I can't stop shopping in the supermarket

China
July 27, 2012 8:18am CST
When I went to shop in the supermarket with my friends,I usually bought so many things maybe I didn't need.For example,I have bought two cups several days ago,but this time I took another cup again.I know I would not use it so often,but I just can't control myself.when I go home from supermarket I will find that I have taken so many things.And my list didn't work.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
28 Jul 12
That's what happens when you have some extra budget with you when you shop. But when you are in a tight monetary situation, i guess that won't happen. Because if that happens , then you will not be able all your needed things.
• China
28 Jul 12
That's true.But once I goes to the supermarkets,I found that next time I would be in a tight monetary situation.So I want to work hard to make more money.Shopping is a temptation to me.
@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
30 Jul 12
Try to curb your shopping behavior , lest it will get you into money problem someday. Learn how lo live within your means, my friend.
• China
31 Jul 12
Thank you for your advice very much.I think I need change some shopping habits from now
• India
27 Jul 12
Do you buy stuff you do not want very often? If yes, you must ask yourself if you are a shopaholic? If you are a chronic shopaholic you must consider getting help from a professional psyhcyhiarist. Supermarket try to place you do not need for day-to-day life at the start of the aisle and the daily necessities at the end so that you pass through the products that you do not need. So try to avoid supermarkets and try to purchase from general stores. I hope my suggestions help you.
• China
27 Jul 12
Thank you for your advice.In fact I want to buy too many things but I can't afford it and I canceled my credit card.I don't think I'm a shopaholic.I'm not that crazy.Now I need to avoid supermarkets and purchase things from general stores as you said.Hope one day I can get rid of the habit.Thank you again.Have a nice day.
• India
28 Jul 12
I'm glad you took my opinion into consideration. Thank youi. Have a great day and shop reasonably.
• China
31 Jul 12
Thank you again.I think your advice is very helpful.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
27 Jul 12
Me too :( Usually what entices me to buy is if it's on sale, if there's a promo and I like what the freebies that comes with the purchase, and if I find it cute Then even if I want to return it or exchange it for something else that I can really make use of, it's not allowed since it's on sale or part of a promo. Not a good shopping practice I know. What I do is to stick to my shopping list, and avoid going thru aisles that doesn't have the items in my list just to avoid any temptation. Somehow it works, sometimes not. At least I'm improving a bit, I think.
• China
28 Jul 12
Well,maybe I can learn something useful from your experience.Goods on sale is great temptation to me too.Next time I should remind myself to stick my shopping list.Hope that can work.
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
27 Jul 12
Yeah, same thing with me... I need to stop that habit..
• China
27 Jul 12
Yeah,now I try not to go to the supermarket too often...
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
12 Mar 13
Wow it really does sound like you are a shopoholic, you buying things, you don't need I use to do this but, I stopped myself from doing that, because I always end up, with no money left, and being that I like to go shopping, but I don't like being broke, I made a big change in how I spent my money, now I have more money because,I don't shopping that often.
• Philippines
9 Nov 12
This maybe signs of being Shopaholic. I do have experiences that i didn't meet my target budget. The best thing to do to really save and to meet your target budget is bring the certain budget money for your groceries/shopping. Don't put on a big chunk of money on your pocket for it will just make you tempted on buying more and more items. Have a clear check on possible doubled items you have from home in order to sort things out list them and put a caption on them (a much easier way is to photograph each item on your mobile phone and put a caption on it using a note app.) Lastly, if you want to take something which is not on your list.. Always keep in mind to think if it that item is really worth to be added on your shopping cart. Think of the item if it is useful or not.