Recently I got it into my head that I'd like a new rucksack. I don't need a new rucksack, I just want one for reasons of vanity.
I already own a rucksack, I bought it for not very much money in the sale at a sports shop years ago, during the time we had to take the car off the road to save money (we took the car off the road for about 6 months or so, I'm sure Dan could tell you right down to the day). We saved loads of money doing this so we threw that at our debts. It did mean, however, that we had to do our grocery shopping on foot so a rucksack was a very good thing. I do a lot of our shopping on my own these days, so I need a nice comfortable way of getting it all home, especially when I can't take my trolley (e.g when I have a shift at the charity shop).
All the positives about the rucksack, inexpensive, functional, money saving (at the time), easy to carry heavier things, are all the reasons I talked myself into wanting a new one. Plus it's pretty unattractive.
Of course I'm not going to buy a new one, after all I can't see it when it's on my back! Problem solved. Here is the offending article, look away now if you're easily upset.
So, what are the benefits of this item?
I already own it
I know how much it can hold
the wide strap goes across my body so I find it very comfortable
It has a zipped mesh pouch inside large enough for my keys. purse etc.
It has a zipped external pocket, useful for... things, I tend to go for tissues or sweets.
It has an external pouch thing that's big enough to hold the cup I use to take my mylk to the charity shop, so I don't have to buy a carton just for at the shop and I know it will stay upright and not leak
It's black and grey, so Dan can use it too, whereas he probably wouldn't borrow one if it was a different colour
That's it, but more than enough reasons to not look for a replacement.