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This might sound a bit stupid, but why do you think you shop? for distraction? need? compulsion? approval? education? Why?

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      Nathalie Girard wrote Mar 3, 2012
    • I’m just asking this because I work in a gift shop in a ski station and I don’t understand why people spend half their time in shops when there is skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, awesome mountains peace and quiet around. I would really like to be enlightened on how spending time choosing a new picture frame or key chain makes people feel happier. Really, I DON‘T UNDERSTAND. ENLIGHTEN ME!!!




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 4, 2012
    • I don’t understand either.  I shop because I’m out of something.

      In the case of gift shops like yours, buying that keychain gives a long term link to that very temporary vacation.

      When I travel I check out the gift shops to do my Christmas shopping, hoping I can find something different for my kids than what I’d find at home.  I look for locally made things, not just more made in China junk.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 4, 2012
    • What Tulip said. I totally agree.

      I live in a place filled with China made junk. When I travel I look for something handmade somewhere else than here that will connect me with my vacation.

      When we went to Alaska, a very beautiful place with scenery galore, I spent a good amount of time in some of the shops. I bought a beautiful pair of silver earings made by a local artist. I wear them nearly every day and it reminds me of a beautiful vacation.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 4, 2012
    • For me it is reminders of the trip. But I try not to spends all my time in stores unless that was the point of the trip.




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      Diane17 wrote Mar 4, 2012
    • I actually don’t do any shopping outside of grocery shopping.




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      Frannie1964 wrote Mar 4, 2012
    • Well, on trips I shop to bring something home that will remind me of the trip I took as well the pics of course. But other then that when at home and shopping, I shop when I need something or in my case. It’s a compulsive thing. I am a shopaholic! What can I say, it’s a fact.




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      Linda L wrote Mar 4, 2012
    • I love shopping! For me I browse more than purchase. I can be in any store forever. If I was in your gift store, I’ll check out the neat things and you’ll wonder if I will ever leave.




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      Trishski wrote Mar 6, 2012
    • I love shopping too!  There’s nothing better that finding that perfect gift for someone else, or for myself.  Wouldn’t spend an entire vacation doing it, but I do find it very theraputic.




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      Angelcart wrote Mar 8, 2012
    • I guess I’m weird because I’ve gotten to were I hate to shop.  I used to buy Harley shirts everywhere we stopped but I but burned out on buying them.  So, on my trips I enjoy the scenery, taking pictures, restaraunts, etc.  Not shopping.  Plus on a motorcyle you don’t have that much room to bring back gifts.




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      Nathalie Girard wrote Mar 8, 2012
    • I collect small pebbles from wherever I go. I have a plate with pebbles from all over the world. I like to think I have a stone from the dead sea, the red sea, the black sea, petra in jordan, the great lakes in canada, etc, all sitting right next to one another. And the result is so lovely too with all the different shapes, patterns and colors! For me that is worth much more than any industrial object made by a company that probably never set foot in the area.




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