Do you end up buying a lot of things you don't need?

United States
March 8, 2007 7:40pm CST
I do that all the time and usually I end up returning it. When I used to be uncomfortable with returning things I would just get stuck with all this stuff that I had no use for. Sometimes I just get in a shopping mood and buy everything that appeals to me, it cheers me up. Does anyone else have the same problem? If so how do you deal with it?
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
9 Mar 07
I don't compulsive shopping is a mental disorder, and you should seek counselling. Why would you buy stuff you neither want or need? Does it make you feel good to buy things? If so, go talk to your doctor about it
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• United States
9 Mar 07
No I think you misunderstand me. I'm not shopping like that all the time. I just do sometimes and I only spend what I can afford. It's not a disorder.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
It's not a mental disorder and she shouldn't seek conceling about it. She was meaning that she wanted it at the time and later she didn't. Don't be so harsh when you reply to other people.
• United States
9 Mar 07
Sorry I didn't meant to sound rude I just meant not to jump to conclusions like that. I would feel pretty bad if someone told me I needed to seek help for a mental disorder.
@chardyme (1632)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
there were times that i realize that i bought things that i really dont need. but i'll just have to keep and sell them soon. somehow
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@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
9 Mar 07
Well at least you return them :) When I was younger I used to buy the clothes that I liked, even if they were a size or more too small thinking well, I'll wear them when I'll lose some weight. And I put them in the back of my closet and they waited there and waited... There probably still are some of them in my closet in my parent's home. :( At least I learnt my lesson and nowadays I buy only clothes that fit me :)
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• United States
9 Mar 07
Thats a good idea if it would inspire you, but if not than I'm glad that you learned your lesson. :)
@ElicBxn (60185)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I hate to return things, I hate to stand in the lines. I try to not buy things if I think I might have to return them! The only times we've returned things where when the 2 TV's we bought broke or didn't work out of the box.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
Standing in line isn't that bad. :) Although I might be biased since I work at customer service and have been on the other side of the desk.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I must admit I am bad about this. I think my worst things are hair things such as curlers, curling irons, straighteners and such. I don't return them but use them once or twice then they end up in the bottom drawer until my daughter decides she want to take them "to borrow" and I never see them again. I do think it's like a sickness because I don't need these things and can't afford them many times but I still do it. I am trying not to but don't succeed always.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
Well you seem to have it worse than me then. I do manage to resist by not going to the mall although since I work at Walmart it is hard sometimes.