Are you an impulse buyer?

@winterose (39918)
Canada
April 13, 2007 5:39pm CST
Do you buy anything on the spot because you like it? Or do you wait for sales, shop around Make sure you really need the article do you home check out the best make and model before buying I try to be as wise a shopper as I can be, since I am on a limit income.
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
15 Apr 07
When i shop, i'm sort of like a hunter...i shop around, spot the things i'd like to have, go back the following weeks, check out the same items to see if the price has gone down. When the price goes down, SOLD!! it's mine!
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
14 Apr 07
I shop around I have never been an Impulsive buyer and I am glad about that as I always see it cheaper somewhere else
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I fight hard to not be an impulse shopper. My husband laughs at me because I will put something in my cart and push it all over the store and then not purchase it. LOL I always ask my self "need or want" if the answer is want, I dont purchase it.
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Yes, I am definitely an impulse shopper, have been for as long as I can remember. My mom has said; since I was a little girl going to the candy store, that I am not happy unless I'm broke. I beg to differ, but yet I keep proving her right. But the weird thing is, I'm not impulsive about buying typical girlish things, such as clothes. I splurge on food, memberships,subscriptions, and business opportunities.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
13 Apr 07
save money - save money on making a godo purchasing decision
I am not an impulse buyers, I seldom buy something on spot just because i like it, I buy somthing whne i really need them, and I will go to different stores to get more information about the product and compare the prices in different stores so that I can make the best purchasing decision which i can get the best product with lowest price. I do not have much money to spend on some luxuries.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
13 Apr 07
I try not to be but sometimes it is just so hard. You see something and want it, so you grab it. But really it all depends on what it is. If its a major appliance I will check it out first.
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• United States
13 Apr 07
Big-time impulse buyer, but I do also like to wait for sales and discounts... here's what happens with me. I will get to a store for a specific article that is on sale or discounted or something that we really need. When I get there, though, it's an entirely different story. If it's a store like Wal-Mart or Target, I get into the "Oh, while we're here, I need that..." mode... that leads to me grabbing things that I have a "need" for or think that I want... it's really bad, but I'm working on it a lot. We're setting budgets and spending reports... my wife and I are getting a ton better.
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• United States
13 Apr 07
I try not to buy on impulse. If I have the money and I need the item, I will buy it. But, lately that is not true. Lack of money keeps me from buying anything more than the essentials. This is probably good training for me!
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
17 Apr 07
I am like you, not an impulsive buyer, especially if the item cost more than $10 and I don't really need it urgently. My head and heart will start a debate session and my leg will bring me to more shops to check out if there is a better offer elsewhere. Sales are the only place where I normally do my purchases :P
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@Yankee1 (35)
• United States
14 Apr 07
NO,I check price's,and most of time don't buy junk.If I don't need it,it stay's on the shelf.I remember when thing's were cheap,and I hate to pay these price's for anything.
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@chiquitita (1227)
• Indonesia
14 Apr 07
I think I am the mix of both. It depends on what I need, actually. If the stuff is really what I need and am looking for,then I will not wait for sales. If the stuff is only an eye candy then I dont mind waiting for sales. Why should you spend so much fortunes on things you dont really need while you can get it cheaper on sales? :)
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• Philippines
14 Apr 07
there are times that i am an impulse buyer. this would depend on items which i like to buy. if these are scrapbooking materials, i try to horde it if i have enough money with me :) but if these are other items like clothes, etc. it will have to wait. i limit myself to what i only need and not to what i want.
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@mjsdls (1841)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I'm on a limited income, but I normally do not ever buy thing on impulse. I wait until it is on sale no matter how long I have to wait.