What Kind Of Shopper Are You? Take This Personality Test
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) It's that time of year again. On Thanksgiving Eve we party, on Thanksgiving Day we eat, and on Black Friday, we shop! While some are spending Thanksgiving afternoon preparing their festive dinners, others are preparing their lounge chairs, sleeping bags and packable snacks for their annual parking lot camp-out. The enticing Black Friday sales attract all different kinds of shopping extremists.
While one person may be looking for a good deal on a new TV, another person may be looking to cross off every single item on their shopping list. However, despite their differences in goals, shoppers can be easily grouped into categories based on similar characteristics and shopping tendencies. Are you a carefree spender?
Or, maybe you make it a point to only shop with a coupon? Keep reading to find out what kind of shopper you are!
1. The Sale Go-Getter. You are the epitome of a Black Friday extraordinaire. You can't resist a good sale, and when you find one, you don't hesitate to make the purchase, regardless of whether or not you actually need the item. You are also likely to buy more than one of the same item that's on sale in various colors, patterns and scents whichever. A few separate people on your holiday shopping list may get the same item from you, but they'll never know because they don't know each other. There's also a 99% chance that you purchased a matching item for yourself. I mean, the scarves were "buy 2 get one free." How could you possibly go wrong?
2. The Chronic Returner. AKA, the Impulse Buyer! Do you ever make a purchase, large or small, and get home to only experience a wave of unending guilt? If you answered yes, say a big hello to "buyer's remorse." Buyer's remorse comes in many different variations. It can be minimal, like making the choice to purchase yet another pair of heels for $80 because they were adorable instead of buying your mom a birthday present. The Chronic Returner will go home, feel guilty over the purchase and eventually return the shoes.
Others may handle it a different way, maybe by skipping their $10 lunch salads for a week in the attempt to scrounge up some extra cash to get your mom those leather gloves (and keeping the shoes, of course). Alternate forms of buyer's remorse that constantly rattle Chronic Returners come along when making a big, life-altering change, like purchasing a house, car, or even a wedding dress. You may have known in your head exactly what you were looking for when you were shopping for this big-ticket item, and you may have been thrilled when you decided to buy it. Even if the item meets all of the needs on your list, you can't help but wonder if you made the best choice, or, if having waited, you could have found something better. All in all, Chronic Returners (most of the time) suffer from buyer's remorse, which stems from doubt over purchases that were most likely impulse buys. If this is you, make a shopping list before you leave your house, and think twice before buying that $300 fur vest. You don't need it.