Impulsive Buyer

August 10, 2011 12:08pm CST
I love to shop especially when I have enough money to buy.However, my weakness lies in my impulsivity to buy things not in the priority list which only later I found out that they are not really needed. At first, it was really a struggle on my part cutting down the not so valuable things to be bought.Now, I have to see to it that whenever I will go the city either for pleasure or business, i must not bring any credit card and that I have a few loaded wallet in my bag.
3 responses
• India
10 Aug 11
It is in general tendency of the Humans that we wish to buy what ever we see. So, It is not only your problem dude. It is every Human's problem, So, don't get worse. I liked your idea of bringing enough money in your wallet for shopping, But sometimes this idea fails because you might use that money for not important things. So, I will suggest you to write down a list of items which have more priority and go there first to buy them first priority. I think this will work for you. Because, Me too do the same thing.
14 Aug 11
You are right prudhvimech.Out of that experience, i have learned to do some listing of my priorities when going to the mall, except when i need to take a snack or a meal.
• India
22 Aug 11
Thats fine mate. So, are you feeling comfortable now? If you don't just follow the above idea and you could be fine from that mate.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
10 Aug 11
shopping with credit cards can indeed be dangerous. your best bet is to stay out of stores entirely, then you dont get tempted to buy stuff.
14 Aug 11
my credit cards are only for emergency purposes and if i do some shopping with a credit card, i have to see to it that i have to pay my purchases right away before its statement date.
@Porcospino (18428)
• Denmark
29 Oct 11
Sometimes I am also an impulsive buyer, and I have bought things that I later regretted. My husband and I are trying to save up money for travelling and to pay off our debt, so I want to change that habit and become less impulsive, because we don't have a lot of extra money to spend on impulsive things. Some months ago I made a plan for our savings and I decided how much money I am going to spend every week. That way I won't be able to spend a lot of money on impulsive things. I know that I only have a certain amount of money and I know that the money has to last all week.