkitty , Gdom , Martiniman , KinkyNicki92 , Missmarc , RedKyuubi , rawrmonster , PassionCpl , SydVicious
86
I mean to save up for specific toys...but then somehow it never quite works out.
Red , J's Alley , Luscious Lily , RosesThorns , ArmyWife Kira , Alan & Michele , Kynky Kytty , KnK , liilii080 , Taylor , Emma (Girl With Fire) , SexyStuff , PussyGalore , loveshocks , Alys , namelesschaos , SapphirexIce , zeebot , StrawberryEve , Sohotdinosaur , froggiemoma , sarki , big b , NarcissisticLust , ninaspinkturtle , Krissers , LavenderSkies , salaciousrex , Kinkypixie , anonomous , xylia , mmike1900 , mama2007 , ghalik , JennSenn , Gone (LD29) , yarii , butts , Sinfully , pirata , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , Modern^Spank^Anthem , bratofthekitties , booboo111926 , Experiment , Robespierrethecat , KottonKandi , Bleu , comatose-kitty , Meido
50
I just use any store credit I accumulate to argument the cost of purchases I make, so I don't really save it up for anything in particular.
El-Jaro , KnK , SexyTabby , Emma (Girl With Fire) , bunny love , Darling Jen , sixfootsex , Kaltir , jc123 , nori , Kitty Grub , mizzmilla , Kate , wdanas , Bex1331 , Melan!e , HippieFeet , Fluffy Snuggles , Meido
19
Store credit is like water in my hands. I use it immediately.
El-Jaro , Emma (Girl With Fire) , CS2012 , daniel and frances , CAKES , ghalik , AshMegYo , Tangles
8
I save it - not for anything in particular - and use it when there's a really good deal on something I want.
Red , Sir , Sammi , Luscious Lily , MuffysPinguLove , Kaijah , Kynky Kytty , dv8 , zracer , KnK , sbon , C4ss , P'Gell , That Guy , SexyTabby , toxie m , BadassFatass , loveshocks , Laureenm1 , DeliciousSurprise , Woman China , Adam02viper , Lummox , Kaltir , indiglo , null , Dusk , BlueDog , stlouisxxx , Sohotdinosaur , Rachel Nunez , MaryExy , Anjulie , clp , VioletMoonstone , newfoundlust , Ms. Spice , The Curious Couple , Rika , ColorMeCute , nori , exploringthechimera , ms.anon , LennaKieran , DreamWolf , ghalik , SilverMinxxx , AshMegYo , elli , Azule , Owl , Allstars316 , Stagger13 , ViVix , xMila , Naruto , Vadim50 , Mamastoys , AlianneCimorene , Bex1331 , Melan!e , L&P3040 , HippieFeet , roskat , ginnyluvspotter , Ayumi , spiced , Trysexual , Bleu , rawrmonster
70
Seriously....people get store credit?
BeautiFullFigured
1
I am a llama.
J's Alley , Luscious Lily , NuMe , sophie2229 , El-Jaro , Carrie Ann , Dragon , darthkitt3n , KnK , sbon , P'Gell , Emma (Girl With Fire) , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , ToyTimeTim , DeliciousSurprise , Mr. & Mrs. Peg , bunny love , Alys , Respectable Curiosity , Woman China , Adam02viper , Rainbow Boy , null , zeebot , Dusk , Elliotstar , kittychilla , Eucaly , Pixel , MaryExy , That Man from Mars , alliegator , ms.anon , anonomous , fleshlightluvr1 , ohdearashbee , wdanas , RomanticGoth , FHeemz , ghalik , Gone (LD29) , xMila , Kitka , Fluffy Snuggles , Ayumi , Gdom , atryonix , Bleu , rawrmonster
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Total votes: 283 (200 voters)
Poll is closed
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Red Red
I have been "saving" for an Eroscillator for, like, I swear, a year. I keep buying other things. Halp!
01/14/2010
Sir Sir
I have other more important things in life to save for, but when time comes that there is a good deal on something I've been wanting for a long time (like the holiday coupon code? Of course I used it on the Joque harness! I cannot wait for it to arrive tomorrow), I will spend it on that. This goes for any money, not just store credit or gift cards. I do not waste any money on things I am not really lusting after.
01/14/2010
Sammi Sammi
I hoard gift cards. For everywhere . But it's great when something expensive is on sale, or I just want a lot of new toys.
01/14/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Sometimes I'm better than others. If I really set myself to it, I save up for a toy religiously, and nothing else gets bought until that toys is on its way. But if I don't force myself, I end up buying a dozen less expensive things that I don't want quite as much before I squirrel away the money for the big item. Which is kind of stupid, now that I think about it. I need to work on my sex toy spending habits...
01/14/2010
NuMe NuMe
I usually have a good idea of what I plan to get next and then spend accordingly. But I am really not good at hoarding my giftcards.
01/14/2010
sophie2229 sophie2229
It takes a lot of restraint, but I definitely save up money to buy the toys that I really want. I haven't been in the community long enough to get gift cards etc. but I'm looking forward to the day where I can start hoarding them

Out of curiosity, how much do you get per article for Eden Café?
01/15/2010
EffinSara EffinSara
I saved up my first couple of gift cards for a Pure Wand, but ended up adding a number of other things to that order because I was also using my holiday discount!

