Time's a wastin'
i've spent as much as a year thinking about an item before buying it, and i've spotted something on a hanger that had never crossed my mind but bought it on the spot. neither seems to be a predictor of satisfaction. somehow though, i still feel very smart and responsible when i take time before my purchases (but i more often than not i don't). how much time ought to yield a guaranteed good fit though? there's the adage, "sleep on it," which suggests 24 hours, but that's to prove love, not necessarily compatibility.
how long do you wait before making a purchase?