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Old 9th October 2019, 07:55 AM   #147
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Originally Posted by DuvalHMFIC View Post
No one is saying advertising doesn't work-but again, where is personal responsibility here? If you can't afford something, you shouldn't buy it.

And the reason I brought up the iphone is because it's something people keep replacing before they actually need to. It's the epitome of excess. And in a thread where we are discussing people living paycheck-to-paycheck, this is a very relevant example. people should give their money away because people just have to put that new phone on a 24 month payment plan? We aren't talking about putting food on the table here.
One wonders how many of the rich would be that way if everyone acted rationally all the time with regards to their expenditures.

Does being stupid make one fair game for exploitation?
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