If anyone took a peek at our bank statements, they’d see that a larger-than-average proportion of our earnings are spent online. After all, who has time to actually go shopping these days?
If, like us, you’re permanently glued to New In and can’t resist a peek at the Outlet before bed, you may be addicted to online shopping: here are some of the signs to watch out for…
You can’t remember the last time you went into an actual store
Because you can online shop in your pyjamas in front of Made in Chelsea, and you can’t really do that in the middle of the Trafford Centre.
When you do go shopping, you get far too flummoxed
TOO MANY CLOTHES.
The staff at the Post Office know you by name
You’re so often picking up parcels and dropping off returns that it’s becoming a running joke with the man behind the counter. He now considers you best friends, and sends you a Christmas card each year.
You spend more time at work online shopping than actually working
Some call it skiving – we call it market research.
Flash sales got you like:
You never have any money because you’re always waiting for refunds on your parcels
Your social life is on hold for up to 28 working days. Sorry.
Black Friday is your favourite day of the year
Forget birthdays; Christmas is so last year. In your mind, it’s all about Black Friday – the online shopper’s favourite day of the year, with Cyber Monday coming a close second. Last year, all the Black Friday deals had you in cold sweats, so you’ve got a proper action plan in place this year to ensure you bag the best bargains (lots of coffee and a midnight alarm).
When you see someone online shopping, you can’t help but look
And make helpful suggestions. (We think they’re helpful, anyway.)
Free next day delivery is basically the BEST THING EVER
Because delayed gratification is never the answer.
You justify any purchase with “…and if I don’t like it, I’ll just send it back!”
But you NEVER do.
Throughout this entire article, you’ve been thinking about what you can buy from MyBag
Don’t worry. We are, too.
The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. The second? Treating yourself to a new designer handbag…