Thursday, 27 March 2014

The Shopaholic Couple

This Post won the Grand Prize in the Go Paisa BlogAdda Contest

Mrs. Mishra & Mr. Mishra both loved to shop.

But, their shopping styles were vastly different.

Mrs. Mishra, who was judicious about money & concerned about savings, based her buying decisions on factors like the cost-price, Sale, discount, coupons, cashback, bargain etc.

On the other hand, Mr.Mishra was a spendthrift, who never bothered about all these factors.

Mr.Mishra loved visiting the brick-and-mortar stores, especially at the Airports, as he was a frequent-flier.
If he liked something, he had to pick it... PRICE NO BAR!
And Mr. Mishra HATED SALE. His idea was that Sale disposed off unwanted items!

All the above was the cause of great rift & quarrels between the two otherwise peaceful couple.

Just imagine! Shopping can cause tensions too!

Marital tension is an absolute NO-NO!

It was their anniversary and both wanted to buy gifts.

That's when Mrs.Mishra introduced Mr.Mishra to the new website online that had great deals and discount offers, that too 365 days a year!

As she had registered, she had coupons to be used for her purchase!

What's more, they would get cashback to their account based on the total amount they shopped!

Mr.Mishra realized that it was great bargain as he found all his favorite brands right there in the same website.

He could pick whatever he liked that too in consultation with his wife right there in the comfort of their own home!

He felt blessed that he has such a smart & economical wife who took care of his finances.

Swallowing his ego, he confessed it to Mrs.Mishra, who blushed!

They shopped together, taking each other's likes into consideration. So, they bought exactly what they wanted!

There was no sulking about - "Why did you buy this?" , "You know I don't like this colour!" , "It's too costly!" , "I don't wear this brand!"... and they avoided the N number of fights they used to have earlier!

Online shopping proved to be a WIN-WIN situation!

This year they had the best anniversary gifts ever!



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38 comments:

  1. Good Post Anita, it is quite usual in all of ours life...

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    1. Thanks Alok :) Technology can help in our busy lives :)

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  2. Nice post. Online-shopping is a very good option these days... but recently, just to experiment I bought some trinkets and a saree-on-discount offer, all to my dismay- the major problem in online shopping is that we don't get to know the real texture (e.g. clothes) and size (e.g. beads in jewellery) !! So I would suggest better avoid certain items unless they are the heavy brands !

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    1. Thanks a lot for the appreciation & for sharing your experience.
      Yes, we must be safe and stick to the well-known brands that assure good quality.
      Online Shopping does enable us to return/exchange the items in case we are not satisfied with the texture, style or size... I had a great experience as there were no Qns asked & the item was picked from my door & cash was refunded to my account that I instantly used to re-order another garment :)

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  3. Hehe story with a moral! :)

    Lovely take Anita!

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    1. He He Soumya! Time to pick up gifts online :)
      Thanks a lot :);

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    1. Thanks Arul :) (There's no 'h' in my name, please!)

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  5. haha I love anthing to do with Shopping ...!! :D

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    1. Yes Naba! Shopaholics unite :)

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  6. Ha! I am shopaphobic :) Good to know that the unavoidable shopping can be done online at bargain prices :)

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    1. Yes, Sureshji! Shop smartly at the click of a mouse-button!
      Whether Shopaholic or Shopaphobic - no problems!!!

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  7. Good feature & life style post. The shopalcoholic in me makes me shop and I'm a bit like Mr Mishra but don't discard bargain:)

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    1. Thanks Vishal!
      Yes, I have seen quite a number of people who are averse to the finer Shopping terms! Better be a smart-shopper & make sure to welcome bargain :)

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  8. Online shopping is a boon in today's lifestyle. Very well told with the story.

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    1. Yes indeed! Thanks Indrani! :)

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    1. Thanks Amrita :) Glad you liked it!

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  10. Lovely post as usual..although felt you curtailed a lot...Would have loved to read more on d topic from you

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    1. You wanted more details, Nikhil? I felt extra details will make the Post lengthy & the reader might lose interest. Earlier, I used to write detailed posts with loads of info & then stopped after getting the feedback...
      However, thanks for sharing your view. Will keep this in mind for my future posts :)

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  11. You really come up with some good ideas for these contests no?? :) all the best!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Seeta for your appreciation & wishes!
      I love Contests & they bring out such ideas :)

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  12. that was really a very nice idea .. all the best for contest :)

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    1. Thanks Ankur! Glad you liked it :)

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  13. I think everyone loves shopping whether he is a man or woman, woman are more famous for this because they spend easily, but men has to think about every other problems, but if they will also get a chance, then will not be back from spending more money than any woman.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & for sharing your views. True that everyone loves shopping. Some are wise/smart shoppers :) Mostly women are more budget-conscious than men. But, there are exceptions too!
      Online shopping makes sense as we save money with great deals.

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  14. An indeed good post keeping in view the benefits of e-commerce and Go-paisa...Nicely done...They must be loving it :-).

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    1. Thanks Jayanta :)
      You are a great judge. Team GoPaisa loved this post so much that they chose it as a winner of the grand prize :)

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    1. Thanks Khushboo for sharing the great news :)

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    1. Thanks Bushra! Congrats to you too :)

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  17. Interesting info, Anita. :) Online shopping will become even more addictive :P :D

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation, Moon :)
      Yes, online shopping is convenient, addictive & economical :)

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