RC also got free shipping, which is another bonus to the good price on the figure.
Yeah, sometimes I think about the purchases I've made and they give me pause. On the other hand, I think it's more the fact that I'm laying down a significant amount of money on a single item. I also consider the way I can sometimes spend a fair bit of money on mundane things that are junky like fast food.
I look at the money people spend on things like cigarettes and alcohol. A smoker's cig cost can be pretty hefty over a period of time. A drinker can burn through a lot of cash in a single night out on the town.
My Transformers aren't consumables and they're pretty darn cool if I do say so myself.
That's how I justify the money I've spent as I cry myself to sleep.
A friend and I went out to the bar last night, and he had four beers which cost $28 US. I had two, and it came to $9. Granted they were some really nice microbrews (viva Oktoberfest), but it was still pretty expensive. Our bill, with drinks and food, and the big tip he left the attractive waitress, totaled $72 US. And I had nothing to show for it this morning. My wife drinks $4 coffees and hot chocolates four or five days a week.
It's a sad fact, but the money's going to get spent somehow, I just rather spend it on something persistent. I don't drink regularly (maybe three days a month), I don't smoke, I don't do drugs, I don't drink crazy expensive coffees or any similar vice. *This hobby* is where I spend my money.
Sorry about the rant.