Are you a shopaholic?

United States
August 26, 2012 2:22am CST
I am a shopaholic. I live the feeling I get from buying anything. Going grocery shopping and using coupons is the best. I live shopping for the house and my girls and making sure everything needed is taken care of. Clothes shopping for my self is stressful as I'm overweight but I will live it once the weight is gone. I get a good feeling just like if someone bight me a present. Why are you a shopaholic?
1 person likes this
14 responses
@berting600 (3461)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
I could sense that you are indeed a shopaholic.I like to shop things especially the supplies at home when it is really needed.It is really necessary to shop some grocery items every week as the children uses most of it for their snacks and meals.Our kitchen supplies also needs some new ones as the older ones are already useless.As for clothing,I am not trendy enough,as there are so many files in the drawer to chose what to wear.I still look respectable.
• United States
28 Aug 12
Do you have a pantry too? I love stocking up my pantry! It's my favorite thing to have a full pantry and snack draw for the kids. Thank you for commenting!
1 person likes this
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
Yes I have some pantry,with stocks of clothing,some new fabrics for curtains,and throw pillows.Some are given,and some are just shopped.I have filed it in accordance to usage as not to be mix and lost with other items.I do not mix food stuffs with any fabrics to avoid the attraction of ants and cockroaches in the area.I like all things are in order,so that when I try to fine something I can get it right away without spending too much time.My time is always in a hurry or lets call it---a good time so never get late.
@maezee (30970)
• United States
27 Aug 12
I am totally a shopaholic. I don't like shopping for groceries, though, that's basically the ONLY type of shopping I don't like doing! I am mainly a clothes/shoes/handbag type of a shopaholic. I could go crazy. I would run out of money WAY quicker than I would run out of desire to shop more. I have luckily been able to train myself to shop for deals though, such as at thrift stores and at consignment shops. I am also overweight (waaa) but I still like to buy clothes even if I MAY lose weight later on and not fit into them anymore. Sometimes shopping can be a huge pick-me-upper after a stressful week and whatnot! Happy MyLotting!
• United States
28 Aug 12
You mentioned thrift stores and consignment!!! You are the best description of a balanced shopaholic! I will mark you best response unless someone says some heartfelt story! I really was looking to see if anyone who saves and still called themselves a shopaholic. I thought I was alone. Thank you for your comment.
• United States
26 Aug 12
No,I am not at all one. I like to shop for stuff I really need and save what money I can. I love shopping on clearanace sales the best but will not shop for a whole month if I don't need something.
• United States
28 Aug 12
Oh not me ! I couldn't! How could you stay away for a month. Even when I gave birth I was making a list of what we needed. Unless I'm stuck at home for some reason I try to go looking for what's next. I am a massive preparer in nature. I prepare my clients for the following year to have a good tax year as a trade so I guess it's my calling to do things ahead so I don't get caught unprepared. I am indeed a shopaholic! Thank you for your comment!
@Raine38 (9032)
• United States
26 Aug 12
I love shopping a lot but I don't think I am bordering on the line of being a shopaholic, lol! I do tend to succumb to impulse buying once in a while but I make sure I find something to use it for or gift it to someone who will make use of it. I do make sure not to exceed on my credit card limit and that the more important stuff are not sacrificed for my wants.
• United States
28 Aug 12
I'm a shopaholic and I still try to stay under my credit card limit ......so I can shop some more:) if I have bad credit that means no credit....no fun shopping when I'm broke and need a picker upper! I must pay each month or down goes the fun:( I think like you, maybe you are a little bit of a shopaholic? Heehee j/k happy MyLotting, thanks for the comment:)
@valiusha (19)
• Bulgaria
27 Aug 12
I love to shop for everything and everyone. Maybe I shopingholik. I only limited financial.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
27 Aug 12
I don't really enjoy general shopping all that much but I do really like grocery shopping. I just always end up spending too much money though because I see so much great food and just think of all the great things I can make and how healthy a lot of the things I can buy are for me so I usually end up going at least a little over my planned budget. When I go to the health store it's even worse because they usually have varying organic produce which definitely lures me in to make a lot of unexpected purchases. I also tend to spend too much money on medicine and supplements as well because there are just so many awesome sounding medicines out there for me to help improve my health. Other than that the only thing that I really have a problem with spending a lot of money on is tattoos and piercings.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
I don't consider myself a shopaholic. I only goes to shop for grocery items and other needs for the household. Other than that no more. However, when I happen to have extra money there is a satisfaction when we are able to buy what we really want for our luxury, that is in my own standard. I'm just below middle class.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
26 Aug 12
I don't really like shopping as much as other people do. I don't really like having the cameras inside the store staring at me all the time like I am a criminal. I just let my gf do all the grocery shopping for us. Because she said that I am not really much of a good shopper since I like to buy and eat junk foods all the time. I do like to look for coupons for stuff we need in the local flyers and newspapers.
@deazil (4556)
• United States
26 Aug 12
I used to be. Why? I loved shopping. Ever since I was a kid. My whole life was about me and my stuff. I didn't run up any bills. But I bought everything I saw that I liked. Mostly stuff for my house. I loved stuff. Some of it stayed in the bags. I was working and could afford it. I constantly shopped. It was so much fun. Like being in another world. Everything was wonderful when I was shopping. I shopped for my cats. I even bought them stuff. My neighbors said they were the cats that had everything. I stopped in 2007. I have never bought anything since then unless it was a necessity. I still bought a lot of clothes but stopped that last year as I have no more room for anymore clothes. I need to do a lot of downsizing. All the things that I shopped for and bought are of no use to me anymore. I don't want anything. I have been getting rid of it slowly for the past year and a half. Something very sad happened and I changed. It had nothing to do with shopping. But I just stopped. That's my shopaholic story.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
26 Aug 12
I don't think I'd quite be to the point of a shopaholic but it's close! I do love to shop but I don't spend more than I can afford and I will only bring a certain amount of money with me so that I don't overdo it, if I didn't set myself up with rules I'd be a shopaholic but when I only bring a certain amount of money I can't overdo it.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
26 Aug 12
I like to buy things. I like the feeling of having something that is new to me and so it feels fresh. I tend to try to buy things to organize my life, or things to do crafts. lately I have been cutting down on expenses, so I just haven't been going into stores. It's the easiest way to not buy anything.
@Juliyan23 (601)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 12
I always couldn't handle myself whenever I see clearance sale :D I don't know why but I always feel like the luckiest girl in the world whenever I could pay over than a half from the actual price. I could buy a USD 60 sleepwear by only about USD 10 - with the tag and no defect at all. Or branded second clothes (looked like a new one) such as armani or guess only for USD 5 - USD 10 I only buy discounted stuffs or clearance / second sale ones :D
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
26 Aug 12
I like to shop because it is always fun to get something fresh and new, I really like it if something is in a pretty package and wrapped well. Shopping is fun! I don't know too many people who don't like to shop.
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 12
I think shopaholic is kind of addict such as : smoking and gaming.This will difficult to reduce or stop it.When someone need to stop that addict have to come from deepest heart and need hard effort.For example : don't hanging out with some friends who has same addict and habit,join with some activities like exercise,sports club or family gathering.You need some activities to forget about shopaholic.