Go to store for 5 things.... and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Mexico
February 12, 2013 12:01pm CST
Went to the store for just 5 things. 'As my son is here, I needed a few things mostly for him. Came home with 3 bags full. Why do we do that? Why do stores put those beautifull strawberries in our faces. We just can resist.
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@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
13 Feb 13
They do that so that you will buy them. It is called product placement. If you noticed most things that they want you to buy are all eye level. And the things on sale are not. Unless they have too much of them sale items, then they put those in your face. It's all about getting you to buy something more expensive and to also make you buy more then you need. It is a money game.
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• Mexico
13 Feb 13
I agree, boy they sure know how to get us and the kids to buy all that expensive stuff.
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@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
13 Feb 13
Thats what they are in business for. But being a smart shopper, like I am sure you are, it is hard for them to pull you in and many other smart shoppers as well.
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• Mexico
13 Feb 13
I am 99% of the time. This time I kind a let my heart shop for my boy.
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@aqirock (857)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 13
haha this is what we call shopping strategies, they give us a lot of discount so it will bring our attention to buys even sometimes we know they are lying on making discount, even we just want to buy some thign now it's become more then we swant to buy cause of their sale lolz
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• Mexico
13 Feb 13
sure is, they are very clever as well... at how they do that. Notice all the candies are at the cash out? so we grab them at last second before paying.....
@aqirock (857)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 13
haha indeed! that's what I always did before paying I will grab some candies at counter but for my kids
@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Feb 13
hi maria I do that too and when my hubby was alive he got all the stuff on the list and two more bags full of the most exotic of foods as he visited the foreign food aisle and picked up every thing that caught his fancy lol
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
Yes me to, and the stores are to blame. Its a great way to get us to spend more money. Have a great wed. there.
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@GardenGerty (105513)
• United States
12 Feb 13
I believe it is our hunter/gatherer instinct kicking in. We get stuff when it is available so we will not be faced with shortages. However that instinct did not allow for us having well stocked market and groceries to shop in.
• Mexico
12 Feb 13
very true there, Im usually so good. But I wasnt today....
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
12 Feb 13
LOL.. they do that on purpose so you have to buy more than you wanted to.
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• Mexico
12 Feb 13
I think so, all the goodies right in front of us.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
12 Feb 13
I do this all the time, and after I realize most of it is junk food, and I freeze it.
• Mexico
12 Feb 13
Im usually good about not doing this... but I was thinking about my son and I bought a few thing I never needed to. Shame on me !!!
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
12 Feb 13
Think it as a treat for both of you.
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
12 Feb 13
This same thing always happens to me too. I can't just go to the store for a few things. I think that you are right, that they put the good stuff right where everyone will see them on purpose. Because they want you to spend more money. And obviously well with us it always works. Lol. They are always tempting us with things we don't need. Everytime I walk into my grocery store, they always have good stuff like right at the entrance and it is at a good price and then I'm like wow what a good price and then I grab it and add it to my cart. I'm like man yall do this on purpose, because everytime I come in here yall have something new and then I want it or I need it lol and then I spend too much money.
• Mexico
12 Feb 13
Im glad doesnt happen very often to me here.. Id be even more broke than I already am.
• Penrith, Australia
12 Feb 13
I think it is a woman's instinct, to get something that we think we need because the price is so good.
@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
12 Feb 13
well i am sure it wont goto waste
• Mexico
12 Feb 13
no, sure wont. Nothing goes to waist here. You know that. Have a great tuesday there.
• Mexico
12 Feb 13
i am thanks
@sugartoes (43874)
• Greencastle, Indiana
19 Nov 15
they say if you shop before eating that happens & the music they play in stores make us shop more or if we're stressed will make us buy more than we planned there's lots of reasons why people do things like that I know it don't make sense but it's true
@sugartoes (43874)
• Greencastle, Indiana
19 Nov 15
it's hard to stay on your game plan when other things interfere with it & knocks us off track I know there's times I have to keep reminding myself don't over spend so I try everything I know to get in & out with in 30 minutes if I can or at least to the cash register with in 30 minutes
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
14 Feb 13
oh, i know what you mean. i always end up getting some of the sale stuff and my bill is way more than i expected to pay.
