My love for shopping
Once when we traveled across country, I made my husband stop at least once in each state to check out the major malls. I even planned a vacation once for St. Paul just so I could go to the Mall of the Americas. I do mostly window shopping there. That way I can see the full retail price of what is current and popular. However, unless it is a unique item, I avoid buying. There are better places for that.
I often purchase big ticket items at outlets and clearance centers, my favorite being JC Penney’s. You would not believe how many of them I have visited on the East Coast alone. I use the internet more and more to check out what manufacturers and distributors are red lining. It saves me time and bother bother for who has exactly what I need in stock.
Still my favorite way to shop is a trip to a good local outdoor flea market. Time, location, and traffic play in but if one plays it right, the things that come home were bought below cost. For example at the Aloha Bowl in Honolulu mu mus and other wearing apparel at less than the price of wholesale clothing. Naturally I bought several as souvenirs of our trip to Hawaii.
Yes, indeed, I love to shop.