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(Telegraph)   Study finds that finding a bargain feels as good as sex. Must have been conducted in a red light district   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 64
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2010-09-15 05:24:26 AM  
No wonder my wife loves garage sales!
 
2010-09-15 05:28:16 AM  
DjangoStonereaver: No wonder my wife loves garage sales!

"O" it's a great deal!
 
2010-09-15 05:36:54 AM  
I saved 20% on a big screen TV and got herpes.
 
2010-09-15 05:50:46 AM  
Ripping someone off is almost as good as having sex with them. Either way, you're screwing them. www.sydlexia.com
 
2010-09-15 06:02:54 AM  
If I found a bargain for a Fleshlight, would that make it twice as good as sex?
 
2010-09-15 06:07:26 AM  
Either way, Craigslist is set.
 
2010-09-15 06:09:06 AM  
Finding a bargain in a red light district is, however, not necessarily a good thing.
 
2010-09-15 06:09:31 AM  
Study applies to women only - real men don't give a toss about shopping (cue the joke about tossing).

Q: What's the difference between men & women?
A: Women will spend £10 on a £20 item they do not need, men will spend £20 on a £10 item they do need.
 
2010-09-15 06:14:23 AM  
As someone a 2 minute walk away from the redlight district, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2010-09-15 06:46:52 AM  
bonno: Study applies to women only - real men don't give a toss about shopping (cue the joke about tossing).

Q: What's the difference between men & women?
A: Women will spend £10 on a £20 item they do not need, men will spend £20 on a £10 item they do need.


That's not quite true. Guys don't like shopping, but we LOVE deals. Getting a great deal on something that you need or want (either through bargaining, research or luck) can be almost euphoric. I would wager money that if you went up to any guy you knew and asked him what's the best deal he's ever gotten, he'll have about five stories to tell you.
 
2010-09-15 07:01:51 AM  
SniperJoe: bonno: Study applies to women only - real men don't give a toss about shopping (cue the joke about tossing).

Q: What's the difference between men & women?
A: Women will spend £10 on a £20 item they do not need, men will spend £20 on a £10 item they do need.

That's not quite true. Guys don't like shopping, but we LOVE deals. Getting a great deal on something that you need or want (either through bargaining, research or luck) can be almost euphoric. I would wager money that if you went up to any guy you knew and asked him what's the best deal he's ever gotten, he'll have about five stories to tell you.


Especially toilet paper, for some reason. Never get in line at a checkout behind a dude with a cart-load of TP, because he'll argue the price with the clerk (the sale is not in effect until tomorrow!) and he'll even hold up the line to have the manager called over. All to save a lousy 50 cents a pack.

Well' I guess if his wife won't put out...
 
2010-09-15 07:02:25 AM  
Is this strictly British sex we are talking about? A Wallace & Gromit free gift with Kingsmill bread also scored particularly high...what is that? A plush toy? Feels as good as sex? Rubbish.
 
2010-09-15 07:04:31 AM  
"Marketing experts believe the average shopper makes up their mind about whether or not to buy something within two seconds of seeing it so offers often need to stand out.

Marketing experts believe the average shopper makes up their mind about whether or not to buy something within two seconds of seeing it so offers often need to stand out."



So important it bears repeating? Or was the article cut & pasted from something else?
 
2010-09-15 07:07:38 AM  
SniperJoe
That's not quite true. Guys don't like shopping, but we LOVE deals. Getting a great deal on something that you need or want (either through bargaining, research or luck) can be almost euphoric. I would wager money that if you went up to any guy you knew and asked him what's the best deal he's ever gotten, he'll have about five stories to tell you.


I enjoy a good barter myself, and could recite some moments of joy when finding a bargain... or getting a good deal.

But better than sex? Or even comparable to sex? No.

I have far better stories about that.

If your shopping stories are better than your sex stories, you are doing both wrong. Unless they're combined, of course.
 
2010-09-15 07:10:20 AM  
Let's face it: after a while, even very good sex gets routine. Great sex is as much a product of temporary hormonal/biochemical imbalance as it is of technique.

