Impulsive shopper

@winterose (39917)
Canada
September 29, 2012 5:05pm CST
Some people plan for what they want before buying it, others even look around to get the best deal and some people see something they like or need and just go ahead and buy it. Matt spent a lot of money on his CPAP machine, because he didn't wait to investigate all the options. He had to pay for the machine in advance which was 2,000 and some odd dollars, send in his receipts to his insurance company and then wait for them to reimburse him. In the end he will be paying 900 hundred dollars. I feel had waited just a bit longer he could have perhaps gotten cheaper through other means. But Matt is an impulsive buyer he just can't wait. My son is like that too. Not me, I want to get the best deal I can before buying something. How about you guys what are your shopping habits?
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
29 Sep 12
maybe he was tired of waking up exhausted. i remember how i felt before i started using my cpap, i felt more tired in the morning than i was when i went to bed; but of course, part of that is fibromyalgia too. i can understand his buying this now. as for me, i try to impulse shop too often just because it can get into trouble. more often then not, i save up for what i want, then go and get it.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
yes but this is a big ticket item, almost 1,000 out of his pocket. To me I would make sure I got the best deal in town.
@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Sep 12
I enjoy doing the research to find the cheapest deal. Boy, this thing must be something to cost $900! I hope I learn what it is at some point. lol Big ticket items I always check around on prices. I don't even trust Walmart to have the cheapest price. And they are supposed to match it if you find another price that is less anyway.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
900 hundred dollars is the price he has to pay the machine is more like 3,000 dollars and the insurance covers the rest
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Oct 12
Better than full price.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I'm the same way, I want the best deal I can get. I will take my time to look around before I pay for something. I love coupons, sales, discounts, etc. I'm cheap according to my family. I rather be cheap and save money, than be broke with not a lot to show for it. My husband is the go in get it and get out type of person. When my washing machine broke on me, instead of buying a new one. I got a repair man to fix it for a whole lot cheaper price.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
It is the best way to be.
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 12
i plan my shopping loosely. you know, there's time we won't buy something, but that thing is on sale with very cheap price. yesterday, i'm out just to get some groceries for mom, but the shampoo is on sale with 50% discount, so i bought 3 of them. now we wont need to but shampoo for three months!
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
Yes I do that too.
@bunnybon7 (37915)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Sep 12
i had to look it up even though ive been on oxygen a few times. i wonder why ive never been put on that? sounds easier then the big old oxygen machine. anyway, yes i try to comparison shop. except every time i go to the store grocery that is, i forget my coupons and if i go hungry i buy way to many compulsive things.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
You need to go to a sleep lab and they will suggest it if you need one.
@deazil (4654)
• United States
30 Sep 12
I used to be like that when I had a job. Not any more. I look around until I find the best price. Like you I want to get the best deal I can. And with computers it's even easier to find deals. $900 is a lot of money. But I know people like that and they're just gonna do what they're gonna do. You can't stop 'em.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
that was the portion he had to pay the machine cost 3,000 and his insurance paid the rest. I still think he could have gotten better than that had he done some homework.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
30 Sep 12
For something like that, that costs of a lot of money I will always try and research and find the best deal. For things under $30 I am usually not as careful and I have been known to impulse buy a good deal when I see one but only on cheaper items like food or cleaning products.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
Yes I totally agree and do much the same though I check all the flyers first to see if there is something on sale
@STOUTjodee (3486)
• United States
29 Sep 12
My husband says, "I'm so tight with money, when I walk I squeak." I try to save as much money as I can when shopping. I enjoy shopping at the dollar stores, but when it comes to buying major expenses I try to shop around for the best prices. My husband use to be a truck driver, so money didn't matter to him and he was single also. Now he wants to impulse spend and I tell him we should wait or I don't think we need that.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
Yep you are like me.
• United States
29 Sep 12
I would have shopped around for a better deal. When I go shopping I see things that I can sometimes not afford but I know if I look around I will find something better in time. If I see something at a garage sale aor a dollar store I will of course if it is a deal pick it up.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
well we didn't know if he could get this medical machine cheaper but he didn't wait long enough to find out either.
• Canada
29 Sep 12
Big items I comparison shop. A lot of other things I get at shoppers, because I want the Oprimum points. I've gotten a lot of free stuff because of those points.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
1 Oct 12
he just buys something at the first shop he sees, I hate when he does that and he does that with everything.
• United States
15 Oct 12
I tend to comparison shop whenever possible, but it also depends upon the item, how badly I need it, how much I could potentially save, how much time I have versus money, etc. When I had to get a new stove, I spent a day looking at different places before I bought one. The place I chose was not the cheapest, but it was not the most expensive, either, and I could get the stove in a couple of days versus a week or more with the other stores that had less expensive prices.