5 Ways to Avoid Buyers Regret

Lockdown took me down an unfamiliar path. Online shopping. A nightmare. So glad I can now go back to the shops to try things on in real life.

“During the pandemic, many…turned to online shopping, by choice or necessity. This can … lead to higher levels of regret as consumers are not able to physically interact with the items they buy”

Janssen-Boyd 2021

New Normal

Our pollies in Australia keep banging on about adjusting to the new normal. What’s their catchphrase? Get in. Get out. So in keeping with this here are 5 ways I plan to achieve it.  

  • Know what you want – So your not distracted
  • Stick to a deadline – Don’t ‘shop til you drop’ Stops you from window shopping
  • Shop alone – Saves you feeling guilty about returning something later
  • Love it or leave it – Saves you having to return it later
  • Don’t be a sucker for a sale

New Habits

I might set these goals for myself but in reality good habits don’t happen overnight. Healthline states it takes an average of 66 days to get into the swing of things. How Long Does it Take to Form a Habit .

OK so here goes. I went down the mall this week. When push comes to shove though I didn’t follow the list 100%. What I wanted wasn’t in stock. The sales were on and I was determined not to come away empty handed.

Buyers Regret

So now I’m am home. The sale item I don’t even want is sitting there staring at me. I have a couple of weeks to return it. I regret buying it.

Think I need to add another point to the list!

  • Be strong 

Dezzie 2022

November 19, 2021 3.05pm GMT

Photo by Anastasia  Shuraeva on Pexels.com
  • How long does it take to form a habit – Healthline
  • Regretting a pandemic purchase? Five ways to avoid buyers remorse in the future – Janssen-Boyd 2021


  • Pollies – Politicians
  • Shop until you drop – (USA, 1900’s) Shop until you are exhausted
  • When push comes to shove – (UK, 1950s) What do you do in reality (Originated from rugby)
  • Down the rabbit hole – (UK, 1865) Can lead to other problems or complications (Originated with Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)

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