1 Updates
British spend 3.2 bn pound a year on flimsy shopping
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

British spend 3.2 bn pound a year on flimsy shopping

Sep 22 2013, 5:40am CDT | by IANS

London, Sep 22 (IANS) Shopping can be a great stress buster for many. According to a survey, British nationals can spend as much as 3.8 billion pounds annually to improve their mood.

London, Sep 22 — Shopping can be a great stress buster for many. According to a survey, British nationals can spend as much as 3.8 billion pounds annually to improve their mood. A research by...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

British spend 3.2 bn pound a year on flimsy shopping

Sep 22 2013, 5:40am CDT | by IANS

London, Sep 22 (IANS) Shopping can be a great stress buster for many. According to a survey, British nationals can spend as much as 3.8 billion pounds annually to improve their mood.

London, Sep 22 — Shopping can be a great stress buster for many. According to a survey, British nationals can spend as much as 3.8 billion pounds annually to improve their mood.

A research by VoucherCodes.co.uk. has found out that a lot of people buy things like clothes, shoes and handbags, which they don't need, to just pamper themselves, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

An average wardrobe might hold unworn clothes worth 92 pounds and are piled up by women because of their emotional tendencies.

The research reveals that women fall prey to temptation more often than men, and spend an average of 92 pounds on guilty purchase, while men spend up to 70 pounds.

"We've all been guilty of making a flimsy excuse to buy something we know we don't need - and we've all felt that shame afterwards when we realise we've wasted cash on something that will just end up at the back of your wardrobe," said Anita Naik, consumer editor, VoucherCodes.co.uk.

Top 10 impulse-buy excuses:

- I'm feeling really down so I deserve a treat.

- I've just been paid so I deserve a treat.

- There's only one left in my size, it's meant to be.

- 'I've had a terrible day and this will make up for it.

- If I buy this in a smaller size it will encourage me to slim into it.

- My life will be better because of it.

- All my friends have this and I'll look silly if I don't.

- If I buy this, it will make the other things I own better.

- Everyone's seen me in all my things on Facebook, so I have to buy something new.

- I'm too embarrassed to say no to the sales assistant.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Rogen may star in Steve Jobs biopic
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Seth Rogen is reportedly in talks with Sony studio to star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in their upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.
 
 
Lindsay Lohan denies dating Tom Cruise
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan has denied she's secretly dating actor Tom Cruise.
 
 
French Montana has reunited with Khloé Kardashian?
French Montana has reunited with Khloé Kardashian?
French Montana says Khloé Kardashian will be his ''baby forever'' and hinted they may have already rekindled their ''special relationship'' following their split last month.
 
 
Robert Downey Jr. gives wife permission to scratch his face
Robert Downey Jr. gives wife permission to scratch his face
Robert Downey Jr. have given his pregnant wife, Susan Downey, permission to scratch his face and yell at him when she is giving birth to their daughter next month.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Three Iraqis arrested on terror charges in Switzerland
Geneva, Nov 1 (IANS) Swiss authorities Friday said they arrested three Iraqi nationals suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Europe. The office of the attorney general of Switzerland said in a statement that the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Pakistan repatriates 29 Afghans
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Pakistan handed over 29 Afghans arrested during a military operation in its northwestern tribal region to Afghan authorities, the army said Friday. The Pakistani security forces had launched a...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Less than half of Americans support stricter gun laws: Poll
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Less than half of Americans said they back tougher gun laws, which is significantly lower than the 58 percent recorded just after the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Zimbabwe's main opposition calls for fresh polls again
Harare, Oct 31 (IANS) Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T party said Friday economic challenges confronting the country could only be resolved if the country holds free and fair polls. MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai told...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trapped miners confirmed dead: Colombia
Bogota, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) Twelve workers trapped by a flood inside a coal mine in the northwestern province of Antioquia are dead, Colombian authorities said Friday. "With an inspection we made in the night hours, we...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
10,000 agents searching for missing Mexican students
Mexico City, Oct 31 (IANS/Prensa Latina) The search for the 43 students who disappeared in Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, continued Friday with participation of 10,000 agents, including federal forces,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Unicef wants unimpeded delivery of aid to kids in CAR
Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Friday asked for unhampered delivery of humanitarian assistance to children in need of support amid the recent episodes of unrest in Central African Republic (CAR...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UN calls for inclusive urban development
United Nations, Oct 31 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa Friday called for an inclusive and sustainable approach for urban development that considers the needs of marginalised groups. Commemorating the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ponzi schemer in US cheats residents of $22 mn, jailed
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) If you have been one of those approached by some 'known' person for investing in something with an assurance of 'easy money', you may benefit reading about this Ponzi schemer, jailed in the US...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China pledges $81 mn financial assistance for Afghanistan
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China Friday pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan (about 81 million dollars) to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on Afghanistan held here. China...
Read more on Politics Balla