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5 Sneaky Ways Stores Make You Overspend

In-Store Demos and Samples http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fb2/markets/supermarket-free-samples.jpgThe free food samples in the grocery store aren’t there just to keep your belly full when shoppingAccording to Woroch, studies show consumers who touch a product are more likely to buy it then someone who hasn’t. “This strange effect is likely caused because once you touch an item, you feel a greater sense of ownership,” she says. “To counter this trick, stick to window shopping until you're certain you're ready to buy.”The Play to Our Bargain-Obsessed Culture http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fb2/news/DVD-sales.jpgIn this era of daily deals and discount codes, consumers are used to getting a bargain.However, experts say bargain hunters end up spending more money in total than their less “frugal” counterparts. “People are increasingly obsessed with what they're saving, they lose sight of what they're spending,” says Kit Yarrow, author of Decoding the New Consum...

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