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Apparently drunk shopping is a problem

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:52 pm
by John Q. Public
If you’ve ever woken up after a night of drinking with a headache and some alarming bank notifications, you aren’t alone: Nearly half of American adults admit to regularly shopping while drunk — and it appears to be getting worse.

Americans spent an average of $448 per person in drunk purchases in 2017, nearly double what they did in 2016, a new survey of 2,000 adults from shopping comparison site found. That would equate to billions of dollars on drunk shopping per year nationwide, the authors said. Men are responsible for more drunk spending than women: $564 versus $282. Generation X spent the most on drunk purchases, averaging $738 last year — more than triple the amount ($206) that millennials spent. ... 3-06#false

It says some online retailers even have sales after 9:00 PM to capitalize on it and I guess others might not want to capitalize on it due to the number of items that are returned by people's sober selves. And, yes, there's an app for that. I guess you set limits on how much you can spend and Drinkpay cuts you off when you've reached it. Or you can hook your phone up to a breathalyzer and it locks your phone's browser at a certain level of inebriation. Except it has a function that allows you to go over your limit to pay for an Uber.

I've never had the problem, but oooohkay.

Re: Apparently drunk shopping is a problem

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:08 pm
by Hanna
Do they ever try to return the merchandise? Or hide the fact from their mates - if they have any?