I have the urge to splurge

The recession put a crimp in their spending style, but now these readers are ready to dust off their wallets. Here's what they have in their sights.

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Splurge: An iPhone
Splurge: An iPhone
Linda Condrillo is ready to trade in old phone for one like her friend Sonja's (pictured)
Name: Linda Condrillo
Hometown: Mountainside, NJ

I've always been pretty frugal and have become a professional bargain hunter since being let go from my job about a year ago. I'm a lot more cost conscious now. Unemployment keeps me going back to Wal-Mart instead of Lord & Taylor. And I'll have to find a job soon, very soon.

Still, I will be eligible for an upgrade with Verizon and I'm considering the iPhone. I'm optimistic -- I'm seeing more job leads. And maybe if I look like I know what I'm doing, I'll get a job.

NEXT: Splurge: Family vacation
Last updated January 27 2011: 12:37 PM ET
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