[Think Twice before Online Shopping]
By: LI Yanan, Nana (Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall)
For women, there is no trouble which cannot be solved by shopping. With the convenience of online shopping nowadays, shopping is no longer women’s favourite activity but for men as well. It is no wonder how much happiness shopping can bring to cope your spiritual and material needs. The rapid development of electronic commerce has created so many benefits. However, no garden is without weeds. It is easy for online shopping to deprive consumers of their reasoning.
For instance, sellers often stimulate desires to purchase by discounts. Sometimes consumers tend to buy goods they do not really need, but only do so because it is cheap. Also, as cash is not necessary for online shopping, consumers usually do not think they have spent a lot until they check their monthly statements. Therefore, please stay clear-minded when you shop online. Don’t lose your head when you see the word ‘DISCOUNT’. If you like something, it would be better to save it on your wish list first and check it after several days. Believe me, you are likely to start having doubts about your earlier judgement over an item or two. If you still want to buy, then just go ahead. All in all, think twice before you buy.
文: 李亞男 (胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)