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    IMPULSE BUYING

    What, if anything, have you bought on impulse? Did you return it? Did you USE it if you kept it? 
    I bought a Kuerig single cup brewer a week ago and two extra boxes of single serves yesterday. I haven't used it once, yet. That is the tip of the iceberg. 

    +11  Views: 1559 Answers: 18 Posted: 7 years ago
    Bob/PKB

    I forgot to mention the wire and glass butterfly I just hung on my front wall and the bobbing solar frog dangling from the rain gutter.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Those are lovely...the first 100 times that you look at them. :)
    Dardaigh

    Some things are just for sheer peasure, I definitely understand that, PK. I have a few elephants that I bought, well...just because! :)
    Dardaigh

    Thanks for the heads up. I've never heard of that. :)
    witchway

    We just love our Kuerig coffee brewer, hope you do too!
    valR

    Our car garage is full with "unnecessary necessities" some of which were the result of impulse buying...

    18 Answers

    Yes i am an impulse buyer, i have a few electrical items sitting in my cupboard that have never been used, not to mention the amount of clothes that are unworn.A lot of it ends up in charity bins which makes me feel better.Ain't us women born to shop ?

    Bob/PKB

    Ah, the clothes....the ones that never have the price tags removed.
    Dardaigh

    Ha ha...that's what I always say, Pythonlover...if it weren't for female consumers the economy would be even more stagnant that it is already! :)

    I've got a smoothy blender I bought in a charity shop, it is brand spanking new,still in the box,still in the box,still in the box,still in the box,still in the box!!!!!!!!!!


    I DON'T EVEN LIKE SMOOTHIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Well it was a charity I suppose!


    KOTF

    Dardaigh

    Too funny about the blender. Try a thistle smoothy! :)

    I'm a neatnik...always have been.
    Bob/PKB

    If someone would make them for me, I'd drink them and eat little else. Mom bought me a whole food blender (the demonstrator made the BEST stuff). It is out of the box, on the counter, out of the box, on the counter, out of the box, on the counter.
    Your charitable contribution has been noted. :D
    doolittle

    Make milk shakes with the smoothie blender- Yummm
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Sorry for ROMOS and Bob, sorry for ROMOS and Bob, sorry for ROMOS and Bob {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} Now my head is falling off!!!!

    I used to buy on impulse 20 yrs. ago and had to get rid of lots of things. But still have many more clothes and gadgets in the attic, that I am finally sorting out and only keep what is sentimental. My weakness has always been books. I had to rid of 5 large boxes to make room and still have many left. I dont buy on impulse any more, I learned my lesson. Its a waste of money.

    Bob/PKB

    Books are so hard to give away. My mom has a box of books she read to my sister and me when we were kids (now we are 59 and 60). I have "The First Book of" series, which has some still-relevant information. In the book about presidents, Eisenhower is the most current. I am a sentimental fool.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Books for me too...always have about 20 to read but can still use one more.
    Ann

    Bob,I am a sentimental fool two. That makes two of us. I think there is nothing wrong trying to hold on to things that take you back to your childhood. Unfortunatelly everything from my childhood has been lost because of world war II.
    Ann

    Ducky, I started out with Agatha Christy. I stll have her whole collection.
    Bob/PKB

    It had to be a terrible time during WWII. I have just read an article about a woman who was a 5 year old child during the Armenian holocaust. She lost her whole family, had nothing to remember them by. I can't imagine not having those "things" from my childhood. I still have a bracelet my dad gave me when I was probably 8. Are we really sentimental? It's not a bad thing.....

    I'm not very impulsive when it comes to shopping. I will usually mull something over before I make the purchase, as I can't stand clutter. Hmmm...sometimes a bargain is a bargain though, as the other ladies have said, so that's how you justify your 'treasure". :)

    ROMOS

    Bit of a "minimalist"?
    Bob/PKB

    Antique value, too! I have a "note pad" that is a plastic "toaster". The "notes" are shaped like slices of bread, complete with crust. It is reminiscent of the early 1960's. I won't use it. Nor will I use the glass fruit. :O
    Bob/PKB

    Make sure those elephants' rears ends face the door. I'm told this is for good luck and fortune. I'm not superstitious, but not taking any chances....:D

    Don't put me in front of the "kitchen gadgets" because it's a sure buy!  I think it will be a wonderful help in the kitchen....and then...."Hey, this doesn't work the way the package says it is supposed to work"!!!   (Place in back of drawer until drawer cleaning time....lol)

