Do you buy something because you tried it on, and you are ashamed?

@elenahap (104)
Croatia (Hrvatska)
July 3, 2008 8:30pm CST
Did you ever find yourself in this position, to try several items in one shop, but not to besure about any of them, but because the shop assistant looks at you in a bad manner, you finally buy something because you are ashamed of just living everything ang walking out empty handed? Some times I feel like this, especially when I spent hours in a single shop, and there aren't a lot of other shoppers in that shop at that time, or is reaching closing time, but I have never ended up buying just because I felt ashamed not to buy. On the other hand, a lot of times it accured to be influenced from a shop assistant on buying an item , that I did not really wanted, because she was too pushy or "influential"
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18 responses
@AnnaB7 (757)
• United States
4 Jul 08
yes, I have at times bought things that I later realized I should not of bought to start with. Sometimes I think it is good to just stay away from stores, especially is I am feeling sulky or something like that.
@LarienOB (103)
• China
4 Jul 08
I often saw my mom did so .she buy things she doesn't like,just because the assistants,they hint fiven with the eyes,i don't like them,and my mom looked ashamed.
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@rosema (1145)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Hi elenahap, I have done that, I went to the levi's store I really want to buy a pants, but I dont like the fitting and I try so many, but because I was ashamed to the assistant I bought one even though I dont like the its fitting. Thanks
4 Jul 08
Hi elenahap If I'm in a store for a long time trying on stuff then leave without buying I do get embarrassed especially if am the only one left in the shop and the staff are watching me. In this situation (if I'm not pushing for time) I would wait for some customers to come in before I make my great escape!
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@qhwater (394)
• China
4 Jul 08
i ever faced this situation for quite a few times. but i definately do not buy it if it is not my favorate. sometimes when i am interested in something firstly, but the shopper is not enthusastic, then i will go away at once. by that way, his shop has few people to visit. and i believe his business will not go very well. he should think about the reason from himself.
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
4 Jul 08
Sorry, I only buy something if I like it. I am not going to try money away like that. Why buy it to please the store clerk? There are others who will pick up the slack for you, so you dont have to feel ashame. Good luck
5 Jul 08
Normally i would ignore the shopkeeper/shop assistant when i'm choosing an item. I don't really like them to influence me or talking me into buying the item. I would only talk to them when i need their assistance. If they showed a slight displeasure on having me in their shop, i would just walk out if the shop and shout "the service is unacceptable". (the crowd will be looking at me of course...)
@bowtieguy (5931)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I always feel like once I have tried something on I have to buy at least something, it isn't fair to make the salespersons have to put everything back away.
@roxanne271 (2035)
• Trinidad And Tobago
4 Jul 08
I know exactly what you are talking about and personally I don't let their looks or attitude sway my decision in buying something. I went into a store once and tried on about 5 or 6 jeans and the girls were very helpful and such but I found none that I truly liked. One of the girls gave me a look like I should have bought something but if I don't like something I would not be buying it just because you give me some dirty looks.
@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I have never bought anything for that reason, if I don't like it or the way it fits, I'm not going to buy it just because I spent a long time in that particular store. I also would not buy something because of the store employee being pushy. I only purchase something because of the way it looks on or because I happen to like the style or material.
4 Jul 08
i only buy things if i actually like it. the whole point of being able to try things on is having the choice of weather you like the item or not
@Hatley (154691)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jul 08
hi elenahap not me, my time and money mean too much to me, so I will not be swayed by some bad looks from the clerk. If I like it I will buy it,if it fits I will buy it, but not because the clerk seems teed off with me. I shop to please me, not some clerk in a store. if she does not like it that I did not buy anything thats her problem for sure.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
4 Jul 08
i hardly do it... but i just do it about 2 weeks ago because i spend over an hour at the shop and i already hassle the shop assistant for so long that i feel bad that i go empty handed... and i really want to buy something from that shop anyway because they are having sale and i and my hubby need something from there... so i ended up buying something from there... take care and have a nice day...
@zhaosonghan (1039)
• China
4 Jul 08
You don't should feel ashamed, when we are buying a thing, we must try it and check it for suit to me. If not, i don't pay for it, although i try it for long time.i don't care other's attitude. You buy what you like, don't after you get it and you get a compunction.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 08
I wouldn't want to spend my money on something I don't want or don't look good in. And if the shop assistant has a bad attitude, all the more I wouldn't buy. Sometimes, if a shop assistant is nice and helpful, I'd feel bad about taking up her time. Then I'd buy something (not that expensive), which I either can use, or give to someone else.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
4 Jul 08
There is no way I'd buy anything just because a shop assistant might be looking at me in a bad manner. And I would never let them influence me in what I bought. Is something doesn't feel right, doesn't look good on me, or seems to be just wrong, there is no way I'd shell out the money to buy something to sit in a closet. I have gone in and tried on lots of clothes and walked out of the store empty-handed. I'd rather have the money in my hand and be happy than to spend money for something I didn't want and then feel bad about it.
• United States
4 Jul 08
What I do if I feel I am being pressured into buying something that I don't want. I ask them if they will hold something for me and that I will be back after I go withdraw some money. If they will hold it then I will leave and just don't come back. Because most stores only want your first name to put something on hold then they have no way to contact you when you don't come back.
@greysfreak (1388)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I really don't think I have ever or would ever buy something just because I had been there a while looking or trying on. I would only do this if I really felt like there was something I kind of wanted, but maybe felt like I shouldn't spend the money, in that case I might go ahead and get it just so I didn't leave the place emptyhanded. But I am just the kind of person who really doesn't worry about what other people think. If I don't want to do something I don't do it.