There are some funny excuses for buying something extravagant that you may have used in the past. We all love to treat ourselves every now and then, and when the sales come to town, it's even more of an excuse to loosen those purse strings and go shopping crazy. I don't know about you, but I love to shop and I do have to hide some of my purchases from my significant other or give him one of the following excuses for buying something which may be a little out of my price range.
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- it was a bargain!
- it's an investment
- i needed it to go with my (insert item here)
- i'll get so much wear out of them
- i needed to treat myself
- i have been saving up for this for ages
- weird thing happened, i was walking by the cash desk on my way out of the store and the bag just jumped into my hand, dragged me to the cashier, took my money out of my purse and made me pay for it! it's possessed!
1 It Was a Bargain!
This is one of the most common excuses for buying something that most people have used at some point in their lives. I know it's one I overuse. You have had your eye on that item for a while and it was $250. But now, WOW, it's been marked down to $100! How many of us have fallen for that trick and then fooled ourselves that it was a bargain when we wouldn't even consider it if it was at the sale price originally?! It all comes down to the canny psychological sales tactics of the savvy store.
2 It's an Investment
Awww, the classic 'It's an Investment' excuse. There is some truth in this though, as there are some items which will hold their value or increase in value if they're a limited edition. Handbags and jewellery are two examples. As long as it isn't an investment that is going to sit at the back of your wardrobe and that you're going to forget about, this excuse works!
3 I Needed It to Go with My (Insert Item Here)
This is one of those excuses that will never get old. You needed that item to go with the other item (which was an investment or a bargain!).
4 I'll Get so Much Wear out of Them
This is the classic Monica-from-F.R.I.E.N.D.S excuse. Remember when she saw those boots and she just had to have them because they would go with EVERYTHING? Yep, we have all been there. We all saw how that ended too! Sometimes, you don't get as much wear out of the item as you initially think.
5 I Needed to Treat Myself
Yes, you have had a hard day/week/month/year (delete as appropriate) and you need something just to take the edge off life and all that it hurls at you. Sometimes we do need to treat ourselves. It does become a problem if you're perpetually treating yourself though!
6 I Have Been Saving up for This for Ages
This is another great excuse which people can't really argue with. After all, it's your hard earned cash which you have been saving, so regardless of the fact that the novelty of the purchase may wear off soon enough, if you have been saving, don't let anyone rain on your purchasing parade.
7 Weird Thing Happened, I Was Walking by the Cash Desk on My Way out of the Store and the Bag Just Jumped into My Hand, Dragged Me to the Cashier, Took My Money out of My Purse and Made Me Pay for It! It's Possessed!
Believe it or not, I have used this one. Sometimes it does feel as though there are items in the store which are calling you and casting some sort of magical spell. From the bewitching bag to the dazzling dress, sometimes it feels as though their one and only desire is for us rescue them from the stuffy store and give them the loving home they deserve!
These are my favorite excuses. Do you have any others which I can use in the future? I would love to hear!
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