Very true! ... I remember reading "photography being a more serious addiction than alcohol or drug addiction", coz a photographer is more likely to live longer than the boozards and druggies ... my wife often says (about me) that if I had my way I might even sell the house to buy new gear ... sometimes I scare myself coz those thoughts do cross my mind.
Neuro is right. In fact not having enough liquid cash also does nothing to cure it
How disgraceful, you guys have no self control ... may I join the club
I somehow always have another lens on my mind
Take it from me - getting a 1D X won't cure you of that desire...
Well I wouldn't go all the way to selling my house, but I often trick myself by making money seem twice the value. Here's how that works:
1. Find a camera product that you really desire and is expensive (easy to do).
2. Justify the purchase by saying to yourself that you will be able to sell the product/products you're replacing at a good value.
3. Purchase the new product before
you sell the old one because you think you need to make sure you are actually happy with the new one and/or don't want to have a period of time where you don't have the product available.
4. Decide not to sell at all, or worse: Justify yet another
purchase by saying to yourself that you will be able to sell the product/products at a good value.
This is how I now ended up with three camera bodies. I justified the purchase of the 5D3 foremost because I think I deserve it, but also by selling my last crop lens (Tamron 17-50) and promising myself to sell the 7D (I am not selling the 5D2 at all). Now I want a 70-300L and I think the money I can potentially get from selling the 7D (and Tamron 70-300) can be put towards that lens, so that then really justifies that purchase...