Whenever I get a new item there is a process of becoming familiar with it. There always seems to be something different from the old item and there is an anxious sense of not wanting to change my view or conditioned habits concerning the new item from the old. But by having some patience, and letting go of attachment to the old and aversion to the new, a new relationship towards the item is formed. Buying a new boat, phone, tool, tv, etc, is for me, a practice of becoming aware of my nature of mind and conditioned perceptions and responses towards something new or foreign. Engaging my senses with open heart and open mind I am often surprised by how dropping the judgements and opinions can transform the experience of buying something new.