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Are You a Secret Shopper?

Whatever the reason: overspending, overshopping, or having a disapproving partner.


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califab califab 8 years
I am shy about telling my friends because the economy is so tough and a lot of people have to really watch it now. Luckily we are ok. My husband actually ran the AMEX report recently and saw that I spent $22k at Shopbop since Jan 2008 and he thought it was funny. If we were worried about our jobs or had kids or debt, it wouldn't be so funny anymore.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I definitely hide, though NOT from overspending or overshopping. Rather, my husband disapproves of ANY spending at all while we are trying to pay off his massive medical school debt. I appreciate the need to save and agree with him 99% of the time, but I work hard, 80+ hour weeks, and sometimes I need to treat myself for the work I do -- it's frustrating that all the money I earn only contributes to paying off his debt. I had purchased no clothes, shoes, cosmetics, ANYTHING since November, and last weekend I broke down and treated myself to a pair of shoes, on sale for $78. Spending $80 on myself once every 6 months is NOT overspending my any means, but I had to hide it from my husband because he would absolutely not approve of adding to my (pre-marriage, purchased with my own money) shoe collection.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
of course i have lied :) why wouldn't I? men just don't get it.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 8 years
No because I don't buy so much ^^
emalove emalove 8 years
No, not at all...I buy what I want, when I want. My husband never says a word about my purchases.
Lady-Ramirez Lady-Ramirez 8 years
I'm going to the opera tonight and the dress i'm wearing tonight i bought a few months back. It's been in it's garment bag with winter coats and all that jazz. Also I leave bags in the car. I know it's silly and it's not like it we are having hard times but he gets mad when i shop a lot. And I shop a lot.
loudserenity loudserenity 8 years
i live at home, so to cut the crap with my mom i usually lie about the price of things or never mention that anything's new.
nikkisoda nikkisoda 8 years
Hockey Princess I do the same thing!!! Funny.
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 8 years
Sometimes I just fib a little about the price. I try to buy EVERYTHING on sale, so usually I do get good deals.
tulipsaki tulipsaki 8 years
Yes, because I get into modes where I buy way too much stuff. Also, it doesn't help that my weight and size can fluctuate a lot leaving me very frustrated with the clothes I have. So, when I've bloated up two sizes and I've given those clothes away, I find myself scouring online sales and H&M (to save money - go figure). And then the habit of looking for "bargains" sinks in and I spend a lot of money. I try to return as much as I can too, though. But the worst was when I was depressed and got into a designer bag obsession. That really got me overspending. now, I'll downsize to pockets if I can.
kulikuli kulikuli 8 years
I flaunt it! I'm a pretty good shopper and am usually proud of the great outfits i got at such a great deal. And i'm proud to share that information with others. If someone really likes my shirt, i'll tell them where i got it and how cheap it was, i know i'd wanna know if i saw something i liked and someone else told me how easily accessible it was.
sumbum sumbum 8 years
I hid bags in my trunk or ask for no bag and put purchases in my purse, send online items to my parents house &/or fib about the price!! Terrible, I know!! But my live-in boyfriend always gives me a guilt trip about spending money! Haha, I think its kinda fun to be so secretive
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
No, I have good reasons for buying what I buy. LOL
SDTransplant SDTransplant 8 years
No, one of the best parts about shopping for me is bringing the stuff home to show to my b/f (or dragging him along to the stores to get his opinion).
luna08 luna08 8 years
No. If anyone questions me, I calmly explain that I'm wise with my money and can afford this. Usually shuts them up.
Hockey-Princess Hockey-Princess 8 years
Nope. I have the opposite strategy. I tell my husband, act sort of guilty, tell him I am considering returning it.... He tells me how great it looks - and begs me to keep it, hah hah! Works every time.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
No, though sometimes I don't mention something is new, I just wear it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
No I think that's a bit silly. I used to splurge and go a bit overboard but as I've grown up I've realized sometimes it's better to save than buy buy buy.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
i do not hide them but I do sometimes lie about the price. Like if I spent $200 on clothes I might say $150 or less. :) But I keep it realistic. It isn't like he cannot find out the truth.
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