I simply cannot resist impulse buying during a sale. Yes, it is my inherent flaw. Even when I know at the back of my mind that my favourite brands are setting up traps for me with their alluring signages, I would be like a moth to a flame and step right in to their shops and get things which I don’t need or things that don’t match my style, all for the sake of the “good” discount. And guess what, I regret my buying decisions for the discounted items like 90% of the time. Alright, I didn’t actually compute the 90% figure, the percentage is added for the dramatic effect.
Such sale items waste space in my closet and in the rarest chance that I take them out, they would quickly be returned back to the closet unless I decide to go for the hideous look that day. And when spring cleaning comes, I would still have to deliberate whether I should discard them away because I wore them so few times.
So what is my strategy?
Avoid shopping during sale periods and in the unfortunate event that I absolutely have to, bring my brother along for shopping and attempt to convince him to buy the sale items that I am eyeing. If he doesn’t buy them, they are probably not worth it. If he indeed buys them, well better him than me. 🙂
What strategies do you have against impulse buying?