I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else.
There are a couple of games I have wanted to purchase. They are Struggle of Empires, Liberte' and TI3. They'll definitely cost me over $100 for all 3.
However, my property value just went up 25% (this is in Memphis) and the tax rate will soon increase as well (Memphis is #1 in property taxes in the state of TN). Price of gas has basically gone way up. Items on other goods have gone up. Price of natural gas has gone up. Etc...
Only thing that hasn't gone up is my salary!
So... I have chosen not to purchase these games because of economic/taxation conditions. I guess it's a good thing we have a spare 170 billion for a war. Whew!
So, anyway, just curious... but has anyone else decided not to purchase "luxury or convenience" items because of all these tax/price increases? Not to mention the interest rates going up as well. I just can't justify the expinduture on games now a days... I'm extremely bummed about that too!