People Are Sharing Their Opinions About What They Wouldn't Buy And Not Understanding Why Others Do, And Honestly, I Agree With Them On A Lot Of These

Obviously, what people spend their money on is their own business. However, I think most of us probably have strong opinions on what we see as worthy of buying and what we probably think is not. And while you might not judge someone for spending their money on something, you might not really understand why they feel it's worth it.

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Recently, Reddit user LionEclipse asked this question: "What's something you wouldn't buy and don't understand why people do?"

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Thousands of people replied with the things they don't get why people spend money on them. Below are the best and top comments:

1."Anything that says, 'Live. Laugh. Love.'"



"My kids keep encouraging me to buy decor that says, 'Die. Cry. Hate.' but I have a pretty strict 'no words on the walls' rule."


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2."Trucks that cost $70,000-plus that you only drive to and from your office job."



"Nothing irritates me more. And they are marketed towards the 'working man' and we can’t f'ing afford them."


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3."Expensive designer clothing, as I find comfort and functionality more important than designer labels"

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"Honestly, once you start buying Kirkland clothing you don't go back."


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4."NFTs. I understand that someone might purchase one because they see it as an investment in something with increasing value. What I don’t understand is why anyone thinks it would have value. Normal people do not give half of a s**t about whether you have an 'original' digital image if we can get everything besides the certificate saying it’s an original for free. So you’re just betting on a small group of equally deluded people to care about something that has no inherent value."

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5."Engagement rings that cost, much as a popular car. If you are worried that she might say no if the ring isn't that expensive, she is not 'the one.'"

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6."Latest expensive smart phone whenever they're first released."

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"I used to be that guy that always had the newest phone. One day I realized it’s the same rectangle every time and I use it for the same three things: Google, YouTube, and texts. Why do I need the newest rectangle? Oh this one has another camera. So what. I’m not opening a photography business. I’ve saved so much money not buying the newest one when it drops. I broke one phone and just bought the same model off eBay for half the price of getting a new one."


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7."Diamonds. I never understood the appeal of them."



"My engagement ring is a sapphire. Tiny, discreet, and cost $180. I love it and will never replace it."


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8."The bargain version of a thing they really want. You're just wasting money to cause yourself grief."

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"I did this with a pasta maker but got to return it. I was really enjoying using it and making my own pasta but it broke three uses in, so returned it got a full refund and immediately spent money on a high quality one. Funny thing was the high quality one was such a difference in ease of use and just made better that I started using it even more."


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9."Things like $700 sneakers and $150 plain white T-shirts with logos on Goofies. You're so 'cool' dude. If you think so."

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10."Greens powder. That stuff is so expensive and has the nutritional value of half a cup of spinach. I can get a whole bag of spinach at Aldi for $2, so why would I spend $40 on a tiny tub of powder that tastes disgusting?"

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11."Any smart home type device."

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"I have to disagree with this one, but I can see where it’s not for everyone. As others mentioned, I use mine a lot for timers. The kids love asking our smart home devices questions and how to spell words. She even calls out moves for Twister. We listen to music on it, audiobooks, and I watch shows while I’m cooking or cleaning the kitchen. It can stream from music it. Even turns on all the lamps and once I’m in bed I can just tell it to turn off all the lights."


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12."Bottled water in places where tap water is perfectly fit to drink."

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I’m so glad that during my lifetime I got to witness society shift from 'just buy bottled water when you need it while out/buy cases for at home cuz you can refrigerate it' to 'just buy a reusable water bottle and refill it when you need it where ever you are.'


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13.Expensive scented hand soaps. Paying for a product you wash down the drain in less than 20 seconds (10 seconds for most people) seems like such a waste.

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Oof, I feel this. But some soaps make my hands smell nice and soft. This is a good thought to keep in mind when I have an urge to buy more soap. Thank you!


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14."Expensive coffee drinks from places like chains and coffee shops. Maybe I'm old fashioned but, I can make my own delicious coffee at home on the cheap."



"I have done so much work trying to make delicious coffee at home and failed. I just can't replicate what they can do so I splurge sometimes."


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15."Not a stuff, but filler and Botox. They only last around six months. And you will never win against gravity (I know it's your muscle), your face will go down when you're older. So for me, it's useless...and I don't get it."

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16."Spending $500 on a put your drinks in. It is such a weird flex for people, too. Watch me pull my cheap beer out of this $500 cooler. 'Dammmmmn son, you ballin.'"

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17."Food covered in gold flake."

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18."Massive weddings. I don’t get the appeal. It’s like a super formal birthday party designed to stress you out and that you pay out the nose for. My wife and I eloped, with just a couple witnesses and zero drama. For less than the cost of a wedding cake."

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19.And lastly: "Super expensive gym clothes that are ugly anyway."

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"And they stink the same after a short while."—PAXICHEN

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You can read the full thread of responses on Reddit.

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.