You like window shopping?

Malaysia
October 5, 2008 7:13am CST
Window shopping - activity that only browsing through the items but not intended to buy t that time. Do you like that? for me, yes, especially for furniture window shopping, part of the reason is to prepare for my new house. So do you practice that a lot? Thanks for your time for the discussion in advance.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
I too did a lot of window shopping with my wife when we were setting up our home! Taking notes when ever we can so that we can compare prices later. It never really hurts to be prepared. Here where I am, it is easier, cos I can just go to one place and you will find lots of different vendors selling all sorts of furniture themes under one roof. Back in Penang, I am sure it is a little tougher cos the different vendors are all sparesly located. So, where is your new place? Flat or landed?
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
You are correct, need to really have a plan and take notes so to compare the prices when require. So glad that your site have this kind of environment, is easier for the customers and also i believe with everything under 1 roof, the prices range should not have big gap. So the chances to get slash also will reduce. You are correct again
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
I too hope to one day be able to live in a landed property. But landed housing in Penang is so expensive! It is gonna take a few decades to save enough to even consider getting one. Then a few more decades to service the loan as well! Well, a goal that can be set and hopefully, to achieve as well.
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
Oh AhGong, if there is a will there is a way and i believe you can achieve that ! All the best to you and me in advance as i do wish to have landed property too. Let go for it together pal.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
5 Oct 08
Hi ya adriantys78 I do tend to window shop from time to time but I always have an item in mind that I want to buy. Well I think gone are the days when people did actually look in shop windows to see what they would like to buy as it's done more on the internet these days!
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Great pal, you plan before buy, that's good practice and habit. You are correct too where most of the transactions are through internet now. But i do have experience that the items i purchased does not as per my expectation as the picture shown is big, but when received, is kind of small. So i learn that must really look into the product specs from that onwards.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
6 Oct 08
Well what I do is look at it on the internet then check it out in the shop so that I know what it is like, quality, size etc and then if it is cheaper on the internet then I will buy it.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hmmm, you are smart. I have a bad experience on that where i saw the actual product, is actually a toy for my kid, but after i purchased and delivered to my house, only know that it is mimic product, make me really frustrated. and some more no return policy. So next time i really need to be more careful.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
12 Oct 08
Hi adriantys, I think I'm one those people that doesn't enjoy window shopping! I don't why I don't enjoy looking for something and not be able to buy it, lol! I only go when I have to buy something or have to check something. But I do go window shopping when a friend ask me to join her. Have a nice day.
• Malaysia
13 Oct 08
Hi CJay77, everyone will have its interest, and luckily that when your friend as for window shopping, you joining them.
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
Well, it's been quite some time since I did some serious shopping for long hours. If I'm not mistaken, the last time was when I shopped with my younger female sibling. She was still a college student then while I was already employed as an accounting staff with my first employer way back 1997 to 2002. And every weekends, it used to be a routine for both of us to visit the malls while we do window shopping or some real shopping. We absolutely had a good time doing this one as siblings and as both single females then. Naturally, I paid for all of the stuff we bought; be it mine or hers or for home use, because I was the one working. But since I got married more than five years ago, I rarely go out with my siblings or go shopping anymore. I guess there are more important things or matters which should be prioritized than shopping. There are more bills to pay, loans still outstanding, and we still have no savings for our child's future education. But sometimes, I really miss shopping because we have considered this as a type of recreation during those days.
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
Hi mykmari, glad that you have your sweet memories till now. It is really fun when you have partner can go shopping together whether is actual shopping or just window shopping. I do have a kid, bills to pay, loan still outstanding, so my plan is i only shop for groceries once or twice a month, and we only buy 1 new things for either me or wife or kid once a month. Is kind of appreciation for the past one month. Life is not long, thus you might have your ways to live happier. Hope my way can help enlighten you somewhere. All the best!!!
@despompa (472)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
yes i alike it but sometimes, i also avoid it. specially when there's this item i really, really like and i still have extra money to purchase it, i really can't resist it. sometimes, the money that i am saving was intended to something else but i have to start saving all over again because i already spend my savings. but on the brighter side, window shopping gives me idea on what's new and in. it also relaxes the tired body.lol!
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
hi Despompa, you make good points, it does allow people to relax while window shopping and ideas. Another brighter side for you is also you have spend the money you really really like, so it make you feel happy and enjoy after you purchased it, right? Even you have to start saving all over again, but at least you already own something, your initial objective is just delay a little bit. So continue enjoy!
@winzpc (2356)
• Indonesia
6 Oct 08
I usually do window shopping when I get out with my friends. We like to see a new items that sell in the mall. Like new tech of computer, new fashion of clothes and shoes, and also new available cellphones. Keep post Happy myLotting...
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Oh great. I do like to visit tech shop too especially latest tech on computer, laptops, programs and games. Similar to cellphone, but all is more for window shopping as i always feel that the price will drop soon, then only i buy. , thanks for stated the point of new tech.
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
I like it though it's very tiring. I love it because i want browsing what are the best buys---which can fit to my budget. Also, I am very choosy when it comes to buying shoes, bags or even clothes.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hi jho_anne2426, you are right, sometimes is kind of tiring. But i believe you do enjoy for the end result where after purchased, you will like the things very much. Me too, kind of choosy, i can shop for whole day and cant even get items.
• United States
6 Oct 08
i like to but my hubby hates it since if he sees something he wants to just go ahead and buy it
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hi Moonlitmagikchild, sometimes is good also if you and him also like, then both of you can get it immediately. Cause sometimes when we go home and think again, the desire to buy is become lesser and might not think of that again.
@pimagro24 (1046)
• Thailand
5 Oct 08
Yes i like to shopping is every thing that I can shop ( i want) and I will shopping furniture for my bedroom at soon if I go home.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Wow, you are shopaholic ? just joking. But i do enjoy shopping and i like to looks for furniture too, especially visit to IKEA. I like that place very much. Thanks for sharing you way.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Yes, I do. It gives me the chance to see what I like before buying it. When I don't have the money, I hate to window shop. But, sometimes, I get in the mood to see what new items I can have. I do this very often. I like to, because, I am not spending but planning to spend.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hi Cream97, glad to see that you do the window shopping very often, it means that you have the money (interpret from your comment, no money no shopping, so now very often shoppinp, means have lots of money). Just joking. . Is really good that you have the planning in place, cause most of my friends overspend and get into heavy debts situation. Wish they can recovery soon too.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Oh yes, i like window shopping especially if I go with friends and we'd check out some items like kitchen wares, furnitures and try on shoes. We usually do this after work and we feel like it's so boring going home or we need some exercise after sitting long hours in the office. Window shopping is one great exercise, imagine yourself browsing through clothes and going back and forth and going up and down without using the escalator.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Wow, what a good activity, shopping and exercise together. Me too, sitting long hours in office, really need some walk to refresh and feel better. I usually use escalator, might thing of not using that and see. Thanks for sharing good info.