What was the worst thing you spent 100 on?


#21

Ghost Recon Wildlands With Season Pass. The purchase that FINALLY taught me not to pre-order.


#22

The fee to put my game on Steam Greenlight.


#23

Not me personally, but my family has purchased EV: Nova four times. Somehow the email that had the key or whatever was always lost and either I or my younger brother cared enough to ask for it for Christmas, again. It seems like Ambrosia Software may have finally folded though, so we were spared this time. I can’t get very mad at Steam when every pre-Steam game my family owned is now lost or inaccessible in some way.


#24

A leather jacket. Don’t know what gave me the idea but I only wore it once and quickly realized I can’t pull off the look.


#25

Took me now wife out to dinner and she got food poisoning, so that sure sucked. I doubt it cracked $100 though.


#26

Christmas gifts for a girlfriend…who then proceeded to cheat on me before Christmas day…while I was in chemo…

Worst of all, the gifts were non-returnable and themed around the New England Patriots (her team - should have been the first red flag). At least they made for good kindling in the fireplace.


#27

I bought a flash for a digital camera because I was totally going to bring my camera with me more often and take more photographs and all that stuff. That flash and camera basically live in a drawer at this point and every time I open the drawer for anything else I look at it and think “ahh money well spent.”


#28

A couple of months ago I decided to try out an app that had a monthly price of 15$. I cancelled my subscription after week two, but it turns out that you are signed up for a year no matter what. So now every month I get to watch 15$ leave my account for something I don’t want to use.


#29

Not to sound too dramatic but that sounds questionably legal at best. When you signed up were you signing up for a year’s use at $15 a month or were you signing up with the understanding that you would be charged $15 per month? Was it made clear to you that you would have no way of canceling your subscription? If you have the time, and you are in the US, I would consider filing a consumer complaint with the FCC.


#30

They offered a trial period, and if you didn’t cancel before the end you were automatically signed up for a year at 15$ per month. I missed the window by a few days and am stuck with it for a year. It seems to be a common situation judging by a google search and the company doesn’t offer refunds since this condition was outlined during registration.

I really don’t like that this is a common tactic for many companies. I remember being signed up for a year of amazon prime for a similar reason. Thankfully Amazon customer service allows for refunds even though they aren’t required to.


#31

These little facts still strike me as pretty suspect. That and $180 over the course of a year is a bit of money! I would think there is someway to get this payment killed at this point (I suppose you could always go “nuclear” and issue a stop payment through your bank or credit card). I am just a guy on the Internet making assessments without understanding the full situation though so what do I know!

If it’s not too much would you mind DMing me the app name? I am now very curious about this business practice.


#33

I bought Final Fantasy XII on launch day. In New Zealand, new games cost $120. I was in High School and didn’t have a lot of money, so that would have been my savings for a while there. I played the first two hours, decided I didn’t like it, and then never gave it another chance. I keep meaning to pick up the HD version to give it a fair shake, I think I’ll end up loving it someday.


#34

I preordered two copies of duke nukem forever.

I’d never played Duke Nukem nor did I have any attachment to the series (I was a baby when the games came out originally) but I was incredibly impressionable and apparently people saying that Duke Nukem Forever might be good was enough to encourage me to preorder it not once but twice.

I have not opened either copy.

This isn’t to mention the literal hundreds (possibly £250-£300) I spent on keys in TF2. Absolutely ridiculous.


#35

Yeah…books.

Good rule of thumb I wish I learned earlier is, only buy a book if you’ve read it once and it’s so good you keep wanting to reread it later.

For example: I have 17 trade paperbacks of The Walking Dead which I spent an average of $10 each, and reading them over I realize that I don’t really like the series anymore. $170, and trades might seem light, but as they accumulate the weight skyrockets.


#36

Lol same here. Another stupid me buying a chinese knock off led light bar. I spent most on new set of MT tires, fuel offroad wheels and sliders for a week-long trail riding. Looked for a good set of light bars and end up with this cheapo. Worked good on first two days even on a couple of hours heavy rain but got busted on the third day. Glad I carried the old fog lights.


#37

an account to post on this forum


#38

Loot crate, I think I got about 5 things out of all of them that I liked.


#39

Why did you get two copies?


#40

For the resale value, of course. This was going to be the best game in history and copies would run out in shops, after all. I was and am not very bright.


#41

You didnt happen to bulk buy a bunch of the PlayStation classics? They held their value as well as DNF :smile: