The Great Discount

30 Oct

Impulse BuyingI 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?

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3 Responses to “The Great Discount”

  1. bighair63 November 14, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    I totally hear you on this one! I’m always drawn to big red SALE signs then feel I mustn’t miss out on the opportunity to get something at the sale price. I ALWAYS regret it!!!

    • rusty November 14, 2012 at 10:40 am #

      There is a need for a support group for this! lol.

  2. future garage November 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

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