Questions I ask myself before buying something
What’s the purpose of this item?
Do I really need for an item which serves that purpose? How would it benefit me?
Do I already own something that can be repurposed/fixed/made to serve the same purpose?
Can I borrow such thing from a friend who does not need it?
Who is selling this item and do I want to endorse them by buying it from them?
In what ways does the item make me dependent in therms of fixes, supplies, energy consumed etc. On whom?
Do I really need that item right now, or can I can buy it later so I have more time to consider the above?