Drunk online shopping is becoming a real issue

If you know me, you know I love to online shop.

To be honest, I don’t know whether to call it an addiction or an obsession.

Tomato, to-mot-o if you ask me.

 

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Shopping has become too easy, too convenient and too perfect.

I have websites that I am signed up for email alerts which then send me exclusive discounts. Let’s just say, I have so many emails coming in that I don’t even see them all. But if I’m on the hunt for something and that email subject line is just that, I’ll give it a click.

I have apps on my phone for Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Groupon, Amazon, Poshmark and Like to Know It. To be honest, I have limited myself to having only those apps on my phone because I know if I have other ones, I’ll look at them.

And looking, most likely means spending.

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But let’s be real, now I have these apps on my phone for me to use anytime, anywhere. (Shoutout to having unlimited data usage! 🙌🏼)

And anytime, anywhere (and unlimited data) means I can use them during any impulsive moment. And, when you’re drunk with your girls and they tell you that you need that purple hair chalk for Coachella — YOU ORDER IT!

Plain and simple.

For that matter, it’s easier to make those decisions when you’re drunk: alone or with friends.

For example: a conversation between me and me.

“Should I get my dog this agility course to practice in the backyard?”

“For sure, why not.”

“Oh wait, I don’t have a backyard.”

“It’s fine, it will fit in the living room.”

And now, here I am with an agility course that my dog has no desire to run through.

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Or, there’s the orders that require a minimum to get free shipping. And free shipping to me is a deal breaker.

So, instead of paying the $5.95 for shipping, I have managed to pay WAY more than that by adding upcoming birthday gifts, candles or dainty jewelry to the shopping cart all with a glass of wine in hand.

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And just when I thought I was venting, NBC informed me that I’m not the only one getting Amazon deliveries not knowing what they are until I open the box.

Check out this video from NBC that gave some interesting facts.

Drunk online shopping is damaging finances for more and more people. Orders are up 48 percent on a Friday AFTER 2 AM! Like, what?!

This is a real epidemic, y’all.

Everyone knows the saying, “shop til you drop.” Well I hope none of you are dropping to the floor when your bills come.

In the end, will I curb my online shopping behavior? Probably not. What about my wine ? Doubtful.

I’ll just make sure to only shop from companies with great return policies!

A girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do, right?

— Hailey



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