Leaving the Sale Behind

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I am a sucker for sales. I’m the kind of person that will buy something that is deeply discounted even though I don’t really need it. I’ve come to realize that no matter how good of a deal it is, it’s not a deal for me if I don’t need it. However, that knowledge does not make it easier for me to walk away from an item that’s on sale. I don’t have a problem walking away from an item of clothing I’ll never wear or an item I’ll never use, but the hesitation lies with something I would wear or use, but don’t need right now. Or even worse, it’s something similar to what I want, but not exactly what I was looking for. Eithe

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3 Responses to Leaving the Sale Behind

  1. Miranda says:

    I’ll bet plenty of people have had this experience. 30% of our purchases are impulse buys. It can be hard to resist the impulses because we’re raised to look for deals. But, as my mom once said, “Spending money is spending money. It doesn’t matter if it’s a ‘good deal.’”

  2. Hilary says:

    I struggle with this all the time (who doesn’t, right?). The worst for me are the times when I do walk away, and then I totally regret it. I still remember this wonderful goat’s milk soap that was on clearance for $1 a bar, and I only bought two bars (when there were like 10 available). I haven’t found it since…

    But now, when I find something on clearance, I recall the soap and think “Oh, it’ll be like that soap and I’ll regret not buying the entire stock!” Then I walk away with waaay too much of what I don’t really need. I have like four Burt’s Bees lotions on my shelf just waiting to be used unenthusiastically by me because they were 50% off.

    The struggles continue…

  3. tehnyit says:

    One way that I have tried, with various degree of success, is to make it difficult for me to pay for it. Eg, carry no cash or card with me when I go to the shops. My wife carries all the cash or the cards.

    It kinda work until I went to the shop by myself.

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