Sometimes I have a desire to shop. Not because I need anything, but because I just feel like it. Maybe it’s because I was raised that way or because it’s the cultural norm, or maybe because it’s human nature. I don’t know exactly.
I still shop on eBay and craigslist, only for used stuff though, as these online sites are inundated with new stuff. These sites started as a place to sell used things, but retailers quickly caught on to the extra venue to sell things inexpensively, and to a wide audience. That’s not bad, but it does make shopping for used things a little more challenging.
This desire irritates me. I don’t like it. I do, on occasion, give into it. I go shopping at the thrift store or poke around on craigslist. I don’t buy much on craigslist, mostly because I don’t need anything. I do buy things at the thrift store, but even there my shopping habits have changed. I don’t make impulse buys anymore, I don’t buy stuff just because it’s inexpensive and I don’t buy things unless I have an immediate purpose for it. My garage is still filled with “things I’m going to alter”, much of it that I’ve had for years.
Maybe if I can figure out this desire to want something new, or something I don’t have, then I can combat it. I have some ideas…