By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What are the best and worst purchases you have ever made?

Rai Eguchi 
Age: 19
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Major: Business

“It’s the same thing actually, it’s my first car. I crashed it an hour later [after getting it]. I let my friend drive it and then he crashed it and then I swapped into the [driver’s] seat and acted like I drove it. But that was the worst idea ever.”

Jomairah Macabinguil 
Age: 21
Hometown: Kailua-Kona, Big Island
Major: Pre-Nursing

“Oh gosh [laughs]. Okay, so my best … I guess food. My worst, oh gosh, it’s got to be clothes. I spend way too much. I work at Cookies [Clothing Co.] that’s why in Ala Moana so I’m always spending money on clothes.”

Lifan Li 
Age: 21
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Major: Microbiology

“So the best purchase I’ve ever made was probably … this right here, my Surface [laptop]. It’s very useful because I don’t have to keep around paper which I often loose and I just put everything in [my laptop] and not have to worry about it and I don’t have to go buying lead. My worst purchase I’ve ever made was probably … Most likely an article of clothing that costed me a lot of money and I just don’t wear. It was a coat … I’m in Hawai‘i, I don’t need a coat. I think it was like, $3,000. I’ll use it one day.”

Naomi Franklin 
Age: 20
Hometown: Honolulu
Major: Liberal Arts

“Oh my god [laughs]. The worst purchases I ever made, probably … I don’t know. I would say a laptop that I didn’t need. That’s the worst purchase I’ve made. The best one would have to be a camera. I got a, it was a while ago, Canon T5i.”

Tyler Yamasaki 
Age: 24
Hometown: Wailuku, Maui
Major: Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

“I’ll say food, I enjoy spending money on food [laughs]. My worst purchase, probably textbooks I haven’t used.”