At the check out counter...

Philippines
February 21, 2011 7:06am CST
At the check out counter in most grocery or supermarket there are things displayed like candies, magazines, batteries, razors, toothbrush and so on. While waiting for your turn, do you check out these items and somehow buy them even if not in your grocery list? There were times that I get items like razor or magazines or toothbrush at the check out counter and buy these items that are not on my grocery list. But then sometimes I forget to write down this item and when I see it on the check out counter then I remember.
2 responses
• United States
21 Feb 11
The check out counter seems to be nicely stock near all my grocery stores here and I have also found it useful as their may be items that I overlooked and noticed it there. Anything that I know I do not need I try to resist purchasing it. So it has it's advantages and disadvantageous. Especially for the children when they see the candies. lol, that is where they, although know that we would not want them to have something can't help but to look at all and want something.
@maezee (28777)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I'm usually pretty good about remembering to write everything down that I need. But yeah, if I forgot to get something and I see it at the check-out, I'll grab it. I'm pretty good at resisting the impulsive urge to BUY BUY BUY - especially things like sodas and candies, but if it's soemthing you actually need (like lighters or razors or batteries) I wouldn't call it an "impulse" buy.