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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Isla (2518852) » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:16 pm

When I was a teen and 20-something yes I loved it. But honestly, I've found it gives me a small amount anxiety lately. Spending money on stuff isn't always the most fun thing in the world. As a rule I'd rather know it's in my bank account in case I need it.

Funny, because I do like having nice clothing and especially nice things in my home. It's wonderful once it's budgeted and done, just stressful to plan and buy stuff. Now I do get excited to plan trips and eat at new places anymore. Much more into experiences than things the last 7 years or so.

I do however love shopping in Yo. That sort of retail therapy is awesome. :thumbsup:
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Cookie Monster (4327680) » Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:44 pm

My retail therapy was like Viv’s... a joy short-lived because the high ended and I was left with the bill. I’m much happier about it since I switched to Yo/shopping, where I get 100x the amount for my money. :)
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Dana (129173078) » Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:29 pm

Chris (4327680) wrote:My retail therapy was like Viv’s... a joy short-lived because the high ended and I was left with the bill. I’m much happier about it since I switched to Yo/shopping, where I get 100x the amount for my money. :)


I think my shopping addiction helped a lot when I started playing Yo again. For me, shopping was mainly about the exciting rush I got when I bought something. I found that I got that same feeling when I bought something in Yo. So buying virtual stuff sort of helped kick my obsession with buying real stuff.
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby LisaTM (10095126) » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:41 am

I never had a shopping addiction for the most part, surprisingly (I have other addiction issues). I bought a fair amount of clothes and one designer purse in my 20s or around 30. The bag was just something basic I was looking for that I couldn't find, and I'd worked my ass off and got a nice tax return that year, so I went for it. I wouldn't say it made me happy, but I liked it.

Shopping and material stuff doesn't fill my void. The only shopping addiction I had for several years was knitting and jewelry supplies. Crafting therapy was the best. I hope to someday get back into it. But yarn, gemstone beads, silver wire, silver all the little bits (clasps, rings, etc.) added up to a LOT of dough at the rate I was cranking things out and I had to give it a rest because of other stuff. I also didn't use junky materials because most of the stuff was for myself or for gifts. I learned the hard way trying to sell my creations wasn't worth it because people don't appreciate the cost of the supplies and the intensive labor, and wanted stuff ridiculously cheap. I'm hoping someday I can return to just the hobby part of it.
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Thursday Soleil (136586881) » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:14 am

I think it is literally why I play these sort of games, aside from the creative aspect.
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Mizz Libra (136290570) » Sat May 01, 2021 7:15 am

Yep especially fandom/comic stores and vintage fashion stores
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Lord Throbber (126579776) » Mon May 03, 2021 11:44 am

When I shop, I know exactly what I'm there for and I pick it up and leave. I find "browsing to shop" tedious and taxing. BUT...........I am a huge people watcher. And when there are people around for me to watch interact, I'll "shop" all day with the missus.

Did you know that people's faces tell the story about what they think as they shop? My favorite is when they find something they want (happy face), and then figure out they don't have their size (irritated face). LOL
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby TUSCANY (184148760) » Thu May 13, 2021 5:30 am

Robyn VIP (8132649) wrote:
Vivica (13404458) wrote:
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Yeah! I wear lots of t-shirts and sweats and working out on the treadmill in those was pretty brutal so I had to buy some athletic clothes. :haha:

To your retail therapy, what's your favorite plant/flower? I'd love to see pics of your garden if you have any to share and don't mind sharing them!


Thanks for asking! I think peonies are my favorite but I like what ever is in bloom at the time! :heart: This is just a couple gardens. :D
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What a stunning garden Robyn
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Robyn VIP (8132649) » Thu May 13, 2021 7:53 am

TUSCANY (184148760) wrote:
Robyn VIP (8132649) wrote:
Vivica (13404458) wrote:
:haha: :haha:

Yeah! I wear lots of t-shirts and sweats and working out on the treadmill in those was pretty brutal so I had to buy some athletic clothes. :haha:

To your retail therapy, what's your favorite plant/flower? I'd love to see pics of your garden if you have any to share and don't mind sharing them!


Thanks for asking! I think peonies are my favorite but I like what ever is in bloom at the time! :heart: This is just a couple gardens. :D
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What a stunning garden Robyn


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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby ijOjO uK (109723058) » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:45 am

TexanSourNSweet (103681266) wrote:Mine is mainly online shoppin :haha: :haha: Spendin money on games kinda thangs. But I do have an Amazon shoppin problem too :haha: :haha:

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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Snow (148033130) » Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:07 am

Oh my god, I think you will laugh. BUT FOR REAL, I THINK I NEED THIS. You wouldn't know. Okay so, I started studying uni and I said "I should do something that I will apply on me" so this compulsive shopping girl decided to study finances HAHAHA, PLEASE. I have tried applying it but putting this in the game scenario I am like "Okay, 500k? Sure, tomorrow I will sell something and get it back". Sometimes I am too desperate to get stuff that I pay too much. but funniest part is, I always spend too much when a friend wants something. Even in real I am like shopaholic, WHAT TO DO ABOUT THIS AKDJSJ, I am not even 25 and I think I need a Shopaholic anonymous talk HAHAH :grr
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Richford (3429282) » Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:56 pm

I didn't know retail therapy was a thing! I actually think this would stress me out even more because I'm a big saver. I usually allocate my money to different accounts before spending anything.
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Re: Retail Therapy

Postby Vivica (13404458) » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:43 pm

Snow (148033130) wrote:Oh my god, I think you will laugh. BUT FOR REAL, I THINK I NEED THIS. You wouldn't know. Okay so, I started studying uni and I said "I should do something that I will apply on me" so this compulsive shopping girl decided to study finances HAHAHA, PLEASE. I have tried applying it but putting this in the game scenario I am like "Okay, 500k? Sure, tomorrow I will sell something and get it back". Sometimes I am too desperate to get stuff that I pay too much. but funniest part is, I always spend too much when a friend wants something. Even in real I am like shopaholic, WHAT TO DO ABOUT THIS AKDJSJ, I am not even 25 and I think I need a Shopaholic anonymous talk HAHAH :grr



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