Explainer: Major tips to avoid too much online shopping

Explainer: Major tips to avoid too much online shopping

Recently, major sales from online shops happened, especially during the “11.11” sale that took place last November 11. Other than that, online shops are also preparing for the upcoming “12.12” sale on December 12.

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KAMI learned that there are tips you can do to avoid too much online shopping.

In a report by ABS-CBN News, financial literacy advocate Armand Bengco has given a major tip on how to avoid online shopping.

For Bengco, the best way to refrain from online shopping is to avoid it.

"Kung iyong tao na nalululong na sa regular shopping sa mga malalaking mall, umiwas ka sa mall... pinakamagandang pag-iwas diyan, avoid being online," he said in DZMM’s program “Sakto.”

"Maski nag-aaral ka online o nakikipag-communicate, pag-close mo ng SMS message mo, lalabas 'yong advertisement noong online shopping mall," he added.

Bengco also explained the effects of algorithms or artificial intelligence on consumers.

"Kapag ikaw minsan nag-search ng [kunyari] motorsiklo, lahat na ng tungkol sa motorsiklo, ipapaalam sa'yo. Ino-notify ka kahit hindi mo hinahanap," he said.

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According to Money Crashers, there are also other ways to stop being so into online shopping. Here are some of their tips:

  • Block the online shops
  • Remove credit card details from the retailers’ sites
  • Declutter your clothes
  • Wait for 24 hours or more before purchasing to know if you really want or need the item
  • Unsubscribe from all the retailer newsletters
  • Save money for things that really matter
  • Do some online window shopping first

Shop wisely!

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