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Pushing the button…

Pushing the damn button….  Why can’t I just “finish checkout”?  I fill my cart with all these lovely things, then leave them there, waiting….. I have missed GREAT sales, I have even had the NERVE to leave things in my cart that had “only 1 left-ORDER SOON!”. Which of course was gone when I returned to my cart hours later, causing me to order from someplace different and now I have to wait 17-28 days for arrival.  Ugh Singapore!   Christmas shopping is the worst!  I start early and then leave it all in my cart for days, weeks! I have even been known to leave MULTIPLE carts in checkout limbo, sometimes with overlapping merchandise.

What is the finality of “checkout”? Does it mean my “shopping trip” has come to an end? The adrenaline is gone?  Am I just so sure I can find a better bargain if I just hold on a little while longer?   The worst part is that I am fully aware.  I consciously get up and walk away from my cart mid checkout, even as late as the shipping information/billing page.  There is no logical reason for this procrastination. I do not even believe in procrastination-productive should have been my middle name. I do not get it!  I think of myself as a pretty decisive person, and not commitment shy, (married 14 years), but give me a virtual shopping cart and I will not usually commit at first “proceed to checkout”.

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