Don’t fall into the shiny trap. The cars in the commercials are new and shiny. Most of them look better than the average person’s car. The average person’s car is going to have some dirt on it. You can’t avoid all of the puddles, rain drops, mud, and gravel when you are driving with your car. New becomes old very fast.
Remember when one of the car dealerships did a commercial for their newest car back in 2012 or even earlier? You may see the ones for 2013 and 2014. Remember those commercials, and then when 2015 comes, remember how shiny the cars from 2013 and 2014 looked. In 2015, there will probably be a car commercial for the 2016 car.
My Mac Book Pro was in the box when I got it. The keyboard was untouched and so was everything else. It’s not in horrible condition, but you can see that it has been used. I still use it every day, and I am still happy with the product. I don’t need to buy another computer until the one I am using breaks.
When we make choices to buy something, that something we buy will lose its shine. Make sure you can use it and you’re not just getting it because it’s popular, new, and shiny. Within a few years, what is popular, new, and shiny now will most likely be unpopular, old, and dull.