Before buying something ask yourself if you really need it

March 29, 2014, 5:01 pm

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The debate "Before buying something ask yourself if you really need it" was started by The_writer on March 29, 2014, 5:01 pm. 10 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 0 person is on the disagree side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

echofrommadiun posted 1 argument, Michelle_M posted 1 argument to the agreers part.


The_writer, echofrommadiun, Michelle_M, tkershaw3, MerciPol and 5 visitors agree.
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If we would scrutinize our purchases, we would likely spend less and save more. Many times we go to purchase a few specific items, yet end up buying more than originally planned. Corporations pay for marketing tips to get us to spend more money - notice how the sugary cereal is on aisles at children's eye level? Items are strategically placed to entice us to buy. Tips to avoid overspending at the grocery store include going when you are not hungry, having a list, and if possible going without the kids! These techniques won't help so much when shopping for clothes or electronics but thinking ahead can help.

5 years, 5 months ago

Sometimes when we go to supermarket to buy some groceries, we end up buying groceries and also things other than groceries. It means sometimes we buy things that we don’t really need. I guess it happens because we don’t have a list of the things we have to buy or we have the list but we are not disciplined enough to stick to the list. So, planning the things we have to buy is necessary so that we are not going to buy things we don’t need.

5 years, 5 months ago
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