Shopping - A Love/Hate Relationship?

Anyone get like that!?

I love shopping but I hate it at the same time, it's exciting until you get home and have shown who ever you live with what you got! I think that's called buyers regret even though I like what I got today. And choice is good but bad at the same time, two tops exactly the same but in 4 different colours!? how am I supposed to choose!? When I go shopping with my boyfriend he always says 'how do you choose!?'

I also hate it when you see stuff after you've just spent all your money then it's like 'omg when will I get money, what if they sell out!'. I find it so awkward as well espeically when I have things in my hands like today, my brolley and a plastic bag and my hand bag with straps that always fall down and sometimes it's boiling and I always bump into people and things lol

It doesn't help that I saw that Panarama about Primark, but a girl at the end said you shouldn't boycot them because then these people don't get the work and then they don't eat, but I avoided Primark on saturday because I saw the advert for it and then wen't today and feel a bit bad!

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11 replies since 26th June 2008 • Last reply 26th June 2008

I hate shopping. I also feel awkward when I am out and about, I drop money at the till, forget to take my card back, get too warm and feel icky!

Online shopping is the best for me, I just wish I didn't have to pay almost the same amount of money on import tax as I do on the actual item!
I usually feel like I'm being watched in the shop and just leave. Major paranoia haha

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ya I get that way. I get excited when payday comes around thinking I might have extra for some goodies. After doing the bill paying and the grocery(WHICH I HATE DOING BUT IT MUST BE DONE) I will get something for the girls and not feel so bad but when I get something for myself even thu I been needed(flip flops or a pair shorts) it I feel all bad that I end up taking it back, and then I get upset the day after I take it back for doing so.

This is why I pefer doing my shoping online. At least I wont have time to get that shoppers remorse and take it back and if i am having a bad day on the day it comes in it will brighten my day!! Happy

I just hate the going though the racks trying to find my size and then several trips to the fitting room(which sucks when you have kids with you saying loudly "mommy you are wearing blue underwear" or "mommy your butt is bigger than mine" o.o) and not to mention the rude cashiers I will occationally get.

So yes shopping and me deffently have the love/hate relationship going! lol

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I dread having to shop with kids and for kids, my mum was always like 'what about this' and i'd just say yes and never wear it haha

I'd do online shopping for everything but if it doesn't fit then you have to send it back!

And on saturday when I went shopping there was like nothing I wanted at all!

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I like going shopping with my mum so she'll buy me things =P I definately have to be in the right mood, and really resent it if I'm not.

With the Primark thing, boycotting isn't gonna make a difference anyway. Boycotting will ease your conscience but it won't stop the company doing what they do.

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I like shopping, especially at thrift stores, excep when they're busy. Crowds freak me out and I start panicking. I also don't like the assistents that come up to you as soon as you enter the store and ask if you need any help, I know they're only being helpful but I feel insulted all most like I'm to dumb to shop on my own. I know it's completly irrational.

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yeh I get really uncomfortable in a crowd espeically when I'm on my own I get really paranoid and think everyone is talking or laughing at me lol yeh that's annoying do i need any help? yeh I could do with an extra tenner!

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I hate when people come up to you as well, but working in Evans I found out why. All big stores will have regular checks where you get given a score, and one of the things you get marked on is how quickly you go up to someone in the store to ask if they need help. If you leave them for even a minute before asking, you get marked down. I had to do it all the time at work and I hated it. Which is why I beg you guys, if someone comes up to you and asks you, however annoying it is, just be nice and say "Nah I'm alright thanks", cause I got some horrible responses just for doing something I would have been yelled at for not doing.

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o I'd never be nasty to someone for that. For two days I had to give out leaflets and the second time was in rain and wind with a big stupid sign and balloons, and it's horrible when people just ignore you so now I always take a leaflet cuz it's a humiliating job!

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I get annoyed being asked if I need anything too, having worked in a few shops I used to just smile and say hi and just if you need anything to ask me.
I hate shopping now, as there are pretty much no alternative shops here, so there is nothing for me, unless I want a basic top or to dress like I'm from the 80's O_o eh no thanks

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it's typical that now I have some money there's nothing i fancy! Although there was one of those belt things that go around your waist or under your boobs I saw the other day but they only had x large and I needed a medium, gutt-ed!

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Thats what always happens to me, I plan and want and want the whole month, but as soon as I get paid, I do not want or find anything to spend my money on. Usually it all ends up going on food and some booze as a treat Happy Need brain organisation!

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