On a personal lever: I've never been the beneficiary of a truly great deal, particularly one that yields astounding returns, so I have no basis for comparison. It really doesn't sound all that exciting.
 
2010-09-15 07:11:21 AM  
d'oh! lever=level
 
2010-09-15 07:12:44 AM  
There are a lot of hot bargains out there, but I'm saving my credit card for marriage.
 
2010-09-15 07:35:16 AM  
Probably invoking the pizza rule here. No such thing as bad sex/bad pizza?

A really good bargain probably makes the same amount of endorphins as alright sex, or maybe the same amount as good old fashioned protestant sex.
 
2010-09-15 07:39:16 AM  
bonno:
I enjoy a good barter myself, and could recite some moments of joy when finding a bargain... or getting a good deal.

But better than sex? Or even comparable to sex? No.

I have far better stories about that.

If your shopping stories are better than your sex stories, you are doing both wrong. Unless they're combined, of course.


Oh, I wasn't making the statement that finding a bargain is better than sex or even comparable to sex. I was merely pointing out that while guys don't enjoy shopping (true), we do really like finding deals.
 
2010-09-15 07:40:47 AM  
As a postscript to my statement, the best sex is free (which is a pretty damn good deal!)
 
2010-09-15 07:49:42 AM  
If I had a choice between a really really good bargain (like, say, a brand new PS3 system for $20, a 64.5 Mustang V8 in excellent condition for $2000) or a night in the sack with my GF... I would still be playing games on my laptop and driving a Hyundai.
 
2010-09-15 08:02:23 AM  
TANSTAAFF
 
2010-09-15 08:04:03 AM  
bonno: Study applies to women only - real men don't give a toss about shopping (cue the joke about tossing).

Q: What's the difference between men & women?
A: Women will spend £10 on a £20 item they do not need, men will spend £20 on a £10 item they do need.


So you're saying that it's my male chromosome's fault that I have never been able to understand how you can save money by buying things?
 
2010-09-15 08:14:47 AM  
So these women are having lousy sex.

They're shopping at all the wrong stores.

And by shopping, I mean farking.

And by wrong store, I mean wrong guy.

//but you knew that
 
2010-09-15 08:19:04 AM  
Would have been funnier if the survey was conducted in the blue light district. Blue light, sales....

/you're doing it wrong submitter
 
2010-09-15 08:20:56 AM  
unchellmatt: If I had a choice between a really really good bargain (like, say, a brand new PS3 system for $20, a 64.5 Mustang V8 in excellent condition for $2000) or a night in the sack with my GF... I would still be playing games on my laptop and driving a Hyundai.

Er, I know you, and you still are...
 
2010-09-15 08:27:14 AM  
....no
 
2010-09-15 08:36:43 AM  
I'm not buying it.
 
2010-09-15 08:40:51 AM  
Day_Old_Dutchie: Well' I guess if his wife won't put out...

Redundant
 
2010-09-15 08:43:19 AM  
I'd call that a _____.

The best I ever had.

photo.sing365.com
 
2010-09-15 08:45:34 AM  
So if shopping is like porn than when your done you empty your cart all over the cashiers face?

//Thanx Donny Baker(Bob n Tom, this morning)
 
2010-09-15 09:13:45 AM  
I'd give up a few bargains if it meant more sex

/guy
//obviously
 
2010-09-15 09:27:26 AM  
Why just last week I rented a hooker for 25% less than I would've paid in 2006. Now that's having your pie and eating it too. Yes, I mean pie.
 
2010-09-15 09:32:29 AM  
Horribly stupid article and horribly stupid fake study.

They're comparing the emotional reward of finding a bargain to watching porn, not having sex. I don't feel a damn thing emotionally when I watch porn.
 
2010-09-15 09:33:52 AM  
RivenSilver: Horribly stupid article and horribly stupid fake study.

They're comparing the emotional reward of finding a bargain to watching porn, not having sex. I don't feel a damn thing emotionally when I watch porn.



Me neither. I'm an empty shell of a human being.
 
2010-09-15 09:35:45 AM  
Drink Coke.

/too obvious, right?
 
2010-09-15 09:40:23 AM  
"...feels as good as sex."

