How Do You Resist/Avoid Impulse Buying?

@mandala100 (43312)
Hong Kong
July 7, 2017 4:27am CST
All of us are subject to impulse buying. We usually fall into this trap or temptation when we don't have any idea at all on what to buy. Sometimes having a grocery list is not even a sure guarantee against impulse buying. Sometimes we just buy for the sake of buying. This is true when we see goods or commodities and our mind crave for it or our impulse is so intense to have it at that time. Impulse buying most often than not hurt our pocket. It ruin our budget. Why do we indulge in impulse buying? Is there any effective way on how to resist or avoid impulse buying?
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41 responses
@SIMPLYD (79623)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
I don't go to the mall if I don't have something needed to be bought. And when I go to the mall, I am full.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@SIMPLYD A very wise move on your part my friend.
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• India
8 Jul 17
good and nice
@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
8 Jul 17
@sourabhrock2008 That's right my friend.
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@just4him (116781)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jul 17
I've always been on a limited budget, so impulse buying was usually done with my eyes and not my wallet.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@just4him That's a very good technique to avoid impulse buying my friend. Good advice!
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@vandana7 (64808)
• India
8 Jul 17
Me toooo ..but I cannot deny I do indulge in it at times.
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@vandana7 (64808)
• India
8 Jul 17
Me toooo ..but I cannot deny I do indulge in it at times.
@aishanee (443)
• Cuttack, India
7 Jul 17
I am very bad at resisting myself from buying things that grab my attention.a very very impulsive buyer.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@asihanee You have lots of money to burn my friend.
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@aishanee (443)
• Cuttack, India
7 Jul 17
@mandala100 i only know how to burn a big hole in my pocket :(
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@aishanee That's ok but be careful your whole pants might all get on fire! See you around my friend.
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@shaynas (5529)
• India
7 Jul 17
I am an impulsive shopper and still learning to control
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@shaynas Well good luck to you my friend that you may developed self control and discipline!
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@shaynas (5529)
• India
7 Jul 17
@mandala100 Thanks. I wish so too. And i feel I have improved a bit from past
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@shaynas That's very good to hear from you my friend.
• United States
7 Jul 17
Its very easy for me I just choose either to have a place to live or to have loads of unnecessary things with no place to live.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@TiarasOceanView That's a pretty black and white thing for you my friend. I'm glad that you have no concern about impulse buying.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
7 Jul 17
I sometimes indulge in impulse buying. I get tempted to see new things and wish to experiment with them. I am still trying to figure out why I indulge in impulse buying.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@dpk262006 That's right my friend and almost all of us are victims of impulse buying in some point in our life.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@dpk262006 You are right my friend because these goods, commodities or products are very appealing to our senses.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
7 Jul 17
@mandala100 When buying a new commodity/product my point is - till we buy a new product, how would we come to know about its usefulness? It is also true that all new products which we buy do not turn out to be good or suitable for us.
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
as much as possible, i hold myself with buying too much, especially with food. i have to stick with my budget
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@Lucky15 That's a very good advice my friend.
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@vandana7 (64808)
• India
8 Jul 17
I agree..I have the same mentality. lol
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@Shavkat (62483)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
Before going out, you can leave your credit cards and ATM cards.lol
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@Shavkat That's really hard to do these days my friend but that's possible.
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@vandana7 (64808)
• India
8 Jul 17
That is interesting way to do. Take only as much with you as is needed. hmmm
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• India
8 Jul 17
haa haa funny ... we can't go outside without cash ....
@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
7 Jul 17
There is no other way to stop excessive buying tyen to stay home
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@amnabas Those who are homebody among us will like this advise for sure!
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@vandana7 (64808)
• India
8 Jul 17
Nowadays there are online stores. lol
@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
8 Jul 17
@vandana7 Yes you are right my friend and there's heaps of them.
@allknowing (65047)
• India
8 Jul 17
I am a senior and so it's time I sobered down (lol)
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
8 Jul 17
@allknowing Wow! That's cool to know.
