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Do You Buy Things Just Because They're on Sale?

Do You Buy Things Just Because They're on Sale?

I know it can be tempting to justify a purchase because you're buying it for less than it originally cost. You know that other women are out there strutting their stuff in the same skirt except yours cost less than theirs, and knowing that makes you feel good. Obviously, a major deal can be a major score, but if it's something you hadn't intended to buy then you're not saving any money.


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murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
I never wait for a sale. NEVER. I have ridiculously long legs & arms - and big feet - and my size always is unavailable if I wait. I snap my stuff up right away! And then I wear the crap out of all of it. Nothing like having stuff that FITS. I did find a couple of gorgeous, comfortable tops at JCPenney the other day, $7 each. You bet your butt I bought them both.
flowidme flowidme 9 years
omg yeah i'm a total sucker for stuff on sale!!!
Shanabbey1215 Shanabbey1215 9 years
I just cleaned out my closet on Sunday, and I donated, mmany items that were bought on sale. No More. I am only buying what I need and if it fits. No more impulse purchases.
sundrops sundrops 9 years
I'm with K80did I always stop and ask myself, is this something I would buy if it WASN'T on sale? If the answer is yes, then I'll buy it. Lately I've also been buying gifts on sale. With all the fabulous after Christmas sales I've gotten birthday gifts for all my girlfriends this year, and a few for nieces and nephews. I normally would wait til' the last minute and end up spending $25 on something small or do nothing at all. For the same price I was able to get each one something this year. Yay! Now I'm realizing I have to watch what I buy for gifts though and not end up buying a gift for EVERY SINGLE PERSON I know I would never normally buy a gift for!
ikimashokie ikimashokie 9 years
I am known for "well, it was on cheap....". I don't really shop sales, but reduced racks. I try to only buy things that I have wanted and either forgotten about/didn't want to spend full price on, or something that is just go great a deal that I can't leave it, perhaps it will make a good gift for someone or maybe I will have a use for it. I'm also known for picking up these cheap things, trying them on/gushing over how awesome it is and how I absolutely need it, and then deciding it's the most awesome thing EVER, and then right when I am about to buy it, decide that I neither need it nor want it, so I put it back. My friends don't like shopping with me. :( Even better, is when I buy something on what I think is a really good sale, I call my mom and tell her what it was worth. "Hey mom! I just bought 160 dollars worth of shoes... for 25 dollars".
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
I used to buy things just because they were on sale. However, I'm a reformed shopper. I actually get a little thrill when I realize what I'm about to do & stop myself, instead of getting a thrill from the purchase. That's not to say I don't shop anymore. I'm just more selective now.
k80did k80did 9 years
My rule of thumb is: would I still buy this if it was full price? Items can suddenly SEEM cute once the red slash hits the price tag. It may have DVF on the label, but remember, there is usually a reason why it hasn't been purchased yet. The one exception to the rule is buying overcoats during the New Years sales... depending on where you live, winter may not have even hit yet and the racks are full of great deals.
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
completely! just spent an excessive amount of money at nordstroms.....70% off....i can't help it!
LansGirl LansGirl 9 years
I generally think sales are a form of trickery. All of a sudden people are buying things that would not have made them stop before, just because it's marked down. I do, however, make exceptions for Neiman Marcus's Last Call, particularly items considered Fine Apparel. These items are an investment, and the price is a bit less painful to bear when marked down.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
I am guilty of this when it is at a store I love (i.e. V.S. or Express) which is why I avoid the mall at all cost to begin with!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
1. when i'm shopping i always hit the sales section first 2. if something i need is in there i jump at it 3. but i don't buy things just because it's on sale 4. and i make sure to check the regular price versus the sale price...lots of stores lure you in with "sale" but it's not really a bargain
gigill gigill 9 years
I've done this a few times and am currently feeling guilty about a couple of belts recently purchased. They need some tunic tops to be belted with!
akinna84 akinna84 9 years
If there's a good deal on something interesting, I will most likely buy it. taken I have money at the time. It goes with all - foods, clothes, candy, household items...
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
guilty...but only if its cute
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
A lot of times I end up spending more money at a sale but it's just because I usually don't buy anything unless it's on sale.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i know the things i need and look out for when there is a sale to buy or save up my canadian tire money for a discount. i do buy some clothes or things from aveda if they are on sale but why not stock up on certain things when they are cheaper?!
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
It just depends on the situation. I only buy things that I absolutely love and will wear, though.
satelit1 satelit1 9 years
That's me~ impulsive shopper. Sale... no sale... I just buy & then end up with all this stuff that either doesn't fit me or I don't really like. I'm not a returner so someone ends up getting those clothes.... family/friends~ I would be super rich if I wasn't so compulsive *sigh*
Angelica Angelica 9 years
I'm such a sucker for sales. It doesn't "save" me anything :)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
If it's a really good sale, then I'll shop just because it's awesome. Clearance and after holidays, for example. I get emails announcing sales every day and if I shopped every sale, I'd be broke. One of the great things about shopping online is that if I don't see anything I want, I can X out of the site. I can NOT leave a store empty-handed.
emalove emalove 9 years
Sometimes. But only if I like the item. If I like it AND it's on sale, I get excited!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
My parents taught me well -- I always check out the sales rack & clearance items. We try to get the best bang for our buck. ;) But sometimes I have to talk myself out of buying something on sale that I don't really need. I've been pretty good about it lately, though.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Truthfully, I really only buy things on sale -- I don't have time to do real world shopping, so I almost exclusively shop online, and I always scour the sale section first. I generally find versions of what I need on sale, so it's an extremely rare event for me to pay full price for something. That said, I definitely don't buy something just because it's on sale, but I also don't "shop" with the mentality that I need just this one thing right now, because I buy a lot of my clothes off-season. I truly think maybe there are only 1 or 2 things in my closet I've picked up on sale that I don't wear... but I am just waiting for the right occasion!
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I have done this in the past and regretted it. now I'm more focused on what I actually want and I have amental converstaion with myself when I'm tempted to buy something just because it's an unbelievable deal. I ask myself is it worth it to get this one thing i only sort of want right now if it means i won't be bale to get something I really really want or need later. The answer is usually no
millarci millarci 9 years
If it's worth getting and I feel like I won't ever see that price again, then yes I will buy it. My mom, however, buys EVERYTHING if it's on sale (okay well not everything but pretty close to it).
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