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-09-15 10:11:41 AM  
Lamune_Baba: "...feels as good as sex."

Funny how choosing the wrong font can make or break an otherwise humorous picture.
 
2010-09-15 10:20:46 AM  
Finding a bargain makes me neurotic...I ask why is this so damn cheap?

Good sex makes me relaxed...but I still ask why was she so cheap?
 
2010-09-15 10:21:37 AM  
dopeydwarf: Why just last week I rented a hooker for 25% less than I would've paid in 2006. Now that's having your pie and eating it too. Yes, I mean pie.

Dude. You aren't supposed to do that with a hooker - that's almost as bad as kissing them.
 
2010-09-15 10:22:08 AM  
unchellmatt: If I had a choice between a really really good bargain (like, say, a brand new PS3 system for $20, a 64.5 Mustang V8 in excellent condition for $2000) or a night in the sack with my GF... I would still be playing games on my laptop and driving a Hyundai.

Cue the 40 year old virgin pics, but I'd take the deal. I mean, I live with my gf. We have plenty of sex. I'd forgo one romp for a really great deal on something I really wanted.

Now if it was some really hot chick I've always wanted to bang, that's a different story. But don't tell my gf that.
 
2010-09-15 10:23:56 AM  
Beer It's What's For Dinner: Now if it was some really hot chick I've always wanted to bang, that's a different story. But don't tell my gf that.

And no, I'm not saying my gf is ugly at all, just to get that out of the way.
 
2010-09-15 10:24:11 AM  
Every time I buy something from the Dollar Menu I cum.
 
2010-09-15 10:25:21 AM  
Beer It's What's For Dinner: Beer It's What's For Dinner: Now if it was some really hot chick I've always wanted to bang, that's a different story. But don't tell my gf that.

And no, I'm not saying my gf is ugly at all, just to get that out of the way.


Pics?
 
2010-09-15 10:29:57 AM  
Ron T Davenport: Beer It's What's For Dinner: Beer It's What's For Dinner: Now if it was some really hot chick I've always wanted to bang, that's a different story. But don't tell my gf that.

And no, I'm not saying my gf is ugly at all, just to get that out of the way.

Pics?


i169.photobucket.com

/not homeschooled
 
2010-09-15 10:48:10 AM  
A Jewish businessman at a convention sees a young lady in a tight slit skirt and low-cut top walk over to him and she whispers into his ear "Hi, I'm Amy. Guess what I'm selling?" The businessman thinks a second, then says "The same thing I'd like to buy?" They head up to his room.
After the convention is over, to his disgust, he finds he's picked up the clap. At the following year's convention he spots her again. Before she can make her come-on, he says in a loud voice "Nu, Amy, what're you selling this year? The plague?"
/I understand this joke dates back to the Gilded Age.
 
2010-09-15 10:57:23 AM  
The_Pole_Of_Justice: I'd call that a _____.

The best I ever had.


Thank you. I was beginning to think I was going to have to do it.

THE BEST I EVER HAD!
 
2010-09-15 11:00:31 AM  
Beer It's What's For Dinner: Ron T Davenport: Beer It's What's For Dinner: Beer It's What's For Dinner: Now if it was some really hot chick I've always wanted to bang, that's a different story. But don't tell my gf that.

And no, I'm not saying my gf is ugly at all, just to get that out of the way.

Pics?



/not homeschooled


Me-ow. Congratulations. Seriously. Well done.
 
2010-09-15 11:21:37 AM  
Ron T Davenport: Me-ow. Congratulations. Seriously. Well done.

I'm Elling O'Ell.
 
2010-09-15 11:57:26 AM  
Academics came to the conclusion after measuring brain activity in emotional areas of the mind, while volunteers carried out a number of activities including shopping and watching an erotic film.
They found a coupon or free gift with a jar of Marmite or a loaf of Kingsmill bread gave them just as much excitement as the pornography.


So not actually sex but pornography. Which is a different farking ballpark to sex.

I'd be curious to see the results of men vs women. Women are obsessed with finding bargains. I live near an outlet shopping place and it's full of women buying ugly designer label rejects.
 
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