    Bob/PKB

    Tell me about it...most of my Impulses are in the kitchen. How about that new can opener...the one that fits into the groove of the lid and "roombas" its way around the can. $20/Walgreens
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Yep...had one...didn't "roomba" the way it was advertised! :(
    Bob/PKB

    No, it did not. I passed on that, but my friend got one and used it twice before it quit working.
    Ann

    Thats why I got rid if the electric can openers. They never last. I now use a manual one. It always works.
    Bob/PKB

    Mine is hand-held, too, Ann. Like you said, it always works.
    Vinny

    @ Ducky, I had a Roomba, the thing was kinda fun at first but then after awhile, it became annoying, it doesn't even ask you to pick up your feet, you can drop something small and important on the floor, look for it all day, you can't find it but you can bet the roomba found it. I used to yell at it like a pesky kid, apparently I was too much for it because my wife left the basement door open and it committed suicide-- well that's what I told her anyway...

    A Kuerig coffee maker is good for a one or two cup a day person. My wife HAD to have one last December, and no amount of reasoning on my part would change that. I am a three large mugs and she at least one a day, so it wasn't practical (but we got it anyway). Our old Bunn worked great, and was much less expensive per cup. If you lived a little farther south, I'd take those  two boxes of coffee off your hands next week when I'm out there. :o)  And no, I'm not an impulsive buyer, but she is, and often buys things with the idea she can return it if she changes her mind (which drives me up the wall).

    Bob/PKB

    I am sipping some mocha espresso and I love it. This will be my indulgence from now on. One cup is good for me. Works out to 50 cents. :D
    doolittle

    What is fun about the Kuerig is you can drink all sorts of coffee and teas-once without having to buy a whole pound! (I don't have one- I'd love one but can't afford it right now).

    Money burns a hole in my pockets, if I have it, I spend it. Just bought a convection over at a garage sale for $5.  Haven't used it yet......

    Bob/PKB

    Yes, but that was such a bargain! Try some cookies. They will cook all the way around instead of just browning on the bottom :D
    jhharlan

    How about corn bread?
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Who cares if you use it? It was a bargain, wasn't it? lol
    jhharlan

    I also bought a canister set that I've actually filled ($5).....
    Bob/PKB

    Corn bread! I could eat some corn bread...
    Of course, anything baked loves convection. :D
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Garage sales are fun aren't they? So much "good junk"! :)

    I hate shopping! I put off buying clothes and shoes until I have to have them! Sandals though I do like!

    Bob/PKB

    Are you my son?? Alan, is that you???
    clu

    Sorry. But its good to know I'm not alone! LOL

    For me an impulsive buyer is to buy something you can't affor to have, Never the less I have bough thing that I never used, and just clother the house, My method is if you'v having got the money you don't buy.!!Well that not tollaly true, I do have money to buy, but I don't buy unless I really nead to have it.

    Bob/PKB

    Absolutely, buying stuff you don't really need, or hadn't planned to buy, or can't really afford, is not a good idea. Today would be another good example, but I am sure I WILL wear both those pretty tops I got this evening at Costco. :D
    No, I can't afford all this stuff. I am involved now with an employment resource and optimistic my job is in the mail :D
    facebook

    Bob/PKB! my sugestion would be, keep some money for a rainy day... I don't believe you'll be out of a job soon..Bob..With your talent and look's you might not be able to get out of a job, would be more like it.. love yah!!
    Bob/PKB

    You are always so sweet, facebook. :)

    Only on eBay when I've been drinking. :(

    Bob/PKB

    That is completely controllable, you know. What's the craziest thing you've gotten on eBay when you've been drinking??
    JDB

    A slot machine
    Bob/PKB

    LOL THAT is an investment!!!! :D

    I watched the other night on the TV its called Hoarders itsin the USA and in the UK I was horrified and its all to do with impluse buying and other problems Im sure it scared me to daeth I once watched a shopping channel and I can see how people get sucked in I say dont turn on to those channels donty buy anything unless it will definately make life easier for you good question x

    Bob/PKB

    Hoarders is a real eye-opener, and heartbreaking, too. The families of the hoarder are so upset with their loved one, The ones where there is a parent hoarder are the saddest. My cousin tells me her brother is approaching the category of hoarder. My stuff is in boxes and labeled, but there is definitely way too much. :(
    Ducky

    Moderator
    That TV program makes you want to start "tossing stuff", doesn't it!
    Bob/PKB

    Immediately, if not sooner !!!!!
    melandrupert

    bob/pkb I must admit I did feel so sorry for the familys they were distraught but watching the program I felt I wanted to help and also start clearing out some of my clutter xxx
    melandrupert

    Ducky thanks x

    I buy and then return. It’s like a savings account so I can buy something new, Right now I have a pair of white capris all bagged up and ready for a trip to Macy;s. I want a blouse. By the way, Costco has some BEAUTIFUL hippy-type, embroidered blouses for $39 or so. Really. I haven’t seen stuff like that since I did all my shopping for cotton clothes in Pier One. I handwashed everything in the bathtub, hung them on the rack and then IRONED them. My grandaughter doesn’t know what an iron is. 


