We don’t have a problem, we can stop any time. We swear…
First, you come across The Item for the first time.
You picture it in your life, completing your wardrobe and complementing your latest lipstick find. You. Must. Have. It.
Then comes the agonising but important Assessment of Need phase. Can you live without it? Probably not. Credit cards limits are referenced, friends may be consulted, but ultimately, you already know.
So, with a satisfying click – it’s yours. It’s on its way.
You have just experienced the ultimate thrill of the chase, the hunting and gathering high of online shopping. Here are eight things that all fellow shopaholics know to be true.
1. The last-minute purchase that tips you into the free-shipping zone is virtually a freebie, right?
When you are just out of reach of the free shipping threshold, the item you sensibly add to your order is really just a bonus, right? Avoiding shipping costs is a skill, and you are the master of it.
2. Stores that remember your details are like caring friends.
It’s almost a tease. “The card ending in xxxx?” Thank you so much for remembering! And you’re right, those suggestions at the bottom of my screen are just what I would buy. You know me so well, favourite store.
3. Buying multiples in a style you love is simply efficient.
When a shopaholic finds the ultimate, comfy flat shoe, the work pants to end all work pants: the multi-buy happens. Buying in different colours is simply common sense, but the true shopaholic knows that you are just thinking of your future self when you buy the same awesome shoe/dress/pant twice (or maybe three times).