Tryer Or Buyer? What Kind of Shopper Are You?

Tryer Or Buyer? What Kind of Shopper Are You?

There is no bigger challenge known to women than shopping for an outfit, and those tackling this most important tasks usually fall into one of three categories.

The first I will call Buyer. The Buyer spends time perusing the rails, being fairly selective in what they pick, but inevitably ends up with a handful of items that they cannot choose between. The Buyer, seemingly acting on impulse but perhaps the wisest of them all, purchases every single item. Favouring having too much to choose from compared to too little, the Buyer justifies this action with the misguided belief that they will try them later, and then return the ones they do not use. If they are as strong-willed as they appear, one item may be returned.

The polar opposite is the Tryer. The Tryer has fewer standards, grabbing anything that looks remotely wearable and at times even dismissing the laws of size. The Tryer makes multiple trips to the changing rooms, sighing with relief when they’re told they can take 6 items a time, sobbing when it’s only 4. The Tryer is the bane of all Shop Assistants’ lives, trying on absolutely everything before going back to the outfit they first came across. The Tryer will make a bold decision and buy the one item, perhaps later regretting it.

Finally we have the In-betweener. The In-betweener is the worst of them all, combining the dangerous traits of both the Buyer and the Tryer. The In-betweener will waste a lifetime trailing through shops, trying on numerous outfits, hassling members of staff for sizes and colours that are not on display, before reluctantly having to make the decision that all shoppers alike, regardless of age, race, religion or nationality, strive to avoid: return home empty-handed, or buy something ugly. The In-betweener rarely makes a purchase, but spends more time attempting to than any other type of shopper!

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So, are you a masterful shopper, getting what you want when you want it, or are you still dabbling in one of these three approaches before you establish which type works for you? Maybe next time you go shopping for womens accessories try spicing things up a little and take a different approach to normal. You may want to plan this before you go though, as the last thing you want is to be flitting between all 3 at once – that will be sure to end in a shopping disaster!