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Retail therapy is when you go shopping for the main purpose of making yourself feel better.
It is a way for people to decompress and distract themselves from the stressors within daily life.
Making shopping decisions can help reinforce a sense of personal control over environment. It helps to ease feelings of sadness.
It isn’t actually a therapy.
– We’ve become a nation measuring out our lives in shopping bags and nursing our psychic ills through retail therapy.
– I needed a lot of retail therapy to help me get over my ex-boyfriend.
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the activity of spending time looking at the goods on sale in shop windows without intending to buy any of them
– Lee and his friend spent a couple of hours window shopping.
– We also go to the movies and go window shopping.
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to compare the price and quality of the same or a similar object in different shops before you decide which one to buy
to look for the most suitable item or service for the lowest price
– When you’re buying a flight, you should always shop around for the best deal.
< n. 名詞 >
a person who enjoys shopping very much and does it a lot
A shopaholic is someone with a shopping addicition.
An informal term of someone with a compulsive buying disorder.
Symptoms include: spending more than they can afford, losing control of the shopping behaviour, harming relationships …
– A self-confessed shopaholic, Diane loved looking for new clothes with her two daughters.
– Jane is a shopaholic who shops to fill the void of lack of attention from her father.
– Joe is a shopaholic who is frequently teased by his classmates about how many credit cards he is maxed out.
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the act of buying something that you had not planned to buy, because you suddenly want it when you see it
It means you purchase something without planning to do so beforehand.
Also, it means the tendency of a customer to buy goods and services without planning in advance.
There are 4 types of impulse purchase – pure impulse purchase, suggestion impulse purchase, reminder impulse purchase, and planned impulse purchase.
It makes people feel good or has emotional value. It happens because such items help people feel better about ourselves and temporarily dampen people’s unhappy thoughts and self doubt.
– They display chocolates next to supermarket checkouts to encourage impulse buying.
– A lot of shopping is impulse buying.
– In-store displays highlight individual items and encourage impulse buying.
– People are doing less impulse buying than in the past.
– If you shop from home, you’re likely to avoid the impulse buying that can happen at a store.
Buyer’s remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchse.
It is frequently associated with the purchase of an expensive item.
It is normal to have buyer’s remorse sometimes.
Understanding current spending habits can help you make better financial decisions in the future.
– Maybe some voters are experiencing buyers’ remorse.
– The court dismissed the complaints about the contracts as “buyer’s remorse”.
．ask for a refund
– demand a refund 堅決要求店方退款
– got a refund 得到了退款
– was given a refund 店方給我辦理了退款