Simply put, how do we help ourselves figure out if we really want something? Like for me, it's usually pretty black & white in terms of what I wanna peruse & what I'm just not feeling, but sometimes there's conflicting emotions, and sometimes we're really torn between getting something fruitlessly & getting ourselves to miss out on what we're gonna end up hunting later on. Some of the things I've done in the past are to give it a little time, at least a night or two to see if it remains relevant in my mind. If it goes away during that time, then my wallet can thank me, and if I'm still freaking the fuck out, then a least I've mentally got something to work off of. Along with that, I've also found that looking at other stuff can help me figure out just how strong the force is for the current subject, and the same goes for evaluating what sort of presence it would have in my collection or what other reasons are driving me to it in the firstplace. In either case, I've learned the hard way that half measures aren't the best way to go about it when what I really want is still within my price range, as I've still come out being unhappy in the end. Similarly speaking, weighing the other things that the money would go to has helped me as well, as it does a pretty good job of getting my priories straight. ... so TFW, how do you know if you really want something?