New experiences grow new memory paths in your brain, or something like that. And I just know it's good for my somewhat too-calculated self. Also, it can be...exhilarating, yes, that's the word.
It's especially easy when it's only an $8 dollar chance at the Goodwill. It was a VHS/DVD combo player recorder, for goodness sake. Remember when those cost $300? Yeah, me too! So I weighed the pros: VHS will be extinct some day and I will still be able to play my extensive collection; I can play parts of my new DVD collection in the same device; my boys will be so proud of my find; I do not need to feed this thing when I get it home; I will not have to live with this decision for the rest of my earthly days; the power turns on in the store; it's only $8. Okay, now the cons: $8 can buy a very small bag of groceries- I could be throwing away a bag of groceries; this Goodwill store is an hour from home- if the thing doesn't function properly it's not worth the return gas money; and lastly, it could be a piece of crap.
I bought it, along with a jeweled pair of $3 garden Croc shoes - it was exhilarating!
Below is Dexter's product testing report.