Share your story: What's the most expensive thing you've ever purchased?
As part of a new series I’m starting, I asked you last week to share your story about your dumbest purchase. There were lots of great replies about cars, clothes, food, and even falling for scams. I found everyone’s replies really interesting to read and my hope is that everyone’s stories are not only fun to read but beneficial to others by helping them make smart decisions.
This week the Share Your Story question is: What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever purchased?
My most expensive thing
Mine, like many other’s answers I would suspect is our home. What makes mine interesting though as it wasn’t only the most expensive thing I’ve ever purchased, but also one of our more “dumb” one’s as well. We paid about $20,000 too much for our house! While I could easily blame this on our real estate agent as she pretty much lied to us, I blame myself for not doing my own homework. I was far too trusting of her and won’t make that mistake again. We didn’t find out how in the hole we were until we looked at possibly selling our home a few years later.
We just put a contract on another home, and not only did I get the competetive market analysis from our buyer’s agent, I also did research myself using sites like zillow.com. Fortunately this time around our agent was thorough and honest. His analysis was accurate and very well done.
How about you? What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever purchased? Would you purchase it again? Was it worth what you spent?
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