    Costco! Can you imagine??

    Bob/PKB

    I was in Costco (the one on Blackstone and Herndon) Friday night with my cousin. They have some cute camisoles and some really pretty tops for under $30. I did NOT need to be buying more clothes, but Kris talked me into it.
    I've gotten some adorable dresses for my granddaughters there, too.
    P.S. The ice cream bar dipped in chocolate and nuts is to die FROM, too
    Bob/PKB

    I forgot to tell you...my son (21) irons his shirts. It's a lost art nowadays.
    itsmee

    I myself was in Costco at 5PM on Friday. With my pink, octagon-shaped face and broad-lined frown you couldn’t miss me. I was in the pharmacy buying Nicorette gum and then I went to the iceboxes for frozen blueberries (a bargain!!) also strawberries. Maybe you read that I’m into Doodling. (They have good doodle books there for kids, not adults)
    This conversational exchange has given me the giggles. In this whole wide world, I have found out that your son IRONS his shirts.

    An R/C helicopter, $400 -- I've wrecked it at least 20 times and have put more than 150$ in replacement parts but I am determined to get my 400 bucks out of it, I will fly this thing until I turn it into a pretzel-- I have a really cool wife though, she just watches me crash and laughs.  I am determined to learn to fly this thing so I can fly above the patio and drop an egg on her head!!   I am committed to that. .  

    Bob/PKB

    :D I can almost picture you, there in the Silicon Valley with your helicopter in the suburbs....I just can't understand why you want to drop an egg on the head of the Mrs. She sounds like a good woman if she lets you put over $500 into a TOY!!!!
    sunnyB

    A friend of mine is into flying helicopters, he has about 5 now. He dosn't tell his wife exactly how much they cost, because if he spends £500 she goes out and spends the same on her self, can't blame her really though can you.
    Vinny

    Bob-- Yeah, its a toy that cane rip your head off!! LOL A rotor as big as a yardstick spinning at about 2500 RPM (blade tip at about 250~300 MPH) will definitely make a mess if it hits you. You're right thogh, I really hate taking it to the park because every kid withing 100 yards comes running over and the parents think its cute - I land it and tell the parents to keep their kids away, it's like a knife-edge sword flying around and I am no expert.. I have already whacked my wife's garden flowers several times. She's understanding though- :) I'm a lucky guy! She actually enjoys watching me crash-- That's why I wanna drop an egg on her head. :)
    Bob/PKB

    BE CAREFULLER!!! :D

    few things, some of which never unpacked...

    Bob/PKB

    Where do you put those unnecessary necessities?

    No not me I'm really very reserved when it comes to spending , but my wife on the other hand will by an thing from a pork pie hat to a thin paper clip if the price is right or wrong..

    Bob/PKB

    AH, an eye for a bargain! Smart woman.

    I did that for a while about 10years ago, I would buy anything ,gadgets more than anything, but not just one of it severel at a time, in case I needed a replacement. I still have alot of the replacements, and I'm glad the urge to buy has worn off now, because I can't afford to do it anymore.

    Bob/PKB

    My aunt, rest her soul, would buy 6-12 of each and every thing if it was on sale. When we visited, she always handed me a pile of stuff to take home with me. She washed and stacked the styrofoam trays meat on which meat is packaged. I thought of her as a bit of a hoarder in that, but, looking back, she kept everything neat and clean and organized.
    sunnyB

    She was probably buying the extras for you, bless her.
    Bob/PKB

    Good lady. Many say I resemble her in looks (at least my kindergarten photo looks like her HS photo).

    The neighbor childrens school chocolates! 

    Bob/PKB

    That is not impulse buying :D That is "you'd better or else" buying.
    You are a good neighbor!
    padovenick

    LOL! thanks

    YEAH IMPULSE BUYING IS GREAT FUN...STAY SOBER...NOT THAT THAT MAKES A LOT O DIFFERENCE AT THE TIME...KEEP THE RECEIPTS..WE ALL HAVE MOMENTS OF MADNESS!!!:-)lol!!

    Bob/PKB

    yeah...keep your receipts ;D


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