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Date: 05/19/11 07:00 AM

40 Responses to How Malls Make You Buy

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8012 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    Link: How Malls Make You Buy - Insight into how malls are designed to `give you the urge` to buy their merchandise.
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    Kiaran123 Male 30-39
    114 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 7:17 am
    I never trusted them malls.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35649 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 7:19 am

    IKEA = HELL.

    Their maze isn`t working either. I hated running the maze so much on my fist visit I never went back.

    Don`t tell me there are shortcuts. They all lead back to a place I`ve already seen.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3062 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 7:30 am
    1:16 what the crap is mewzack?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 7:55 am
    Bacon_pie: Muzak is general known as `elevator music`, It`s mainly synthesized down toned versions of top 40 songs with no singing.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2705 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:14 am
    I don`t get it, I never have a problem finding my car, but more importantly, I never buy more than I came in for...

    its the same for Ikea, if I am there for a specific item, I`ll wonder the store and play on furniture, but at the end of the day I`ve only bought what I originally came in there for.

    is this just a testament to the weak will power of the average consumer?
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:16 am
    gotta agree with gerry on this, I absolutely hate going to ikea.
    I literally feel sick if I have to go
    doesn`t help that the mrs likes to wander around the apartment bits and I like to bypass it asap
    ikea is a guaranteed argument
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:21 am
    [quote">what the crap is mewzack[/quote">

    It`s actually muzak. It`s the piped in music that you hear in stores, restaurants, elevators, etc. If you hear a recent top 20 song as a mellow instrumental, and you can just make out what song it is, THAT is muzak. Muzak
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:22 am
    Crap! They screwed up things again with that Meebo bar I guess. I did the quote correctly. Maybe I need to go to the mall to shop and relieve some stress. No, that place just causes more stress. Which is why I avoid it as much as possible.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35649 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I hate Ikea. I went once and never returned.
    I hate Ikea more than cats.
    I hate Ikea more than hipsters.
    I hate Ikea more than CrakrJak hates bathing.

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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:51 am
    .....people are drating sheep. When i go shopping, I go and buy what I planned on buying. I don`t see how that is so damned difficult for people.
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    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 9:00 am
    I think a lot of it, too, has to do with people`s lack of self-control. I just keep my financial situation in mind, and if I see something I want but don`t need... pass it by. The thing is, most people don`t do that, so all these sneaky ways of doing things are targeted at those types. Money speaks: stop impulse buying, and maybe our stores will be nicer places to visit.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 9:13 am
    D: Ikea`s my favorite store ever. I guess I take it as a direct challenge to my intelligence to see if I can navigate the labyrinth. :)

    Heh, also where else in the Midwest can you find reasonably priced imported Swedish foodstuffs?
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4029 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 9:24 am
    Ooohohh I love the mall! Funfunfun!

    I have never been to an Ikea. I think I`m glad.
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    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 9:41 am
    Casinos work in the same way.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35649 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Oystah - "I have never been to an Ikea. I think I`m glad"

    First you think, "this stuff is nice. And so Affordable!"
    Then you`re like "where`s kitchen? I can`t find Kitchen suff."
    Then you`re "All I want is a stupid wooden spoon!"
    You find the wooden spoon, but when you look there is no exit!
    You can`t go back, no registers.
    You ask a Sales person who points you to a Short Cut but it leads back to an area you have already seen.
    Hours later you find the registers and you bag your own stuff so I hope you didn`t pick up anything heavy.

    NOW the fun starts.

    Barriers are set up just outside the exit.
    You cannot take the cart or your purchase farther than 20 feet.
    You have to leave your stuff there and go get your car.
    You wait in line with the other cars hoping no one stole your stuff and burning expensive gas.
    FINALLY you can get your stuff. No one to help load.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4029 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 10:15 am
    vv Yup, I`m glad.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6257 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 10:59 am
    I haven`t been to a mall in ten years. They creep me out, sucks the humanity right out of you. There is a reason that a mall is <i>the</i> classic zombie venue.
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    apttodo Female 18-29
    796 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 11:05 am
    Nothing really like the overgate in Dundee, with and entire side of the building a clear-glass window. Fair enough it looks onto a church...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35649 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Why go to a mall?
    Anything I want is much cheeper at WalMart.

    Except movies. I go to the drive in for those.

    mall movies are WAY too spensive
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    711 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 11:26 am
    why all the hungry beast shizzle? let`s have some variety please...
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    The aspects intended to force me into a store and away from the central corridor are the very same aspects that keep me away from the mall all together.
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    AC Slater`s Australian?
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4340 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    there is no mall where i live now, no mall, no supermarket, no traffic lights, nothing. just hills and trees and sky.
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    mts2457 Female 18-29
    535 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    1:13 cankles 1:16 muZAK
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    pixels Male 40-49
    44 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    @evanbartlett - I agree. When I have to go to a mall, my resistance to this makes me depressed and many times I leave without buying anything.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    recorded background music transmitted by radio, telephone, or satellite to built-in sets in offices, restaurants, waiting rooms, etc

    it isn`t just his accent, its a real thing. Just in case you didn`t know. Couldn`t tell.

    I hate shopping in shopping malls.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    i love the mall,this is probably because I never bring more than 30 bucks with me, enough for a meal and maybe one small thing.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25348 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    Its kinda true but if you stay smart you dont get sucked in by the system, btw, wats with all the Hungry beast eps on here. ITs almost showing just that on here
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    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
    1374 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    The mall turns me into a zombie.
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    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    I hate going to the mall, been a couple years since I stepped foot in one.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    there seems to be a lot of australian links lately
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    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    Oh is this the hungry beast website?
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm
    Apparently the malls have never taken on my wife. They broke the mold on "penny pincher" when she was born.
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    WadeisBored Male 18-29
    34 posts
    May 20, 2011 at 12:31 am
    whyme73 - "Oh is this the hungry beast website?"


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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 20, 2011 at 1:38 am
    i tend to do 2-3 massive shops in a year for clothes, but i know which shops i like, what i like, and its simple
    i cant understand impulse buying, you always get crap you dont want. dont do it kids
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 20, 2011 at 4:54 am
    I hate malls, because of to many people, to much noise and crying babies.

    The only time I use my wallet is when I need food, but I only buy the cheapest food like tin cans and big frozen packages of fish and vegetable. the avrg cost of my diner is 5.4 dollars with is extremely cheap in my country where the avrg people eat for 25.5 dollars

    and the last time I bought new clothing was last year and it was because it was on 75% sale...

    no I don`t look like a hobbo, I look like the avrg guy without buying 1000 dollars of clothing.
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    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 12:32 am
    I`ve never been an impulse buyer, occasionally something will catch me, but my one friend is the epitome of impulse buying, the random junk they put up at registers were put there just for her.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 8:36 am
    Yes, to the Ikea disorientation! I went to a HUGE one in Edmonton and within 20 mins of wandering I was so disoriented and nauseous that I was absolutely desperate to find a window just so I could mentally re-orient myself. (Found a small one in a corner on the 2nd floor). If I hadn`t found that window, they`d have been cleaning up my puke. On the other hand I also have a legendary LACK of sense of direction and get motion sick so very, very easily...
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    djadub Male 13-17
    26 posts
    May 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    lol carpet=baby zebra

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