Have you ever gone a little over the top at an online sale and then had mega regrets a week later?
Well, you’re not alone. As it turns out, about 82 percent of online shoppers feel the same way. Whoops!
Our finder.com.au analysts found that 82 per cent of us, which is equivalent to a whopping 6.8 million Aussies, have dealt with buyer’s remorse after shopping online. And since Australians spent $19.8 billion online last year, that’s a lot of money spent on some potentially regrettable purchases.
We all know how much fun online shopping can be, so much fun in fact that it can be pathological.
Online shopping addiction is a real thing, so it’s not a stretch to see how some of us can get a little bit carried away and regret it later, in the same way that we might regret a few too many cocktails or a bit too much coin spent on the pokies.
So how do you avoid that annoying guilt of knowing you spent $200 on a skirt you now realise you can’t return and you have nowhere to wear?
Since I myself have found myself in this predicament many a time, I’ve come up with a few strategies to avoid next-day regret.