When I see a great piece of equipment in use I sometimes have an urge to go out and buy it for myself, even though I already have something which is, say, 90% as good. As an example I have 3 okay fish filleting knives, but I crave a Global G-30 as it’s what my local fishmonger uses, and it’s clearly better than those I already posess. This is mostly from seeing/using other people’s tools, rather than from advertisements.
The result is that I now have large ammounts of pretty good but hardly used kit, which would horrify a sensibly thrifty person.
Is avarice one of the bad sins?