Recreational Shopping?

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Recreational Shopping?
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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:13am
Now that many of us are in shopping mode, what are your views on shopping? Do you ever shop just for fun? Do you think that's wrong? Is Christmas shopping the same as recreational shopping or different? WDYT?

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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:17am

The only recreational shopping that I voluntary do is in fabric stores and book stores. I take my mil so she can go recreational shopping a lot more than I'd go for just me. And even then, I always have something in mind to buy, even if it's only one spool of thread or a pack of needles.

Chris

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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:24am
ITA, I love, love, love fabric shopping! Lately, I've done some internet fabric shopping; I've found some things I've never seen available in the USA.
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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:26am

heh. I just got home from Joann's, where I needed a styrofoam cone. I ended up with the bolts ends (50% off, plus 50% off the bolt end measure) of 5 different holiday fabrics, 2 1/4 yards of red fleece with black paw prints on it (no sale, but I had a coupon for 40% off, plus it was a bolt end, so 50% off the 1/4 yard) and then 2 yards of a cute holiday fabric, but I couldn't find a bolt end of it ;)

then I had to get a zipper for the fleece fabric (I'm making a dog bed for my ex's niece who got a new puppy). So. A trip for a $1 piece of styrofoam only ended up costing me $37. :) I figure I did pretty well.

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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:27am

I am guilty of this.


If I had an unlimited supply of disposable cash, the vast majority of it would go to Ann Taylor, Baby Gap and Gap Kids, Janie and Jack,

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:27am
Ooh, me, too! I have a couple sources that I like and I've gotten some really cute things.

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Kitty

"Armour.com also has some wonderful tips for emergency preparedness, which include laying in a big supply of canned meat products. When the end comes, you can ponder whether you've been eating the Four Horses of the Apocalypse."--Moon.Pie.Zappa


Click on the Virginia Rescue Center and search for Roxey, VA5165

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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:33am

Do you ever shop just for fun? -- GOD NO!


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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:37am

no. I'm

 

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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:38am

"Now that many of us are in shopping mode, what are your views on shopping? Do you ever shop just for fun?"


Yes, and to DH, it's a sport. He luvs it.


"Do you think that's wrong?"


No.


"Is Christmas shopping the same as recreational shopping or different? WDYT?"


Different. Any shopping that's goal oriented - having to buy a certain present or having to buy presents for a bumch of people - is different than recreational shopping, which need not involve buying anything.


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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:40am
Sounds like you sort of do like shopping for fun, depending on what it's for. Do you think Christmas shopping because you like giving gifts can amount to recreational shopping, even if you "have to" do it?
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Mon, 12-10-2007 - 10:42am
ITA, for the most part, but why do my dd's adore shopping so much? Where do they get this?

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