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Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

The author of this article has gotten through all of 2017 so far, without shopping for anything except necessities. She claims that it has been a liberating experience. I don't think l could do it! 

 

Here's the link to her op-ed piece from The NY Times:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/opinion/sunday/shopping-consumerism.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&...

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)


@handygal wrote:

The author of this article has gotten through all of 2017 so far, without shopping for anything except necessities. She claims that it has been a liberating experience. I don't think l could do it! 

 

Here's the link to her op-ed piece from The NY Times:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/opinion/sunday/shopping-consumerism.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&...


meh

I could but I like to go and look

shopping doesn't automatically mean buying everything you see

 

more annoying articles like the one about high heels 

 

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

I should do it!

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

I could.  I probably should.  LOL

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I believe our friend @lolakimono did this a couple of years ago! 

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

Absolutely.

 

The shopping experience that I used to enjoy is dead and burried in America.

 

Retailers no longer care what the customer wants, it's take it or leave it, poor quality, poor selection of mostly inferior schlock.

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

Perhaps I should try it.

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Yes

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Define "necessities."  Woman Wink

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

I was born without the shopping gene.  To me, shopping is time wasted that I can’t get back.   I order everything I need, and only go to grocery stores as little as possible.  

 

I used to go to our local mall once a year to buy a Hallmark ornament; that store closed 2 years ago, so it’s been more than 7 years since I shopped an anchor store like Belk or JC Penney.   

 

Purging this house of clutter has been my number one goal for the last 5 years; I want to keep pushing more out the door rather than bring more in.