Shopping Discussion Questions
- How often do you go shopping?
- How would you describe your shopping style?
How are the shopping styles of different family members and friends?
- Do you prefer to buy things that are trendy or timeless?
- What are your favorite places to shop for groceries, clothing, electronics, etc.? Why?
- How much online shopping do you do? What are your favorite shopping sites?
- How often do people you know buy things from home shopping channels on TV?
- Do you have any special shopping rituals? (things you wear, food breaks, post-shopping fashion shows, etc.)
- Are you a bargain shopper? Do you compare prices before purchasing?
- Do you like to haggle over prices? Are you good at it? Where/When have you haggled?
- What was the most expensive item you ever purchased? Was it an impulse buy?
- Do you often return merchandise? How do you feel when you do so?
- What is your biggest shopping regret?
- Do you know any0one who is a compulsive shopper?
- 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)?
- 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?
- 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.)
- 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
- regret: A feeling of sorrow, disappointment, distress, or remorse about something that one wishes could be different.
- impulse: A sudden wish or urge to do something
- trendy: Of or in accord with the latest fad or fashion
- timeless: Seemingly unaffected by time; ageless
- rituals: A 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