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Old 04-08-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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Oniomania? Seems like a reference to an onion fanatic, BUT it’s actually the psychological term for a shopping addiction. modcut

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Old 04-08-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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Is this a legit post? I'm not clicking the link.
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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Is this a legit post? I'm not clicking the link.
Its just the source of the article
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:11 PM
 
Location: trapped in the body of a dying animal
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Amazon is awesome- not always the cheapest price, but usually close if not the cheapest. And when I need specific items like car parts, plumbing/electrical items, etc... point and click shipping sure beats running around town during banker's-hours looking for an item that lots of places just don't keep in stock.

My wife orders way too much crap on Amazon... but I think that's just a function of that second X chromosome

We have separate 'disposable income' accounts with mutually agreed upon automatic deposits for a reason
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I subscribed to Amazon prime so we could watch the TV shows, and because we order vitamins there often. That has taken away the need to spend $50 per purchase, which made us buy more. I mostly only buy things that I need...specialty light bulbs, supplements, the parts for my transmission (saved $500 over the dealership quote by replacing sensors at home), kitchen tools. If I go to the store for stuff, I'm likely to buy a lot of things I don't need, just because I see them. Shopping online cuts out that urge.
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:27 PM
 
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If you cannot control your spending it does not matter where you shop.
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:31 PM
 
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If you cannot control your spending it does not matter where you shop.
Too true.

One of our tenants was a compulsive shopper. She started out bingeing at Macy's, then Target, then KMart, and finally Dollar Tree. We know this because she left mountains of purchases behind, each still in its plastic bag.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:23 PM
 
Location: trapped in the body of a dying animal
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Too true.

One of our tenants was a compulsive shopper. She started out bingeing at Macy's, then Target, then KMart, and finally Dollar Tree. We know this because she left mountains of purchases behind, each still in its plastic bag.
Gawd... that's sad
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:12 PM
 
Location: la la land
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the parts for my transmission (saved $500 over the dealership quote by replacing sensors at home),
My son is an auto mechanic and has an account with a parts dealer, he gets a 15% discount but he frequently beats that for parts on Amazon
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I got over shopping for everything on Amazon after I got rid of Prime and started doing serious comparison shopping. Especially things like order online to be shipped to store to get free shipping, like Home Depot and Walmart.
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