Over Thinking My Purchase

Sometimes I drive myself crazy with online shopping due to the over abundance of information at my fingertips. Is it possible to find too much information? When I go to a store I see a product, touch it, play with it, and decide whether I want to buy it or not. Usually I get home, read a review for a similar product at a cheaper price, discover the cheaper product has better reviews, and I hate myself for not checking out the first one before buying.

I'm a very analytical person. Most of the time I don't impulse buy. I'll over-analyze every single possible aspect of the purchase. Like I've said before, I'm the girl who spent not months but years researching every possible cell phone carrier out there when I wanted to purchase a phone from Verizon. I wanted to make sure I was getting the best possible plan for my money and best service in my area. I could have saved myself years by just buying the thing on impulse.

I think the fact I want to check out every aspect of something gets me in trouble sometimes when I'm shopping online. Having so much information at my fingertips throws me off. Right now I know I need to buy a new sound system for my computer. Ok I don't need to buy it, but I really want to buy it. My speakers still work, but my subwoofer went kaput. I've known it's been slowly dieing for awhile now, but I've dealt with it until this week when I turned on my music and had no bass at all. This girl needs bass, but the transformer is blown.

My old system is the Altec Lansing ADA745 and wow, those speakers rock. I haven't been able to find anything that can compare, but I know I've got to get something else. These speakers lasted me 5 years, and it's sad to see them go.

I went to a few different sites, found a few systems in my price range that are equal to or better than the one I currently have (I'm refuse to downgrade), then I set out on my search for product reviews and stores with the best price. I finally made up my mind that I wanted to buy the Logitech G51 system. In the beginning everything I read about these speakers was great. I was reading hundreds of 4 and 5 star reviews telling me these are everything I need. I still didn't purchase them, though, because I wanted to double check with Hubby. I wanted to make sure he agrees they're awesome.

So Hubby came home from work and asked about the speakers I found. I went to Newegg to see if they had them, pulled them up, and immediately the reviews on Newegg started to turn me away from these speakers. It's like if I read 100 positive reviews, 2 negative reviews still make me want to run in the other direction. Now I don't know what I'm going to buy. I'm afraid to buy these because I don't want to get them and realize I wasted $130 on something I don't like.

Hubby says I over-think everything too much. Of course, he's an impulse buyer.

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