We all do it. We buy something for the house because we need it not always because we actually like it. I had bedside lamps like that. I bought them 15 years ago because we needed lamps and they were cheap. (They were short and stubby and blue.) I figured they'd do until I found something I liked. Then I could never justify spending money on new lamps because the old ones worked fine. lol Today I bought a new lamp for my bedside table and I love it. The old ones are in a box for the family yard sale we're having in a few weeks. Hopefully, someone will get some use out of the old ones.