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What I Learned While Christmas Shopping

December 23rd, 2007 at 12:16 am

So, Christmas shopping has been a real eye-opener for me this year. First, I'm shocked at how foreign the whole idea of spending hours shopping has become. I am completely out of the habit, and yet that was something I used to do quite regularly.

This season has also taught me why I stopped making shopping trips in the first place: the impulse buy. I bought many gifts for myself. True, some were things I needed and were incredibly good buys, like $30 Reebok shoes. But other buys were pure impulses, like a winter hat and ear headband, and slippers. Yes, they were cheap. In fact, I think combined they totaled $15. But I don't NEED them. I have slippers. I have a hat and headband. So, I took both the hat and the slippers back to the store today. And I had to force the woman at JCPenneys to give me a refund on my credit card instead of a store merchandise card. But I'm now $15 richer. And just slightly irritated at how easy it is to fall back into old spending habits.

2 Responses to “What I Learned While Christmas Shopping”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Its hard to be careful all the time, is'nt it??

  2. luxliving Says:

    Great that you were able to return the stuff and get the
    credit how you wanted it. Penney's is bad about returns sometimes. I tried to return a sweater once that my Mom had bought me for a gift (exchange it actually)..."Oh we no longer carry that!" Poooooo, yeah, well you did sell it to her and here's her purchase price right on the tag, so yeah, exchange me $ for $ people. Sometimes they do seem to force you to get a bit on the indignant side.

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