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7/20/2006

What kind of a shopper are you?


I believe that shoppers can apparently be classified as: recreational shoppers and non-recreational shoppers. "Recreational shoppers, as its name suggests, are people who shop for fun. The "non-recreational" type shop only when they need to. According to a survey by an international consumer market research group, the highest percentage of "recreational shoppers" are in the Asia-Pacific. The No.1 countries are Hong Kong and Indonesia, both with 93% of the people surveyed who shop for fun. The U.S. and U.K. have 68% and 34% recreational shoppers respectively.The survey results actually makes sense. Living in a city, such as Hong Kong, there are really little one does in ones' free time. Whenever I am in Hong Kong, 90% of the time I go out (non-work related) is for shopping. By shopping, I could mean all kinds of shopping -window shopping, grocery shopping, target shopping etc. Because afterall, if I don't go shopping, what else is there fun to do in the city? The conclusion? It is logical that there are more recreational shoppers in city since there is less to do (and a lot more shops and products to choose from.) So let me ask, are you a recreational, or a non-recreational shopper?

5 comments:

JCC said...

i can sometimes be a recreational shopper and sometimes a non recreational shopper, it depends on my mood, and depends if i get comments from whoever,as in anyone, i think you know what i mean :) but basically , i think i am a recreational shopper! gulo ko!! hahahahahahha!! shocks, i love HK, nice pic, makes me feel like im there kuno, hehehe

Ms. MS said...

of course you know me better, hahaha!! you know how much I love to shop, that's my hobby! I'm always on the GO....if only shops can open at 6am, i can still GO! That's why i love HK, most shops are open till midnight. Then I love Walmart in Las Vegas, 24 HRS open, WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

im definitely a recreational shopper. i read this exact article somewhere, i forgot where....

BSM said...

I love shopping, only if i'm with my BM - my beloved mom ! coz she gets to buy eveything for me :)

bbf said...

I'm a recreatrional shopper, that's the only exercise I get... How i wish window shopping would become an olympic event, finally, a sport where i could excel. I'm sure a lot of you could relate.