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(Scotsman)   Study finds men as likely to be compulsive shoppers as women, they just spend way, way less time in stores   (news.scotsman.com) divider line 90
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2006-09-29 10:35:42 PM  
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2006-09-29 10:36:03 PM  
I love to shop. I love to shop for computers, hardware, TVs, DVDs etc.
 
2006-09-29 10:36:16 PM  
I'm not going to be compulsive when I buy a new PS2 game tomorrow. I will not be tempted to buy two games and blow $100. I expect it to take no longer than three minutes.
 
2006-09-29 10:36:19 PM  
Men research.

Women browse.
 
2006-09-29 10:36:42 PM  
Like I always say, less time in the store means more time in a whore!
 
2006-09-29 10:39:24 PM  
except an electronics store...
 
2006-09-29 10:41:07 PM  
Nothing I love better than walking through a big shopping mall, and walking out emptyhanded because I already own everything I need.

The only thing I like better is walking through a supermarket when a hurricane is approaching, laughing at all the people doing their last-minute shopping, when I prepared months ago and don't need to buy anything.

Gives you a real sense of serenity.
 
2006-09-29 10:43:12 PM  
5 until nixon died
 
2006-09-29 10:43:55 PM  
d'oh
 
2006-09-29 10:44:20 PM  
Doggie McNugget: 5 until nixon died

Wrong thread?

/sounds like a cool band name though
 
2006-09-29 10:45:55 PM  
KOF 2006, Iroha Figure, Manga, and Anime. Damnit! They are right!
/feels so dirty and skanky
 
2006-09-29 10:47:03 PM  
men are smarter than women
 
2006-09-29 10:47:16 PM  
Gear, gear, gear. It's not SHOPPING...it's OUTFITTING!

/I NEED three kinds of sleeping bags!
//help?
 
2006-09-29 10:48:38 PM  
I have to admit that everytime I walk down the beer aisle I have to pick something up.
 
2006-09-29 10:49:39 PM  
In and out in as little time as possible? Yeah, sounds like male behavior.
 
2006-09-29 10:49:50 PM  
Find it, size it, buy it, done.

It's not that difficult.

Women dawdle and fawn over stuff that they could never wear, my girl included.

WTF is wrong with you women? You preen yourselves for clothes you can't wear, for what? So that men can be drug along on your masochistic joyride? I have to say that "That fits you so well!" as though I'm Chris Rock talking about grammar doesn't fit right.

If you're fat in the belly, either deal or start TiVoing some FitTV. Don't make your man lie to you to up your self-respect, that's just wrong.
 
2006-09-29 10:50:30 PM  
wiseacre: men are smarter than women

Most men are smart enough to never say that and avoid the consequences.
 
2006-09-29 10:51:52 PM  
Dame Tentacles: In and out in as little time as possible? Yeah, sounds like male behavior.

www.uploadfile.info
 
2006-09-29 10:52:08 PM  
men buy they don't shop
 
2006-09-29 10:54:19 PM  
in other not news, beer makes you fat
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2006-09-29 10:55:03 PM  
I've no need for more than one of anything except underwear and socks.

© one case of beer
one big ass pack of TP
 
2006-09-29 10:57:21 PM  
olddinosaur Man, I gotta say...you do have a way of making one think about how one lives. I mean that in a good way.

/Does being catankerous help in escaping the rat race? I'm looking for an exit strategy... ;)
 
2006-09-29 11:00:10 PM  
Women browse graze.

/ducks and covers...
 
2006-09-29 11:03:15 PM  
Girls splurge on shoes, clothing etc.

Whereas men splurge on 50" Widescreen High Definition Plasma TV's with the NFL Sunday Ticket Package.

/Not trying to sterotype or anything
//just in general
///did anyone else get a chubby from my TV description?
 
2006-09-29 11:07:31 PM  
"Girls splurge on shoes, clothing etc.

Whereas men splurge on 50" Widescreen High Definition Plasma TV's with the NFL Sunday Ticket Package."


It's not the same, since we use the tv more than once.


"///did anyone else get a chubby from my TV description?"


yes...
 
2006-09-29 11:07:52 PM  
Dame Tentacles: "In and out in as little time as possible? Yeah, sounds like male behavior."

Only when you're involved.

/I kid
//Or do I?
 
2006-09-29 11:07:54 PM  
Mr. Rob: did anyone else get a chubby from my TV description?

Whereas men splurge on 50" Widescreen High Definition Plasma TV's with the NFL Sunday Ticket Package.


I would have, but I'm not teh ghey.
 
2006-09-29 11:08:08 PM  
I never waste time buying shiat. If I want something, then I go and get it. From the time I decided that I should buy a car, it was within 12 hours that I got my new car.

/obsessive/compulsive personality
 
2006-09-29 11:09:04 PM  
Mr. Rob: ///did anyone else get a chubby from my TV description?


