Shopping triggers

shopping triggers

I have discovered something about myself: I am very sensitive to shopping triggers. Don't know what those are? Let me explain: shopping triggers, are triggers that make you want to shop!

Shopping triggers

My shopping triggers are:

  • Junk mail
  • eBay
  • Walking through the mall
  • Pinterest
  • Blogs with cute stuff you can buy
  • The promise of a discount
  • Feeling bad for myself...

One might say: 'Well, then don't gó to the mall! Dón't go surfing on eBay. And most certainly do nót read your junk mail!'

And that someone would be right. Even the bible says: 'Lead us not into temptation!' If even God isn't allowed to tempt us, how could I qualify to tempt myself?

I keep myself on a tight leash

So usually I'm a Good Girl, keeping myself on a very tigh leash. But sometimes, when I'm not looking, I suddenly find myself on eBay, scouring for sheepskin boots and the newest Joy Fielding.

At times, I may even go as far as to make a bid! Luckily, usually nothing comes of this, because I'm always outbid.

I've discovered something else about myself: I'm a very sore eBay loser. But at least as a loser I don't spend any more money!

What are your shopping triggers?

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14 reacties

  1. I'm fortunate, I dislike shopping. A rare trait for a woman, I know. If I had a trigger though, it would be boredom. So keeping busy helps. I'm usually the shopper who knows what she wants, walks into the store and goes right for the kill. I come out with what I went in for. One exception: the grocery store. Isn't even remotely possible to leave there without something other than what I went in for. Cute post!

  2. I get excited like that when there is a good sale and I have a coupon on top of it! My husband has introduced me to the eBay auctions also, and sometimes there are really great deals from this also. I can understand the shopping triggers! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

  3. I am like Michelle above. I don't enjoy shopping, especially at the mall. However, I do have a few shopping triggers - sales and clearance! But I still ask myself if I really need it or just want it because it is on sale.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity. We'd love to have you share with us again.

  4. The Internet makes shopping so easy (and I love that whatever buy comes right to my door). It's definitely easy to over shop. Thanks for sharing at Mom-to-Mom Mondays.

  5. I love your post, sorry about missing out on Ebay. I have to constantly ask myself if I really need it. I have had plenty of junk build up in my time and now it is gone I don'e want it back.

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