Can we control impulse buying? The reebok pumps video

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  • [ – ] theoldsparrow reply Nice no look hook shot. I know how you feel when it comes to clothes and being the cool kid and teasing. My parents would buy us jeans once a year which means most of the time my jeans would be too short. I remember in 7th grade one kid would make fun of me everyday for wearing "high water jeans" and God help me if I just didn't give a fuck that day and didn't wear matching socks. Now that I buy my own jeans I end up getting jeans maybe an inch too big rather than an inch too small.
  • [ – ] November_Fox reply I know I impulse buy out of fear I will miss out on my one chance to get that item. There have been countless times that I saw an item liked, but I was willing to wait till payday to get it. Well come payday, or in some cases a few days passed it, I would go to buy said item and they would be sold out. That's when I basically kick myself for not buying it earlier.
    • Y2JayDoesAsia parent reply That's why I bought another set of pumps in this vid, if you watched till the very end you will see I bought the last pair on the shelf :)
  • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas reply Impulse buying? Is there any other kind? I can't say I didn't laugh when you said your second pair of pumps got stolen. That's a hard lesson. An expensive one. If I pay more than thirty dollars for shoes I feel like I overpaid. Especially since I can usually get a decent pair for just under that. Growing up, my clothes were Kmart with a touch of J.C. Penney. And in my younger years I sported patches on the knees of my jeans, which according to family photos, tended to be high-waters because I outgrew them so fast. I was as far from being a cool kid as it gets. I'm still the biggest, most awkward dork I know. No amount of high fashion will ever fix that. Are we meant to spend the rest of our lives trying to fix the psychological damage done while we were in school? Seems like it. It's a weird feeling going back to visit the places where all that pain happened. I try not to. I've never worn a pair of air-pump shoes, but they look interesting. The paintball game looks fun but messy. ...moreFun if you have friends to play with, I suppose. Anyway, that was an entertaining video with a nice personal, relatable story. Nice work!
    • Y2JayDoesAsia parent reply Thanks for your feedback Flying Purple Pizzas. Yeah it was an expensive lesson leaving my shoes outside. The old house was a "corner house" and corner houses are slightly more succeptible to petty crime... like theft... because people can see what it on the outside of the house. If you know somebody with pumps, ask if you can try them on. You might just fall in love with them. However, they do take quite a while to inflate. My blue ones take mabey 30-40 "pumps" with the finger before I feel they are inflated. They don't exactly pump up enough with only 3 or 4 finger pumps.
  • [ – ] JustABloke reply Brand stigma, shocking really. For anything related to sports, it had to be Adidas in our college. I never had a problem with impulse spending until recently since I got back into hobby electronics. You find an interesting design, decide to build it, compile the components list, which usually comprises of a specialized IC. Look on ebay and get surprised it only costs $1.50, so I buy 20, just in case. 6months down the road, I still got 19 sitting in a tray in the drawers. My drawers are full of items bought in this way, shocking really.
    • Y2JayDoesAsia parent reply I read that Adidas actually bought Reebok, so If I love Reebok, which I obviously do, then I guess I love Adidas in a roundabout way
  • [ – ] GeekWisdom reply I think that, for me, one of the most important elements of impulse buying is the thrill of something new. And it's almost a fulfillment of a fantasy in a way - I wanted it, and now I have it. It seems magical and exciting all at once.
  • [ – ] MrJoelDee reply First off, LOVED the video man! While I hate the shoes got stolen twice, I couldn't help but laugh at the crying scenes. That was a cool add in. Also, basketball has always been my favorite sport. I never played on a team but in high school used to love to play a game in gym with a few friends and when they didn't wanna play, I'd shoot myself. A lot of times I'd practice half court shots and many times got the "swish" of nothing but net. I agree that there's probably some void in our lives as to why we buy things like this. For me, it's several other things too. Colors have a lot to do with some things I impulse buy. If something's really bright and colorful, and stands out, that will add in to me wanting it. I've heard that's a strategic marketing psychological thing. Also, and this may be a spoiled child in me, I grew up relatively poor myself. There were kids at my school poorer than me, but often times as a kid if I was at the store with my mom and wanted something, she couldn't af...moreford to get it for me. While I never held any animosity toward her for that, I vowed as a kid that when I was old enough to start working, I would buy the things I wanted, even if they had to go on a credit card and be paid off. I also think if I really like somebody, even as a friend, and I see them as being really cool, if they have something cool, a lot of times I'll have to get it too, because I dunno, I really look up to them and.......this one I'm not too sure how to explain actually. Lol. I'm sure there's some deep seeded psychological thing or void going on there too.
    • [ – ] Y2JayDoesAsia parent reply Yeah I get what you're saying. I can't quite figure it out myself. I get critisized by my partner Coco for my impulse buying so sometimes I really have to reign in it, but other times... we feel like we have to reward ourselves because in the past we've not had what we wanted, but now we finally can. Hence why I now have these shoes but 25 years ago it was just a dream to have them, LOL.
      • MrJoelDee parent reply Lol! I totally understand my friend. You know the funny thing is, I find that a good portion of what I think I HAVE to have vs. what I NEED, only gets used for a little while. Later I'll think, "why did I buy that? I haven't used it in months". But I just had to have it at the time. I'm constantly asking myself is this something I really need or just want? Of course many times I still talk myself into getting it lol.
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