I did. Everytime I'm at Costco I can't help but dawdle in the TV area. If I'm there on a Sunday I sometimes spend minutes just standing there watching whatever game is on (along with about a dozen other guys). It's funny to see the crowd of men slowly dissapate as women show up to claim their husbands. Guess that's one benefit to being single, I don't have to worry about some woman showing up to drag me by my ear away from the tv aisle.
 
2006-09-29 11:10:48 PM  
did anyone else get a chubby from my TV description?

I didn't. Its more like a case of "TV Envy".
 
2006-09-29 11:11:29 PM  
When they tell you they've made up their mind, you only have 5 stops to go.

I went car shopping with my wife today. I am currently in my bathtub with a razor blade, my laptop, and no will to live.
 
2006-09-29 11:13:02 PM  
oh, and no new car.
 
2006-09-29 11:13:58 PM  
Why is it that these articles citing studies don't give the title of the study?

I'd like something like this to appear:
Estimated Prevalence of Compulsive Buying Behavior in the United States. Lorrin M. Koran, et al. American Journal of Psychiatry 163:1806-1812, October 2006.
 
2006-09-29 11:18:29 PM  
1. Identify object to purchase
2. Identify place to purchase object
3. Drive to place, enter, find object, buy, leave

IS THIS HARD TO DO!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
 
2006-09-29 11:18:58 PM  
Over_Zealously_Apathetic: I went car shopping with my wife today. I am currently in my bathtub with a razor blade, my laptop, and no will to live.

Ooooooh. Sorry 'bout that. When I bought my car a few weeks ago, I went to 3 dealerships within 1/2 hour and found the car I was looking for. I work for the advertising agency that handles the dealership, so I get the employee discount. Plus, the guy I bought my car from is someone I've known for a long time and is married to a woman who works at our agency.

I filled out the paperwork and was home within 3 hours of when we left.

/booya!
//03 BMW 325xi
 
2006-09-29 11:20:41 PM  
untrustworthy - Dude!! He's already on the edge!! Don't push him over!!!
 
2006-09-29 11:21:25 PM  
Go to the mens section at Macys and try to leave with nothing.
 
2006-09-29 11:22:16 PM  
Women will spend $5 on a $10 item they didn't really want.
(oh look..it was on sale!)

Men will spend $20 on a $10 item that they really need.
(would you rather I cut my finger off trying to use a crappy saw?)
 
2006-09-29 11:22:26 PM  
lies!
/truth
//is incredibly impulsive shopper.
 
2006-09-29 11:22:41 PM  
WhitePac: Go to the mens section at Macys and try to leave with nothing.

No problem for me, as I'm not gay.
 
2006-09-29 11:22:46 PM  
ComicBookGuy: Dude!! He's already on the edge!! Don't push him over!!!

Sorry. I wasn't thinking. I was blinded by my gloating.
 
2006-09-29 11:23:25 PM  
ComicBookGuy: 1. Identify object to purchase
2. Identify place to purchase object
3. Drive to place, enter, find object, buy, leave


Men hunt, women graze.
 
2006-09-29 11:27:21 PM  
The first time I went furniture shopping after my divorce was a real eye-opener. By myself, I walked into the store, spent about 5 minutes looking at couches, grabbed a salesman and said "I'll take that one". It took longer to fill out the delivery paperwork than it did to find the right couch. Previously, with my wife along, that same operation took TWO F*CKING DAYS.
 
2006-09-29 11:29:00 PM  
Boy! WHAT is the DEAL with these women SHOPPING all the time? Am I right, fellas? And another thing I can't figure out is that "Gilligan's Island." I mean, the Professor can build a nuclear reactor out of bamboo, but he can't fix a hole in a boat? And what is it with 7-Elevens, anyway?
 
2006-09-29 11:29:40 PM  
The bane of men's existence:
"Here...hold my purse while I try this on."

a) I do NOT want to hold your purse
b) you have no intention of buying it, so why are we here?
 
2006-09-29 11:30:57 PM  
Combat Medici: Boy! WHAT is the DEAL with these women SHOPPING all the time? Am I right, fellas? And another thing I can't figure out is that "Gilligan's Island." I mean, the Professor can build a nuclear reactor out of bamboo, but he can't fix a hole in a boat? And what is it with 7-Elevens, anyway?

Shut up, Jerry.
 
2006-09-29 11:33:33 PM  
Trust me, no guy spends less time in a store than I do. I hate shopping. That's why I figure out what I need, where to find it, get it, pay, leave.


/yes, I worked retail. why?
 
2006-09-29 11:34:41 PM  
Not gay but have style you have never been to macys with your broke ass.
 
2006-09-29 11:34:45 PM  
joshua2
in other not news, beer makes you fat

uh, I beg to differ - 6'4" 150lbs, 2% bf

/yes I'm thin
//6-12/night
///hasn't been to a mall in years
 
2006-09-29 11:37:50 PM  
And what about the plane's black box? It's the ONLY thing that survives the crash! Why not make the ENTIRE PLANE outta the BLACK BOX?

/Ebay is teh man's way to shop
 
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