Don’t get me wrong. I did not start this day in solidarity with the Adbusters’ Buy Nothing Day campaign. In fact, I was a tad perturbed by the request to buy nothing on such a huge shopping day. On further exploration, I found that outside of the audacious request, the campaign seeks to remind us to really think about what we are buying‚ why we are buying it‚ and whether we really need it at all.
Hmmm…it appears that the folks at adbusters have been reading our savvy bargain shoppers’ handbook; we’ve been thinking–deeply–about the purchases we make all the time anyway. We may get excited by the hunt for affordable treasures, but we are not afraid to return empty-handed.
Today, I store-hopped, I tried stuff on, I bought nothing. And, this is the outcome of my shopping expeditions more often than not.