Recently, I have become
quite very obsessed with internet shopping. To the point where hardly a day goes by when I’m not clicking away and ordering something on-line. Whether it’s a pair of shoes that are only available on-line , a bargain yoga dvd (?), or some second-hand books off Amazon (I impulse-bought an Eva Fraser facial exercise book for 1p yesterday – how random!), there is always something that ‘tickles my fancy’!!
That’s the problem with the ease of on-line shopping. And boy, do these retailers know what they’re doing. Especially Amazon. Oh, Amazon with their tempting, conniving ‘buy with 1 click’ button. The impulse-buyers nemesis. I see something that merely interests me…and I’m buying it! As well as the fitness dvd’s and books, I’ve ended up with arts and craft stamp sets, heart-shaped hole punchers, a CD full of ‘running songs’ – I don’t run! a stack of multicoloured tissue paper, a karaoke dvd, an Easter outfit – for my dog! It’s quite ridiculous, and has to stop.
There are some things though that I genuinely really want, I’ve heard the hype, I’ve read the reviews, and I still want them. But with 3 children to clothe, feed and entertain, a car and house to maintain and a wedding to save up for, I simply can’t justify them and have to make do with alternatives…Things like these:
And last but not least,
Hmmm, come to think of it, if I stopped buying crap and second-hand books (on face exercise of all things) even if they are only a penny, maybe I could afford these expensive things. I’d love to know if any of you use, or have tried the more luxurious options and whether you thought they were actually worth the money. What do you lust after, but make do with the cheaper options? Also, are you randomly seduced by the ‘buy with 1 click’ button? Or is it just me?