Crazy how time flies eh?
This Talk It Out Tuesday is a no frill question for all product junkies and occasional shoppers alike.
The question is: What convinces you to make the purchase?
The other day I was in the drugstore looking for something I haven’t seen before. It’s a terrible method to save money, but a great way to educate yourself with what is out there. I
usually always see something different or new to me.
But what happens then? If I’m in a store that’s tester friendly (i.e. Sephora) I check out the product and usually leave. It has to be working my senses over something spectacular to make me walk right up to the register. But even then, by day two I usually have buyer’s remorse. I’m a firm believer in the fact that you aren’t present in the store enough to fully experience the product enough (most of the time) to commit to a purchase.
So, I’ve learned to test if possible, and return the next day if the product delivers (this works best with perfumes as the scents change and linger). Other times, I’ve found requesting samples may get you a surprising answer almost everywhere you go. The most effective method to date though, is reading other reviews and researching the product online. I know – it’s a hassle – but so is wasting money!
What convincing argument does a product need to make for you?