• Mexico
14 Feb 13
true, but I stuff stuff I didnt need to buy. And dont have extra money to be doing that here.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 13
And of course they have their specials, reductions and buy one get one free products, even if you go with a list you always come back with much much more than you went out, unless you are strictly rigid and don't buy anything else, some things as you say are far too tempting to avoid. Yum I love strawberries too.
• Mexico
14 Feb 13
true, Ive been lucky and found a few on sale items. But this time I just grabbed. Not good at all.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
14 Feb 13
Were you hungry when you went to the store? The reason that is the first question that I ask is because of the fact that I find when I go to the store for just a few things and I am hungry when I walk into the store, it doesn't matter if I am shopping with a list or not, I end up buying a lot more than I had planned on purchasing when I went into the store. Of course the other problem is that you had your son with you as well. Having someone else with you when you go to the grocery store is always something that does add a lot of things that you hadn't intended to buy to your purchases.
• Mexico
14 Feb 13
no, just not prepared. I heard going hungry to store is a real big mistake. I never will do that. take care there. :)
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
13 Feb 13
mariaperalta LOL so many of us can relate to this..unless one has a specific plan they will indulge in extras when shopping. The store reminds us of things we want but may or may not need. This is especially true if I go to the grocery store when hungry. I try to avoid doing that but there are times I can't help it...
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
I usually do, Im good about only getting whats on the list. But I messed up this time. Oh well....
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 Feb 13
Stores know how to display items for visual effect. They know you might only be coming in for a few essential items. Once they have your attention, you will be buying more items and spending more money in their stores. There is a method to their madness.
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
sure do, I saw on a show here undercover boss, that many stores have written plans telling where to place certain items o people grab and buy them....
@eagletrek2 (5281)
• Kingston, New York
13 Feb 13
Hi stores do that to increase sales it call inpulse shopping. this how they make money.for me im on strick budget so ican not get all the stuff that i see or I would be buying more to. and I work righrt in front of the strawberrys oy I want them but I can not have them not in budget lol.
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
yes they do, I bet they plan these places to put those high priced things. And even watch as to how people go and grab them. Very clever of them... :(
• India
13 Feb 13
its our women nature to get attracted to something easily.... :) and for me its like A big tree that attracts the woodsman's ax. I can never escape from that.
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
your right there, we grab what we want. Im not that bad. Boy, my older brother is. He buys and buys...
@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
13 Feb 13
Hi maria! When things are on display in a store or in a mall, we just get tempted to see those things and many a times those goodies which may not be required immediately. These people display such things to entice us and sometimes they put a tag of 'Sale' and some tempting offers so that we just can not resist. It happens with many of us, so do not worry about excess baggage.
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
yes, they sure know where to place those items so we pick them up to buy them, without thinking...
@cupkitties (7599)
• United States
13 Feb 13
Sometimes I'll see something tempting me to buy it, but I gotta be careful with my money. Not to say that I've never strayed and gotten something unnecessary, because I am guilty there too. I don't keep shopping lists. The store is set up for it and I always end up forgetting things if I keep a list on hand. Instead I have a meal plan in my head and I already know exactly what is needed for that.
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
I o as well, but im usually good about not buying those things. Mostly because I never have extra to spend on them. Take care there.
@khithi17 (762)
• Philippines
13 Feb 13
I do this too sometimes. When I go to the grocery to pick up some things I need, sometimes I end up buying more than I need and there are times that I buy almost everything in a store and forget to get the things that I really intended to buy on that store.
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
I dont, I always take a list and only buy what son it. But since my son is now here, I kinda spent to much. Wont happen again...
@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
12 Feb 13
Its a marketing strategy, they arrange the stuff in the store to attract more people to buy things from them. Cant help it, that happens to me a lot too when i get more than what i intend on buying especially when i go to a store that is like Walmart. think of it as a help to the economy,
• Mexico
13 Feb 13
I think you are right.. Always the most expensive brands at eye level kinda of thing....