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#1 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

Has anyone else found that online shopping makes it a little too easy to keep buying 'just one more' present to put under the tree.  

For one, there's so much more choice, and it's so exciting to have parcels arriving at the door.

I keep finding things that the kids just *must have* under the tree.  biggrin.gif

At least I've been restrained and buying things for everyone else, and not myself wink.gif

Edited by SlinkyMalinki, 06 December 2012 - 02:22 PM.


#2 Ianthe

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

I find it easier to keep buying for sure because I don't have to carry it. I haven't gone OTT though but I have done the majority of my shopping online and I am so unstressed about Christmas.

#3 Frau Farbissina

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

I find it restricts me a bit. When I am in the shops I find it a lot easier to just buy one more. When shopping online I umm and ahh over things, check prices between RRP in shops here and also usually have to think of postage costs. By the time I hit the final key to make the transaction I've made sure I only have what I really want to get!

Edited by Frau Farbissina, 05 December 2012 - 05:22 PM.


#4 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

Absolutely! My spare room in the garage is slowly filling up with the many bits and pieces I have been accumulating for Christmas. It's just so easy to buy and I know I'm probably going to be a little horrified once I have it all out on Christmas Eve. Oh well, some can be put away for birthdays...

#5 Foogle

Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

I actually find the opposite.  I was at the shopping centre today for the first time in a couple of weeks and I found myself purchasing opportunistically.  A whole lot more than I do on the Net.


#6 MotherClucker

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

I agree OP. Amazon is evil lol. Id say 90% of my Christmas money has been spent there. PS: They are still saying delivery from the 18-24th today..,

#7 Fright bat

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

I love online shopping. DH an I did ALL our shopping last night while drinking cups of tea and the kids slept. It was bliss. And we bought heaps less because there was no real opportunistic buying, just what was on the list.

#8 whale-woman

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

I think I'm equally bad at the shops or on-line...

#9 Riotproof

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

I find it much easier to say that I'm done when doing online shopping. I also plan and work out exactly what to get, whereas it can be very hard to browse and consider things when you have a toddler with you.

I have no idea how my mother survived without online shopping, although, I think she used to go to Kmart a lot which was open late.

#10 Kay1

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

Yep I have caught myself out with the 'set and forget' mentality. Order some gifts for one child, they take a few weeks to arrive and in the meantime I forget and get them something else. My kids did rather well out of this phenomena last year. blush.gif

#11 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 05/12/2012, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep I have caught myself out with the 'set and forget' mentality. Order some gifts for one child, they take a few weeks to arrive and in the meantime I forget and get them something else. My kids did rather well out of this phenomena last year. blush.gif


This seems to be my problem too.

Actually, if I know what I'm buying, I'm restrained, but when I'm just browsing looking for ideas, thats when I'm at my worst.

#12 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE (Ferdinand @ 06/12/2012, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep a spreadsheet of what I've bought for whom to prevent this. As soon as it's ordered it goes on the list and then I place an x in the 'arrived' column when it's been delivered.

I don't have a spreadsheet, but I do have a notebook in my handbag that I keep up-to-date with whatever I buy, either in store or online.  That way I know when I'm done.  Nearly finished now!  Whew!

#13 **Xena**

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:51 AM

Apparently studies have found people spend more online and if using credit cards/eftposbecause it's harder to equate with real money.

#14 ekbubby

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

yep all too easy.

I buy a lot online as living in Tasmania there really isn't much of a choice here.

I have bought probably 80% online for Christmas, but yes I do find I buy 'just one more little thing' lol

I also don't really have a list to go buy, I just see something nice, think of who would like it and then buy it.

Shopping is my hobby.. blush.gif

#15 robot sm

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

I use online stores as kind of wish-lists, I look around and add things to the cart then I can review it and see how much they add up to.  I rarely actually buy the stuff though, it's more like window shopping.

#16 ~kacee~

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

Definitely. DD has many more presents than I should have bought! I'm bad when I think I'm getting a good deal - and online shops (especially overseas ones) have such good prices that I get sucked in every time.

#17 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 05/12/2012, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For one, there's so much more choice, and it's so exciting to have parcels arriving at the door.

I keep finding things that the kids just *must have* under the tree.  biggrin.gif

This is so true! It's been made worse for me because I've ordered everything for the wedding online, so I had a steady stream of shoes, wedding dress, bouquets, table runners, chair sashes, candles, invitations, favour boxes, chocolates etc PLUS all the stuff for Christmas.

I'm currently waiting for the bridesmaid dresses, DSDs dresses and the flower girl dress to arrive, as well as the suits and shirts for the boys.

I did buy a heap of stuff for DSDs... but I normally do and get told to restrain myself LOL Though this year I was a little better.

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 06/12/2012, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually, if I know what I'm buying, I'm restrained, but when I'm just browsing looking for ideas, thats when I'm at my worst.

This! I am the same!

Edited by PussyDids, 06 December 2012 - 10:20 AM.


#18 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

I just have a shopping problem
in store or online
whatever time of year

#19 Bluenomi

Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

I find it's too easy to grab things for myself while I'm getting presents. I tihnk I'm paying for postage anyway...

#20 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

OMG I ordered DD a big tin spinning top yesterday afternoon, and it just arrived!  New record for quick delivery I think.




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