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Are You Mindful About Your Shopping Habits?
If a thrift shop sells an item for $1.00 while its actual value is $147.77, would you buy it? Would you buy it if you know for certain you don't need it and don't foresee needing it in your lifetime? Even if resale or gifting is not on your mind would you?
I will not purchase anything that is not worth the value. I decide if the purchase is worth the value. As you mentioned is the same item is sold at $1 then there is no reason for spending unnecessary cash into the purchase.
But at the same time when something are priced according to 'Cost for quality', I will not hesitate the purchase. Example are cakes and chocolates. Cheap chocolates are made of minimal cocoa and ample of sugar. While the overpriced ones has a distinctive cocoa taste. Same goes for the cakes, the cheaper ones just has the cheap chocolate flavoring, while genuine expensive cakes are rich in the flavors of cocoa or butter or orange.
Meanwhile, I have already advised my husband not to spend cash on purchase of any gifts, flowers or chocolates during Valentine's day because it is not worth the 'seasonal hiked pricing', and instead do the spending for my birthday or our anniversary. It was OK for the purchase during our initial courting period but after 3 years of steady relationship, we should compromise on some savings .
So for me, it is the choice of product and the quality of product which decides the pricing is worth or not
I doubt it, not at this status in my life. The only reason for me to buy it would be resell on eBay as I have an account there. But, in times past I have purchased things I could do without, and could not wear because I was in a stressed out emotional state, and was purchasing the items in a hurry. Some women have a tendency to do that.
As we live, we learn a few things and so is it with shopping. At this time in my life; I shop very little. I do not need anything in particular. My husband does the grocery shopping, as he is very controlled.
I am aware of my shopping habits and I am not ashamed to buy things from charity shops to help charities and to save money. I buy things that are useful to me and try not to buy things because it is cheap and I don't need it.
The question would be if I didn't need the item but wanted it, then I would buy it. I do comparison shopping at stores, checking out the closeout sections and don't mind going to thrift stores, garage sales, rummage sales and so on. Yes I am mindful because my bills and groceries are high priority. Plus I don't go for many knickknacks because we already have enough of those in the house.
Maybe the only thing I might not buy used are electronics because they tend to get broken easily and new ones come with good warranties. But I shop around and see which places offer the best prices.
I always have a plan and purpose for whatever I purchase. I read labels weight and measures at the store. The thrift shop is even planned. I have in mind my needs, others needs and wants as well as resale which I do regularly.
I never buy something I don't need, even if there is a big price difference. I admire the person who could sell it on Ebay for a profit, though, and if you are into that kind of thing, that might be a good reason to buy. Especially if you know you could resell it easily. Still, I am still trying to get rid of tons of stuff I've been given over the years now! I don't need more!
Yes I am very mindful of what I buy. I always check how much it is as well as the quality.
I've learned to write lists when I grocery shop and to avoid impulse buying. I do love to window shop but I have to go with that in mind or I will end up purchasing unnecessary items.
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