(Closed) Which "sense(s)" do you use to shop?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What sense(s) do YOU rely on for shopping?
    Touch (touch touch). Just call me Steve the monkey! : (88 votes)
    35 %
    Sight. I don't need X-ray vision to spot my purchase : (73 votes)
    29 %
    Hearing. I am the clothes whisperer : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Taste. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a silk beret? : (0 votes)
    Smell. If it smells like poo, it won't go home with you! : (17 votes)
    7 %
    Wallet. Why is this even a question? I always trust the Mint and the green : (57 votes)
    23 %
    Other. ESP, of course : (5 votes)
    2 %
    Other. I'll explain below : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 5
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The process is like a giant funnel with a very wide entrance compared to a very narrow spout:

    1.First I have to be drawn to it visually, then 2. I check materials (I avoid synthetics wherever possible), then 3. I have to try it on to see how it looks on me, it has to look even better on me than by iteself (but if it has an unpleasant feel or smell that will eliminate it too).

    At each step, many more things fail than pass (esp. 1 and 3). If it was so awesome it did pass rounds 1-3 above, it’s the final elimination round: the price on the tag and what that breaks down to in estimated cost-per-wear.

    Not a lot makes it through all 4 rounds. I don’t buy much. What I do buy I usually love and wear to pieces.

    Post # 6
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Considering I think anything for just casual daily use over $25 too expensive,  totally fiscal. But I am super tactile too and will touch everything in the store. 

    Post # 7
    2082 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @MlleFabuleux:  I like how you worded the poll choices, very cute and creative. First, I like to make sure I have the funds to shop before doing so. When it comes to buying linens, I like to touch them or see how the feel. When I walk in a shop, smell is usually my first sense, followed by sight. I haven’t been in too many places that smelled bad but I can imagine if a linen store smelled bad, I’d probably leave pretty quickly. I recently visited a clothing boutique that had this awesome smelling candle burning. I think that nice smell actually kept me in there longer than I intended to be but I didn’t buy anything.

    I’m a very visual person. I don’t shop online very much at all for this reason. It’s very hard to determine the quality of an item online.

    Post # 9
    1770 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Tactile and visual. My hubby makes fun of me because I have to touch everything.

    Post # 10
    10646 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Tactile, visual and wallet.  If I can’t out the clothes cause of scents I’m outta there.  Even that’s pretty tactile.  I often start to feel a reaction before I can smell the scent.

    Post # 11
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I touch alllllll the things! So I’m a tactile shopper. People probably see me shopping and think that I am petting the clothes..and maybe I am.

    Post # 12
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m a very tactile shopper. My Fiance makes fun of me because I touch everything. If a piece of clothing is super cute but I don’t like the feel of it, then I have no further interest.

    Post # 13
    999 posts
    Busy bee

    I have a combination of touch, sight and wallet. But I think sight first before the rest.


    Post # 14
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    i do everything but taste and smell. ew

    Post # 15
    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MlleFabuleux:  Aahaha, your descriptions of each poll option seriously mastupid laugh.  I live for this type of humor.  Could you imagine people going around licking handbags?

    Post # 16
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m a visual and tactile shopper. I seem to have difficulty with the fiscal sense :-/  I rarely look at price tags but have a special talent of being able to find the most expensive item in the store, on the table, hanging on a rack, etc. 

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