Implusive or cautious?

@cdparazo (5768)
Philippines
October 17, 2007 7:14am CST
Are you an impulsive buyer or a very cautious one? Some of us would have to think over very careful that things that they need or want to buy even if they could afford it. However, I think there are more impulsive ones. I for one is very impulsive and there are times that I just hibernate and lock myself in my room and not go out so that I won't be tempted into buying things especially books. I just hoard lots of pocketbooks and novels by the hundreds... how about you?
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@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
17 Oct 07
Sometimes I think about buying something and I think I'll just wait till next week, and often them I decide I dnn't really want it after all.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
2 Nov 07
How i envy you your restraint. I guess i just have to control myself more and try what you are doing. thanks for responding!
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
I would think myself as a cautious buyer. I used to be an impulsive when I was still single, buying anything that caught my eyes. But now that I already have a family everything changed. I will check first my budget and think if I urgently needed the item before I buy them. I also would do a round first of all available stores to get the item at the lowest price.
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• China
19 Oct 07
i'm a impulsive buyer.i think most of girls are impulsive buyers and boys are cuatioous buyers. i often buy the thing i don't really need it.and sometime s,i don't want to buy anything,i just want spend my boring time in the shopping center,i just want to look around.guess,what happaned finally.i went hoem with a lot on sale clothes and shoes.i just can't help buying them.
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• Philippines
18 Oct 07
hi there!!!when i was a student i don't mind buying things without thinking its importance. in short i am an impulsive buyer before..from clothes to shoes, accessories when it really catches my attention, i will surely buy it.i'm also a sale hunter. whenever there is an announced sale in a particular mall, expect it that i will be there to bu something, thinking that i can save more. but now that i am earning my own money, i realize how important money is, how hard it is to earn and how saving should be part of our lives.now, i don't just buy things, i first think it over before i buy it. now i make sure that there will always some amount left for me to save. and most importnatly, i'm no longer a sale hunter.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
I would like to think I am a cautious buyer, when I go to mall or supermarkets I make sure that I only buy what I need and what I intend to buy on that day. If I buy something extra specially for mysekf that must be very well planned..:) I am in the process of teaching this now to my husbnad because he's so impulsive..so when we go out and he sees something..I'll say ok,let'save for that or let's schedule that next time. :)
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
17 Oct 07
I have the same problem from time to time. I make myself stop and put things back when I am shopping at times espically if I know it is a waste of money. I have started a little bit of Christmas shopping early yhis year.
@bowtieguy (5924)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I usualy have a good idea of what I am looking for when I go out epecially when I got to the grocery, so I don't have much of a problem over buying, I try to be as prctical as I can with my spending.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
17 Oct 07
Sometimes I can be an impulsive buyer when I have the budget to spend but I can be very cautious when the budget is tight. So, it depends on the situation I am in.
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Oct 07
I tend to be cautious and rational in most things, even though sometimes i can't help but being impulsive. It's my character, i have a strong one and sometimes it's too strong to keep it absolutely under control, so i act impulsively. Anyway, most of the time i am more cautious than impulsive.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Oct 07
Hi cdparazo! I am an impulsive buyer for the longest time. That is why I really don't carry that much so I can really tame my being a shop-aholic. I just bought 3 shirts on impulse last week because they were on sale and guess what I didn't fit on them. But looking it in a very positive light, I have now 3 gifts to give for my beloved cousins on Christmas. haha.. Take care and have a nice day.
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