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What makes people do so much shopping these days?

Postby TalkingPoint » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:15 am

What makes people do so much shopping these days?

What do YOU think?
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Postby MissLT » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:01 am

Their lives are getting better, so they like to have more trash in their houses.... :?

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Postby r1lita » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:34 pm

I got the same idea, for them life is getting better but it's not the case everywhere.
The influence of internet is also considerable, it eases your shopping.

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Postby MissLT » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:51 pm

r1lita wrote:I got the same idea, for them life is getting better but it's not the case everywhere.
The influence of internet is also considerable, it eases your shopping.

Ebay! (for instance) :twisted:

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Re: What makes people do so much shopping these days?

Postby Dixie » Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:11 pm

TP wrote:What makes people do so much shopping these days?

What do YOU think?


Tradition. Just because it's a tradition :evil: Yesterday I came accross a friend on the street and she said she was desperate, she had to buy presents for 20 people!!!!! And didn't know where to start. It's crazy these days.

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Postby wllsp » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:04 pm

As for Russia the answer is simple - people are more well-off than they used to be in 80's and 90's. Oil and metals are expensive and revenue from their export is huge. That results in better salaries for many Russians and they can afford spending lots of money.

Besides plenty of supermarkets have been built here in large cities and it has become easy to do shopping. I even think that appearence of supermarkets changed the way we buy. One just takes a shopping cart, walks around a huge shop and buys whatever they see.

Finally there is another thing that contributes to increase in spending here in Russia but it is rather negative. For last five years real estate prices have increased significantly. As a result even if a family belongs to the midlle class and is quite well-off it often can't save enough money to make a down payment for a property. So they are made to put off buying real estate for a while and as a result have more money to spend on food and other things.

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Postby Hardi » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:34 pm

The more unhappy u are, the more u need to pollute. The more u pollute the more unhappy u are.

The whoole marketing nowdays is build up for pollution. They make products that don't extend more than noted in warranty. It's amazing what ~ they produce. Of course they do better things too, but then they have "pro" in front of name and increased price. Sometime seems it is worked hard to make good thing worst..

But main reason why people buy is that they are depressed. they don't know how to be happy.

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Postby Lac » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:33 am

Do shopping is a kind of entertainment. Of course, people could puchase anything they want through a great deal of diversified services on the internet and they just stay home to order materials they require. However, doing shopping has another significant meaning in which the customers can pratically touch, see, watch all of the necessary stuff in the sale . In addition, the atmosphere in the market itself is still something that attacts buyers to call at.
But i dont think doing shopping would be pervasive if man was busy all the time. As said above, you have lots of reasons to order anything at home instead of going out.
Some of you say it's the better life that makes people going much more shopping. Correct! And also it's a well-to-do life that enables people tie them up with interest in their own business rather than shopping.
Anyway, doing shopping is an amusement for meetings, talks. On my part, however, oh i dislike going shopping . That's the duty of my wife. :lol: :lol:

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Postby MissLT » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:02 pm

Yeah, like my uncle when he first came to the States two years ago, he bought anything he could buy with his first paycheck. After a year, he started to sell them to others since he didn't have enough space in his room and didn't need them at all. Now he's started to realize he only needs to buy what he needs, not what he doesn't need even though it is cheap.

Things are more affordable then it was before; therefore, people tend to buy what they don't even need-- it's the case of Ebay products or garage sale, I believe. That's why they sell them to others with cheaper price. And people who couldn't afford the original price can now buy those products. Henceforth, the shopping circle keeps going. [Yell out: I love shopping, by the way!] :twisted:

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Postby Laxuan » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:48 pm

I think shopping isn't suitable for me, it's a waste of time to walk around for many hours just to buy
clothes, jewelry, or something like that. My mother or my girlfriend often do this for me.

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Postby greencat » Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:45 pm

Firstly, people are becoming richer, they have more money to spend.
Secondly, products nowaday are more diversified not only in appereance but also in purpose. So people now have more choices. You can see that cellphone company continually introduce their new design with new services. Or tendency of fashion changes according to time.
And people don't want to be left behind. They get bored with the old ones and keep their eyes on the newer. Especially for the rich, who have so much money to spend, they always like unique things. To some extend, shopping is a way to show how generous they are.

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Postby JMD » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:42 pm

my guess is that they think materials will make them happy. or maybe they think their worth goes hand in hand with the stuff they have.,,

but anyways, everyone has a different reason for that..

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Postby geminibuon » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:35 am

I think people can earn more money than the past. So they spend money for shopping to make their life more comfortable than the past. In addition, shopping develop the economy 8)

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shoping

Postby NehaRajput » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:06 am

I think the things that make us to shop more and more, are following which have very high influnces on our lives.
media,
advertisements
posters.
glamour
and much more. BY seeing all this daily, we wish to have all this stuf too, whether necessary for us or not. WE just by seeing all this want to buy them.
And also for sake of being better than others , being glamourous, and fashionable, we buy numbers of useless things, and spend our money.

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Not likely

Postby fefanng » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:16 am

All people do not shopping more in the world. For example, in China, people prefer to save their money in bank, stock market and other invest ways.

Why do people in other countries do more shopping? Because those countries have better welfare system so that the people do not need to worry about their future medicare fee, their children's education and other unexpected expanse. As a result, when they get money in hand, they spend them.

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Postby exceedego » Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:47 am

LennyeTran wrote:Their lives are getting better, so they like to have more trash in their houses.... :?

I agree with you, since lives getting much better, there are more and more useless thing at home

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Postby marion » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:49 am

I think it's anthropological and solicial problem or it's humans's attributes.you know we tend to draw comparison with others,so when you dress not good,you want to win.what's more,when you are free you got sth to do ,shopping is a good way to kill time.

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these days people are like much and more shoping

Postby krishan » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:51 am

I am an indian,india is a developing country. The people are becoming rich day by day. We are looking that they want change in their life. They are getting good education and earn a lot of money. In the present time we are looing many shopping mall and complex. People have a lot of money and they want to spend the money. The desire to spend the money is day by day increasing. That's the reason they want to more shopping.

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Postby marion » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:16 am

from the answers posted by others,people tend to think going to shopping is the the result of getting rich and desiring to live well.but in my opinion,it's just the facial(on the surface) clues,in word and deed,it's deposition,we know,some people are very rich but dislike shopping ,they hate the bargaining,hate shuttling in the supermarkets,but you will say most people like shopping especial girls.Right,that's because most people are common persons and the girls' characteristic are different for mens'.

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Postby Bambang » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:53 pm

Laxuan wrote:I think shopping isn't suitable for me, it's a waste of time to walk around for many hours just to buy
clothes, jewelry, or something like that. My mother or my girlfriend often do this for me.



Still you go shopping my friend. The difference is you don't want to spend much time to do it. The essence is the same dude. But on this case, you do not go shopping directly to the shop. You get someone to do it for you. What a good strategy!!!


Next, I'd like to invite any body in this forum to reduce our shopping habit on unimportant things. We should buy something because we need it, not because we want it. Before we buy something, we should ask ourselves "Do I really need this thing?" or "Do I just want it?". So let's buy something because we need it.

My friend, what selfish creatures we are when we go shopping uncontrollably while there are thousands or maybe millions of people who are starving to death.
Why don't we put side some of our money for them, the needy.
:cry:

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Postby lady » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:16 am

people is working and they win money and than they want to spend this money for them needs because this necessary for them


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