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  1. The influence of Online shopping addiction is becoming so predominant that we seriously need to start to worry. The ease of access to get whatever you want to be delivered to your doorstep is a factor making this addiction problem prevail. This problem is beginning to affect those that sell offline because a lot of people prefer buying online.

    Google and similar sites don’t even help matters because as soon as you search about a product before you know it, wherever you go to that particular product would pop up.

    Of recent, I search a particular product in google and then later that day I opened my Instagram account and before I knew it I saw that particular product I searched on my field as an ad and this made me make the purchase. This was an addiction that I succumb to all thanks to google. 

    It is a real problem and we need to have a lot of restraint to be able to withstand it.

    1. Thanks for your comment Jay. That one click Amazon buy button was a game changer. LOL. Everyone has adopted that strategy.
      When my home began busting at the seams with stuff flowing out of every room I began to adopt this strategy I mentioned in the post:

      Before shopping online try these Minimalist Living tips. Before I make a big purchase I follow these simple steps:

      I ask myself if I really need the item.
      I wait at least a week before buying to see if I really would like to buy the item.
      I ask myself if there is another item I already own that will satisfy my need.
      I ask myself if I could borrow the item.
      I ask if buying the item used would satisfy my need.

      Give it a try. I was a great place to start for me 😉

  2. AvatarMerlynmac says:

    Wow, this is quite a eye opening post.

    I had no idea we spend more on shoes, jewelry, and watches than on education.  That’s just not right.  The ratio of children to toys is a bit excessive too.  I have to admit there are 3 TVs in my household and only 2 people so I guess I’m slightly better than the average but still, I can see where this might be too much.

    Believe it or not, I’m not much of a shopper.  I do buy whatever I want when I want it but they are usually high-end items like a laptop that I’ll keep for 5-7 years before I replace it.

    My mother is addicted to shopping but her addiction is in-person at brick and mortar stores.  Do you have any posts or recommendations on how to address her addiction?  I fear it will one day leave her without the means to support herself.  I’m just not sure how to approach it where she won’t take offense.

    Thank you for this post,

    Scott

  3. The influence of Online shopping addiction is becoming so predominant that we seriously need to start to worry. The ease of access to get whatever you want to be delivered to your doorstep is a factor making this addiction problem prevail. This problem is beginning to affect those that sell offline because a lot of people prefer buying online.

    Google and similar sites don’t even help matters because as soon as you search about a product before you know it, wherever you go to that particular product would pop up.

    Of recent, I search a particular product in google and then later that day I opened my Instagram account and before I knew it I saw that particular product I searched on my field as an ad and this made me make the purchase. This was an addiction that I succumb to all thanks to google. 

    It is a real problem and we need to have a lot of restraint to be able to withstand it.

  4. AvatarMerlynmac says:

    Wow, this is quite a eye opening post.

    I had no idea we spend more on shoes, jewelry, and watches than on education.  That’s just not right.  The ratio of children to toys is a bit excessive too.  I have to admit there are 3 TVs in my household and only 2 people so I guess I’m slightly better than the average but still, I can see where this might be too much.

    Believe it or not, I’m not much of a shopper.  I do buy whatever I want when I want it but they are usually high-end items like a laptop that I’ll keep for 5-7 years before I replace it.

    My mother is addicted to shopping but her addiction is in-person at brick and mortar stores.  Do you have any posts or recommendations on how to address her addiction?  I fear it will one day leave her without the means to support herself.  I’m just not sure how to approach it where she won’t take offense.

    Thank you for this post,

    Scott

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