That’s the fate of a typical British woman – to spend 8 months in a row during her lifetime in stores searching for bargains! So say the results of a survey involving 4,000 women within the ages of 18 – 45 commissioned by Hotvouchers. To find it takes them so much time was “quite something,” as Hotvouchers’s spokesperson expressed the surprise at the findings.
Every time the average woman sets out on a shopping safari, she lingers in the clothes department for the best part of half an hour. If she does this 8 times a month on the average, each time’s 20 minutes grow up to 2 hours and 40 minutes.
But their aim is not only obtaining a perfect piece of clothing. Attempts to buy things at bargain prices take 23 minutes of browsing the Internet weekly and 13 minutes of looking through discount and 2-for-the-price-of-1 offers.
Getting a bargain, it turns out, is a favorite occupation of 40% of women. 45% admit they always try and dodge paying the full price for the item hoping to find the same item cheaper, and 60% are invariably “watching the pennies”.
50% of shop hunters say they come back home from their shop trips empty-handed at least 2 times out of 8 after having tried on various clothes and footwear because they are reluctant to spend money.
Nevertheless, 29% own up to feeling guilty as soon as they have bought something for themselves and, although they did their best to save money on the purchase, later they resort to fibs about its price in an attempt to justify themselves.
Source of the image: Photl.