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Impulse Buying




Avoid impulse buying. Before you purchase something ask yourself if this is something you need or just want. If it is a want than forgo the purchase until a later date to see if you still want it. Search for a coupon and get the cheapest price. Impulse buying adds up.

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  • Brilliant! I tend to place things in the buggy and then walk around the store with them as I ponder the purchase. I will generally begin unloading the buggy of many items before I reach the register. I prefer to have money than to have things I don't need. I have tried twice to buy makeup from Sephora (in JC Penny), but have returned them both times. I cannot justify spending $60 on an eyeliner and mascara. - by KIMI_SILVA
    I do this too, and if I decide I must have an item, I find out if I can get it cheaper online (sometimes from the same store, like - by BIOLUMINESCENT
  • it is so easy to over buy . It looks good . I always wanted that . many reasons . if we can wait until the next time i go to the store and if i still want it and they still have it then i can get it . have lost many things by waiting but have save a few nickels . - by SUGARSMOM2
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    Excellent advice! I overeat and over purchase. I am working on my new goals to asking myself, "Do I really need this or want to eat this?"
    emoticon - by VEHAMILTON1
    Distinguishing between "wants" and "needs" is not alway easy -- but by resisting the urge to simply buy what I "want", I am able to save the money and spend it on something I "need" (or save up for those special items I really "want"). - by SHASUN
  • So true!
    If I wait for a few minutes before actually purchasing the item, it gives me time to reflect on if I really NEED it or if I really WANT it.
    If it's a want, back on the shelf, baby!

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