When you see items go for $19.99 and below you get all too excited and start making imprudent decisions because all you are thinking is, $20.00 and it is mine forever?!! Mmm...shut the front door!! Just like when i found out this Diane von Furstenberg, Elisabetta Lace Dress so perfect for summer was on sale. Yeeeaah!! Before you hit send FOLLOW THESE 3 TIPS FOR SHOPPING AT A EUPHORIC MOMENT and you will be A-okay
1. Stop For A Second :Add! Want! Yes! Oh Yes! That Too! OMG!! In all the colors? Yes, please!! Arrrgh, wants! Loves! In love! Die! Ooooh!! and IT WENT THROUGH!!!
Those are the words of a very misled and incoherent shopper who only sees the four letters: SALE
Sure you get a rush from finding out a dress, a pair of shoes or purse you may have been so in love with for so long but just couldn't buy at the time is now half off or less. This means now, you can buy it ten times over. SCORE! But hang on for a second and breathe.
It is always important to shop with a clear head and organized state of mind or you will end up purchasing a bunch of random items you do not even need.
2. Make A Quick List:As boring as this might sound to shopaholics especially (like me sometimes), a quick list always helps and gives you the chance to revisit your priorities for a wee bit second (Therefore bringing your euphoric state of mind down a notch which will help you think properly). Some may call it compromise while others call it self discipline. Groceries, rent or shoes? You can certainly buy shoes any time but being hungry and homeless for shoes is another story. Get a second job asap if you must!
3. Apply The Laws Of Economics: Supply and Demand- Decrease in Demand + supply (remains unchanged) = lower price
- Increase in Supply + demand (remains unchanged) = lower price
A surplus occurs in both cases which explains the results.
What am i trying to say without being so economically minded and complicated? The truth is, if it is on sale in one it is most likely on sale in another. Shop around before you commit. Just like in any relationship and you may even get a far better deal. All problems solved!
Shop wisely! May be a little something for Mother's Day too! Every mother deserves a treat!
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