My way to avoid the impulse shopping

impulse shopping
@youless (93576)
Guangzhou, China
April 16, 2017 8:50am CST
Now I find a good way for me to avoid the impulse shopping. Since I often buy different kinds of stuffs online. When I see something that I like, I will bookmark it at first. I will see whether I still like it after some time. Sometimes you won't like it any more later. If I still like it, it means that it is probably something I really need and then I will buy it.
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@louievill (19673)
• Philippines
16 Apr 17
I buy what I need not what I want I always tell my self that but sometimes I break my own rules. Sometimes I decide this is what I really need but what I need has many models and I always want the mid range or expensive model not the cheap one
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
I think at first if I like something, I think that is what I want
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@louievill (19673)
• Philippines
17 Apr 17
@youless but there are things with choices, like now I need flashlight for my emergency preparation, simple flashlight but there is 5 dollars, 30, 40, 100,+ dollars, I might end up buying the 40 dollars because the cheap ones might not work when I need it and not water proof, the 90 to 100 up is too much although I like it because its tactical and when I get more money I get tempted
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• United States
16 Apr 17
I rarely impulse buy now my friend. I have gotten a tight rein on my buying habits but I know what you mean control is the issue.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
Good for you.
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• United States
17 Apr 17
@youless Thanks my friend.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
16 Apr 17
I am not frugal. I am just being practical in buying things.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
Can you keep on it?
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
17 Apr 17
@youless Yes, I am. I am living a simple lifestyle.
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@Corbin5 (115941)
• United States
16 Apr 17
That is wise to let time pass before buying an item. A money-saver, for sure.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
Yeah, I am surprised that the shoes I liked before but I don't like them now
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
16 Apr 17
That can be difficult to avoid when I'm shopping impulsively with other people.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
Usually you will buy much more when you go shopping with someone else
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
20 Apr 17
@youless That's true!
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@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
16 Apr 17
Yes, the book marking system works. I have 6 items sitting in my Amazon "basket" and I don't even remember what I put in there!!
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
Sometimes I will do the same
@jobelbojel (8159)
• Philippines
17 Apr 17
Good for you. It is as if you want to make sure that you ready need the product or not.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
Sometimes the passion will be gone as time goes by.
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• Philippines
17 Apr 17
@youless exactly! When you focus on what you need
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@ShifaLk (8449)
• India
17 Apr 17
I learnt this trick last years too, i think that if I really need something or that's just a desire
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
You shall introduce your method to us earlier
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@ShifaLk (8449)
• India
17 Apr 17
@youless oh I'm very sorry to be late.. Next time I'll share all
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@scheng1 (24742)
• Singapore
17 Apr 17
That is a good way of managing it. Another way of managing it is by limiting the available cash to spend. You can save up for your son's education, and save up for your retirement or your parents and parents-in-law medical expenses on a monthly basis. All these will take cash out of your salary, and you have limited amount to spend on. Even if you do not need to use the money for anything, the saving is there for future expenses.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
I know in this aspect you do it very well. In fact usually I don't use much cash, since I like to use credit card much more. It seems every month I have to pay for it a lot and I hope to do something to change it.
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@scheng1 (24742)
• Singapore
17 Apr 17
@youless I guess you have not thought about your retirement yet. It is not that far off already. If you retire at 60, and live to 85, you have 25 years of expenses to save up for. By now, you probably have less than 30 years to save up for it.
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@andriaperry (58649)
• United States
19 Apr 17
I usually dont buy unless I need.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Apr 17
That's cool!
• Banks, Oregon
18 Apr 17
Good idea I have so many books I want but I told myself I need to read the ones I have before buying more.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 17
Perhaps you can try the Ebooks
18 Apr 17
i'm very bad about impulse shopping too
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 17
Then perhaps it is better to think out some methods to control it.
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• China
17 Apr 17
It is a good idea! Leave it aside for a while ,then see if you still like it.This way there must be times when you think better of it.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
Actually it saves me some money already
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@jstory07 (69875)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Apr 17
That is one way to figure out if you really want something or not.
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@youless (93576)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 17
Yes, this suits me.