Do you really *need* to buy something?

#3 Product of the DayJuly 21, 2019
A fun way to see alternative (and more responsible) uses of money! Instead of blowing cash on whatever you were thinking, think twice :)
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Perhaps you could add a "selfish mode" that would tell someone how much the money would be worth if it was put towards a better investment in the future. Such as, "if you invested this $100 into the S&P 500 instead, it would be worth $1100 when you retire in 35 years". Or for bigger purchases, "If you put this $2000 towards a down payment on a house instead, you could buy a house $10,000 more expensive" (assuming 20% down).
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@thiojoe This is a lot better. Ideally they could let users decide which one they prefer.
@thiojoe I love this idea a lot! In fact, after building this product, I really wanted to make something in which you could see fiscally responsible ways to spend as well! Thanks for the feedback 🤗
I was at a conference listening to one of the Beyond Meat Investors. He said that you should not guilt trip your consumers, but as my friend and I walked out of the conference, we wondered: why not? The outcome was ThinkTwice, which is a fun way to (kind of) guilt trip users on spending on meaningless items. Hope you enjoy!
@sahil_kapur this would be great as a Chrome extension as well. It could display this information on Amazon or Aliexpress checkout pages :) Great idea and congrats on the launch!
@sahil_kapur love the idea, but just have some comment about the louis vuitton cowboy hat and a lot of justin bieber cd's wich are not necessary. good work :)
@shams_din_farvaque Thanks for the feedback! I was trying to find the line between funny and unnecessary!
@andriy_tsaryov the hardest decisions require the strongest of wills
Wow, besides showing the alternative, you also put a link at where to donate. That's really cool. If at least 1 person donates some money for charity after using this tool, you will be making a great impact. And also, taking a little commission from the transactions could be your business model to sustain yourself. Did you think about it?
@ihor_levenets1 I considered it, but never thought it would be feasible for now. This is more of a fun project than a monetization tool :)
Really like the idea. You could make chrome extension out of this :)