Do you try to stop yourself from logging on to new e-shopping websites? Do you smile wide when you stumble upon a new e-store from your Instagram feed? Are you guilty of clicking on the shopping ads when you’re passing time on Facebook? And, do you think that everyone who says, “Shopping is my cardio” really doesn’t know how much time, effort and money you save when you shop online? If all this sounds familiar, congratulations dear friend, you’re guilty of being a compulsive online shopper! Here are the seven signs that confirm this.
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1) You’re never short of parcel covers, shopping cartons or bubble wrap!
There is no dearth of parcel covers and cartons at your place. Whether it’s at work or at home – you’ve got stuff delivered everywhere! You’ve tried to clear up the mess and throw some away but before you do that, more are on the way.
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2) Special discounts and privileges, bitches!
Receiving an email that says your ‘exclusive’ discount coupon is called ‘YOURNAME30’ and can be redeemed anytime within 15 days is quite common for you. You even get to pre-order and view new collections before anyone else, and you genuinely enjoy the special treatment.
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3) The courier boy is your BFF. No seriously.
All the courier boys know that you’re a regular, and they’d go to extra lengths to make their shopaholic customer happy. That moment, when the doorbell rings and it’s ‘that’ shoe you waited two months for because it was being shipped from China, is priceless! All this has made the ‘courier bhaiyya’ your best buddy. He’ll happily deliver stuff at your friend’s place or even come by later when you’re home.
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4) You’re always shopping, no matter where you are.
Whether you’re travelling, at work, or at home; the biggest advantage of e-shopping is that you can order anything from anywhere. You have all e-shopping apps downloaded on your phone. Whether heading out for a meeting or before going to bed, you make sure to check out the ‘what’s new’ tab of every store every day.
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5) You’re like a scanner.
You can scan through people’s clothes and can tell which online store they have purchased it from. And when they lie, you just laugh to yourself thinking how foolish they are to lie to the queen of online shopping. Yes, that’s you!
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6) You’re the resident e-shopping consultant in your group.
When it comes to e-shopping problems, your friends know who to call. Stuck with a product they can’t return? You’re the one they turn to. They love you because you help them get a better deal and sometimes (just sometimes) share your special offers with them. You even know international size conversions, and what the ‘real’ product would look like just by looking at the thumbnail image.
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7) Free shipping gets you drooling even more.
Last but not the least, you’re aware of every portal on the world wide web that offers free shipping. Because of your addiction and loyalty, some sites have even waived off the shipping price especially for you. And when you don’t get it, you end up buying a couple of extra items just to reach the free shipping mark.