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?
Addicted to shopping online
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||04/18/2013|
I know the feeling OP. Now I just shop away online, then later cancel. I get the buzz without the pain.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/18/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||04/18/2013|
I'm addicted to ThinkGeek.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/18/2013|
Isn't think geek mostly toys, r4? What do you buy there?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/18/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||04/18/2013|
Yes. Just stop.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/18/2013|
Lately it's dishes. I ended up with so many recently, I'm giving some away.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/18/2013|
I'm addicted to realtor.com, I'm glad I can't put those fabulous homes in a cart.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/18/2013|
OP? Switch to porn.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/18/2013|
Each week I set a spending limit and now the thrill is to find BARGAINS on stuff I need.
Need, not want.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/18/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||04/18/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||04/18/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||04/18/2013|
Sounds like a white person's problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/18/2013|
Yes, like Christmas, R14. I was thinking that the other day.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/19/2013|
Actually, R15, I'm a brown person. Sorry, toots!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/19/2013|
An easy cure as I learned firsthand: run out of money. Snaps that addiction cold turkey.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||04/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||04/19/2013|
R1, that's what I do too!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/19/2013|
Qvc I can't quit you.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||04/19/2013|
R12, look what I found on Shopgoodwill.com
Original 1938 Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler German Ed.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||04/19/2013|
Interesting alternative. Am I allowed to wear my baggy outfit with all the pockets and an oversized jacket when I shop on line?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||04/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||04/19/2013|
R24, did Adolph sign it? He didn't do very many book signings in 1944, that I know.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/19/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||04/20/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||04/22/2013|