… doesn’t mean you have to buy it!
This is the mantra you should be repeating to yourself as you walk through the Boxing Day sales.
Just because the “Deluxe Cheese Straightener” is 75% off, do you really need it? Impulse buying is what Boxing Day sales are all about, if you don’t have a plan on what you want to buy.
Mrs. Caj was pointing an accusatory finger at me when I told her about this posting, because we did manage to find a Wii Fit on December 23rd, by simply walking into a Best Buy at 8:27 PM walking into the aisle where the Wii Fit would be, picking one out of the just opened box and walking away with it. Mrs. Caj and I chuckled the whole way out of the store.
Was this impulse buying? I’ll plead sort of guilty, because we did have some money left over (cash given to us by a relative, thus this was bought with cash) and we were planning on buying the Fit, however, we had also decided that we were going to wait until the next birthday to get it. Is this impulse buying? I’ll plead guilty on this one.
Do I Really Need This?
Remember as you wander through the aisles of RABID shoppers, if you aren’t trying to get something you planned to buy, you are simply impulse buying (or doing some retail therapy), and that is a mistake.