Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Impulse Buying

Have you ever been in the check out lane at the store and been drawn in by the variety of goods staring right at you. It's almost like they speak to you. Daniel is always drawn in by the cheap toys and Michael the gift cards. Neil is a sucker for the different trading cards. We can all admit to purchasing some random item that spoke directly to our souls.

That's the whole point of these racks in the checkout lane. The impulse buys as they call them. I've seen quite a few things in these aisles but I have to admit that I have never seen pregnancy tests hanging out in them. Tylenol, yes. Tampons, yes. Pregnancy test, no. Does one stand in the line, patiently waiting, radar in on the pregnancy test and think, "oh man, I should get one of those!" Now, maybe people do, but I found it odd. Maybe those who are trying to get pregnant stock up. I guess that could make sense. Maybe I should have asked the cashier what the statistics were for the pregnancy test purchases.

How's this for another question...is a Dollar Store (where everything is $1) pregnancy test as accurate as one that costs almost 10 times more???

4 comments:

Tresa said...

LOL, think I have only seen that once and it was at a dollar store.

FIreball said...

ROFLMBO... How funny.

J-Lynne Partridge said...

I just love it...They have them like that in Idaho thats why i even pointed it out...A friend and i have had that conversation before. I seem to think its ridiculous. You would think something like a pregnancy test would be important enough to spring for the more expensive one just to make sure its accurate...but maybe thats just my opinon...

J.R. and Michelle said...

I agree that it's an odd thing to put by the register. Once I was in the store looking for one, and couldn't find them and when asking for assistance I was told to check by the register.... huh?

Oh and a $$store pregnancy test is how I found out I was pregnant with Myah. Of course I then went out and spent 14.00 on another one just to make sure. If you find the logic in that one let me know.... lol!