I'm saving up for the Eleven next
01/15/2010
sophie2229 sophie2229
Quote:
Originally posted by sophie2229
It takes a lot of restraint, but I definitely save up money to buy the toys that I really want. I haven't been in the community long enough to get gift cards etc. but I'm looking forward to the day where I can start hoarding them

Out ... More
curiosity as in I might be interested
01/15/2010
Miss Jane Miss Jane
Quote:
Originally posted by Sir
I have other more important things in life to save for, but when time comes that there is a good deal on something I've been wanting for a long time (like the holiday coupon code? Of course I used it on the Joque harness! I cannot wait for it ... More
Same here.
01/15/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I lived in a tree house
I lived in a cake
and I never saw how the orange slayed the rake

I've only had the one gc and with the holiday discount got some much needed Maximus and Silk.

I'd like to know more about article writing too, please and thank you
01/15/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I am working, today, on a set of guidelines for writing on EC. Will post them on EC and put a link here, just so all you questioners don't think I'm ignoring the question.
01/15/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I am working, today, on a set of guidelines for writing on EC. Will post them on EC and put a link here, just so all you questioners don't think I'm ignoring the question.
thank you CA!
01/15/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
And, done!

Guidelines, of a sort, for writing for EC and earning those gift cards

link
01/15/2010
Red Red
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
And, done!

Guidelines, of a sort, for writing for EC and earning those gift cards

link
Looks like I inadvertently pushed a lot of interest onto this - sorry Carrie Ann! Great guidelines tho, I'm sure some folks were wondering
01/15/2010
Dragon Dragon
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I lived in a tree house
I lived in a cake
and I never saw how the orange slayed the rake

I've only had the one gc and with the holiday discount got some much needed Maximus and Silk.

I'd like to know more about article ... More
did you ever see a llama
kiss a llama
on the llama
llama's llama
tastes of llama
llama llama
duck


I like the KISSING part...

Seriously- People actually KNOW what toy they want? Somebody please help me...
01/15/2010
sophie2229 sophie2229
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
And, done!

Guidelines, of a sort, for writing for EC and earning those gift cards

link
Thanks Carrie Ann. I have some pretty cool ideas for a few articles, but I'm starting a busy semester so we'll see if this writing thing actually happens...
01/15/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Saving? What's that word?
01/16/2010
KnK KnK
Quote:
Originally posted by Dragon
did you ever see a llama
kiss a llama
on the llama
llama's llama
tastes of llama
llama llama
duck


I like the KISSING part...

Seriously- People actually KNOW what toy they want? Somebody please help me...
Like

Yeah, I get distracted and can't decide. I always tell myself that I'm going to save up for something really nice in a luxury line, but I get distracted by something else. If I have more points than I needed, I use the remainder for a smaller toy. I need to make myself stop doing that or I'll never get those toys I've been lusting after!
01/28/2011
sbon sbon
I'm usually pretty good at saving up for particular things, but I'm still working on trying things out and building my collection so I haven't saved for anything super expensive yet. I think the most I've managed to save was about $40 worth, which I think is fairly substantial. Also, I am a llama.
01/28/2011
Illusional Illusional
Sometimes I wanna buy little things but I saved over 5000 points and just spent them and that's the most ever. I'm gonna aim for 7500 and get another corset or something. Not sure yet!
01/28/2011
sbon sbon
I'm usually pretty good at saving up for particular things, but I'm still working on trying things out and building my collection so I haven't saved for anything super expensive yet. I think the most I've managed to save was about $40 worth, which I think is fairly substantial. Also, I am a llama.
01/28/2011
That Guy That Guy
I'm pretty good at saving, but I've only been around for long enough to save up for one of my expensive wish list items so far.
01/28/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I'm good at saving for everything except toys. I see something I want and I have to have it then. I think the most I've held out is two weeks.
01/28/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
In the past I haven't been good at saving but then I had my heart set on the Freestyle and a number of other items.
So I was able to save enough along with my coupon to get my Vday order!

Think I'll save for one of the Vr vibes, Soraya or the Generation 1 next.
01/29/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
I have a date in mind for when I want to spend my EF credit and have asked that a certain amount be set aside in the budget to supplement my purchase. I have 22 items in my lingerie wishlist that I am drooling over and about fifteen toys I really really want so I'll narrow it down and make my selection when that date hits.
01/31/2011
BadassFatass BadassFatass
I'm terrible at saving. =(
01/31/2011
A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
Yes, I am successful at saving. And yes, you got me, I'm a llama.
02/02/2011
ScottA ScottA
EdenPoints definitely helps because you can't spend them elsewhere. Before I have had problems - I'd get close and the car would die or something else would eat up the money.
02/02/2011
lamira lamira
I always save up for expensive toys. I rather have quality than quantity.
02/02/2011
Total posts: 117
Unique posters: 108