A bird in the hand was worth two in the bush when I purchased my turntables.
I knew that I shouldn’t deplete more than half of the money I had in savings. I knew that it was a big risk and I’d probably never make that money back through gigs. I knew the smart thing would be to either buy cheaper turntables (rather than the top of the line ones you’d find in clubs) or to be realistic and buy nothing at all and continue to save that money for life.
But, at that time, having those turntables and getting to learn on them and become a DJ for a few years was worth far more to me than anything in the future I could have used that money (and the interest it would have accrued) for.