I also succumbed to a buying frenzy where no paycheck was safe. When I got back into throwing, it went like this:
Shutter first, fell back in love with throwing. Then bought a CZM8 the next day, because the choice between the Shutter and that was really difficult the day before.
Used those for about a week and a half. Then I impulsively bought a SPYY Supra when I went to the store for string. A week later, that was followed up by an Orbitron 5000.
At that point, a bit of regret set in. I had spent $300 over 3 short weeks on stuff that I didn’t really need for a hobby that I just got into.
Then the Deep Space Summit was teased before release, and I knew I was buying one. Went back to my early college days of eating ramen in order to scrape up enough to afford it.
When that arrived, I told myself I needed to stop for a while. My wallet was sore and starving.
But somebody posted a picture of a Viszilla on /r/Throwers, and I wanted it baaaaad. They offered to sell it to me, but I didn’t have the money.
Over the next couple of weeks, I searched high and low for another Viszilla, in preparation for another paycheck. In my search, I found that YYE still had Bapezilla.2’s in stock, and they’re essentially the same as the Viszilla. So as soon as I got my next check, I bought one of those.
Finally, I reached a point where I was happy with everything that I had, and thought I would be good for a while, which I was.
About a month later, I saw the all black SPYY Addiction, and knew I would love to have one. Found one on the BST, and traded my Summit for it, because even though I loved the Deep Space colorway, the Summit wasn’t for me. And I still hasn’t fully recovered from my earlier spree.
After that, the world’s mystery pack was teased, and I bought one of those, because I couldn’t pass up that deal.
Shortly after that, the first look at the Markmont. Classic was released, which I knew would be an insta-buy for me. I then decided that I wanted to buy any of the old Markmont throws, because they looked awesome. Found a Next on the BST, and couldn’t resist.
Over the month of September, my grandma got sick with late stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and passed away earlier this month. This kinda sounds bad, but I was really down when she passed, and decided I needed a pick-me-up, and figured that a trip to my local store couldn’t hurt. I originally was planning on picking up just a couple of new bearings to tinker with and cheer me up. Instead I walked out with a new Horizon. The combination of a radically different design than what I usually prefer, and the challenge of practicing finger spins and basic horizontals definitely worked in picking me back up. Kinda felt bad that I was materialistic in order to pick myself up after she passed… But it worked.
Since then, I’ve been awaiting the release of the Classic. When I get my hands on that, I really believe that I’ll be done buying anything for a while. There really isn’t anything else out right now, that I can readily buy, that is appealing to me.
I still have some wants that aren’t in stock anywhere because they’re older and rarer throws, but unless I comfortably have enough to afford those when they pop up in the BST, I think it will be quite a while after the Classic before I buy anything else.
Sorry for the long read, but that’s my history of how my plan to be frugal went to crap shortly after I started, haha.