I met with three other guys online this weekend to meet and work. Weird to work on a Saturday, but we're all working on projects we think we want to be working on.
I noticed, I couldn't get into the flow of my work with them talking, so I thought I'd download some music and create a playlist.
There's a site that sells a collection of 18 songs "designed" to code by. Music to Code By is the name of the site.
I didn't want to spend the money.
The creator has 4-minute samples on his site.
I wrote a quick program to download the .mp3 files. Then, I wrote another program to start them from the command line -- but then realized I could just drag the lot of them onto the player and create a playlist.
Instead of paying $40 for 25 minutes x 18 tracks, I created my own $0 playlist in short order.
What I realized, however, is that people probably enjoying paying to solve problems now. Most people don't line up at the coffee shop to get a coffee for later - they're solving the BrainWake that needs to happen NOW.
When people buy AppZapper, I feel like they're trying to solve a problem right now. Or.. they've solved the problem with the trials -- and now want to own the solution for later use.
I buy books like that. I don't order books to read in the future. I buy a book because I'm noticing I want something for my brain right now.
How about you? When do you buy stuff?