There was a time when I believed shopping to be the same as purchasing.Â I could almost use them synonymously in a sentence.Â I'm betting that much of America feels the same way today.
I have changed.Â I now evaluate what I buy with a lot more scrutiny than I did in the past.Â Largely, this is due to the amount of information available on the Internet.Â I get reviews and reviews before I make a purchase.Â The higher the price, the more searching I'll do.Â I found by the time I'm done doing all the searching, there's enough doubt in my mind (not everyone like every product) that I decide not to make purchase.
In the past, I might go to the mall on a Saturday just to get out of the house.Â Inevitably, I'd find myself in Macy's buying some clothes that I didn't really need.Â By doing all my research online first, I find I don't make that many impulse buys.
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