Just Calculating

@holdoors (1672)
Malaysia
August 31, 2017 9:27am CST
I am pretty sure that we all go to do some form of shopping be it at the market or even the mall. Do you do calculations when shopping with your mind? I try to do an estimation but there is a tendency to check with my phone nowadays. Photo Credits: pexels.com
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@JeeyanDee (2722)
31 Aug
I used to, but not anymore. I only keep in mind my limits and that's it.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
As long as you have an estimated, amount, you should be spending within limits then.
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@JeeyanDee (2722)
1 Sep
@holdoors Yes, and because I find it hard to shop well white having to calculate everything that I put on my basket.
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@augusta123 (5710)
31 Aug
Yea sure.I have my estimates with me.I don't do impulse buying,it isn't good for my health Lol
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
Yes, it is definitely not good for our budget too. Sometimes, we may overspend for the month if we are not careful.
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1 Sep
@holdoors exactly what I mean
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@Athinker (1511)
31 Aug
Yes I do calculation before shopping and follow it
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
That means you are a pretty disciplined buyer. Is that true?
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@Athinker (1511)
2 Sep
@holdoors yes I am
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@kobesbuddy (46226)
• East Tawas, Michigan
31 Aug
@holdoors I don't have a smart phone, so checking prices happens while reading the newspaper or at the store.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
I see. What I meant was to do some calculation on discounts and stuff while shopping. Do you do that mentally or rely on devices?
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@kobesbuddy (46226)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Sep
@holdoors I do that mentally, but see others using a device, all the time.
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
1 Sep
I usually have a list of items that I get. So I mostly know what I'm going to spend.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
I see. That is a systematic way to keep track of things you want to purchase.
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
31 Aug
My husband can calculate almost to the penny. I am more likely to just estimate.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
He must be good with numbers. Sometimes, doing it more means it become sort of an automated thing.
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@Corbin5 (105997)
• United States
31 Aug
I really do not calculate and just buy what I need.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
Sometimes, I do this too. I buy stuff spontaneously.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
31 Aug
I always write a shopping list with the estimated price for each item I need and carry just enough cash to prevent myself from over spending.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
That is good. Preparation is key so that you do not overspend indeed.
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@just4him (116780)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Aug
I usually have a good idea how much I'm spending.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
This is excellent. I guess it helps us to spend within our budget.
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@amadeo (65660)
• United States
31 Aug
No I do not.No need.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
31 Aug
I see mental arithmetics at work then.
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@dramagirl26 (3360)
• Ringgold, Virginia
31 Aug
I don't do calculations when shopping.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
I see. In that case, you would just look at the nett prices?
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
31 Aug
Yes, especially when I do my grocery. I do mental calculation as I put stuff in my cart and I usually know roughly how much my total would be even before the cashier rings it up...
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
1 Sep
Yeah, it is important to somehow keep track of our amount purchased.
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