When I was getting into DVD, I first bought a DVD-ROM because I could not afford at the time a stand-along player. Several months latter, I bought my first stand-along DVD, the Pioneer DV-333. However, I was very ignorant about connecting A/V cables, A/V inputs and outputs, so I got frustrated and purchased a portable DVD player for about $1200 because I do not have to deal with connecting the DV-333 to my TV. Very stupid and irrational thing to do as I could had asked my brother who is more familiar with electronics to help me, but I was too proud to ask him. Even though I bought the expensive portable DVD player (code-free) and used it briefly, I learned how to connect my stand-along player as I was in the process of selling it at eBay. When I was able to connect it successfully, I cancel the auction about ten hours before it ended. A few days latter, I auctioned off my portable DVD player, which I eventually sold for $600, about half the price I paid it for. I vowed never to purchase a portable DVD player, as well anything expensive without researching it. Is there any wasteful spending that you regretted before?