So far I have 3 request for gear and 2 more spots open. What i've done with the other guys is that I will email you when i have it in hand and note the price. Get back to me quick and if you want it, cool, if not, thats cool too, I just won't buy it.
As far as 'need' vs. 'want' its a fine line, I try to limit myself like a recovering alcoholic in a liquor store. Grab what I want, then par it down to what I need or would be a very nice upgrade (lighter, new model, etc)