Buyer's Remorse

Buyer's remorse is the feeling of regret after a purchase. It is frequently associated with the purchase of higher value items such as a car or house. It may stem from a sense of not wishing to be wrong, of guilt over extravagance or from feeling that one has been persuaded by a salesman - at least that is what the wiki says about it.

Sometimes, as this Shoebox cartoon indicates, decisions, even important ones, cannot be reversed.. and we are faced with learning and adapting in the aftermath of those decisions. Mostly I think about cars when I think about this phenomenon - have I told you about my oil-consuming VW Rabbit? Any decisions or purchases that you are remorseful about?


  1. I have buyers remorse about clothes. Why did I just buy a new pair of pants online when I don't work outside my home anymore and I really didn't need them? On the other hand they are the roll down waist style and might be perfect for me as I sit in a wheelchair. I need to try them on before I feel too guilty :-) They weren't very expensive !

  2. Cathy's admission about clothes hit home. Not trying them on before I buy them. When home sometimes they don't fit or are big time ugly when worn. Why do I do that?

  3. I have "buyer's remorse" every time my my volition is enticed and lured by my flesh to believe the promises of sin and to buy into deception and craftiness of a well designed temptation.

  4. Clothes ~~ They have magic mirrors in the dressing room. I looked adorable in the two dresses I tried on and bought.

    However, at home in my mirror I was totally disgusted and wondered how I had put on 50 pounds from the store to home.

    So I guess I buy a new mirror. HaHaHa.

  5. Hmmm, good question. I don't buy much so have no buyer's remorse but I do regret some of my past parenting decisions.


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