How Do You Resist/Avoid Impulse Buying?
By Peter Ang
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?
32 people like this
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.