Shopping Discussion Questions

shoppingShopping Discussion Questions

  1. How often do you go shopping?  
  2. How would you describe your shopping style?
    How are the shopping styles of different family members and friends?
  3. Do you prefer to buy things that are trendy or timeless?
  4. What are your favorite places to shop for groceries, clothing, electronics, etc.? Why?
  5. How much online shopping do you do?  What are your favorite shopping sites?
  6. How often do people you know buy things from home shopping channels on TV?
  7. Do you have any special shopping rituals? (things you wear, food breaks, post-shopping fashion shows, etc.)
  8. Are you a bargain shopper? Do you compare prices before purchasing? 
  9. Do you like to haggle over prices?  Are you good at it? Where/When have you haggled?
  10. What was the most expensive item you ever purchased? Was it an impulse buy?
  11. Do you often return merchandise?  How do you feel when you do so?
  12. What is your biggest shopping regret?
  13. Do you know any0one who is a compulsive shopper?
  14. Do you prefer shopping alone or with someone?  Who is your favorite shopping buddy? 
    Do you enjoy shopping with your family members (parents, siblings, cousins)?
  15. How important are brand names to you?  Would you pay extra for the same quality merchandise because it has a brand name? What are your favorite brands?
  16. What do you think are the biggest differences between shopping in Korea, China & other places like the U.S., Europe, or S.E. Asia?  (cost, service, selection, etc.)
  17. What do you think are the most significant gender-based differences in shopping habits and attitudes?  (How do men & women shop differently?)


  • haggle: an act of negotiating or arguing over the terms of a purchase
  • regretfeeling of sorrow, disappointment, distress, or remorse about something that one wishes could be different.
  • impulsesudden wish or urge to do something
  • trendy: Of or in accord with the latest fad or fashion
  • timelessSeemingly unaffected by time; ageless
  • rituals: set of actions that are conducted routinely in the same manner
  • compulsive shopper: someone who shows an excessive desire to buy articles of all kinds

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