Of course we all consume things by buying them. Some things we absolutely need, others we just want. But we often buy things that we have full intentions of using, (and possibly even enjoying), but it just doesn't happen. Or it happens for a couple of weeks. Obvious examples of such items are shoes, clothes, exercise equipment, but there are many others. So why do we do it? Is it overbuying or underusing? I say, it's often buying the wrong thing. Clothes are often bought because they're on sale and they're "not bad", but you don't really like them enough to actually wear them. Buying objects that are slightly more expensive can often prevent Buying and Not Using, (B.A.N.U.). (Now there's some rationalization for buying more expensive items).
There's no real issue with Buying and Not Using, (B.A.N.U.), except that it could become a drain on the budget and such behavior unnecessarily takes up storage space. What's weird is that despite having items that sit, we're often reluctant to part ways with them. Donating BANU items to charity would make sense, but I and many others are guilty of never getting around to it.
I ask all of you Roundtablers and guest readers to comment and mention those things you buy yet don't use. Tell us why you think you bought these items and don't use them as well. Extra points for uniqueness.