What is your Shopping Habits?

In a follow up to my “Shopping – The Difference between Males and Females” blog, I would like to publish some of the feedback I received. There was certainty a very active discussion on the topic and I appreciate the comments. Many comments discussed the factors other than gender that determines our shopping habits. With Christmas around the corner, I thought that a follow up blog with a summary of some of the comments would be interesting.

The discussions included:

  • How one’s personal values dictate theirs’ shopping habits.
  • One’s background and profession plays a role. For example it was suggested that a Finance background may lead to a more conservative approach to shopping.
  • How some people did not look at a sale as a saving, however looked at the value of the items. The term Value Based Shopping was used.
  • Some people thought that Sales are just a gimmick.
  • We had a great comment about savings during a sale are only a savings as long as you intended to purchase the item anyway….. ie the item was on your shopping list.
  • I loved the comments about comparing shopping to hunting. For some people shopping is a hobby and a sport.
  • There is also the comment about how there is a time value to shopping and sales. Our personal time needs to be considering when determining the value of any sale.

So with Christmas approaching what type of shopping habits do you display?

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About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is passionate about life and thrives on empowering others, in particular when it comes to leadership. Attila has in excess of 17 years of experience in the private, government, not for profit and volunteer sectors. He also has formal qualifications in business, management, training and legal services. He is currently study towards his Masters of Business Administration. Attila’s sense of adventure has taken him around the world. His passion for travel includes a number of community projects in developing nations and he has conducted business on four contingents around the globe. Attila has a passion for speaking, writing, training, coaching and consulting individuals, teams and organisations to achieve greatness. Attila writes at his personal blog www.attilaovari.com, where you will find his contact details.

Posted on Thursday, 29 Nov 2012, in Adventure, Family, Personal and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. My partner and I stumbled over here from a different web page and thought
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    Look forward to checking out your web page again.

  2. Since I work around clothing all day long, I shop mostly based on content tags.
    It tells me instantly information about how it will wear, feel, and wash.
    Most anything else is a secondary feature after the content tag.
    Good post!
    -L

  3. I believe in value based shopping.

  4. I shop…for materials to make wreaths to decorate our house, for holiday music to make holiday thumb drive gifts, and for top quality ingredients to make speculaas, springerle, kolacki and other traditional European cookies. I shop to buy materials and ingredients to make into gifts to give :)

  5. I do as little shopping as possible and I figure that I’ve done without all the gimicky things for the last 51 years, so I don’t need them now. I also figure if I don’t see things I don’t want them, so I only go to the shops when I really need to. For Christmas I usually start in September so I am done before the school holidays start. I don’t want to be anywhere near the shops then!

  6. I do almost all my shopping (Christmas or not) at thrift stores. I volunteer in one and once I started I just can’t bring myself to buy anything new! The quality of a lot of vintage items is vastly better than what is made today.
    And then there’s the thrill of the hunt, even when you don’t know what you’re hunting for!
    Merry Christmas to you!

  7. my shopping habits have changed this year. Instead of wasting money on mainly unneeded gifts, we are each making and baking something for each other

  8. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Why not Giving Tuesday? This was posted by NAMI which is National Alliance for Mental Illness. I thought it was beautiful.

  9. I am definitly always looking a value. I refuse to shop for christmas. I use too, but a couple of years ago I stopped. I tried to train my family and let them know that the whole year is like Christmas. That part of Christmas I don’t do anymore. :)

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