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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hail..... retail.......!!!!

Well on Saturday, I went for a hangout with a close friend after a long time. My friend is getting married in a few months and is thus very optimistic about receiving gifts,  so I shopped for a few items for myself in a well known mall. When we were at the cash counter, I noticed a peculiar thing that I had notice earlier too but in a very subtle manner; this time it struck me, probably because now I am a blogger and it gave me another thing to crib about...Haha!

       Now, what I noticed is people purchase stuff worth thousands. They put each and every thing in their trolley that their ‘nazar’ falls upon. Thus, at the already congested cash counter, they arrive like a supplier of goods rather then a customer. But, while the stuff is being billed, they suddenly recall the usefulness of everything. And then begin discarding not-so-useful-ones, one by one. More than half of the stuff in the trolley is sometimes dumped at the cash counter only. And the mall management had two runners deployed only to return these dumped items onto their respective shelves! Well! The open retailing coupled with the credit card system has given us a new hope of owning all the things we could only dream of, though on credit. 

But however on a serious note, credit is credit, no matter in whatever form it may come.  

19 comments:

  1. hehe.. some people are just born to shop!

    Others shoplift!

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  3. hi Abhinav

    thanks :)

    yaa correct :)

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  4. i will get married too in few years down the line...i always will remain optimistic about the gift part :)

    on a serious note...credit cards have given people the option to shop as much as they want never mind even if they have that much of bank bal or not at the moment. However, recently I have noticed that people are now avoiding the usage of credit cards as everyone is worried about their job. They are worried that what if tomorrow they loose their job, how will they pay their credit bills.

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  5. hii Gayathri

    thanks :)

    yaa be optimistic, it will pay in long run ;D


    yes yaar the entire root of the retail boom is the credit card mess, we are spending on the things we don't actually need with the money we don't actually own.

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  6. Nice stuff! The concept of credit card coupled with the mall thing has enabled folks to buy some luxuries that once they would have never dreamt about. And yes, you grab the stuff you lay your hands on and later realize that you don't "need" them. Once again, whatever credit card and other things..the "need" beats the "want"!

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  7. hii Insignia

    thanks for this wonderful comment :)

    yaa exactly, thats why retail is booming like never before !

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  8. I know.. How irritatin tht situation is.. wen u r waitin fr d billin nd ppl r standing on the counter nd segregating wat thy wnt nd wat nt... these kind of ppl dnt value thr nd othrs time...

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  9. hi Teddy

    thanks for the comment :)

    yaa this is one kind of un-civic behavior too ..:

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  10. observation at its best......:)
    well i know re....par we indians are still careful about credit.....dont you feel :)

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  11. Hi Aditi

    thanks yaar :)

    ya we used to be careful once, now we are spending like never before....

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  12. heehhe... :P i hate it when people do that :( i hate spending so much time to shop and to accompany others who take so much time. yeah even though im a girl, i hate shopping for so long when im short of cash (which is always the situation) :(
    nice and hatke post :) :)

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  13. Hi Mads

    thanks for the comment:)

    u seem to be a rare species hehehe

    yaa I hate such nonsensical queues too yaar :)

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  14. These are indecisive shoppers and some is due to this visual shopping we are gifted by these malls, i have also seen the pile ups at billing counter:)
    But above all Indian are still VFM consumers and not as much mindless shoppers as other countrymen are:)

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  15. hello maam

    thanks a lot for the comments :)

    yaa, we sometimes shop like crazy, but are still careful about the pricing part :)

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  16. Credit card is an enemy and must be treated the same way...Recently dumped it and both of us sweared that we wud use them only for the purpose of buking air tickets to my hometown- Kolkata...

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  17. Hi gunjan

    thanks for the thoughtful comment:)

    yaa, credit is credit, whatever form it may take..and by the way, I simply love the idols of Durgama the artisans make during Durgapuja festival :)

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  18. Hi, nice post, that happens to me occassionally...

    Haiku poetry

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  19. Hi Workhard

    Thanks a lot for visiting :)

    ya, it happens..we tend to ignore the bill amount when we use a credit card, that leads to over shopping.......

    keep coming :)

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