Instrument opportunity!

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Gingersouldrinker, Aug 28, 2020.


Should I get it?

  1. No, save your money

    0 vote(s)
  2. Yes, get it

    7 vote(s)
  1. Gingersouldrinker

    Gingersouldrinker New Member

    So, i've wanted a hurdy-gurdy ever since i learned what they were (look them up, they're rad as hell) and there's one available for waaaay cheaper than most, but i don't know if i could justify buying it. I'm currently trying to save up to move out, and i want a decent nest egg, but i also know that buying this would make me really happy, and i have no idea if i'll have an opportunity like this again anytime soon. Thoughts?
  2. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    i cannot help you make this decision, because this is ALSO my eternal conundrum, but you have my solidarity. i, personally, would probably buy the hurdy-gurdy, because i have no willpower and also holy shit hurdy-gurdies are so cool and there's no way i would be able to pass up a good price on one! but it depends on how much of a setback this would be to you, how quickly you'd be able to save up the money you spent, and also how likely it would be for you to afford a full price hurdy-gurdy eventually if you do pass this one up. you have my sympathies and i don't envy you this difficult decision.

    (also hey if you've got a line on cheap hurdy-gurdies, i would be very interested in checking them out...!)
    • Agree x 1
  3. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    From what I can tell, affordable hurdy-gurdies are a really rare opportunity, and my personal instinct would be to take advantage of it, but I'm... generally not very responsible with my money. It would make me happy, but I tend to prioritize instant gratification over slower term goals, and that isn't always the right call. But hurdy-gurdy.

    And like, hard same, if you have a line on cheap hurdy-gurdies, i would be incredibly interested XD)
    • Agree x 2
  4. Key

    Key never make a triangle

    I think you should get it. It might set you back somewhat, but something that will bring you joy is worth having - especially if it’s rare to find one in an affordable price range. Obviously you’ll want to check to be sure the reason it’s affordable isn’t because it’s broken beyond repair, but if it’s in decent enough condition I really do think it’s not an opportunity you’ll want to miss.
    • Agree x 2
  5. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    Yeah, it really seems like this is a rare opportunity. I’d say go for it! You never know if you’ll be able to find such a solid deal again.
  6. cosmofex

    cosmofex trans lesbian extraordinaire

    look at it this way: on the one hand, you get out with like,,, a few hundred bucks and a possible pang of regret. on the other hand, you get out with a bit fewer hundred bucks, a possible pang of regret, and a got-dang hurdy gurdy.
    • Agree x 3
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