The bane of consumerism is that people voluntarily buy things that they don’t need or want for its own sake.
By some estimates nearly 80% of American consumers buy some products on an impulsive whim, products or things that they will use once or twice or regret buying moments after purchase.
Consumer purchases should always be predicted on a “need versus want” basis. Consumers should also ask if they want to deal with maintenance costs or storage space requirements.
Or, ask yourself if the product will be used more than once. Here are seven common impulse buys Americans soon come to regret.