Confessions of an Online Shopping Addict

I have a new Sunday routine that is starting to put a serious dent in my wallet. My credit cards literally sat me down last night and had an intervention. Ok, that part didn’t really happen but I sort of wish it hard. For the past month or so I have been waking up on Sunday mornings, making my coffee and crawling into bed with my laptop where I then spend the next 2 hours shopping online. I ordered 6 pairs of shoes yesterday. I know that I am not actually going to keep all 6 pairs of shoes, but there was a sale and I wanted to see which pair I actually liked better. The fun part is waiting for the package to arrive that week. Most of the time I forget everything that I have ordered, so opening the box when it arrives is like a surprise. The not fun part is that I usually only end up keeping one of the things in the box. I then have to pack up the rest, fill out the return label and make my way to the post office. All in all, my little Sunday morning shopping trip ends up costing me way more in time and effort than if I had just gotten out of bed and gone to the mall. These days with the crowds and annoying kiosk workers trying to shove samples your way, I can’t imagine that I am the only one who prefers shopping online. But after giving it some thought, I have come to the conclusion that I am actually spending more money than I thought. First there is the cost of shipping back the package, and then there are the interest fees that can land on your credit card if you don’t get the package back within the billing cycle. Not to mention the items I’ve just kept because I didn’t want to deal with returning them. That’s why I have decided to take it old school and only buy items in person from now on. I’d love to hear from you whether you are more of an in-person or online shopper.

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