Do you buy things just because they are on sale?

United States
March 4, 2007 2:08am CST
Or on clearance? I was at a store yesterday and I was looking through the childrens clothes. They had a rack that was clearanced out. I had looked through it but the clothes were only marked down maybe $1 or $1.50 at the most. Not really worth it when everything was about $10 a piece. A lady was looking through at the same time and was picking out handfuls of clothes. She looked at me and said she didn't have any small children but they were marked down so she was going to get them. How does this make any sense? Is that why companies mark things down only a little because some will see the red sticker and buy it?
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@littlemoo (317)
• Australia
4 Mar 07
Well, only kind of. I mean, I'm more tempted to buy it if it's on sale, but only if I like it in the first place. If I'm not keen on it to start with, it really doesn't matter what it costs, I still won't buy it. If I think it's something I can use, or wear, or whatever, I will. I wouldn't go to the extent of handfuls of it! I think that's going over the top a bit! Especially if there isn't a point to it, as per the lady you were talking to. It doesn't make sense to me at all! The only things I've bought for children I don't have yet is the occasional children's novel. But really, they're more for me than them. The books are classic books that have been beautifully finished. Ones that I will treasure, and will probably hoard away from any child of an age that can read it, for fear they will ruin it. lol.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
I think whenever I am shopping and I see something on sale or clearance I think about how much it was before it went on sale and that determines whether or not I will buy crazy as I am, if I went shopping and picked up everything I saw on sale and bought it, I would live on the
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