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Addicted to shopping online

I come home from work and it's fun to have a package waiting for me. I love surfing the web at night looking for things to buy. But it is getting to be an addiction, anybody else run into this?

by Anonymousreply 3104/22/2013

Yes. It's not the solution, but on Amazon, I can happily fill my basket and then cancel. the thrill without the pointless crap and the bill.

by Anonymousreply 104/18/2013

I know the feeling OP. Now I just shop away online, then later cancel. I get the buzz without the pain.

by Anonymousreply 204/18/2013

I buy DVDs and books...that way when I have regret I can sell the impulse buys on Amazon and often get back what I spent.

by Anonymousreply 304/18/2013

I'm addicted to ThinkGeek.

by Anonymousreply 404/18/2013

Isn't think geek mostly toys, r4? What do you buy there?

by Anonymousreply 504/18/2013

OP, I'm on my second cycle of Wellbutrin XL after a 1.5 year break, and I've noticed that previously/currently it's triggered some innate desire to spend money! In the past few weeks alone, I've spent nearly $6,000...on designer shoes, a trip abroad, a Burberry briefcase...I'm trying to show some restraint and putting myself on a spending plan, but online shopping has made it particularly difficult to change my shopping habits. Several times, I've made purchases through my Apple Store and Amazon Apps...not even opening the shit I've ordered when it arrives!

by Anonymousreply 604/18/2013

Yes. Just stop.

by Anonymousreply 704/18/2013

Lately it's dishes. I ended up with so many recently, I'm giving some away.

by Anonymousreply 804/18/2013

I'm addicted to realtor.com, I'm glad I can't put those fabulous homes in a cart.

by Anonymousreply 904/18/2013

OP? Switch to porn.

by Anonymousreply 1004/18/2013

Each week I set a spending limit and now the thrill is to find BARGAINS on stuff I need.

Need, not want.

by Anonymousreply 1104/18/2013

I am living the same thing. Lately I have been buying from shopgoodwill.com. I have gotten some really good buys on Hall wear and even found a talking Pee Wee Herman, still in box for less than $20.00.

I also purchased 2 mid century Ericofone's on the cheap.

by Anonymousreply 1204/18/2013

r9, zillow is one of my addictions. For some reason I find myself sort of often just looking for real estate I would buy if I won the lottery. even though I don't play the lottery.

Also, during the summer months I find myself searching for graphic Ts with sayings on them that I would buy if I was cast on Big Brother and lived in that house all summer. And yet I have never applied for that show.

by Anonymousreply 1304/18/2013

I go through phases. I can go months without buying anything online and then suddenly I'll get an impulse and will start ordering crap daily. I love the rush of coming home, finding a package on my doorstep and excitedly opening it. I get an even more intense rush when I can't remember what I've ordered. It's like Christmas!

I've found that I can keep these impulses at bay, or at least constructively channel them, by taking R11's approach: I shop Amazon for many of my everyday needs, such as soap, laundry detergent, snacks for my pets, etc. I get the rush of coming home to packages on my door and the satisfaction of knowing it's something I actually need.

by Anonymousreply 1404/19/2013

Sounds like a white person's problem.

by Anonymousreply 1504/19/2013

Yes, like Christmas, R14. I was thinking that the other day.

by Anonymousreply 1604/19/2013

Actually, R15, I'm a brown person. Sorry, toots!

by Anonymousreply 1704/19/2013

An easy cure as I learned firsthand: run out of money. Snaps that addiction cold turkey.

by Anonymousreply 1804/19/2013

I've cut way down but I used to spend hours entering adjectives into the search engine on ebay to see what turns up and in what category. Words like "bizarre," "outrageous," etc.

When you do a search of "sinister" and something pops up in the "furniture" category, aren't you tempted to take peek?

by Anonymousreply 1904/19/2013

Ambien is the perfect drug for this. You'll forget what you bought, and then when it arrives it's like opening up a present!

by Anonymousreply 2004/19/2013

R1, that's what I do too!

by Anonymousreply 2104/19/2013

Qvc I can't quit you.

by Anonymousreply 2204/19/2013

I shop a lot online, but have pretty much stopped going to physical stores, so I think it balances out somewhat. I do find that I am willing to buy/spend more than I planned just to qualify for free shipping, so am trying to work on that.

by Anonymousreply 2304/19/2013

R12, look what I found on Shopgoodwill.com

Original 1938 Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler German Ed.

by Anonymousreply 2404/19/2013

I stopped when I found myself embarrassed by all the packaging - I'd drop loads of boxes off at different recycling centers and use packing peanuts as perlite.

It was just like my alcoholic days when I'd shop at different stores and toss empties in different neighbors' trash cans.

I once put on all my thrill mistakes at once - Just Cavalli t-shirt, G-Star super-low jeans, Mark Nason boots, and Hermes trilby. I looked like a very cheap man whore. My pecs and guns were fine that day.

by Anonymousreply 2504/19/2013

I'm giving some stuff away this week that I bought on two of my last three sprees. I like R11's "Need, not want" philosophy [italic]in principle[/italic], but it's so easy for me to convince myself I need something when I really don't.

by Anonymousreply 2704/19/2013

Just placed another order last night but I am going to try to cool it now because I can't keep using my credit card like this. Thanks for all the replies.

by Anonymousreply 2804/19/2013

R24, did Adolph sign it? He didn't do very many book signings in 1944, that I know.

by Anonymousreply 2904/19/2013

I have a job where I wear ties.

There are a gazillion silk ties on eBay and I can spend hours searching for the right brown/blue or whatever color combination tie and end up spending a whopping $5 shipped when I'm done.

China now sells direct on eBay; fuck Walmart.

And high quality 'fakes' are made when a pricy label has major work done in China and imports goods to be finished in, say, Italy for worldwide export and major profit. Those smart Chinese factory workers let the machines run a little longer and finish them themselves. Voila, an original 'fake'.

by Anonymousreply 3004/21/2013

Put in three really low-ball bids on three interesting items on eBay.

Freaking won them all.

Nice to see sterling returning to pre-recession lows. Hope to see it go a lot lower.

by Anonymousreply 3104/22/2013
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