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@vandana7 (64808)
• India
8 Jul 17
Me too. :) It is easy to remember that this one is going to give that kind of discomfort and when there are too many types of discomforts it is easier to avoid indulging ourselves.
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
7 Jul 17
I too don't know the solution to this, I always do this mistake..lol
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@prashnu228 That's fine my friend and we all do mistake and fall into the temptation that is impulse buying.
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@LadyDuck (157049)
• Switzerland
7 Jul 17
I only go shopping if I need something and when I have my list in my hands, I go directly to the shelves where I know there are the items I need, without looking around.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@LadyLuck Another good and practical advice. Thank you.
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@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
7 Jul 17
First of all, I try to stay out of the stores. If I honestly need something, I do go, and try to only get what I need. If I impulsively want home goods or clothes, I picture where I need to store it, if it will fit my closet. If it is food to cook, I think of the steps to prepare it. In other words, I realize that it is more work than I want to do right now and I do not want it to spoil. The only thing this does not work on is junk or snack food. My solution there is to remember how awful I felt the last time I indulged and that I have a healthy weight goal.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@gardenGerty Thank you for those very insightful advice my friend.
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@Shiva49 (12969)
• Singapore
7 Jul 17
I don't and I tell my wife to buy those that we need for now and not those that cry out aloud "for sale". Still we have made expensive mistakes! siva
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@Shiva49 That's true my friend in the real world.
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 Jul 17
Thinking of how much money I will not have at the end if I buy all that I want to buy.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
8 Jul 17
@lovingangelsinstead21 That's a pretty good consideration to prevent impulse buying.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Jul 17
@mandala100 Is´nt it just? Like today I can think of loads to buy but beforehand I am already saying no I won´t buy that.
@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
8 Jul 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 That's true my friend and it really happened in real life.
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@alberello75 (17481)
• Genova, Italy
7 Jul 17
My mom has this kind of impulse buying! Sometimes I ask her if she sends me for the house-shopping. So, I just buy the necessary, saving money!
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@arabello75 That's good to hear my friend.
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@alberello75 (17481)
• Genova, Italy
7 Jul 17
@mandala100 You, too, making shopping, try to save money like me?
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@alberello75 Yes my friend I see ot it as much as possible to make every cents and dollars count. After all money is hard to come by these days and its our own hard-earned cash or money that we are spending.
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@Hannihar (36185)
7 Jul 17
For me at times I do not want to spend money at all and other times I think about buying something and then I think do I really need it and if not do not buy it. Sometimes I just want to buy things.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@Hannihar I also experienced that kind of thinking and sentiments my friend.
@Hannihar (36185)
7 Jul 17
@mandala100 I guess Peter then we think alike.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@Hannihar That's right my friend we are on the same page about the issue of impulse buying.
@shshiju (10490)
• Cochin, India
7 Jul 17
I have a trend to buy electronics as impulse buying. But now the budget is more important than the impulse . Lol
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@shshiju That's very nice to hear that from you my friend.
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@shshiju (10490)
• Cochin, India
8 Jul 17
@mandala100 what is your impulse buying
@shshiju (10490)
• Cochin, India
8 Jul 17
@mandala100 Great combinations
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@JohnRoberts (56774)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Jul 17
Mental discipline and sound financial responsibility, skills sorely lacking in today's society.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@JohnRoberts That's right my friend. And why do you think that our modern day society has reached this kind of stage of lacking mental discipline and sound financial responsibility? Thank you.
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@JohnRoberts (56774)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Jul 17
@mandala100 Poor training by financially irresponsible parents. A society that encourages spending and credit card debt. A Democrat led government proclaiming it is un-American to save and a citizen's duty to spend to prop up the economy.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@JohnRoberts Those things that you mentioned are really good things to consider and ponder upon my friend. Thank you.
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
hmmm, count me out, because i am not a compulsive buyer.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@ridingbet Oh that's good to hear that you're not a victim of compulsive buying my friend.
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
@mandala100 yes, definitely. i am a thrifty person. i seldom buy clothes for me.
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@mandala100 (43312)
• Hong Kong
9 Jul 17
@ridingbet That's really good to be frugal in life.
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